GMS v.143: RED – First Impact Update Highlights

Greetings everyone! Yes, it’s been quite a while and I get that, but I am back! School can be quite a handful sometimes but I’ve managed to get my schedule nice and tidy so  I can have time doing other important things like my blog! So, as some of you may already be aware of, ‘RED’ is finally coming to GMS after quite a while from when it first hit KMS. This update will bring some rather important renovations; things that will change what we once knew like our very Explorer branch of classes! Read the rest of this post on the inside details of the FIRST part of MapleStory RED.

The holidays have arrived, and with them a host of magical updates!

Try out our revamped Explorer class and explore Commerci, a bustling trade hub new to Dawnveil. If that weren’t enough, we’ve got some joyous holiday events going down (Happyville is back!) and a ton of system updates to make your MapleStory experience all the merrier. It’s time to celebrate– the RED: First Impact update is here!

REVAMPED EXPLORERS

Say hello to the new generation of Explorers! The Warrior, Magician, Bowman, Thief and Pirate jobs are all getting revamped, with new skills, new quests, a new tutorial, and more!

Dual Blades and Cannoneers are now classified as normal Explorers, they share Cash Shop inventories with the rest of the Explorers. But watch out… this means Phantom can copy many of their skills using Skill Swipe too! Jett can also now share the Cash Shop inventory with Explorers.

NEW AREA: COMMERCI

Explore Dawnveil’s bustling trade hub, the republic of Commerci (Lv. 140+)! This brand new region features a dynamic day/night cycle. Commerci also introduces a new trade system. Now you can load up a ship and battle monsters on the raging seas to obtain brand new Lv. 160 equipment! Acquire Commerci Denaro and purchase rare items from the trade coin shop. Any Lv. 140-150 equipment can be upgraded to the new Lv. 160 equipment if it is of a corresponding item type, and carry over the potential rank and enhancements!

PROFESSION SYSTEM UPDATE

With the new Craftsman and Meister ranks you can take your profession to the next level, and you can even craft special kinds of Miracle Cubes! Meister rank can also increase your chances of creating items with high rank stats. Can’t decide between Mining and Herbalism? Now you don’t have to- you can learn both! And you don’t even need a shovel or pickaxe to mine or harvest. You can dig with your hands, right?

Want to trade a little gossip while you work? Now you can chat while you use your profession skills! We’ve also updated some items’ crafting ingredients, added the ability to warp to Ardentmill from the Profession Window, and changed up the items you can buy from Ardentmill’s merchants.

SKILL AND MASTERY BOOK CHANGES

Mastery Books now work 100% of the time. They have been simplified to two books, Mastery Books 20 and 30, which can be purchased with mesos from Leafre’s new NPC, Illiad, or from the Henesys general store. Skill books are no longer required, as you will now learn all of your skills automatically upon job advancement. This includes the skills Maple Warrior and Hero’s Will.

JETT HYPER SKILLS!

Jett is finally getting her Hyper Skills! Try out new abilities like Airframe Beacon (summon an aircraft to drop bombs on monsters), Epic Adventure (use your bravery to increase damage output and max damage), and Bionic Maximizer (bioscan Jett to identify weaknesses and maximize defense).

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Happyville is back! Speak to Rooney in most major towns to join in on the fun! Once you’re in Happyville, help Cliff prepare for the holiday party, decorate Christmas trees, and collect Rascal Snowpiece items to get some fun presents! You can also get a free Christmas costume when you log in each day! Defeat the evil Rudolph and hunt monsters to win a box bursting with goodies!

AND MORE!

Exchange RED Tickets for RED Coins to use at the RED Coin Shop! You can receive items such as weapons and scrolls. Take home a free 90 day RED pet (randomly receive a RED Penguin, RED Reindeer, or RED Yeti). There are also item giveaways for the holidays, including free Teleport Rocks, weapon rentals, and cosmetic coupons!

Wow. Just wow; I mean, where have I been all of this time?! So much is going on, and I’m just so excited for it. Let me just make a quick rundown of what I’m excited for, in particular:

  • Explorers’ revamp. This is going to be really refreshing for those who neglected Explorers for the more “flashy” classes. Aesthetically, I’m lovin’ the default hairstyles/eyes for Explorer classes. And wow, they finally merged Cash Shop inventories to be the same with Dual Bladers and Cannoneers!
  • I can’t say much about Commerci considering it’s a new area, and we wont know much until we try it, but new content is always nice to have! More to explore, I suppose.
  • The Profession system upgrade is really awesome, and I’m mostly saying that because we get effects after reaching the maximum level of our Profession! My favorite is the Accessory crafting effect…look it up on YouTube!
  • Holy crap…Mastery Books…I am just so happy about this. What is worrying, my friends? Nobody needs to worry anymore! :)
  • I don’t play a Jett, but I’m proud that GMS has finally given them more attention especially with the integration of Hyper Skills! Come on over to the Hyper club, Jetts!
  • Holiday Events are always awesome and not to mention nostalgic for that matter. I loved the days of my early Mapling where my friends and I would just AFK in Happyville and spontaneously explore and stuff. Fun times…
  • The RED store looks amazing. Cosmetic coupons?! When did this happen? Awesome…

I’m glad to be back, everyone. Stay tuned for more of my reviewing and updating. I will attempt to make some quick videos for the sake of reviewing and something for you guys to watch rather than read, but we’ll see!

Until next time,

Waru~

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