Log in

No account? Create an account
November 2006   01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30


Posted by k_celas on 2006.11.18 at 16:03
Current Location: In a shoe box!
Hai all!

Is this community still alive? o-O;

If so, then K-chan would like to say that she is relatively new to everything that is jMS, and is sososo lonely.

Buddiespl0x. ;_;

Off topic: Does anyone go on Gaia Online? xD

Billy Corgan
Posted by wutah on 2006.09.27 at 17:07
Ok, so I got the same error as the previous entry, however I don't think people saw it since no one responded. In that case, I'll repost.


install file error...

Posted by magicmitsuki on 2006.09.21 at 20:08
So... my computer never did allow me to redownload MS, was never able to get the last patch to work, I had to download it (last night) from a diff computer. Popped it on my computer, made sure my unicode and etc was set to Japanese like last time, deleted the old ms files (interestingly, I was unable to uninstall the old one because of this exact same error), double clicked for the new install and got this error:

file error screensCollapse )
Abort simply stops the install, Retry -obviously- doesn't work, and Ignore get's you what's behind the cut.

I tried the following already:

- restarting

- deleting the folder and contents mentioned in the error (it must have been part of the old install... how it's still seeing it is a mystery, as it is not there anymore), restart

- checked to see if files at mentioned error location had returned... they had not... double checking unicode settings, setting for all default accounts, restart

Anyone know what's going on with this?? I miss my maple story. :(

Thanks in advance.



Posted by ferretclaw on 2006.08.08 at 23:25
i don't mean to sound rude, but is there still a point to this community?


Whoops, almost forgot

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.07.28 at 22:09
I'm crossposting now with the main community to see how it works out.



New quests

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.07.27 at 12:24
Hey...favour to ask.

These new quests are awesome for the Maple items. All of the monsters are dropping stuff, and there is now the Maple Flag (several of them) and the Maple Sprout Helmets which are absolutely amazing. You'd be hard-pressed to find better helmets for any class under level 60.

So I wanna figure these out, pronto. I dunno how much I'll be able to play. Of course I am being dad all day today, and then the rest of my day may very well be slammed doing errands and the like.

If I figure it all out first, I'll go ahead with the info...but if any of you can translate the quests, or just something to get them started, maybe I can actually do them and report back and the translations comm can have some good prelim info and maybe dismembering or eveelicious or someone can do it properly.

Also, another one to tackle (and I am really exicted about) is the trade screen. For the most part I've figured it out, but another one of those nice diagrams in detail would be really cool, as well as an explanation of the sorting when you sort the columns. Ordinals in Japanese being different than ABC-ZYX or 123-321 etc. Of course searching works and all that.

Anywho, as I said before, these are time-limited, and there's a bunch of quests running out in the next 2-3 days anyway. If you haven't done the level 22 quest where you give 7 of adamantium, mithril and orihalcon each, I STRONGLY suggest you do it because you have a chance to win some "once in a lifetime" items like the heart wand. That one ends I believe on the 29th, which is the 28th for us.

I really want to play, and I want to buckle down and get some quests taken care of. So if you've got anything to add or contribute, it would be GREATLY appreciated.


Big update

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.07.25 at 19:48
In English and Japanese, behind the cut:

Read more...Collapse )

Wow...a NEXON point trading system. I wonder how that's gonna work.



Posted by smacksaw on 2006.07.22 at 10:40
I'm a Lightning Mage in Keyaki now, so if anyone needs some training, I can mob kill now so things will go faster.

I still haven't done any post-level 15 quests, either...and a lot of them are noobish XP for me now, but if the stuff to kill is stuff you need, we can go around the world and quest.

My main goal is to get my Lightning to 6 so I can kill Octopus with it.

default me

small hello

Posted by apsmitty on 2006.07.20 at 00:15
Hi, I'm new to the jMS community so I thought this was best:

My name is Andrew, I've had experience with maple story since about half way threw the gMS Beta test. *Tespia server* I have also tried MapleSEA to see the differences that were being included there. I'll also be jumping in on the EuroMaple Beta once that goes live.

I guess the main point is I've finally say down and got my self a jMS Nexon Account and a Maple Login Name. Seeing that a new faster server has opened up, I guessed it was finally time to see first hand how it felt to be the odd ball language out on a Maple Game.

I did take Japanese in Highschool and I may have passed the class, but after 6 years out of a class; I can't read a lick of Japanese in any form. So far I'll probably be playing alot of things by guess and ear and takeing alot of notes so I can cross check weapon stats and the like.

I also figured out how to charge NX Points via International Credit Cards and once I can get a feel for the cash shop, I'll be knee deep in looking a little more native to the game. *I do have a TON of questions conserning items both in cash shop and normal play*

Continue under the cut.Collapse )



Posted by ferretclaw on 2006.07.13 at 15:58
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: 松浦亜弥 - GOOD BYE 夏男
so, uh, this new server is sure interesting. is anyone noticing how there are lots of warriors and archers? probably because they're easy characters to use to start off. i'm also noticing more mages than normal. people probably want a cleric, or something, to make some money off of? who knows. i made a bowman (going to be crossbowman). the last time i tried bowman was in tespia (my first character ever), so it's been a while. i was a very uninformed player back then, so thankfully i know what i'm doing now. :D anyone wanting to "noob it up" (as smacksaw puts it) feel free to add くさぃ to your friends list. :D that い is a small one (type xi in your IME).

also, can someone tell me what ROM means?? and i'm not talking about read-only memory. this is the second time someone has said to to me, and i can't figure it out. someone just invited me to party, said ちょっとROM, then didn't move. i didn't want to leech him, so i just left the party without saying anything. 外人っぽいですね。^^;

*edits* snowboard count: 5. i really hate this double drop crap...


Server update...almost forgot

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.07.12 at 08:23
In Japanese...

Behind the cut for your personal translation efforts if you likeCollapse )


New server...

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.07.12 at 00:42
I gotta say, I am really tempted to do the new world they're adding.

It's tough, because I have an awful lot invested in Kaede, but the possibilities of making a huge leap in a new world with 1.5x XP (and with an XP card, it would be 3.0x), 2x drop rate and bonus weapons for new chars.


Talk me into/out of this. Maybe I'll ask at the main comm as well.

APH: Where did all you people come from?

Aqua Road Inquiry

Posted by sunflowerraven on 2006.07.09 at 20:13
I just got my magician to f/p wizard today. Yatta~! That makes me happy. XD (I gotta update my icon) But anyway...

I put the first point into teleport, because I have never played a mage before and I find it rather amusing. I decided to loosely follow a guide, and since I want both Fire and Poison together, I was going to put two points into Fire and one point into Poison every level up.

However, I noticed that Krips drop my level 35 armor/staff. So...

My dilemma is, since I reallyreally wanna check out Aqua Road since I've never been there before, should I throw all my points into poison until 35 or so? Or go two poison and one fire? The main reason I'm asking this is because, while all the creatures in AR are weak to poison, I don't know what level of poison is actually affective to them.

Thanks for any help you have for me~!

Billy Corgan
Posted by wutah on 2006.07.02 at 09:03
Well I'm gonna start playing JMS more often.

In OMS, 90% of my guild and buddy list combined is out on summer vacation and I doubt I'll see them for the rest of summer. My cleric is getting dead boring, and I want to get my freaking spearman to lv 50 so I can use that sexy serpents tongue :(

So uh, if you're in kaede, I'll be removing everyone (except for ferret since he's already on it) from my buddy list.

Hopefully my guild will liven up though, in the 6 times I've logged in to see if anyone was alive, all I got was one guild member on once.

Oh right, my IGN is Aeons. :P


I found this thingy a few minutes into seeing how good fire boars are for exp at lv 44 (horrible btw).

I know its a wand, but what exactly does it add and stuff, and whats its price? :D
ImageCollapse )



Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.30 at 19:44

Can we conquer Pachinko once and for all?

I've figured out it says something about right-clicking and left-clicking to change the power of the shot, but where do you do it?


Robot pet commands

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.29 at 16:50
So I got the Robot Book for the commands.

Anyone care to transcribe/translate this? I'm curious to try the HP thing.

Also, I finally got the Cheshire Cat quest started, but it wants a red WHAT? It just "has to have" a red ???

Figured it out...

Red ball of string. How cute.

Turning it in bumped Mr.Roboto from level 2 to level 5. That's a good quest for pet owners.


New stuff

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.29 at 05:09
Wow...that update was awesome.

The quests and rewards...oh, I am going to be CRUSHED if I don't get a Star Festival Mace.

That is like the greatest thing ever...and I have a LUKless Mage at level 20 who would really benefit from it.

This is gonna be a good summer. These guys are working hard. Those monsters are hilarious.



Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.28 at 01:11
Dude, what the hell...a HP robot companion?
Patch 1.08

1. cash shop items

- sunflower

facial expressions
- ho~
- sayasaya
- atsuatsu

- robot

pet use
- battery (robot only)

2. game items

- tanabata (note: this is probably coinciding with the japanese tabanata festival)
- heart stick
- fishing rod

dorothy (yellow)

3. new quests
- sofia's medicine
- pipopa's CSI
- umii's new product development
- gurako and the candle
- tsuuri and the remote controlled airplane
- rock-paper-scissors quest (limited time: june 28 - july 26)
- sakura's tanabata legend (limited time: june 28 - july 26)
- surfboard quest (limited time: june 28 - august 31)

4. new maps
- pine forest of the dark night
- the town that disappeared off the map
- chance encounter with a large buddha statue

5. new monsters
- paper lantern ghost
- kappa (a water monster in japanese folklore)
- 珠蟲姫 (this could be anything. the first two kanji are uncommon. i checked an online translator and it's telling me that it's "princess tamatama" but i don't know. in order, each kanji means jewel/splash pattern/princess. take from it what you want.)

6. gashapon
- new items added to gashapon and pachinko.

7. double drop time changes

- was previously:
17:00 - 18:00
20:30 - 21:30

- changed to:
17:00 - 18:00
20:00 - 21:00

Japanese original text hereCollapse )

Thank you ferretclaw


I got paid yo

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.26 at 00:41
Nexon corrected the error...and was very polite about it as well.

I have my points. Thanks to all that helped!


When will I see you, again?

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.24 at 19:31
Hey, anyone see drops like this lately?

Click or pic, full-sizeCollapse )

These items are "out of range" as it were. Couple of things to catch up on: To get items with stats that are above (or below) the norm, you basically had to win the item from Gashopon machines. You could also use the Stimulator, but it would still be within the realm of what you'd get with the drop.

This shoe is above any known LUK for drops, and below any known DEF for drops...and this shoe was indeed a drop.

What I think is that since they changed the monster drops, they not only changed WHAT dropped...but WHAT drops in that it could have really wacky stats.

If you forgot, a few weeks back they reset all the monsters drops. So now, things that never dropped before are dropping from certain monsters, and monsters are dropping more level-specific stuff...IE a level 15 monster drops level 15 items. You don't hunt Green Mushrooms for Zeco or whatever anymore. So you can do a lot better starting out while hunting for items.

I've just noticed that what I get is usually far different statwise than what I'm used to seeing. Anyone heard/know anything about that? I'm almost certain I can say the stats of drops have become wider, almost as good as Gashopon purchases.


Patch issues... and DS?

Posted by magicmitsuki on 2006.06.19 at 22:41
I'm having issues with the recent patch... maybe three weeks or so ago I was training around "Jipang" and then I was off JMS for a week, and when I went to get back into the swing it asked me to patch, so I waited and waited and nothing loaded. Tried again later and it looked like it had tried to load the patch and failed. Third try was the same as the first, nothing happened. My account was created using all legitimate addresses and so forth, so it's not a case of weeding out fakes.

Anyone know why this might be? I miss playing. :(

Anyone know when Maple Story DS is coming out (Japanese or English language versions)?

APH: Where did all you people come from?


Posted by sunflowerraven on 2006.06.20 at 00:46
Hello, my name is Lisa, and I play on the Sakura server. I am part of the N2O guild that is bringing non-Japanese people over to play on JMS, although so far I have not encountered anyone in the game that is outside our guild.

If you play on Sakura, my name is 火女神. I enjoy making friends and even though my Japanese is kind of abysmal and uber-polite, I'd love to talk to you! Let me know when you're online, and I will make arrangements to play when you do, since right now I don't connect as much.. not many people to talk to. ^^;


Wierd question

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.19 at 19:28
I doubt anyone knows the answer to this, but perhaps you've heard something.

Have you seen the level 100 Warrior gear?

The stuff for females is WAY WAY WAY better than the stuff for males.

Any reason why you can think of/know of?


Dumb luck

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.17 at 02:03
Wow...there are so many events going on right now! They're starting every 5 minutes or better!

While I was missing out on the events, I was hunting Fire Sentinels...got nothing for the 2x drop rate.

Switched to good old Ch6 and 30 seconds before 2xDR ends...slight lag...drop...10% Glove ATK.

Nice. By the time I picked it up and was killing the stuff around it, 2xDR was over.

What luck!

Anyway, I'm thinking about doing some events, but I know with my halfway-across-the-world lag I don't stand a chance to get in. I dunno if I want to be disappointed.


Monster List

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.16 at 04:30
Before downloading, I make no guarantees about viruses. As far as I know, this is clean, but check it yourself before you use it.


I had to update my Monster List, and it was easier to just re-do it.

What this does is show you the best ratio of XP to HP for monsters in Microsoft Excel.

It has 2 basic macros, one that sorts it by original ID# and one that sorts it by ratio.

A higher ratio is better. So you'll see what gives you the most XP for the amount of HP.

What it doesn't show is the defence of monsters in the calculation since that info is not part of the table and I really don't care to input 250+ numbers for WDEF and MDEF. I know the general defence of monsters, you should as well.

How to use: Click either blue button at the top. It will alternate between sorted and unsorted. If you know how to use Excel, you can also add in filters on your own for anything...level, ratio, total XP, HP, whatever.

There is extraneous info since it's directly from Drop of Maple. In fact, you can directly access the info page for each monster by clicking the hyperlinks, and there is a picture of each monster as well.

I don't know how long this will last on YouSendIt, but it's there for as long as it's there. When they add enough new monsters, I'll update it again...or I'll drag my feet because I have to recreate it from scratch since there's too much info.

Also, this works for GMS and other services. Even though the ratios won't be the same, the ranks will. So if you use your brain and think hard, you'll see that the ratio is nothing but an arbitrary number used for ranking. Stirge or Pigs are still good regardless of the number being 25% too high.

So anyway, have fun. Someday I'll post my XP forecaster and you can see how long it will take you to train to level depending on what you hunt. I use the Monster List to find the best ratios, and then I plug the info into the Calc.

It's a huge time-saver.



A warning

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.15 at 03:56
I'll post different text in the main MS comm, but here's an example of some pissed off locals...

Click for full sizeCollapse )



Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.14 at 18:05
Ok, so there's 3 new bulletins with a minor update all translated, behind the cutCollapse )

I don't understand the 3rd one about the password. When I go to the Nexon or JMS site, I can't login anymore. I can login to the game itself and I can login to the point.nexon.co.jp site just fine, but it's almost like my Nexon ID has been removed from my MS ID on half of the sights...erm, sites.

What exactly is the problem? Can someone figure it out in Japanese? Like, take the link to the orignal Japanese and then login to nexon.co.jp and figure out what the deal is?

I wanted to play Pachinko on nexon.co.jp =(



Posted by ferretclaw on 2006.06.12 at 01:28
Current Mood: blah...yeah
it just dawned on me. all the japanese servers are named after trees. (i'm always the last to get jokes, but this is ridiculous.) if the server names were written in kanji, i would have picked up on it right away because of chinese character radicals.

i looked them all up and made a pictureCollapse )

notice the similar radicals within the characters (excluding popura because that's just katakana)? the tree radical 木 and the grass radical 艹 appear everywhere.

just thought it was interesting and i didn't know where else to post it. >_> plus i thought people might want to know which tree they're playing on. >:D


Drop changes

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.11 at 05:41
BTW, I don't know if anyone actually READS the bulletins that closely on the updates OR the sites like Drop of Maple/Harry's, but they changed the drops for ALL of the monsters. They all drop stuff that is new to them...off the top of my head, Green Mushrooms have droped Aquamarine and Wisconsin Hats.

Drop of Maple is updating, but it's a work in progress. If you see something new, let me know and I'll pass it along.



Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.11 at 04:35
I got the Horned Mushroom quest...I just started wandering in the Dungeon. 3 screens deep. The Green Mushroom one, I haven't found yet. I'll just have to walk the whole world or something.

I'll add edits when I find the other Wanted quests for the Zombie Mushrooms and the Evil Eyes.

Zombie Mushroom is the next screen over, zone 4.

While no one was looking, they added Zombie Mushmom. That's cool.

Evil Eye one is in the Evil Eye tunnels on the way to Drakes.

You know you're bored with MS/done something so many times that you make doing the job advance a challenge. I did an Assassin today, and I didn't get hit during the marble hunt. I did lose HP jumping, and I had a few MISS from stuff spawning on me, but to be honest, it was my pure skill in making them a MISS...HAHAHAHAHA

Not getting hit during a job advance. LOL?

The Green Mushrooms are in Deep Forest, exactly as it said. As you exit Sleepywood, it's the exit to your top right. There's 2 exits at the top, it's the one WITHOUT the flower.

The Curse Eye quest is there...exit Sleepywood, go down-right, go 2 screens...voila.

The 2nd part of those quests is not 99 kills...it's 999



More stuff

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.09 at 02:51
So, if you haven't tried the new zone or the quests...

Some cool pics, click hereCollapse )
So you got some pics...help me with that quest if you can!


One of my Clerics

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.07 at 21:38
So, if you've wondered about an INT-only Cleric (remember, it's pointless for a Mage. There's a certain build for a semi-Low LUK I/L Mage I can share with you, but a purely INT Mage is always a Cleric), here's a little info to get you started.

Mine is modest because I don't find Cleric too interesting, but I have meant to upgrade it's items and roll with it a bit more. It's basically a mule for me. But it's a good idea of where you're going and how it's possible.

Click here or the picCollapse )

So, that's basically it. It's still not enough to make Cleric interesting to me, but it certainly is a lot better.


I don't bitch very often...

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.07 at 00:51
I am loaded with stuff. Mules are overloaded. I need to sell...badly. I need to fund new chars as well.

Game comes back from the server check...get right on. Camp out a primo FM spot before anyone is even logged on.

Fast forward to now. AC is on in the house...GF cannot turn on blowdryer.

GF turns on blowdryer.

Circuit pop.

Cable modem off.

Me=logged off.

I've been trying to sell my stuff for WEEKS! But I never have any lookers because I can't get a good spot.

I had a good spot...FINALLY...and this.

And it wasn't even on 6/6/6.



Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.06 at 21:09
Here's a website backdoor:


If you're trying to go to the maplestory.nexon.co.jp website and it times out, you can use the google.co.jp website as a sort of "free proxy" since it's in Japan and will load the file in Japan and then display it to you.

If you want to see it in Japanese, just choose some language it can't translate and it will display in Japanese. And when you want to see it in English, it's the 3rd from the bottom...if I remember correctly...in the drop-down box.

You can also translate it from google.com, but it is much less reliable.

Also, you can hack the http://www.google.co.jp/language_tools?hl=ja and change it to this:


And you'll be connected with Google Japan's translation tool, but it will display in English.


1.07 update

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.06 at 20:49
EDIT 2: They fixed it, it's up. Happy May Pulling.

EDIT: So far the update seems corrupt. With one of my PCs it downloaded, but the patcher froze on creating data.wz. Then there is a 550 "No such file or directory" error on my other PC, which means that the Patcher is trying to access the FTP server, but the file it's specified to find does not exist.

Probably because it didn't patch right...due to being a corrupt file. Which is why I'm stuck on my data.wz here.

So, I'm guessing it will go down for awhile and then come back later. But for now, the patch has some sort of error. Sorry, all I can say is We ask “the May pulling story may even from Always, 'the May pulling story' patronage receiving, thank you for.

That was fast. No cut, it's short.




The update contents of ○ver1.07 become as follows.

1. The monster of the net coffee private map corrected the trouble which item “mouse” drop is not done.

2. The trouble which does not have name in the part weapon was corrected. We ask “the May pulling story may even from
level 15 hatchet “[seruteisu]”
level 58 stick “salamander wand”
level 68 stick “blue wing”
level 78 sticks dessert wand” this ''.

Always, 'the May pulling story' patronage receiving, thank you for.

-OR- the previous translation

June 7th 10:30 ~13: Server maintenance is executed in 30.
Maintenance contents become as follows.

1. The monster of the net coffee private map the trouble correction which item “mouse” drop is not done

2. The trouble correction which is not name in the part weapon.
Level 15 hatchet “[seruteisu]”
Level 58 stick “salamander wand”
Level 68 stick “blue wing”
With it becomes.

We apologize the fact that very much annoyance was applied to everyone deeply.

'We ask the May pulling story' may even from now on.Always, 'the May pulling story' patronage receiving, thank you for.


New quests...

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.05 at 01:23
Anyone have any idea where to initiate the new quests? There's 6 of them, you hunt Slimes, Mushrooms, Horned Mushrooms, Zombie Mushrooms, Evil Eyes and Curse Eyes.


Florina Beach Ticket

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.04 at 05:09
So I finally did the quest and got the Florina Beach ticket:

I haven't used it yet. I just wanted to try out all of the quests I haven't done so I know how they work. This one was a bit of a pain in the ass. They make you go all over Hell's half-acre to complete it.

I'd probably have to go to Florina Beach 10,000 times to make up the money it cost to actually do the quest, LOL!

Posted by billith on 2006.06.04 at 00:17
Current Mood: hothot
Hey all. A friend of mine is trying to play JMS, but everytime he logs on, he gets kicked off. It happens at random times, but he doesn't last more than 40 seconds before he gets disconnected.

Any idea why this is happening?


1.06 update

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.06.03 at 03:46
Japanese and machine translated English behind the cutCollapse )


Adventures in Gashopon

Posted by smacksaw on 2006.05.11 at 01:36
I decided to just buy a bunch of Gashopon tickets.

23 scrolls and 12 items.

I only had one Cape DEF scroll as well...very lucky for me.

The crappy thing is that I could really use a lot of the scrolls, but I mainly did it to vend them so I could properly fund my Assassin. I miss Rogue so much. Mages make you die a little inside every time you play them.

I dunno. I got some cool/wierd stuff.

All I can say is that if you bought 35 Gashopon tickets and a vending permit, you could make enough money to buy the most amazing gear for your main char ever...especially if you do anything cool like Low-DEX whatever stuff.

Previous 40