GMS: Alliance Eternal Event Notes, Rant, and SUMMER CLUES?!

Well, as the patch as finished (with a few issues — read below), we are brought info of all the new updates we’re getting for the Alliance Eternal! Quite honestly, as enthusiastic I’d LIKE to be, I’m really not all that surprised or moved by anything for the events. It’s kind of a repeating pattern in the types of events we get, which have been recurring for the whole Alliance series (somewhat..) I just want Justice to come for Phantom and so my Outlaw will finally get better…

Table of Contents

  1. Free Monster Park Tickets! (4/12 – 4/25)
  2. Free Hyper Teleport Rock Friday (4/13)
  3. Extended: Good things come in Threes! EXP Boost Event (4/4 – 4/18)
  4. Legends Characters Return for a Limited Time (4/12 – 5/9)
  5. Saturday Rewards for the Friday Night Champions! (4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5)
  6. The Beloved Pie Boss Returns! (4/12 – 4/15)
  7. Cassandra’s Spring Flower Festival (4/12 – 4/24)
  8. Evolving Belt, Once More! Event (4/12 – 4/24)
  9. Alliance Unbound Event – Round 2 (4/12 – 5/9)
  10. Help rescue the Miwok Boys! Event (4/25 – 5/9)
  11. Spring into Spirit! Event (4/25 – 5/9)

1. Free Monster Park Tickets!

Dates:4/12 – 4/25
Eligible Players: All players who are level 70 or below
Summary:

  • NPC Spiegelmann invites you to his Monster Park, a park full of monsters for your training pleasures!
  • Log in every day to get 3 Zebra Stripe Ticket for Monster Park each day!
  • Click the book icon on the left side of the game window to open the gift menu.

Reward: 3 Zebra Stripe Tickets each day.

2. Free Hyper Teleport Rock Friday

Dates: 4/13, 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM (Pacific)
Eligible Players: All players
Summary:The Hyper Teleport Rock (7 days) allows you to travel to any town of your choice through the World Map, remembers select maps that you have visited, and even allows you to teleport to your friends!

Reward:

  • Visit the Cash Shop and receive one free Hyper Teleport Rock (7 days).
  • You can claim one item per account per applicable day

3. Extended: Good things come in Threes! EXP Boost Event

Dates: 4/4 – 4/18
Eligible Players: All players
Summary: Working hard in-game to reach that awesome level by summer? We feel ya, diligent Mapler, and we want to give you a cool EXP boost. For a limited time, every third monster you kill will give you extra EXP, depending on how long you’ve been logged in!
– Your play time counter will reset every time you enter the Cash Shop or change channels, so get your gear on, pick a channel, and pump iron with those pixilated biceps!
Reward:

Play Time Bonus EXP
1 hour +30%
2 hours +100%
3 hours +150%
4 hours +180%
5 hours +200%

4. Legends Characters Return for a Limited Time

Dates: 4/12 – 5/9
Eligible Players: Players who have not logged in since 3/14
Summary:

  • Log in and receive a Welcome Back package in the character selection screen: 3,000 Maple Points and one new Legends character (Cannoneer, Mercedes, or Demon Slayer).
  • Create a new Legends Character by clicking “Click.”
  • Complete the tutorial and reach level 10. Afterwards, go to Cash Shop to claim 3,000 Maple Points.

Reward: A Legends character (Cannoneer, Mercedes, or Demon Slayer) and 3,000 Maple Points.

5. Saturday Rewards for Friday Night Champions!

Dates:4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5
Eligible Players: All players
Summary:

  • Log in on a Friday (4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4 Pacific) and get a new medal called “The Hardcore” and more cool items on the following Saturday! (4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5)
  • Click the book icon on the left side of the game window to open the gift menu.

Reward:

  • The Hardcore Medal: Weapon/Magic ATT +10, Battle Mode ATT +5, Max HP/MP +300, untradeable, expires after 7 days
  • Hyper Teleport Rock (7 days):The Hyper Teleport Rock (7 days) allows you to travel to any town of your choice through the World Map, remembers select maps that you have visited, and even allows you to teleport to your friends!
  • 7-day Bunny Mount Coupon

6. The Beloved Pie Boss Returns!

Dates: 4/12 – 4/25
Eligible Players: All players
Summary:

  • Our beloved Pie boss monster will appear in Henesys and Leafre every 6 hours.
  • Defeat the Pie boss monster and pick up some sweet loot!

Reward: Chaos Scroll 60%, Clean Slate Scroll 10%, Potential Scroll, Equip Enhancement Scroll, Musical Note Chair, Magic Book Chair, Tent Chair, Brae Tiger Talon, Intelligent Tiger Talon, Lucky Tiger Talon, Agile Tiger Talon, and various consumable items

7. Cassandra’s Spring Flower Festival

Dates: 4/12 – 4/24
Eligible Players: Players who are level 10 or above
Summary:

  • Help Cassandra collect spring items every day by hunting monsters.
  • Cassandra will reward you with one of the following: Azalea, Forsythia, or Clover.
  • The NPCs of Maple World will trade 3 of each flower for a sticker.

Reward:

  • Azalea Sticker: Expires in 1 day, Untradeable, Face Accessory, All Classes, STR +2, DEX +2
  • Forsythia Sticker: Expires in 1 day, Untradeable, Face Accessory, All Classes, DEX +2, LUK +2
  • Clover Sticker: Expires in 1 day, Untradeable, Face Accessory, All Classes, LUK +2, INT +2

8. Evolving Belt, Once More!

Dates: 4/12 – 4/24
Eligible Players: Players who are level 13 or above
Summary:

  • Accept the quest from Gaga and eliminate 100 monsters within your level range to upgrade the Evolving Belt II to the next level.
  • Players can upgrade their belt every day by clearing the daily quest.
  • Evolving Belt II, Evolving Belt II 2, Evolving Belt II 3, and Evolving Belt II 4 will expire in 7 days.
  • Perfect Evolving Belt II, the level 5 belt, is permanent.

Reward:

  • Evolving Belt II: Untradeable, REQ LEV: 13, Belt, All classes, HP/MP +50, Expires in 7 days
  • Evolving Belt II 2: Untradeable, REQ LEV: 13, Belt, All classes, HP/MP + 50, Avoidability/Accuracy +2, Expires in 7 days
  • Evolving Belt II 3: Untradeable, REQ LEV: 13, Belt, All classes, HP/MP + 50, Avoidability/Accuracy +2, All Stats +1, Expires in 7 days
  • Evolving Belt II 4: Untradeable, REQ LEV: 13, Belt, All classes, All Stats +2, Avoidability/Accuracy +2, Expires in 7 days
  • Perfect Evolving Belt II: Untradeable, REQ LEV: 13, Belt, All classes, All Stats +2, Weapon/Magic DEF +10, Upgrade Slot: 3, Permanent

9. Alliance Unbound Events – Round 2

Dates: 4/12 – 5/9
Eligible Players: Warrior, Magician, Bowman, Cygnus Knights, and Ultimate Explorers characters
Summary: These special events are here to help you level your characters!

  • Alliance Ring
    • Eligible characters: Your character must be a Warrior, Magician, Bowman, Cygnus Knight, or a Ultimate Explorer character
    • Goal: Reach lv. 70. Accept the [Alliance Ring] quest through the Event Notifier.
    • RewardAlliance Ring: One of a kind item, Untradeable, REQ LEV: 70, Ring, All stats +3, Weapon/Magic ATT +3, Accuracty and Avoidability +20, Ambition 100 EXP can be obtained once when equipped
  • Job Advancement Special Benefit
    • Eligible characters: Your character must be a Warrior, Magician, Bowman, Cygnus Knight, or a Ultimate Explorer character
    • Goal: Go through the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Job Advancement. Accept the quest through the Event Notifier.
    • RewardScroll for One-Handed Weapon for M.ATT 60% or Scroll for Two-Handed Weapon for ATT 60%
  • Level Up Challenge
    • Eligible characters: Your character must be a Warrior, Magician, Bowman, Cygnus Knight, or a Ultimate Explorer character between Lv. 120 and 197 who has gone through a Job Advancement.
    • Goal: Level up 3 times during the event period. Accept the [Level Up Challenge] through the Event Notifier.
    • RewardScroll for One-Handed Weapon for M.ATT 60% or Scroll for Two-Handed Weapon for ATT 60%
  • Alliance Rising
    • Eligible characters: Your character must be a Warrior, Magician, Bowman, Cygnus Knight, or a Ultimate Explorer character between Lv. 10 and 79 who has gone through a Job Advancement.
    • Goal: Reach level 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50, 60, or 70. Accept the [Alliance Rising] quest through the Event Notifier.
    • RewardEquipment Box (for level 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50, 60, or 70).

10. Help Rescue the Miwok Boys!

Dates: 4/25 – 5/9
Eligible Players: Players who are level 10 or above
Summary:

  • Defeat the treacherous jungle monsters and help the Miwok boys escape their cage.
  • Accept the invitation sent every 5th and 35th minute of the hour to go to Snakerot Jungle.
  • Rescue more Miwok boys to receive more lucrative rewards.

Reward:
The more times you join the event, the better your rewards!

Times Joined Reward
1 30 Power Elixirs
5 Tribal Warcry buff
– Below Lv. 30: ATT/M. ATT +20 for 30 minutes.
– Lv. 30 – 70: ATT/M. ATT +30 for 30 minutes.
– Above Lv. 70: ATT/M. ATT +40 for 30 minutes.
Moonheart title
10 Scroll for Weapon for ATT or M. ATT 60% (select 1)
15 Miwok Hog, Silver Mane mounts / Windswept Coyote title
20 special Chaos Scroll
25 Miwok Boy Belt (30-Day): All stats +7, REQ LEV: 30,
Max HP/MP +120, ATT, M. ATT +2, DEF +30, Available Upgrades: 3
Calmwater Vessel title

You’ll also get a reward based on the number of Miwok boys you rescue!

Boys Rescued Reward Contains one from the list
0 – 39 None None
40 – 79 Miwok String Treasure Sack Scroll for Armor for STR/INT/DEX/LUK 80%
Scroll for Accessory for STR/INT/DEX/LUK 80%
Melting Cheese
80 – 119 Miwok Silver Treasure Sack Scroll for Armor for STR/INT/DEX/LUK 80%
Scroll for Accessory for STR/INT/DEX/LUK 80%
Melting Cheese
Secret Recipe
1.5X EXP Coupon
Traveling Merchant
Miwok Chair
120 – 159 Miwok Gold Treasure Sack Scroll for Armor for STR/INT/DEX/LUK 80%
Scroll for Accessory for STR/INT/DEX/LUK 80%
Melting Cheese
Secret Recipe
1.5X EXP Coupon
Traveling Merchant
Miwok Chair
Special Potential Scroll
Scroll for Armor for ATT/M. ATT 15%
Scroll for Accessory for ATT/M. ATT 15%
160 + Miwok Diamond Treasure Sack Scroll for Armor for STR/INT/DEX/LUK 80%
Scroll for Accessory for STR/INT/DEX/LUK 80%
Melting Cheese
Secret Recipe
1.5X EXP Coupon
Traveling Merchant
Miwok Chair
Special Potential Scroll
Scroll for Armor for ATT/M. ATT 15%
Scroll for Accessory for ATT/M. ATT 15%
6 Slot Herb/Mineral Bag
Chaos Scroll 60%

11. Spring into Spirit!

Dates: 4/25 – 5/9
Eligible Players: Players who are level 13 or above
Summary: Log in and accept NPC Cassandra’s quest to receive one Pendant of the Spirit (1 day).
Reward:

  • Pendant of the Spirit: Boost EXP more the longer you wear it.
    • 1 hour: EXP +10%
    • 2 hours: EXP +20%
    • 3 hours: EXP +30%

That’s cute and all, but honestly, I’m going to take your time to rant for a little. I am honestly sick and tired of how players on MapleStory (even KMS players, and notice I’m not using ‘Nexon’ to complain) can’t savor certain items without them having to go away after 1-7 damn days. Really? What the hell are you going to lose if you just let us HAVE the freaking item. You can even keep it at untradeable; a lot of us would like to spend more time on MapleStory, and by letting us enjoy more, you’re doing us LESS of a favor by hoarding items by making them expireable. Those face accessories we get at events and other nick nacks are extremely cute, why take them away? I’m almost certain this correlates as a way to get us to buy more NX if we want facial accessories and the other neat things for our characters we have access to during EVENTS and that expire. Same goes for cash items..I’m not sure how it is in KMS, but GMS players only get the opportunity for permanent decorative items the first TWO WEEKS they are out. I remember how one summer (2010 I believe), GMS had this period of time where you can buy an item for double the NX but you can keep it permanently…now see, in the long run, that is so much worth it. I think that with the rising demand for Cubes, Scissors of Karma, Gachapon Tickets, Alien Cubes, and other crap, override in value to the the money made through NX from decorative items probably isn’t even that significant seeing that even I know many individuals that spend up to 60 dollars alone in cubes, Gachapon Tickets, etc. Note, that in comparison to MapleStory and based upon my own experiences, I played a similar and rather cute MMO known as LaTale. See, their decorative items are PERMANENT for the most part, and other items like pets, gamble-items, and more are expiring items yet they’re running just fine. However, I feel that I am being redundant in a different perspective because LaTale’s population IS smaller and their servers may differ a lot more from MapleStory’s and the cost of running it, but I’m really not sure quite honestly. Of course whatever I’m saying is obviously not going to make a difference and yeah it’s evident to say that this arguement has been brought up before, but I don’t care — I’m merely just letting out my thoughts with all honesty because I can. I still like Maple, but there will always be something not everyone is happy with. I’m fully aware of how snarly I’m being right now; and if I have to adjust my obnoxiousness, I will do so. If I have to get something out there, by all means I will do it, and so I have.

ANYWAY, moving on…

There were a couple of problems upon the new patch in regards to saved SP not being available on rebalanced characters and problems with progression in the new quest-line for the Lion King’s Castle.  Here’s the official notice from the Maple Staff:

Dear Maplers,

Yesterday, we found that many rebalanced characters no longer had access to the amount of Skills Points they had before the v.109 update. Soon after the issue was reported, a fix was applied through an unscheduled maintenance.

While this fix worked for some players, others are still experiencing the issue. We will be investigating the cause of this issue throughout the weekend and will provide an update early next week. Please note that the issue may be resolved for some characters by completing the Awakening quest for your class and using the SP Reset Scroll obtained from it. The Awakening quest for your class can be accessed through the event notifier (star icon) on the left side of your game window.

We are also working on resolving the issues with the Lion King’s Castle quests, which prevent some characters from progressing. We will provide an update on this issue as well early next week.

Thank you very much for your patience and please bear with us while we get these fixed.

– The Maple Team –

I guess there might be hope for some younger characters to get that SP Reset Scroll. I guess you’ll all have to stay patient for a while.. o:

Peculiarly, the GMS Dev. Blog was actually updated by ‘Michael’ of the Maple Team with some hope pertaining to the summer updates! I will briefly show you the paragraph in particular hinting at many goodies as we get into the Summer, but not much is given away for the most part:

What’s Coming Up Next?

Summer is almost here, and we have so much in store for new and long-time MapleStory fans. Early May brings our Seventh Anniversary celebration. We’ll be providing details soon, but we can say that this is one anniversary party you won’t want to miss. Later in the same month will be a special treat for players who are long-time fans. We’ll have more information on this soon.

As we move into June, we’ll be ramping up towards our big summer content release. Not just one but two new characters will soon be joining the MapleStory cast. While you may have heard about the Phantom hero if you follow the news of Korean MapleStory, we’re also preparing a brand new hero that will be exclusive to Global MapleStory (what the FU- ..). I’ll be bringing you more news on our big summer updates in the near future.

Thank you again for your dedication, Maplers. We promise to provide you with an unmatched experience and lots of good times.

-Michael

The MapleStory Team

Um, YAY?! So not only are we getting the Justice update this summer BUT we are also getting a hero exclusive to GMS? I hope it’s not that Eric class that I am almost sure was an April Fools prank. Wow..neat, I am really hoping it’s something worthwhile and I guess they will bring us more news in the summer? Honestly, I really like the Justice update more than most of the updates we’ve BEEN getting. Vaguely, the revamp pirates and thieves are getting is just amazing and Phantom is a really fun looking class and thankfully it’s power is not overexaggerated on default. But that exclusive hero…hmm. I hightly doubt it’s that missing ‘L’ pirate hero in M-ercedes A-ran P-hantom L-??? E-van because it’s going to be exclusive to GMS, and I’m pretty sure KMS would get something like that before us, by a long shot. Additionally, I wouldn’t be surprised if the exclusive hero we get is going to be dumped into KMS..or any other version, really. But I am trying to be optimistic! Haha~

See ya later!

Waru <3 ~

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