#23 – No… Big Bang is coming to GMS?!

No.  N-n-nah-nah-nah-nah-no.  No.  Wow.

Big Bang is coming to GMS!

Nexon’s Article: The Rebirth of the MapleWorld

Nexon America is bring the very prestigious “Big Bang” update to GMS.  ‘Nuff said.

<- This is the Korean banner.

This is the banner they just released:

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#19 – Big Bang – Shadower > Night Lord in Mobbing

Yup, you heard me, that’s right! The Shadower seems to have an awesome DPM on mobs now, outperforming the Night Lord by far. From this Shadower video and this Night Lord video, the Shadower seems to be the superior job here! What speed! With the added flash jump, the Shadower improves!

Note that the levels are very similar–I got AristosMS’ videos for this one.

I’m not sure about the other jobs, but Shadowers rule!

Will there be a bandwagon?  Read a BasilMarket video’s comments about Shadowers after the Big Bang here.

#14 – Investigation: Boss Patrols (In progress)

Hello, everyone. I am starting an investigation on boss patrols, such as the Big Foot Patrol and the Horntail Patrol.  I’ve recently gotten interested in them, so I am currently gathering information on boss patrols.  Currently, I will compile all information I have learned below.

(For those I quote, I will use users’ BasilMarket (or BM) usernames.)

  • Scania has a Horntail Patrol.
  • Broa has a Big Foot Police which disconnects you and kill steals your Big Foot.
  • Demethus may have one.  I’ve heard their guild is called “NubBusters.”
  • Mardia appears to have one, but it appears that their leader is leaving, and is therefore disbanding the guild (unless he passes it on to another member).  I’ve heard they aren’t so much of a problem there.  I’m also hearing another rumor that another one (or one) is rising.  I’ve heard their guild is iBigFoot.
  • Yellonde appears to have one.  According to neverfo1 here, they all have Deputy Stars equipped, and can actually damage players.  Can someone confirm this?
  • Kradia, I’ve heard, has none.
  • According to |xxShannonxx| here on BasilMarket, Mardia’s Big Foot patrol is moving to Bera.
  • According to AranBoy1999 here on BasilMarket, the Bera bigfoot patrols are insignificant.

Update: 9/5/2010:

  • Bellocan appears to have two guilds: Regulate and MobSquad.  There is a comment page on this BM thread that provides info.
  • Of the two Bellocan guilds, MobSquad hacks, and Regulate doesn’t (this may not be true).
  • According to Heftige here on Basil, Mardia’s Bigfoot patrol lasted for only about a week, then was disbanded due to failing to overpower others.

#2 – The Visitors – Preview

Link to Nexon’s Articlehttp://maplestory.nexon.net/News/Events.aspx?boardNo=200&contentNo=008mo&pageIndex=1

The Omega Sector Secret Service is activated!  As the visitors come to the Maple World, a new, dynamic, real-time event is launched!  Deemed, “The Visitors,” it is a special event which has been hinted to have original content, even though Thailand MS got it as well.  I have heard that we are getting much more content than TMS.

However, is Nexon trying to prove to the Maple community that they do work hard and they can make a good game?  Surprising, perhaps this is the warm-up to the highly-anticipated Big Bang?  Perhaps this will be interesting…