Work in Progress (Though given the nature of my leave, i'm not sure if i'll finish this)
This guide contains various parts of the forums where you can find useful information.
Note 1: Some guides may be inaccurate and/or outdated. Sticked guides are much more trustworthy, if applicable.
QUESTIONS THAT CANNOT BE ANSWERED: (Entirely or Partially)
Q: Why is (insert class here) restricted?
A: Well, there's not a 100% correct answer, but there are a couple theories, one is that nexon hates us and does it to screw with us, the second one is that Nexon is trying (and failing horribly) at preventing bandwagons, and the third one is that the class wants to be kept unique by nexon / to stop bandwagon of an op class. WE announce when classes are going to be restricted on the forums, often a month in advance or more (sometimes less)
Q: When is (insert class here) coming back for creation?
A: If we were time-transcending, fortune telling gypsies, we'd tell you, but the answer is, we really have no clue. A class is restricted for quite some time, however; an announcement will be released when a class returns to the main server.
Q: When is (insert class here) coming into main server?
A: USUALLY patches are on Wednesdays of the 1 week or 2 weeks after the release of content into KMST (test server) (if you're on the west side of the international date line, the next day if you're on the east) sometimes patches will be on the next Tuesday (rarely) New KMS patch notes a while after it was released in KMST is a pretty good sign that patch is arriving into main server. (however, if a main patch is done and then another is done after, it's usually a bug-fix/stability patch)
Q: When is my account going to be given to me / When is my application going to be checked?
A: WE have NO idea. wait times heavily differ but are usually based on the current time of year / content being released / The # on the pending for account list you are on (which is right here: http://leafre.net/forumdisplay.php?65-Pending)
The app checker(s) do apps on their own schedule, though they'll try to finish checking over apps on their own schedule (whatever is convenient for them)
Q: What Class should i play / which class is the best in kms?
Spoiler. this is going to be alot.
The Getting Started Guide and Other sticked threads new members should see
Not sure where to start off? start here!; The getting started guide and the Forest of beginning!
Getting Started Guide: http://leafre.net/showthread.php?7-G...-Started-Guide
Also view the sticked threads in the forest of beginning here: http://leafre.net/forumdisplay.php?2...t-of-Beginning
DO NOT ASK WHERE/HOW TO OBTAIN KSSNS. IT WILL RESULT IN A PERMA BAN.
Ugh. Nexon won't let me register for their game, and I have no idea what to do now, this language looks like broken pineapples.
Fret not, check out the Registration guide: http://leafre.net/showthread.php?116...-April-26-2012
If that didn't help you, post a thread in Registration help: http://leafre.net/forumdisplay.php?20-Registration-Help
OH shoot! My KMS client won't work, I tried everything and i'm not quite sure what to do anymore... fear not, any problems related to the technology of today (such as Hackshield, Ahnlab, Etcetc) are posted in the sticked threads here: Tech Help! http://leafre.net/forumdisplay.php?36-Tech-Help
Patch files / hackshield folders and the like are here also.
Ugu. I Need other types of help / too embarrassed to post about my issues 'cause it makes me look newbie.
Aww. Don't feel that way, we're here to help (we meaning all staff, i'm not quite sure about members)
but if you need private support for basically any reason (usually regarding accounts): http://leafre.net/forumdisplay.php?81-Support
Where do i find prepatchers?
Usually under Korean Maplestory Announcements -> Patch, some may also be sticked on the forum chatbox.
What's going on in forums/KMST/KMS?
What's going on Leafre Forums/Forum events: http://leafre.net/forumdisplay.php?6-Forum-News
What's going on in KMS (KMS news, if you go to the front page, you can choose which section you want, events, patch notes, patches [with free prepatchers to make patching easier] Maintance/Server offline times, and other news): http://leafre.net/forumdisplay.php?7...-Announcements
What's going on in KMST (Note: KMST may not be completely accurate about the entire contents of a patch when it arrives the regular server, but a very good indicator of what is to be expected): http://leafre.net/forumdisplay.php?7...-Announcements
Got a question about where to level/Classes?
Visit the Drill hall section today! http://leafre.net/forumdisplay.php?31-Drill-Hall (this the the general section)
In the front page, there's various sections for specific types of classes. Remember that Demon slayers are considered resistance, and Cannoners/Cannon Shooters are considered adventurers. Mikhails are considered to be Cygnus Knights. Heroes are considered to be Luminous, Aran, Evan, Mercedes, and Phantom.
Adventures: (Includes Cannoners / Cannon Shooters) http://leafre.net/forumdisplay.php?32-Adventurer
Cygnus Knights: (some are outdated, however): http://leafre.net/forumdisplay.php?33-Knights-of-Cygnus
Heroes (Includes Luminous, Aran, Evan, Mercedes, Phantom) http://leafre.net/forumdisplay.php?34-Heroes
Resistance (Includes Demon Slayers): http://leafre.net/forumdisplay.php?35-Resistance
Various Other Guides
Other guides that aren't in other sections or don't belong in just one section: http://leafre.net/forumdisplay.php?54-Guides
Entries on usually KMS mechanics (not the class, the actually technological term): http://leafre.net/wiki.php
Translation help / Translation guides
Gah. i can't read this language, what does (insert korean text here) mean?
Have no fear of the language! Linguistic people or somewhat Linguistic people (in my case) have translated various parts of the game for your convenience! http://leafre.net/forumdisplay.php?38-Translation-Help (Translation Help Section)
You can also ask for help by opening a new thread, but pretty much almost everything is translated here.
Where can I sell my Stuff?
DO NOT SELL/TRADE/EXCHANGE/GIVE AWAY ACCOUNTS. READ THE STICKY THREAD FOR MORE INFO.
You can sell pretty much everything except accounts here: http://leafre.net/forumdisplay.php?39-Free-Market
How do I make Mesos / what's the best way to make Mesos / How do i make Mesos at my level?
Note: Items that aren't sold to NPCs can be sold in free market, which is a portal in every town (profession town is also accessible) using either the all chat key advertsiing the item + price in korean, (see sticked guides in translation help section) or through nx merchants (either self or house merchants) in the fm rooms, the merchant technique allows you a better chance to sell for higher; all prices listed here may be outdated or could sell for higher/lower; it's just what i've known people will buy it for at the time. Browse FM to get a general grip on what prices are for what. Price estimates are without merchants unless specified.
Okay, here's the truth, and i'm going to say it bluntly, it all starts with this first method, without this method, you'll never get anywhere.
Method 1: The good old fashioned way (aka pressing the "z" key)
Prerequisites: the ability to attack, items/money on the floor, a character to play, adequate inventory space (for method 1.5)
How to: go to a map with monsters in it, kill monsters, walk over to drops, press z key. Wash, rinse, and repeat.
Yield: Various, usually gets higher as level of mobs get higher.
Once you hit level 30, do herbalism/alchemy, it will save you LOTS OF MONEY on pots. and I mean a LOT. So much, that if you don't do it, you won't survive without it.
Method 1.5: NPC, TAKE MY ITEMS
Prerequisites: items to sell from Method 1 or items your gracious and loving friends have given you
How to: walk into a town or other place with a store NPC. click on store NPC. on the right, there should be a list of your items in your inventory (it's default is on the equip slot) and if you double-click on the items and press the button, you'll be able to sell the item; click on the tabs (see img4) for the respective slots in your inventory. Sell almost everything you don't need in Equip, use, and Etc, don't worry about other 2.
Method 2.0: Selling Eye of Fires (item needed to summon zakum)
Prerequisites: atleast level 50, recommended to have 5k+ hp or skills that bypass physical damage (Ex: Dark Sight for thieves) advanced jump questing skills almost required. (without the use of teleporting/jump/speed increasing skills; rush type skills are also not allowed) good mobing recommended. 3 ETC spaces required.
How to: Talk to your 3rd job instructor in the building at El nath, pres the orange button (left) when it pops up. Go right (and up if you can)
then, you should hit a place where you can't go further, and there should be an npc with a lanturn. Make party, then talk to him and select the first option. This'll start first stage (you can do this with multiple people, which makes it alot faster) I will not explain the whole process; please google or youtube zakum prequests guide.
Next, do second stage, which is the jump quest stage; if you accidentally press first, do it again, otherwise you can't do second stage.
After that, Collect 30 hector tails (for 5 eofs; you need to do one of each stage to get those 5; you can also do this stage in advance, just go all the way right from main town, you should hit an area filled with them)
press the 3rd option again, and then you should receive your Eofs.
Yield: about 5 eofs, which sell for about 500k-1m each; takes about anywhere from 16-20 minutes to an hour (alone, first estimate is with pro jq skills, second is with average) to a really long time (if you suck at jq)
Method 3.0: MP farming
Prerequisites Level: 60-94 and then 135 and up, recommended to have a party of 6 with moves that have multiple hits, party members should be fairly close to each other in terms of level (not sure about exact range) 1 use (recomended more) slot and 1 etc slot
Note: LUCK BASED; Also a nice training spot if you have 6 people.
How to: In a main town, either do this
or find this npc.
press the left option, and you will be teleported (your channel may or may not change)
You'll be transported to lobby. make a party and add people around your level, or join use the party search function (default key: o)
If you're leader, go to the portal (which everyone applies to your level) and press up. select an option, and then MP will start.
Here's where the money comes in.
Sometimes, a special monster will appear, kill it, and whatever you do, DON'T DIE.
at the very end after you defeat the boss, you should be teleported to the bonus room. Use your move that does the most hits (not the most damage, but sometimes this is the case)
since only one mob will spawn at a time, use a 1 versus 1 skill.
Tactically place yourself, ie some at the top, the rest on bottom, and take advantage of ranged/mobile classes; they'll be able to cover more ground.
when you kill the monster (all hits will be 100's, regardless of critical) it will drop a box and another will spawn. take the box and repeat the process.
All members will receive the box if you have one free use space.
now, open the boxes in the use inventory.
Yield: Pendant of Greed (tradable through account, not sure if only once) , Scrolls for pendant of greed (untradeable?), potions (untradeable)
Untradable Regular Chaos Scroll 60% 1m-3m each (uncommon)
Mystery Mastery Book: around 3m merchant price. though you probably could get it for that much without it. (rare)
To sell the untradeable chaos scroll, you must posses the legendary spirit skill. find Eurek the Alchemist in some towns to pay a meso fee to obtain the skill ()
Once a deal is made, the owner will give you (borrow) the equip to scroll and possibly the money (unless you're doing pay by the success or fail, which puts a certain price on a failing scroll, and a higher price on a passing one)
click on the skill, which should be in beginner tab; then up the equip on it, then put the scroll (if a text box shows up, press the left one), then wait, a gauge will indicate if the scroll is done.
repeat if necessary, then give equip back to owner (NEVER EQUIP FOR THE USE OF UNTRADEABLE CHAOS, EVEN IF YOU ARE ABLE TO)
Method 4.0: Power Elixer / Elixer / Reindeer Milk / Sunset dew farming
Requirements: Practically 120 or up, unless soloing, people to boss with, who comply with the required level of said boss. Use Slots
Note: Zakum (level 50, boss level 110) is the best source for this, but cannot be soloed till later levels . Pap (level 125 in ludi clocktower) is the second best source. Hilla (Level 120) is the hardest and least effective for this.
How to: Take down bosses (twice a day) but you must prequests (except for hilla, google pap or zakum prequests for more help) pick up all the drops (or rather, all the drops you want) after you take down the boss successfully. pick up (see method 1.0): sell the potions you don't need/want to npcs (NEVER SELL POWER ELIXIRS OR ELIXIRS TO NPCS)
Yield: Various, depeding on how much you sell / how many bosses you do; the more you sell and the more bosses, the higher the payoff.
2 paps (selling only sunset dews): about 500k-600k
Reindeer milks sell for about 2,750 Meso each to Npcs.
Elixirs sell for about 3k-5k each
Power Elixirs (P.Elixirs) sell for about 5k-6k each