GMST v.08 ~ Ascension!

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I KNOW that I’m late and I KNOW that I didn’t talk about KMST v.1.2.403, the Nett’s Pyramid & Sea of Fog revamps. Yes, there has been a patch in KMST in the past few days that revamped those PQ’s.

However, when I entered Nett’s Pyramid and was about to try it out, they closed it. I thought they would open it the day after, and then I could talk about it, but they didn’t. It’s been down for days now so I’m skipping that post for now till Nett’s Pyramid is up.

Anyway, today I’ll be discussing GMST v.08 which was also released a couple of days ago. There’s a LOT of interesting thing you might want to know!

That’s right! Ascension! And that’s not everything, here’s what I see in the GMST WZ:

  • Cannon Shooter data is there!

[Click HERE to see GMST v.08 Cannon Shooter Skill Tables!]

  • All those book events we had in KMS are there. Good luck πŸ™‚
  • 8th anniversary stuff are there.
  • Chair Gachapon will be added.
  • Evolving Belt was added! It sucks, though. +2 All Stats, 3 slots at max level, LOL.

^This + everything I discussed from the Jump! updates patches -> 1, 2, 3.

And, of course, it’s obviously coming in 1 patch. I’ll talk about most of the things that changed.

Skill Changes

Uh, most of the skill changes made (I did say most, not all) are listed in the Skill Changes page. I will update it when Ascension comes to GMS, though.

Monster Park

Monster Park is a new PQ owned by Spiegelmann and it’s the perfect place to train for all levels. It’s a PQ of ALL boss monsters with high HP and high EXP. You need tickets to enter which you can get by trading 10 ripped ticket pieces (which you get from monsters) to Mary.

What’s good about this PQ is that it’s like Lionheart Castle, you get bonus EXP for being in a party!

To access it, simply talk to the Monster Park Shuttle:

It will then send you to a specific channel with people around your level.

You can do any level mode you want as the required level is lower than yours. The PQ is pretty straight forward, just kill bosses for 6 stages.

Oh and from this PQ you’ll get Spiegelmann coins, which you can trade for a mustache and other things :D.

Last thing I want to say about this PQ (I hate repeating myself, if you want to learn more about Monster Park just check out my posts; 1st and 2nd parts of Jump!) is that all the equipment dropped have a hidden potential. Yay πŸ˜€

ALL THE INFO:

[ALL THE DIFFERENT Monster Park MODES + ALL THE INFO! CLICK HERE!]

PQ Revamp

I already told you some of the changes to the old PQ’s on my post of the 3rd update of Jump!, but what I didn’t discuss are two PQ’s that I couldn’t try out because of my level.

The Ice Knight’s Curse (Level 30+)

It’s a new PQ that’s exactly like the Resurrection of the Hoblin King PQ:

Instead of the Hoblin King, there’s a little Ice Knight. You have to protect it from wolves (well, fangs).

You have to lead it through two stages without it dying. You have 20 minutes (although you’re not going to use them, the PQ shouldn’t take more than 3 minutes really), and it’s actually quite hard to keep it alive. On each there are 20 spawn points of wolves, and the wolves ALWAYS spawn on the Ice Knight, so you have to be really close to him. Then, there’s a boss (the Ice knight).

The Ice Knight always goes in the same pattern obviously, which is:

Just lead it to the end and,

As mentioned, there’s a boss at the end~

No that’s not me who leveled, but I did get some nice EXP! When you clear this stage, you get 128,669 EXP! 4% for me at 102, but hey, it’s recommended for level 20~69, which would be a whole level! I did level up from one of the PQ’s though, just read on~

I recorded it all and made a video!

Rewards~

Ice Knight’s Ice Earrings
<Common>
Untradeable
Level: 45
+2 STR
+2 DEX
+2 INT
+2 LUK
+10 Accuracy
+10 Avoidability
+25 Weapon DEF
+25 Magic DEF
+40 Charm EXP
+1% PvP Damage
Number of upgrades available: 5

Ice Knight’s Iron Chain (?, I don’t see it in the WZ)
<Common>
Untradeable
Level: 30
+1 STR
+1 DEX
+1 INT
+1 LUK
+5 Speed
+20 Weapon DEF
+20 Magic DEF
+40 Charm EXP
+2% PvP Damage
Number of upgrades available: 5

Kenta in Danger (Level 120+)

As you can see, the PQ is just killing. Get a party of at least 3 and all you have to do is KILL.

The PQ is based on your party’s average. The higher the average, the higher level’d monsters.

And at the end there are two Piani (?)… And, uh, rewards:

Kenta’s Goggles
<Common>
Untradeable
Level: 80
+5 STR
+5 DEX
+5 INT
+5 LUK
+60 Weapon DEF
+60 Magic DEF
+100 MaxHP
+80 Charm EXP
Number of upgrades available: 3

You need 100 scales to get it, LOL. That’s 100 Piani to kill (1 Pianus = 1 scale, and when you pick it up everyone gets it)… Good luck (I saw people getting it on like the second day of the revamp in KMS :D)…

Oh and you and monsters can swim… Nothing more to explain here so here are the PQ’s specs:

[Kenta in Danger info, CLICK HERE!]

Escape

Just like Kenta in Danger, the party’s average affects the whole PQ and the monsters’ levels.

This PQ is a little more complicated. Here’s how it goes:

  • Stage 1: Jump quest. Only one person from the party needs to reach the top. NOTE: Although you CAN use your mount and the flying skill in this stage, don’t do it. You’ll automatically disconnect.
  • Stage 2: Kill Grey Vultures and Castle Golems (6 of each).
  • Stage 3: There are 6 maps and each map has 4 portals. You need to find the right portal! In front of each portal there’s a Blood Reindeer. Be careful, it might deal a high damage! Get someone to stun it or something in order to kill it and go in that portal. You might also want to drop something next to the portal to mark that you went in that portal.
  • Stage 4: More killing, 7 Grey Vultures and 9 Prison Guard Boars.
  • Stage 5: Same maze from stage 1.
  • Stage 6: Basically kill monsters till you get a key:

You’ll also see these doors:

Clear the monsters away from the door and press ‘NPC Chat’ (you might have to physically click on it).

The cell will now be open and the prisoners can escape. Yay!

  • Stage 7: Kill Ani.

Rewards:

Marx Von Leon War Belt
<Common>
Untradeable
Level: 120
+7 STR
+7 DEX
+150 MaxHP
+50 MaxMP
+2 Weapon Attack
+150 Weapon DEF
+30 Magic DEF
+80 Charm EXP
Number of upgrades available: 3

Alma Von Leon War Belt
<Common>
Untradeable
Level: 120
+7 INT
+7 LUK
+50 MaxHP
+150 MaxMP
+2 Magic Attack
+30 Weapon DEF
+150 Magic DEF
+80 Charm EXP
Number of upgrades available: 3

Fox Von Leon War Belt
<Common>
Untradeable
Level: 120
+7 STR
+7 DEX
+100 MaxHP
+100 MaxMP
+2 Weapon Attack
+100 Weapon DEF
+100 Magic DEF
+80 Charm EXP
Number of upgrades available: 3

Nox Von Leon War Belt
<Common>
Untradeable
Level: 120
+7 DEX
+7 LUK
+100 MaxHP
+100 MaxMP
+2 Weapon Attack
+100 Weapon DEF
+100 Magic DEF
+80 Charm EXP
Number of upgrades available: 3

Cora Von Leon War Belt
<Common>
Untradeable
Level: 120
+7 STR
+7 DEX
+100 MaxHP
+100 MaxMP
+2 Weapon Attack
+100 Weapon DEF
+100 Magic DEF
+80 Charm EXP
Number of upgrades available: 3

~Specifics:~

[Escape info, CLICK HERE!]

Existing PQ’s

I don’t really want to repeat myself so I’ll just tell you what happened overall (for specifics, check out my Jump! post):

  • New Achievement Ratio bar, shows you how close you are to finishing the PQ.
  • There’s something called Suggested PQ of the day. If you do that PQ, you’ll get 20% more EXP! There’s a limit to doing that PQ with the extra EXP, though (it’s specified).
  • I believe every PQ can only be done up to 10 times per day, don’t know if it’s the same as KMS.
  • There’s no dropping or hitting reactors anymore. They’re all replaced by invisible NPC’s.
  • Only one person needs to finish a jump quest.
  • No EXP is given from stages aside from the last stage. Gotta finish it if you want to get the EXP (except from monsters)!
  • PQ’s have level RECOMMENDATIONS. That does NOT mean you have to be within the specified level range. All it means is that you have to be above the minimum level.

New rewards for existing PQ’s:

Henesys PQ:
Rice Cake Topper
<Common>
Level: 25
Req STR: 4
Req DEX: 4
Req INT: 4
Req LUK: 4
+1 STR
+1 DEX
+1 INT
+1 LUK
+25 Weapon DEF
+20 Charm EXP
Number of upgrades available: 7
Kerning PQ:
Soft Jelly Shoes
Untradeable
Level: 40
+2 STR
+2 DEX
+2 INT
+2 LUK
+20 Weapon DEF
+10 Magic DEF
+5 Speed
+40 Charm EXP
Number of upgrades available: 5
Ellin Forest PQ:
Brilliant Altaire Earrings
<Common>
Untradeable
Level: 85
+5 STR
+5 DEX
+5 INT
+5 LUK
+5 Speed
+250 MaxMP
+90 Magic DEF
+40 Charm EXP
Number of upgrades available: 5
Scissors of Karma may be used.
Romeo & Juliet PQ:
Romeo’s Pendant
<Common>
Untradeable
Level: 85
+6 STR
+6 DEX
+6 INT
+6 LUK
+30 Accuracy
+30 Avoidability
+85 Weapon DEF
+85 Magic DEF
+60 Charm EXP
Number of upgrades available: 3

Juliet’s Pendant
<Common>
Untradeable
Level: 85
+6 STR
+6 DEX
+6 INT
+6 LUK
+30 Accuracy
+30 Avoidability
+85 Weapon DEF
+85 Magic DEF
+60 Charm EXP
Number of upgrades available: 3

Symbol of Eternal Love
<Common>
Untradeable
Level: 85
+9 STR
+9 INT
+9 DEX
+9 LUK
+10 Speed
+5 Jump
+60 Accuracy
+60 Avoidability
+1 Weapon Attack
+1 Magic Attack
+120 Weapon DEF
+120 Magic DEF
+80 Charm EXP
Number of upgrades available: 3
Lord Pirate PQ:
Fashionable Lord Pirate Hat
<Common>
Untradeable
Level: 100
+12 STR
+12 DEX
+12 INT
+12 LUK
+8 Speed
+5 Jump
+200 MaxHP
+200 MaxMP
+100 Weapon DEF
+100 Magic DEF
Number of upgrades available: 7
Orbis PQ:
Minvera’s Shoes
<Common>
Untradeable
Level: 75
+3 STR
+3 DEX
+3 INT
+3 LUK
+5 Speed
+5 Jump
+45 Weapon DEF
+45 Magic DEF
+40 Charm EXP
Number of upgrades available: 5

Minvera’s Bracelet
<Common>
Untradeable
Level: 75
+1 Weapon Attack
+1 Magic Attack
+120 Accuracy
+35 Weapon DEF
+35 Magic DEF
+40 Charm EXP
Number of upgrades available: 5
Hoblin PQ:
Rex’s Perfect Red Earrings
<Common>
Untradeable
Level: 125
+8 STR
+8 DEX
+1 Weapon Attack
+1 Magic Attack
+100 Weapon DEF
+100 Magic DEF
+80 Charm EXP
Number of upgrades available: 6

Rex’s Perfect Blue Earrings
<Common>
Untradeable
Level: 125
+8 DEX
+8 LUK
+1 Weapon Attack
+1 Magic Attack
+100 Weapon DEF
+100 Magic DEF
+80 Charm EXP
Number of upgrades available: 6

Rex’s Perfect Green Earrings
<Common>
Untradeable
Level: 125
+8 INT
+8 LUK
+1 Weapon Attack
+1 Magic Attack
+100 Weapon DEF
+100 Magic DEF
+80 Charm EXP
Number of upgrades available: 6

Other Changes

  • Treasure monsters were added.
  • Party Zones still give more EXP for having a party.
  • I don’t know yet for sure but I believe the party EXP ratio is no longer 8:2 but 6:4 again.
  • Ellin Forest is now a party zone! Now the leeching begins…
  • New transportation system: Airplane Rental.

Talk to Instructor Irvin in any departure map and buy an airplane from him.

You’ll now get your mount. In addition to paying for the airplane, you’ll need to pay 5,000 mesos for each flight.

  • Speaking of mounts, they’re no longer stored as skills. There are new button added to your skill window:

There’s a Guild Skill and Mount button. Guild Skill will just open your guild window and display the skills, mount will open your character’s info window and show you your mounts:

By the way, all the mounts were given out for free in GMST πŸ™‚ I got them all XD.

Oh and I believe you can view other people’s mounts. It’s not like that in GMST but it might be a glitch.

  • New UI added for quests and events (the light bulb and star on the side).
  • Crimsonwood Keep is not fixed.
  • Old login BGM returned.
  • If a monster is 6 levels lower than you, you will get less EXP (CHILL, it’s to prevent botting).
  • New events window, lists all the events in progress/future events.
  • New party search system.
  • New wedding system.

That’s all for today.

~shakar96

UPDATE: It’s released to the real server tomorrow at:

-Time-
Pacific: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Eastern: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Oh and check this out:

– v.101 – Ascension will be released. The update notes will be coming soon!
– Cash Shop update: Kenta’s Magic Rope, Ascension Packages, Hourglasses, new Wedding Coupons and Commitment Ceremony Ticket, Crow and Starling packages
–Β Gachapon update: new Gachapon Jackpot, new Chair King, new scrolls, new mount, Timeless and Reverse equipment

Some things I want to point out:

  • This is the new mount (doesn’t have a name yet o_o):

I don’t think you can move seeing how there’s only a ‘sit’ animation.

  • Gachapon Jackpot this time will be Super Stormcaster Gloves: Level 50, +12 Weapon/Magic ATT, +12 Weapon DEF, +5 Magic DEF, 1 slot. LOL.
  • From what I’m seeing in those update notes^, GMS will be getting Hourglasses. Hourglasses are Cash Shop items that extend the duration of an item that has a time limit. It does NOT work for all items, though, only works for once that do not say ‘Time limit cannot be extended.’ There’s one that can extend an item for a whole year, so that’s very useful!

Oh and a lot of equipment in this patch got more stats on ‘Hand…’ Don’t know how that’s useful but sure.

UPDATE 2: Skill Changes posted by Nexon:

http://maplestory.nexon.net/News/News.aspx?boardNo=103&contentNo=00Cz5&pageIndex=1

By shakar96 Posted in gMST

52 comments on “GMST v.08 ~ Ascension!

  1. Wow… holy shit. Oh, and if i remember correctly a KMS leaching video is already on youtube… All I can say is… Let the leaching.. I mean ascension begin!

  2. Oh, Also i havent seen any of these around so if you have time can you upload a bishop using its skills after Ascension! Only if you have time lol its not a big deal.

  3. Hey, is the party zone at SH still there or is it removed? been hearing many things like it was removed, or it there but hp/exp was nerfed.

  4. FFFFFUUUUUU~~ Crimson wood keep STILL isn’t fixed?? TT.TT Oh, btw I added you to my buddy list on KMS… you never responded. D:

  5. Can you please explain the new “anti-botting” exp nerf for monsters lower level than you? I am in Tespia as well and can confirm that it is there, I just don’t know the specifics.

    To clarify I’m asking about how now monsters lower level than you give significantly reduced EXP in Ascension. There are threads about it on basil and I confirmed in Tespia (Killed Lazy Buffys and got like 500 exp from them on a lvl 130 :()

  6. You should have showed the new party search system, it’s really great!
    When you press ‘O’, you can see all the parties in the area and join them.
    Plus if you’re the leader you can see all of the chars.

  7. you sure the evolving belt is only +2 each stat at the end?
    It seemed to me like each stat in the levels would add together at the end, especially since the stats used in some of the levels are different kinds (like +HP/MP while other levels had +wdef and such)

  8. I dont know what hand gives although i know people will pay alot for it, i gachaponed a yellow maker with 2 hand and it sold for 200mil when 30-50mil was considered rich

  9. Soo I get less exp from monster canival and lhc if im 6 lvls higher than them? And its gonna be really hard to stay with my bucc through this

  10. how come evans didnt get there teleport mastery?
    GmS didnt get legend patch in jump -_-
    evans dont egt teleport mastery till legend

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