Can I play Global MapleStory from where I am in the world?
Global MapleStory (GMS)covers anywhere there is not a current or former region-specific MapleStory service. That means you cannot play Global MapleStory from the following locations:
How do I find [location, NPC, monster]?
Before asking here, open your world map (default keyboard shortcut: W key). Hovering over most map icons will show you a list of monsters and/or NPCs on those maps, as well as the map name. You can zoom out of a region or area map by right-clicking, and you can zoom into sub-maps by left-clicking on them. There is also a button to allow you to view the full world map, as well as a button that allows you to select another region to view. In addition, there is a search option that can be used to search for map names, monsters, and NPCs -- it also has an option that gives recommendations for monsters you should hunt based on your level. After searching, double-click on a result to see its location.
Some quests have a Find NPC option in the quest log. Many (but not all) NPCs involved in quests can be found this way.
How do I get to [location]?
Many ship routes around Maple World are shown when going to the world map and hovering over the town icons.
Where can I buy/get level [#] equipment?
Most NPC shops don't sell equipment over level 70. Most NPC shops in your job's town on Victoria Island sell equipment no higher than level 40. The easiest place to reach that sells equipment up to level 60 is Orbis. The easiest places to reach that sell equipment up to level 70 are Ludibrium, Ariant, and Mu Lung.
Some players sell equipment in the Free Market. The prices vary.
If you are at least Lv.30 and have made the 2nd job advancement, you can learn professions, some of which allow you to make equipment. There are two harvesting professions (Herbalism and Mining) and three crafting professions (Alchemy, Smithing, and Accessory Crafting).
Some higher-level content includes shops that have some higher-level equipment that can be purchased using specific coins obtainable in that content. Some examples of this type of content are Gollux, Magnus, and Kritias.
There are also occasionally events that have a special shop that may include certain equipment not regularly available. These items can be purchased using coins specific to certain events running at that time.
At what levels are the job advancements?
I made a regular Explorer. Where is my job instructor?
Here are the 1st and 2nd job instructors for normal Explorers:
How do I make the 2nd/3rd/4th job advancement as a regular Explorer?
If you are at an appropriate level, a light bulb icon will appear on the left side of your screen with the appropriate quest, which will have [Job Advancement] in front of the quest name. Accept this and follow your job instructor's instructions.
I'm a Bowman/Wind Archer/Wild Hunter/Mercedes and I'm having trouble defeating Amdusias. How do I beat him?
You must use Solomon's Bow in order to damage Amdusias. Athena Pierce gives it to you when you accept The Final Battle with Amdusias. You will need bow arrows for this weapon. If you dropped the weapon, you can forfeit the quest and accept it to receive another one. If you're playing as Mercedes, remember to re-equip both your dual bowguns and your magic arrows after the fight.
I equipped another weapon as Phantom and now I can't use my skills, even after reequipping my cane!
Phantom must have both a cane and a card equipped to use his skills.
Similarly, Mercedes must have dual bowguns equipped along with magic arrows, and Luminous must have a shining rod equipped along with an orb.
Can I move Cash Shop items I purchased between characters?
Only Explorers share a Cash Inventory with each other. All other classes have Cash Inventories individual to each character. We occasionally hold Cash Inventory transfer events which allow you to move your Cash items between the characters on your account who are in the same worl
Can I send packages to other players through Donald or some other means?
Player to player item delivery was removed with the release of the Big Bang update in December 2010. Donald is only for official communications from NEXON.