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Adventure (or Pathfinder in GMS) is an update following Black Mage. It introduces a revamp for Level 200 and below contents, additional contents in Vanishing Journey, a new Boss Practice mode, as well as Hyper Stat revamp, alongside with returning event contents such as God of Control & 'Fight! Return of the Legends'. It will also introduce a new Explorer Bowman, Pathfinder.

Pre-Update

  • Class Skill Balancing and Adjustments
  • Macro Prevention: Room of Truth (A Jail if you fail the Lie Detector)
  • Adventure Experience Pocket
  • Adventure Pre-Registration Events

1st: Momentum

Content and System Revamps
  • 5th Job Advancement Simplification:
    • You can now start 5th Job Advancement without completing the Temple of Time quests.
    • Arcane Stones will now be activated automatically when hunting.
  • New Party Quest: Erda's Spectrum
  • Theme Dungeon Updates
    • New Theme Dungeon: Secret Forest Elodin
    • Monsters in Theme Dungeons below Level 60 (Ellinel, Gold Beach, Riena Strait, and Secret Forest Elodin will scale to your level accordingly, up to Level 59, and will now be instanced for each player.
    • Elite Bosses, Bounty Hunter Portals, and Runes will no longer appear in these areas.
  • Temple of Time quests and monsters will now begin on a standardized scale at Level 140.
  • Kritias monsters (after the questline) will now be Level 170 to 190.
  • Kritias Invasion can now be entered/exited via a lightbulb quest on the left side of the screen (during the appropriate Invasion times).
  • Kritias, Scrapyard, and Dark World Tree Daily Quest Changes:
    • Quests have been changed from daily to weekly, and will now be given in bulk.
      • Kritias: 5 quests will be given at once.
      • Scrapyard: 4 quests will be given at once, along with up to 2 special quests afterward that provide additional rewards.
      • Dark World Tree: 5 quests will be given at once, and additional rewards will be given when all quests have been completed.
    • Weekly quests will now be reset every Monday at midnight (server time).
  • Vanishing Journey Changes:
  • Equipment below Level 150 will now require fewer Spell Traces.
  • Star Force Changes:
    • Failing a star below 10 star enhancement will no longer degrade to the previous star enhancement.
    • The rates of success from 10 to 13 have been increased.
  • Hyper Stat Revamp:
    • You can now obtain Hyper Stat Points from Level 250-275.
    • Hyper Stat Level Increases:
      • Hyper Stats with a former Max Level of 5 will be increased to 10.
      • Hyper Stats with a former Max Level of 10 will be increased to 15.
      • These new Max Levels will be unlocked upon completing 5th Job Advancement.
    • Existing Hyper Stat Modifications:
      • The amount of STR, DEX, INT, and LUK given has been increased.
      • Movement Speed, Jump, and Elemental Resistance have been removed.
    • New Hyper Stats:
      • Attack / Magic Attack
      • Bonus Experience
      • Arcane Force/Power
  • Star Force and Arcane Force/Power Damage Improvements:
    • Star Force:
      • You will now deal additional damage on Star Force monsters when you have more than the required amount of Star Force.
    • Arcane Force/Power:
      • Damage increments will be changed from 100/110/150% to 100/110/130/150 based on the amount of Arcane Force/Power you currently have.
    • You can now check your damage rate by hovering over the appropriate UI tooltip.
  • Nodestones / Core Gemstones:
    • Odds of getting a Common Skill and the Odds for getting Job-Specific skill are separated.
  • Elite Bosses will now have a separate HP multiplier in Star Force Fields, Arcane River, and Reboot World.
Improvements to Bosses
  • Boss Practice Mode has been added for bosses that can only be cleared 1 time per week.
    • Practice Mode can be used for studying boss patterns, and does not share number of entries/clearance with the normal versions of these bosses, or require items. However, quest pre-requisite if any must be completed.
    • Practice Mode will not provide EXP or rewards, and cannot be used for Monster Collection or quest requirements.
    • Practice Mode will not be added for specific content, such as bosses for Genesis weapons.
    • Practice Mode will be available 5 times per day, regardless of the boss monster.
  • Certain Bosses will have their PDR/MDR adjusted.
  • Chaos Pink Bean and Hilla (Hard mode) will now be weekly bosses.
  • Pink Bean Battle Changes:
    • There will now be one phase of statues, and they will all appear at once.
    • The duration of Damage Reflect/Cancel have been decreased and the cooldowns have been increased.
    • Chaos Pink Bean's number of bodies have been decreased from 14 to 3.
  • Elite Bosses will now have a higher rate of rewarding equipment with Epic tier or higher.
  • Bosses will have a higher rate of rewarding Chaos Blades.

2nd: Pathfinder

  • New Class: Pathfinder

3rd: Squad

  • Maple Squad: Immortal Gorgons
  • Theme Dungeon: Ancient Ruins Partem (Level 135+)
  • Class Skill Balancing and Adjustments

Additional info

  • GMS has confirmed that the update will also contain:
    • Kanna and Hayato revamp (with a possibility of Beast Tamer and Jett revamp).
    • Hieizan Temple revamp: Princess No has turned into a weekly boss and implementing the Shard System (Just like in Empress/CRA; Collect 15 Shards to exchange for Level 140 Secondary Weapon)
    • Exclusive Party Quest to be added.
  • MSEA will receive the following content in addition to the existing Adventure Update:
    • Singapore & Malaysia Maps being revamped to Level 170 / 190 respectively.
    • Kanna and Hayato Revamp (Possibility of ZEN Revamp)
    • Hieizan Temple revamp: Princess No has turned into a weekly boss and implementing the Shard System (Collect 15 Shards to exchange for Level 140 Secondary Weapon)
    • Exclusive Party Quest to be added. (Adventure Party Quest ?)

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Trivia

Availability of MapleStory: Adventure
Korea Japan China Global SEA Taiwan Thailand
Available Part 1 Part 2 Part 2 Available Part 2 Unavailable

References

Major Updates
Year
Title
2010

MapleStory Big Bang Big Bang (July) MapleStory Chaos Chaos (December)

2011

MapleStory Jump! Jump! (March) MapleStory Legends Legends (July) MapleStory Advance of the Union Advance of the Union (October) MapleStory Justice Justice (December)

2012

MapleStory Tempest Tempest (July) MapleStory Unlimited Unlimited (December)

Exclusive

MapleStory Mark of Honor Mark of Honor (July)

2013

MapleStory Cygnus Returns Cygnus Returns (January) MapleStory RED RED (July) MapleStory FLY FLY (September) MapleStory You & I You & I (December)

Exclusive

MapleStory Season2 Season 2 (April) MapleStory Spark Spark (July)

2014

MapleStory Star Force Coordinator's Touch: Star Force (July) Maple Ice & Burn Maple Ice & Burn (December)

2015

MapleStory GiSeungJeon12 Giseungjeon12 (February) MapleStory Reboot Reboot (June) MapleStory Heroes of Maple Heroes of Maple (November)

2016

MapleStory V V (June) MapleStory Beyond Beyond (December)

2017

Nova Logo Nova (June) ARK Logo ARK (December)

2018

Black Mage Logo Black Mage (June) Adventure Logo Adventure (December)

2019

Glory Logo Glory (June)

Mainly based on Korean MapleStory timeline and title

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