MapleStory Live Cheats And Tips
Our beginner's guide to an adventurer's life.
Earlier today we reviewed Nexon Mobile's latest installment in its flagship gaming series, MapleStory Live. If you've grabbed the game but are struggling to get to grips with the basics, our beginner's guide has all the information you need.
Loot it, equip it
Before selling or throwing away an item, do make sure you're not giving up the opportunity to give your character a great gear upgrade. Tap the sword icon in the character screen and you can see all the items you have equipped. Compare the item in your bags with the item equipped, and hang on to the superior one.
No place like home
A pretty big shortcoming of MapleStory Live is that it doesn't do a great job of directing you towards your next objective. Sure, the quest information tells you what you need to do, but how on earth do you get there?
You'll need to find the flashing white portal in each area in order to get around the game and get stuck into the questing action. It's there somewhere on the screen. When you do reach a battle area, you need to be cautious in your combat at first, and learn the enemy attack patterns. Enemies re-spawn pretty quickly after killing them, but if necessary you can always portal out and back in to finish off your objectives.
Prepare for battle
There's nothing worse than setting out an adventure, only to have to meekly pop back to town to pick up the supplies you really should have bought before you left.
Melee fighters will want to make sure that they have plenty of health potions on them at all times. If you rely heavily on magic, than be sure to stock up on both health and mana potions.
Make yourself at home
The game assumes a lot of prior knowledge on the part of its players and doesn't seem catered to newcomers. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the interface. It's intimidating at first but reasonably intuitive once you've explored every option!
The one area the game excels at is holding your hand through the perils of stat distribution. If you like to go in all-guns-blazing, then opt for the Offensive stat preset. Prefer to play things a little more cautiously? Select Defensive so you can take a few more blows before perishing. The Balanced setting does exactly what you'd expect it to!
Once you feel like you've mastered the game you can look into building a bespoke character based on the knowledge you've gained. Stick to the presets for now though.