=============================================================================== Maple Story Party Quest FAQ Version 0.2.0 By PhQ Updated: 31/10/2005 =============================================================================== If you play on GMS Scania and want to thank me for making this or something, fame me, my IGN is PhQX. =============================================================================== 00. Table of Contents =============================================================================== 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 =============================================================================== 01. About Party Quests, Getting into a Party Quest, Tracking =============================================================================== 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. =============================================================================== 02. Stage 1 =============================================================================== 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. =============================================================================== 03. Stages 2-4 =============================================================================== 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. =============================================================================== 04. Final Stage =============================================================================== 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? =============================================================================== 05. Bonus Stage =============================================================================== 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. =============================================================================== 06. Exit, Rushing =============================================================================== 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. =============================================================================== 07. Leading a Party Quest =============================================================================== 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. =============================================================================== 08. Terminology =============================================================================== 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. =============================================================================== 09. Version History, Copyright and Credits =============================================================================== 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. - You will NOT ask me if you can post my FAQ on your shitty site hosted on a free host. Mininum requirement for your site is a domain name. I don't want my stuff on a shitty piece of shit made with Geocities Pagebuilder. - You will NOT send me chain letters, invitations to join your friend networks on some random Orkut ripoffs, invitations to download MSN messenger, or any 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.