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Dec 13, 2017

[Updated] v.191 – Nova: Winter Bard Patch Notes

Immerse yourself in the brand-new story of the ‘Winter Bard’, the fourth episode of the Grand Athenaeum theme dungeon! Lots of Nova events and holiday events are arriving too! All this and more is coming your way as MapleStory Nova continues!

V.191 – Nova: Winter Bard is live on December 13!

Table of Contents

NEW CONTENT

Grand Athenaeum: Winter Bard

Requirement: Lv. 100 and above.

  • A new story appears in Grand Athenaeum!
  • Enter Grand Athenaeum through the Dimensional Mirror to experience Maple World's forgotten history.
  • Hundreds of years ago, a hero and his companions laid down their lives for the people of Maple World. Their fates intertwined with those of the six legendary heroes who ultimately brought peace to Maple World.
  • With the addition of Winter Bard, the Grand Athenaeum episodes no longer have to be played in order.
  • Play through Episode 4: Winter Bard and complete it to be rewarded with a new medal commemorating your adventures in the past.

Rewards:

  • Winter Bard: Medal. Untradeable. Req.Lv: 100. STR/DEX/INT/LUK +4, MaxHP/MaxMP +170, Weapon DEF/Magic DEF +85.

ADDITIONAL UPDATES

Bug Fixes

[Updated December 13]

  • The Bingo event times are changed to be more convenient for players. While previously the times were from 12:00 AM - 2:00 PM (UTC), the times are now 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM (UTC).
  • The issue where players were unable to redeem the tiered reward boxes from the Super Nova event due to having received TakeOver event boxes previously has been fixed. Players should now be able to redeem the Super Nova tiered reward boxes.
  • The Cryojet quest should now be accessible from Alliance worlds.
  • The Black Friday Big Spender event rewards have been distributed. You may pick up your rewards from the gift box notifier on the left-side of the screen.
  • The Permanent Glimmering Raccoon Suit Mount Coupon should no longer disappear if you use it when you already own the mount.
  • The text of several Cadena skills (Summon Daggers, Summon Brick, Summon Shotgun) has been updated to reflect that the skills are no longer only usable while airborne.
  • The Android Shop is now accessible again for Battle-Roids.
  • The Explorer's Cruel Ring item has had some stats restored: MaxHP +180, MaxMP +100, ATT Power +3, Magic ATT +1, Critical Rate +5%, Critical Damage +10%.
  • The Explorer's Critical Ring item has had some stats restored: MaxHP +180, MaxMP +100, ATT Power +3, Magic ATT +1, Critical Rate +10%, Critical Damage +5%.
  • The Beast Tamer's Dark Critical Ring item has had some stats restored: INT +8, LUK +3, MaxHP +300, MaxMP +300, Magic ATT +8, Critical Rate +15%, Critical Damage +5%.
  • The Piston dialogue when checking your participation record for the Dimension Invasion has been adjusted.
  • Zakum, Papulatus, and Pianus Certificates no longer drop from bosses.
  • The Boss Party buffs have been corrected so that they display damage values against a specific boss.
  • A fix has been made to Rest coupons so that they are no longer given to characters that didn't log out.
  • The Nebulite Fusion skill no longer has null text in its description.

Reboot World Meso Drops

  • Meso drops in Reboot world have been increased while hunting monsters within your level range (20 levels below and 20 levels above).

NOVA EVENTS

Illium Pre-Creation

UTC: December 13 (after maintenance) – December 19 at 11:59 PM

  • From December 13 - December 20 you can create the Illium character class!
  • Doing so will make you eligible for the Illium Boost-Up rewards!
  • You will receive the rewards December 21, 2017 after maintenance and can claim them up until December 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM (UTC).
  • You will get 4 different boxes, each of which has one guaranteed prize and a bunch of other prizes you have a random chance to get.
  • The boxes are all tradeable within the account.

Rewards:

  • New Maple Leaf Boxes:
    • New Maple Leaf Pet Box
      • Guaranteed Items: Mini Moyo Coupon, Mini Miyo Pet Equipment
      • Random Additional Item:
        • Premium Water of Life x3 Coupon
        • White Duck Pet Coupon
        • Skunk Pet Coupon
        • Fennec Fox Pet Coupon
        • Scurvy Bird Pet Coupon
        • Chunky Raccoon Pet Coupon
        • Shark Tank Pet Coupon
        • Triple Angel Pets Full Package
        • Triple Root Abyss Pets Full Package
        • Permanent Triple Lucid Pets Full Package
    • New Maple Leaf Coin Box
      • Guaranteed Items: Nova Coin (x100), Illium Damage Skin
      • Random Additional Item:
        • Selective Damage Skin Box
        • Nodestones (x100)
        • Ancient Guardian Chair
        • Unique Potential Scroll 100%
        • Sun Chair
        • Lucidroid Coupon
        • Legendary Dominator Pendant
        • Permanent Flame Bird Mount Coupon
        • Magnificent Lucid Soul
        • Lv. 160 Star Force 15 Star Enhancement
        • Legendary Absolab Equipment Full Package
    • New Maple Leaf Beauty Box
      • Guaranteed Items: Royal Hair Coupon, Royal Face Coupon
      • Random Additional Item:
        • VIP Hair Color Coupon + Skin Coupon
        • Vivacious Wavy Hair Coupon (F)
        • Lucid Hair Coupon (M)
        • Lucid Hair Coupon (F)
        • Cool School Trim Coupon (M)
        • School Girl Pigtails Coupon (F)
        • Dragon Master Hair Coupon (M)
        • Side Ponytail Hair Coupon (F)
        • White Mage Hair Coupon (M)
        • Lady Blair Hair Coupon (F)
    • New Maple Leaf Money Box
      • Guaranteed Item: 500 Reward Points
      • Random Additional Item:
        • 3,000 Maple Points
        • 30,000 Maple Points
        • 50,000 Maple Points
        • 1 Million Maple Points

Mega Burning Project

[Updated December 21] The Mega Burning event has been extended and will now end at 11:59 PM on December 31 (UTC).

UTC: December 13 (after maintenance) – December 31 at 11:59 PM

Please avoid altering your computer time when participating in this event. Any changes to your computer time clock can cause issues when creating or deleting Burning characters for this event.

Requirement: This event can only be started by characters created during the event period.

  • After creating a brand-new character during the event period, you have the option to give it the special "Burning" effect.
  • After they reach Lv. 10, every time that character levels up they will gain an additional two levels all the way up to Lv. 150!
  • This event is open to characters in both Reboot and non-Reboot worlds, with the exception of Zero, Cadena, and Illium.
  • You can only choose to make a new character a "Burning" character after its initial creation.
  • Only one "Burning" character can be made. If you delete your "Burning" character, you'll be able to create a new one.
  • Log in with your character and select the quest '[Nova] 1+2 Level Up! Mega Burning Project!' from the star event notifier on the left side of the screen to receive the following special gifts!

Rewards:

  • Lv. 30 Equipment Box: Untradeable. Can only be opened at Lv. 30. Open to receive a weapon and armor set suitable for your class.
  • Mysterious Cryptic Chest: Untradeable. 7-day duration. Open to receive:
    • Snail: 5-hour Duration. Skills: Meso Magnet, Item Pouch. Cannot be moved to Cash Inventory. Cannot be revived with the Water of Life.
  • Legendary Cryptic Chest: Untradeable. Can only be opened at Lv. 100. Open to receive:
    • Frozen Hat: Untradeable. Req. Lv: 100. STR/DEX/INT/LUK +23 MaxHP/MaxMP +270, Weapon ATT/Magic ATT +1, Defense +293. Upgrades available: 10.
    • Frozen Cape: Untradeable. Req. Lv: 100. STR/DEX/INT/LUK +7, Weapon ATT/Magic ATT +7, Defense +180, Speed +9, Jump +5. Upgrades available: 7.
    • Frozen Suit: Untradeable. Req. Lv: 100. STR/DEX/INT/LUK +27, Weapon ATT/Magic ATT +1, Defense +315. Upgrades available: 10.
    • Frozen Weapon Box: Untradeable. 7-day duration. Open to receive:
      • Frozen Weapon: Untradeable. Req. Lv: 100. Stats will vary based upon your job.
    • Frozen Secondary Weapon Box: Untradeable. 7-day duration. Open to receive:
      • Frozen Secondary Weapon: Untradeable. Req. Lv: 100. Stats will vary based upon your job.
    • Mastery Book 20: Untradeable.
    • Mastery Book 30: Untradeable.
  • Keep on Burning Title Coupon: Untradeable. Can only be used at Lv. 130. Use to receive:
    • Keep on Burning: Title. Untradeable. 14-day duration on stats. Req. Lv: 130. STR/DEX/INT/LUK +10, MaxHP/MaxMP +400, Weapon ATT/Magic ATT +10, Boss Damage +10%, Ignore DEF +10%.

Step Up

UTC: December 13 (after maintenance) – January 16 at 11:59 PM

Requirement: New character created after November 29 game update. Lv. 33 and above.

  • When certain levels are attained on your new character, you’ll unlock informative Step Up Missions that grant you special rewards.
  • In order to move on to the next Step Up Mission, you need to complete your current mission as well as reach the next level requirement.
  • Some of the rewards from the Step Up missions can only be received once per world. If you complete these specific missions on other characters, you'll receive alternate rewards.
  • If you successfully complete the Step Up event, you’ll receive the Maple Specialist Title: STR/DEX/LUK/INT +10 MaxHP: +500, Weapon ATT/Magic ATT +5, Monster Def Ignored +10%. Tradeable within account.

Rewards:

  • Level 33: Hunt 300 monsters within your level range
    • Pearl Maple Armor Set Box: Untradeable, 14-day duration.
  • Level 40: Collect a Combo Kill orb
    • Power Elixirs (x300): Untradeable.
  • Level 45: Activate 1 Rune
    • Hyper Teleport Rock: Untradeable, 7-day duration.
  • Level 50: Clear 1 Sudden Mission
    • Safety Charm (x5): Untradeable, 30-day duration.
  • Level 55: Complete the 3rd Job Advancement
    • Lv. 60 Weapon Support Box: Untradeable, 14-day duration. Gives Lv. 60 weapon and Spell Trace (x100) in non-Reboot worlds. Gives Lv. 60 weapon in Reboot world.
  • Level 60: Use up all of an equipment’s upgrade slots in non-Reboot worlds, or acquire 15 Spell Traces in Reboot world
    • Mysterious Meso Pouch (x3): Untradeable.
  • Level 64: Equip a weapon that has been Star Force enhanced 5 or more times
    • EXP x2 Coupon (15 Min.) (x2): Untradeable, 14-day duration.
  • Level 68: Hunt 3 Elite Monsters
    • Nova Coin (x20): Untradeable.
  • Level 72: Defeat Easy Zakum
    • Maple Rewards 500: Untradeable, 14-day duration. This reward can only be received once per account. After that you will receive Nova Coin (x10).
  • Level 76: Join the Maple Alliance
    • Selective 4 Slot Coupon: Untradeable, 14-day duration. Excludes Storage.
  • Level 80: Clear Nett’s Pyramid 2 times
    • Occult Cube (x10): Untradeable.
  • Level 84: Reset an equipment’s Potential
    • Perfect Potential Stamp: Untradeable.
  • Level 88: Complete a Pollo, Fritto, or Flame Wolf portal
    • Pollo and Fritto Entry Ticket (x2): Untradeable, 14-day duration.
  • Level 92: Clear The Silent Crusade <Chapter 1>
    • Spell Trace (x300): Untradeable.
  • Level 96: Complete the 4th Job Advancement
    • Mastery Book 20 (x2): Untradeable. Cygnus characters receive Nova Coin (x10) instead.
  • Level 100: Clear Grand Athenaeum <Chapters 1~3>
    • Pendant of the Spirit: Untradeable, 7-day duration.
  • Level 104: Clear Monster Park 2 times
    • Monster Park REBORN Coupon (x2): Tradeable within account, 14-day duration.
  • Level 108: Hunt 999 monsters located in a Burning Field
    • Nova Coin (x20): Untradeable.
  • Level 112: Get Lv. 30 Maple Warrior/Cygnus Knights/Nova’s Warrior/Sengoku Warrior/Presidents Orders
    • Mastery Book 30 (x2): Untradeable. Cygnus characters receive Nova Coin (x10) instead.
  • Level 116: Hunt 1 Elite Boss
    • EXP x2 Coupon (15 Min.) (x2): Untradeable, 14-day duration.
  • Level 120: Clear the Black Heaven content
    • Selective 4 Slot Coupon: Untradeable, 14-day duration. Excludes Storage.
  • Level 124: Hunt 999 Star Force monsters
    • Occult Cube (x20): Untradeable.
  • Level 128: Equip an item Epic rank or higher
    • Master Craftsman's Cube (x2): Tradeable within account, 14-day duration. This reward can only be received once per account. After that you will receive Nova Coin (x10).
  • Level 132: Clear the Transfer Hammer tutorial quest
    • Nova Coin (x20): Untradeable.
  • Level 136: Create or join a guild
    • Banner of Plenty Experience Box: Untradeable, 14-day duration.
  • Level 140: Clear the Temple of Time
    • Spell Trace (x2,000): Untradeable.
  • Level 143: Clear the Dimensional Invasion 2 times
    • Infinite Revitalizer (x2): Untradeable, 14-day duration.
  • Level 146: Achieve level 5 in Herbalism or Mining
    • Profession Coupon: Untradeable, 14-day duration.
  • Level 149: Achieve level 5 in Alchemy, Jewel Crafting or Blacksmithing
    • Nova Coin (x20): Untradeable.
  • Level 152: Equip a weapon with Star Force 11 or higher
    • Non-Reboot worlds: Chaos Scroll of Goodness 50% (x2): Tradeable within account, 14-day duration. This reward can only be received once per account. After that you will receive Nova Coin (x10).
    • Reboot world: Mysterious Meso Pouch (x15): Tradeable within account, 14-day duration. This reward can only be received once per account. After that you will receive Nova Coin (x10).
  • Level 155: Reset an item’s Potential
    • Wheel of Destiny (x5): Untradeable, 30-day duration.
  • Level 158: Defeat Normal Horntail
    • Maple Rewards 1000: Untradeable, 14-day duration. This reward can only be received once per account. After that you will receive Nova Coin (x10).
  • Level 161: Achieve 90 Star Force
    • Meister's Cube (x2): Tradeable within account, 14-day duration. This reward can only be received once per account. After that you will receive Nova Coin (x10).
  • Level 164: Use 1 Monster Collection Expedition Box
    • Nova Coin (x20): Untradeable.
  • Level 167: Clear 3 different party quests
    • Pendant of the Spirit: Untradeable, 7-day duration.
  • Level 170: Clear Future Henesys
    • Selective 8 Slot Coupon: Untradeable, 14-day duration. Excludes Storage.
  • Level 173: Participate in Kritias Invasion
    • Special Medal of Honor: Untradeable, 14-day duration.
  • Level 176: Achieve Inner Ability with Unique rank or higher
    • Miracle Circulator: Untradeable, 14-day duration.
  • Level 179: Get to the 10th floor of Mu Lung Dojo
    • EXP x2 Coupon (15 Min.) (x3): Untradeable, 14-day duration.
  • Level 182: Clear Twilight Perion
    • Selective 8 Slot Coupon: Untradeable, 14-day duration. Excludes Storage.
  • Level 185: Equip 5 or more items from the Boss Accessory equipment set
    • Epic Potential Scroll 100%: Tradeable within account, 14-day duration. This reward can only be received once per account. After that you will receive Nova Coin (x10).
  • Level 188: Achieve level 10 Charisma and Empathy
    • Nova Coin (x20): Untradeable.
  • Level 190: Complete the Heroes of Maple content
    • Selective 8 Slot Coupon: Untradeable, 14-day duration. Excludes Storage.
  • Level 192: Achieve level 10 Insight and Will
    • EXP x2 Coupon (15 Min.) (x3): Untradeable, 14-day duration.
  • Level 194: Achieve level 10 Craft and Charm
    • Trait Boost Potion: Tradeable within account, 14-day duration. This reward can only be received once per account. After that you will receive Nova Coin (x10).
  • Level 196: Equip a Pocket item
    • Nova Coin (x50): Untradeable.
  • Level 198: Complete the 5th Job Advancement
    • Nodestone (x10): Untradeable.
  • Level 200: Clear the Vanishing Journey
    • Non-Reboot worlds: Incredible Chaos Scroll of Goodness 60% (x2): Tradeable within account, 14-day duration. This reward can only be received once per account. After that you will receive Nova Coin (x10).
    • Reboot world: Mysterious Meso Pouch (x35): Tradeable within account, 14-day duration. This reward can only be received once per account. After that you will receive Nova Coin (x10).
  • Level 201: Obtain 50 total Arcane Force
    • Nodestone (x10): Untradeable.
  • Level 202: Equip a level 3 Node
    • Nodestone (x10): Untradeable
  • Level 203: Achieve 120 Star Force
    • Non-Reboot worlds: Special Bonus Potential Scroll 100%: Untradeable, 14-day duration. This reward can only be received once per account. After that you will receive Nova Coin (x10).
    • Reboot world: Mysterious Meso Pouch (x50). This reward can only be received once per account. After that you will receive Nova Coin (x10).
  • Level 204: Collect all of the buff items specified in the mission
    • Nova Buff (x10): Untradeable.
  • Level 205: Defeat one Chaos Root Abyss boss
    • Maple Specialist: Title. Tradeable within account. STR/DEX/INT/LUK + 10, MaxHP +500, Weapon ATT/Magic ATT +5, Monster DEF Ignored +10%. Tradeable within account. This reward can only be received once per account. After that you will receive Nova Coin (x100).

Hunter’s Arena

UTC: December 13 (after maintenance) – January 16 at 11:59 PM

Requirement: Lv. 100 and above (Zero characters must have completed up to Chapter 2).

  • Talk to Cassandra to enter the Hunter's Arena waiting map.
  • Talk to her again to enter a hunting ground where up to 10 people can be placed in the same map at the same time, however they will NOT be in a party.
  • If you are in a party and go to Hunter's Arena, the party will be disbanded but each member of the party going in will be on the same map.
  • In Hunter's Arena, you can only see and kill your own monsters and monsters that you summon give 120% additional bonus experience.
  • Pay Cassandra 10 Nova Coins to spawn 500 monsters.
  • Your level determines the daily limit of how many monsters you can summon.
    • Level 100~119: 500 monsters
    • Level 120~139: 1,000 monsters
    • Level 140~159: 1,500 monsters
    • Level 160~179: 2,000 monsters
    • Level 180~199: 2,500 monsters
    • Level 200+: 3,000 monsters
  • If you leave the map or disconnect from the game, the monsters summoned will stay. Talking to Cassandra while the monsters are summoned allows you to change the monster type.
  • You can summon Arcane River monsters if your character has access to the area.
  • Additionally, every 30 minutes, the Hunting Boost will be triggered at the top platform of the Hunter's Arena map for 30 seconds.
  • During this time, the mobs will stop being summoned and a buff zone will be created at the top of the map.
  • Going to the buff zone will enable you to share party buff skills with other users.

Nova Hot Week 2

UTC: December 18 at 12:00 AM – December 24 at 11:59 PM

Requirement: Lv. 33 and above (Zero characters must have completed up to Chapter 2).

  • During the event period, log in and click the gift box icon on the left side of the screen to receive a Gift Box, and then double-click the box in your inventory to open it.
  • The Gift Box can be obtained once in a 24-hour period every day between the hours of 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST / 1:00 AM CET / 11:00 AM AEDT, and 3:59 PM PST / 6:59 PM EST / 12:59 AM CET / 10:59 AM AEDT.
  • Once you receive the gift box, you can open it anytime before 1:00 AM PST / 4:00 AM EST / 10:00 AM CET / 8:00 PM AEDT of the following day.
  • If you have more than 30 unclaimed gifts, you may not be able to see the Hot Week reward. Please clear any unclaimed gifts and login again to see the Hot Week reward.
  • If you obtain a Gift Box every day from Monday to Saturday, then on Sunday—in addition to Sunday's reward—you can select another gift! You can select one from all of the items that were given out from Monday to Friday. You are not required to have received each day’s Gift Box on the same character in order to be eligible for the extra gift, but it does have to be with characters in the same world (multiple worlds in World Alliances don't count).
  • Reward items for each day's Gift Box are listed below.

Rewards:

  • Monday, December 18
    • Hyper Teleport Rock Coupon: Untradeable, 7-day duration.
  • Tuesday, December 19
    • Special Medal of Honor (x3): Untradeable.
  • Wednesday, December 20
    • 2x EXP Coupon (x3): Untradeable, 7-day duration. Use to receive 2x EXP for 30 minutes.
  • Thursday, December 21
    • Pendant of the Spirit: Untradeable, 7-day duration.
  • Friday, December 22
    • Selective 4 Slot Coupon: Untradeable, 7-day duration.
  • Saturday, December 23
    • Nova Coin (x50): Untradeable
  • Sunday, December 24
    • 1000 Reward Points Token: Untradeable, 7-day duration.
    • And if you received a Gift Box every day this week (with characters in the same world, not world alliance), then you can also select one additional reward from the items given Monday through Saturday!

Cadena and Illium Level 200 Rewards

UTC: November 29 12:00 AM – January 9 at 11:59 PM

  • Celebrate the arrival of Cadena and Illium by leveling them all the way to Lv. 200 to get rewards!
  • To be eligible for the final reward, both characters must be created in the same region (both created in Europe, or both created in North America). If you have already reached Lv. 200 with Cadena, you are still eligible for this event. This event can only be completed once per account. You may only receive one set of rewards from this event, depending on which tier you complete (rewards will be based on the highest tier completed).
  • Accounts must be in good standing and may be reviewed for eligibility before the rewards are given out in a future maintenance after the event ends. You will be able to receive your rewards by clicking the gift box icon on the left side of the screen before 12:00 AM on February 1, 2018 (UTC). You may accept the rewards on any character that is Lv. 33 or above (does not have to be the same character that participated in the event).

Rewards:

  • Tier 1 - Create a Cadena character after 12:00 AM on November 29, 2017 (UTC) and reach Lv. 200 before 12:00 AM on January 10, 2018 (UTC). If you make it, you’ll be rewarded with:
    • Unique 100% Potential Scroll: Untradeable, 7-day duration.
  • Tier 1 - Create an Illium character after 12:00 AM on December 14, 2017 (UTC) and reach Lv. 200 before 12:00 AM on January 10, 2018 (UTC). If you make it, you’ll be rewarded with:
    • Unique 100% Potential Scroll: Untradeable, 7-day duration.
  • Tier 2 – Reach Lv. 200 with both a Cadena and an Illium character before 12:00 AM on January 10, 2018 (UTC). If you make it, you’ll be rewarded with:
    • Unique 100% Potential Scroll: Untradeable, 7-day duration.
    • Jr. Reaper Pet: Permanent.
    • Non-Reboot worlds only: 9th Anniversary Prime Scroll for Accessory: Permanent, Untradeable.
    • Reboot world only: Mysterious Meso Pouch (x10)
    • Nebulite Box (x3): 7-day duration.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Shining Santa Box

UTC: December 13 (after maintenance) – December 25 at 11:59 PM

  • Defeat monsters within your level range (20 levels below and 20 levels above), and you have a chance to receive a Shining Santa Box from monster drops.

Rewards:

  • Open the Shining Santa Box to randomly receive one of the following items:
    • Nova Coins (x1 - x5). You can receive a limit of 10 Nova Coins per day from these boxes.
    • Rudolph's Red Nose: Untradeable, 7-day duration. Req. Lv: 10, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +2, Weapon ATT/Magic ATT +2, Upgrades +5.
    • Rudolph's Red Nose Bandage 60%: Untradeable, 7-day duration. Improve stats on Rudolph's Red Nose: STR/DEX/INT/LUK +2, Success Rate 60%.
    • Magic Christmas Stocking: Receive a Gift Filled Christmas Socks item from stocking after placing stocking in the Item Pot and giving it items and equipment from monsters around your level. The Gift Filled Christmas Socks item can only be opened within a certain time period.
    • Lv. 1 Merry Christmas: Gives Weapon ATT/Magic ATT +10 for 30 minutes.
    • Lv. 2 Merry Christmas: Gives Weapon ATT/Magic ATT +15 for 30 minutes.
    • Gingerbread Man Cookie (x10): Untradeable, recovers 3000 HP.
    • Gingerbread Woman Cookie (x10): Untradeable, recovers 3000 MP.
    • Power Elixir (x10)
    • Cold Winter Energy Buff: Gives Weapon ATT/Magic ATT +20 for 30 minutes.
    • Enjoyable Winter Buff: Greatly increase EXP gained from hunting monsters for 30 minutes.
    • Lucky Winter Buff: Greatly increase item drop rate from monsters for 30 minutes.
    • Santa Sled Mount 7-Day Coupon

Winter Retreat

[Updated December 13]

UTC: December 13 (after maintenance) – January 2 at 11:59 PM

  • Escape from the chilly winter weather by visiting a tropical island in the Winter Retreat event!
  • Players Lv. 33 and above can begin by speaking to NPC Kemdi or selecting the quest ‘[Nova] The Secret of the Remote Island’ from the star event notifier on the left side of the screen.
  • When you’re ready to go, NPC Kemdi will move you to the island.
  • Join the battle and throw water droplets at other players to earn points!
  • Use the WASD keys to move and the mouse left-click to throw water droplets.
  • You can also use the spacebar to roll around the map quickly using the Rolling skill.
  • Look out for trees and other objects within the map that you can destroy to gain skills and EXP.
  • You also earn EXP from defeating other players.

Skills:

  • Red Potion: Fully recover HP instantly.
  • Deluge: After casting, the basic attack’s droplets’ size and attack power are increased.
  • Whizzing Waterdrops: After casting, it increases basic attack and launch/firing speed and attack range for 15 seconds.
  • Water Sprinkler: After casting, the basic attack is divided into five and fired for 5 seconds. Attack range is decreased.
  • Rolling Reboot: After casting, your Roll skill can be used up to 5 times with no cooldown.
  • Unstoppable: Become invincible for 10 seconds.
  • Speedwalker: After casting, your base movement speed will be increased for 20 seconds.

Rewards:

As you earn EXP, it converts to points that you can use to get rewards! Speak to NPC Kemdi in the waiting area to exchange your points for rewards. He’s got some great items, including special chairs.

  • Nova Coin: Untradeable.
  • 2X EXP Coupon (15 min): Untradeable. 1-day duration.
  • Water Fight Chair: Untradeable.
  • Island Knights Chair: Untradeable.
  • Island Resistance Chair: Untradeable.
  • Mystery Card Pack: Untradeable. Expires January 2, 2018 3:59 PM.

Achievements:

Complete achievements related to the event to receive even more rewards!

  • 2X EXP Coupon (15 min) (x3): Untradeable. 7-day duration.
  • Nova Coin (x30 – x100): Untradeable.
  • Palm Frond Damage Skin Coupon: Untradeable. 7-day duration. Grants a permanent damage skin.
  • Snow Jester: Untradeable.
  • Tree Label Ring Coupon: Untradeable. 7-day duration. Grants a 30-day ring.
  • Tree Chat Ring Coupon: Untradeable. 7-day duration. Grants a 30-day ring.
  • Winter Retreat Detective: Medal. Untradeable.

Winter Photo Card

[Updated December 13]

UTC: December 13 (after maintenance) – January 2 at 11:59 PM

Requirement: Lv. 33 and above (Zero characters must have completed up to Chapter 2).

  • Collect different photo cards during the event to earn rewards!
  • Characters Lv. 33 and above can begin by accepting the quest ‘[Nova] Collect Winter Photo Cards!’.
  • Hunt monsters within your level range (20 levels below and 20 levels above) to obtain Mystery Card Packs.
  • Open a Mystery Card Pack to receive one random winter photo card.
  • There are twelve different cards, and each card can one of four ranks (B, A, S, SS).
  • Cards have different effects. You can save the effect by equipping the card in the deck of the Winter Photo Card UI and turning on the effect.

Cards:

  • Cygnus Card: Increases Boss Monster damage.
  • Neinheart Card: Increases Buff Duration.
  • Claudine Card: Increases Critical Rate.
  • Mihile Card: Increases Critical Damage.
  • Irena Card: Increases damage against regular monsters.
  • Eckhart Card: Obtain additional coin from the Nova Box.
  • Hawkeye Card: Gain guild contribution when hunting monsters.
  • Oz Card: Increases Weapon ATT/Magic ATT.
  • Blaster Card: Bonus Honor EXP is distributed when using Medal of Honor.
  • Battle Mage Card: Increases STR/DEX/INT/LUK and MaxHP/MaxMP.
  • Wild Hunter Card: Gives a chance for a bonus Monster Collection capture.
  • Checky Card: Gives Profession Mastery.

Fusing and Trading:

  • You can use fusion to combine multiple B-, A-, or S-rank cards, and obtain one card of a higher rank.
  • There’s an 80% success rate when fusing B- and A-rank cards, but fusing S-rank cards has a 100% success rate.
  • You can also trade in multiple B-, A-, or S-rank cards, and receive a B-rank card of your choice.

Sunday Special:

  • On Sundays (December 17 and December 31) you can log in to the Sunny Sunday event and obtain a Magical Card Pack. Open the Magical Card Pack to receive an S-rank card of your choice. You can only receive one Magical Card Pack per account per Sunday.

Rewards:

Open lots of Mystery Card Packs each day to receive Nova Coins!

  • 50 Packs: 5 Nova Coins
  • 100 Packs: 5 Nova Coins
  • 150 Packs: 10 Nova Coins
  • 200 Packs: 15 Nova Coins
  • 250 Packs: 20 Nova Coins
  • 300 Packs: 30 Nova Coins

You can also complete relevant achievements to earn more rewards. You’ll receive Nova Coins and a special chair.

  • Cygnus Card Chair
  • Neinheart Card Chair
  • Claudine Card Chair
  • Mihile Card Chair
  • Irena Card Chair
  • Eckhart Card Chair
  • Hawkeye Card Chair
  • Oz Card Chair
  • Blaster Card Chair
  • Battle Mage Card Chair
  • Wild Hunter Card
  • Checky Card Chair

OTHER NEW EVENTS

2x EXP & Drop Sunday

December 17

Requirement: Available for all levels

  • We will be running a 2x EXP & Drop event! Be sure to mark your calendars so you don't miss out on this chance to power through your level-ups!

Times:

  • Sunday, December 17, 2017
    • PST: 12:00 AM – 3:00 AM & 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM & 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    • EST: 3:00 AM – 6:00 AM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM & 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM (December 18)
    • CET: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM & 3:00 AM – 6:00 AM (December 18)
    • AEDT: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM & 5:00 AM – 8:00 AM (December 18) & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (December 18)

December Big Spender

UTC: December 14 at 12:00 AM – December 31 at 11:59 PM

  • Spend your NX in the Cash Shop during the month of December and earn awesome rewards! The more NX you spend, the more rewards you'll receive!
  • Please note that you will only receive one set of rewards depending on which spending tier you place in.
  • The rewards will be given out in a future maintenance, and you will be able to pick them up by clicking the gift box icon on the left side of the game window.
  • Only one character per account can receive the rewards.

Rewards:

  • Spend 50,000 NX - 69,999 NX and receive:
    • 3,000 Maple Points
    • Damage Skin Random Box (open to receive one damage skin at random)
  • Spend 70,000 NX - 109,999 NX and receive:
    • 3,000 Maple Points
    • Damage Skin Random Box (open to receive one damage skin at random)
    • 1 Tyrant Armor Box (open to receive one Lv.150 Tyrant equip at random; Tyrant Gloves not included)
  • Spend 110,000 NX or more and receive:
    • 3,000 Maple Points
    • Damage Skin Random Box (open to receive one damage skin at random)
    • 1 Tyrant Armor Box (open to receive one Lv.150 Tyrant equip at random; Tyrant Gloves not included)
    • 1 Fafnir Weapon Box (open to receive one Lv.150 Fafnir weapon at random)

Sunny Sunday Perk

UTC: December 17 at 12:00 AM – December 17 at 11:59 PM

  • Enjoy various perks on each Sunday during the event period.
  • Week 3 - December 17
    • Receive double the amount of Nova Coins from the Nova Box.
    • 100% success rate when Star Force enhancing equips from 5, 10, or 12 stars.
    • Receive Grade S Winter Photo Card (once per account).

Winter Bard Opening Event

UTC: December 13 (after maintenance) – January 3 at 11:59 PM

Requirement: Lv. 100 and above (Zero characters must have completed up to Chapter 2).

  • Talk to Thales the Librarian and accept the quest, "[Nova] Play Grand Athenaeum Ep 4 to Get a Gift!" which will require you to complete the newest chapter!
  • Complete this chapter in order to receive Nova Coins (x30) and The Forgotten chair!
  • This quest can only be completed once per world, so make sure you complete with the character you want to give the rewards to!

Rewards:

  • The Forgotten Chair: Recovers 50 HP and MP every 10 seconds.
  • Nova Coins (x30)

Beast Tamer Character Creation

UTC: December 13 (after maintenance) – January 16 at 11:59 PM

  • Beast Tamer will be available for creation for a limited time.

 

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