14 Nov 2018
Black Mage Patch Notes (v180)
The time has come for all Maplers to gather our strength and band together.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Ultra Level-Up!
2. Esfera Daily Quests
3. Screen Resolution
4. New V Skills (Available from 5 December 2018)
5. Existing Skill Adjustments
6. Quality of Life Changes (Project VoM)
7. System Updates
8. Miscellaneous Updates
Improved EXP curve and game progression! It is now easier for everyone to level, so go ahead and blaze onwards to 250!
Readjustment of level required to obtain Hyper Skill SP. Total amount of SP awarded remains the same
Hyper SP for Passive Skills
will be awarded at the following levels:
Hyper SP for Active Skills
will be awarded at the following levels:
Level requirement for Hyper Skills have also been lowered:
Hyper Passive Skills previously unlocked at Level 143 and 149 will now be available at Level 140.
Hyper Passive Skills previously unlocked at Level 155 and 162 will now be available at Level 150.
Hyper Passive Skills previously unlocked at Level 168 and 177 will now be available at Level 165.
Hyper Passive Skills previously unlocked at Level 183 and 189 will now be available at Level 180.
Hyper Passive Skill previously unlocked at Level 195 will now be available at Level 190.
Hyper Active Skill previously unlocked at Level 150 will now be available at Level 140.
Hyper Active Skill previously unlocked at Level 170 will now be available at Level 160.
Hyper Active Skill previously unlocked at Level 200 will now be available at Level 190.
All three Inner Abilities can now be unlocked at Level 50.
Honor Medals will not drop from monsters below Level 50.
Honor EXP will not be obtained via Level Up until Level 50.
Field Equipment Improvement
Certain equipment sets obtained from field hunting now have a set effect of increased damage dealt to normal monsters, varying from 0% to 20% increased damage
Muspell Set (Level 130)
Fensalir Set (Level 140)
Experience Points Adjustment
Required experience to level up to Level 201 ~ 220 has been decreased by 25%
Mastery Book Availability Adjustment
Previously obtained Mastery Books from completing various contents in the game has been changed to Mastery Boxes
. They can be obtained from Theme Dungeons or Level 100+ contents in-game
, such as:
Lion King's Castle
Fantasy Theme Park
Korean Folk Town
Mastery Boxes obtained will allow the player to choose between increasing their skill levels to 20 or 30, or obtain 500 Spell Traces
Maple Guide Improvement
Several areas will now be classified as Towns
in the Maple Guide system.
Town stamps can now be obtained via new Town quests. New medals can also be obtained for completing all quests in a certain town.
Quest Difficulty and Reward Adjustment
Level 100 to 200 quests have been adjusted to reward up to 2x more EXP
than before, and some quests have their requirements lowered to ease completion
Mu Lung and Herb Town
Recommended level and monster levels for Mu Lung and Herb Town have been slightly increased
. Corresponding quests also have a higher required level to start.
V Job Advancement Reward
Reward for advancing to 5th Job has been adjusted. Two different job-specific V Skill Core Gemstones
will now be awarded.
Core Gemstone Weekly Quest
A new quest [Weekly Quest] A Reward for My Thorough Investigation
has been added. This quest can be completed by completing [Daily Quest] Investigate the Road to Extinction
[Weekly Quest] A Reward for My Thorough Investigation
rewards 3 Core Gemstones upon completion.
[Weekly Quest] A Reward for My Thorough Investigation
resets every Monday at 0000hrs.
Monster Park: Chew Chew Island
Chew Chew Island Monster Park
map has been added. It can only be accessed by players who have completed the quest [Chew Chew] Goodbye, Chew Chew Island
Chew Chew Island Monster Park provides a lot more Experience compared to other Monster Park maps.
Boss Map Death EXP Penalty
EXP Penalty for dying in certain boss maps have been removed
Temple of Time Field Bosses
Spawn time for the Temple of Time Field Bosses have increased.
Theme Dungeon Field Bosses Entry Limit
can now enter the following boss maps at the same time:
Lion King's Castle Towers
Nearest Town Scrolls
Upon completion of the 1st Job Advancement, the Maple Administrator will now provide 10 Return Scroll - Nearest Town
The Todd UI will now show more relevant information when they cannot be extracted and display a reason why they cannot be extracted.
A checkbox can be selected to only show items that can be extracted.
Daily quests for Esfera is now available. Receive Arcane Symbol: Esfera from Daily Quests!
More daily quests can now be immediately completed for players who have completed Esfera's Story quests.
After completing Esfera story quests, up to 2 rounds of Spirit Savior can be completed immediately, receiving rewards based on the highest score achieved on the same day.
After completing Esfera story quests, 2 daily quests will be requested by Jean in the [Daily Quest] For the Stability of Moras, with the final quest awarding 4 Symbols
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An additional resolution has been added to the game. 1280x720 resolution can now be selected if the monitor/system can support it.
High Resolution Beta Testing has been added. The resolutions 1920x1200 and 1920x1080 can now be selected in the options if the monitor/system can support it.
Should there be any issues faced while using the High Resolution setting, it is recommended that you switch back to 1366x768 or below.
Available 5 December onwards
Each job now has their 3rd V Skill, each allowing all Maplers to push their characters to the limits!
Newly advanced characters after 5 December will receive 3 respective V-Skill Core Gemstones
. Existing characters can acquire the new V-Skill Core Gemstone via a quest.
Skills across all classes have received slight adjustments.
Archmage (Ice, Lightning)
Lightning Sphere: Cooldown time increased from 60 to 75 seconds.
Thunder Break: Cooldown time increased from 30 to 45 seconds.
Holy Magic Shell - Cooltime Reduce: Skill has been removed.
NEW! Holy Magic Shell - Enhance: Increases Damage Reduction by 5%.
Prayer: Final Damage Boost (at Level 25) has been reduced from 70% to 40%.
Final Damage Boost will now fully apply to the caster.
The amount of INT required for every 1% Final Damage Boost has been increased from 1,500 to 2,500.
Mark of Assassin: Throwing Stars' Attack Boost will now be applied.
Mark of Night Lord: Throwing Stars' Attack Boost will now be applied.
Serpent Screw: Energy consumed has been adjusted to 85 regardless of charge.
Energy Consumption Reduction when attacking Boss enemies has been increased from 60% to 70%.
Now consumes 60 energy per second regardless of attack.
Knights of Cygnus
Steadfast Shadow: Amount of times character position can be swapped with the shadow has been increased from 1 to 3 (at Level 25). There is a 0.5 seconds cooldown between summoning the shadow and swapping locations.
Maha's Brandish: Now stacks combos.
Sylvidia: If used while Elemental Ghost is active, will now have increased final damage accordingly to Elemental Ghost summoned.
Infiltrate: Will now be dispelled upon using a summon skill.
Charge Mastery: Bullet will not be reloaded automatically when using a charge skill mid-air.
Hurricane Blaster: Maintains Combo Focusing maximum stacks while using skill.
Mech Armor: Tank: Critical Rate boost has been decreased from 50% to 30%.
Over Tuning: Additionally adds 20% Critical Rate.
Homing Missile System Research: Now requires Level 15 Advanced Homing Missile instead of Level 10.
Advanced Tempest Blades: Increased effective range by 25%.
Guardian of Nova: Differences in casting behaviour due to different Final Form colour configuration has been standardized.
Tempest Blade: Devastate: Increased effective range by 25%.
Energy Burst: Duration of Invincibility has been adjusted from 10 seconds to 6 ~ 10 seconds.
Spotlight: Will now be installed in a fixed position based off 1366x768 resolution rather than based on the player's current screen size.
Child of God
Advanced Rolling Assault: Visual effect of blades will now match attack range.
Joint Attack: Beta's first and third attacks' number of attacks have been increased from 4 to 8 (at Level 25).
Damage dealt has been decreased from 6500% to 3250%.
Crystal Ignition: Number of attacks has been increased from 3 to 4.
Changes that our players have asked for have been made into reality! Earlier this year, we have held a Voice of Maplers Project
where players submitted various feedback. We are pleased to inform that some feedback have already been implemented into the game, alongside various Quality of Life updates.
Prices of Mastery Book 20 and Mastery Book 30 have been decreased.
Resurrection Flames will now be available in specific Event Shops.
The Innocent Scroll and Ark Innocent Scroll available in the Equipment Enhancement system will now provide appropriate descriptions when they cannot be used.
Sale price of Return Scroll - Nearest Town has been decreased.
Skill window size has been expanded to view more information at once.
Damage Skin window size has been expanded.
The average stage of Burning Field after a normal weekly maintenance has been increased to a minimum of 5.
A daily/weekly quest icon has been added on the left side of the screen. Daily/weekly quests will be categorized into this icon instead of the normal quest lightbulb.
Information/Guide quests are now displayed in blue colour to allow users to easily distinguish between them and regular quests.
Travel time on intercontinental travel ships has been decreased.
Frito's Steal the Chicken Eggs! now has less stages.
Cutscenes will now be more immersive and will no longer show titles, medals, pets, androids, etc. Quest completion and several other sound effects will also not be played while in cutscenes.
Certain weapon sprites have their positioning adjusted to cover less of the character image.
Item Link feature is now available in chat.
- Click the item link button in the chat window and click on the respective item to display.
Keyboard Configuration can now be removed by double clicking on the icon.
New shortcut keys has been added.
- Battle stats can now be started and stopped with a hotkey.
Character start location in Spirit Savior has been changed.
Items with an expiry within 24 hours will now flash red in the inventory, cash shop inventory, and storage.
Maximum items per slot for Magic Powder items has been increased to 9000.
Capturing monsters no longer require lowered HP to capture.
Search function has been added to the Cash Shop Inventory.
Character limit has been increased for certain megaphones.
New system options have been added.
- Buddy Chat can be toggled in the Chat/Invitation tab
- Avatar Megaphone display on the top right of the screen can be toggled in the Game tab
- Skill sound effects and other sound effects have been separated in the Sound tab
Demon Avenger's damage formula has been adjusted to increase the damage dealt by Demon Avenger in Ursus.
A 30 minute re-entry cooldown has been added for Chaos Papulatus.
Guild Alliance Masters will now only be allowed to leave the Alliance after transferring their Alliance Master position to another Guild Master. Guild Alliances that currently do not have any Alliance Masters will automatically assign one of the Guild Master as the Guild Alliance Master.
Can no longer use pets in Ardentmill and the entry/exit maps of Flag Race.
Certain Achievements known to affect performance have been restricted.
- Combo Kills
- Meso Acquire
- Ring Equipment Acquire
- Defeating Monsters
Channel Restriction Function has been added. The maximum amount of players that can log onto each channel will now be limited. Please access another channel in that case.
Accessible channels for Aquila, Bootes and Cassiopeia has been increased to 30.
Accessible channels for D2J has been increased to 36.
World ranking and job ranking view has been removed from the Character Selection Screen.
The wishlist on the Character Information window has been removed.
Maximum Damage Skin slots has been increased to 30.
A 1 second cooldown will now be applied when registering, collecting, or buying items in the Auction House.
Certain characteristics of specific jobs will now not be visible when riding certain mounts.
Kaiser's cast delay when using Guardian of Nova while in Final Form has been decreased
Kaiser's cast delay when using Inferno Breath has been decreased
Illium's Crystal Control can now be used with the Up Arrow key to instantly move the crystal to the character's current location
Kanna's Kishin Shoukan has been adjusted to match overseas services spawn delay benefit.
Final Attack Skills' attack formula will now use the same attack range of the skills that activate them
An error where the average level of guilds with users who logged in via the Offline Mode function was lower than it actually is has been fixed.
An error where Essence of Twilight and Brilliant Essence of Twilight could not be obtained from Mysterious Veins and Legendary Veins has been fixed.
An error where searching through guilds would cause the login status to switch from offline to online has been fixed.
An error where the Rune of Zeus would not proc after changing channels has been fixed.
An error where the location of the Weapon Merchant and Armour Merchant in Nautilus Harbour was incorrect has been fixed.
An error where the client will sometimes crash upon exiting Ursus has been fixed.
An error with completing Dimension Library's Chapter 4/5 with a full inventory has been fixed.
An error where the Black Heaven Blockbuster could not be completed properly has been fixed.
An error where Haven Daily Quest showed an incorrect location has been fixed.
An error where the client might crash when a skill was used on Dragon Rider has been fixed.
An error where the Darkness status could be dispelled by using Capture Mode has been fixed.
An error where the client will crash when Dual Blades use certain skills has been fixed.
An error where the Golden Apple reward window will be shown when using less than the minimum Golden Apple Pieces required has been fixed.
An error where equipping pets on an Angelic Buster will let you choose between modes has been fixed.
An error where the skill voice will sometimes not be played when using a skill and jumping in Kaiser's Final Form has been fixed.
Known Skill Fixes
An error where the effect of Marksman's Additional Bolt did not correctly apply to True Sniping, Split Arrow & Erda Nova has been fixed
An error where Mechanic's Critical Rate would incorrectly be changed to 50% while in Mech Armor: Tank has been fixed
An error where Dark Knight's Beholder Shock did not have a skill sound has been fixed.
An error where Paladin could not move when cancelling Grand Cross buff has been fixed.
An error where using Flame Wizard's Infinite Flame Circle might cause the client to close has been fixed.
An error where Dark Sight would be incorrectly cancelled while changing maps has been fixed.
An error where Inner Ability Passive Skill Level +1 applied to certain V Skills has been fixed.
An error where Hero's Combo Instincts' Space Cracks would charge Combo Counters has been fixed.
An error where Night Walker's Shadow Spear effect did not appear correctly has been fixed.
An error where Spider in Mirror incorrectly activated in Dark Sight and Ultimate Dark Sight states have been fixed.