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v.109 - Alliance Eternal Update Notes

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    Alliance Eternal Comes This April

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    Explorers and Cygnus Knights have been enhanced with new powers: Warriors, Magicians, and Bowmen will be the first of the Explorers to enjoy their new strength, and a new high-level quest chain awaits the Cygnus Knights.
    Ultimate Explorers have become stronger than ever with increased max health points, new exclusive skills, and an exclusive chain quest.
    Nett's Pyramid is renewed once again with rebalances to requirements and the monsters inside. Defend against waves of mummies, and get your hands on exclusive, new riches that will only be available for a limited time!
    Lion King's Castle, Maple World's favorite hunting ground, gains a new overarching storyline and a new boss to defeat.
    Events galore! Rescue the Miwoks from savage monsters. Celebrate the coming of spring by helping research flowers to receive great buffs. Receive a special pendant to increase the EXP you gain. There's always something fun to do in MapleStory!


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    Alliance Eternal Twitch.TV Live Stream on April 10 at 4 PM Pacific

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    Are you ready for our next update - Alliance Eternal? Join us for the first sneak peek to the new overarching storyline to Lion King’s Castle. Navigate with us as we narrate during the stream!
     
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    v.109 - Alliance Eternal Update Notes

    Table of Contents

    New Contents
    1. Awakening Quests: Explorers and Cygnus Knights
    2. Return of Legend Characters, and free Maple Points
    3. New Level 110 and Max Level quests for Cygnus Knights
    Revised Contents:
    4. General Explorer Revamp
    4.1. Warrior Class Revamp
    4.2. Magician Class Revamp
    4.3 .Bowman Class Revamp
    4.4. Ultimate Explorer Class Revamp
    5. General Cygnus Knight Revamp
    5.1. Dawn Warrior Class Revamp
    5.2. Blaze Wizard Class Revamp
    5.3. Wind Archer Class Revamp
    5.4. Night Walker Class Revamp
    5.5. Thunder Breaker Class Revamp
    6. Lion King's Castle Revamp
    7. Nett's Pyramid Revamp
    8. Miscellaneous Adjustments
    Resolved and Known Issues:

    9. Resolved Issues
    10. Known Issues
    Read the Event Notes here!

    New Contents

    1. Awakening Quests: Explorers and Cygnus Knights

    New Awakening quests have been added for Explorers and Cygnus Knights.
    Level 10+ Explorers and Cygnus Knights will each receive the [Explorer Awakening] or [Cygnus Knight Awakening] quest.
    The quest can be started from the Maple Mailbox NPC (star-shaped notification on the left side of the screen) or Empress Cygnus NPC in the Alliance Pavillion, accessible through the Dimensional Mirror.
    Complete the Awakening quest to receive 1 SP Reset Scroll. (When used, all skill points allocated to various skills will be reset, allowing you to re-distribute them as you see fit.)
    The SP Reset Scroll will expire 7 days after it appears in the inventory.


    2. Return of Legend Characters, and free Maple Points

    Players who have not logged in since March 14 can create one Legends character (Cannoneer, Mercedes, or Demon Slayer) and claim 3,000 Maple Points for the duration of the Alliance Eternal patch.
    Simply click the "Click" button in the character selection page to create one Legends character of your choice.
    Complete the quests up to Level 10, and then claim your 3,000 Maple Points by visiting the Cash Shop.


    3. New Level 110 and Max Level quests for Cygnus Knights

    All-new Cygnus Knight quest chains have been added for Lv. 110 and higher players. Investigate and solve the mystery of the Clock Tower as a newly awakend Cygnus Knight! Obtain 5 SP as your reward.
    All-new Max Level Cygnus Knight quest chains haven been added for Lv. 120 players. Pursue Arkarium through the Dimensional Crack and put an end to his evil schemes! As a reward for defeating him, players can raise the skill level of Noble Spirit by one level up to 6 times.


    Revised Contents

    4. General Explorer Revamp

    Master level of Empress's Blessing has been increased to 30. (The Empress's Blessing offers a major stat boost to all of your characters based on the level of your Cygnus Knight character.)
    Empress's Blessing effects are now amplified based on the level of Noble Mind, a new Cygnus Knight skill.
    You can increase the skill level of Noble Mind by completing [Stained Soul], a new Cygnus Knight quest.


    4. 1. Warrior Class Revamp

    [General Warrior Revamp]

    Ground Smash: Master Level changed to 10. Increased damage.
    Slipstream: A new movement-related skill.
    Power Stance: Increased Stance effect at master level.
    Rush: Increased damage.
    [Warrior: Hero Revamp]

    Rage: Increased damage.
    Self Recovery: Increased amount of HP/MP recovery.
    Panic: Effect reduces enemy's damage further. Increased damage.
    Coma: Increased damage.
    Shout: Increased damage and hit range.
    Brandish: Ignores more of enemy's defense. Increased damage.
    Enrage: Increases minimum critical damage. Critical rate added.
    Monster Magnet: Increased damage.
    Intrepid Slash: Increased damage.
    Advanced Final Attack: Now hits twice.
    [Warrior: Paladin Revamp]

    Shield Mastery: Guard effect added.
    Charge Blow: New bonus effects for each charge (Flame Charge - residual damage, Blizard Charge - freeze, Lightning Charge - stun, Divine Charge - seal). Increased damage.
    Blaze Charge: New name. Increased damage. Inflicts residual damage when used with Charge Blow.
    Blizzard Charge: New name. Increased damage. Inflicts Freeze effect when used with Charge Blow.
    Lightning Charge: Increased damage. Inflicts Stun effect when used with Charge Blow.
    Divine Charge: Increased damage. Inflicts Seal effect when used with Charge Blow.
    Blast: Increased damage. Ignores more monster DEF.
    Heaven's Hammer: Increased damage.
    Divine Shield: Duration extended to 90 seconds. Higher chances to cast Shield. Blocks 10 attacks.
    [Warrior: Dark Knight Revamp]

    Attack speed of some spears have been increased to "Normal" from "Slow."
    Hit range of attack skills have been increased.
    Dragon Buster: Increased damage.
    Dragon Fury: Now attacks 8 monters at once. Increased damage.
    Sacrifice: Increased damage. Attacks twice.
    Dragon Roar: Added Stun effect. Increased damage.
    Dragon Wisdom: Increased HP conversion rate.
    Berserk: Added Critical Rate Increase effect. Added minimum Critical Damage Increase effect.
    Revenge of the Beholden: Added effect - Chance to eliminate a monster with one hit. Increased damage.
    Dark Impale: Added effect - Chance to eliminate a monster with one hit. Increased damage.
    Monster Magnet: Increased damage.

    4.2. Magician Class Revamp

    [General Magician Revamp]

    Magic Guard: Increased MP absorption.
    Arcane Overdrive: New skill.
    Teleport Mastery: Increased damage.
    Big Bang: Increased damage.
    [Magician: Fire/Poison Mage Revamp]

    Meditation: Increased magic damage amplification rate.
    Flame Arrow: New name. Increased damage.
    Poison Breath: Increased damage.
    Burning Magic: Master level changed to 10.
    Element Amplification: Increased amplification rate.
    Fire Demon: Master level changed to 10. Increased damage.
    Explosion: Increased damage.
    Poison Mist: Increased damage.
    Infinity: Increased chance to cast Power Stance.
    Meteor: Attacks twice. Increased damage.
    Mist Eruption: Increased damage.
    Ifrit: Increased damage.
    Paralize: Increased damage. Increased hit range.
    [Magician: Ice/Lightning Mage Revamp]

    Meditation: Increased magic damage amplification rate.
    Cold Beam: Increased damage.
    Thunder Bolt: Increased damage.
    Burning Magic: Master level changed to 10.
    Element Amplification: Increased amplification rate.
    Ice Demon: Master level changed to 10. Increased damage.
    Ice Strike: Increased damage.
    Thunder Spear: Increased damage.
    Glacier Change: Increased damage. Hits 6 times.
    Elquines: Increased damage.
    Chain Lightning: Increased damage. Hits 6 times.
    Blizzard: Hits twice. Increased damage.
    [Magician: Bishop Revamp]

    Heal: Increased damage.
    Holy Arrow: Increased damage.
    Holy Symbol: Master level changed to 20.
    Shining Ray: Master level changed to 20. Increased damage.
    Bahamut: Increased damage.
    Angel Ray: Increased damage. Hits 6 enemies. Hits 3 times.
    Genesis: Hits twice. Increased damage.

    4.3. Bowman Class Revamp

    [General Bowman Revamp]

    Evasion Boost: Increased Dodge rate.
    Strafe: Increased damage.
    [Bowman: Bow Master Revamp]

    Arrow Bomb: Increased damage.
    Silver Hawk: Increased damage.
    Roasting Shot: New name. Increased damage.
    Arrow Rain: Gained chance to Stun. Increased damage.
    Pheonix: Increased damage.
    Strafe: Increased damage.
    Drain Arrow: Increased damage. Increased HP absorption.
    Ultimate Fire Shot: Increased damage.
    Hurricane: Increased damage.
    [Bowman: Marksman Revamp]

    Iron Arrow: Increased damage.
    Golden Eagle: Increased damage.
    Snapfreeze Shot: New name. Increased damage.
    Arrow Eruption: Gained chance to Seal. Increased damage.
    Frostprey: Increased damage.
    Strafe: Increased damage.
    Dragon's Breath: Added Piercing effect. Increased damage.
    Piercing Arrow: Hits up to 8 enemies. Increased damage.
    Snipe: Hits 6 times. Increased damage.
    Ultimate Strafe: Increased damage.

    4.4. Ultimate Explorer Revamp

    [General Ultimate Explorer Revamp]

    Conditions for [Empress's Grace], a Ultimate Explorer creation quest, have been changed.
    Only 5 Peridots are required instead of 10.
    New quests are available: [Shinsoo's Blessing], [Explorer Pride], [Re-Puppeteering], [Drakes Aplenty], and [Empress's Blessing]
    Max HP and MP of Ultimate Explorers can be increased by completing [Shinsoo's Blessing], an Ultimate Explorer-exclusive quest.
    HP and MP Increase table:
    HP Increase MP Increase
    Warrior 500 0
    Magician 110 0
    Bowman 500 200
    Thief 500 300
    Pirate 500 300
    New skills are available: Mihile's Soul, Oz's Flame, Irena's Storm, Eckhart's Darkness, Hawkeye's Lightning.
    These skills summon a spirit that automatically performs an area-of-effect attack on enemies that the player is fighting. The skill level increases every 15 character levels.


    5. General Cygnus Knight Revamp

    The following new skills were added:
    Noble Mind: [Master Level: 6] Increases the effects of Empress's Blessing. Raise the skill level of Noble Mind by completing [To Temple of Time!] at Lv. 120.
    Benediction of the Fairy: [Master Level: 5] Enhances the power of Blessing of the Fairy with Cygnus's blessings. Skill level increases every time a Cygnus character reaches Lv. 30, 50, 70, 100, and 120.
    Attack patterns of Soul, Flame, Storm, Darkness, and Lightning have changed. They will auto-attack the enemies that the player is attacking.
    EXP rewards of some Victoria Island quests have been changed for Cygnus Knights.
    Quests that require long-distance travelling will provide the player with a Return Scroll Nearest Town.
    5.1. Dawn Warrior Revamp

    Final Attack: Master Level changed to 20.
    Soul Blade: Master Level changed to 20.
    Self Recovery: HP/MP recovery amount increased.
    Panic: Damage Reduction effect added.
    Brandish: DEF Ignore effect added.
    Physical Training: Added as a 2nd job skill.
    Power Reflection: Added as a 2nd job skill.
    Soul Charge: Master Level changed to 10.
    Magic Crash: Added as a 3rd job skill, obtained by defeating Thanatos.
    Soul Diver: Level requirement for the skill acquisition quest lowered to Lv. 90.
    Advanced Combo: Level requirement for the skill acquisition quest lowered to Lv. 100.
    5.2. Blaze Wizard Revamp

    Fire Arrow: Master level changed to 20.
    High Wisdom: Changed to a 2nd job skill.
    Flame Gear: Master level changed to 20.
    Teleport Mastery: Added as a 3rd job skill, obtained by defeating Thanatos.
    Ifrit: Level requirement for the skill acquisition quest lowered to Lv. 90.
    Meteor Shower: Level requirement for the skill acquisition quest lowered to Lv. 100.
    5.3. Wind Archer Revamp

    Physical Training: Added as a 2nd job skill.
    Arrow Rain: Chance to Stun added. Increased damage.
    Wind Shot: Master level changed to 15. HP Absorption effect added.
    Mortal Blow: Added as a 3rd job skill, obtained by defeating Thanatos.
    Hurricane: Level requirement for the skill acquisition quest lowered to Lv. 90.
    Bow Expert: Level requirement for the skill acquisition quest lowered to Lv. 100.
    5.4. Night Walker Revamp

    Physical Training: Added as a 2nd job skill.
    Flash Jump: Master level changed to 10.
    Vampire: Increased damage.
    Dark Flare: Added as a 3rd job skill, obtained by defeating Thanatos.
    Triple Throw: Level requirement for the skill acquisition quest lowered to Lv. 90.
    Venom: Level requirement for the skill acquisition quest lowered to Lv. 100.
    5.5. Thunder Breaker Revamp

    Physical Training: Added as a 2nd job skill.
    Roll of the Dice: Added as a 3rd job skill, obtained by defeating Thanatos.
    Transformation: Master Level changed to 5.
    Barrage: Level requirement for the skill acquisition quest lowered to Lv. 90.
    Speed Infusion: Level requirement for the skill acquisition quest lowered to Lv. 100.


    6. Lion King's Castle Revamp

    Lion King's Castle has been upgraded to a themed dungeon.
    Players no longer need to do a Von Leon expedition to complete the [The Mistrustful King] and [The Deluded King] quests.
    New Level 110 quests were added. To start, talk to NPC Krag at Lv. 100 or higher. He will teleport players to the Desolate Moor.
    The previous versions of Ani, a boss mob, have been removed. The new Prison Guard Ani has been added.
    Players will advance through several towers and face the boss monster, Prison Guard Ani, at the end.
    Players must be in a party of 1 to 3 Lv. 118 or higher players to enter Ani's Jail.
    Upon defeating Ani, players will receive 1 Luden's Mastery Book, 1 Heart of a Lion, and EXP.
    The invitations that were sent to the players at the top of every hour have been removed.
    Luden's Mastery Book will yield a random Mastery Book for everyone except Cygnus Knights and Dual Blades.
    Cygnus Knights and Dual Blades will obtain the Special Potential Scroll instead of a Mastery Book.
    Prison Guard Ani will drop Ani's Box, which contains various scrolls and items, including Lion King's Scrolls.
    The new Lion King's Scrolls are as follows:
    Lion King's One-Handed Weapon ATT Scroll: Beefs up Weapon Attack on any one-handed weapon. Success Rate: 70%, Weapon ATT +2, All Stats +1, does not destroy item upon failure.
    Lion King's One-Handed Weapon M. ATT Scroll: Enhances Magic Attack on any one-handed weapon. Success Rate: 70%, Magic ATT +2, All Stats +1, does not destroy item upon failure.
    Lion King's Two-Handed Weapon ATT Scroll: Beefs up Weapon Attack on any two-handed weapon. Success Rate: 70%, Weapon ATT +2, All Stats +1, does not destroy item upon failure.
    Ani's Box will yield up to 2 Equipment Scrolls and 2 Potential Scrolls per character. Up to 5 weapon scrolls can be obtained per character.
    No character can obtain scrolls from Ani's Box after reaching Level 140.
    For a limited time, upgraded Von Leon weapons with Epic potentials will be available through the Token shop.
    The upgraded Von Leon weapons will have the same set effects as the previous versions.
    The upgraded weapons can be purchased with the Royal Lion King Medal.


    7. Nett's Pyramid Revamp

    Hard Mode has been revamped as a tower defense mode. Defend against 20 waves of monsters heading toward the Obelisk and receive sweet Nett's Emeralds!
    The level requirement for Hard Mode has been lowered from Lv. 100 - 119 to Lv. 90 - 109.
    Players can attempt up to 5 times a day.
    Players must be in a party of 4.
    Players can obtain Nett's Emeralds in both Normal Mode and Hard Mode. Trade in Nett's Emeralds for sweet Union Immortal Pharaoh items!
    Union Immortal Pharaoh Belt: Requires 200 Nett's Emeralds
    Union Immortal Pharaoh Shoes: Requires 250 Nett's Emeralds
    Union Immortal Pharaoh Ring: Requires 300 Nett's Emeralds
    New Union Immortal Pharaoh items are as follows:
    Union Immortal Pharaoh Belt: Untradeable, REQ LEV: 80, All classes, Belt, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +3, Weapon/Magic ATT +2, Weapon/Magic DEF +60, Available Upgrades: 3, Number of Hammers applied:0, Use the scissor of Karma to enable this item to be traded one time. Ambition and Charm EXP +60 is gained when the item is equipped. Can be used for the Immortal Pharaoh Set effect.
    Union Immortal Pharaoh Shoes: Untradeable, REQ LEV:80, All classes, Shoes, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +3, Weapon/Magic DEF +55, Speed/Jump +5, Available Upgrades: 5, Number of Hammers applied: 0, Can be used for the Immortal Pharaoh Set effect.
    Union Immortal Pharaoh Ring: Time bound, Untradeable, Unique Equipped Item, Ring, STR/DEX/INT/LUK +2, Max HP/MP +150, Weapon ATT +1, Can be used for the Immortal Pharaoh Set effect.


    8. Miscellaneous Adjustments

    New 2nd job advancement quests added for Lv. 30 Battle Mages.
    Players can obtain 7 SP for 2nd job skills by completing the new quest [Boulder Muncher Test?!] from NPC Brighton in Secret Plaza.
    Players can preview styles in Royal Face and Hair Coupons by double-clicking those items in the Cash Shop.

    Resolved and Known Issues

    9. Resolved Issues

    The mislabeled hair and face styles have been reverted back to their original names.
    The game no longer crashes when the player attempts to complete The Chase and the Conspiracy quest by turning in the Forbidden Book of Alchemy to Maed.
    The game will no longer crash or disconnect you in these circumstances involving the socket and Nebulite system and Item Guards:
    Attempting to add a socket to Item Guarded equipment
    Attempting to add Nebulite to equipment that was socketed then Item Guarded
    Attempting to use a Nebulite Diffuser on equipment that was socketed, had Nebulite applied, then was Item Guarded

    10. Known Issues

    D. Roy is missing from Lab - Area C-3.
    Korean text appears in [Rescue the Miwok Boys] UI.
    Certain players are asked to input their old PIN upon logging in, even though they have already set up their PIC.
     
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    Alliance Eternal is here, and so is a basket full of events that you simply can't miss - like the Free Hyper Teleport Rock coming this Friday!
     
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