MapleStory Then and Now

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  1. nano

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    What You Missed in
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    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.

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    Worlds:

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    Legends

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    then when the level cap was raised from 200 to 250


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    Yes. You heard right. The level cap was increased by 50 from 200, making it 250.

    Equipment

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    The equipment system was overhauled also. Before it was just seven simple scrolls, they either passed or they failed. Now it's all different.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
     
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  2. Lolicat

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    So nostalgic! :love:
     
  3. Josh

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    if i had a nickel for every nostalgia thread
     
  4. Mikie

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    Welp there goes all my reserved feels for the entire month.
     
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    A step into child hood if only the design now was in the old maple :3
     
  6. Haki

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    Damn, the memories. ;~;
    Only thing that every mattered to me was the top 10 players in GMS. They were kind of what inspired me to try as hard as I did at the game. I even made some of my characters look just like them to be cool!
     
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    wow thats pretty creepy not gonna lie
     
  8. Joshua

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    Good old memories
     
  9. Haki

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    I was 8 years old. BibleThump
     
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    old enough to be a creep u creeper jeeper
     
  11. Wankershim

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    What I miss about old Maplestory was the adventure and community. Every town you went to, players would be there and it seems now that even the famously populated Henesys is more of a ghost town nowadays.
     
  12. koshenya

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    Yeah, it was pretty innocent and fresh in the beginning, then it kind of turned into just, "who can do the most damage?" with social players being a bit looked down upon. I wonder what the English release of Maple 2 would be like...
     

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