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    Party Quest FAQ by PhQ

    Version: 0.2.0 | Updated: 10/31/05 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

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    Maple Story                                                     Party Quest FAQ
                                                                      Version 0.2.0
    By PhQ                                                      Updated: 31/10/2005
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    If you play on GMS Scania and want to thank me for making this or something,
    fame me, my IGN is PhQX.
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    00. Table of Contents
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    00. Table of Contents
    01. About Party Quests, Getting into a Party Quest, Tracking
    02. Stage 1
    03. Stages 2-4
    04. Final Stage
    05. Bonus Stage
    06. Exit, Rushing
    07. Leading a Party Quest
    08. Terminology
    09. Version History, Copyright and Credits
    
    
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    01. About Party Quests, Getting into a Party Quest, Tracking
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      Party Quests, which I shall occasionally call PQ's, are quests that you do
    with three other people. You must be atleast level 21 and at most level 30 to
    be able to do a party quest. The place where you can do a party quest is in
    Kerning City. Just go to the bottom-left area of the city, into the place with
    sewer pipes, an NPC called Lakelis and usually a huge amount of people trading
    stuff and talking about party quests. There you will usually find a party that
    is willing to take you with them. Sometimes people will even invite you when
    you go in there before you have chance to even ask to get into a party, espe-
    cially if you're a magician.
    Anyway, just go to Kerning City and start yelling 'Looking for PQ!' or
    something like that and someone is bound to invite you. Also, remember to leave
    your previous party if you're still in one when you start spamming for invites.
      To get inside the quest, your party's leader must click Lakelis. All of the
    following conditions must be met:
    - Your party has 4 members that are in Kerning City. (Party members outside of
    Kerning/offline don't
    count).
    - Everyone in the party is level 21-30.
    - Nobody on the same channel is currently doing a party quest.
      Some party is in middle of a PQ almost all the time so it might take you a
    good while before you can get in, especially during the rush hours, weekends
    and holidays.
      Now, you want to know when you're going to get in? Well, this is what
    tracking is for. When you or someone else sees who goes into the party quest
    and sees the username, (s)he can do a /find for that username and see what
    level the person is on. Simple, eh? Say, if user called PhQX was standing in
    Kerning, and he suddenly disappears along with three other people, you see that
    and decide to try tracking, you just type /find PhQX. If the /find result is
    something like 'Hidden Street: 1st accomdament - 1st Stage' user PhQX has
    gotten in to the party quest and you can keep doing a /find to see how far his
    party has gotten. Then, when you see that the party is in Final Stage, the
    leader should start clicking repeatedly.
    
    
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    02. Stage 1
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      When your screen suddenly goes black and you appear in a swamp, your party
    has gotten into the party quest. Yay! First, I recommend putting your chat mode
    to 'Party' so other members hear what you say even if they are on the other
    side of the map. Next, start moving to the right. Go to the very end of the map
    and talk to the NPC in there. Now, she will ask you a question. Possible
    questions and their answers are:
      Level to become magician                       8
      Level to become any other job                 10
      EXP needed to level 2 from level 1            15
      INT needed to become a magician               20
      DEX needed to become an archer or a thief     25
      STR needed to become a warrior                35
    If you get a large number and if you aren't very strong, ask for help. Anyway,
    to answer the question you will need to defeat Ligator enemies the stage is
    filled with and collect a correct number of Coupons which they drop. For
    example if your question is what level you need to become a magician, you need
    to collect 8 Coupons. Now, just go and start killing. The party leader doesn't
    have to do this, so (s)he usually has time to help others.
      Once you have correct amount of Coupons, just talk to the NPC again and you
    get a Pass. Give this Pass to the party leader. If others haven't finished and
    want/need help getting the Coupons they need, go help them.
      If someone dies, three people can still go on, but if two people die your
    party can't complete levels 2-4. The dead person goes to the Exit stage after
    reviving. (S)he can wait there or go back to Kerning to write down people's
    names for tracking them afterwards. If the leader dies, the party has failed
    and the entire party gets kicked out.
      When everyone has gotten their Pass, the party leader can open the portal to
    the next level. If one person has died, your party will only need 2 Passes to
    open the portal. When the leader opens the portal, everyone gets 100EXP.
    
    
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    03. Stages 2-4
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      Stages from 2 to 4 are so similar that they only need one section. Basically
    the idea in them is to guess a 'password' by having three of the party members
    stand somewhere. Usually the leader does the clicking and the rest of the party
    stands in the locations to guess the 'password'.
      In first level, three people have to hang from the vines and leader has to
    click the NPC in the right to try the combination. When you get to stage 2,
    just jump into a free rope and wait until a giant WRONG if your party has the
    wrong combination or giant CORRECT if the combination was right. Anyway, in the
    first level there are four combinations, in each one of them one rope is empty
    and other three have a person hanging from them. 200EXP for completing this
    one. Yay.
      Third level is another combination thingy with five platforms. People refer
    to them as 1-5, where the platform with 1 kitten is 1 and the one with 5
    kittens is 5. I recommend going through the combinations in numerical order,
    like this: 1-2-3, 1-2-4, 1-2-5, 1-3-4, 1-3-5, 1-4-5, 2-3-4, 2-3-5, 2-4-5,
    3-4-5. By doing that you will eventually get the correct combination. 400EXP
    for this level.
      Fourth level is even harder combination thing. In this one there are six
    barrels numbered from 1 to 6. Again, your party should go through the
    combinations in numerical order, like 1-2-3, 1-2-4, 1-2-5, 1-2-6, 1-3-4, etc.
    When you get the combination right, 800EXP and next level opens.
    
    
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    04. Final Stage
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      Final level is fighting again. Just jump down regardless of people telling
    you to "wait so monsters would spawn", it's a rumour. Anyway, after jumping you
    will fight two or three Curse Eyes. Each one drops a Pass. There is no need to
    worry about corner killing them anymore, that bug was fixed. Anyway, once the
    Curse Eyes are dead, go through the portal to the lower level. This time there
    are about six Jr. Neckis. They are quite fast and you may not be able to hit
    them. Each of them drops a Pass as well.
      After the Jr. Neckis comes the boss, the King Slime. It's a gigantic version
    of green slime that can hurt you normally by touching you, jump and stomp on
    the ground and do huge damage to you (Mages, beware @_@, make sure you have
    Magic Guard on), or summon a bunch of small green slimes. He has 8000HP so it
    might take you some time to kill him. After he dies, he drops one Pass and
    summons a bunch of small slimes. Go ahead and kill the small slimes regard-
    less of people telling you not to, this is another rumour.
      After King Slime, time to return to the top and to the portal in the right
    corner. Your party should have total of 10 passes, if not, you have failed to
    complete the quest. Sometimes some new monsters will spawn (I have seen this
    only once) even after killing King Slime so you might get a Pass from there.
    That seems to be extremely rare or possibly a bug. Anyway, if you have less
    than 10 Passes, click the NPC near the entrance to get out. If you have more,
    the portal to the bonus level will open. Before you can go through, click the
    NPC whom the leader talked to to open the portal and you will get your party
    quest prize. It is usually an earring, a scroll, potions or ores. Also,
    1500EXP for completing this level. After getting your prize, go through the
    portal.
    
    I wrote the amount of EXP from the final stage mistakenly as 1600EXP in the
    previous version. Curiously, and not pointing any fingers, this exact same
    mistake was repeated some time after my guide being posted on GameFAQs by
    people posting mini-guides on forums and some Maple Story websites. Strange,
    huh?
    
    
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    05. Bonus Stage
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      The bonus stage is a place filled mostly with Horny Mushrooms (Which are
    apparently supposed to be called Horned Mushrooms >_>) and some Green
    Mushrooms. They spawn quite fast so you can have some fun killing the
    Mushrooms. If you stay here for a long time people waiting outside might start
    whispering you telling you to get out because they want in themselves. When you
    want to leave, talk to the NPC in the right.
    
    
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    06. Exit, Rushing
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      Immediately when your party leader gets into the exit, the next party is able
    to get in. The exit is a place where party members who die during the PQ are
    thrown to. Rushing means getting out of the party quest quickly and running
    back to Lakelis and trying to get back in for second time in a row. Might work
    sometimes if there are not too many people, no one is using autoclick and if
    the leader is fast.
    
    
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    07. Leading a Party Quest
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      After doing several party quests you might want to lead one yourself. Just
    recruit three members for your party and go to Kerning. You will now have to
    click Lakelis to get inside. If you have track, ask someone to constantly track
    the people inside and tell you when they're on the final stage. Then start
    clicking like mad. If you want to be faster, position the window that opens
    above Lakelis so the OK button is directly above her so you don't have to move
    your mouse.
      On level one you don't have to collect a Pass. You should help people in your
    party who have difficulties killing Ligators or who need many Coupons. After
    you've received enough Passes, talk to the NPC in right and the portal to the
    next level opens. If you have extra Passes, don't worry, they won't disappear
    with the three Passes used to get through this level.
      On the next three levels you need to click the NPC in the right for each
    combination and the giant WRONG or CORRECT appears when you do so. Sometimes
    a party member might not have climbed high enough on the rope or is not
    standing in the center of a platform or barrel, if so, just tell them to do it
    right.
      On the final level you are responsible for picking up the Passes among with
    the usual killing. The last Pass from King Slime might be a pain in the ass to
    get when little slime buggers keep hurting you before you can pick it up.
    Anyway, when you have the 10 Passes, talk to the NPC in the right to open the
    portal.
      Remember that when the leader dies, the entire party is thrown out. If one of
    your members dies in level 1, you will have to replace him in the combination
    guessing levels.
    
    
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    08. Terminology
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    AC                            Acronym for Autoclick.
    Autoclick                     A program that is used to automatically click
                                  Lakelis to guarantee getting in to party quest.
    Cloto                         An NPC you need to click to advance in the party
                                  quest.
    Corner kill                   Killing a monster when its in a corner on the
                                  last level, causing it to not drop a pass.
    Coupon                        An item you need to collect on the first level of
                                  party quest.
    Curse Eye                     A monster you need to kill on the final level of
                                  party quest
    Jr.Necki                      A snake monster you need to kill on the final
                                  level of party quest.
    King Slime                    A giant slime in the last stage of party quest.
                                  It has 8000HP.
    Lakelis                       An NPC you need to click to get into the party
                                  quest.
    Ligator                       A green crocodile monster you need to defeat in
                                  the first level to get coupons.
    Pass                          An item you need to collect to advance in first
                                  and final stages.
    Track                         Name of a person currently doing the PQ. See
                                  tracking.
    Tracking                      Using the /find command to see what level someone
                                  is at in the party quest to be prepared for
                                  clicking when they are exiting.
    
    
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    09. Version History, Copyright and Credits
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    0.1.0 - 16751 bytes - 03/01/2005
    First version, typed during the 0.18 patch downtime. >_>
    
    0.2.0 - 16712 bytes - 31/10/2005
    Minor corrections, put in rest of the terminology section which I accidentally
    wiped.
    
    
    This file is  Copyright PhQ 2005. You may not post this file anywhere without
    my permission. You may not copy, reproduce, paraphrase or base your own work on
    any part of this file anywhere without permission.
    
    My email address... I'm wondering if I should post it at all. n00bs will
    probably fill my email with junk, but oh well. Before emailing me, you must
    read the following:
    - You will NOT ask me for hacks, bots, autoclickers or anything like that. Even
    if I had something like that, *cough*, I wouldn't give them to you.
    - You will NOT ask me for mesos, items or anything like that. I won't give you
    anything.
    - You will NOT ask me questions already answered in this file.
    - You will include word 'snarfoogle' in the email subject. This is to make sure
    you have actually read these emailing rules.
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    other annoying shit like that. If you do, I will probably bomb your email full
    of Goatse.
    
    Now that you have read the above emailing rules, my email address is phqexe at
    gmail.com
    
    
    This entire file is written by me.
    Thanks to:
    - All sites hosting this file.
    - People who have done party quests with me.
    - kingofxanth, Downaire, Sefiroth DarkBlade, maryolin, blazingarm0r and JJ Lam
    for corrections, theories and other things.
    
    My IGN is PhQX and I play Global Maple Story on Scania. I cannot do party
    quests with you because at the time of this writing my levels is in 70's. If
    you want, go ahead and fame me if you see me around.