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Saturday, January 15, 2011

KMST V359 ~ PvP & Door of the Future

Hey everyone! Yesterday an exciting patch from the test server was released.

This patch contains the release of the new high-leveled area including the new mysterious boss monster.
Other updates are fixes made to the profession skill system and also the release of PvP!!

Let me start with posting the skill changes. This is never going to stop…

Adventurers/Dragon Knight

- Damage of Sacrifice has been decreased from 693% to 690%
- Damage of Dragon Roar has been increased from 580% to 858% and the HP threshold requirement has been increased from 10% to 15%

Adventurers/Night Lord

- Damage of Triple Throw has been decreased from 345% to 293%


- Skill duration of Octopus has been decreased from 30 to 22 seconds


- Damage of Ghost Lettering has been decreased from 660% to 400%

Resistance/Wild Hunter

- Damage of Wild Shot has been decreased from 164% to 144%


- Weapon attack from Metal Armor Extreme has been increased from 39 to 40

Knights of Cygnus/Night Walker

- Damage of Triple Throw has been decreased from 295% to 251%

Knights of Cygnus/Striker

- The amount of monsters Somersault Kick can attack has been decreased from 6 to 5

OK, enough with the balancing information. Let’s get straight to the good stuff~
Remember the three doors in the Temple of Time? In this update, the door that brings you to the future has opened..

The entrance on the left leads you to Ereb in the future. I explored this new area and it looks evil…
So why is Ereb all dark in the future? There is a storyline attached to this whole ‘Door of the Future’ thing.

I talked to Helena in Henesys in the future and she told me the reason why this chaos exists in the future of Maple World.

In the future, Empress Cygnus became interested in the World Tree, so eventually she went to search for this phenomenon.
The Empress and her knights succeeded in searching for the World Tree, but… they fell into a trap by the Black Magician. He took the soul of Empress Cygnus and her knights and made them into his puppets.

Because of this curse by the Black Magician, the island of Ereb lost its holy power and descended to earth. There, Empress Cygnus and her knights started to attack Maple World…

That is basically the storyline… The World Tree? I don’t know what that exactly is, but it has been mentioned in other dialogues from NPCs and the World Tree plays an important role in the MapleStory anime…

The entrance on the right leads you to Henesys in the future. Henesys in the future is a disaster, because it’s destroyed…
While I was exploring this map, I came across this statue and this spirit…

I’m sad to announce that our beloved village chief, Chief Stan has passed away.
I’m sure you remember Alex, right? The red-haired kid with a cap on in Kerning City.

Yup. This is the mature Alex from Kerning City who ran away from his dad, Stan.
You’re jealous because of his pimp beard, aren’t you?

All the monsters are Lv. +160 and can deal quite some damage to you.
Instead of making screenshots of the town, I thought I would be better off with a tour video of both new areas.

Door of the Future (Dark Ereb & Destroyed Henesys)

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Empress Cygnus in the future is referred as ”Cygnus”. She is Lv. 190 and has a HP value of 1,000,000,000 and gives 204,000,000 EXP.
The minimum required level to fight this evil Empress is 170.

Cygnus can summon her beloved Knights or what I prefer to call ”Dark Knights” and they’ll aid her in combat. The Dark Knights can attack on their own with their skills.

Shinsoo was also affected by this curse.
Players who want to fight against Cygnus will have to be prepared. Once you enter the boss map, there will be a cooldown on every consumable item you use.
I think that is just ridiculous. The boss monster Van Leon from Lionheart Castle also has a cooldown on potions in his map.

PvP has finally been released and I must say that I am disappointed.
During my battles, I didn’t have fun and it seriously needs change.

Most oft he time I was running away because of the damn Dual Bladers killing everyone. That’s how unbalanced it is. Dual Bladers can almost instant kill anyone with a combination of Mirror Imaging + Chains of Hell + Fatal Blow.

To enter the Battle Arena, you talk to the Victoria Island Taxi.
In the Battle Arena you can choose 3 modes. The Ice Knight mode is currently unavailable in the test server.

Survival / Battle against other players freely without restrictions. Time limit is 10 minutes and players can even join in the middle of a fight.

- Team Match / Battle each other with teams. There is team Red and team Blue. Time limit is 10 minutes.

- Ice Knight / One person gets chosen to be an Ice Knight. The Ice Knight has the ability to freeze players. Other players have to avoid getting freezed by the Ice Knight.

There are 3 ranks:
- Rookie (Lv. 30+) / Skills available up till 2nd job
- Super Rookie (Lv. 70+) /Skills available up till 3rd job
- Major (Lv. 120+) / Skills available up till 4th job

Each rank has a different map layout. When you enter a PvP map, you cannot see how much HP and MP you have. While I was playing, I could use any skill, but as of right now any character with skills that can attack an enemy more than once will have a great advantage.

During your fight, you can loot potions to heal your HP/MP or get cured. When you attack your enemy, it will not show monsters but images such as ”Nice!”, ”Critical”, ”Miss”.
I like the images.. but I will like it more when I can see my own damage. Do you know what I mean?

When you have lost or won, you will get a score that determines your ranking. In addition, you get Battle EXP and Battle Points. You can purchase items with BP.

PvP is still unbalanced and incomplete. But let’s hope Nexon can make something good out of it.
PvP or also known as the ”The Huge War” update is scheduled to be released in January, 2011.

Take a first look at PvP ↓

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