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v.128 - Year of the Snake Update Notes

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v.128 - Year of the Snake Update Notes

Table of Contents

New Content


General Events


New and Returning Player Events


Holiday Events


New Content

New Guide System: Tot's Know How

Tot’s Know-How is a new guide that has been added to give you a little more help getting acquainted with some of the features that MapleStory has to offer, as well as giving you a bit more direction in terms of which quests you should undertake at your current level up to level 60. Tot’s Know-How is more than just a quest guide, however. The guide will also alert you to extra information about MapleStory as you level, such as how to use the Cash Shop, guild creation, macros and more.

Tot will highlight the recommended and required quests that you should undertake as they progress through MapleStory including job advancements, the Mushking Empire, and other important job-related quests. The guide system will show all relevant information pertaining to the quests it tracks, such as where NPCs are located in order to start and complete quests, as well as track what items or monsters you need to acquire or defeat. With this information, you should have an even more enjoyable time playing through MapleStory.

While Tot's Know-How guide is tracking your quests, there are also lessons that will appear as you progress. These lessons will give you useful information pertaining to your level, such as how to create and join parties and expeditions, using Cash items to customize your avatar, and more. Each of these lessons contains helpful information for players, and some of them even offer rewards.

On the subject of rewards, you will receive equips and weapons through the guide pertinent to your job, every 10 levels, starting at Level 20 on up to Level 60. As well, you will receive a special gift upon completing all the lessons in the guide, Tot’s Know How Chair.

The Guide System is available to all levels to look at. It is set to the - key by default, and Level 1-61 characters can also open it by clicking on Tot's icon on the left side of the game window.

Update: Travel to the Curbrock maps has been disabled as of the unscheduled maintenance on February 7 while we further investigate a crash involving them.

General Events

All Classes Open

February 5 to February 26

  • All jobs and characters that have been available in Global MapleStory will be available for creation!
  • In addition to the classes and characters available in v.127, you'll be able to create:
    • Dual Blades
    • the Demon Slayer
    • Cannoneers
    • Jett
    • Mihile

You can brush up on some basics about these jobs by reading about them in our guide section.


Red Leaf High Returns

February 5 to February 26

School is back in session at Red Leaf High! This premium dungeon grants great EXP as you progress further through it, and it allows you to earn Friendship points with four NPCs in order to earn the ability to purchase special equipable stat items: totems.

Requirement: Lv.10 or above, solo only

  • NPC Boss Kumi will be in most towns. Talk to her to be sent to her homeroom class.
  • The totems of Joe Joe, Hermoninny, Little Dragon, and Ika each provide different kinds of stats.
  • You can venture deeper into the school for free once per day. Subsequent entries each day will require the use of a Red Leaf High Entry Key, available for 400 NX in the Cash Shop. Each key will be consumed after one use.
  • You can accept a quest to receive 1 free Red Leaf High Entry Key (in addition to the daily free entry) once per character.
  • The further you progress through the school, the more EXP you will earn.
  • Each of the Four Pillars of Heaven you defeat will drop a Maple weapon.
  • You’ll be able to choose which of the Four Pillars of Heaven you want to apply earned Friendship Points toward.
  • There are tons of daily repeatable quests your new schoolmates have for you to earn Friendship Points.
  • As the applied Friendship Points accumulate, the ability to purchase totems for the corresponding Pillar in the Four Pillars of Heaven Shop in the homeroom.
  • Each totem is a unique equipped item, so you won’t be able to have two of the same totem equipped at the same time. For example, you can have a Mighty Joe Joe Totem equipped at the same time as a Golden Joe Joe Totem, but you can’t have two Mighty Joe Joe Totems equipped at the same time.
  • All of the totems are untradeable.
  • A totem UI has been added to your equipment inventory for you to view which you have equipped. Up to 3 can be equipped at once.

Totem Info:

  • Joe Joe: DEX
  • Hermoninny: INT
  • Little Dragon: STR
  • Ika: LUK
  • There is also a special type of Boss Kumi totem for each category.
Req.
Level
Friendship
Points
Needed
StatsMesos
Needed
0500[stat] +4100,000
301000[stat] +8, Weapon/Magic ATT +110,000,000
702000[stat] +12, Weapon/Magic ATT +3100,000,000
1204000[stat] +20, Weapon/Magic ATT +6400,000,000
04000[stat] +14, Weapon/Magic ATT +4500,000,000


Potion Pot: Rust Remover Giveaway

February 5 - February 12

  • Talk to the Maple Administrator to get a free Rust Remover to extend the life of an expired Potion Pot by 3 days.
Rewards:
  • Rust Remover: This special Rust Remover to extends the life of an expired Potion Pot by 3 days. It will expire after 90 days if you dont' use it.
  • Elixir x50: Restores 50% of both HP and MP.

Winter Attendance Check

February 5 - February 18

Requirement: Lv.13 or above.

  • Click the calendar icon on the left side of your game window and accept the main quest from Cassandra.
  • Click the calendar icon again, click “Challenge,” then accept the quest for the day.
  • Check in each day and complete the accompanying quest to earn a stamp.
  • Defeat 300 monsters within 10 levels below or 20 levels above you to fulfill the quest requirement. Most of Maple World’s monsters within your level range will count toward quest completion.
  • Upon completion of the requirements, turn in the quest through the event notifier (star icon) on the left side of your game window.
  • At the end of each week, you can receive a reward based on how many stamps you collected that week. Click the calendar icon, then click 'Claim 1st Week Gift' or 'Claim 2nd Week Gift' to receive your prize.

Rewards:

Daily check in completion
  • Heartpounding Box x5: Double-click it to receive random potions or mining ores.
  • EXP based on your level
Weekly gift
  • 1 Premium Dice for each day that your received a stamp, excluding the 7th day in a week.
  • 1 Occult Cube along with 6 Premium dice if you are stamped all 7 days in a week
Perfect attendance
  • A Character Slot Coupon or a 1 hour 2x EXP Coupon if you complete all 14 days.
Character Slot Expansion Coupon
  • Double-click it to receive a free character slot!
  • This item can only be received once per world in an account.
  • This item expires in 7 days if you don’t use it.
  • The item will have no effect if you have already reached the maximum number of character slots (18) in the current world.
2x EXP Coupon
  • Double-click it to receive a 2x EXP buff for 1 hour.
  • This item expires in 7 days if you don’t use it.
Premium Dice: Double-click them to receive a random reward. The rewards include:
  • Mysterious Chair Boxes
  • Chaos Scrolls
  • Mysterious Recipes
  • Various equipment scrolls
  • restorative items
  • Various other Use items
Mysterious Chair Box: Double-click it to receive a random reward out of the following:

Everyday Happytime

February 5 - February 19

Requirement: Lv. 13 and above

  • Accept the quest through the event notifier (star) on the left side of the game window to receive a Dark Feather.
  • Stay logged in until it turns into a Bright Feather. This takes about 30 minutes.
  • Give the transformed feather to the Maple Administrator to receive a random item.
Rewards at random one of the following:
  • Protection Scroll
  • Lucky Day Scroll
  • 2 Star Enhancement Scroll
  • Gold Awakening Stamp
  • Clean Slate Scroll 20%
  • Summeroid Coupon (F)
  • Innocence Scroll 20%
  • Incredible Chaos Scroll 60%
  • Equip Tab 4 Slot Coupon
  • Use Tab 4 Slot Coupon
  • Set-Up Tab 4 Slot Coupon
  • Etc Tab 4 Slot Coupon
  • Mastery Book Synergizer
  • Receive a second Dark Feather and hold for another 30 minutes until it transforms.
  • Return it to the Maple Administrator.
Reward:
  • Pendant of the Spirit: Boosts EXP when equipped. The longer you wear it, the greater the effect becomes. 1 hr: 10% additional EXP; 2 hr: 20% additional EXP; 2 hr+: 30% additional EXP. Expires after 1 day.
  • The first part of the event can be repeated the day after the second part of the event is completed.

New and Returning Player Events

Cowboy Newbie

February 5 - February 19

Requirement for all quests: Must be a character created during the event period

  • The quests can be accepted through the even notifer (star) on the left side of the game window.
  • Create a new character and get Cash equips and special medals at certain levels.
  • You can recieve the gift boxes by accepting the quests through the event notifier at the appropriate levels.
  • The Cash equips can't be moved to your Cash Shop inventory, so if you want to part ways with any of them before they expire, you can deposit them in the Clothes Collector in Henesys Market.
  • The gift boxes expire after 1 day if you don't open them.
  • The Cash equips expire after 30 days.
  • All of the rewards are untradeable.
Cowboy Newbie’s Gift
Requirement: New characters Reward: Cute Newbie Gift Set 1 - double-click it to receive:
  • Western Cowboy Hat (Cash equip)
  • Cute Newbie Medal: Max HP/MP +50, Speed +10
  • The Brave title
  • restorative potions

Cowboy Newbie’s Gift 2
Requirement: New character Lv.10 or above Reward: Cowboy Newbie Gift Set 2 - double-click it to receive:
  • Western Cowboy Boots (Cash equip)
  • restorative potions

Cowboy Newbie’s Gift 3
Requirement: New character Lv.20 or above Reward: Cowboy Newbie Gift Set 3 - double-click it to receive one of the following Cash top covers, based on your character's gender:
  • Cowboy Shirt (Male) (Cash equip)
  • Cowgirl Shirt (Female) (Cash equip)
  • restorative potions

Cowboy Newbie’s Gift 4
Requirement: New character Lv.30 or above Reward: Cowboy Newbie Gift Set 4 - double-click it to receive one of the following Cash bottom covers, based on your character's gender:
  • Cowboy Pants (Male) (Cash equip)
  • Cowgirl Pants (Female) (Cash equip)
  • restorative potions

Magnificent Mapler’s Gift
Requirement: New character Lv.50 or above Reward: Magnificent Mapler Gift Set - double-click it to receive:
  • Magnificent Mapler medal: REQ LV. 50, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +1, Max HP/MP +80, ACC/AVOID +10
  • The Coolest title
  • restorative potions

Nobler Mapler

Update: This event has been blocked as of the unscheduled maintenance on February 7 due to certain players attempting to exploit or hack the system.

February 5 - February 19

Requirements: Lv.10 or above, must have logged in at least once between 1/5/13 - 2/4/13.

  • Click the gift box icon on the left side of your game window.
  • Accept the Nobler Mapler Box from the menu that pops up.
  • You can only collect this box on one character on your account.
Reward: Double-click the the Nobler Mapler Box to receive:
  • Chaos Scroll 100%: Alters equipment stats for better or for worse. Some stats are not affected. Cannot be used on Cash equips.
  • Carved Golden Seal: It can add another Potential line to a piece of equipment with less than three normal Potentials. Success Rate: 80%. Double-click it to open its menu.
  • 3x Drop Coupon x3: Triples your item drop rate for 1 hour. The coupons don't stack with each other. They expire after 10 days if you don't use them.
  • Super Miracle Cube x2: These reset the Potential lines on an item with revealed Rare to Legendary Potential. They have a higher chance to raise an item's Potential tier than regular Miracle Cubes.

Return of the Maple Warrior

Update: This event has been blocked as of the unscheduled maintenance on February 7 due to certain players attempting to exploit or hack the system.

Part 1
February 5 - February 18

Requirements: Lv.10 or above, must have logged in at least once in 2012, and must not have logged in from 1/1/13 - 2/4/13

  • Click the gift box icon on the left side of your game window.
  • Accept the Maple Points from the menu that pops up.
  • You can only collect this box on one character on your account.
Reward:
  • 3000 Maple Points

Part 2
February 20 - February 26

Requirements: Lv.10 or above, must have completed Return of the Maple Warrior part 1

  • Complete at least 10 days of Winter Attendance Check (Season 1).
  • Players who complete the event requirements will be counted and rewarded in a maintenance after the event is complete.
  • When you the rewards have been given out:
  • Click the gift box icon on the left side of your game window.
  • Accept the Maple Points from the menu that pops up.
  • You can only collect this box on one character on your account.
Reward:
  • 2000 Maple Points

Holiday Events

Lunar New Years

February 5 - February 19

Requirement: Lv 10 or above

  • The quests can be accepted through the event notifier (star) on the left side of your game window.

Fun Maple Game of Yut!
  • Quest acceptance gift: Unagi x10: Each restores 1000 HP
  • Collect New Year Yut Sticks from monsters that are within your level range.
  • Most Maple World monsters within 10 levels below or 20 levels above you will drop the sticks.
  • Each stick collected will give 1 to 5 points.
  • Once 200 points are collected take them to Cassandra to receive 1 New Years Gift Box.
  • Obtain 5000 total accumulated points to receive a stamp.
Reward: New Year's Gift Box 2: Double-click it to receive an item from the following list:
  • Power Elixir: Restores 100% of your HP and MP
  • Reindeer Milk: Restores 5000 HP
  • Sunrise Dew: Restores 4000 MP
  • trait EXP items
  • Red Fruit: Weapon ATT + 8, Duration: 10 minutes, tradeable
  • Black Fruit: Weapon DEF +150, Duration: 10 minutes, tradeable
  • Blue Fruit: Magic ATT + 8, Duration: 10 minutes, tradeable
  • Red Waist Warmer: REQ LV 13, STR/DEX +2, Weapon ATT +2, Weapon DEF +50, 3 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Blue Waist Warmer: REQ LV 13, INT/LUK +2, Magic ATT +2, Magic DEF +50, 3 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Secret Recipe: Double-click it to receive a random recipe for any of the Professions you have learned. If you have not learned a Profession, a random recipe will be given.
  • Happy New Year buff: Weapon ATT +20, Magic ATT +30, Duration: 15 minutes, tradeable

Defeat the Black Dragon and get the Energy!
  • Accept the quest through the envelope that appears above your head at every 5th and 35th minute of the hour.
  • Defeat Draco's uncle within the time limit, talk to Kid Draco to move to the reward map, then talk to him again to accept your reward.
  • This quest can be repeated up to 6 times a day.
Reward:
  • New Years Gift Box 2 x2

Make delicious new year's rice cake soup!
  • Collect rice drop soup ingredients from monsters that are within your level range.
  • Most Maple World monsters within 10 levels below or 20 levels above you will drop the ingredients.
  • Collect:
    • 20 Rice Cakes
    • 20 Rice Cake Soup Meat Garnish
    • 20 Rice Cake Soup Egg Garnish
    • Give the ingredients to Cassandra.
  • This quest is repeatable 10 minutes after completion.
Reward:
  • restorative potions
  • New Years Rice Drop Soup: Gives a buff depending on your level.
    • Lv 10-30: Weapon/Magic ATT +20, HP/MP +500 for 30 minutes
    • Lv 31-70: Weapon/Magic ATT +20, HP/MP +1000 for 30 minutes
    • Lv 71+ : Weapon/Magic ATT +20, HP/MP +1500 for 30 minutes

Have a happy holiday with the new year's gift box!
  • Quest acceptance gift: Melting Cheese x10: Each restores 4000 HP
  • Collect New Year Gift Boxes from monsters that are within your level range.
  • Most Maple World monsters within 10 levels below or 20 levels above you will drop the sticks.
  • Double-click a New Year's Gift Box 1 to receive a random item from the list below.

Happy New Years - Time to Make a Wish!
Requirement: Accept the Rust Remover giveaway event.

  • Select the item you want to receive when you complete the quest.
  • Receive a Hopeful Dragon Crystal.
  • Stay logged in until it turns into a Wishbearing Dragon Crystal. This takes about 1 hour.
  • This quest can be repeated 1 day after completion.
Reward: Select one each time you do the quest:
  • Golden Hammer 50%: If an equip has hammer slots remaining, this item has a 50% chance to add an additional upgrade slot to an item. A hammer slot will be used up whether or not this item is successful.
  • Special Potential Scroll: Has a 100% chance to create hidden potential on a regular equip.
  • Miraculous Chaos Scroll 60%: Alters equipment stats for better or for worse. Some stats are not affected. Cannot be used on Cash equips.
  • Armor or accessory scroll for ATT or M. ATT

Mardi Gras

February 5 - February 19

Requirement: Lv.8 or above
Start NPC: Gaga

  • Collect Mardi Gras Bead Necklaces and Mardi Gras Feathers, then trade them in with Gaga.
  • The necklaces and featheras will drop from most monsters in Maple World.
  • When you turn in the mask quests, you will get a Mardi Gras Mask. There's a chance you can get a Royal version of a mask!
  • The regular Mardi Gras masks expire after 30 days. Royal Mardi Gras masks expire after 90 days.
  • Each quest can be accepted again 1 hour after its completion.
Mardi Gras Throw
  • Collect 10 Mardi Gras Bead Necklaces.
  • Turn in the Mardi Gras Bead Necklaces.
Rewards:
  • random Mardi Gras Feather
  • White Potion x5: Each restores 300 HP

Mardi Gras Green Masks
  • Collect 10 Green Mardi Gras Feathers.
  • Turn in the Green Mardi Gras Feathers to Gaga to receive a Green Mardi Gras Mask.
Reward:
  • Blue Potion x5: Each restores 100 MP
  • one of the following:
    • Green Mardi Gras Mask: STR/DEX/INT/LUK +1, Duration 30 days.
    • Royal Green Mardi Gras Mask: STR/DEX/INT/LUK +1, Duration 90 days.

Mardi Gras Purple Masks
  • Collect 10 Purple Mardi Gras Feathers.
  • Turn in the Purple Mardi Gras Feathers to Gaga to receive a Purple Mardi Gras Mask.
Reward:
  • Elixir x5: Each restores 50% of your HP and MP
  • one of the following:
    • Purple Mardi Gras Mask: STR/DEX/INT/LUK +2, Duration 30 days.
    • Royal Purple Mardi Gras Mask: STR/DEX/INT/LUK +2, Duration 90 days.

Mardi Gras Red Masks
  • Collect 10 Red Mardi Gras Feathers.
  • Turn in the Red Mardi Gras Feathers to Gaga to receive a Red Mardi Gras Mask.
Reward:
  • Power Elixir x5: Each restores 100% of your HP and MP
  • one of the following:
    • Red Mardi Gras Mask: STR/DEX/INT/LUK +3, Duration 30 days.
    • Royal Red Mardi Gras Mask: STR/DEX/INT/LUK +3, Duration 90 days.

Special Wedding Present

February 5 - February 19

  • Get married during the event period and we'll send you a special wedding gift during a subsequent maintenance!
Reward:
  • Onyx Apple x50: Restores 90% of your HP and MP, Weapon/Magic ATT +100, Weapon DEF +20, Duration: 10 minutes. Only moveable within the the same world in the same account.

Heart Balloon Giveaway

Update: This event has been blocked as of the unscheduled maintenance on February 7 due to certain players attempting to exploit or hack the system.

February 13 - February 15

Requirement: Lv.13 or above

  • Log in to get a free Heart Balloon cape cover!
  • This item can only be accepted on one character on your account.
  • Click the gift box icon on the left side of your game window, and accept the Heart Balloon.
  • This Heart Balloon is a Cash item that can cover a cape. It can also be equipped even if you aren't wearing a non-Cash cape.
  • This item expires after 3 days.

Valentine's Day Quests

February 13 - February 27

Requirement: Lv.10 or above

  • The quests can be accepted through the event notifier (star) on the left side of your game window.
Maple World's Sweet Valentine's Day!
  • Collect 100 Sweet Chocolates from monster drops and give them to Cassandra.
  • Most Maple World monsters within 10 levels below or 20 levels above you will drop chocolates.
  • This quest is repeatable upon completion.
Reward:
  • Mana Elixir x10: Each restores 300 MP
  • Valentine's Day Box - Double-click it to receive a random reward, such as:
    • Secret Mastery Books
    • Potential Scrolls
    • Equip Enhancement Scrolls
    • restorative and buff items
Sweet in the Center
  • Get a Valentine's Day Chocolate from Cassandra.
  • Stay logged in until it turns into a Love-Filled Valentine's Day Chocolate. This takes about 30 minutes.
  • Give the transformed chocolate to Cassandra to receive a buff that will last 30 minutes.
  • This quest is repeatable upon completion.
Reward:
  • Lv.10 and above: Elixir x1: Restores 50% of your HP and MP
  • Lv.10-30: Sweet V Chocolate Lv.1: Weapon/Magic ATT +20, Speed +40
  • Lv.30-70: Sweet V Chocolate Lv.2: Weapon/Magic ATT +30, Speed +40
  • Lv.71 and above: Sweet V Chocolate Lv.3: Weapon/Magic ATT +40, Speed +40
Heart-Shaped Box
  • The quest will auto-complete when you accept it. After this, Lovely Valentine's Day Boxes will have a chance to drop from mobs around your level.
  • Quest completion reward: Watermelon x10: Each restores 1000 HP and MP
  • Most Maple World monsters within 10 levels below or 20 levels above you will drop boxes.
  • Double-click a Lovely Valentine's Day Box to receive a random item from the list below.
    • Lovely V Chair: expires after 30 days
    • Valentine's Day Sweet Chocolate (face accessory): STR/DEX/INT/LUK +3, Weapon/Magic ATT +2, 5 upgrade slots (unhammered), expires after 30 days
    • Sweet V Scroll 50%: A scroll for the Valentine's Day Sweet Chocolate face accessory. STR/DEX/INT/LUK +1, Success Rate: 50%
    • Sweet Valentine's Day! (title)
    • Trait EXP items
    • restorative items
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