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RED is an update following Cygnus Returns.[1] It is unveiled in MapleStory 1st Festival at COEX on May 19, 2013. The update is an acronym of "Revolution, Evolution, Delight".

Part 1: 1st Impact

Overhauled Explorers

Functionality

  • New mastery booksMastery Book 20 and Mastery Book 30, have replaced separate books, allowing players to obtain a Mastery Book of their choice.
    • Classes no longer require skill-specific skill books; they will be automatically learned upon advancing to 4th job. This includes Hero's Will.
    • The new Mastery Books include Maple Warrior
    • Books obtained from the new Mastery Books have a 100% success rate.
    • Both books are sold by Luna in Henesys or Illiad in Leafre.
      • Mastery Book 20 costs 7 million mesos.
      • Mastery Book 30 costs 10 million mesos.
    • Dual Blades’ 2nd~3rd job skills that require mastery books can be obtained through the Dual Blade Training Book. This book is sold by Taeha in Kerning City's Secret Garden for 100,000 mesos.

Other Additions and Changes

  • Profession Revamp
    • Level 11 (Craftsman) and Level 12 (Meister) was added to Professions. 
    • Players can now simultaneously learn mining and herbalism. 
    • New items can be created when reaching Level 11 or 12.
      • Alchemists are able to craft new potions and extractors. 
      • Players with Accessory Crafting are able to craft new accessories and Flame of Reincarnation (KMS only).
      • Players with Smithing are able to craft new cubes and new Level 145 Meister weapons. 
  • Maple Mileage System
    • Allows characters to fund 30% of Cash Shop items when completing certain tasks (KMS only).

Part 2: Child of God

  • New Feature: Auction House
    • Similar to GMS's Maple Trade System (MTS), with searching and sorting functions, purchasing with mesos and auction capabilities. 
    • A limit of 5 items can be placed on the Auction House at one time. 
  • New Class: Zero
    • The Child of God, Zero, starts at level 100 and has two personae, Alpha and Beta. 
  • New Area: Mirror World (Shadow Temple)
    • A new area, created by the Black Mage, has been added for Zero's storyline. It features renewed background music and 'mirrors' the Maple World.
  • Other features:
    • Customizable training areas
    • Premium Hunting

Part 3: Kritias

  • New Area: Kritias
    • Kritias is a world merged area with high-level monsters. 
  • New Major Boss: Hekaton (1 vs 100)
  • Real-time PvE system, Commander's Invasion
  • Bamon's League

Addition to RED update[2][3]

Trivia

  • GMS changed the third part of RED, from Delight to Defiance. This was due to the lack of connection with the other update names.
  • GMS will receive the Trade Republic of Commerci area, an expansion to the Dawnveil region.

Gallery 

Availability of RED
Korea Japan China Taiwan Global SEA
Available Available Available Available Available Available

References

  1. RED comes after Sengoku Era in MSEA.
  2. ver. 1.2.199 Update. KMS. Retrieved 14 October 2017. This update was originally not part of the RED update, but was added as an addition to it.
  3. Update Information. KMS. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
Update Patches
*Based on Korean MapleStory timeline and title
Year
Title
2010

MapleStory Big Bang Big Bang (July) MapleStory Chaos Chaos (December)

2011

MapleStory Jump! Jump! (March) MapleStory Legends Legends (July) MapleStory Advance of the Union Advance of the Union (October) MapleStory Justice Justice (December)

2012

MapleStory Tempest Tempest (July) MapleStory Unlimited Unlimited (December)

Exclusive

MapleStory Mark of Honor Mark of Honor (July)

2013

MapleStory Cygnus Returns Cygnus Returns (January) MapleStory RED RED (July) MapleStory FLY FLY (September) MapleStory You & I You & I (December)

Exclusive

MapleStory Season2 Season 2 (April) MapleStory Spark Spark (July)

2014

MapleStory Star Force Coordinator's Touch: Star Force (July) Maple Ice & Burn Maple Ice & Burn (December)

2015

MapleStory GiSeungJeon12 Giseungjeon12 (February) MapleStory Reboot Reboot (June) MapleStory Heroes of Maple Heroes of Maple (November)

2016

MapleStory V V (June) MapleStory Beyond Beyond (December)

2017

Nova Logo Nova (June)

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