Details have been disclosed today about the new Winter update named You & I. Read more to find out what this update means.
The fight system (combat) is a fundamental system in MapleStory. Players voiced their opinions and concerns on this very important part of the game. The developers were thinking how they can make hunting more enjoyable and fun for players. But how?
DYNAMIC, CONTROL and TENSION. These are the three keywords that are important to the new fight system. To have a more dynamic fight system that requires more efficient control and more tension while being on the hunting field.
In addition, elements such as MULTI KILL and COMBO KILL were added. This will increase the amount of fun you can have on the hunting field while creating better control of your character. Also, all hunting fields will have its party bonus experience significantly increased.
Furthermore, new additions to the fight system will be the Elite Monster.
When a monster meets a certain condition, it will change into a Elite Monster. It will grow in size and strength and upon defeat it will have a chance to drop great rewards.
When an Elite Boss appears in the hunting field, the field itself will change. A centered message will briefly appear saying “The guard of the Black Mage has appeared”. The border of the screen will change having a purple tone.
All normal monsters will disappear.Only an Elite Boss and Elite Monster will remain. Since an Elite Boss is strong, it is recommended to hunt for these special bosses with friends or in a party. Upon the defeat of an Elite Boss, very great rewards can be dropped.
From time to time, special Runes will appear in the hunting field. Stand in front of a rune and enter a command to have its effect activated. A rune can give you a different each time you activate it. The effects help you in your hunting.
Next up is changes made to cash items. In the RED update, Nexon tried to decrease the gap between players who don’t buy cash items and players who do. In this update Nexon will again aim for a less pay2win effect in the game with free of charge policies.
The first change is a really wise decision by Nexon. It’s the Mileage Shop. Mileage was introduced in the RED update and offered a 30% discount on cash shop items. Basically, this didn’t help non-paid users at all and gave paying-users an advantage. However, Mileage has gone through changes in previous patches and is slightly better. With this update it will be even better!
Now you can buy cash shop items through the Mileage Shop with Mileage ONLY. No 30% discount, but 100% Mileage! Mileage can be earned through quests and events.
In addition to that, services that you normally pay for in the Auction House to enhance selling/buying will be free of charge in this update.
Also, various cubes and enhancement items will be changed so it is EASY TO GET.
The Level Up system will be revamped in this update. One of the main interests in MapleStory is leveling up, right? Creating a character and grow it through several job advancements and having Hyper Skills is something you can be proud of and enjoy.
However, the development team discovered that even though a portion of the players feel like this, a large portion cannot even reach the fourth job advancement. It seems some players don’t know where to level up.
The plan is to enroll a guide line for those players. Because of the You & I update, it will be possible to grow your character to Lv. 100 and get the fourth job advancement in 7 days. (I know players who’ve reached Lv. 200 in less than 24 hours who will disagree with this.)
In addition, you will now get stronger each time you level up compared to before.
Players asked for it. A revamp of the equipment enhancement system.
Enhancing and upgrading your items to become stronger is one of the elements that is important yet fun in an RPG.
However, enhancing and upgrading your items in MapleStory has become complicated and even less fun over time.
That’s why it has been decided to revamp this system to make it less complicated and more fun to use.
First of all, the development team realized that having a high probability for the item to destroy upon failure is not the way to go. Therefore they will reduce the probability of your items having destroyed upon failure.
Secondly, enhancing your items with scrolls will become easier in this update. The different type of scrolls that exist now will reduce into single scrolls that will give various of stats.
Existing scrolls won’t be deleted or converted and can still be used after this update. Moreover, balancing various ways of enhancing equipment is in preparation. The plan is to obtain feedback from users to configure it so that everybody can have an enjoyable experience with the system.
MapleStory isn’t MapleStory if every major update has a new character.
This winter, Maple World can expect the arrival of the 6th Hero!
The name of the 6th Hero is in Korean romanization Eunwol, but in English this can mean Silver Moon. This character was a hero who protected Maple World by sacrificing itself during the last moments of the decisive battle between the Black Mage and the legendary heroes.
But, there was a price to pay for the self sacrifice: nobody will remember who Eunwol was. A forgotten hero…
This character who cherishes sadness has now been found by someone who appears to be from the Anima race, a race based on animals which is a new concept for MapleStory.
If you’ve played on Nova characters or have done the Pantheon quests, you can currently discover more about Anima since there are references to them in quests.
The characters from the Anima race have fox-like characteristics such as having a fox ear, a fox tail and even having the habit of a fox. But I’m more curious if I can find out about… WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?!
This character who discovered her will accompany and aid him in battle and journey. She is his helper.
Of course, with a new character comes a new town. It is planned to release something unique about this Oriental themed town for the first time that has not been tried before in MapleStory until now.
I’ll let you know soon in a video. ;-)
Many users expressed their opinions and feedback on challenging dungeons. Now, you can just simply clear a dungeon with the power of your character and item. The development team wondered how they can create a different experience.
In this update, challenging dungeons will await you! New dungeons with challenges will be added. It will not only just require raw damage, but knowledge, experience and control skill.
The beginning of a dungeon with challenges will be easy, but finishing will become a hard task. Compete with other users in these dungeons and push your own limits!
During the You & I update, there will be many events that you can participate in.
First up is the World Leap event. This event allows you to freely transfer a character to another world without special restrictions in real-time. Everything will retain except your buddylist.
The second event is Cash Item Share. The name of the event itself should let you know what this is about. Many players requested about wanting to share their cash items on their characters within an account. In this update, it will now be possible to freely share cash items to all characters temporarily.
Third event is about MapleStory’s channeling service that will progress soon for the first time.
Everyone will be able to enjoy the game through Naver. Naver is the largest search portal in Korea. It’s the Korean Google.
More and more events will be available.
And finally, user events like the 10th Anniversary where RED and the 5th job was announced are planned to come in the future.
December 5, 2013 - You & I: “Pre-Update”
December 19, 2013 - You & I: 1st “MapleStory ORIGIN”
January 2, 2014 - You & I: 2nd “Eunwol, the forgotten Hero”
January 16, 2014 - You & I: 3rd “Over the limit! THE SEED”