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MapleStory, Topple, Stats, Zakum, Came
captain avatar

MapleStory entry #3. I didn't have much motivation to grind so I took a little trip down memory lane with some bosses. I am one of the ancients who remembers when Zakum first came out and having to wait months before I could join one of the ~30 member parties required to take topple this lovable collection of rocks.

The action was so frantic then, and the organization and strategy required was nerve-wracking. I was on the long list of people waiting to get a Zak helm, the stats of which were incredible back then. I also remember accidentally forgetting to take pet loot off and accidentally stealing someone's helm!!! So sorry. *gulp*

*sigh* good times...

5 11 770 Dec 2016

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Rtyu avatar

Oh, memory lane, a golden street filled with jewels, and sometimes the occasional stinky pile. :X Getting zakum helmets were really tough until they released 4th job. I remember it was 500m, which was a ton of money, but it dropped to 50m and I could afford it. The experience really was nerve-wracking because of the lag and the constant 1/1 health attacks. Was afraid I'd run out of melting cheeses, too.

Dec 2016
Eternal avatar

@captain Good-times, however, it doesn't represent the situation now, so whatever nostalgia you have, will remain as it is! I have moved-on from this bull sh-t. And @Rtyu, do come with me to Revelation Online on the 20th, emulate the game, learn from it, and prepare for it for the release, and OBT(Open-Beta) is what we call the "early access" as there is no wipe proceeding that! This will take place on the (January or February), but you have the Closed-BETA to atleast keep you busy! It is somewhat productive if you look at it as experience and knowledge that you learn before the wipe, you will retain!
I am still in the process of replacing Maplestory, and TERA and Play-Trickster didn't worked out! (certainly, I don't wanna try another Aeria-games!) Revelation Online is the one, and @Rtyu, if you have nothing to do, join me on the 20th! I have gotten tired of Maplestory to be honest! Hopefully, you will main in this game(RO) as of I!

Dec 2016
Rtyu avatar

@eternalmemory My schedule is clear on the 20th currently, so I will join you on this adventure! It is only wise of me to join an engineer, as engineers are wise and persuasive; and the game captivates me!

Dec 2016
Eternal avatar

@Rtyu I am gonna play the 2nd-Closed-BETA from December 20th to January 3rd! A 3rd-Closed-BETA probably-is or probably-not gonna proceed that, but that will take place about 2-weeks to 4-weeks after the close of the 2nd-CBT! After this, there is gonna be a wipe and all your progress that you put towards it, will be gone! The whole point of us playing it, is to get to learn the game! (Atleast for our beneficials!)
If you pay the Founder-Pack, then weeks after the end of 3rd-Closed-BETA when the Open BETA will be coming out, will there be no wipe! This is where you wanna get to for your earliest-start!
My suggestion, pay the $17(the Adventurer-pack) to get access to the CBT, then pay the difference to Upgrade it to Premium or Deluxe(whatever you want, whatever you need!) days before Open Beta will be released! (according to announcement!) You can upgrade it anytime and you only have to pay the difference! At this moment , it is still not worth it! Me? I will only pay the $17, 2-days before the 20th to get access to the BETA!

Dec 2016
Rtyu avatar

@eternalmemory Thank you, all encompassing eternal memory force. The $17 explorer pack suits both our needs. If I enjoy it, I may upgrade to the most expensive one because I'm looking at a giant kitten which can fit 5 people! It's crazy! Also, you are an engineer and can streamline the game-play experience, as such you are smart.

Dec 2016
Eternal avatar

@Rtyu Nobody in the community cares about that Cat lol! There will be better Mounts in the future from the Cash Shop that can do the same-thing and looks much better! Again, pay only for what you need! The only reason I am getting the Deluxe, is because of the exclusive-Mount that Classes offer! (this is not included in that information, but I'll let you know that!)
I am paying for the Deluxe 2-days before the Open Beta! Not now! $17 will cover everything for now, from CBT2 to CBT3, to even Open-Beta! Me? I am just killing the time! I have tried many-MMOs myself and none so far is worth trying! BnS is garbage and BDO is not worth it! Did you know that mostly-everything in BDO is RNG-based including the Stats you get from levelling? You will die in this game if this is the case, believe me! BnS? You can Pay-to-Win to 700AP if you have the money! It is as easy as Cubes! TERA? The game has no Contents and is very-hard! Aion? Same Pay-to-Win bull sh-t!
It is best that you wait for Revelation! If you cannot do this, then you have to put up with Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, or Runescape which all have good business-model! If you have a very-good-computer, you might as well go for FFXIV! These are your only options|(and by that, your only best-options) if MMO is what you are looking for!
What is the point of trying a game if you will quit? Trying BnS or BDO now and I guarantee that you will quit!

Dec 2016
Rtyu avatar

@eternalmemory I don't want to quit! That will not bring me a lasting memory! That cat may not bring me a lasting memory either. I will serve it in a fried rice dish once it becomes useless to me when all of the better mounts are created! I am going to wait for Revelation. There are other things I can do to pass the time, like buying the starter pack, and also reading so I may become smart like an engineer. Thank you thank you for the informations!

Dec 2016
Eternal avatar

@Rtyu Better or not better, you keep what is good! A flying-Cat, seriously?
I will keep it in my Inventory because it is exclusive, but the only reason I paid the Deluxe, is because of the exclusive-Class-Mounts, earliest-reserving of IGN , and the 3-months-or-so of Premiums that comes with it! That's about it! The exclusive-Items that comes with it, I will keep them for the sake of their exclusivity, and just pay for the Cosmetics that I want later on!
Nothing is useless when you can always swap costumes, like in Maplestory! Atleast, keep and have the collections of the good-ones that you want! Atleast in Maplestory, all the Cosmetics that I have, are passable for me! That cat is not that bad-looking to be honest!

Dec 2016
Rtyu avatar

@eternalmemory Oh, I must think of an IGN! It's important for me to have a name that sounds nice. It doesn't have to be one-word unless it's a word that means something to me, it just has to sound nice, and look nice, so then later I won't regret choosing it.

Dec 2016
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1~2 hour Zakum runs. A time when bosses were actually bosses.

Dec 2016
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And remember that Bosses right now hits in percentages and not in certain numbers! Weapon-Defence, Magic-Defence, Avoidability, and Accuracy doesn't even matter in this game due to the now-Mechanics, and yet, you keep on ukkking rolling these when you are Cubing your Gears or resetting your IA! These complete threw-off the balances of the classes as HP is only for PVE and the game is all about number of Lines, how fast you attack, and how spammable without any cooldowns! Only a ukkking Blademaster, Shadower, and few other Classes can do that!
This game had turned for the worse! Ever since the introduction of MTS and people used it to Trade for 10 ATT WG, had Nexon learned to be greedy and started abusing the system themselves! I was pre-BB myself and they themselves were against making this game Pay-to-Win! They turned it around because of the MTS!
This game lasted for more than 10 years after pre-BB and was a financial-success to Nexon despite the flaws that they have for this game, all because of Whales like you! With absence of such, they should have already learned from their mistakes!
I will rate Nexon the second-worst-MMO-Publishing-Company just next to Daum! If it isn't for their expertise(which Daum lacks!) , I would have rated them the worst!
Ask the MMO-community and I am sure that you will hear the same-thing!

Dec 2016
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