[GMS] Biggest Hot Time Ever!
It’s arguably the biggest Hot Time in Global MapleStory history! You MUST be there. Why is the biggest and why must you be there? Answers after the jump.
Once you fulfill the requirements for the Hot Time you will be given a box which has a 100% chance to reward you all of the following:
- For the first time ever, this Hot Time will give away a complete AP reset which will reset all assigned AP except AP assigned to HP and MP. It is time limited. There is a 100% chance to receive this item.
- As once or twice before, but surely not every time, a Storm Growth Potion will be given out during this Hot Time. Use this item to instantly level up once you are below the maximum level of your class. It is time limited. There is a 100% chance to receive this item.
- Also for the first time, from a Hot Time, that is, you’ll be given the chance for a extra character slot. A Character Slot Expansion Coupon will be coming your way and gives you one extra character slot unless you are at the maximum of 15. It is time limited. There is a 100% chance to receive this item.
- The biggest sure reward of them all: Royal Elven Tiara. See stats below. There is a 100% chance to receive this item.
- 20 Legends Awards Coins which can be used in the Legends Awards coin shop. There is a 100% chance to receive this item.
- And the faithful same old, same old. Reset all of your SP, first job to fourth job, with one SP Reset Scroll. It is time limited. There is a 100% chance to receive this item.
- An trait EXP item that adds EXP to one of your traits.
The box also has the chance to reward you one of the following items:
- Shielding Ward
- Scissors of Karma
- Hair Style Coupon (VIP)
- Face Coupon (VIP)
- Miracle Cube
- Owl of Minerva
- Super Megaphone
- The Robot Stand: 1 Day
- Defense Charm
- Wheel of Destiny
- Aura Ring
- Hero of Legend medal
- Blazing Sun Pendant
- Blazing Sun Ring
- Blazing Sun Belt
- Blazing Sun Earrings
- Blazing Sun Face Paint
- White Angelic Blessing
- White Premium Symbol
- Dark Premium Symbol
- Cygnus Kohinoor Ring
- Almighty Ring
Said box can be opened from 3:00PM – 11:59PM Pacific on December 23 (6:00PM on December 23 – 2:59AM on December 14 Eastern).
Okay, so you’re sold and you definitely want to be there, but how do you participate?
On Friday, December 23, make sure you are logged into one of your characters at 2:30PM Pacific (5:30PM Eastern, 10:30PM GMT) and stay logged in for the entire minute. There are some restrictions and precautions to be taken though.
- Be logged in to a character that is level 13 or above.
- Have space in your inventory to receive the box.
- Be logged in for the whole minute from 2:30 PM – 2:31 PM server time.
- Be in the main map of a town or hunting map that is regularly accessible.
- Make sure your character is alive.
- Have space in your inventory to open the box and receive the rewards inside.
In the moments before the Hot Time and until the Hot Time is passed just relax!
- Do not change channels.
- Do not engage in any quests.
- Do not enter the Cash Shop or MTS.
- Do not talk to any NPCs or use Gachapon.
- Do not use your inventory or storage.
- Do not manage your wedding wish list.
- Do not enter a mini-dungeon.
- Do not use a ship or other timed method of transit between locations.
It is also strongly recommend that you spread out to prevent the chances of slowing down your connection. Some recommended ways of doing this from Nexon are:
- Logging in well before 2:30 PM.
- Being in a town that isn’t heavily frequented by other Maplers.
- Being in a channel that is less populated than others.
- Avoiding being clustered in large groups.
- Avoiding performing graphically intensive skills. Remaining still is best.
- Avoiding Maplers or monsters that might be performing graphically intensive skills.
**Note** Please be aware that although the servers are set to Pacific time, there can sometimes be variations in exact time between worlds. It is strongly recommended that you log in well before the event is scheduled and remain logged in even if you do not receive the gift box at exactly 2:30 PM Pacific.
And just to add to all the greatness of the Hot Time itself, Log In Early To Earn Extra!
There will be DOUBLE EXP and DOUBLE DROP on Friday, December 23, 2011 from 2:00PM-4:00PM Pacific (5:00PM-7:00PM Eastern)! If you have a cash shop double EXP coupon such as the one which was given out for free by Nexon, that’s QUADRUPLE EXP AND DROP (4x).
After the release of the Cygnus Knights in July 2009, Global MapleStory hit an internal record of 70,000 concurrent users. In the second Hot Time associated with the massive Big Bang update on December 2010 that record was eclipsed with 136,000 concurrent users. It is now an opportunity to break that record once again so make sure you participate in the Hot Time! See you there!