v.154 - Sword Art Online Update Highlights - lets discuss
Sorry for being so late, but I've been having a hard time getting on the main site recently (computer freezes and pages don't load). Is it just me or are you guys having that problem as well?
Anyway, it'll be crossover patch day soon. I remember the patch that combined Mabinogi and Maple with each other (it was fun, but not remarkable IMO) and this time Sword Art Online and Maple are going to crossover. Here are Nexon's updates:
[b]v.154 - Sword Art Online Update Highlights[/b]
MapleStory and Sword Art Online have come together for one of the coolest crossover events in gaming: You watched it. You loved it. Now LIVE it! The heroes of Sword Art Online have appeared in Maple World - join them as they brave a new dungeon and fight the monsters that protect it.
Take part in a special roleplay event, based on the popular anime Sword Art Online! Enter the new SAO-themed dungeon (Lv. 13 and above) and you'll randomly transform into Kirito, Asuna or Leafa for a limited time. One to three people can enter the dungeon in a party. Talk to Kirito in the Event Hall to travel to the entrance. Note that you can only play as Sword Art Online characters while inside the dungeon, though you can purchase themed outfits from the Cash Shop (see below).
You'll need SAO Coins to gain access to the dungeon. The number of required coins will depend on the difficulty chosen (Normal or Premium). SAO Coins can be purchased from the Cash Shop. You can access the SAO Dungeon once a day without using SAO Coins by speaking to Kirito.
When you step through the portal and enter the SAO Dungeon, you will randomly transform into Kirito, Asuna, or Leafa, and will be able to fight using their skills. Utilize abilities such as The Eclipse, which allows Kirito to attack enemies in all directions with his dual blades, or Star Splash, which allows Asuna to slice foes at the speed of light.
You cannot use your own equipment or skills while in the dungeon. If you need to recover HP and MP, you'll have to hunt Ragout Rabbits for sustenance.
Defeat all the monsters on each floor to progress. As you venture deeper inside the dungeon, you will randomly encounter bosses from Sword Art Online, including The Gleam Eyes, The Skull Reaper and The Fatal Scythe. Defeat a boss and you'll find Asuna waiting for you in a special room. She'll reward you with a random item, such as a cape, potions and much more!
You can receive different rewards depending on which boss you defeat, which difficulty you beat them on, and how many times you claimed victory. Clear the dungeon multiple times and you'll be awarded special medals! If you defeat a boss more than once, you can even receive a familiar with their likeness.
Our new dungeon isn't the only way to experience Sword Art Online - for a limited time, you can dress up like Kirito, Asuna, Leafa and even Yui, with special items available in the Cash Shop.
Get ready to enter the world of Sword Art Online!
[url=http://maplestory.nexon.net/news/updates/update-notes/00I2J]Update notes for those who don't want to search[/url] (sorry, they're not going to fit)
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Since we're pretty late with this thread, this isn't an announcement as much as a place where we can discuss our expectations while patching. I haven't played any games in a while (other than UT99) and haven't watched SAO yet. Do you guys think SAO and ol' Maple wil combine well?
Your resident doofus who's going to buy a new laptop within a month,
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[quote=Lightning715]@Pavchka Do you know if zero can equips kirito and asuna outfits?
Like Alpha would look like kirito
and Beta would look like Asuna?
I just want to confirm before I waste like 40 dollars[/quote]
I wish I knew. >< My 6 year old laptop's too feeble to handle Maple at present. I'll get another one in a month and I'll make a return to Maple too. I've been missing out on a lot.
@Pavchka Do you know if zero can equips kirito and asuna outfits?
Like Alpha would look like kirito
and Beta would look like Asuna?
I just want to confirm before I waste like 40 dollars
oh guys i was wondering how much a perm yui's spirit went for
Is the Salon GMS exclusive? If so, Nexon is heading in the right direction...
I want a Puella Magi Madoka Magica crossover....>->
can someone please give us pictures of the mythic summons? I need to see if its worth grinding with NX for it on my beginner
D'oh, I've been confusing SAO with some game that looks a lot like it. That's what you get for only watching vintage Science Fiction, I guess.
I don't think MapleTrek would work.
This sounds kind of exciting...
So many mounts and chairs and medals
Permanent mount and permanent summons, and some kind of permanent skill that shows a ghost.. thats basically all you can get besides medals in this event. And something cool about totems
Since they are doing a Sword Art Online thing. So when will they release the full metal alchemist and all other anime crossovers in JMS despite how old those events are.
i wonder if the perm nx boxes and the finishing the dungeon gear will be the same
@Pavchka: hmmm i dont know. You didnt give an opinion which meant i had nothing to discuss =(. Feel free to give one now though =(
I'm pretty excited.
I also hope the dungeon gives good exp gains
[quote=WindowLegs]no thanks. i have already discussed it in an earlier thread. Give your opinion first....do not just say "discuss" =([/quote]
Sure, but it'd be something along the lines of "The crossover of MapleStory and this-game-'I've-never-played will be [i]so[/i] awesome/okay/meh/YUCK! [b]strike through what isn't appropriate[/b]", essentially repeating what I said at the bottom of the opening comment.
Anyway, adding a link to the update notes right now.
no thanks. i have already discussed it in an earlier thread. Give your opinion first....do not just say "discuss" =(
Update notes are up!
they always release things i want when i go on hiatus.
well i'm not even sure if i'll come back.[/quote]
that's how they get you tbh
i went on recently just to buy some perm NX qq
Me: Please add Special Beauty Coupons again, I wan't Kirito's hair. ;n;
Nexon: Lolnope, get it yourself.
I have no idea what to say, even though I'm a big fan of Sword Art Online.
and im just here tryna make sum stews
Can't even play Blaze Wizard because too busy, crai ;~;
[quote=Pavchka]If the date on the main site's correct, they released the update notes last Wednesday. Last Thursday it only showed the Hieizan Temple update for me. I couldn't get on the main site until today. </3[/quote]
those r the update highlights, not whats actually coming; like what chagnes or new quests are coming with the update.
I wonder how the event will be o:< I hope that its good.
If the date on the main site's correct, they released the update notes last Wednesday. Last Thursday it only showed the Hieizan Temple update for me. I couldn't get on the main site until today. </3
y did nexon stop realeasing the update notes earlier?
y wait till the night before when most ppl are alseep. (mybad, hald of maple stays up all night till the game is back up...)
but yea, y wait to realease the update notes?