What You Missed in Last Updated: April 16, 2015 Intro Nostalgia hit you and you want to play MapleStory again? Good. Then this guide will completely be for you. Whether you stopped playing years ago, or a couple months, I'll try to cover most of the changes of MapleStory in a summary format to help you get back on your feet. Overview Basically, if you haven't played in a couple years you missed a lot. From the whole game getting revamped, known as the BigBang patch. This made it WAY easier to level, items drop more frequently and it was basically a huge overhaul of the whole game. Besides for a few exceptions that don't apply to this, most jobs have four job advancements. At first they were at level 10, 30, 70 and 120 but now they are at level 10, 30, 60 and 100. Many maps have been added and removed.Remember Henesys Hunting Ground 1? Let's not speak of that. Basically, the game you once knew grew up while you did too. UI The display and interface has been changed. From: Then to this Now Worlds: Now Legends From then then when the level cap was raised from 200 to 250 Yes. You heard right. The level cap was increased by 50 from 200, making it 250. Equipment Scrolling The equipment system was overhauled also. Before it was just seven simple scrolls, they either passed or they failed. Now it's all different. This right here is called a spell trace. It is an ETC, however it takes the place of a scroll. The amount of traces that are required to upgrade an item depends on the item level. For example, if the item is over level 100, it make take over 200 spell traces to upgrade the item once. Upgrades are based off of success rate such as 100%, 70%, 30% and etc, like the old upgrade system. Speaking of taking up slots, there are things called Golden Hammers that can give certain items two extra slots. They can be purchased from the Cash Shop or dropped from certain monsters/bosses. There are actually a variety of ways to perfect an item now. This is called a Clean Slate Scroll. Depending on the success rate, it can restore failed scroll slot. For example, you fail a scroll on a 7 slot item. It is now 6 slots. However, if passed, a clean slate scroll will restore the slot. Some clean slate scrolls have a chance to destroy an item if it fails though. Then there's this scroll. It resets ALL stats of an item except for its potential (will explain what these are later), even Golden Hammer slots.