^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ + + + Maple Story FAQ + + Tips For Beginners + + --------------------------- + + Author: fillet2 + + Version: 1.26 September 2005 + + Email: rafterie (at) hotmail.com + + + ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Introduction ---------------------------- This is a general FAQ to help you settle into the Maple Story world. It answers alot of FAQs that newbies are always asking in the game. And it contains explanations and tips on things you'll need to know for lv 1-20 I played Maple Story for about 5 months, but I've quit because I'm so busy with uni work and other commitments. I had a lot of fun and this guide should still be relevant for quite some time. I hope you find it useful. =========================================================================== TABLE OF CONTENTS =========================================================================== 0 GET THE RIGHT START 1 CREATING YOUR CHARACTER 1.1 Statistics 2 PLAYING THE GAME 2.1 Basic Controls 2.2 First Few Steps 2.3 Items 2.4 Hunting 3 VICTORIA ISLAND 3.1 First Job Advancement 4 PARTIES 4.1 Creating Parties 4.2 Party Experience 5 GENERAL TIPS 5.1 Sleepywood, Ant Tunnel, Ossyria And Florina Beach 5.2 Hunting Effectively 5.3 Return Scrolls 5.4 Fame 5.5 Trading 6 QUEST ADVICE 6.1 Beginners 6.2 Level 15+ 7 CLOSING --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Frequently Asked Questions Section --------------------------------------------------------------------------- How Do You Make A Girl Char? 1.0 Which Stats For Job Advancement? 1.1 Which Stats For Later? 1.1 Where Did You Get That Hat? (Maple Island) 2.2 Where Did You Get That Weapon? (Maple Island) 2.2 What Are Ores For? 2.3 How Much Are Screws? 2.3 How Do You Get Out Of Here? (VIP Taxi) 3.1 Where Do You Go? (for job advancement) 3.1 Can Someone Spare 3k? (weapons and armour) 3.1 How Should I Spend My Skill Points? 3.1 How Do You Use Skills? 3.1 How Do You Throw Stars? 3.1 What Is Fame For? 5.4 =========================================================================== ============================ 0. GET THE RIGHT START ============================ To get the right start you have to think ahead, decide which job you will take before creating your character. To make this FAQ compact, job descriptions are not included. Refer to the official Maple Story website for job information and skills. (http://www.mapleglobal.com) Warriors will level fast as Beginners, but in later levels (15-27 approx) Warriors level up slower than other jobs. Thieves will level normally as Beginners, but in later levels (15-27 approx) Thieves level-up slower than other jobs (unless they have good stars). Bowmen will level normally as Beginners. Magicians will level slowly as Beginners, but after becoming a Magician and learning a few skills (claw lv 9 for example) they will level quite fast. Magicians are quite powerful in the first and most of the second job, however in the third job, I've heard that the other classes are stronger ============================ 1. YOUR CHARACTER ============================ For each account, three characters can be made in each server. These characters share a common storage (or bank). And so items and mesos (money) can be safely transferred from character to character, if the characters are in the same server. Each server has the same maps and monsters, but sometimes they have different events (Check the website for notices). Unfortunately a character created in one server cannot exist in another server. However each server usually has 20 Channels each, and your character can easily switch from channel to channel within the same server. If you want to delete a character, you have to remember the birthday that you put in you sign-up. To change your password, you need your last name. How Do You Make A Girl Char? ---------------------------- Your character will be the same gender as what you put in your sign-up. It can't be changed. ---------------------------- 1.1 Statistics ---------------------------- !!! TIP - It is important to know which stats to increase. Otherwise, you may find that you don't have the required statistics to wear your armour or weapons in the HIGHER LEVELS. I made this mistake and wasn't able to wear my proper armour at level 20 because I didn't have enough STR as a Warrior. And at level 30 I didn't have enough LUK as a Bandit to wear my dagger. Which Stats For Job Advancement? ---------------------------- Warrior level 10 | 35 STR Thief level 10 | 25 DEX Bowman level 10 | 25 DEX Magician level 8 | 20 INT Which Stats For Later? ---------------------------- Warrior STR and DEX (more STR) Thief LUK and DEX (more LUK) ** Bowman DEX and STR (much more DEX) Magician INT and LUK (much more INT) Each job only needs to apply Ability Points (AP) to only two types of Abilities as shown above. For example, if you are a Warrior, don't place any AP into LUK or INT. Magicians, if you keep missing monsters, do not put any AP into DEX,put it into INT to increase your accuracy. ** Thieves do not need strength, unless they are STR Bandits. LUK Bandits use daggers that require no STR, while STR Bandits use daggers that require a small amount of STR. If you are unsure, you can put 10 points into STR by level 20 and see if you like being a STR Bandit. AP can also be used to increase HP and MP. I suggest not doing this. HP and MP will increase with every level-up without you adding AP to it. Rolling The Stats Die ---------------------------- !!! TIP - Before creating your character, make sure it has good stats. If it hasn't got stats that you are pleased with, you can click on the red die to get new stats. Good stats would have 4 or 5 in the abilities that your job doesn't need. But if you can't get good stats, it's OK. But since you can roll the die as many times as you like, you may as well try a few times. ============================ 2 PLAYING THE GAME ============================ ---------------------------- 2.1 Basic controls ---------------------------- Switching Channels Press Menu, Change Channels Chat Box Make sure you press the little '+' sign at the bottom centre of your screen to see what has been said more clearly Healing Find a safe place and stand still for awhile Recovering MP MP regenerates automatically. Pick up items Press Z World Map Press W Inventory Press I Statistics (AP) Press S For more controls click on your Key Settings at the bottom right of screen. My favourite control is F5. ---------------------------- 2.2 First Few Steps ---------------------------- In the first screen, you will see two Non-Player Characters (NPCs). Talk to Heena, she will explain BASIC MOVEMENT. She will ask you to do something, say YES. This is a quest, you don't have to complete it, but if you do, you will be rewarded. In this case, the reward will be 1 experience point. It never hurts to say YES to a quest so always say YES. If you accepted the quest, don't press up at the portal (the place with the glowing light from the ground). Talk to Sera, she will give you a mirror. Then go talk to Heena, she will take you to the next screen/map. In the 2nd screen, a creepy looking guy called Roger will take away some of your health! Press I to open your Inventory, click the USE tab, then double-click the Apple. Talk to Roger again, he'll give you 3 Red Potions. You can HotKey the potions by dragging them from your Inventory into one of your Quick Slot keys (bottom right corner of your screen). In the 3rd screen there's another simple quest. In the 4th screen talk to Peter, he'll give you some experience. Where Did You Get That Hat? ---------------------------- Soon you will see Maria, she'll give you an easy quest, if you complete her quest she'll give you a hat (a bandana or skullcap). Where Did You Get That Weapon? ---------------------------- Talk to Biggs in South Perry, You'll need 30 Blue Snail Shells and 10 Orange Mushroom Caps. If you complete this quest, you will receive a lv 5 Razor, or a lv 8 Fruits Dagger. For Orange Mushroom Caps, go to the map to the right side of Amherst. At the top centre of this map you will be able to kill the Orange Mushrooms easily by standing on the centre platform, where you can attack the Mushrooms without being hit by them. Magicians can skip this quest if it is too hard. ---------------------------- 2.3 Items ---------------------------- Pick up everything especially mesos, ores, potions, armor and weapons. Items such as Snail Shells, Mushroom Spores and Mushroom Caps can be sold to any store for mesos. Arrows are worth 0 mesos to stores, so you may as well pick them up and give them to an archer later when you reach Victoria Island. What Are Ores For? ---------------------------- Ores are used in creating Jewels or metal Plates, which are used to create items later in the game. Keep all the ores you find and talk to the NPCs in Victoria Island to find out which ores you will need later to make items. All other ores you may either keep or sell to other players. Picking Up Items ---------------------------- !!! When you kill a monster, YOU are the only person who can pick up the items that the monster drops after it dies. If you don't pick up the items after about 10 seconds, ANYBODY may pick up the items. And if you drop an item from your Inventory, anybody can pick it up and you shouldn't expect to get it back. When two or more people help kill a monster, usually the person who killed it the most is allowed to pick up the items. The other person won't be able to pick up the item unless it has been left there for about 10 seconds. Looting ---------------------------- When you see someone busily killing monsters and not picking up their items for a long time, after about 10 seconds, anyone can pick up those items, looting is when someone else picks up those items. Looting is ok when a person is only interested in gaining exp. and not money. If you never see them picking up items, even after you have picked up a few of their items, then there is no problem. If you start picking up some items and the person killing, also begins picking up the items, then you should stop, and let them get their items. Once, a Beginner accused me of looting from her when she helped me kill a monster. I didn't loot from her, the item belonged to me. If she had killed the monster completely, then I wouldn't have been able to pick up the item so soon after the monster died, if the item had belonged to her... NOOB How Much Are Screws? (as of July 2005) ---------------------------- These prices are from what I have seen in Scania, they are the usual amount other players in Victoria Island are willing to pay for these items. NOTE: The prices may change. Ores 1k (1000 mesos). Steel Ores 1k, sometimes 1.5k or 2k. Diamond Ores 7k sometimes 3k sometimes 10k Gold Ores 10k Black Crystal Ores (BC) 13k sometimes 15k Screws 1.5 - 2k each Leather 150 - 200 mesos each Item Library ---------------------------- The Item Library on the official websites don't really cut it. For a detailed item, monster, quest and map library, visit www.hidden-street.net ---------------------------- 2.4 Hunting ---------------------------- Beginners that plan to become Magicians should hunt in the Snail Hunting Ground I or II on Maple island, this map is full of Green and Blue Snails. Probably best to stay here until you reach level 8. You can do Maria's Hat quest and then come back to this map to level up. I suggest not doing Biggs quest because it will take a long time to collect the items for someone so physically weak. But of course if you really want to do it, no problem. If you find it hard to level-up, keep killing those Green and Blue Snails. Monsters In Maple Island ---------------------------- Name HP EXP. Advice --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Green Snails 8 3 Great for Beginners and Magicians Blue Snails 15 4 Great for Everyone Shroom 20 5 Great for Everyone Red Snails 45 8 Beginner Magicians shouldn't waste time on these Orange Mushrooms 80 15 These are tough for Beginners, you'll kill 4 Blue Snails faster for MORE exp. AND THEY MOVE FAST. You'll find a lot of these to the right of Amherst Other Easy Monsters In Victoria Island ---------------------------- Name HP EXP. Advice --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stump 65 8 Easier to just kill 2 Blue Snails, (unless you can kill in 3-5 shots it's not worth going for) Slime 50 10 They move fast Pig 75 15 They move fast Dark stump 250 18 They move slow Ribbon Pig 120 20 They move fast Kill Stealing ---------------------------- Kill Stealing (KS or ksing) is when someone weak is trying to kill a monster to gain exp. and a stronger player will come and kill it and steal exp. It's not such a problem in Maple Island because everyone is a Beginner, so this is a good place to train. ============================ 3. VICTORIA ISLAND ============================ You can leave Maple Island anytime you like. You'll need 150 mesos for the ship ride from South Perry. When you leave you won't be able to come back. Maple Island is a nice place to level-up. I suggest leveling here or near Lith Harbour until you are ready for your job advancement. Places near Henesys are also good for Beginners to train. !!! I suggest not exploring the other towns while you are a Beginner and a newbie, go level up and get a job first, then go exploring. (Beginners wanting to become Magicians will not train as fast near Perion, Ellinia or Kerning, unless they stick to Green snails, because Slimes(50HP) and Stumps(65HP) take forever to kill when you are doing 1-3 damage). When you die, if you have a job, you'll lose about 5-10% exp. and you'll be transported to the nearest Town. If you have your Mini Map extended you'll be able to see an icon. The icon represents the nearest town. Talk to every NPC that you see, this way you will probably find out if they are useful to you. For example some NPCs synthesize items, refine ores, store things, process wood, create screws, create arrows or give quests. ----------------------------------------------------------- #### WARNING TO BEGINNERS IN LITH HARBOUR and ELLINIA #### ----------------------------------------------------------- How Do You Get Out Of Here? What Is This Place? ---------------------------- !!! Do not take a ride in the black VIP TAXI to the Ant Tunnel. You will end up in a place not for Beginners at all. When you die (There's no way you won't die), you'll find yourself in Sleepywood, the town in the Dungeon. To get out of here, you'll have to buy a Return Scroll to Lith Harbour from someone for 500 - 1000 meso. Even if someone is nice enough to give you a scroll for free, you'll have wasted 1000 mesos on the VIP TAXI ... DONT TAKE THE TAXI. I don't know why they allow Beginners to have a discount on this Taxi, it just means a lot of confusion. ---------------------------- 3.1 First Job Advancement: Where Do You Go? ---------------------------- After you have trained to the required level, talk to the ticket guy in Lith Harbour or a white Taxi in another town, he will take you to the town you need to go to, for 80 - 120 mesos (very cheap discount price for Beginners only). ---Warriors--- at Perion, go to the very top of the map and enter the portal talk to the NPC Dances with Balrog. ---Thieves--- at Kerning City, enter the Jazz Bar in the centre of the map, go down the ladder and talk to the NPC Dark Road. ---Bowmen--- at Henesys, near the centre of the map, enter the park and go to the far right and enter the building to talk to the NPC Athena Pierce. ---Magicians--- at Ellinia, go to the very top and enter the portal and talk to the NPC Grendel the Really Old. Buying Weapons And Clothes: Can Someone Spare 3k? ---------------------------- !!! When you make your job advancement, you should buy new armour in your home town. By this level, you will probably not have enough mesos to buy everything you want, so deal with it :/ you have a job, go earn the money! Firstly buy a new weapon, then topwear and bottomwear, if you have enough mesos, buy a hat and then shoes. If you can't afford everything, don't worry, you really only need the new weapon. If you can't afford that, you probably didn't pick up all the mesos that your monsters dropped did you? Well in that case, you've just got to fight some more monsters with what you have until you have enough mesos. !!! Don't Beg. You are a Beginner (or were), of course you're poor! You have to work at your job to become rich. This game can be challenging, but it's not too hard, so don't be LAZY go hunt some monsters to find some money and gain exp. And while you're at it meet some players and have fun. How Should I Spend My Skill Points? ---------------------------- !!! TIP - By the time you reach your second job advancement, you will not have received enough Skill Points (SP) to master all the skills available to you. So, you'll have to spend those points wisely. Find an In-Depth FAQ for your job to find out how to spend your SP. How Do You Use Skills? ---------------------------- Press K to spend your skill point. If you use your Skill Point on a skill that uses MP, drag the Icon into one of your Hot Keys, or open your Key Settings and drag it into there. How Do You Throw Stars? ---------------------------- You must be a Thief and you need to wear a Claw. The first claw is called a Garnier and can be bought from the Kerning City Weapon Store. Buy some Subi Throwing stars from the guy selling armour. Now you can throw stars using your attack button. If you are too close to a monster, you will punch it instead of throwing a star at it (I find this annoying). Punching will do very little damage. ============================ 4. PARTIES ============================ ---------------------------- 4.1 Creating Parties ---------------------------- Once you get a job, you will be able to create a party. - Press R - click on the 'Party' tab - click 'Create' - Right-Click on a person - Select 'View Info' - Click 'Invite Party' once There can be up to 6 people in a party. To leave your party, click Leave. You will not be able to invite someone who is already in a party. They will have to leave their party before joining yours. Party Chat ---------------------------- When you are in a party, press 2 to talk to members in you party. The chat text will appear in pink. You will be able to talk to members that are in different maps or channels. Press 1 to talk to everyone again. ---------------------------- 4.2 Party Experience ---------------------------- Generally: - Experience is shared among all party members that are in the same map. - If you kill a monster you will get more exp. than the other party members will get for that kill. - Higher level members will receive more exp than the lower level members. In parties, mesos are shared but items are not. Items can be picked up by anyone in a party. Pan2005: Mesos In A Party - For 2 Members --> 60% For Collector & 40% For Other Member. For more than 2, the ratio will be a bit different, but still, the Collector will be getting most. One problem with parties is who gets to keep that rare piece of armour worth 50k? The person who killed the monster that dropped it? Sure, but what if they helped you kill it? I was once in a party where I completely killed the monster that dropped the rare item and I managed to pick up the item too, but the other party member begged me if they could have it. I personally don't like parties, but they are useful sometimes. You don't need to join parties to make friends though, just start talking to people. Party Experience Example 1 ---------------------------- LetÂ’s say we have a 2-person party with 2 lv 10 players. Slimes give 10 exp. if you kill them completely by yourself. In a party if you kill a Slime, you'll get something like 6 exp. while the other member in the party will get 4 exp. Party Experience Example 2 ---------------------------- Another 2-person party, 1 person lv 35 the other lv 8. If the lv 35 kills a Green Mushroom, they will get the entire 26 exp. points and the lv 8 will get 0 exp. If the lv 35 kills a Slime, they get 9 exp. and the lv 8 will get 1 exp. ============================ 5. GENERAL TIPS ============================ ---------------------------- 5.1 Sleepywood, Ant Tunnel, Ossyria And Florina Beach ---------------------------- Sleepywood is in the Dungeon, the easiest way is to walk from Henesys. But I recommend being level 17-20 before visiting. Make sure you have a Return Scroll to Henesys or some other town before you go, just incase you find the place too tough for you to get out again. Sleepywood Return Scrolls can be bought in the Sauna in the Hotel in Sleepywood. To walk to Sleepywood from Henesys, take the top right portal at Henesys to get onto Warning Street. Keep traveling right, and avoid the dangerous monsters at the bottom of those pits. Eventually you'll find Luke the Security Guy, take the portal that he's standing near. You'll enter a Forest, here the top portal will take you towards Kerning City and Perion, while the middle portal will be Sleepywood. Don't take the bottom portal unless you are lv 25+ because there are Curse Eyes here. Also, the bottom portal is one of those tricky portals, like a Pig Beach, where the only way to get back, is to travel through the map and reach another portal. Ant Tunnel is just right of Sleepywood. The monsters are tough here for low level players. Ossyria is another place and the website suggests that you be lv 35, this is a good guideline. But if you want to visit out of curiosity I recommend lv 25+, but the monsters will be tough! You can go there from Ellinia, it cost 5k and make sure you have 5k to get back. Bring lots of potions to go exploring. Since MP pots are slightly cheaper in Ellinia, don't forget to stock-up before leaving to Ossy. Tip from lilkrndude146: The armour and weapon shop in El Nath (a town in Ossyria) is expensive for some items. You'll probably do better buying the items off other players back in Victoria Island. Hopefully by the time you reach the levels to be buying this stuff, you'll have some experience in buying and trading items off other players (at sensible prices). Florina Beach is a little island with tough monsters. It cost 1k to get there from Lith Harbour. You'll need 1k to get back. ---------------------------- 5.2 Hunting Effectively ---------------------------- If you like fighting in crowded places where the monsters re-spawn quickly, fight monsters that only need 1-2 shots to kill (maybe 3). If you take any longer you'll become surrounded by too many monsters. If you like less crowded places, where there's only you or one other person, there will be less monsters. This will mean more walking, but you can kill the monsters slower, so go for monsters that die in 2-4 shots. - Warriors and Bandit Thieves may like to kill monsters that take up to 6 shots. To level-up faster, use potions (pots). Less waiting will mean more killing and more exp. Make sure you pick up all your items and mesos if you can't afford pots. On the other hand, if you're using pots up like crazy, and you don't seem to be making a profit, you're fighting the wrong monsters (or you're just crap :P) - MP pots are slightly cheaper in Ellinia. ---------------------------- 5.3 Return Scrolls: Selling All Town Scrolls 1k ---------------------------- Return Scrolls, are great and are much cheaper than a Taxi (unless you're still a Beginner). After getting your first job, and acquiring some money, walk around Victoria Island and visit all the towns and buy a Return scroll from each town. On the way, you can explore, try to find hidden portals and kill a few new monsters. Return Scrolls cost 500 mesos at shops. And they can be used in almost all maps, so they are more convenient than taxis. Taxis are not available in Sleepywood. So buy a Return Scroll before visiting, otherwise you may have to pay 1k to buy one off someone. I used to always be in Sleepywood selling Return Scrolls for 1k =) . ---------------------------- 5.4 Fame: What Is Fame For? ---------------------------- Fame is used for higher levels. There is a quest at level 30 that requires 10 fame, and some high-level armour requires a certain amount of fame to wear. If you're poor, don't bother trying to buy fame, you don't need it yet. Save your money for armour or potions. from Pan2005: The kinds of equipment that use fame are usually black or are called Dark 'something'. You can't fame someone until you're lv 15. You can only use your fame once a day. And you can only fame the same person once a month. Higher-level players like to buy fame. They may offer you 1 - 6k for your fame. If you need money, sell your fame. Currently the normal price for fame is 5k. People may also offer items for fame such as 20 leathers or 4 ores. To fame someone for items or money, right-click them and select 'View Info', then press 'Request Trade'. Keep the Info box open. When they accept your trade, and agree to give you the money or items for your fame, you click the Orange Up Arrow to increase their fame, while the trade box is still open. Then they will give you your money. Press the Orange 'Trade' button to accept their money or items Fame nor LUK has nothing to do with rare item drops. ---------------------------- 5.5 Trading ---------------------------- To request a trade with someone right-click them and View Info, click on 'Request Trade'. If someone requests a Trade with you, be nice and say 'Hi' or 'Hello'. Responding with 'Yes?' or 'What?' just seems rude to me. Good places to buy or sell items are at towns. The best town for this is Perion. Visit Perion Channel 1 for the biggest market, here it may be hard to click on people, so instead type '/trade username' to trade with someone. Visit Perion Channel 1 and just watch everybody trade. Sometimes you'll see the prices of various items. Occasionally these prices will be over the top. But just watch for a few minutes while you regain your health and you will learn alot about trading and prices. It's not a bad idea to do this every now and again after you reach lv 30. If Perion Channel 1 is too full, try Channel 2. ============================ 6 QUEST ADVICE ============================ After you've done these quests, there are plenty more which are only accessible by reaching a certain level. Visit www.maplesea.com for more quests (shows more quests than mapleglobal). Strangely, all these quests are pretty hard for the level that you can begin them at, except John's quest. For all the others, you'll have to level-up alot more to finish them without help. You'll probably be lv 25+ when you finish all of them... :/ ---------------------------- 6.1 Quests For Beginners ---------------------------- Fixing Blackbull's House ---------------------------- Talk to Blackbull in Perion. Items Needed: 30 Branches, 50 Firewoods. Prize: lv 15 Steel Shield (most times) or a lv 25 Triangular Shield. Branches will be easy to get from Stumps. Firewood can be found from Axe Stumps and Dark Axe Stumps. Don't go for the Dark Axe Stumps they have 550 HP. If you're a warrior, try this quest at lv 14, so that you have a shield for lv 15. All other classes, don't worry about this quest until you can kill Axe Stumps easily. The shields can only be used by Warriors. If you're not a warrior, you can sell the lv 15 shield to a shop for 3k. The lv 25 shield should be sold to a warrior because it can't be bought from any store in Victoria Island. ---------------------------- 6.2 Quests For Level 15+ ---------------------------- Maya and the Weird Medicine ---------------------------- Talk to Maya in the Mushroom House in Henesys Needed: 20 Octo Legs, 50 Squishy Liquids, 50 Leaves, 40 Charms of Undead Prize: level 25 Brown Bamboo Hat Since you can't use the prize until lv 25, you can take your time. You'll need to travel a lot for this quest, Maya will want you to get Medicine by talking to Teo in Lith Harbour, He'll tell you to go see someone else and so on ... :/ Octos are found near Kerning City, Leaves are dropped by Dark Stumps found near Perion, Squishy Liquid dropped by Slimes. Charms of Undead are dropped by Undead Mushrooms found in the Ant Tunnel in the Dungeon, they are not easy to kill by low-level players. Luke the Security Guy ---------------------------- Talk to Luke at the Entrance to the Dungeon from Henesys. Items Needed: 1 Bowl of Salad, 10 Stirge Wings, 100 Jr. Necki Skins Prize: 1 Refined Jewel at random (Diamond if you're lucky) This quest is tough! There is no time limit on quests. Most Magicians, Thieves, Bowmen can't hit the Jr. Necki until lv 27+. Warriors will have to wait even longer. Jr Neckis are little green snakes, found in the Subway, Sewer, and in some parts of the Dungeon. Stirges are purple bats found in the Subway and Deep Ant Tunnel. Bowl of Salad can be bought (A Use Item) from the 24Hr Shop in the Deep Ant Tunnel. John's Pink Flower Basket ---------------------------- Talk to John in Lith Harbour Items Needed: at least 10 Pink Viola Flowers Prize: 30 Screws This is the first of MANY jumping quests. If you can become good at this quest, you'll be able to do all the other jumping quests. So have patience and practice a lot, when you get tired, take a break, fight some monsters, then practice some more. Pink Viola's can't be traded. Buy a couple of Return Scrolls to Lith Harbour at Lith Harbour. Go to Sleepywood, then buy some Sleepywood Return Scrolls from the Sauna and talk to the Mysterious Statue. After getting the flowers (double-click on them), scroll back to Lith, give the flowers to John. If you didn't get 10 flowers, scroll back to Sleepywood and do it again. NOTE: buying the Scrolls is optional, you can walk if you're too tight! After you complete the quest, you can go to the Mysterious Statue and do the jumping quest again and again. Each time you reach the flowers you'll randomly receive 2 mineral ores (no gold). When you reach lv 30, you'll no longer be able to receive the 2 ores from the Forest of Patience Stages 1 & 2. You'll have to do John's lv 30 quest instead, where you'll do Stages 3 & 4. Nella and Kerning City Citizen's Requests ---------------------------- Talk to Nella in Kerning City Request 1: 1000 Mesos, 50 Green Mushroom Caps, 50 Bubbling's Huge Bubbles Request 2: 5 Processed Woods, 5 Screws Request 3: 100 Octopus Legs, 1 Pure Water. Prize 1: 50 Lemons Prize 2: 100 Cakes Prize 3: level 20 Gloves for your job Bubblings are in the Subway in Kerning City. The Bubblings may be difficult to kill. Try this quest at lv 19, maybe even lv 25. When you complete the first request, talk to Nella repeatedly, don't leave until she gives you the second request. (Just keep clicking on her, don't listen to her lies!) Talk to JM From Tha Streetz and select 'Create Materials' to find out how to make Processed Wood and Screws. You probably won't have the materials to make screws, so either do John's Flower Quest to get 30 screws, or buy them off people for 1.5k or 2k each. Talk to Nella repeatedly after completing the second request. Pure Water can be bought at Sleepywood or 24Hr Shop in the Ant Tunnel. Octos can be found at both Kerning City Construction Sites and near the Kerning City Entrance to the Dungeon Forest. When you reach lv 25, Nella will have 3 more requests for you. =========================================================================== 7 CLOSING =========================================================================== I hope this FAQ answered your questions and that you gained a lot of good tips to get you started. Please tell your friends about this FAQ ;) Feel free to email me and please tell me where you found my guide. Have fun playing Maple! fillet2 Version Changes ---------------------------- 1.20 Added corrections from Pan2005 Added note to John's quest and tip in 5.5 Trading Moved some stuff from 2.3 Items to 4 PARTIES Deleted some simple stuff to make FAQ shorter Shortened Table Of Contents and added FAQ 1.25/1.26 Minor changes Thanks ---------------------------- - lilkrndude146 for spelling errors and adding a couple of tips. - Pan2005 for corrections and additonal info. - Blackflames93 for corrections. - And thanks to the following sites for posting this FAQ. GameFAQs - www.gamefaqs.com NeoSeeker - www.neoseeker.com Hidden Street - www.hidden-street.net DLH.Net - dlh.net Maplegods - www.freewebs.com/maplegods GamerHelp - gamerhelp.com