So it’s been awhile since you last played or perhaps, it’s your first time playing MapleStory and you ask: “I have no mesos, what do I do?” Now, there’s different ways to go about it – some require grinding for specific gear while others is doing certain quests that gives out valuable items.
My number one tip is to ask around other people and checking up on all the events for items worth holding on-to.
- Pick up everything and I do mean everything!
- Learn to merchant properly. Learn which items are worth selling i.e. all of the Scrolls for ATT 60%.
An easy way to earn some couple of millions are through different quests giving out different items. One of my all-time favourite quest items are Scroll for Gloves for ATT 60% which sells at 5-10m depending on the buyer. So from doing just a couple of quests you’ll be close to your first 100,000,000 mesos.
Scroll for Gloves for ATT 60%
|Level req.||Quest Name|
|40||To the New World|
|45||Jane the Alchemist|
|55||Captain Lord Pirate|
|60||Peace At Eos Tower|
|85||Eliminating Blue Mushmom|
|30*||Ludibrium Party Quest (Rare chance as reward)|
|40*||Amoria Party Quest (Very rare chance as reward)|
*Party Quest and therefor not always guaranteed (Scroll for Gloves for ATT 60%).
Another great way for making mesos are hunting monsters for particular drops i.e. Master Death Teddies which drops the Angelic Blessing Recipe. I’ve added a table here showing you some common monsters to hunt and for what item.
|Item||Monster Suggestions (Level)|
|Angelic Blessing Recipe||Triple Rumo (82) / Snack Bar (85) / Master Death Teddy (116)|
|Scroll for Gloves Attack Scroll 60%||Mixed Golem (26) / Officer Skeleton (35) / Jr. Yeti (45) / Giant Centipede (108) / Snowman (122)|
|Chaos Scroll 60%||Copper Drake (50) / Wild Kargo (60) / Captain (105) / Hankie (107) / Snowman (122)|
With the introduction of familiars there’s two particular ones you should be interested in, Big Spider (level 72) and Mutant Ribbon Pig (level 168) – each* giving off an additional +60% increase on item and meso drop-rate.
*Note! Only one familiar can be active at the same time!
Bosses are a great way when looking for monster drops. It can be anything from scrolls, equipment and even mastery books! The big three bosses worth doing is Zakum, ‘Scarlion and Targa’ and Horntail. Of course, the rest are absolutely great but they are very equipment-dependant.
For this chapter I recommend my other guide, ‘Merchanting in MapleStory‘.
For example, October 2012 there’s several Halloween-events that’s running, each giving out different kind of items. One of them is the Presidential Election Events that gives out three different chairs at the end of the chain: Presidential Elephant Chair, Presidential Donkey Chair, and Head of State Chair (rare). The first two during the event sells for 150,000,000 mesos. That’s 150m right off the bat! But! Seeing as this is a one-time opportunity to obtain these chairs – imagine what would happen if you waited half a year to sell them to precious collectors? You’re most likely looking at 5-10x the amount.
The whole idea with trading event items is finding out which items are useful in the long-run. For example, some equipment might be seasonal such as snowboards while others – not so much. Collectible items such as chairs always sells like butter due to their rarity, especially if you hold on to them. Just keep in mind that seasonal equipment are only sellable until the next season until they’re rendered useless once more.
Expect more updates soon!