[GMS v99] Game Update – Age of Artisans [Chaos 2]

We will not be going through a version up for this update, so we will remain at v.99.

Nexon will be performing weekly scheduled maintenance on all game servers on Sunday, July 10, 2011. During this period, MapleStory will be unavailable. Game maintenance will last approximately 5 hours. World transfers and name changes will be processed during this maintenance.

{ Time }
Pacific: Sunday, July 10, 2011 @ 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM
Eastern: Monday, July 11, 2011 @ 1:00 AM to 6:00 AM

{ Game Updates }

– [Chaos 2] The Age of Artisans has come to MapleStory. Read the Update Notes after the jump.
– Ardentmill, the “Crafting Town” is now accessible through a portal in most towns.
– Professions are now available for characters level 30 and above.
– The Trait system has been fully implemented.

{ Cash Updates }

– Shielding Ward
– Fatigue Reset Coupon
– Summer Hair Coupon
– Royal Face Coupon

Notes

New Content

Ardentmill
Ardentmill is the town where you can learn harvesting and crafting professions, and where you can purchase items related to these professions. You can reach Ardentmill by using the portal labeled “Crafting Town”, which is located in most towns.
Important NPCs:
* Grant is the village elder, who allows you to learn professions.
* Saffron teaches Herbalism.
* Cole teachese Mining.
* Ally teaches Alchemy.
* Gere teaches Smithing.
* Intaglio teaches Accessory Crafting.
* Nack sells items necessary for crafting and tickets to the Secret Herb Patch/Mine.
* Ramsey and Angelica sell new recipes.

Professions
Requirement: Lv.30 or higher with 2nd job advancement
* There are two categories of professions: harvesting and crafting.
* There are two harvesting professions: Herbalism and Mining.
* There are three crafting professions: Alchemy, Smithing, and Accessory Crafting.
* Learning Herbalism is a requirement before you can learn Alchemy.
* Learning Mining is a requirement before you can learn Smithing or Accessory Crafting.
* After learning a profession, you can unlearn it through that profession’s master. Your level of mastery in that profession will return to zero if you choose to unlearn it.
* Herbalism allows you to gather seeds and flowers which are located in Saffron’s Secret Herb Patch in Ardentmill and some hunting maps. It also allows you to use those to create items needed for Alchemy.
* Mining allows you to gather ores which are located in Cole’s Secret Mine in Ardentmill and some hunting maps. It also allows you to refine ores to create items needed for Smithing and Accessory Crafting.
* Alchemy allows you to create buff potions and transformation potions using herb oil.
* Smithing allows you to create weapons and armor using refined ore. You can eventually learn how to make an Android companion.
* Accessory Crafting allows you to create equipment items such as rings, pendants, and shoulder accessories using refined ore.
* Using your profession earns you experience in that profession in order to raise its mastery level. Higher levels of mastery enable you to harvest or craft better items.
* Some items for further crafting can’t be made. Some can be bought from Nack, Ramsey, or Angelica in Ardentmill, others are dropped by monsters.
* The Production Skill menu is set to the [B] key by default.

You will gain Fatigue Points while performing profession skills. If your Fatigue Point meter fills up, you won’t be able to use profession skills again for a little while. You can reduce your Fatigue points by using certain potions sold by Nack in Ardentmill or by using a Fatigue Reset Coupon from the Cash Shop. Your Fatigue Points will also reduced by five each hour, and they will be completely reset to 0 each day at 12 AM Pacific.

Expanded Content

Traits
The professions system gives you more ways to expand your character’s traits. Traits allow you to increase certain abilities of you characters, and they can be leveled up. The traits are: Ambition, Empathy, Insight, Willpower, Diligence, and Charm. You can view your traits in the Character Info menu or in the Production Skill menu if you are Lv.30 or above. Each trait has 100 levels. Here are some ways to raise your traits.
* Ambition: Increase it by hunting boss monsters. Effect: Increases your Attack for Battle Mode (coming soon).
* Empathy: Increase it by harvesting herbs. Effect: Increases your Max MP and your Quest EXP.
* Insight: Increase it by mining. Effect: Increases your Accuracy and Avoidability and allows you to check the Hidden Potential of items without using a Magnifying Glass.
* Willpower: Increase it by participating in party quests. Effect: Increases Weapon Defense and Magic Defense, and builds resistance to abnormal status effects.
* Diligence: Increase it by crafting. Effect: Increases scroll success rates and doubles profession mastery gain.
* Charm: Increase it by gaining fame, equipping Cash equipment, changing your hair or face style, or changing your hair, eye, or skin color. Effect: Gives quests to add a Pocket slot to your Equip Inventory, to gain special items, and to gain Facial Expression Cash Item. You can purchase Pocket Items from Nave in Henesys Market.
* Raising your level in a trait will eventually unlock quests that will reward you with medals specific to that trait.

Item Pot and Imps
* The shortcut for your Item Pot is the [Y] key by default.
* The Item Pot can contain herbs, ore, or an Imp that can be obtained from monsters over Lv.20.
* There are two types of Imps: Orange Imps and Gemstone Imps.
* Double click an Imp in your item inventory to raise it in an Item Pot.
* Imps grow by eating equipments that are of a level similar to you or by eating monster drops.
* Feeding an Imp will raise its Closeness for a set duration.
* You can gain rewards by successfully raising an Imp. Better rewards are given for higher Closeness points.
* Double click on the fully grown Imp to put it in your item inventory.
* When your Imp gets sick, you can purchase a cure from Nack in Ardentmill.

New Events

Master Professional – 07.11.2011 – 08.09.2011
You will be rewarded with special items for reaching Lv.7 of a harvesting profession or Lv.5 of a crafting profession during the event.
* The Master Herbalist: Gain a special shovel and herb bag.
* The Master Miner: Gain a special pickaxe and mineral bag.
* The Master Alchemist: Gain a reusable drink to lower your Fatigue level, and gain a potion recipe.
* The Master Blacksmith: Gain a reusable drink to lower your Fatigue level, and gain a multiple use glove recipe for your job.
* The Master Jeweler: Gain a reusable drink to lower your Fatigue level, and gain a multiple use face accessory recipe for your job.

Profession Boom Up Event – 07.11.2011 – 08.09.2011
* 2x chance to earn an item of your harvesting profession rank or higher while harvesting.
* 10x chance to earn an item of your crafting profession rank or higher while crafting.

Learn about other events already in progress by clicking here.

Cash Shop Update

* New Item: Shielding Wards are now available. A Shielding Ward protects equipment one time from being destroyed by a failed scroll. It cannot be used on items that have been successfully enhanced 8 or more times. Price: 11,900 NX for 1, or 31,900 NX for a stack of 3
* New Item: Fatigue Reset Coupons are now available. A Fatigue Reset Coupon completely resets your Fatigue Points to 0. Price: 2500 NX for 1
* New Item: Summer Royal Hair Coupons are now available. They can be used through Big Headward in Henesys Hair Salon. You will receive a random Royal Hairstyle when you use one. The number of Royal Hairstyles available through the coupon has been reduced to ten male hairstyles and ten females hairstyles, improving your chances of getting one of your favorite styles. New Royal Hairstyles: Front Braid Hair (female), Wavy Bob (female), The Fever (male), Spiky Bangs (male), Over Grown Hair (male)
* Returning Item: Royal Face Coupons are back by popular demand, with all new sets of faces. There are five female faces available and five male faces available.

Gachapon Update

07.11.2011 – 08.09.2011
* All Gachapon locations
* The new Fish Tank Chair is now available.
* White Scrolls are now available.

Learn about other limited time Gachapon items that are still available by clicking here.

Bug Fixes

* The Master Alchemist quest shows an incorrect date in the In progress and Completed tabs of the quest log.?
* Some players running Windows 7 64-bit are experiencing disconnections. Laptops are affected more than desktops.
* The Pink Spring Jacket’s name is missing.?
* You will be in CBD in Singapore after exiting the Free Market if you entered from The Nautilus.
* The issue with sitting on the Cake Chair will have to be resolved in a future patch, currently scheduled for 08.10.2011.
* The issue of Law Officer mount not being available in the skill inventory will have to be resolved in a future patch, currently scheduled for 08.10.2011.

Events

Chaos arrived with the Age of Heroes, and now it’s time to usher in the Age of Artisans! Stay on top of this update by reading about the new and ongoing in-game events here.

New!
Master Professional – 07.11.2011 – 08.09.2011

Requirement: Lv.30 or higher
You will be rewarded with special items for reaching Lv.7 of a harvesting profession or Lv.5 of a crafting profession during the event.
* The Master Herbalist: Gain a special shovel and herb bag.
* The Master Miner: Gain a special pickaxe and mineral bag.
* The Master Alchemist: Gain a reusable drink to lower your Fatigue level, and gain a potion recipe.
* The Master Blacksmith: Gain a reusable drink to lower your Fatigue level, and gain a multiple use glove recipe for your job.
* The Master Jeweler: Gain a reusable drink to lower your Fatigue level, and gain a multiple use face accessory recipe for your job.

New!
Profession Boom Up Event – 07.11.2011 – 08.09.2011

Requirement: Lv.30 or higher
* 2x chance to earn an item of your harvesting profession rank or higher while harvesting.
* 10x chance to earn an item of your crafting profession rank or higher while crafting.

New!
Fatigue Reset Coupon

* Fatigue Reset Coupons are now available in the Cash Shop for NX 2500 each.
* A Fatigue Reset Coupon completely resets your Fatigue Points from the Professions system to 0, allowing you to continue working on your Professions without having to wait for your Fatigue Points to reduce by five each hour or to reset to zero at 12 AM Pacific.
* Fatigue Reset Coupons can currently be found in the Cash Shop by clicking on the Event tab and going to the New subsection.

Don’t forget about these on-going events:

Jumpstart Character – 06.29.2011 – 07.26.2011

* If you reach at least Lv.70 during the event or already have a Lv.70+ character, you can create a Jumpstart Character.
* Only one Jumpstart Character can be made per account.
* Jumpstart Characters can be either Aran, Evan, or a Dual Blade.
* Jumpstart Characters start at Lv.50, with all of the skills that they would normally have at that level.
* A Jumpstart Dual Blade will start in Kerning City, Aran in Rien, and Evan in Henesys.
* Jumpstart Characters are not eligible for the New Character Gift Sets.
* Jumpstart Characters start with equipment, restorative items, a chair, and 500,000 mesos.

New World Events – 06.29.2011 – 07.28.2011

The Chaos world is now open for brave adventurers and intrepid explorers. Don’t worry, Nova fans, your world will be added very soon. New world events for Chaos settlers include:
* Pioneers of Chaos: Accept the quest from Cassandra, reach at least Lv.70, then talk to her again to complete the quest. Reward: Chaos Bandana – Lv.70, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +18, Weapon DEF/Magic DEF +180, ACC/AVOID +25, untradable
* Teo’s Nostalgic Reminiscing I: Accept this quest from Teo in Lith Harbor. Complete it and earn 100,000 mesos.
* Teo’s Nostalgic Reminiscing II: Accept this quest from Teo in Lith Harbor. Complete it and earn 200,000 mesos.

New Character Gift Sets – 06.29.2011 – 07.26.2011

New characters can receive special Cash Item by completing certain requirements then talking to the Maple Administrator. The quest appears as a gift box above your character’s head.
* When you create a new character, you can obtain the Cute Newbie Gift Set (contains a medal, Cash equipment, a Rookie Defense Charm, and Miu Miu the Rookie Traveling Merchant).
* When your new character reaches Lv.30, you can obtain the Grow-Grow Gift Set (contains a medal, a hair style coupon, a face coupon, and a weather effect).
* When your new character reaches Lv.50, you can obtain the Elite Player Gift Set (contains a medal, Cash equipment, a Teleport Rock, and an Owl of Minerva).

Peacekeeper’s Aid – 06.29.2011 – 07.19.2011

Newly created Dual Blades can receive free Mastery books from Lady Syl for their 2+ through 3+ skills. These skill books expire in 30 days. The quest can be accepted from a light bulb notification above your character’s head or from talking to Lady Syl in The Secret Garden.

2011 Summer Boom Up Event – 06.29.2011 – 07.26.2011

Gain bonus EXP from hunting monsters from 12 PM – 5 PM Pacific (3 PM – 8 PM Eastern), seven days a week.
* Lv.1-29: Hunting EXP +100%
* Lv.30-69: Hunting EXP +50%
* Lv.70-119: Hunting EXP +20%
* Lv.120 and higher: Hunting EXP +10%

Returned Friend Event – 06.29.2011 – 08.31.2011

If you haven’t logged in to your account since May 29, 2011, you will receive the following gifts by visiting the Cash Shop:
* Hair Style Coupon (VIP)
* Face Coupon (VIP)
* 1.5x EXP Coupon
* Ring Box – Double click it to receive a Returned Friend Ring. After three hours have passed while it is equipped, it will change and gain stats. It will disappear if you log out before it changes.

Chaos Warrior Challenge – 06.29.2011 – 08.14.2011

Requirement: Lv.10 or above
Talk to Gaga to participate. To receive a prize, characters Lv.40 or below must reach Lv.80, and characters Lv.41 or higher must gain 40 levels. The prizes include:
* Explorer: Explorer’s Cruelty Ring, Explorer’s Critical Ring, or Explorer’s Magical Ring
* Resistance: Resistance Lux Ring (cannot be stacked with a Resistance Ring)
* Cygnus Knight: Holy Wing Earrings
* Aran: Lilin’s Aura Ring (cannot be stacked with a Lilin’s Ring)
* Evan: Onyx Dragon Glasses
* Dual Blade: Blood Mask
Each is a unique item which can move one time within an account. If you have one of the items on a character, that character cannot participate in the quest.

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Posted on July 9, 2011, in Chaos, Global MapleStory, Update and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. what does version UP mean ….. just going from 99 to 1.00 ?

  2. { Time }
    Pacific: Sunday, July 10, 2011 @ 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM
    Eastern: Monday, July 1, 2011 @ 1:00 AM to 6:00 AM

    Is that a Nexon error or a copy and paste error? o.o

    • I made an error, as usual, because I’m too lazy to read what I typed. I’ll go correct that… Thanks for the correction because if you didn’t tell me it probably would’ve stayed that way forever causing the deaths of millions of innocent people.

  3. PSA : Hi, as some of you know I have been accepted in the DRagon Nest Global beta, I would like to give some other people a chance to play too. So, I have received 2 extra keys, and I would liek to give 1 away, Just reply to me … THanks,
    Robbin

  4. msupdate :
    I make way too many mistakes because I don’t read over what I typed. So I tell myself that for every mistake I make millions of people will die to encourage myself not to make mistakes. I’m so weird.

    TAKE AWAY THE UGLY MAN !! seriously zach, when I first saw your picture i lol’ed hard … inside …. haha

  5. msupdate :
    But it’s that Ardentmill guy. He’s basically at the top of the whole Age of Artisans update.

    so … hes funny … and old .. and you don’t want to be compared to an old dude right ?
    Soon your kid will think you are old, followed by your wife, then everyone you know, and before it, even people you don’t know will randomly tell you you are old.. stop it now, before it gets worse !

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