#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:

#21 – “The Visitors” – Part III!

It’s here!  Part III is released!

Part III is already well-known about.  It is about a PQ that takes place in cubes, in which you will fight three bosses.  There is a huge guide on how to do the Crashed Spaceship PQ, right here on BasilMarket.

Note that the special VIP Visitors Weapons are able to be obtained in this PQ!

Currently, I cannot access Part III content.  I will try though!

#20 – Horntail-Hogging in Scania

BasilMarket Source Thread: New Horntail Dillema in Scania | Thanks to the creator of the thread, BM user “PraisedAura.”

Horntail patrols, it seems, have been around for quite awhile.  I have only recently come upon them, and I am during a sort of investigation on them.  I’ve just updated it today.  It has been on hold for a bit now, but I shall log back in and research on Bellocan, and perhaps Windia, if I can manage it.  It seems that there is another hacker problem in Scania once again, this time to be concerned with hogging the HTPQ.

According to the thread starter, Chaos Horntail and the Regular Horntail are being killed several times a night.  Apparently, it is the same in Khaini, according to a comment below.  Are these really hacker troubles?  Or is this the power of potential-ed items?

And now for…

The Daily Link

Today’s daily link is an interesting piece of artwork based on a concept for a Sky Pirate job in MapleStory.  It is a beautiful piece of art, and it has accumulated over 300 likes on BasilMarket.  You can see it here.

#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.

#18 – “The Visitors” – It sure is quiet today…

It sure is quiet today…

Besides being the day being late, it does feel a bit lonely in Windia today.  This is the Ch. 1 OSSS HQ, and it barely has any people.  Is it just me, or am I missing something here?

Is there a PQ I’m missing out on or something?

Oh well.

In other news, Nexon posted a notice about a major, yet minor incident of dead gifted permanent pets.  You can read it in detail here.  Basically, it says that Nexon’s bug was dealt with and will be fixed in the next server maintenance.

Now, here is a new section I’m starting to pique interest in this blog…

The Daily Link!

Anyways, I’ll be posting daily links to related websites that are probably not too relevant here.

The first DL (Daily Link) is this.  It’s a BasilMarket screenie of the most recent version (to this article’s creation) of MapleSEA.  This is version v.95, and, surprisingly, MapleSEA (South-East Asia, for those that don’t know) has only gotten Crimsonwood Keep, and expansion to Masteria (accessed by the Halloween-event map that was here to stay, the Haunted Mansion).

#17 – “The Visitors” – Almost! Part III!

Well, it’s been about six or seven days since Part II started. When is Part III? I’ve been hearing some things about PQ’s and stuff.
Well, we’ll just have to see.

Anyways, let’s cover some major points about Part III:

  • There will be a PQ.
  • There will be 9 different layouts to it.
  • You will fight through a mothership.
  • There will be two mid-bosses and one final boss in the PQ.

More information about this can be found here, at Nexon’s website.  I’ve also found a few handy things here and (spoiler alert!) here.  The first link is to a GMST guide to the Crashed Spaceship PQ, and the second is a spoiler thread I happened to find on BasilMarket today.  Wow, Nexon is really clever with this storyline…

For some nice screenshots and a broken English explanation of the Third stage, look here.

It seems that all of these parts are taking a week to be released.  I remember the article which tells us how many hours (which Mr.Basil posted not too long ago on the front page) it took for each Part to be released, and it happened to be equivalent to a week.

#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.