GMS v.141: Cygnus Awakening Update Highlights
The time for the long-awaited update is fastly approaching. The Cygnus update is finally hitting GMS on September 5th, and boy let me tell you; this update will be one hell of an update. It seems that based off of the update highlights, the three revamped knights (based on KMS’ Cygnus update) are actually coming to GMS in one package/update. Wind Archers, Dawn Warriors, and Thunder Breakers will be the three Cygnus Knights receiving this huge revamp. In addition to the complete overhaul, they are also receiving the new level cap of 250 along with the rest of the classes. There is no more 120 cap for these guys. MapleStory’s also receiving widescreen support for the game (1366×768); so, no more manually stretching the damn screen ratio to get it to be widescreen! Read the rest of this post to see the full update highlights!
Experience three Cygnus Knights like never before in the Cygnus Awakening update! Thunder Breakers, Wind Archers, and Dawn Warriors have awakened their true power with new skills and a higher level cap, and new dungeons, quests, and events are popping up all over Maple World!
Cygnus Knights Awakened
All Cygnus Knights have a new look, but Dawn Warriors, Wind Archers, and Thunder Breakers have a new style too. All three Knights have had their level cap raised from 120 to 250, and they’ve learned loads of powerful new skills, including a new link skill!
User Interface Update
Check out fresh new additions to the UI, which now includes widescreen resolution support (1366 x 768)! An option to simplify tooltips has been added, and link skill management has been streamlined. In addition to all the UI updates, Henesys has been renovated with new background, buildings, NPC art updates, and more!
New Chat System
The new version of the chat system allows players to chat and use new animated emoticons and social features with up to five friends or random players. Players can “Like” other characters, and those with the most “Likes” will be featured as the Weekly Maple Star on the chat menu!
Enjoy three new theme dungeons: Ellinel Fairy Academy (Lv.30+), Riena Strait (Lv.50+), and a new section of Crimsonwood Keep (Lv.130+)! Monster Park Extreme returns for Lv.70 – 140, and Monster Park has been revamped with six new zones and updates to older ones; Monster Park will also now be available for all levels from Lv.60+.
Revamped Party Quests
Take part in the new Crimsonwood Altar party quest (Lv.130 – 200) located in the Crimsonwood Keep theme dungeon and defeat five Twisted Masters! Some existing party quests also have a lower level requirement, better reward stats, and a higher EXP bonus. Party quest entry has been streamlined, with most entry NPCs now in one map.
Enjoy lots of new and returning events, including a Mabinogi crossover event featuring the famous Nao and a gift box giveaway! There’s also Maple Special Week (an attendance event that also has 1.5x EXP for most party quests and 2x drop rate for certain bosses), Spiegelmann’s Artifact Hunt (hunt monsters and collect Mysterious Artifacts), and the Picnic Basket event (fill your picnic basket to get special rewards)!
Soon, I edit this post to go over my review of this update based on the highlights. There are so many things I’d like to talk about; it’s so exciting! Don’t forget to stay tuned to my YouTube channel because I WILL be covering this update with tons of commentary and gameplay videos.
Until next time,