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==Guide for Permanent Beginners==
 
 
 
'''Perma Beginners''' (also known as '''Perma Noobs''', can be shortened farther to Pb or Pn) is short for the term "Permanent Beginners." Permanent Beginners do not make any job advancements. Instead, they spend their entire life as a [[Beginner]]. This article will explain the Perma-beginner, and to make a suceesful one.  Before you continue it is recommended for people to fulfill the following requirements:
 
'''Perma Beginners''' (also known as '''Perma Noobs''', can be shortened farther to Pb or Pn) is short for the term "Permanent Beginners." Permanent Beginners do not make any job advancements. Instead, they spend their entire life as a [[Beginner]]. This article will explain the Perma-beginner, and to make a suceesful one.  Before you continue it is recommended for people to fulfill the following requirements:
  
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*Sometimes harder to get into upper level PQs (Orbis, Pirate - <small>easy to get into KPQ and LPQ/LMPQ</small>).
 
*Sometimes harder to get into upper level PQs (Orbis, Pirate - <small>easy to get into KPQ and LPQ/LMPQ</small>).
  
Interested? If you want to be a Perma Beginner, continue reading.
+
==Top Beginners==
 
 
==Islander Pros & Cons==
 
'''Pros'''
 
*A unique job choice for any type of player.
 
*<s>After level 20 you'll have little to no need for Potions whatsoever.</s> (Post Big Bang, potions are no problem for anyone)
 
*By about level 27 you can OKHO [[Pig]]s and [[Orange Mushroom]], thus creating easy training.
 
*MapleStory Admin [[NPC]] in [[SouthPerry]] makes it possible for them to participate in some seasonal events.
 
*Islander communities are generally friendly, and may include an Islander [[guild]].
 
*Inclusion of MTS on all servers (save for [[Galicia]]), makes Islanding more fun!
 
*Are usually very helpful to new [[Adventurer]]-class maplers, and may act as guides.
 
*After Big Bang, it is now easy to level an Islander to 30-40+ within just a few days. Because of this, the Islander population has exploded on [[Zenith]], and [[El Nido]] has a modest population as well. [[Khaini]], and [[Galicia]], have seen their Islander populations slightly return too (nowhere as high as Zenith).
 
 
 
'''Cons'''
 
*In 2010 the Island was completely revamped, yet again; making all who completed [[Mia]]'s final training quest, forced out of the only viable training map (contains [[Pig (Monster)|Pig]]s.
 
*<s>After level 20 they get boring, '''very easily''', and by level 25 they can take upwards of 4 hours to level (<small>without 2x EXP)</small></s>
 
*On a lot of servers, the Island population has died due to various reasons
 
*Most Islanders only chose their profession for fame (especially after level 40).
 
*<b><font color=Crimson>{IMPORTANT} Islander communities have a long history of Island and Guild drama. As well as several hacking scandals. All of this together can lead to bitter rivalry, and the slow dissolution of a server's entire Islander community</font></b> <small>(<font color=red>Every server except Galicia has faced this problem.)</font></small>
 
 
 
===Campers/Roadies/Other Pros & Cons===
 
'''Pros'''
 
*One of the most unique job choices in MapleStory.
 
*Camper communities are very tight knit.
 
*Depending on your tutorial map, you may have access to seasonal/event drops.
 
*Have access to MTS and Cash Shop, thus allowing endless accessorizing options.
 
 
 
'''Cons'''
 
*Because they stay on a single map, this can become ''very boring''.
 
*After <s>level 7</s> level 15 (Post Big Bang), they level incredibly slow.
 
*Considered the most boring job choice in MapleStory.
 
*The original Camper (Maple Island version), have no access to drops/equips except through MTS (<small>[[Galicia]], [[Zenith]], and [[El Nido]] Campers have no access whatsoever</small>)
 
 
 
==The Perma Beginner Guide==
 
 
 
First select your job as an [[Adventurer]]. Then you basically follow through the quests on Maple Island. This is where the two "types" of Perma Beginners forms.<br>
 
<br>
 
There is a Islander; they stay at Maple Island. <small><font color=red>They should not complete the final part of Mai's Training Quest</font></small><br>
 
And then there is the Off-Islander; Permanent Beginner!<br>
 
<br>
 
If you want, you can stay on Maple Island and train on an assortment of snails, mushrooms, stumps, and pigs. Or, if you would rather go to Victoria Island, talk to Shanks around level 10 and leave. Staying on Maple Island makes it very hard to train, but around level 20, you should be able to kill Orange Mushrooms and Pigs in one hit. If you can stick it out and train on those for the rest of your character's life, you will become one of the strongest characters ever on Maple Island.(Try and beat Lv. 66 on Maple Island! It's possible!)<br>
 
Note: With the release of MTS and Remote Gachapon, making an Islander is easier than ever before! ([[Galicia]] has a booming Islander population, while [[Khaini]] has a reviving one)
 
 
 
===Training for Perma Beginners===
 
 
 
Once you leave Maple Island, you're all on your own now. You are no longer training on a selection of monsters, but you now have to pick from <s>hundreds</s> dozens!<br>
 
 
 
But remember, if you are going to become a perma-beginner, training might be slow for you, and it ''will'' get slower as you attain higher levels.
 
 
 
With the launch of Big Bang in December 2010, training spots drastically changed, as new (and better) options became available to the earlier levels. However the later levels have become somewhat harder (due to low damage rates against high HP).
 
 
 
Levels 10-15 [[Orange Mushroom]], <b>[[Green Mushroom]] & [[Horny Mushroom]]</b>, [[Octopus]], [[Party Quest (Henesys)]]<br>
 
Levels 15-20 [[Jr. Wraith]] & [[Wraith]], <b>[[Blue Ribbon Pig]]</b>, [[Axe Stump]] & [[Dark Axe Stump]], [[Wild Boar]]<br>
 
Levels 20-25 <b>[[Stone Golem]] & [[Dark Stone Gollem]]</b>, [[Wild Boar]], [[Kerning Party Quest]] <small>(KPQ is solely for $$, no longer good Exp)</small><br>
 
Levels 25-30 [[Cold Eye]] & [[Curse Eye]], <b>[[Dark Stone Golem]]</b>, [[Stopnow]] [[Party Quest (Ariant Coliseum)]] ('''Rarely used'''), [[Kerning PQ]]<br>
 
Levels 30-35 [[Fire Boar]], [[Wooden Mask]]s and [[Rocky Mask]]s at [[Excavation Site III]], <b>[[Monster Carnival]]</b><br>
 
Levels 35-40 [[Monster Carnival]], [[Party Quest (Ludibrium)]] ('''Rarely used'''), [[Cloud Fox]], <b>[[Wooden Mask]] & [[Rocky Mask]]</b>, <br>
 
Levels 40-50 [[Renegade Mushroom]] & [[Poison Mushroom]], various [[Singapore]] monsters, <b>[[Ligator]]</b>,  <small>This is where 75% of Beginners quit, so yes it does get hard!</small><br>
 
Levels 50-60 [[Sakura Cellion]], Small Orbis Kittens, [[Ligator]], various at [[Kerning City Square]], <b>[[Trucker]]</b>.<br>
 
Levels 60-70 [[Ratz]] & [[Black Ratz]], [[Retz]], [[Nightmare]], [[Zombie Lupin]], Big Orbis Cats, <b>[[Trucker]]</b>, [[Brown Teddy]]  <br>
 
Levels 70-80 [[Panda Teddy]], <b>[[Trucker]]</b>, [[Toy Trojan]] (<small>Good maps)</small>), [[Black Ratz]] & [[Retz]] again or Big Orbis Cats <small>(Burn loads of pots)</small><br>
 
Levels 80-90 [[Nightmare]], <b>[[Trucker]]</b>, [[Wild Cargo]], [[Panda Teddy]], [[Drumming Bunny]], [[Toy Trojan]], or [[Voodoo]] and [[Hoodoo]], possibly [[Scuba Pepe]]<br>
 
Levels 90-100 [[Scuba Pepe]], [[Trucker]]s and [[Windraider]]/"raiders"<br>
 
Level 100+ [[Windraider]], [[Selkie Jr.]] <small>(Pot burner></small>, [[Jr. Cactus]], [[Tic Tock]], [[Trucker]], <br>
 
 
 
After Level 85 there is no realistic way of training, <s>and generally people rely on leeching to level themselves, although it is expensive, so you need to be funded or be a good merchant in order to get enough money for leech..</s> but after Big Bang, several older spots have been bumped up to the high tiers. But their EXP to HP ratio is very poor, making leveling still hard.
 
Try not to rely on PQs so much, as you are very weak, unless you have good damage, good equips, and perseverance.
 
 
 
===Weapons for Perma Beginners===
 
 
 
Weapons can be a problem for permanent beginners. They get harder to find as they continue to level higher and higher. Here is a list of weapons that beginners can use:<br>
 
<br>
 
====One-Handed Swords:====
 
[[Old Gladius]], [[Green Umbrella]], [[Sword (item)|Sword]], [[Maple Flag]], [[The_Stars_and_Stripes|Stars and Stripes]] [[Pumpkin Basket]], [[Long Sword]], [[Red Whip]], [[Maple Sword]], [[Maple Soul Singer]], [[Maple Umbrella]], [[Yellow Umbrella]], [[Beige Umbrella]], [[Pig Herding Stick]], [[Maplemas Lights]], [[Stirge on a String]], [[Glowing Whip]], [[Maple Glory Sword]], [[Red Umbrella]], and [[Black Umbrella]].<br>
 
<br>
 
====Two-Handed Swords:====
 
[[Wooden Baseball Bat]], [[Aluminium Baseball Bat]], [[Thermometer]], [[Pumpkin Lantern]], and [[Japanese Map]]<br>
 
<br>
 
====One-Handed Axes:====
 
[[Chief Axe]], [[Hand Axe]], [[Double Axe]], [[Green Paint Brush]], [[Black Paint Brush]], and [[Hula Hoop]].<br>
 
<br>
 
====One-Handed Blunt Weapons:====
 
[[Wooden Club]], [[Blue Flowery Tube]], [[Leather Purse]], [[Hard Briefcase]], [[Red Flowery Tube]], [[Plunger]], [[Lollipop]], [[Purple Tube]], [[Black Tube]], [[Yellow Duck Tube]], [[White Duck Tube]], [[Red Brick]], [[Emergency Rescue Tube]], [[Colorful Tube]]. and [[Pig Illustrated]].<br>
 
<br>
 
====Daggers:====
 
[[Razor]], [[Fruits Knife]], [[Fan]], [[Liu Bei Dagger]], [[Plastic Bottle]], [[Korean Fan]], [[Christmas Tree]], [[Fan]], and [[Kebob]].<br>
 
<br>
 
====Spears:====
 
[[Fish Spear]], [[Pumpkin Spear]], [[Red Ski]], [[Orange Ski]], [[Green Ski]], [[Sky Ski]], [[Maplemas Tree]], [[Bamboo Spear]], [[Fishing Pole]]
 
<br>
 
 
 
====Pole Arms:====
 
[[Sky Snowboard]], [[Aqua Snowboard]], [[Silver Snowboard]], [[Gold Snowboard]], [[Dark Snowboard]], [[Blood Snowboard]],[[Frozen Tuna]], [[Surfboard]], [[Maroon Mop]], [[Blue Valentine Rose]], [[Red Valentine Rose]], [[Yellow Valentine Rose]], [[White Valentine Rose]], [[Maple Snowboard]], [[Versalmas Cactus]], [[Super Snowboard]], [[Tsunami Wave]], [[Bullseye Board]] and [[Blizzard Polearm]].<br>
 
<br>
 
====Wands:====
 
[[Wooden Wand]], [[Hardwood Wand]], [[Metal Wand]], [[Streetlight]], [[Heart Staff]] <small>(classified as a wand)</small>, [[Heart Wand]]. (Using wands for Perma Beginners is not advised) <br>
 
<br>
 
 
 
This is a current list of weapons that beginners can use. (5th of August, 2010)
 
 
 
===Reccomended weapons===
 
Over recent years, the amount of weapons available to a Beginner has expanded. But with so many weapons at your disposal, here is a guide to help you determine which weapon will work most efficiently for training.<br>
 
<small>The [[Frozen Tuna]] is ''extremely rare'' as of 2010, and therefore is no longer included in the recommendation guide.</small>
 
 
 
These are a few recommended weapons listed here:
 
Please note that the availability of certain items (Roses, Tubes, Surfboards) will vary by server and season.
 
 
 
====Lowly Funded/Unfunded====
 
Lowly funded is considered having 100K or less. Unfunded is starting from scratch with 0 mesos.<br>
 
0-10: Starting weapon, and [[Razor]]<br>
 
10-15: [[Long Sword]], [[Double Axe]], or keep your current weapon.<br>
 
15-20: [[Leather Purse]] at [[Henesys Weapon Shop]], or [[Red Brick]] at Show Town<br>
 
20-25: [[Hard Briefcase]] at [[Henesys Weapon Shop]] or [[Fish Spear]] at Showa Town<br>
 
25-30: [[Plunger]] at [[Kerning City Weapon Shop]], [[Red Flowery Tube]], or [[Pig Illustrated]]<br>
 
30-40: [[Korean Fan]], or [[Aluminum Baseball Bat]] at Showa Town<br>
 
40-50: Continue using your Korean Fan, or [[Purple Tube]]<br>
 
50-60: [[Emergency Rescue Tube]]<br>
 
<small>You should be funded enough by know to follow the regularly funded guide.</small>
 
 
 
====Regularly Funded====
 
Regularly funded is considered 1,000,000 mesos or less (at starting point), or using equips from your main.<br>
 
0-10: Your maple island weapon<br>
 
10-15: [[The Stars and Stripes]], [[Aqua Snowboard]], or [[Red Valentine Rose]]<br>
 
15-20: [[Gold Surfboard]]<br>
 
20-25: [[Fish Spear]] or [[White Valentine Rose]]<br>
 
25-30: [[Pumpkin Spear]], [[Maplemas Lights]], or [[Pig Illustrated]]<br>
 
30-35: [[Versalmas Cactus]] or [[Surfboard]]<br>
 
35-40: [[Red Whip]], [[Gold Surfboard]], or [[Maple Sword]]<br>
 
40-45: [[Beige Umbrella]], [[Maple Soul Singer]]<br>
 
45-50: [[Hula Hoop]] or [[Black Umbrella]]<br>
 
50-60: [[Emergency Rescue Tube]], [[Green Ski]], [[Dark Snowboard]], or [[Blue Valentine Rose]]<br>
 
60-70: [[Blood Snowboard]] or [[Maple Glory Sword]]<br>
 
70-80: [[Colorful Tube]], [[Black Umbrella]], or [[Maple Snowboard]]<br>
 
80-90: [[Sky Ski]]<br>
 
90-100: [[Red Surfboard]]<br>
 
 
 
====Super Funded====
 
Super funded is basically a typical [[Gachapon]] user, and probably already has the items needed to fund their Beginner til endgame.<br>
 
10-20: Level 10 [[Frozen Tuna]]<br>
 
20-70: Level 20 [[Frozen Tuna]]<br>
 
70-80: [[Sky Ski]]<br>
 
80+: [[Sake Bottle]], or anything they want (except [[Maroon Mop]])
 
 
 
===Equipment for Perma Beginners===
 
 
 
Equipment, like weapons, is hard to find for perma beginners. Here is a list of equips for beginners:<br>
 
<br>
 
'''Hats:'''<br>
 
[[Mark of the Beta]], [[Pilgrim Hat]], [[Maplehontas]], [[Blue Skull Cap]], [[Brown Skull Cap]], [[Red Skull Cap]], [[Green Skull Cap]], [[Red Headband]], [[Black Headband]], [[Green Headband]], [[Blue Headband]], [[Yellow Headband]], [[Black Swimming Cap]], [[Blue Swimming Cap]], [[Red Swimming Cap]], [[White Bandana]], [[Black Bandana]], [[Yellow Bandana]], [[Blue Bandana]], [[Red Bandana]], [[Purple Bandana]], [[Pink Bandana]], [[Brown Bandana]], [[Grey Bandana]], [[Green Bandana]], [[Old Wisconsin]], [[Yellow Metal Gear]], [[Blue Metal Gear]], [[Metal Gear]], [[Black Baseball Hat]], [[Yellow Baseball Hat]], [[Brown Baseball Hat]], [[Red Baseball Hat]], [[Blue Baseball Hat]], [[Ribboned Pig Headband]], [[Brown Bamboo Hat]], [[Blue Bamboo Hat]], [[Green Bamboo Hat]], [[Red Starry Bandana]], [[Sky Blue Starry Bandana]], [[Yellow Starry Bandana]], [[Chief Stan Hat]], [[Bone Helm]], [[Zakum Helmet 1]], [[Zakum Helmet 2]], [[Zakum Helmet 3]], [[Red Sporty Cap]], [[Blue Sporty Cap]].<br>
 
<br>
 
'''Tops:'''<br>
 
[[White Undershirt (M)]], [[Undershirt (M)]], [[Grey T-Shirt (M)]], [[Blue One-Lined T-Shirt (M)]], [[Blue One-Lined T-Shirt (M)]], [[Orange Sporty T-Shirt (M)]],[[ White Tank Top (F)]], [[Green Cotton Shirt (F)]], [[Yellow Cotton Shirt (F)]], [[Red-Striped Top]], [[Pink Sleeveless Shirt]], [[Pink Starry Shirt (F)]], and [[Red-Striped T-Shirt (F)]].<br>
 
<br>
 
'''Bottoms:'''<br>
 
[[Blue Jean Shorts (M)]], [[Brown Cotton Shorts (M)]], [[Blue-Striped Boxers]], [[Blue Clamdiggers (M)]], [[Grey Thick Sweat Pants (M)]], [[Camo Pants (M)]], [[Indigo Mini Skirt (F)]], [[Red Mini Skirt (F)]], [[Pink Cotton Panties]], [[Ice Jeans]], [[Sand Blasted Jeans]].<br>
 
<br>
 
'''Overalls:'''<br>
 
[[Blue Sauna Robe (M)]], [[Bathrobe for Men (M)]], [[Bathrobe for Women (F)]], and [[Red Sauna Robe (F)]].<br>
 
<br>
 
'''Shoes:'''<br>
 
[[Yellow Rubber Boots]], [[Red Rubber Boots]], [[Blue Rubber Boots]], [[Leather Sandals]], [[White Gomushin]], [[Black Gomushin]], [[Smelly Gomushin]], [[Brown Aroa Shoes]], [[Green Aroa Shoes]], [[Bronze Aroa Shoes]], [[Blue Dorothy Shoes]], [[Red Dorothy Shoes]], [[Brown Dorothy Shoes]], [[Red Whitebottom Shoes]], [[Orange Whitebottom Shoes]], [[Blue Whitebottom Shoes]], [[Pink Whitebottom Shoes]], [[Red Sneakers]], [[Blue Sneakers]].<br>
 
<br>
 
'''Gloves:''''<br>
 
[[Work Glove]], [[Purple Work Glove]], [[Blue Work Glove]], [[Yellow Work Glove]], [[Brown Work Glove]], [[Grey Work Glove]], [[Red Work Glove]]<br>
 
<br>
 
'''Shields:''''<br>
 
[[Stolen Fence]], [[Pan Lid]], [[Maple Shield]], [[Palette]]<br>
 
<br>
 
'''Capes:''''<br>
 
[[Old Raggedy Cape]], [[Icarus Cape (1)]], [[Icarus Cape (2)]], [[Icarus Cape (3)]], [[White Napoleon]], [[Black Napoleon]], [[Green Napoleon]], [[Blue Napoleon]], [[Red Napoleon]], [[Yellow Adventurer Cape]], [[Pink Adventurer Cape]], [[Purple Adventurer Cape]], [[Brown Adventurer Cape]], [[Blue Justice Cape]], [[Red Justice Cape]], [[White Justice Cape]], [[Black Justice Cape]], [[Blue Magic Cape]], [[Red Magic Cape]], [[White Magic Cape]], [[Black Magic Cape]], [[Blue Gaia Cape]], [[White Gaia Cape]], [[Red Gaia Cape]], [[Black Gaia Cape]], [[Green Seraph Cape]], [[Blue Seraph Cape]], [[Red Seraph Cape]], [[White Seraph Cape]], [[Black Seraph Cape]], [[Green Giles Cape]], [[Black Giles Cape]], [[Purple Giles Cape]], [[Red Giles Cape]], [[Blue Giles Cape]]
 
<br>
 
<br>
 
This is a current list of equipment that beginners can wear.
 
<br>
 
Remember, all items in the Cash Shop can be used by all job type (and non-job types!). If you can, spice up the limited wardrobe by buying a new hairstyle or new clothes!
 
 
 
===Weapons for Perma Beginners===
 
 
 
Weapons can be a problem for permanent beginners. They get harder to find as they continue to level higher and higher. Here is a list of weapons that beginners can use:<br>
 
<br>
 
====One-Handed Swords:====
 
[[Old Gladius]], [[Green Umbrella]], [[Sword (item)|Sword]], [[Maple Flag]], [[The_Stars_and_Stripes|Stars and Stripes]] [[Pumpkin Basket]], [[Long Sword]], [[Red Whip]], [[Maple Sword]], [[Maple Soul Singer]], [[Maple Umbrella]], [[Yellow Umbrella]], [[Beige Umbrella]], [[Pig Herding Stick]], [[Maplemas Lights]], [[Stirge on a String]], [[Glowing Whip]], [[Maple Glory Sword]], [[Red Umbrella]], and [[Black Umbrella]].<br>
 
<br>
 
====Two-Handed Swords:====
 
[[Wooden Baseball Bat]], [[Aluminium Baseball Bat]], [[Thermometer]], [[Pumpkin Lantern]], and [[Japanese Map]]<br>
 
<br>
 
====One-Handed Axes:====
 
[[Chief Axe]], [[Hand Axe]], [[Double Axe]], [[Green Paint Brush]], [[Black Paint Brush]], and [[Hula Hoop]].<br>
 
<br>
 
====One-Handed Blunt Weapons:====
 
[[Wooden Club]], [[Blue Flowery Tube]], [[Leather Purse]], [[Hard Briefcase]], [[Red Flowery Tube]], [[Plunger]], [[Lollipop]], [[Purple Tube]], [[Black Tube]], [[Yellow Duck Tube]], [[White Duck Tube]], [[Red Brick]], [[Emergency Rescue Tube]], [[Colorful Tube]]. and [[Pig Illustrated]].<br>
 
<br>
 
====Daggers:====
 
[[Razor]], [[Fruits Knife]], [[Fan]], [[Liu Bei Dagger]], [[Plastic Bottle]], [[Korean Fan]], [[Christmas Tree]], [[Fan]], and [[Kebob]].<br>
 
<br>
 
====Spears:====
 
[[Fish Spear]], [[Pumpkin Spear]], [[Red Ski]], [[Orange Ski]], [[Green Ski]], [[Sky Ski]], [[Maplemas Tree]], [[Bamboo Spear]], [[Fishing Pole]]
 
<br>
 
 
 
====Pole Arms:====
 
[[Sky Snowboard]], [[Aqua Snowboard]], [[Silver Snowboard]], [[Gold Snowboard]], [[Dark Snowboard]], [[Blood Snowboard]],[[Frozen Tuna]], [[Surfboard]], [[Maroon Mop]], [[Blue Valentine Rose]], [[Red Valentine Rose]], [[Yellow Valentine Rose]], [[White Valentine Rose]], [[Maple Snowboard]], [[Versalmas Cactus]], [[Super Snowboard]], [[Tsunami Wave]], [[Bullseye Board]] and [[Blizzard Polearm]].<br>
 
<br>
 
====Wands:====
 
[[Wooden Wand]], [[Hardwood Wand]], [[Metal Wand]], [[Streetlight]], [[Heart Staff]] <small>(classified as a wand)</small>, [[Heart Wand]]. (Using wands for Perma Beginners is not advised) <br>
 
<br>
 
 
 
This is a current list of weapons that beginners can use. (5th of August, 2010)
 
 
 
===Reccomended weapons===
 
Over recent years, the amount of weapons available to a Beginner has expanded. But with so many weapons at your disposal, here is a guide to help you determine which weapon will work most efficiently for training.<br>
 
<small>The [[Frozen Tuna]] is ''extremely rare'' as of 2010, and therefore is no longer included in the recommendation guide.</small>
 
 
 
These are a few recommended weapons listed here:
 
Please note that the availability of certain items (Roses, Tubes, Surfboards) will vary by server and season.
 
 
 
====Lowly Funded/Unfunded====
 
Lowly funded is considered having 100K or less. Unfunded is starting from scratch with 0 mesos.<br>
 
0-10: Starting weapon, and [[Razor]]<br>
 
10-15: [[Long Sword]], [[Double Axe]], or keep your current weapon.<br>
 
15-20: [[Leather Purse]] at [[Henesys Weapon Shop]], or [[Red Brick]] at Show Town<br>
 
20-25: [[Hard Briefcase]] at [[Henesys Weapon Shop]] or [[Fish Spear]] at Showa Town<br>
 
25-30: [[Plunger]] at [[Kerning City Weapon Shop]], [[Red Flowery Tube]], or [[Pig Illustrated]]<br>
 
30-40: [[Korean Fan]], or [[Aluminum Baseball Bat]] at Showa Town<br>
 
40-50: Continue using your Korean Fan, or [[Purple Tube]]<br>
 
50-60: [[Emergency Rescue Tube]]<br>
 
<small>You should be funded enough by know to follow the regularly funded guide.</small>
 
 
 
====Regularly Funded====
 
Regularly funded is considered 1,000,000 mesos or less (at starting point), or using equips from your main.<br>
 
0-10: Your maple island weapon<br>
 
10-15: [[The Stars and Stripes]], [[Aqua Snowboard]], or [[Red Valentine Rose]]<br>
 
15-20: [[Gold Surfboard]]<br>
 
20-25: [[Fish Spear]] or [[White Valentine Rose]]<br>
 
25-30: [[Pumpkin Spear]], [[Maplemas Lights]], or [[Pig Illustrated]]<br>
 
30-35: [[Versalmas Cactus]] or [[Surfboard]]<br>
 
35-40: [[Red Whip]], [[Gold Surfboard]], or [[Maple Sword]]<br>
 
40-45: [[Beige Umbrella]], [[Maple Soul Singer]]<br>
 
45-50: [[Hula Hoop]] or [[Black Umbrella]]<br>
 
50-60: [[Emergency Rescue Tube]], [[Green Ski]], [[Dark Snowboard]], or [[Blue Valentine Rose]]<br>
 
60-70: [[Blood Snowboard]] or [[Maple Glory Sword]]<br>
 
70-80: [[Colorful Tube]], [[Black Umbrella]], or [[Maple Snowboard]]<br>
 
80-90: [[Sky Ski]]<br>
 
90-100: [[Red Surfboard]]<br>
 
 
 
====Super Funded====
 
Super funded is basically a typical [[Gachapon]] user, and probably already has the items needed to fund their Beginner til endgame.<br>
 
10-20: Level 10 [[Frozen Tuna]]<br>
 
20-70: Level 20 [[Frozen Tuna]]<br>
 
70-80: [[Sky Ski]]<br>
 
80+: [[Sake Bottle]], or anything they want (except [[Maroon Mop]])
 
 
 
===Equipment for Perma Beginners===
 
 
 
Equipment, like weapons, is hard to find for perma beginners. Here is a list of equips for beginners:<br>
 
<br>
 
'''Hats:'''<br>
 
[[Mark of the Beta]], [[Pilgrim Hat]], [[Maplehontas]], [[Blue Skull Cap]], [[Brown Skull Cap]], [[Red Skull Cap]], [[Green Skull Cap]], [[Red Headband]], [[Black Headband]], [[Green Headband]], [[Blue Headband]], [[Yellow Headband]], [[Black Swimming Cap]], [[Blue Swimming Cap]], [[Red Swimming Cap]], [[White Bandana]], [[Black Bandana]], [[Yellow Bandana]], [[Blue Bandana]], [[Red Bandana]], [[Purple Bandana]], [[Pink Bandana]], [[Brown Bandana]], [[Grey Bandana]], [[Green Bandana]], [[Old Wisconsin]], [[Yellow Metal Gear]], [[Blue Metal Gear]], [[Metal Gear]], [[Black Baseball Hat]], [[Yellow Baseball Hat]], [[Brown Baseball Hat]], [[Red Baseball Hat]], [[Blue Baseball Hat]], [[Ribboned Pig Headband]], [[Brown Bamboo Hat]], [[Blue Bamboo Hat]], [[Green Bamboo Hat]], [[Red Starry Bandana]], [[Sky Blue Starry Bandana]], [[Yellow Starry Bandana]], [[Chief Stan Hat]], [[Bone Helm]], [[Zakum Helmet 1]], [[Zakum Helmet 2]], [[Zakum Helmet 3]], [[Red Sporty Cap]], [[Blue Sporty Cap]].<br>
 
<br>
 
'''Tops:'''<br>
 
[[White Undershirt (M)]], [[Undershirt (M)]], [[Grey T-Shirt (M)]], [[Blue One-Lined T-Shirt (M)]], [[Blue One-Lined T-Shirt (M)]], [[Orange Sporty T-Shirt (M)]],[[ White Tank Top (F)]], [[Green Cotton Shirt (F)]], [[Yellow Cotton Shirt (F)]], [[Red-Striped Top]], [[Pink Sleeveless Shirt]], [[Pink Starry Shirt (F)]], and [[Red-Striped T-Shirt (F)]].<br>
 
<br>
 
'''Bottoms:'''<br>
 
[[Blue Jean Shorts (M)]], [[Brown Cotton Shorts (M)]], [[Blue-Striped Boxers]], [[Blue Clamdiggers (M)]], [[Grey Thick Sweat Pants (M)]], [[Camo Pants (M)]], [[Indigo Mini Skirt (F)]], [[Red Mini Skirt (F)]], [[Pink Cotton Panties]], [[Ice Jeans]], [[Sand Blasted Jeans]].<br>
 
<br>
 
'''Overalls:'''<br>
 
[[Blue Sauna Robe (M)]], [[Bathrobe for Men (M)]], [[Bathrobe for Women (F)]], and [[Red Sauna Robe (F)]].<br>
 
<br>
 
'''Shoes:'''<br>
 
[[Yellow Rubber Boots]], [[Red Rubber Boots]], [[Blue Rubber Boots]], [[Leather Sandals]], [[White Gomushin]], [[Black Gomushin]], [[Smelly Gomushin]], [[Brown Aroa Shoes]], [[Green Aroa Shoes]], [[Bronze Aroa Shoes]], [[Blue Dorothy Shoes]], [[Red Dorothy Shoes]], [[Brown Dorothy Shoes]], [[Red Whitebottom Shoes]], [[Orange Whitebottom Shoes]], [[Blue Whitebottom Shoes]], [[Pink Whitebottom Shoes]], [[Red Sneakers]], [[Blue Sneakers]].<br>
 
<br>
 
'''Gloves:''''<br>
 
[[Work Glove]], [[Purple Work Glove]], [[Blue Work Glove]], [[Yellow Work Glove]], [[Brown Work Glove]], [[Grey Work Glove]], [[Red Work Glove]]<br>
 
<br>
 
'''Shields:''''<br>
 
[[Stolen Fence]], [[Pan Lid]], [[Maple Shield]], [[Palette]]<br>
 
<br>
 
'''Capes:''''<br>
 
[[Old Raggedy Cape]], [[Icarus Cape (1)]], [[Icarus Cape (2)]], [[Icarus Cape (3)]], [[White Napoleon]], [[Black Napoleon]], [[Green Napoleon]], [[Blue Napoleon]], [[Red Napoleon]], [[Yellow Adventurer Cape]], [[Pink Adventurer Cape]], [[Purple Adventurer Cape]], [[Brown Adventurer Cape]], [[Blue Justice Cape]], [[Red Justice Cape]], [[White Justice Cape]], [[Black Justice Cape]], [[Blue Magic Cape]], [[Red Magic Cape]], [[White Magic Cape]], [[Black Magic Cape]], [[Blue Gaia Cape]], [[White Gaia Cape]], [[Red Gaia Cape]], [[Black Gaia Cape]], [[Green Seraph Cape]], [[Blue Seraph Cape]], [[Red Seraph Cape]], [[White Seraph Cape]], [[Black Seraph Cape]], [[Green Giles Cape]], [[Black Giles Cape]], [[Purple Giles Cape]], [[Red Giles Cape]], [[Blue Giles Cape]]
 
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This is a current list of equipment that beginners can wear.
 
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Remember, all items in the Cash Shop can be used by all job type (and non-job types!). If you can, spice up the limited wardrobe by buying a new hairstyle or new clothes!
 
 
 
==Recomended Stat Builds==
 
Beginners in reality are warriors without any skills. Thus they follow the warrior builds. There are 3 essential kinds of builds. Although you may say Beginners are a novitly and adding MP is cute, remember, Damage still counts
 
 
 
===Normal Build===
 
 
 
Firstly, there is the normal build. In this build you add 2 DEX per level, and the remaining 3 points into Strength.
 
 
 
This build allows you to make up for the lack of mastery the best and not miss as much, if you cannot afford accuracy equipment/weapons, this may be preferable.
 
 
 
===Low Dex Build===
 
 
 
In this build you stick to the build of 1 DEX per level. This HAS to be augmented by DEX and ACC equipment.
 
 
 
Generally this build is to be able to deal out more damage, at the cost of accuracy. Not that accuracy matters that much if your going to grind (since you won'd be able to train at places your level) but if you're going to PQ, (the best way for a perma-beginner to get enough experience to level up to Level 100), you're going to need a lot more accuracy
 
 
 
To attain enough accuracy, you use equipment such as the [[Pumpkin Spear]] and [[Brown Bandana]] for the Carnival Pq and Ariant PQ, and a Zhelm is a necessity. If you can not afford a Zhelm, this build will not go far.
 
 
 
===No Dex Build===
 
 
 
This build is not recomended; even though you will have the most damage, have fun doing your damage against snails and pigs. Also, the low accuracy makes it very hard to PQ. This build is more of a challenge, but abit a pointless one.
 
 
 
===HP Build===
 
Beginners have very low HP, comparible to a magician. And they don't have [[Magic Guard]], so they can't replace damage done to HP with MP. Therefore it becomes nessisary to have some form of HP boost weather equips or stats. (Currently I'm testing seeing how a lvl 50 zhelm beginner will work, ie I'm adding a lot of HP). The more HP you add, the less damage you do. Therefore it's neccesary to strike a balance. On the other hand, little HP means you die a lot more, which is more of an annoyance since you don't lose EXP.
 
 
 
Each HP added gives you about 10-12 HP, or maybe more.
 
 
 
==Alternative Builds==
 
 
 
===All Dex===
 
All Dex build is more of for those who stay on Maple Island. This all dex build is just dex, untill you can 1-Hit KO Orange mushrooms at lvl 26 with a white rose (the best training at Maple Island)
 
 
 
Then, generally people add Luck in order to guarantee 100% miss from monsters so they use less money on potions.
 
 
 
===Jump/Speed===
 
Due to the lack of HP there is a way to add 'manual' avoidabilty in the form of speed or jump. By adding jump you can jump over monsters
 
 
 
 
 
==Lvl 200 Beginner==
 
  
 
===Taiwan MapleStory===
 
===Taiwan MapleStory===
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===Global MapleStory===
 
===Global MapleStory===
 
 
The achievement of Level 200 Permanent Beginner has not been reached. The closest Perma Beginner to Level 200 is straat, at Level 175.
 
The achievement of Level 200 Permanent Beginner has not been reached. The closest Perma Beginner to Level 200 is straat, at Level 175.
  
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Top 20 Beginners per world:<br>
 
[[Scania]]: 6<br>
 
[[Bera]]: 1<br>
 
[[Broa]]: 4<br>
 
[[Windia]]: 6<br>
 
[[Khaini]]: 1<br>
 
[[Bellocan]]: 2<br> 
 
 
You go guys! You can do it!
 
  
 
*<font color=red>'''This ranking is the official ranking from Maple Global, and does not exclude leechers, hackers, glitchers, etc.'''</font>
 
*<font color=red>'''This ranking is the official ranking from Maple Global, and does not exclude leechers, hackers, glitchers, etc.'''</font>
  
Other facts:
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===Other facts===
  
 
* The 50th Beginner is Level 83.
 
* The 50th Beginner is Level 83.
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* The 500th Beginner is Level 45.
 
* The 500th Beginner is Level 45.
 
* The 1,000th Beginner is Level 37.
 
* The 1,000th Beginner is Level 37.
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Other facts:
 
 
* There are exactly 31 Beginners at or above level 100.
 
* There are exactly 31 Beginners at or above level 100.
 
* There are roughly 367 Beginners above level 50.
 
* There are roughly 367 Beginners above level 50.
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* There are roughly 5,000 Beginners above level 25.
 
* There are roughly 5,000 Beginners above level 25.
 
* There are roughly 14,000 Beginners above level 20.
 
* There are roughly 14,000 Beginners above level 20.
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==Guides==
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*[[The Perma Beginner Guide]]

Revision as of 19:48, 22 December 2010

Perma Beginners (also known as Perma Noobs, can be shortened farther to Pb or Pn) is short for the term "Permanent Beginners." Permanent Beginners do not make any job advancements. Instead, they spend their entire life as a Beginner. This article will explain the Perma-beginner, and to make a suceesful one. Before you continue it is recommended for people to fulfill the following requirements:

  • You are funded (not very necessary, not being funded does not really matter, you will earn more mesos as you get stronger .The equipments are also cheaper. )
  • You want a challenge
  • You are patient
  • You can stand people putting you down
  • You have a lot of perseverance

There are two types of Perma Beginners:

However, for Islanders, it is harder to train because the strongest monster on Maple Island is the Orange Mushroom. Islanders are perma-beginners who stay on Maple Island, and do not take Shanks's ship to Victoria Island. Training is hard for them, however, because the strongest monster is the Orange Mushroom, and the equipments the monsters drop and the ones you can buy are limited and you cannot use many of them, and they are often too low leveled for you.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Never lose experience when you die.
  • Cheaper cab rates means saved money (90% discount).
  • When you reach levels 30 and up, people will be interested, and if you manage level 100 - astonished!
  • Quick and affordable weapon choices (tubes/surfboards/roses)
  • New, challenging gameplay elements for veterans who have grown tired of the game.
  • No need to waste money on MP Pots, or Armour.
  • Can still look awesome, and a few items can still be worn only by beginners. Example: Maroon Mop. It's the strongest weapon in the game.
  • Able to use nearly every type of weapon effectively

Cons:

  • Harder to level.
  • Skills obtained are weak.
  • Can't activate some quests (many of which gives valuable scrolls).
  • Does not get additional item slots (becomes serious when collecting equips).
  • Weaker than all characters.
  • People will put you down (ex "Why don't you get a job stupid n00b?").
  • Can get boring at some times. On the other hand, with a main, a beginner can be very fun, sort of like a vacation
  • Sometimes harder to get into upper level PQs (Orbis, Pirate - easy to get into KPQ and LPQ/LMPQ).

Top Beginners

Taiwan MapleStory

The level 200 Permanent Beginner Character was accomplished February 2009 by a player from MapleStory Taiwan. Many players thought of this to be impossible, even with leeching before this.

Global MapleStory

The achievement of Level 200 Permanent Beginner has not been reached. The closest Perma Beginner to Level 200 is straat, at Level 175.

Ranking as of August 20, 2010:

Rank Name World Level
1 Straat Scania 175
2 NoobEgg Khaini 174
3 LightWepon Windia 162
4 OfficerSnail Broa 150
5 Pottymcpotty Windia 143
6 Redwall Broa 143
7 Blackholed Broa 140
8 BeginnerxTom Windia 139
9 Precisly Scania 133
10 NevvBeginner Scania 131
11 MissDefame Scania 123
12 LilithCrowe Windia 121
13' NoobSmecks Bellocan 121
14 Beginer4evah Windia 118
15 Inexp Bera 116
16 UrMomsACow Scania 116
17 MeIvinator Scania 146
18 P3rFeCtNuB Windia 115
19 Beminebb Broa 114
20 Cahk Bellocan 113


  • This ranking is the official ranking from Maple Global, and does not exclude leechers, hackers, glitchers, etc.

Other facts

  • The 50th Beginner is Level 83.
  • The 100th Beginner is Level 71.
  • The 500th Beginner is Level 45.
  • The 1,000th Beginner is Level 37.
  • There are exactly 31 Beginners at or above level 100.
  • There are roughly 367 Beginners above level 50.
  • There are roughly 835 Beginners above level 40.
  • There are roughly 2,600 Beginners above level 30.
  • There are roughly 5,000 Beginners above level 25.
  • There are roughly 14,000 Beginners above level 20.

Guides