The difference is: black heaven, heroes of maple, masteria through time and monad were all introduced as blockbusters and nothing more. The black mage stuff was introduced as an event, and did not function the same way as the blockbusters in having multiple separate acts to clear. No, this was progressing the story to a certain point, then having to wait until the determination bar was filled and another orb lit up which was days of waiting for each one. After the event period passed, it was reintroduced as a permanent extension of the arcane river region.
Where is the permanent region for black heaven? For heroes of maple? What about masteria through time or monad?
So you want to finish the game in under a week, is what you're saying?
Hello, so i've been looking around a new game I can sink my teeth into, and maplestory so far is the winner, I like the unique artsyle it has, all tho I need to ask:
1.-Well, I tried downloading it from Steam but it said my country was blocked, I reside in Venezuela, checked the FAQ on the maplestory website but it didnt say if my country was blocked, i'm just double checking.
2.-End game is important to me (for anyone), and was wondering whats there to do in end game maplestory.
3.-Hows the population, i'm sure its rather low being its an old game, with a newer maplestory version (all tho they dont seem anything alike)
4.-Any suggestions from old, newer players reading this post? would be nice
The Black Mage content was available to all characters of level 200 and higher, over the winter (December-January).
If you missed that, then yes, you're going to have to grind to 245 and above to see the story to its completion.
I think it's only fitting that in order to defeat the ultimate boss of the game for the past ten years, you need to get nearly to max level.
I don't think it is fair to say "you snooze you lose" to something as big as the Black Mage, and I wouldn't find it surprising if a lot of people who played MapleStory in their childhood came back to play when they heard the Black Mage is finally available only to find it behind layers upon layers of tedious grinding. Perhaps at this very moment a Blockbuster might not be the best thing to do as its still very fresh, but a year or so down the line making a Blockbuster so people are able to experience the story without having to spend months of Arcane Symbol and level grinding might be a good solution.
I'm one of those people. Last time I played Maplestory was in 2015. I first started to play the game before even the Cygnus Knights came out. I was at the Second Maplestory Anniversary. I heard the showdown with the "Black Mage" finally arrived and just couldn't resist the urge to see it through but I just had all those quests shoved in my face the moment I invested enough time to finally reach level 200, that I've completely lost motivation and I'll be damned if I'm the only one.