GMS: v.105 – Year of the Dragon

Abruptly, GMS will be undergoing a game update for the ‘Year of the Dragon’.

Here is the OFFICIAL patch-notice:

“Dear Maplers,

We will be performing a scheduled server maintenance on January 19, 2012 to update MapleStory to v.105. The maintenance will last approximately seven hours. During this period, all game servers will be unavailable.

Thank you for your patience, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Pacific: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Eastern: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


  • The following will be unavailable:
    All MapleStory game servers

-Changes and Updates-

  • v.105 – Year of the Dragon update
  • New events: Pink Zakum raid, Evolving Ring III, Daily Gear Giveaway, New Year’s Gift Boxes
  • Fix: Trade/drop blocked characters will be released from that state.
  • Name changes and world transfers will be processed.
  • Upon login, the gift box from the 3rd Hot Time will be distributed to Scanians who lost their original box.
  • Cash Shop update: Random Meso Sacks, Chair Gachapon Tickets, Vega’s Spell, discounted Scissors of Karma, 2x EXP Coupon sale extended
  • Cash Shop ending: Mount Gachapon Tickets
  • Gachapon update: Gachapon Grand Prize – Super Pink Adventurer Cape
  • Gachapon ending: Gachapon Grand Prize – Super Stormcaster Gloves

– The Maple Team – ”

Interesting; a third evolving ring! This should be good. Also..Pink Zakum Raid? o_o

Alright; so Pink Zakum. Basically it’s a daily event that is available three times a day at three different times (PST) – 6:30 PM, 7:30 PM, and 8:30 PM. It’s merely a weaker version of Pink Zakum that you can fight when a walkie-talkie appears above you if you are logged on at those appropriate times. I happened to try it out on my mule Cannoneer and Battle Mage (until our Union patch comes at least..)  As you accept the quest, the NPC ‘OS4’ will ask you to come. As you accept the request to fight Pink Zakum you will be transported to a packed-map…

In that time, you get buffed twice as you can see in the top right to have a better ablility in fighting Pink Zakum. Everyone that fights him automatically does ‘99999’ damage regardless of your level as you can see in the screenshot below.

After everything is finished, you double click on the top left NPC to exit the map. And upon exiting after defeating Pink Zakum, you will be transported to the rewarding-NPC for your complementary Pink Zakum Box which contains either a Pink Zakum Helmet (+3 to all stats..nothing useful; but still a good novelty item!), a Pink Zakum Chair, or any Personality-Stat Item (Carrot Juice, Cologne, etc.).

Anyhow, I picked up my box, and of course, I had to have my ‘lolnexon’ moment (I could already see it coming.)..he will be remembered as the PinkZkum. -applause-

I ended up getting a Pink Zakum Helmet…how cute. >w> So anyway, onward with things for this patch, Evolving Ring III came out which is basically nothing new, but this time it goes up to Lv. 10 but by the 10th consecutive day of evolving your ring, you should have +10 to all stats including W.ATK and M.ATK. Pretty neat, yes? :3

The Daily Gear Giveaway Event is when you get a free piece (random stuff) of Cash Shop equipment that is limited to like..a few days (expiration). I got SOME cute stuff like a Beret on one character, and a nice pair of sneakers on my main..haha. And last, is the New Year Gift Box Event which is when various monsters have been turned into NPCs all over town and you can click on certain ones which drop a Gift Box. It’s basically useless stuff (except the Power Elixers and Personality-Stat items..).

That’s all for now~

See ya later!


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