[GMS 1.00] Game Update – Age of Triumph [Chaos 5] + Notes + Dev. Blog

Update 2: The game update has concluded at around 6:38PM Pacific (9:38PM Eastern) and the game is now open. Total update time was around ten hours and 38 minutes.

Update: The game update has been extended for another hour and the game is now expected to go live at 7:00AM Pacific (10:00AM Eastern).

MapleStory will be going through a scheduled game update on Wednesday, August 10, 2011. During this period, all game servers will be unavailable. The game update will last approximately 10 hours. Name changes and world transfers will be processed during this maintenance. The long maintenance time is due to Nexon performing network updates.

{ Time }
Pacific: Wednesday, August 108:00PM to 6:00 AM Thursday, August 11
Eastern: Wednesday, August 10 @ 11:00 AM to 9:00 AM Thursday, August 11

{ Updates }
– [Chaos 5] Age of Triumph
– Capture the Flag PvP mode
– Silent Crusade quest line
– Crusader Codex
– Cash Shop update
– Gachapon Update

Updates notes and dev. blog after the jump.

Notes

New Content

Battle Mode – Capture the Flag
Requirement: Lv.30 or above
* Capture the Flag is a new, Global MapleStory-exclusive match type in Battle Mode, which takes place through Battle Square. Talk to Maximus to get there. He is in most towns.
* Talk to Crawson in Battle Square to compete in Capture the Flag.
* 6-12 players can compete.
* A match lasts up to 10 minutes.
* The first team to successfully capture and score with the opposing team’s flag three times wins, ending the match (in the Legend tier, your team must score five times to win).

Battle Mode Gameplay – also in Capture the Flag
* Battles begin after the minimum number of participants has entered the map.
* To leave a battle map before a battle is over, click the Leave Room button that is located where the Cash Shop button normally is at the bottom of the screen.
* Different effects will appear depending on the damage.
* When your HP reaches 0, you will revive in the safe area and start the battle again after five seconds.
* You are restricted from using regular potions and other items in your inventory while in battle maps.
* Unique items regularly spawn in battle maps. Picking them up immediately uses them.
* Game rules, stats, and skills are modified.

Silent Crusade
Requirement: Lv.36 or above
* Characters Lv.36 and higher will receive a light bulb notification above their heads for the Silent Crusade quest.
* Accepting the first Silent Crusade quest teleports you to Perion where the quest chain begins.
* The Silent Crusade is a secret group in Maple World that specializes in eliminating especially powerful monsters.
* The quest chain will have you battle Master Monsters that are as low as Lv.36 and as high as Lv.119.
* You will hunt many existing Master Monsters as well as several all new ones.
* Existing master monsters that show up in Silent Crusade have been removed from normal hunting fields and placed in their own unique maps.
* You can access the Master Monsters by going to the map where they normally appear and clicking on the new Master Monster Portal there. You must be in a party to enter, though you can be in a party of one (Type /makeparty in the chat bar).
* Additional Master Monsters unrelated to the Silent Crusade storyline have also been moved from their regular maps to special maps that can be reached by going through the Master Monster portals.
* After defeating a Master Monster then exiting its map, you must wait an hour before entering its Master Monster Portal again.
* Over the course of the quests, you will receive the assistance of an NPC who your character will become romanticly involved with: Starling for males, Crow for females.
* Completing the quests earns you rings, EXP, and Silent Crusade coins..
* You trade in your Silent Crusade coins for higher ranking medals which open up better items for purchase in the Silent Crusade Supply Box NPC.

Crusader Codex
* All characters will be given a Crusader Codex. It will be automatically equipped and cannot be unequipped. It starts with the stats +1 STR/INT/DEX/LUK.
* The keyboard shortcut to open the Crusader Codex is the [N] key by default.
* Collect cards dropped by enemies in order for their information to be displayed in the book.
* Navigate through the pages of the book by using the tabs on its right side or by clicking the arrows at the bottom of the pages.
* The tab for Master Monsters and bosses will appear after you collect a card from one of them.
* Cards you haven’t collected are grayed out.  Clicking on one of their these cards will show a picture of the enemy, its name, and its general location in Maple World.
* Clicking on the image of a card you have collected will show additional information, including it HP and MP, its level, its type, and all of the items that it drops.
* You only need to collect one of a type of card to have it fully recorded in the Crusader Codex.
* Collect all the cards in a set to complete that set and unlock the Set tab in the codex. For example, collect the cards from a Snail, a Blue Snail, a Red Snail, and a Shroom to complete the Victoria Island Friends set. Most sets are based on the region of Maple World where all of the enemies in it can be found.
* Some cards are in multiple sets, allowing you to complete those sets faster.
* Completed sets have Set Effects, which give you bonus stats. Click on a set in the codex to see its effect, which is displayed below the set’s score.
* You can switch to another completed set’s Set Effect by clicking on that set in the codex then clicking the Use Set Effect button.
* You can see which Set Effect you currently have by hovering over the Crusader Codex in your Equipment Inventory, or by going to the Set tab in the codex.
* Each set is worth a certain score. As you obtain higher scores the base stats of the Crusader Codex will increase. Higher scores will also unlock medals.
* There are neither sets for nor cards to collect in Masteria, Singapore, or Malaysia.

Soaring Mount
Requirement: Lv.120 or above
* Several existing mounts and some new mounts can now fly if you obtain the Soaring Mount skill.
* Characters Lv.120 or above will receive a light bulb notification of their heads with the Let’s fly in the sky! quest from Matada.
* Matada is in Crimson Sky Dock. To get there, go to Minar Forest, travel to The Forest That Disappeared, then take the portal at the bottom right.
* Completing this quest requires 50 million mesos.
* After completing the quest, you will have the Soaring Mount skill.
* To activate the skill, press an arrow key and the jump key together. You must be on a mount that can fly for the skill to activate.
– Level 1 : 1 second
– Level 2 : 5 seconds
– Level 3 : 15 seconds
– Level 4 : 30 seconds
– Level 5 : 45 seconds
– Level 6 : 60 seconds
– Level 7 : 120 seconds
– Level 8 : 180 seconds
– Level 9 : 300 seconds
– Level 10 : continuous flight

Four Passenger Mount
* Up to four players can ride in the Highway Patrol Car, which can be obtained through the Mount Gachapon (see the Cash Shop section for Mount Gachapon details).
* Double click the Highway Patrol Car icon in the Use section of your item inventory in order for it to appear in your Skill Inventory.
* To activate the Highway Patrol Car skill, double click it in your Skill Inventory. It can also be assigned to a hot key.
* To add passengers, be next to the player you wish to add, right click them, and select the option to allow them to ride.
* The other player must confirm that they wish to be a passenger.
* Passengers will dismount if they jump or use the left or right arrow.
* If the HP of a player reaches 0 while riding, that player will dismount.
* All riders dismount if the driver cancels the skill.
* The driver can force any passenger to dismount by right clicking them and selecting the kick option.
* All riders’ pets will return to their inventories upon activating the skill or upon accepting the ride request.
* You can remain riding together through portals. A message will be displayed if a passenger has yet to arrive. Passengers will dismount if the mount is too far from the portal by the time they arrive in the map.

EXP Booster Preview
As a way of saying thank you for your patience through the recent downtime, all players are receiving one free EXP Booster per Cash Inventory. Be sure to check your inventory in the Cash Shop to retrieve it! See the Cash Shop Update section below on how to use it.

Events

Ongoing
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 can no longer participate in the quest.

Ongoing
Battle Mode Boom Up Event – 07.20.2011 – 08.16.2011
Battle Points earned from 11:00 AM through 6:00 PM Pacific will be multiplied by 1.5.

Ongoing
Battle Mode Support Event – 07.20.2011 – 08.16.2011
Requirements: Lv.30 or above and 2nd job advancement completed
* Complete a series of Battle Mode-related quests to earn prizes. Speak to Rosette in Battle Square to begin.
* Honor of your class: After completing the Battle Mode…Begin! quest, accept a quest from the appropriate NPC for your class. Explorers – Dances with Balrog / Dual Blades – Lady Syl / Cygnus Knights – Neinheart / Resistance – Claudine / Aran – Lilin / Evan – Mir
* Prizes include Gallant Emblems, a temporary ring, pendant, belt, and shoulder accessory, and a random permanent version of one of the accessories.

Ongoing
Nova New World Events – 07.20.2011 – 08.19.2011
The Nova world is now open for brave adventurers and intrepid explorers. New world events for Nova settlers include:
* Pioneers of Nova: Accept the quest from Cassandra, reach at least Lv.70, then talk to her again to complete the quest. Reward: Nova 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.

Ongoing
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.

Gachapon

08.10.2011 – 09.14.2011
* August Gachapon Jackpot: Super Zakum Helmet – REQ LEV: 50, +45 STR/DEX/INT/LUK, +150 Weapon DEF/Magic DEF, +20 ACC/AVOID
* August Chair King: Obtain the Tea Time Chair and speak to Dalair to obtain a Chair King medal.
* Last Unwelcome Guest weapons and shields are now available.
* 1-year and 15-day Pegasus mount coupons are available. This mount skill can be used by all jobs.

Cash Shop Update

* Hyper Teleport Rock: Available in 30 day, 7 day, and 1 day types. The 7 day type is 50% off, and the 30 day one is 30% off. Click here to read how Hyper Teleport Rocks work. (Event tab -> Event subsection)
* EXP Booster (4 hrs): Double-clicking an EXP Booster will give you an EXP Present Box. Double-clicking the EXP Present Box will give you a 1.5 EXP Ticket, which will cause your character to receive 150% EXP for four hours, no matter how you gain the EXP. This can stack with other EXP boosting effects. Each EXP Booster is consumed after it is double-clicked. Available in stacks of eleven and thirty-five in addition to an option to buy only one. (Event tab -> New subsection)
* Mount Gachapon Ticket: Give a Mount Gachapon Ticket to Oster to receive a mount skill, some of which are brand new. Some of these mounts be used with the new Soaring Mount skill. (Event tab -> New subsection)
* New decorative equipment: Lion Head, Lion Slippers, Pink Teru Cape, Blue Teru Cape, Yellow Teru Cape (Event tab -> New subsection)
* 90 day versions of the following items: Pirate Captain’s Coat (Equip. -> Overall), Pirate Captain’s Hat (Equip. -> Hat), Blue Mage Gear (Equip. -> Overall), and Red Mage Gear (Equip. -> Overall).

Changes and Fixes

* The use of many skills has been restricted in the Free Market.
* Exiting the Free Market if you entered from the Nautilus now returns you to the Nautilus instead of CBD.
* Sitting in the Cake Chair no longer causes the game client to crash.
* Law Officer mount coupons now function.
* You can no longer jump out of the top of the first floor of Orbis Tower.
* The Master Alchemist quest shows the correct date in the quest log.
* The Pink Spring Jacket’s name now appears.
* The Bubble Bath Chair’s name is displayed correctly.

Known Issues

* The portal leading inside Crimsonwood Keep has been removed while some issues with the Crimsonwood Keep party quest are looked at.

Dev. Blog: Capture the Flag

Click here to read.

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Posted on August 9, 2011, in Chaos, Global MapleStory, Nexon America, Update and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. YAAAY, I love the GMS exclusive (?) Cash shop items. I don’t care how much money they cost, the concept is GREAT ! Look at the Hyper tele rock. I don’t think any other version has this awsome baby. And the exp boost… YEAH ! I LOVE how it stacks with EVERY way exp is earned. Use it on my CB while 1.5x PvP event is going on to earn either 3x exp or 1.75% exp … or something in between ..

  2. RANDOM FACT: KMS surpassed their previous concurrent user total from about 500k to 620k concurrent users online.

  3. Q-Q to bad i can’t play the silent crusade

  4. msupdate :
    Why not?

    zach, you now have the chance to play CTF, is it as bad as I told you ?
    Let me answer that for you : “YES ROBBIN you were right, I’m stupid for not listening to you. The EXP is bad, the BP is close to none and it’s over in less than a minut. All you do is rush, it’s a big fail Robbin. This is even worse than CvP.”

    Thank you zach for admitting you were wrong.

    • YES ROBBIN you were right, I’m stupid for not listening to you. The EXP is bad, the BP is close to none and it’s over in less than a minute. All you do is rush, it’s a big fail Robbin. This is even worse than CvP.

      Happy? F3.

  5. msupdate :
    YES ROBBIN you were right, I’m stupid for not listening to you. The EXP is bad, the BP is close to none and it’s over in less than a minute. All you do is rush, it’s a big fail Robbin. This is even worse than CvP.
    Happy? F3.

    No, say it like you mean it

    • YES ROBBIN you were right, I’m stupid for not listening to you. The EXP is bad, the BP is close to none and it’s over in less than a minute. All you do is rush, it’s a big fail Robbin. This is even worse than CvP.

      Happy now?

  6. msupdate :
    YES ROBBIN you were right, I’m stupid for not listening to you. The EXP is bad, the BP is close to none and it’s over in less than a minute. All you do is rush, it’s a big fail Robbin. This is even worse than CvP.
    Happy now?

    No, put it in your own words, make a video out of it and post it as a PSA !
    ONLY THEN I CAN BE SATISFIED

  7. msupdate :
    No. F3.

    okay, then just put it in your own words as a reply to me. F6, the ultimate humiliation

    • ROFL. Capture the flag sucks as you warned me. I’m sorry I didn’t believe you Robbin. You are pro. It’s even worse than CvP (which wasn’t all that bad in the first place).

  8. msupdate :
    ROFL. Capture the flag sucks as you warned me. I’m sorry I didn’t believe you Robbin. You are pro. It’s even worse than CvP (which wasn’t all that bad in the first place).

    Hehe, now go and give your bro a slap in the face and tell him to share it with everyone at nexon, the all need a good wakeup slap ! I know you bro is just a designer, but he is the only way who can infiltrate in the nexon design team and give them a good wake up slap !

    • No. I’m not going to do that because although the content produced isn’t the best, I know the entire MapleStory team worked really hard on it. But I’ll tell him to tell the rest of the team that it wasn’t too good. You know, constructive criticism. O.O

  9. msupdate :
    No. I’m not going to do that because although the content produced isn’t the best, I know the entire MapleStory team worked really hard on it. But I’ll tell him to tell the rest of the team that it wasn’t too good. You know, constructive criticism. O.O

    Could you do me a favor, and ask him if he knows what the dev team thinks about it. I mean… Lets say you are a developer of some content. When its close to release and you find out it sucks, you are still going to release it no matter how bad it is because you worked on it. You are also going to praise it as being good content because you don’t want to let the players think that you think it’s bad content. So could you ask what the devs really think about this content. I’m sure they think it’s bad to, but could you atleast ask your bro if he could ask around what they think about it. AND could you ask him if the devs know what the community thinks about. Because I wonder if they really know about the fact why we think CtF sucks, and about the fact that they F***ed up the defence system in PvP right now..
    COuld you then please tell me what they said, im curious.

    Oooh and while I’m at it… what does Hime look like, just curious 😉

    • I know people on the team that developed CtF. One friend of mine that I asked said that he was disappointed that it wasn’t received well by the community but they are noting the comments being made by the players and will take them into consideration when designing the next piece of original content. He said that a complaint that they’re getting a lot of is that the match doesn’t last very long at all. CtF was designed to be fast paced and quick and not drawn out like other battle modes can become. The team is listening to the community’s concerns. He wouldn’t comment specifically on how he felt about it.

  10. msupdate :
    I know people on the team that developed CtF. One friend of mine that I asked said that he was disappointed that it wasn’t received well by the community but they are noting the comments being made by the players and will take them into consideration when designing the next piece of original content. He said that a complaint that they’re getting a lot of is that the match doesn’t last very long at all. CtF was designed to be fast paced and quick and not drawn out like other battle modes can become. The team is listening to the community’s concerns. He wouldn’t comment specifically on how he felt about it.

    awww I understand they they feel bad about it. It’s like giving a present to someone and you then have to hear him rant because he wanted a different present. But they could have just used their brain. I mean, why would you want to have a quick pased game, where you don’t have adjusted BP or EXP. If they were smart and wanted it to be fast paced, they should give you a X amount of points for killed the person that has the flag, for getting the flag, defending the area of the flag, attacking enemy spawn, capturing the flag, and capturing all flags. And a best player should be rewarded. Then those points would be turned into exp and BP , that way people might play CtF and put alot of effort in it, because they could get like 500point with each flag capture… maybe tell that to your friend. It’s like I.W. chaging the killstreaks in Mw3. You get points for killstreaks for completing objectives, not only for killing. They shuld do the same for CtF

    • That’s the issue I have with CtF too. It’s not how quickly it passes or anything like that, it’s just that it’s so unbelievably hard to get points when everyone is running around like man like that. By the end of the match you don’t have enough time to get enough points to meet your BP/EXP needs.

      BTW Robbin, final marathon challenge: Be on the winning team in a CtF match.

  11. msupdate :
    That’s the issue I have with CtF too. It’s not how quickly it passes or anything like that, it’s just that it’s so unbelievably hard to get points when everyone is running around like man like that. By the end of the match you don’t have enough time to get enough points to meet your BP/EXP needs.
    BTW Robbin, final marathon challenge: Be on the winning team in a CtF match.

    Thanks man, read about it last night .. that’s like.. when you commented 🙂
    But thanks anyways man, might have missed it if you didn’t told me

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