MapleStory Guides

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

KMS ver. 1.2.122 ~ Super Fight!

The third and last patch of the Chaos update has arrived in the official server on January 13, 2011!
Now I know why Nexon named this update ”Chaos”… It is literally chaos. The Super Fight patch got delayed by a lot of hours and when it finally opened, some servers (one of them was the server I play in) were still not open yet due maintenance and oh boy, that maintenance lasted a good amount of time. People were getting system errors and rollbacks. Good thing I went to bed.

Aside from the Windows Vista & 7 compatibility issue, which still is not fixed, new problems rises to the surface… All players living abroad are having a hard time patching the game. I can’t even patch the game because it’s so slow. Even my Tespia client isn’t updated yet because of this. -_-’

I’m thankful that some people in Korea have uploaded patch files, so that players like me can patch much faster. I’m really dependent on those people now…

I want to forget these problems as soon as possible and I hope it’ll get solved for good so that I don’t have to bother with it anymore…
So… Player versus Player has finally arrived to MapleStory after almost 8 years of service and I’m not really excited about it.
The update is called Super Fight. I translated it to ”The Huge War”, but there are many interpretations, so Nexon decided to call it Super Fight.

What is Super Fight (PvP) ?

Super Fight is a new update where players can fight against each other individually and in teams.
Players can enter in different ranks and modes and when entered in PvP, your skills and abilities are automatically adjusted to prevent unfair play. To avoid confusion, the adjusted skills and abilities are only applicable in Super Fight.

How can I start Super Fight?

When you want to participate in Super Fight, you first need to find the NPC Maximus in every major town in Maple World and he’ll let you pass to the entrance of Battle Square.
But before you enter Battle Square, you get a lightbulb above your head from an NPC that explains a brief summary of the Super Fight system.

I found the place for Super Fight, but how can I participate?

[Battle Square]

When you are in Battle Square, you can find different NPCs.

Characters Lv. 30 or higher can participate by talking to this NPC. ↑
You will be prompted with a menu where you can choose which channel you’re going to fight in and which mode.

If you want to leave Battle Square, you can talk to Maximus to exit and return to the town where you entered Battle Square from.

[There are four channels and three modes you can choose from]

On the left side, you can see four channels. Depending on your level, you can enter all four channels, but you can also enter the proper channel for yourself:

  • Rookie
    • Lv. 30 or higher is required and you can only use skills up to 2nd job
    • Evan can use skills up to 5th mastery
  • Super Rookie
    • Lv. 70 or higher is required and you can only use skills up to 3rd job
    • Evan can use skills up to 8th mastery
  • Major
    • Lv. 120 or higher is required and you can use all skills
  • Legend
    • Lv. 180 or higher is required and you can use all skills
    • Potential items are not nullified in this channel!

After you chose your channel, you will have to choose a mode. There are currently only two modes available. The last mode ‘Ice Knight’ will be available in a future update.

  • Survival
    • Battle against other players freely and restrictions. The time limit for this mode is 10 minutes.

  • Team Match
    • Battle each other with teams in the battlefield. Players will be automatically divided in two teams, Team Red and Team Blue.
      The time limit for this mode is 10 minutes and the goal of this mode is to get the highest score as a team.

I tried Survival mode the most, but from what I have heard and seen is that Team Match is a good mode if you want to earn a lot of experience.
In Super Fight you can earn Battle Experience and Battle Points, more will be explained about this later.

[Wow~! I sure want to take these buffs!]

In Survival mode, you can fight against max. 8 players. If you want to start a match, you need to have at least four players in the battlefield.
No, you cannot choose your own private room or choose your own buddies to battle you because it’s completely random. You can also not choose your own map you want to fight in, because it’s random. There are about… maybe fifteen PvP maps I’d say.

In both Survival and Team Match you can pick up item buffs in the battlefield. Look in the image above and you’ll see an example.
The blue heart increases your MP by 30%. The shield buff increases your defense for a period of time.
The red box with a question mark on it is a surprise. You don’t know this, but there are actually some duplicates of this buff in the data and they all add something different.

It can transform you into a random monster which is bad because your speed will decrease and players might attack you. It can also add 10 points to your score, increase the amount of score gets doubled or one minute, you can be invincible for a period of time and more random effects.

The last buff in the image adds more speed. The other buffs not shown in the image are buffs that can add 30% HP or HP and MP and a buff that decreases your HP and MP.

After a three second countdown you can fight everyone in Survival. Too bad for me since it’s realtime. I live abroad and that means I will lag and I experienced it and it really sucks. Because with lag, I’m slow and I get hit more often thus I die more often…
If you die, you won’t lose anything and you will be resurrected in five seconds.

I made a recent video of me playing Super Fight, check it out:

[Alternative Link]

Some people say that I should’ve spammed Demolition, but that’s not possible because there’s a cooldown on Demolition in Super Fight. I’ll be better off using Dragon Strike because it can hit multiple players and it’s fast! It’s a shame that I lag, because if I didn’t, I would have gotten a higher score.

[What the hell?!...]

The next mode I tried was Team Match. It’s different than in Survival, because in this mode you will cooperate with each other to get a really high score so that you can get a lot of experience. With a lot of experience, I mean in the millions of EXP!

As you can see, I’m wearing a blue baret and it says 메이플 블루 under my name which means Maple Blue.
When players enter a battlefield in Team Match, they will be divided in two teams: Maple Blue and Maple Red.
In order to start Team Match, three players in Maple Blue and Red have to be in the battlefield.

When all players are divided in the teams, the match will start with a time limit of ten minutes. The team who kills the most players will obtain high scores and will have a higher chance to win.

[44 Battle Points - I wonder what I can do with it...]

Here is an example of a result after a Team Match. I have to say that there were a lot of high leveled players in this round and with the lag I couldn’t get a high score. T_T
With only a score of 446, I became fifth and I gained a total EXP of 653,691 and 44 Battle Points. ^^

If you don’t like the overpowered players in your battlefield, you can always choose for ”ROOM OUT” which exits you from the map.

What are Battle Points and what are they used for?

Battle Points are points you can earn in Super Fight. If you want a lot of Battle Points (which you will need, lol) then you have to aim for high scores.

Back in Battle Square, you can find the NPC Larson and a vending machine that exchanges Battle Points for a very useful item.

I can clearly tell that Nexon has raised the required BP for this item. It was first known as Proof of Ares, but now it’s called 투신의 증표. I don’t really know the precise translation for it because 투신 is based of Chinese letters, but it means the king of fighting…

The vending machine says the following:

  • I can trade you 1 of 투신의 증표 for 500 Battle Points
  • I can trade you 4 of 투신의 증표 for 1500 Battle Points
  • I can trade you 7 of 투신의 증표 for 2500 Battle Points

투신의 증표 is an item that you can use to buy equipment and items from the NPC Larson in Battle Square, but it also used to make +130 equipment like shoulder pads from the Jewel Crafting skill.
If you have a talk with Larson, you can see that he has some very nice equipment and items…

I’m sure you have no idea what those items are. Let me start from the top.

The Larson’s Challenger Belt adds +2 STR, DEX, INT and LUK, +200 maxHP, +1 weapon/magic attack, +20 physical and magic defense and +1 increase in Super Fight damage. Number of upgrades available is 3.

The Larson’s Challenger Epaulet adds+1 STR, DEX, INT and LUK, +1 weapon/magic attack, +20 physical and magic defense and +1 increase in Super Fight damage.

The Larson’s Challenger Ring adds +2 STR, DEX, INT and LUK, +100 maxHP and maxMP, +1 weapon/magic attack, +10 physical and magic defense and +1 increase in Super Fight damage.

The Larson’s Challenger Pendant adds +2 STR, DEX, INT and LUK, +1 weapon/magic attack, +30 physical and magic defense, +50 accuracy and avoidability, +15 jump and speed and +1 increase in Super Fight damage. Number of upgrades available is 2.

You will need to score some Battle Points because the bonus might be worth it for you.
Larson’s Challenger set:

2 set effect

  • +1 weapon/magic attack
  • +100 accuracy and avoidability
  • +1 increase in Super Fight damage

3 set effect

  • +200 MaxHP & MaxMP
  • +2 increase in Super Fight damage

4 set effect

  • +10 AllStat
  • +5 weapon/magic attack
  • +3 increase in Super Fight damage

If you think you have better equipment than Larson’s Challenger set, you can always buy something else from Larson.

This very mysteriously scroll gives me a strange feeling.. I don’t know why, maybe it’s strange because it gives you a random scroll.
Note that this does not give ALL scrolls.

Hull! Another item that gives me a strange feeling. It’s not a scroll, but a recipe! It can give you a random recipe.
It gave me a Lv. 130 archer glove recipe in the test server.

The first textbook adds +3 STR, DEX, INT and LUK, +3 weapon/magic atack and +2 increase in Super Fight damage.
The second textbook adds +5 STR, DEX, INT and LUK, +5 weapon/magic attack and +3 increase in Super Fight damage.

Textbooks are pocket items. Pocket item is a new item that goes into your pocket slot.
A pocket slot can be unlocked when you have Lv. 30 Charm.
Charm is a new personality stat.

The last valuable item is the Super Fight Pouch.
This pouch can offer you some items, equipment, potions, meso and 투신의 증표.
It has a rare chance to give you the Chaos weapons which are stronger than their original counterpart (Lv, 30, 60 and 90 version) and they always come unidentified!

This week has been chaotic because of this patch. Like I have said earlier, I don’t find Super Fight too excited. I was just expecting something else and it didn’t meet my expectations. Also, if Nexon wants to take care of his customers then they should solve this compatibility problem with Window Vista and 7 ASAP.

Super Fight is fun, but it’s not perfect.