GMS v.134 – Super 8th Anniversary!


The update for Global MapleStory’s Super 8th Anniversary has gone live! Like I said in my last post, GMS’s actual birthday is on May 11, but to prepare for that, Nexon has launched a bunch of old and new events for us to enjoy! The towns have been decorated too and look awesome now! Wow.. eight years.. and I’m still playing this game.

Please read on!

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The world-selection screen has changed to an 8th anniversary-ish one.

8th Anniversary Celebration Boxes

First of all, I’d like to say this is the largest event of them all. Also, I’m not going to mention the required level for the events, since it’s level 10 for each of them (not even 8? haha) except one event.

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Anyway, this event, running from May 1 to June 30, is all about collecting boxes, 8th Anniversary Celebration Boxes, dropped by most monsters. The boxes can contain various stuff such as:

  • Maple Amethysian and Grand Maple Amethysian weapons, armor, and accessories
  • various 8th Anniversary Scrolls
  • 8th Anniversary Coins
  • 8th Anniversary Awakening Stamps
  • Amethysian Polishing Feathers

Also, from May 16 until the end of the event, the boxes can also contain Lv.140 Empress weapons and armor!

Please click the spoiler button below to see all of the rewards.

 

The boxes can contain the following items…

New Armor and Accessories

  • Maple Amethysian Gold Cap: Hat – REQ LVL: 79, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +5, Weapon/Magic ATT: 1, Weapon/Magic DEF: 86, Speed +2, Jump +1, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Suit: Overall – REQ LVL: 79, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +6, Max HP/MP +50, Weapon/Magic DEF: 141, 10 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Tattoo: Gloves – REQ LVL: 79, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +5, Max HP/MP +50, Weapon/Magic DEF: 35, 5 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Shoes: Shoes – REQ LVL: 79, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +4, Weapon/Magic DEF: 51, Speed +2, Jump +1, 5 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Star Cloak: Cape – REQ LVL: 79, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +1, Weapon/Magic DEF: 30, 5 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Shoulder: Shoulder – REQ LVL: 79, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +1, Weapon/Magic ATT: 2, Weapon/Magic DEF: 29, 1 upgrade slot (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Belt: Belt – REQ LVL: 79, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +4, Max HP/MP +64, 3 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Gold Cap: Hat – REQ LVL: 99, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +7, Weapon/Magic ATT: 1, Weapon/Magic DEF: 107, Speed +4, Jump +2, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Suit: Overall – REQ LVL: 99, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +9, Max HP/MP +100, Weapon/Magic DEF: 161, 10 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Tattoo: Gloves – REQ LVL: 99, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +8, Max HP/MP +100, Weapon/Magic DEF: 44, 5 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Shoes: Shoes – REQ LVL: 99, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +6, Weapon/Magic DEF: 58, Speed +4, Jump +2, 5 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Star Cloak: Cape – REQ LVL: 99, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +4, Weapon/Magic DEF: 46, 5 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Shoulder: Shoulder Decoration – REQ LVL: 99, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +5, Weapon/Magic ATT: 2, Weapon/Magic DEF: 35, 1 upgrade slot (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Belt: Belt – REQ LVL: 99, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +5, Max HP/MP +100, Weapon/Magic DEF: 86, 3 upgrade slots (unhammered)

New Weapons

  • Maple Amethysian Gladius: One-Handed Sword – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Fast, Weapon ATT: 92, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Counter: One-Handed Axe – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 92, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Golden Hammer: One-Handed Mace – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 92, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Kanzir: Dagger – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Fast, Weapon ATT: 89, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Arc-en-ciel: Cane – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Fast, Weapon ATT: 92, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Double Wing: Wand – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 60, Magic ATT: 98, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Pain Killer: Staff – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Slow, Weapon ATT: 62, Magic ATT: 98, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Claymore: Two-Handed Sword – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 95, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Butterfly: Two-Handed Axe – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 97, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Big Maul: Two-Handed Mace – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 97, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Omni Pierce: Spear – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 97, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Halfmoon: Pole Arm – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Slow, Weapon ATT: 97, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Ash Lord: Bow – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 89, Rate of Knockback: 55%, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Lock: Crossbow – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 92, Rate of Knockback: 52%, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Black Justice: Claw – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Fast, Weapon ATT: 40, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Bloddy Claw: Knuckle – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Fast, Weapon ATT: 80, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Queen’s Finger: Gun – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Fast, Weapon ATT: 69, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Argents: Dual Bowguns – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 89, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Crash: Hand Cannon – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Slow, Weapon ATT: 97, Weapon DEF: 47, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Katana: Katana – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Fast, Weapon ATT: 92, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Fan: Fan – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Fast, Weapon ATT: 54, Magic ATT: 82, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Shining Rod: Shining Rod – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 60, Magic ATT: 98, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Maple Amethysian Soul Shooter: Soul Shooter – REQ LVL: 79, Attack Speed: Fast, Weapon ATT: 69, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Gladius: One-Handed Sword – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Fast, Weapon ATT: 106, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Counter: One-Handed Axe – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 106, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Golden Hammer: One-Handed Mace – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 106, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Kanzir: Dagger – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Fast, Weapon ATT: 105, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Arc-en-ciel: Cane – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Fast, Weapon ATT: 106, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Double Wing: Wand – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 73 Magic ATT: 122, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Pain Killer: Staff – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Slow, Weapon ATT: 77 Magic ATT: 122, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Claymore: Two-Handed Sword – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 108, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Butterfly: Two-Handed Axe – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 110, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Big Maul: Two-Handed Mace – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 110, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Omni Pierce: Spear – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 110, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Halfmoon: Pole Arm – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Slow, Weapon ATT: 110, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Ash Lord: Bow – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 103, Rate of Knockback: 65% , 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Lock: Crossbow – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 106, Rate of Knockback: 62% , 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Black Justice: Claw – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Fast, Weapon ATT: 49, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Bloody Claw: Knuckle – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Fast, Weapon ATT: 80, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Queen’s Finger: Gun – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Fast, Weapon ATT: 80, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Argents: Dual Bowguns – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 103, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Crash: Hand Cannon – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Slow, Weapon ATT: 110, Weapon DEF: 56, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Shining Rod: Shining Rod – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Normal, Weapon ATT: 76, Magic ATT: 125, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Soul Shooter: Soul Shooter – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Fast, Weapon ATT: 80, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Katana: Katana – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Fast, Weapon ATT: 106, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)
  • Grand Maple Amethysian Fan: Fan – REQ LVL: 99, Attack Speed: Fast, Weapon ATT: 70, Magic ATT: 95, 9 upgrade slots (unhammered)

 

When you’ve equipped a whole set, you can get the following bonuses for the following sets:

8th Anniversary Set:

  • 5 Set Effect: Max HP/MP: 200, Weapon/Magic ATT: +5, Accuracy: 150, Avoidability: 150
  • 7 Set Effect: STR/DEX/INT/LUK: +5, Weapon/Magic ATT: +7,
  • 8 Set Effect: STR/DEX/INT/LUK: +15, Weapon/Magic ATT: +9, Speed: +10, Jump: +10

Premium 8th Anniversary Set:

  • 5 Set Effect: Max HP/MP: 250, Weapon/Magic ATT: +8, Accuracy: 200, Avoidability: 200
  • 7 Set Effect: STR/DEX/INT/LUK: +7, Weapon/Magic ATT: +12
  • 8 Set Effect: STR/DEX/INT/LUK: +23, MaxHP: +10%, Weapon/Magic ATT: +17, Speed: +10, Jump: +10

8th Anniversary Coin Shop

From May 1 to July 7, Inkwell is selling various 8th Anniversary related items, as well as scrolls and recipes. The 8th anniversary stuff includes Maple Amethysian armor and accessories. Other than scrolls and recipes, nice bags and chairs are sold as well!

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You can buy all items with 8th Anniversary Coins.

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You can see some of Inkwell’s wares in the pictures above.

Coins Every Day!

From May 1 to June 30, you can obtain an 8th Anniversary Coins just by talking to the Maple Administrator!

8th Anniversary Coin Challenges

People from level 50 and above can obtain 8th Anniversary Coins by competing in various content. This content includes Monster Park, Spiegelmann’s Gonzo Gallery, Mu Lung Dojo, Nett’s Pyramid and Party Quests.

  • Monster Park Clearing House – 8th Anniversary Coin x3 (Clear Monster Park 3 times)
  • Party On! – 8th Anniversary Coin x3 (Clear a Party Quest 3 times)
  • Pyramid Party – 8th Anniversary Coin x3 (Clear 15 waves of Nett’s Pyramid)
  • Mu Lung Meltdown – 8th Anniversary Coin x3 (Clear Normal mode once)
  • Mu Lung Master – 8th Anniversary Coin x4 (Clear Hard mode once)
  • Mu Lung Monster – 8th Anniversary Coin x5 (Clear Ranked mode once)

Maple Leaves Keep Falling On My Head

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This is by far to funniest event. After talking to Cassandra, you will be teleported to a mini-game in which you have to collect falling Maple Leaves, worth one leaf each. Then there are Golden Maple Leaves and Rainbow Maple Leavesworth 5 leaves and 10 leaves respectively. There’s a chance that an 8th Anniversary Coin will fall from the sky, and you have to dodge slowing Snail Shells and stunning rocks.
To make everything more clear, I recorded a video of this mini-game. 
Maple Leaf
NB: You can turn in 100 Maple Leaves for one 8th Anniversary Coin at Cassandra.
The event is a little glitched at the moment. It takes like 10 or more chats with Cassandra to get in.. A message saying only one person is allowed to enter the map at the same time has been added when you talk to Cassandra.

Mini Maple Seedling

From May 1 to June 16 you can grow a Maple Tree once again!


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The seedling can be obtained by either finding it from monsters or getting a free one from the Maple Administrator.

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Double-click the seedling to put it into your Item Pot.

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Feed it Equipment or ETC items to make it fall asleep.

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After 30 minutes it will wake up and it will be a fully grown tree.

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Double-click it to obtain Maple Tree Fruit.

Double-click the Maple Tree Fruit to get  a reward that can be the following:

  • 8th Anniversary Coins
  • 8th Anniversary Leaves
  • Various 8th Anniversary Scrolls
  • Lv. 5 Bypass Keys for Weapons, Armor, Accessories, or Misc. – These keys allow you to equip weapons, armor, etc that are up to 5 levels above your current level for a limited time.
  • Pink Quote Ring
  • Blue Quote Ring
  • Scoreboard Quote Ring
  • Maple Tree Manager title
  • 7-day mount coupons
  • Trait EXP items

Town Decorations, Three-Toed Jellyjammers, and Town Gift Boxes

These things are all town-related.

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All towns have been decorated with 8th Anniversary Decorations and some of the NPCs have dressed up as well!

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Also, in every town there are the Three-Toed Jellyjammers. Click them to let them play a song for you!

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Finally, there are Town Gift Boxes that appear in towns.

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Click them to get 5 Maple Leaves and an 8th Anniversary Gift Box that can contain the following:

  • 8th Anniversary Coins
  • 8th Anniversary Maple Leaves
  • Maple Tree Sapling
  • 8th Anniversary Celebration Box (Yup, there can be a box inside a box… box-ception!)
  • Reindeer Milk
  • Sunrise Dew
  • 1.5x EXP Coupon

Reaching for the Sky

From May 1 to June 30, you can obtain HP/MP Potions and Maple Leaves for leveling up! Just click the event notifier on the left side of your screen to retrieve them.

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  • Level 1 – 30: 10 HP/MP +100 potions and Maple Leaves
  • Level 31 – 70: 10 HP/MP +300 potions and Maple Leaves
  • Level 71 – 100: 10 HP/MP +1000 potions and Maple Leaves
  • Level 101 – 120: 10 HP/MP +2000 potions and Maple Leaves
  • Level 121 – 150: 10 HP/MP +3000 potions and Maple Leaves
  • Level 151 – 200: 10 HP/MP +4000 potions and Maple Leaves

If I’m right the amount of leaves you get equals your level +9.

Limited Time Release: Heroes Return

For a limited time, which is May 1 to May 21all hero classes, Aran, Evan, Mercedes, Phantom, and Luminous, will be available for creation!

Hot Days

Finally, I would like to talk about the upcoming Hot Day events! During the upcoming three weekends, there will be Hot Day events:

  • May 4 and 5
  • May 11 and 12
  • May 18 and 19

May 4

Reward

  • SP Reset Scroll: Resets all assigned Skill Points, except for ones assigned to beginner skills. Expires after 3 days if it isn’t used.
  • AP Reset Scroll: Resets all assigned Ability Points, except for ones assigned to HP/MP. Expires after 3 days if it isn’t used.

May 5

Reward

  • Maple Birthday Card: If you’re below Lv.200, this card will give you some EXP if you open it while the 8th Anniversary events are running.
  • Maple 8th Anniversary medal: REQ LVL: 10, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +8, Max HP/MP: 88, Weapon/Magic DEF: 88

May 11

Reward

  • White Angelic Blessing ring: REQ LVL: 90, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +10, Max HP/MP: 150. Grants a stackable buff of Weapon/Magic ATT +12. Expires after 30 days.
  • 8th Anniversary Coin x10

May 12
Reward: Hero Hat Box: Expires after 7 days if it isn’t used, and it can’t be opened after May 19.. Double-click it to be able to select one of the following:

  • Aran Hero Feather: REQ LVL: 70, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +10, Max HP/MP: 150, Weapon/Magic DEF: 100, 10 upgrade slots (unhammered). Comes with Epic-tier hidden potential. Bonus stats: When you are are 3rd or 4th job Aran: STR +10, Weapon ATT +5
  • Evan Hero Feather: REQ LVL: 70, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +10, Max HP/MP: 150, Weapon/Magic DEF: 100, 10 upgrade slots (unhammered). Comes with Epic-tier hidden potential. Bonus stats: When you are are 3rd or 4th job Evan: INT +10, Magic ATT +5
  • Mercedes Hero Feather: REQ LVL: 70, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +10, Max HP/MP: 150, Weapon/Magic DEF: 100, 10 upgrade slots (unhammered). Comes with Epic-tier hidden potential. Bonus stats: When you are are 3rd or 4th job Mercedes: DEX +10, Weapon ATT +5
  • Phantom Hero Feather: REQ LVL: 70, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +10, Max HP/MP: 150, Weapon/Magic DEF: 100, 10 upgrade slots (unhammered). Comes with Epic-tier hidden potential. Bonus stats: When you are are 3rd or 4th job Phantom: LUK +10, Weapon ATT +5
  • Luminous Hero Feather: REQ LVL: 70, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +10, Max HP/MP: 150, Weapon/Magic DEF: 100, 10 upgrade slots (unhammered). Comes with Epic-tier hidden potential. Bonus stats: When you are are 3rd or 4th job Luminous: INT +10, Magic ATT +5

May 18

Reward

  • Character Slot Expansion Coupon: Use it to expand your characters slots in the current world by 1, as long as you haven’t already reached the max of 24. Expires after 7 days if it isn’t used.
  • 8th Anniversary Coin x10

May 19

Reward

  • 8th Anniversary Android Box: Contains an 8th Anniversary Android and an 8th Anniversary Heart to power it. The box expires after 7 days if it isn’t used. The android and heart expire after 30 days.
  • 8th Anniversary Coin x10

Happy Mapling and enjoy GMS’s 8th Anniversary!

Sietse

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