RED, Revolution, Evolution, Delight (Defiance in GMS) is an update following Cygnus Returns ( Mark of Honor in SEA). It is unveiled in MapleStory 1st Festival at COEX on May 19, 2013.
Part 1: 1st Impact
All Explorers (except for Cannoneers and Dual Blades) are completely overhauled, and given their own storyline.
Cannoneers and Dual Blades are now considered normal Explorers.
Their Cash Shop inventories are now shared with all other explorer classes.
Phantoms are now able to steal their skills.
Open Advancement: Allows Explorers to switch jobs within their class.
Requires one to be at level 101 and 4th job.
Requires one to pay a certain amount of Coins or Mesos. If one has enough Coins, it is used instead.
Every change increases the amount of coins/mesos needed.
One can only change jobs once a day.
One can only change jobs in their specific class (e.g. Warrior Paladin can switch to Dark Knight but Paladin cannot switch to Thief Dual Blade).
All Skill Points are reset upon switching.
Mastery Books used before switching will be reset.
Ability Points will switch when a job uses a different Stat (e.g. Buccaneer, whose primary stat is Strength, will switch to Dexterity upon changing to a Corsair).
A Link Skill is obtained if the target job has a Link Skill. However, when switched back, the Link Skill is lost (e.g. switching to Cannoneer provides its Link Skill but switching to Buccaneer or Corsair results losing said Link Skill).
After switching jobs, a Level 100 weapon box for that class is received.
New mastery books, Mastery 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
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
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 into the Auction House at one time.
The Child of God, Zero, starts at level 100 and has two personae, Alpha and Beta.
New Area: (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.
Customizable training areas
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
MapleStory can be linked with mobile devices.
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 recieve the Trade Republic of Commerci area, an expansion to the Dawnveil region.
History of MapleStory shown at COEX
MapleStory RED reveal at COEX
Child of God teaser video
MapleStory RED Official Trailer
MapleStory RED introductory video
Child of God introduction video Part 1
Child of God Introduction video Part 2
Child of God TV Commercial
Availability of RED