Amethest, spelled with an E

Dec 14
I slapped myself hard for the time it took me to notice this.

I slapped myself hard for the time it took me to notice this.

Nov 02

Goodbye, Tumblr

Hey guys! How are you all doing?

I’m sure that over the past few weeks, I’ve familiarized myself with the Maplestory tag and I’ve gotten to know most of you guys. I’ve also debated with myself for a couple of days whether to leave without saying anything or to write a goodbye post, because I wasn’t completely sure that a long post can exist on Tumblr without people going “tldr”.

The past four months has been great. In my first post, I said that I wanted to start a Tumblr to post things about my guild. When summer ended, my guildies went back and became busy with school, and my overall interest of the game began to dwindle.

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Oct 24

Random MS trivia, part 3

Parts 1, 2 here.

1. If pdr wasn’t taken into account, Cygnus has the most HP in the game with 378b. Magnus is at second place with 252b, while Chaos Pink Bean holds 3rd place with 168b.

2. Every theme dungeon above level 100 has something to do with the Black Mage, while those below 100 have nothing relevant with it.

3. Pets can expire many hours after their expiration date/time in game.

4. Back then, PB prequests require you to kill 11988 monsters. That number has since been reduced to 1/3, to 3996.

5. Speaking of PB, it was the longest undefeated boss in MS. All other bosses released in their unglitched form (*ahem* Cygnus) were defeated within 1-2 days.

6. Every year, GMS is down for a total time of 33 days.

7. When people try to sell the book ”Final Blow”, blow is censored. If you forget to type Biow instead, there goes your $1 wasted.

8. Melody Cross (AB 1st) is the only buff that only increases Accuracy, ironic because the class was released years after Accuracy and Avoidability was revamped.

9. Explorer Warriors is the only class that don’t have the version of FJ where you jump by tapping “alt” twice. Instead, you have the traditional DW’s “Soul Rush”, which has a 3 second delay.

10. Every anniversary event released equipments that have a higher level than the year before, while 2012 was the first year with set effects.

11. Way back then, a quest from The Rememberer requires you to kill Bob The Snail (lv. 2 monster deep in the ant tunnel with Wild Cargos). The reward from the quest is -5 fame.

12. Despite Jr. Balrog’s popularity with old players, not a single quest nor NPC mentioned it. (sorry, I meant Victoria Island quests, where it centers around an area boss)

13. The richest NPCs (by amount of mesos players give to them) would be the mount collectors (Kenta, etc.), and namely, Chief Tatamo, for dragon wings and magic seeds.

14. From 2008 to 2011, a dialogue with Nineheart says something along the lines of “Cygnus Knights are the most powerful classes”. With the CK revamp this September that actually made them one of the top classes, the line was removed.

15. There still has been no news on Maplestory 2, although it’s been rumored to come for 5 (?) years now?

16. After Unleased patch this summer, there has not been a single ks war (at least no one complains anymore about ksing).

17. Shinsoo no longer gives players a buff when they click on him.

18. For the longest time, Cygnus and her instructors in Evo Lab drop absolutely nothing.

19. Hurricane and other “keydown” skills are the only skills in the game that keep on attacking forever, unlike others that stop attacking after 100~ shots. Examples: Siege Mode, Ishtar’s Ring, Pressure Void, Spectral Light, Mille Aiguilles.

20. “Crack of Dimension” (Ludi PQ) used to have a set pattern in the stage where you have the 3 boxes. Now, it changes every time. That old pattern is: 133 221 333 123 111. It’s also used as a symbol of old ms and widely memorized by players.

21. In Zakum JQ, if you can press UP and RIGHT and JUMP at the same time, you can go through all the ropes without getting knocked off.

22. Sleepywood has shrinked to 40% of its original size with the following changes after BB: removed Forest of Golem, removed Dungeon Entrances, shortened Ant Tunnel.

23. Ghost Ship Party Quest, a very popular PQ in 2010, gave 300,000 exp to levels 60-80s. Because BB made exp to level easier, Nexon reduced its exp to 60000. However, for a few days after BB they forgot to change, so people leveled like crazy with this PQ.

24. Although all 3rd and 4th job is at level 60 and 100, Advanced Knight and Captain Knight is still given at 70 and 120.

25. When fighting Empress Cygnus, she would always repeat “you look much better like this”.

26. Aqua Road is much smaller than it looks.

27. Many censored words in MS appears in the game. (blow, party, event, assassin, etc)

28. When Big Bang was just out, MS had “hot time” once in a while, where at 2:30 PM Pacific exactly, an item was handed out. However, due to people complaining about lag, it’s now changed to “hot day” and is a lot more common compared to before.

29. During the peak periods of Unleashed we had less players online than the period between Big Bang and Chaos. (spring=usually least players)

30. Out of the Black Mage’s commanders, Magnus is the strongest (252b HP), and Von Leon is the weakest (550m HP).

31. The only BGM in the game not made by Nexon is “Release your spirit high”, played in the last part of the Phantom tutorial. Tbh, it sounds amazing. Link

Oct 23
This is the Superior Gollux Ring, bought from the coin shop for 160 coins. Gollux drops the belt and pendant, but the earrings must be bought (110 coins). To get superior equips, all body parts of Gollux must be active during the fight, and he has HP values similar to Chaos RA bosses, while 1/1ing like crazy. Scrolls to enhance the Superior items are one time buy only.
On the bright side, the set effect for the four equips are 20 all stats, HP/MP +1500, HP/MP 13%, 30% boss, 30% def ignore. You can wear multiple Gollux rings on one character.

This is the Superior Gollux Ring, bought from the coin shop for 160 coins. Gollux drops the belt and pendant, but the earrings must be bought (110 coins). To get superior equips, all body parts of Gollux must be active during the fight, and he has HP values similar to Chaos RA bosses, while 1/1ing like crazy. Scrolls to enhance the Superior items are one time buy only.

On the bright side, the set effect for the four equips are 20 all stats, HP/MP +1500, HP/MP 13%, 30% boss, 30% def ignore. You can wear multiple Gollux rings on one character.

Oct 22
Hilla in her sexy pose, by Daimoau of Basilmarket.

Hilla in her sexy pose, by Daimoau of Basilmarket.

Oct 22

Hey Nexon! If you’re going to be an ass and make every word impossible to be spoken in MS, at least follow your own damn rules!

Oct 21

Rewards from the Absolute Evolving Belt (11/13-12/8, potential is possible) and Red Leaf High 2 (11/20-12/3) events. Get pumped!

Oct 19

"How to Maplestory", by Nexoned

Oct 19
lmao. Is this the best you can come up with, Nexon?

lmao. Is this the best you can come up with, Nexon?

Oct 18
First time seeing a GM in a FM shop. Probably looking for people to ban.

First time seeing a GM in a FM shop. Probably looking for people to ban.