Skybound Expansion - Phase 2

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    2019 is here, and MapleStory 2 is hitting the ground running with the second part of our Skybound Expansion! Enjoy the new Fortress Rumble solo challenges, band together with your fellow Maplers to take on the new Wrath of Infernog Chaos Raid and more!

    Wrath of Infernog


    Infernog, the great immortal monarch, has awoken and has his eyes set on demolishing the fledgling Maple Alliance. This ancient foe cannot be defeated through conventional means, but the brilliant minds on the Sky Fortress have come up with an audacious plan: Send out a band of brave heroes to hold Infernog at bay while the Sky Fortress' main gun charges up to destroy Infernog, or at least blast it into orbit!

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    The brand-new Wrath of Infernog Chaos Raid requires a 9,000 Gear Score and the Trusted reputation with the Maple Alliance to enter. Band together with your most talented allies to take on the brand new Chaos Raid, Wrath of Infernog!

    Wrath of Infernog [Hard] Chaos Raid Details

    • Rewards:
      • 6x Pluto's Accessory Random Box Fragments
      • Gemstone & Gem Dust Box, identical to other Chaos Raid Gemstone & Gem Dust Boxes
      • A chance to win an Infernog Combat Pet

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    • Weekly Rank Rewards:
      • Rank C: 5x Red Stars and 2x Special Red Potions
      • Rank B: 10x Red Stars and 4x Special Red Potions
      • Rank A: 12x Pluto's Accessory Random Box Fragments
      • Rank S: 24x Pluto's Accessory Random Box Fragments
      • Rank S+: 36x Pluto's Accessory Random Box Fragments
    • Pluto's Accessories:
      • 16x Pluto's Accessory Random Box Fragments can be combined with 1,000,000 mesos to craft a Pluto's Accessory Random Box
      • The box contains one of the following one of the following Pluto's Legendary Accessories, selected randomly:
        • Pluto's Ring
        • Pluto's Cape
        • Pluto's Belt
        • Pluto's Earring
        • Pluto's Pendant
    • Can be cleared 3 times per day, and 6 times per week
    Fortress Rumbles


    It's time for a good-natured rumble! Each of the groups in the Maple Alliance has their own specialities, but to defeat the forces of darkness Maple World's hereos will need to train together, learn together and keep sharp together!

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    Fortress Rumbles are a set of high-level solo challenges, where you'll be facing a set of fights that will test your ability to battle and win without any allies backing you up. Each Rumble requires you to reach the Trusted reputation with that Rumble's faction, and will net you fragments to help you gear up with Extreme, Rage or Panic Legendary gear!

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    Narin's Combat Simulator Details

    • Train against one of the Green Hood's captured monsters, as the Alliance's brilliant minds analyze your technique!
    • Must be Trusted by Green Hood, be at least Lv. 50 and have at least 4,500 Gear Score to enter
    • Can be completed once per week
    • Rewards:
      • A Selection Box that contains your choice of the following items:
        • 12x Extreme Headgear/Gloves/Shoes Selection Box Fragments
        • 12x Rage Headgear/Gloves/Shoes Selection Box Fragments
        • 12x Panic Headgear/Gloves/Shoes Selection Box Fragments
      • One of the following, selected randomly:
        • 4x Absolute Earrings Fragments
        • 4x Absolute Pendant Fragments
        • 4x Absolute Ring Fragments
        • 4x Absolute Cape Fragments
        • 4x Absolute Belt Fragments
      • Gemstone & Gem Dust Box
    Trial by Ordeal Details

    • Reveal your destiny by facing one of the Lumiknights' best in single combat!
    • Must be Trusted by Lumiknights, be at least Lv. 50 and have at least 4,500 Gear Score to enter
    • Can be completed once per week
    • Rewards:
      • A Selection Box that contains your choice of the following items:
        • 12x Extreme Headgear/Gloves/Shoes Selection Box Fragments
        • 12x Rage Headgear/Gloves/Shoes Selection Box Fragments
        • 12x Panic Headgear/Gloves/Shoes Selection Box Fragments
      • One of the following, selected randomly:
        • 4x Absolute Earrings Fragments
        • 4x Absolute Pendant Fragments
        • 4x Absolute Ring Fragments
        • 4x Absolute Cape Fragments
        • 4x Absolute Belt Fragments
      • Gemstone & Gem Dust Box
    Close Quarters Details

    • Get ready for a cage match against the Dark Wind's master of improvised combat!
    • Must be Trusted by Dark Wind, be at least Lv. 50 and have at least 5,900 Gear Score to enter
    • Can be completed once per week
    • Rewards:
      • A Selection Box that contains your choice of the following items:
        • 12x Extreme Top/Bottoms Selection Box Fragments
        • 12x Rage Top/Bottoms Selection Box Fragments
        • 12x Panic Top/Bottoms Selection Box Fragments
      • One of the following, selected randomly:
        • 4x Absolute Earrings Fragments
        • 4x Absolute Pendant Fragments
        • 4x Absolute Ring Fragments
        • 4x Absolute Cape Fragments
        • 4x Absolute Belt Fragments
      • Gemstone & Gem Dust Box
    Training Yard Tussle Details

    • Get up close and personal with one of the Royal Guards' finest commanders!
    • Must be Trusted by Royal Guard, be at least Lv. 50 and have at least 5,900 Gear Score to enter
    • Can be completed once per week
    • Rewards:
      • A Selection Box that contains your choice of the following items:
        • 12x Extreme Top/Bottoms Selection Box Fragments
        • 12x Rage Top/Bottoms Selection Box Fragments
        • 12x Panic Top/Bottoms Selection Box Fragments
      • One of the following, selected randomly:
        • 4x Absolute Earrings Fragments
        • 4x Absolute Pendant Fragments
        • 4x Absolute Ring Fragments
        • 4x Absolute Cape Fragments
        • 4x Absolute Belt Fragments
      • Gemstone & Gem Dust Box
    Duel on the Deck Details

    • Keep Captain Veliche sharp in a 1-vs-1 duel on the very top of the Sky Fortress; just remember to watch your step!
    • Must be Trusted by Maple Alliance, be at least Lv. 50 and have at least 7,800 Gear Score to enter
    • Can be completed once per week
    • Rewards:
      • A Selection Box that contains your choice of the following items:
        • 24x Extreme Weapon Box Fragments
        • 24x Rage Weapon Box Fragments
        • 24x Panic Weapon Box Fragments
      • One of the following, selected randomly:
        • 4x Absolute Earrings Fragments
        • 4x Absolute Pendant Fragments
        • 4x Absolute Ring Fragments
        • 4x Absolute Cape Fragments
        • 4x Absolute Belt Fragments
      • Gemstone & Gem Dust Box
    Fortress Rumble Weekly Rank Rewards

    • All Fortress Rumbles share the same Weekly Rank Rewards, given out individually for each Rumble
      • Rank C: 3x Red Stars and 1x Special Red Potions
      • Rank B: 5x Red Stars and 2x Special Red Potions
      • Rank A: 7x Red Stars and 3x Special Red Potions
      • Rank S: Epic Cape Bonus Value Re-Roller (Lv. 50) and Epic Belt Bonus Value Re-Roller (Lv. 50)
      • Rank S+: Epic Earrings Bonus Value Re-Roller (Lv. 50), Epic Necklace Bonus Value Re-Roller (Lv. 50) and Epic Ring Bonus Value Re-Roller (Lv. 50)
    Pluto's Legendary Accessories


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    Legendary gear is key to growing more and more powerful in MapleStory 2, and the next step-up is coming with Pluto's Set of Legendary Accessories! When you complete the new Wrath of Infernog Chaos Raid, you'll earn Pluto's Accessory Random Box Fragments, which can be combined into a Pluto's Accessory Random Box that contains a random Pluto's Accessory.

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    Equipping both the Belt and Cape will boost your Base Defense and Total Damage, while equipping all three pieces of jewelry (Ring, Earrings and Pendant) will increase your Base Accuracy and Evasion, bonuses that will help you in your quest to reach S+ Rank against Infernog!

    Housing UI Improvement


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    The Housing system in MapleStory 2 has led to some amazing creations, and we're making some improvements to the user interface to make crafting your dream home even smoother, as well as giving you two additional layout save slots!

    Special Skybound Events!


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    Get in the new year spirit with a special Seek-and-Find event with unique prizes and a deceptively simple challenge: All you've got to do is find another player that matches the Event Guide Ruby's description. Get it right and find enough people to earn a collection of useful items, a unique title and a special Buddy Emote!

    Learn more in the Hide and Seek Events post!

    Shore Leave Packages and More


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    The first sales of the new year are here with Skybound Expansion Phase 2, including plenty of packages, new hairstyles, a new iteration of the Style Crate and much, much more!

    Learn more in the Skybound Phase 2 Sales post!

    Patch Notes

    General Changes

    • Epic Quests have been added to continue the story from Phase 1 of the Skybound Expansion.
    • By reaching Trusted with the Sky Fortress factions, you will be able to challenge the factions in a set of Fortress Rumble solo dungeons
      • You can obtain the new “Fortress Rumble Master” trophy by defeating all five Fortress Rumbles with a score of Rank S+
      • Trophy rewards the “Fortress Rumble Master” title.
    • Players Trusted by the Maple Alliance can also complete the new “Wrath of Infernog” Hard Chaos Raid to get Legendary Accessories.
    • Toad’s Toolkits will continue to drop until January 31st to help you get your enchantments up to snuff! Please remember to use Toad’s Toolkits by January 31st
    Sky Fortress

    • New Epic Quests are available once you complete the “A Dark Alliance” Quest.
    • Highest level potions and tonic rewards are rewarded like the original Sky Fortress Epic Quests.
    • “Battle for the Skies” quest: Once you accept the “Battle for the Skies” Epic Quest, you will be able to challenge Infernog alone in solo-version of Wrath of Infernog Dungeon
    Wrath of Infernog

    • “Wrath of Infernog” is a Hard Chaos Raid where you can obtain Legendary Accessories.
    • Players will need to reach “Trusted by Maple Alliance” (Rank 2) reputation to enter this Chaos Raid.
    Housing UI Revamp

    • Guest View Changes
      • Text buttons are now icons.
    • My House View Changes
      • Text buttons are now icons.
      • Top menu now hosts Free Camera/Screenshot functions.
    • Edit Greeting and Name Home functions are now part of “Home Details” menu, accessible by clicking on the Gear icon in the House info window
    • Furnishing Budget menu is now hidden by default
      • Only appears when permission is granted to players.
    Dungeon Convenience Feature


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    • "Favorites" category has been added to the Dungeon Directory as one of the categories.
    • You can click “☆“ on top right side of the Dungeon name in Dungeon Directory to register or remove a Dungeon from your “Favorites” Dungeon list.
    • If you have any dungeon in your “Favorites”, Dungeon Directory will always display “Favorites”
    • Dungeon category first.
      • If no dungeons are selected as “Favorites”: The “Recommended Dungeons” category is automatically displayed like before.
    • Favorites is saved and managed per character by default, but if dungeons with rewards that are counted by account are added to or removed from Favorites, it will be reflected in the Favorites of other characters within the account.
    Events


    Find all of the event information in the Hide and Seek Events post!

    • Seek-and-Find Event: Hunt down other players that match specific traits and get unique items, including a brand new Buddy Emote!
    • Infernog Expedition: Hop into MapleStory 2, complete some dungeons, gather some materials and claim special event coins to earn new decorations, Infernog and Sky Fortress Chat Bubbles and Name Tags, and more!
    • 2019 Lucky Pouch Event: Complete daily quests for Event Guide Ruby to earn some useful items, a head outfit to ring in the new year and a new ground mount to carry you around in style!
    • Monday Shop: Join us on the weekends for some MapleStory 2 fun and earn coins you can spend on exclusive items each monday!
    • Double Guild Saturdays: The event continues, giving you double Guild Funds and Experience from Guild Quests on Saturdays throughout January!
    Sales


    Get all the details, and a look at the new items, in the Skybound Phase 2 Sales post!

    • January Style Crate: A new month, a new Style Crate! Get Alpine Gear, Black Cat costumes and more with this month’s new additions!
    • Sky Fortress Shore Leave Packs: Five special packages, each one containing a Fishing Pole, Damage Skin and musical instrument themed after your favorite factions!
    • New Year Style Crate Bundle: This set of ten Style Crates comes with a special Piggy Dreams emote!
    • New Weapon UGC Templates: Get customize the Knight’s Falchion Longsword and Round Shield templates, the Archer’s Recurve Bow template and the Thief’s Curved Dagger template!
    • New Hairstyle: A new hairstyle for men and women, the Soul Binder’s favored Braided Highlights hairstyle!
    • Housing Boom Event: Get 90% off Land Plots and 50% off all furnishings for the rest of January!
    • Snowflake Furnishing Package: A special package filled with 17 ice-cold decorations!
    • Romantic Ski Resort Furnishing Package: A collection of snowy decorations to help you open up your very on Maple World Ski Resort!
    • New Face Style and Cosmetic: Get fully jaded with the City Boy and Girl face style, and get some winter-y ink with the Snowflake Face Paint!
    • Paulie’s Special Hair Styles is getting new hairstyles. These hairs will come out at 5% ratio, compared to 11.25% of rest of the hairstyles:
      • The following hair styles have been added to Paulie’s Special Hairstyles:
        • Wild Shaggy Ponytail (M)
        • Wolfish Sideburn Cut (M)
        • Elegant Tiara Hair (F)
        • Long Set Twin Tails (F)
      • The following hairstyles have been removed from Paulie’s Special Hairstyles:
        • Peace Locks (M)
        • Tied-Back Dreads (M)
        • Floral Braided Ponytails (F)
        • Wavy Twin Tails (F)
    Other Changes

    • Added Soul Binder and Runeblade to “(Account) Master of All Trades” Trophies.
    • In-game encyclopedia update.
    • Using the Lv. 50 Level-up Potion will unlock the following trophies for Lv. 1-49 epic quests.
      • Militia Strong
      • The Rude Son
      • A Brand New Einos
      • Top of Her Class
      • The Art of Making Frenemies
      • Lennon the Fugitive
      • Black Mushroom
      • A Suspicious Start
      • Crisis in Henesys
      • Darkness Unleashed
      • Lost Guardian
      • Light and Shadows
      • Seek and Find
      • Beyond Friendship
      • A Royal Occasion
      • Hero of Henesys
    • Lv.50 Level-up Potion cannot be used during the tutorial.
    Bug Fixes

    • Normal Adventure dungeons between Lv. 1 - 49 will now display the correct dungeon rewards.
    • Updates to the Blueberries, Redberries, and Whiteberries has been applied:
      • Increased recovery amount of Redberries and Whiteberries
      • Adjusted price of Redberries and Whiteberries when sold to shop
      • Adjust recipe ingredients for Cherryade, Strawberry Punch, Bubbly Grape Drink, and Lemonade crafted by assistant
    • The crossbow will now correctly appear when the epic quest, "An Unexpected Ally", is completed
    • Fixed issue where it's difficult to interact with a specific map object in Neuron DNA Research Center using the mouse click in the "Hacking Neuron DNA Research Center" epic quest
    • Faction shop will now open when the Sky Fortress Faction Tokens are double-clicked from your inventory.
    • The Dissolve Armor debuff will now stack up to 9 max in the Hard Adventure dungeon, “Temple of Immortals” to prevent an unintended damage reduction during gameplay.
    • Fixed issue with the voiceover volumes for the Soul Binder
    • Removed the unintended attributes that were appearing on the “Defender of the Alliance” insignia
    • The “Rewards” calendar for login events will no longer appear in the center of your screen after any map changes or end of cutscenes.
    • Kay’s Event Wheel will be restored in Queenstown.
    • The Soul Binder skill tree will now correctly show the skill flow between Raging Tempest and Energy Surge.
    • Fixed a typo in the description for the Soul Binder skill, Static Flash.
    • Characters that consumed the Lv. 50 Level-up Potion will now have the appropriate Trophies and Dyes unlocked.
    • Glamour Anvil's description has been updated to clearly describe what item type remain will remain unchanged if the Glamour Anvil is used.
    • Updated the text to clarify that only visible items displayed in your Character window will be available to be dyed in the Dye Shop. This means that if you are viewing the Outfit tab, it will only show items from the Outfit tab that can be dyed.
    • The Shopping Cart icon will no longer move when mousing over the Shop button when accessing the Sky Fortress Faction Vendors.
    • Killing Vulcantop now gives credit towards the “Fast and Furious” trophy.
    • The in-game browser for the “News” displayed on the left hand side of the screen will no longer become unresponsive when opening an external link.
    • For Schatten’s daily quest for “[Daily] Recon: The Resistance”, it will now correctly inform you to the right location (from Boulderwhite Mountains to Taliskar).
    • Rook Agents from the Sky Fortress quests will no longer appear in low level maps.
    • The item, Lingering Ghost, will now correctly state the correct duration when using the item (from 15 secs to 5 secs).
    • When attempting to select the type of Gem Dust from Gem Dust Chest and trying to open the Armor Selection Boxes at the same time will no longer cause your Armor Selection Boxes to disappear.
    • Quantities are now shown in the dismantle window for Exquisite Headgear/Gloves/Shoes.
    Known Issues

    • Armor and Weapon pieces can show different character names listed under “Bound to [Player Name]” if it was equipped to the Gear Mannequins and removed with a different character.
    • The World Map incorrectly shows Soul Dimension and Dimensional Barrier as connected maps for Ellinia
    • Killing the Giant Turtle boss in Beachway 111 does not give credit towards the Turtle Power trophy
    • Players with previously obtained Ad Balloons are unable to use them if there are 15+ characters in the title
    • Holding an interactable object while Narubashan Unleash skill is active causes the object to disappear
    • The quest "Securing the Lava Crest" has overlapping voice overs
    • Soul Binder's armor pieces (from the Shadow Gear Shop) are missing multiple basic attributes

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