And… I’m done.

Hey guys! How are you all doing?

As many of you have already noticed, I’ve been slacking off in the past few months. That’s because of several reasons, of which the biggest are my loss of interest of the game and my inability to keep you informed with the influx of work that I have to do.

The past (almost) two years have been great. Yes, you can consider it a waste of time (of a lot of time, in fact), but I’m actually not too sad about that. I wouldn’t have done anything more productive anyway ^_^, I know that for a fact. I don’t consider this blog successful at all. In fact, I believe it was a failure. The big failure about it was my involvement in a competition with, well, my inner stupidity. I consider myself, however, very successful. With the surplus of time I had aside from school and other activities, I managed to do so much for this blog. I have created hundreds of programs (that total up to hundreds of thousands of lines of code) to facilitate introducing the information to you, and I believe it was a great practice of my programming skills, which is what I wish to do for almost my entire life.

I believe my writing has improved as well. Even though I don’t write much, it seems like over the past (almost) 2 years my writing transformed from that of a 2-year old to that of a journalist.

The truth is, for the past few years, I hated games (and I still do). I can’t stand playing them -_-. I joined MapleStory 7 (? I stopped counting haha) years ago when it was cool, but I actually quit after a year. However, now that I look back over the past 2 (or even 6!) years, I haven’t even played the game! But, rather, I spent time chatting on MapleStory forums. I always thought this blog was taking away my life (and it was, a little bit), but it was actually the forums.

My reputation wasn’t the “greatest” in any of the forums. In fact, it was terrible. It was my stupidity for joining gaming forums in the first place, because I obviously don’t belong there. I feel extremely terrible about all the harm I’ve done to all the people in the forums, I have absolutely no idea what I was thinking. I would like to take this opportunity to say that I’m sorry for everything bad I’ve done.

If I haven’t harmed you, I would still like to say that I’m sorry. Sorry for slacking off a lot, and sorry for expressing my supposed depression to you. The truth is, I was kind of depressed in real life. Nothing major happened to my life in the past few months, but I suddenly see things in a different way. I don’t feel fully happy right now, but I can’t say that I’m depressed anymore. I have strong beliefs in God all of a sudden, and I became a better person overall (well, I was a good person in real life beforehand, but now I’m even better [I hope]).

It’s really hard to believe how much time I spent doing this. I honestly can’t believe I spent so much time on forums…

Although I have to admit one thing – I found my passion for talking. I really love the idea of true blogging, not journalism. This was basically a journal with small blog-like twists. That is probably the reason to why I stopped enjoying writing this blog.

I had plans to expand this blog and make it into something big. I guess I might as well cancel those, but now I have other plans that are not entirely related to MapleStory. You will see what they are in the near future.

My life is moving, and I’m only getting older, feeling quite unaccomplished. I am completely disconnecting myself from anything that involves MapleStory; I will not be checking my e-mail, twitter, this blog (well, I’ll read your comments but that’s about it), or any MapleStory forums. I will not erase this blog because of all the time I spent on it, but you won’t see any updates on this blog anymore.

I would like to thank everyone who has read my posts over the years. This blog kept running only thanks to you, readers :). It was fun to write posts and see (and read almost) all the comments and the number of views I got, no matter if they were negative or positive. Always cheered me up and made all the hard work rewarding. :)

With that, my final word on this blog is: “Alas.” Haha, that was just my last joke on this blog. Get it? It wasn’t actually my final word on this blog. Sorry for my terrible sense of humor by the way, and thanks for the many people who enjoyed it.

In conclusion, I feel like this journey was pretty successful. 3.5 million views and 195 posts in total; not bad. For some reason I feel like I’m missing something, but I can’t really think of what that thing is. I would only like to finish this entire project by saying this: thanks for everything, and sorry for any harm. This has been great.

Looks like I’ve got a lot of cleaning up to do… I’m not deleting my programs, but basically everything else. I wish you good luck with whatever you do and, well, enjoy life! No matter who you are, I wish you the best. :)

Last time I’m saying this on this blog:

~shakar96

KMST v.1.2.454 ~ Resistance Hyper Skills

Weird stuff happened over the past few days. First of all, there was a snowstorm. O_O. I really wonder if I will be able to go snowboarding this winter… I don’t think there will be any snow (which is pretty good: other than for snowboarding, I’m not a big fan of snow). Well, thankfully the temperatures are rising and it’s supposed to be sunny this weekend. :D.

As for MapleStory, we just heard an overview of the updates in this month yesterday. Oddly enough, the Demon Slayer/Cannoneer revamp is almost nothing. The big highlight of the skill changes is the addition of Hyper Skills to Resistance (and Cannoneer). They also added Monster Park Extreme and Gold Richie’s Beach, in addition to changing PQ rewards. One more thing for skill changes – they changed the recently added classes (Luminous, Kaiser, and Angelic Burster). The only thing you will be interested in is that the maximum amount of character slots is now 19. That’s the only thing that got my eyes^^.

And maybe some info about the Thief Resistance… Mhmm… Let’s go~

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KMS – November Update Info

Yep, there have been no updates for a while (well, there was a KMS patch of recycled events), but Nexon finally decided to release some information about what they are planning on doing this month! And I must say, it’s not so great. I expected more…

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(Early) Happy Halloween!

Hey guys, how are you all doing? I am quite aware that today is the 29th while Halloween is on the 31st, but I decided to write this today because I most likely won’t have power, and therefore I also won’t have Internet connection, in the next few days (7-10 days, dammit electricity companies) due to Hurricane Sandy. Hopefully the hurricane won’t hit this area too hard and nobody will get injured here (God forbid any injuries :(). Ironic how exactly on this day last year we had a snow storm.

For those of you who also live on the eastern coast, you probably won’t get to enjoy the holiday because of the storm. However, I wish you a happy Halloween anyway~. I won’t babble about how the cancellation of trick-or-treating would protect your teeth because that’s a lie, especially because you will get to consume a LARGER amount of candy without trick-or-treating. I don’t know about you, but I have bags of candy that I was prepared to give out and now they will all be mine to eat :P. High quality candy also: KitKats and Crunches ^_^. I refuse to give kids low-quality candy like Wonka or other brands. If you are going to let kids eat candy, at least let them eat some high quality candy. Simple anthropology.

Well, for those of you who are also from the U.S. but not from the east, have a good one! Stay safe; don’t get lured into people’s houses by candy. Now that I think about it, actually, isn’t Halloween a very dangerous holiday? Adults are giving little children candy o_o. Isn’t that what pedophiles do? o_O.

Stay safe nonetheless and enjoy your holiday. Or just stay home and enjoy the new AWESOME (not really) events in MAPLESTORY! WOOT! I think that’s what you would do if you are not from the U.S. anyway…

Well, have a good/safe one! See you (hopefully soon)!

~shakar96

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KMS v.1.2.175 ~ Halloween Events

The patch recently arrived in KMS but there are currently no notes regarding the Halloween events that were added. Therefore, I will discuss the events tomorrow. I will also add GMS’s Halloween events, but until then you can read about them here.

For now, this point is a translation of the patch summary. Read on to learn about the patch~

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KMST v.1.2.452 ~ More Hyper Skills

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After weeks of no updates, which came as a result of a huge update, another huge update came today, as expected. The update brought even MORE hyper skills to adventurers, and also brought back Dual Blades~. Some changes were made to existing skills also, but those changes only include small buffs. Another thing that was added was Dimensional Invasion. Since I didn’t get accepted to this term of KMST, I can’t test it. However, it basically goes like this: Stages, kill monsters, win. Looks a lot like Azwan too. Great! Now you have something to put on your application letters to your future employers.

Lastly, Halloween events were added (to the data, at least). Those will be covered when they hit KMS. I know, I’m so surprising; I bet you thought I would cover them right now, as I normally do. Haha, I actually never do.

Well, let’s get to the skills. I found a way to make myself even lazier and not even have to translate them. Tell me if the extraction below is better than what I originally post, it will make my life so much easier in the future:

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Inkwell’s Diary ~ Entry #41

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So, it has been a while. I totally forgot what MapleStory was, to be honest. No updates recently, nothing at all. I have to admit that for me it’s great; it allows me to focus on other things. Although from the picture above you can already tell that, sadly, I won’t be enjoying that for long.

Inkwell left the following message:

아직 잊지 않았지?

You still didn’t forget?

우리들이 남아 있다는 걸 말이야!

That we remain what we mean!

More Hyper Skills, kind of expected that to happen.

Enjoy your weekend!

~shakar96

KMS v.1.2.173 ~ Warrior/Mage Hyper Skills

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Unsurprisingly, today a patch arrived at KMS and it included the content that was up in the server a number of days ago. Yesterday, actually, another patch came to KMST and it added a couple of changes to warriors, but mainly Paladins. This KMS patch made them even more overpowered. I am aware of your desire to allow me to enlighten you with what went on, and thus I ask you to click on the link below to continue reading if you haven’t already.

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KMST v.1.2.450 ~ Adventurer Hyper Skills (Part I)

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In MapleStory, no patches for more than a week yields to a gigantic one the following week. Yesterday, a giant patch hit KMST that not only added Hyper Skills, but lots of other things also. Yes, I’m almost 40 hours late, but if you want quality, you need to give me some time. Also, I’m taking the SAT’s AGAIN (NOPE, taking it over and over till I get as high as possible) on October and December, so until that time I’ll be very busy.

But for now, sit back, relax, and enjoy what I had to waste my time to make instead of relaxing or studying.

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