Maple Story Guide: How to get Mesos
This guide is ONLY for people who are UNfunded. If you are funded, you might find this guide useless since you already have a character with lots of mesos. However, you are always welcome to follow this guide to get even richer.
This guide was made to help people gain mesos. Everyone wants to be rich but people do stupid things to get rich that actually will make them poor. This guide will not gaurentee to make you rich to the point you can buy anything you want but it will get you richer than before.
Some people dislike hunting because it wastes money and slows down your leveling speed. That is because they do not know how to hunt EFFICIENTLY. However, if know how to hunt, you can get rich (based on your luck) really fast. Hunting is like gambling. A person who hunts will level WAY slower than a person who trains. That person will also spend much more money than the other. But the reward for the person who hunts is WAY better than the person who trains.
Mesos Making for Low Levels (lvl 30 or below)
How to save Maplestory money
There are many ways to save money. The most common way people came up with is to spend less pots while leveling. Lets say you are a warrior and you spend about 100 white pots per level power training. If you conserve your hp pots by resting on a safe spot for your hp to recharge, you will spend 0 white pots and only mana pots (if you use any special attacks). You have just saved 100 * 320 = 32k per level on pots ONLY. For mages, this goes with mp. However, this is NOT recommended if you want to level fast for your 2nd job advance. This is an inefficient way of leveling. Also, the money you spend on pots will probably break even from monster's mesos and drops.
Distributing your ap points can save you tons of MapleStory meso. For warriors and mages, putting points into hp recov/mp recov will save you money from buying pots. Saving points for special attacks (lucky 7, magic claw, double arrow, power slash, etc) also will allow you to spend less pots (example: lvl 10 lucky 7 wastes 8 mp but lvl 11 wastes 11 mp and you only get a lil more damage out of it, so save the next 10 points and put them at the end).
Another way to save money is to buy cheaper equipments. For example, a sin with 4 subis and 2 wolbis wants to get better stars to deal more damage. He goes and buy 4 mokbis and 2 icicles. He deals more damage after the stars but spend more than a million mesos. Why not just stick to your subis and wolbis? At your current level, str/int/luk/dex/matk/watk will not increase your damage to the point you can 2 hit somthing that is 5 levels higher than you. So why bother wasting money on that? Remember, don't waste money IS saving money.
How to gain money
Gaining money could be fun and enjoyable. There are three ways to gain MapleStory money: getting drops, doing quests, and buying/trading MapleStory items.
Getting drops: Dropping rate is random. There are no tricks to this. This is based on your luck. If you are lucky, you get more drops. If you are unlucky...too bad for you. I can do nothing about it. If you get less drops than others, don't complain or whine. You are simply unlucky. Besides, getting drops is not the only way to make money. However, you can get better drops than others from different types of monsters that will improve your mesos gain per drop.
Doing Quests: Quests are fun to do (for some people at least). I love doing quests. It is fun and you get good mesos/items out of it. Here are some quests that give you decent mesos/items/exp.
Nella and Kerning City Citizens Request #1
Nella and Kerning City Citizens Request #2
Pia and the Blue Mushroom
Shumi's Lost CoinCamila's Gem
Sabitrama and the Diet Medicine
Mystery of Niora Hospital
Jane and the Wild Boar
Shumi's Lost Bundle of Money
Toy Soldier's Walnut
Buying/Trading Items: A very important skill that everyone should learn. This could make you as rich as a lvl 70 person if you do it right. First you buy an item that is cheap, then you sell it for high! It is that easy! But this will waste most of your time gathering information on the average price of items, sellers, and buyers. This is not highly recommended if you are still at a low level (due to low amount of mesos).
Leveling areas that will make you rich
From level 10-20 level at slimes, or pigs if you are in the late 20s
From level 20-30 level at bubblings, octopus, green mushrooms, horn mushrooms, tricksters, brown teddy, drum bunny.
Hunting for Low Levels (lvl 30 or below)
How to hunt efficiently
Always, I mean always, hunt monsters that are no more than 3 levels above your level (for below lvl 30 people). Why? First, your accuracy sucks. Most of the you will be missing against high level monsters. Second, your damage sucks. Last, you will not make that much more mesos out of hunting than training, so why bother? You can hunt with a party of 2 or 3, but that is very uncommon. Infact, I rarely see ANY lvl 30 or below people hunting at...lets say evil eyes. They will lose tons of money and the drops aren't that great. For people who want to hunt at higher monsters like fireboars or curse eyes, YOU WILL GET RAPED. DON'T GO THERE YOU WILL WASTE TONS OF POTS, EXP, AND TIME.
Places to hunt
For level 10-20 hunt at pigs (around 10-13), octopus (around 13-17), bubblings and green mushrooms (around 17-20).
For level 20-30 hunt at dark axed stumps and undead mushrooms (around 20-23), wild boars and evil eyes (around 23-27), brown teddy, tricksters and drum bunny (around 27-30).
Pros: More mesos, better drops (if you get lucky)
Cons: VERY slow leveling, low damage, terrible accuracy, waste of money, a high chance of dying.
My recommendation is to get to lvl 30 as fast as possible before even think of hunting. Low level people shouldn't hunt due to their terrible accuracy and damage. Most people would like to get to 2nd job as fast as they can. Until then hunting is very boring and ineffecient.
Mesos Making for High Levels (lvl 30 or above)
How to save money
Basically the same thing with the previous one for low levels, except now you have more money and can buy scrolls and more expensive items. Scroll for weapon could cost up to 800k and scroll for armor could cost up to 4 mil! Scrolling items can be highly rewarded but also devastating. A lucky person might get a 10% glove atk on his/her first try and perfect scroll the rest of the slots with 60%s. An unlucky person might end up with only 1 or 2 60%s to work. The cost for a 60% glove atk is at least 2 mil, 2 * 5 = 10 mil. If only 1 or 2 worked, the price of the glove will go down to as low as 1 mil for the 2 atk and 3 mil for the 4 atk. That is a HUGE lost of money and it might happen to anyone. Yes that means you too. I had an experience when I wanted to get a 10% glove for dex to work on a clean wg, so i purchased 32 10% glove dex and made 32 wg (around 3.5 mil). None of the scrolls worked. Don't try your luck with scrolls UNLESS you are rich enough to buy all your weapons/equipments and your scrolls and still have leftovers for another set of equipements and pots. Rather than trying your luck, you can always buy a prescrolled weapon/armor. People tend to sell them for more than the total cost of the equipement and scrolls (if it is decent scrolled) because they got the scrolls to work. Save up your money and buy a GOOD prescrolled armor/weapon that will last you for at least 5 levels. This way you can level up faster and be able to actually sell your item due to high demands for prescrolled items.
How to gain MapleStory money
Now you are past the first job you should have no problem getting money to afford pots. However, if you want decent weapons and equipments you better know how to gain money or else it will take you ages to get your dream weapon and equipment. Ways of gaining money I've already mentioned in my previous paragraphs are buy/sell, scrolling, quests, and getting drops. All the above 30 quests are mostly profeitable. Trading is a bit different from below level 30. Now you have enough money to invest on better items such as scrolled weapons/equipments, scrolls, ores, and quest items.
If you don't gain money, don't give up. My opinion, level 30-40 is the HARDEST and MOST BORING period of levels. You will depend on drops from evil eyes, boars, fire boars, jr kitties, and curse eyes (exluding the ludi monsters because I do not know their level of efficiency of training) and they drop barely any good equipments that will make you rich. From level 40 to 50, training might still get dull, but the drops aren't as bad. Now, from level 50 to 60 you will notice that you will gain a HUGE amount of money from drops. From level 30-40 I barely made a million, level 40-50 around 3 million, level 50-60 30 million. My point is if you think you are not getting rich from level 30-50, bare the hardships, because after that period you will find your wallet overflooded with mesos.
Leveling areas that will make you rich
From level 30-40 level at brown teddy, drum bunny, fire boars, jr kitties, dark letties, lorangs, latz, pink teddy, Roloduck, Tick, Panda Teddy, Chronos
From level 40-50 level at fire boars, copper drakes, jr pepes, lunar pixies, chronos, zombie lupins, tick tock, Platoon Chronos, Tobo
From level 50-60 level at drakes, clang, umti, wraiths, jr yeti, kitties, hectors, lunar pixies, Platoon Chronos, Master Chronos, Tobo, Master Robo
From level 60-70 level at cargos, tauromacis, dark stone gollems, yetis, white pangs, Soul Teddy, Master Soul Teddy, Buffy, Lazy Buffy
From level 70+ level at...anywhere you want (except for bains, thantos, gatekeeper, Papulatus until 80/90 ish)
Hunting for High Levels (lvl 30 or above)
How to hunt efficiently
Hunt monsters that you can kill within 5 hits that usually have low kb or speed from level 30-60. 70+ you can hunt any monsters you want as long as you don't get killed within 3 hits. Party would be REALLy helpful for hunts. Always have a cleric or an assasin in your party, or both in a big hunt.
Places to hunt
Some places to hunt for level 60 or below are yetis, dark yetis, cargos, tauromacis, taurospears, werewovles, Soul Teddy, Master Soul Teddy, Buffy, Lazy Buffy, Klock, Lucidias, Cerebes
Places to hunt for level 60+ are tauromacis, yetis, dark yetis, Lucidias, Cerebes, ynp, dark ynp, werewolves, lycanthropes, jr rog, c rog, Buffoon, dark klock, deep buffroon, bains, Ghost Pirate, death teddy, master death teddy, dual ghost pirate, Spirit Viking, Phantom Watch, Grim Phantom Watch, Gigantic Spirit Viking, Thantos, Gatekeeper
Pros: way better drops than regular training, fun, more mesos per monster
Cons: wastes time, spends more money on pots than regular training, chance of dying