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v.148 - Grand Athenaeum Update Highlights

Views 135171   Date 3/20/2014

    Spring has come to Maple World, and with it a veritable mountain of new content!

    Grab some friends and battle it out in the Boss Arena or team up for party quests with players from other worlds! Take part in spring and Easter-themed events and get ready for MapleStory's biggest party—the 9th Anniversary Celebration! Read on for all the juicy details coming in the Grand Athenaeum update:

    New Theme Dungeon: Grand Athenaeum

    Explore the Grand Athenaeum, a new theme dungeon for players Lv.100 and above, and relive important events from Maple World's history. Enter a Dimensional Mirror and speak to NPC Skylark Rita to enter a living storybook. Complete three special episodes and earn bragging rights with unique medals and more!


    New PvP Area: Boss Arena

    Who's the boss? You're the boss! Enter the Boss Arena (Lv.60+) and face other Maplers in intense PvP combat. Take control of boss monsters like Magnus, Ani, Arkarium, Dragonoir, Cygnus or Von Leon, or test your mettle against a player-controlled boss in two 5-minute rounds. Crush your foes or survive a boss' assaults and you'll earn a special emblem!


    Skill Revamps

    Dual Blades and Cannoneers are about to get way more awesome. In addition to exciting new skills like Blade Ascension and Monkey Fury, these two stalwart classes are having their old skills overhauled. These bad boys aren't the only classes to get an upgrade—Evan, Mercedes, Phantom, Luminous, Battle Mage, Wild Hunter and Mechanic are getting their skills revamped as well!


    Cross World Party Quests

    Maple World is about to get integrated. No longer will Windia and Bellocan be kept apart like Romeo and Juliet- the revolution is now! With this new update, you can embark on party quests with players from other worlds. The available party quest rotates every 2 weeks, and you can set out on Lv. 50+ quests like "Moon Bunny's Rice Cake" and "First Time Together". Earn EXP and Party Points, which can be redeemed for special rewards. Clear a quest as quickly as possible and you'll have your name entered in the Ranking Bulletin Board for all to see!


    Spring and Easter Events

    Spring is here, and the Spring Bunnies need your help! Protect the Spring Bunny Family from dastardly Space Pirates and receive Spring Bunny Coins, exchangeable for scrolls and other items! But wait, there's more! Celebrate Easter by collecting Easter Eggs. Collect enough and you'll earn yourself a Moon Bunny costume! You can hop into these events starting in April.

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