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__ __ _ ____ _ | \/ | __ _ _ __ | | ___ / ___|| |_ ___ _ __ _ _ | |\/| |/ _` | '_ \| |/ _ \ \___ \| __/ _ \| '__| | | | | | | | (_| | |_) | | __/ ___) | || (_) | | | |_| | |_| |_|\__,_| .__/|_|\___| |____/ \__\___/|_| \__, | |_| |___/ ~The Beginners' Guide~ Version History v0.08 - September 16th, 2009 - Started Guide - Added ASCII Art - Added Version History - Finished Table of Contents v0.58 - September 17th, 2009 - Added Key Words - Finished Introduction - Finished Controls - Finished Common Terms - Finished Proper Etiquette - Started Credits - Finished The Five Classes - Finished Maple Island - Started Ereve - Finished Legal Mumbo Jumbo v1.00 - September 18th, 2009 - Finished Ereve - Finished Tips & Tricks - Finished Credits v1.06 - November 8th, 2009 - Added FAQ Question - Changed Ereve section to reflect patch 0.77 - Added list of websites under Legal Mumbo Jumbo /--------------------\ |1. Table of Contents|---------------------------------------------------[TOC1] \--------------------/ 1. Table of Contents -- [TOC1] 2. Introduction ------- [INT2] 3. Controls ----------- [CON3] 4. Common Terms ------- [COT4] 5. Proper Etiquette --- [PRE5] 6. The Five Classes --- [TFC6] 7. Maple Island ------- [MAI7] 8. Ereve -------------- [ERE8] 9. Tips & Tricks ------ [TNT9] 10. FAQs -------------- [FAQ0] 11. Legal Mumbo Jumbo - [LMJ1] 12. Credits ----------- [CRE2] /---------------\ |2. Introduction|--------------------------------------------------------[INT2] \---------------/ Hello everyone! If you're reading this, it means you're probably a beginner to the wide world of Maple Story, or someone on the message board looking to see if I messed up! Whoever you are, I certainly hope that this guide helps you out, and I wish you the best of luck in the Maple World. First, a bit about myself. I go by 'giggers back' here on GameFAQs, and in Maple Story I am a Level 71 Dragon Knight named 'DragnF0rce,' on the server of Windia. Not too impressive, but nothing to sneeze at either. I wrote this guide so that new players have a resource on terms, proper behavior, what to expect later on, and how they can get off of the tutorial islands and out into the "real" world as fast as possible. I'd like to point out how to navigate this guide. If you'll notice, at the right of each section, there are three letters followed by a number. These combinations will only appear twice, so if you need to get to a section quick, just type the numbers in and you'll be at your section. Now that you know what's up, please, enjoy the guide! /-----------\ |3. Controls|------------------------------------------------------------[CON3] \-----------/ In Maple Story, you are allowed to change most of the controls except for the movement keys. You can do this by clicking the RED button near the bottom right which depicts three keyboard keys on it, or hitting '\'. In this section, however, I will list the default key bindings. Arrow Up: Use Portal Arrow Down: Crouch Arrow Left: Walk Left Arrow Right: Walk Right Ctrl: Attack Alt: Jump Space: NPC Chat Z: Pick Up Items X: Sit (Must be near a bench.) C: Messenger B: Monster Book (Catalogues your Monster Cards.) M: Minimap (Hitting this multiple times will expand the map.) S: Ability F: Family G: Guild H: Whisper K: Skill L: Helper (Pressing this in game does nothing, however.) ': Expand Chat Window Tab: Move Menu Q: Quest Menu W: World Map E: Equipment R: Buddy List I: Items O: Party Search P: Party [: Short Cut Menu ]: Quick Slot (The eight boxes at the bottom right.) \: Set Key (Opens the Keyboard Settings `: Cash Shop 1: Chat to All 2: Chat to Party 3: Chat to Buddy List 4: Chat to Guild 5: Chat to Alliance 6: Chat to Spouse Esc: Menu F1: 'Hurt' Face F2: 'Smile' Face F3: 'Annoyed' Face F4: 'Crying' Face F5: 'Angry' Face F6: 'Weirded Out' Face F7: 'Disappointed' Face Scroll Lock: Screen Shot Whew, that's quite the list, isn't it? Like I said before, most of these are rebind-able. I myself find this awkward, so I make the following changes: Space: Jump Z: Pick Up Items C: Attack ,: Sit (Must be near a bench.) A: Ability S: Skill J: Messenger =: NPC Chat I find this easier, but it's really up to you. Use whatever is more comfortable. As an additional note, holding your down arrow and jumping will allow you to jump through the platform you're on and to the level below you. It's quite useful. It won't work if there's nothing below you, or the drop is too high. /---------------\ |4. Common Terms|--------------------------------------------------------[COT4] \---------------/ Here is a handy-dandy list of common terms that you will usually hear people saying. If there's something you don't know, there's a good chance it will be on this list. Some of these terms aren't included, such as LOL, OMG, and ROFL. Since you're on the internet, you probably know those already. If people request that those are added, then I happily will, but for now this will just be terms new for Maple Story. AB: Arrow Bomb ACPQ: Ariant PQ AE: Arrow Eruption AP: Ability Points APQ: Amoria Party Quest B>: Buying BF: Bigfoot Bliz: Blizzard BM: Bow Master BoT: Band of Thieves B-Step: Boomerang Step CB: Chief Bandit CC: Change Channels CGs: Crimson Guardians CL: Chain Lightning CO: Current Offer Comp: Magic Composition CPQ: Carnival Party Quest CPQ2: Carnival Party Quest 2 Crit: Critical Throw / Shot / Hit Crog: Crimson Balrog CS: Cash Shop CwK: Crimsonwood Keep D/C: Disconnect DEX: Dexterity Dit: Bandit DK: Dragon Knight DrK: Dark Knight DS: Double Shot / Dark Sight DTs: Death Teddies EMS: European Maple Story EW: Evil Wings F/P: Fire/Poison FJ: Flash Jump FM: Free Market FoG: Forest of Golem G2G: Got to Go Gen: Genesis GM: Game Master GMS: Global Maple Story GPQ: Guild Party Quest HB: Hyperbody Hene: Henesys HH: Headless Horseman HHG: Henesys Hunting Ground Himes: Dreamy Ghosts HS: Holy Symbol HT: Horntail I/L: Ice/Lightning IGN: In-Game Name INT: Intelligence IS: Ice Strike IW: Iron Will J>: Joining KC: Kerning City KFT: Korean Folk Town KPQ: Kerning Party Quest KS: Kill Stealer L/N/O: Leave Name and Offer L>: Looking For L7: Lucky Seven Lith: Lith Harbor LMPQ: Ludibrium Maze Party Quest LPQ: Ludibrium Party Quest Ludi: Ludibrium LUK: Luck mATK: Magic Attack MB: Mortal Blow MDT: Master Death Teddy ME: Meso Explosion Met: Meteor MG: Magic Guard Mil: Million Mit: Hermit MM: Mushmom MP3: Mysterious Path 3 MTS: Maple Trading System MW: Maple Warrior Nate: Assassinate NL: Night Lord NLC: New Leaf City NPC: Non-Playable Character NX: Nexon Cash OPQ: Orbis Party Quest PAC: Pink Attack Cape Pap: Papatulus PC: Price Check PG: Power Guard Plz: Please Pots: Potions PPQ: Pirate Party Quest PQ: Party Quest PS: Power Strike R>: Recruiting RL: Real Life Rog: Balrog S>: Selling Sader: Crusader SB: Savage Blow / Slash Blast SC: Server Check SE: Sharp Eyes Sin: Assassin Skeles: Skelegons/Skelesauruses SP: Skill Points SS: Screenshot STDs: Straw Target Dummys STR: Strength T>: Trading Tele: Teleport TS: Thunder Spear TT: Triple Throw Vic: Victoria Island wATK: Weapon Attack WG: Work Glove WK: White Knight WTB: Want To Buy WTS: Want To Sell YAC: Yellow Attack Cape Zak: Zakum zHelm: Zakum Helmet ZMM: Zombie Mushmom ZPQ: Zakum Party Quest My, there's quite a lot of terms in Maple Story. Don't worry, you'll become accustomed to most, if not all of them the more you play. /-------------------\ |5. Proper Etiquette|----------------------------------------------------[PRE5] \-------------------/ As with any online game, and in real life in general, there is a certain etiquette that you should follow. Maple Story is no different, although the community would have you thinking otherwise. Be a positive addition to the Maple World by following these next few guidelines. You're guaranteed to make friends, avoid enemies, and have a better experience in general. 1. Just because you're a higher level doesn't mean you can insult someone. I've seen this countless times, and it's the biggest fire starter for an argument. We've all been newbies at some point. We all didn't know much about the game, we were still experimenting, and we didn't know much. New players are just like more advanced players, so please, refrain from insulting someone because they are a lower level than you are. It just isn't nice. 2. Unless in the most dire circumstance, do not beg to other people. This another thing I've seen many times. Fortunately, I'm one of those people who will part with a few thousand mesos now and then, as long as the person asks nicely. Not all people are like me, however. Many people will get annoyed if you ask them for money or items, so please don't do it. Not only does it make you look bad, it also makes you look desperate. No one wants to lose their dignity, so take pride and train yourself for money. 3. DO NOT KS ANYBODY. I cannot stress this enough. If you see another player training, leave them alone. That's all you need to do. There is no reason for you to Kill Steal them. It doesn't prove anything to anyone, and is the number one biggest way to really annoy someone in this game. Entire guilds have gone at war with one another because a member decided KS someone else. Do the right thing and leave people to their maps. 4. Scamming is bad, and you should feel bad if you do so. Scamming is dishonest, un-trustworthy, and just plain low. While it might look like an easy way to get mesos, you can be sure that it won't be worth it in the end. Your name will spread, people won't trust you, and you'll slowly become hated by most of the server. Don't scam please. 5. Communicate with your Party. If you're doing a party quest, communication is the key. If you don't know what to do, ask someone in your party. Don't try to wing it and end up screwing your party up. If you need to go AFK for a moment, tell your group as well. Nobody likes an unannounced AFKer, especially when the clock is ticking. 6. Use proper speech. This is another important thing. If you typ3 lik d1s, people will quickly ignore you. It's annoying, and very frustrating to try and 'decode.' Do your best to spell words correctly and use proper grammar. Communication is far easier when other people can understand you. 7. Be kind. People like nothing more when other people are nice to them. Be a friendly person to others, and help people out if they need it. You shouldn't act better than others or elitist. If you notice someone doing something wrong, kindly explain to them how to fix their problem. Being nice is ALWAYS better than being rude. 8. Knowledge is power. The more you know about Maple Story, the better of a player you will be, and the more you can help out other players. Read guides on your class, and other classes as well. Learn how the game works, and be more helpful to players who don't know information. Really, your goal is to become a walking encyclopedia of Maple Story. There we have it. Eight guidelines for maximizing your Maple Story experience, as well as other people's. Follow them well, for you will be rewarded in the end. /-------------------\ |6. The Five Classes|----------------------------------------------------[TFC6] \-------------------/ In Maple Story, there are five different classes. Technically, there are six if you include the Knights of Cygnus, but since those are based off of existing classes, I still count them as five. These five classes are: Warriors Bowman Magicians Thieves Pirates Each class branches out into two different subclasses, with the exception of Warriors and Magicians, which have three subclasses. These are as follows: Warrior ----> Fighter, Spearman, Page Bowman ----> Hunter, Crossbowman Magician ----> Fire/Poison Wizard, Ice/Lightning Wizard, Cleric Thief ----> Assassin, Bandit Pirate ----> Brawler, Gunslinger These classes then move into the 3rd and 4th Jobs, at Level 70 and 120, respectively. With each new job advancement, they gain new abilities to make them stronger. The 3rd and 4th jobs are listed below. Warrior ----> Fighter -> Crusader -> Hero ---> Spearman -> Dragon Knight -> Dark Knight --> Page -> White Knight -> Paladin Bowman ----> Hunter -> Ranger -> Bow Master ---> Crossbowman -> Sniper -> Marksman Magician ----> F/P Wizard -> F/P Mage -> F/P Arch Mage ---> I/L Wizard -> I/L Mage -> I/L Arch Mage --> Cleric -> Priest -> Bishop Thief ----> Assassin -> Hermit -> Night Lord ---> Bandit -> Chief Bandit -> Shadower Pirate ----> Brawler -> Marauder -> Buccaneer ---> Gunslinger -> Outlaw -> Corsair As you can see, there are many paths to choose from, each varying greatly in their skills, stat distribution, and play style. I'll explain each class, what weapons they use, and their stat distribution. Warriors: STR: The rest of your points. DEX: See Below. INT: 4 LUK: 4 Warriors are a unique class, in the way that their secondary stat, DEX, does not affect most of the weapons they use. Because of this, the DEX cap (the point at which you stop adding DEX) is debatable. Common DEX caps are 4, 10, 15, and 19. If you are funded, I'm not sure why you're reading this, and you should go for 4 DEX. That will maximize your damage. For anyone else, I recommend having 19 DEX. You will gain DEX and Accuracy from items, allowing you to put the rest of your points into STR and do higher damage. Now that that's over, we have the first subclass for Warriors, the Fighter. Fighters use Swords and Axes, both one handed and two handed, and shields. However, the majority of fighters tend to use swords, because axes become useless at higher levels. Fighters have Rage and Power Guard. Rage increases your damage at the cost of health, and Power Guard returns 40% of damage taken from enemies back at them. If you enjoy dishing out damage, Fighter is for you. ---- Next up is Spearman. Spearman use Spears and Polearms. During second job, they use Polearms, because Spearman attacks have a 60% chance to do a 'slash' attack, as opposed to the 40% chance to do a 'stab' attack. After advancing to a Dragon Knight, however, you will be utilizing both weapons. Spearman have the unique and valuable skill Hyperbody, which increase you and your parties HP and MP by 60%! Spearman are valued in parties due to this skill alone. If you like playing with a group and flashy skills, Dragon Knight is a great choice. ---- Pages are the last route for Warriors. Pages use Swords and Blunt Weapons, both one and two handed, along with shields. Many Pages prefer swords, but Blunt Weapons are used by a handful of Pages. One of GameFAQs resident users is a Blunt Weapon Paladin, and as I hear, he enjoys using them. Pages have Power Guard, like fighters, and Threaten, a skill that reduces an enemies weapon attack and defense. When they advance, they use the elements to their advantage, gaining the ability to charge their weapons with Fire, Ice, and Lightning. They also receive more mana than the other Warrior subclasses. If you like Magic AND Melee, Page might be the path for you. ----- Bowmen: STR: Your Level + 5. DEX: The rest of your points. INT: 4 LUK: 4 Crossbowmen: STR: Your Level. DEX: The rest of your points. INT: 4 LUK: 4 Bowmen specialize in ranged attacks, and can use both Bows and Crossbows. If you want to be a Hunter, your STR should be Your Level + 5. If you want to be a Crossbowman, your STR should be Your Level. Some people become STRless Bowman, meaning all their points go into DEX. Normal bowman will become equal to them later on in the game, however. Hunters use Bows, and attack faster than Crossbowman. They get the skill Arrow Bomb, which allows them to deal damage to a group of enemies. The Hunters 4th job is one of the most powerful in the gaming, making it very worthwhile to play as a Hunter. If you like fast attacks and using bows, Hunter is your class. ---- Crossbowman, as the name implies, use Crossbows. They attack slower than their Hunter brethren, but their attacks do more damage. Until 4th job, they are near equal to Hunters, at which point Hunters become very powerful. Crossbowman get Iron Arrow, which allows them to shoot through multiple enemies. If you like heavy Crossbows and strong attacks, Crossbowman is for you. ----- Magicians: STR: 4 DEX: 4 INT: All of your points. LUK: 4 An explanation is required here. Normally, your LUK would be Your Level + 3. With recent patches though, equipment has been released so that you don't need to add any LUK, making yourself stronger. I highly recommend this LUKless build. And I mean HIGHLY. You can choose to use the regular formula to wear Magician clothing, but don't expect to be as strong as a LUKless Magician of the same level. The first type of Magician is Fire/Poison. All Magicians use Wands and Staves, along with special Mage Shields. As the name suggests, F/P Wizards use Fire and Poison. They have abilities like Fire Arrow and Poison Brace. They become very efficient mobbing characters due to their Poison Mist attack. Like other Magicians, you suffer from low health, which is what the skill Magic Guard helps with. If you like the idea of Fire and Poison, this is for you. ---- Ice/Lightning Wizards use Ice and Lightning. They are fast levelers early in the game because they can attack multiple enemies at once. They even out with F/P Wizards in fourth job because both classes receive attacks that can hit 15 enemies at once, making them good mobbers. If you prefer Ice and Lightning, you might enjoy this class. ---- Clerics are the only class in the game that can heal, making you extremely valuable in parties. This also means you won't have to buy HP potions, because you can just heal yourself. Clerics normally train on Holy weak monsters, because their heal damage Undead monsters. Later in 4th job, they become Bishops, the fastest leveling class in the game due to Genesis, which hits everything on the screen for a ton of damage. If you like helping people out and then being powerful, become a Cleric. ----- Thieves STR: 4 DEX: See below. INT: 4 LUK: The rest of your points. Thieves are another class that can choose to be DEXless or keep DEX. For Assassins, going DEXless is the best for your damage, and you will be hitting higher than anyone else of your level. It's different with Bandits, as a low-DEX build will become better on than a DEXless build. First up is Assassins. Assassins use Claws and Throwing Stars. To attack, they throw stars at enemies quickly, and are a fast class in general. They get skills like Haste, and in third job, Shadow Partner, which allows them to double their damage. They are no doubt one of the strongest classes in Maple Story. If you enjoy fast classes and ninja stars, Assassins are for you. ---- Bandits use Daggers and Shields. They attack by hitting enemies with their Daggers. Bandits get flashy skills such as Savage Blow, which hits six times, and Assaulter, which quickly attacks enemies. They also receive the infamous Meso Explosion, which uses mesos to do serious damage! If you like melee attacks and flashy skills, Bandit is a good choice. ----- Gunslingers: STR: Same as Level. DEX: The rest of your points. INT: 4 LUK: 4 Infighters: STR: The rest of your points. DEX: As low as possible INT: 4 LUK: 4 Pirates get split into the gun using Gunslingers or the knuckle using Brawlers. As a Gunslinger, you have the option to go STRless, but like Bowmen, STRless and normal STR even out in the end. For Brawlers, like Warriors, you should keep your DEX as low as you can. ---- Brawlers use Knuckles, and the punch and kick to attack their enemies. Brawlers use abilities like Somersault Kick, Flash Fist, and at higher levels, Transformation. This makes them much stronger for a period of time. If you like melee attacks and saying argh, Brawler is for you. ---- Gunslingers use guns, obviously. The thing about Gunslingers is that they are pathetically weak until 4th job, where they get a massive damage bonus. Many people are deterred from the class because of this, but they are rewarding to train to high levels. Gunslingers use skills like Float and Triple Fire to move better and increase their damage. If you enjoy using Guns, Gunslinger may be a good choice. ----- Now that I've gone over the basic classes, it's time for the Knights of Cygnus to be explained. The Knights of Cygnus have a few perks. The first being that you need to 'link' another character to it. When you hit level 20, you'll be greeted by a cutscene and asked if you want to make a Knight of Cygnus. If you decide to, those two characters will be 'linked.' They each get a skill called "Blessing of the Fairy." Every ten levels your main character has adds 1 point to this on the Cygnus, and every ten levels on the Cygnus adds 1 point to this on your main character. This might sound confusing at first, but you'll quickly understand. Another perk is that the Knights of Cygnus have a Level Cap of 120, rather than 200. They also receive 6 AP until level 70, as opposed to 5. This makes them significantly more powerful than regular classes of their level. Each Knight has their own skill build, and are each based on an existing class. Dawn Warrior (Fighter) STR: The rest of your points. DEX: See below. INT: 4 LUK: 4 Just like their Warrior counterparts, Dawn Warriors are faced with the DEX decision as well. Also like Warriors, it's recommended that you cap your DEX at 19. You'll get the most damage out of your attacks and still be able to hit things. Dawn Warriors use Swords, of the one handed and two handed variety. Most opt for the two handers, because they offer superior damage. Dawn Warriors use the element of Light. Like all Cygnus Knights, they get a Sprite that will attack enemies. They also get pretty powerful AoE attacks later on, making them a formidable class for training. If you like AoE attacks and swords, Dawn Warrior is good. ---- Wind Archer (Hunter) STR: Your Level + 5. DEX: The rest of your points. INT: 4 LUK: 4 Wind Archers use Bows, and like their name implies, use the power of Wind to their advantage. Wind Archers have a great melee/ranged attack called Storm Break, which is great for mobbing, and they also get Hurricane at Level 100. In addition, they receive a skill Eagle Eye which allows them to transform, like Brawlers, and do more damage. They can also go invisible for a short time, and receive bonus damage for their next attack. If you enjoy Bowman and want to be stronger, Wind Archer is a nice choice. ---- Blaze Wizard (Fire/Poison Wizard) STR: 4 DEX: 4 INT: Everything. LUK: 4 Like normal Wizards, Blaze Wizards can opt to go LUKless or LUK. And just like normal Wizards, LUKless is more powerful. Blaze Wizards use the same weapons and armor as normal Wizards. Blaze Wizards are fast levelers, because of Fire Pillar. It's like Heal, except it doesn't Heal you, and it does damage to ALL types of enemies. Fire weak enemies are great to train on. Later on you get Flame Gear, which makes a wall of Fire for enemies to run into and die. If you like lots and lots of Fire, choose the Blaze Wizard. ---- Night Walker (Assassin) STR: 4 DEX: See below. INT: 4 LUK: The rest of your points. Here we have the DEXless vs. low-DEX argument. It's always better for you to be DEXless, because you will always do more damage than someone of your level with low-DEX. Choose based on your funding and what other guides suggest. Night Walkers use claws, use the power of Darkness, along with some exclusive skills such as Vampire, which attacks enemies and heals you, and Poison bomb, which makes a cloud of hurtful poison. They also receive Flash Jump and Triple Throw at lower levels, making them very strong. If you enjoy speed and raw power, you might like the Night Walker. ---- Thunder Breaker (Infighter) STR: The rest of your points. DEX: As low as possible. INT: 4 LUK: 4 Like Infighters, keep your DEX low so you maximize your damage. That's about it. Thunder Breakers use lightning to attack, and get a unique skill called Energy Charge, which pushes enemies (and bosses) in the direction you're facing. They also get Sharkwave, which shoots Sharks when they punch. Think about that for a moment. If you like Lightning and THROWING SHARKS, become a Thunder Breaker. ----- That's about it for classes. After you choose one, look for a detailed guide on that class. It'll greatly help you out! Now it's time to move on to the walkthrough of Maple Island. /---------------\ |7. Maple Island|--------------------------------------------------------[MAI7] \---------------/ Here we are, the Walkthrough at last. This will take you to your job advancement, but after that, you're on your own. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you plan on becoming a Magician, go to Victoria Island and get your advancement AT LEVEL 8. DO NOT wait until Level 10! It all begins with character creation. This had been made easier since past versions of the game. Now, all you do is choose your name and your look and hit "Create." After that, double click your character to start. When you start, you will be greeted by a textbox from the Maple Administrator, explaining the basic control scheme to you. If you want to change you control setup, now is a good time to do it. For now, double click Heena to get the quest "Heena and Sera." To complete it, move to the right, climb the ladder, and talk to Sera. You'll earn 5 EXP. Next, jump down and go into the portal. Talk to Roger and accept the quest "Roger's Apple." You'll find your HP reduced. Go into your inventory, go to 'Use' and double click Roger's Apple to heal yourself. You will earn 3 Apples, 3 Green Apples, and 10 EXP. Congratulations! You leveled up. For now, simply use the "Auto-Assign" button. When you change jobs, you can re-allocate your ability points the correct way. Also, you will have a skill point. If you are going to be a Magician or Bowman, I recommend putting this into Three Snails. If you're going to be a Warrior or Thief, put it into Nimble Feet. Now, move to and enter the portal to the right. Here, you'll find Nina. Talk to her and get the quest "Nina's Brother Sen." Go to the house on the right and hit your Up Arrow to go inside. While inside, talk to Sen to complete the quest. You'll gain 7 EXP and immediately get another quest called "What Sen Wants." Exit the house and talk to Nina again to finish the quest and gain the quest "Tasty Mushroom Candy." Go back into the house, click Sen, and finish the quest. You'll get 2 Mushroom Candy and 20 EXP. Hooray, another Level Up. Now leave the house and enter the far right portal. In this map you'll find Todd. Accept his quest, "Todd's Hunting Method." Go to the right and kill the Jr. Sentinel by attacking it. Then, pick up the Shellpiece that it drops. After that, head upwards and talk to Peter to finish the quest. You'll gain 30 EXP and a random hat. Enter the next portal. Talk to Robin and accept the quest "Robin the Walking Encyclopedia." After, talk to him again and select "I have something to tell you." From here, you can click a topic and he'll tell you about it. When you're comfortable with the information, click him again to start the quest. If you want to try the quiz yourself, do so before looking at the next section. Below are the answers. No, it's not possible Magician Thief - Nautilus After answering each question correctly, you will earn 40 EXP, leveling you up again. At this point, you should be Level 4. Move to the right and talk to Sam. Accept the quest "Help Hunt the Snails." This requires you to kill 10 Snails, which can be found in the immediate area. Kill 10 Snails in this map, then enter the portal to the right. This next map has nothing for you, so continue to the right portal. This next map is Snail Hunting Ground III, and it still has nothing for you. Move up and to the right and enter the top portal. You will now be in the map "A Split Road." Talk to Maria and complete the quest "Help Hunt the Snails." You will earn 60 EXP and level up again. Continue talking to Maria and you'll get the quest "Maria's Letter." This quest will take you to Amherst. To get there, take the portal to the top right. In this map, "The Field West of Amherst," talk to Yoona to get the quest "Helping Out Yoona." This requires you to kill 10 Shrooms and 10 Blue Snails. Shrooms look like tiny mushrooms, and are located on your current map, so kill them while you're here. You'll find several Blue Snails as well. If you can, complete the quest right here in this map. If not, go back one map and kill the Blue Snails there. Upon completing the quest, talk to Yoona and get 100 EXP. Another level up! Continue to the portal at the bottom right. You are now in Amherst. Talk to Rain and accept the quest "Rain's Maple Quiz 1." She will give you some information. Talk to her again to start the quiz. After completing each question, you need to click Rain again to do the next one. Like before, you can try the quiz yourself, or look below for the answers. I Oh yes E Z Level 8 5 points Southperry Overall, you'll have gained 62 EXP from the quiz. Move to the right a bit and talk to Pio to accept the quest "Pio's Collecting Recycled Goods." For this, you need to break the wooden boxes you see around town and collect 5 Wooden Boards and Screws. They spawn around the town, and they appear next to Pio, above Pio by the item shop, next to Lucas, near the portal at the right of town, and two are in the house in the middle of Amherst. After you collect the items, return to Pio. Complete the quest to gain 200 Mesos and 100 EXP. Talk to Pio again to get the quest "Pio and the Recycling." Simply talk to him again to finish the quest and get The Relaxer. This is a chair that you can sit on by double clicking it in your Set-up inventory or putting it on a key and pressing it. Now that that's done, go right and talk to Lucas. You'll turn in the quest "Maria's Letter" and get 5 Red Potions, 5 Blue Potions, and 40 EXP. Talk to Lucas again and get the quest "Chief's Introduction." Now, move to the rightmost portal and enter it. In this map, talk to Mai and get "Mai's First Training." She will give you a Razor. To equip it, go into your Equip inventory and double click it. Now, you have to kill 5 Stumps and get 3 Tree Branches. Stumps are to your right, so go kill them, get the items, and turn in the quest. You'll earn 150 EXP, which should have you at level 7. Accept the quest "Mai's Second Training," which requires you to kill 5 Red Snails. Do so and return to her. You'll earn 175 EXP, 10 Egg, and 10 Orange. You'll get "Mai's Third Training," which wants you to kill 3 Slimes and collect 1 Squishy Liquid. Complete this quest and return to her. You will get 200 EXP and be level 8, or close to it. MAGICIANS, THIS IS WHERE YOU DEPART. Click the light bulb above you and say that you know everything about the game. When given the class choice, choose Magician, and then teleport to Ellinia. Move to the top, enter the building, talk to Grendel the Really Old, and become a Magician. For everyone else, keep reading. The next quest you get is "Mai's Last Training." This requires you to kill 2 pigs. You can find them at the top platforms. Turn in the quest to get 15 Meat, 15 Lemon, and 250 EXP. Now, go back to Amherst and talk to Lucas. You will complete the quest "Chief's Introduction." You will gain 500 EXP and Lucas's Recommendation Letter 1. Now we're almost ready to go to Victoria Island. Using your map, make your way back to "A Split Road," then take the bottom right portal. You'll be in "The Field West of Southperry." Talk to Bari and get the quest "Bari's Test." For this, you need to kill a single Orange Mushroom and get 1 Orange Mushroom cap. You can find Orange Mushrooms in the current map and the ones surrounding it. Turn in the quest and you'll gain 700 EXP, leveling you up once again. Head to the right and enter the portal. Now you're in Southperry. There's only one more thing to do on Maple Island, and that's Bigg's quest. Go right and hop down to talk to Bigg's and accept his quest, "Bigg's Story on Victoria Island." Listen to what he says, then continue to the right. Now, BEFORE you talk to Shanks, open your quest log. You should have the following quests completed: Mai's Training! Rain's Maple Quiz Nina's Request Sam's Request Pio's Collecting Recycled Goods Bari's Test Chief's Introduction Helping Out Yoona Robin the Walking Encyclopedia Todd's Hunting Method Heena and Sera Roger's Apple Pio and the Recycling Job Recommendation Magicians, you should have all of these except Bari's Test, Chief's Introduction, and Job Recommendation. You should also have an extra quest completed called "Becoming a Magician." Now, talk to Shanks, and head to Victoria Island. Ignore the quest you receive upon arriving. Instead, head right, staying on the bottom, until you find Olaf. Turn in "Bigg's Story on Victoria Island" to gain 100 Blue Potion for Beginners, 100 Red Potion for Beginners, and 500 EXP. Talk to Olaf again and accept "A Lesson on Job Advancement." Upon talking to Olaf a second time, he will quiz you. The answers are listed below: Level 10 Level 8 Henesys Complete the quest to gain 65 EXP. If you aren't level 10 already, you should be very close to it. Click Olaf again and choose the path you want to go. He will tell you where to go for your job advancement. If you aren't Level 10 by this point, go to the top of Lith Harbor and move to the left. Talk to Captain Al and accept his quest, then listen to him. Talk to him until you complete the quest, which will give you 1500 EXP. Be careful that it doesn't over-level you to 11! I got by with 99.91% while being 99% at level 9. If you don't want to risk it, go to the map to the right of Lith Harbor, kill a few snails, then come back. Now, move to the left side of Lith Harbor and talk to Phil. Select "Please take me somewhere else" and select the town you need to go to for your job advancement. JOB ADVANCEMENT: To get your job advancement, you need to find the job leaders. These are as follows: Henesys: Enter Mushroom Park, go all the way to the right, then enter the tree that looks like a building. Kerning City: Go to the right side of the map and look for a door below a sign that says "fusion bar jazz." Go into this building and go to the lower level. Perion: Go to the very top of the city and enter the building. The Nautilus: Enter the whale ship, go up to the top floor, then enter the room all the way to the left. Congratulations! You are now a true adventurer of Maple Story. You have escaped the newbie Island and you can really fight now. Train hard, be knowledgeable of your class, and you are bound for success. Be sure to read up about your class and allocate your stats and skills correctly! /--------\ |8. Ereve|---------------------------------------------------------------[ERE8] \--------/ Welcome, young Knight, to the world of Maple Story. Here, you will find a walkthrough for Ereve. Because of the nature of Ereve, you won't be leaving until Level 13, as opposed to 10. Don't worry, your job advancement takes place on Ereve. First, Character Creation. When you create a new character, you will have the option to choose between a Knight of Cygnus or an Adventurer. Since you're reading this, you want to be a Cygnus, so choose it. Make your character look how you want it, name it, then finish. Congrats, you now have a Knight of Cygnus. Upon logging in, you will see the basic key settings. If you want to change your settings, now is the time to do so. After you're done, you can continue. Follow the instructions and walk to the left. Jump to the platform, hop down, then climb the rope. When you pass the sign, a creature will begin following you. His name is Kiku, and he will give you some tips as you progress. You may double click him at any time and ask for help about certain topics. When you're ready, go through the portal. Continue left and talk to Kimu to get the quest "Welcome to Ereve." After a brief conversation, continue to the left portal. Talk to Kizan and complete "Welcome to Ereve." You will earn 5 Red Potions and 5 Blue Potions, along with 15 EXP. This will level you up, and you'll get some Skill Points. Talk to Kizan again and get the quest "I'll Show You How to Hunt." Go kill 1 Tino and return to Kizan. You'll get an Elegant Noblesse Hat, a Fancy Noblesse Robe and 30 EXP for finishing this quest. Go left and enter the portal. Here, talk to Kinu and get the quest "How Well Do You Know Your Skills?" Go and kill 3 Tivs using the skill 'Three Snails' and collect 1 Tiv's Feather. You don't actually need to use 'Three Snails,' but if you want to, put a point into it and kill them that way. Turn the quest in to get 40 EXP. Continue through the left portal. In this map, talk to Kia and get the quest "A Box with Goodies Inside." Go through the map and destroy the chests to get 1 Building Stone and 1 Drape. Turn in the quest and you'll get 1 Noblesse Chair and 95 EXP. You can use the chair to regenrate health and mana by sitting in it. For now, go into the next portal. By now, you should be Level 5, or Level 4 and very close to 5. Talk to Kisha and get the quest "The Empress is Waiting." You will now have a quiz. Try answering it yourself, or use the answers below: Yes, I am Q I 3 Regular Attacks You will get a Noblesse Certificate and be instructed to find Empress Cygnus. Move to the left portal, continue through the next map and take the portal. Here, hand in the quest "The Empress is Waiting" to get 140 EXP. Then, take the quest "Greetings From the Young Empress." You will earn the Noblesse Medal. Now, talk to Neinheart and accept "Do You Know the Black Mage?" One lengthy conversation later, and you will gain 380 EXP. You should now be Level 7, or close to it. You will now need to move three maps to the left, but before you leave, talk to Shinsoo, who will give you a nice buff which increase your wATK, MP, wDEF, mDEF, and speed. Head to the portal to the far left. You will now be in the Knights Chamber, which is full of level 120 Knights of Cygnus. Gawk at them for a moment, then continue through the portal at the left. This is the main area of Ereve. It contains all the shops and goodies. We're not interested in that right now, so go to the portal all the way left. Now you'll be in Training Forest 1. Kiku is here, so talk to him to accept "The First Knigh Training." You have to kill 15 Timus, which are located in the next map. Head to the portal at the bottom left. In this map, kill 15 Timus, then return to Kiku. This quest awards you 430 EXP, 10 Red Potions, and 10 Blue Potions. Talk to Kiku and accept "The Second Knight Training," which has you kill 20 Tiru. These are at the top of Training Forest II, so go there and kill 'em. Finally, return to Kiku and turn it in to receive 510 EXP, 15 Red Potions and 15 Blue Potions. You should now be Level 9, or near it. Talk to Kiku again and get "The Last Knight Training." For this, you need to kill 5 Tigurus, which are in Training Forest III. Move two maps to the left, kill them, and return. This quest will award you with 20 Red Potions, 20 Blue Potions, and a whopping 1200 EXP. Congratulations, you may now pick your Knight of Cygnus class. Go all the way back to Neinheart by staying to the right and talk to him. You will get the quest "5 Different Paths of Cygnus Knights." Here, you may watch a cutscene showing what you would look like as a high level Cygnus Knight, or you can skip it. To the left are the Cygnus Leaders. Be aware, after completing the chat with either leader, you cannot choose a different path. So, choose your path and become a Knight of Cygnus. Congratulations on becoming a Knight, but your time on Ereve isn't over yet. Neinheart wants to tell you something, so go talk to him. He gives you the quest "Are You Sure You Can Leave?" Guess where you go now? That's right, you go to Kiku! Head over to Training Forest I and talk to him to get the quest "1st Acclimation training." You will be killing 30 slimes. Go as far left as you can go and enter the portal. You will now be in "Entrance to the Drill Hall." Take the portal under the shield with the number "1." In here, kill 30 slimes, then go back to Kiku. Turn this quest in to receive 1450 EXP, which will get you to level 11. Talk to him again and receive "2nd Acclimation Training." Now you need to kill 30 Orange Mushrooms. Go back to the Drill Hall, kill them, then go back to Kiku. You will gain 2000 EXP for this, and are now level 12. Getting closer! By this point, you probably never want to see or hear the name "Kiku" again, but you're gonna talk to him one more time. Accept "3rd Acclimation Training." For this, you need to kill 30 pigs. Go to the drill hall, kill them, return to Kiku. Turning in this quest will award you 2800 EXP. If you leveled up during the training, then you'll probably be level 14. If not, you'll be level 13 with less than 10% to go. It doesn't matter either way. For your final task on Ereve, talk to Neinheart to receive "A Mission in Henesys." You can use the portal to get to the Sky Ferry, which leads to Ellinia. Congratulations on becoming a Knight of Cygnus and advancing to Victoria Island. Bigger adventures await you, with greater challenges and fiercer monsters. So go out there and show them what you're made of! /----------------\ |9. Tips & Tricks|-------------------------------------------------------[TNT9] \----------------/ Here are some general tips and hints for Maple Story. Watch out, this section is DYNAMITE. Ahh... that was uncalled for. - You can transfer items between characters on the same server by using the storage NPCs in town. Most of them look like Asian men, and they will be standing in front of a bunch of equipment and say "Storage NPC" under them. - Always have Potions. Potions are a huge part of Maple Story, and you can't train efficiently without them (unless you are a cleric). Always keep a large supply on you at all times. - Use common resources to help you. If you are stuck on a quest, don't know where to train, or are trying to sell an item, use the following websites to help you out. They are very informative, and will provide most, if not all of the information you need. www.basilmarket.com www.sleepywood.net www.hidden-street.net www.mapletip.com - Don't try to 'play' the market unless you have good funding. You need money to make money. Although it sounds like a catch 22, it's quite true. You really need knowledge of the market before you attempt to buy and resell items. - Although it might look nice, buying armor really isn't worth it. The weapon defense that they give is fairly useless. Unless you're buying armor that has godly stats, don't even bother with it. - Scrolling items is a bad idea at low levels, when a mistake could cost you a lot. Sell the decent scrolls that you get, rather than risking them on an item. - If you are going to sell items in the Free Market, purchase a 90 Day shop permit. It's well worth the money, even though it requires you to be logged in while using it. - Never trust anyone selling NX. It's guaranteed to be a scam. - Don't give out your information to anyone, even your most trusted friends. I can't stress this enough. If you value your account at all, keep it a secret. If someone you know begs to use your account, only let them do it on your computer, because even if someone seems innocent, they may have installed a key logger in their own computer to track your info down. If you have a tip you'd like to submit, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will add it to the guide post-haste! /------------------------------\ |10. Frequently Asked Questions|-----------------------------------------[FAQ0] \------------------------------/ Q: What level do you have have to be when your a magician to upgrade to a Ice/Lightning wizard? A: As with all of the advancements to second job, you have to be Level 30. If you have a question you would like to ask, email me at email@example.com and ask. I'll respond to you in e-mail, then post your question in this guide and update it. /---------------------\ |11. Legal Mumbo Jumbo|--------------------------------------------------[LMJ1] \---------------------/ Yeah, yeah, copyright giggers back 2009 and whatnot. However, I really don't care if you use this guide on your site. Just drop me an email and say that you're using it or something, and maybe leave my name in there. That's about it. Don't claim you wrote it, though, because you didn't. Websites This Guide Appears On: www.gamefaqs.com www.supercheats.com msguideheaven.proboards.com www.neoseeker.com /-----------\ |12. Credits|------------------------------------------------------------[CRE2] \-----------/ Ah, the Credits. That part that no one really reads, but is completely necessary. First, credits go out to SnicketLad and DinoSnack of Basilmarket, for their abbreviations guide which held many that I didn't know of. Secondly, varun619 of Basilmarket's Maple Ethics guide, for inspiring my Proper Etiquette section. omgairshot of the GameFAQs boards for giving me ideas for some of the tips. The GameFAQs staff for providing this resourceful site. Microsoft for their awesome spell checker. And finally, you, the reader. Thank you all!