If you leave Maple Island, you must never leave Victoria Island. “Victoria Island” is defined as the union of: the main continent (Lith Harbour, Perion, Ellinia, Henesys, Kerning City, Nautilus Harbour, Sleepywood), the Free Market, Amoria, & Florina Beach.
- Clarification: Maple Islanders (i.e. “islanders” in the traditional sense) are considered to be effectively vicloc for the purpose of all of these rules. The reason for this is that we can think of Maple Islanders as vicloc PCs who simply have not left Maple Island yet.
- Exception: Event-only maps (maps that are only accessible for a limited time, during events like anniversary event, summer event, Christmas event, GM events, etc.) count as part of Victoria Island for the purpose of this rule.
You may not receive any items/mesos from PCs that are not vicloc. This includes (that is, all of the items in the following list are disallowed):
- Selling items to non-vicloc PCs.
- Buying items from non-vicloc PCs.
- Trading items and/or mesos with non-vicloc PCs.
- Looting items/mesos that are dropped by non-vicloc PCs.
- Looting items/mesos that are dropped by monsters, when those items/mesos are not immediately lootable by at least one vicloc PC immediately after dropping.*
You may, however, give away items/mesos to any PCs (vicloc or not).
- Clarification: Transferring items through the Cash Shop from a
non-vicloc PC to a vicloc PC violates this rule.
- Exception: You may freely transfer items through the Cash Shop that are purely cosmetic.
- Clarification: Transferring items/mesos through storage NPCs and/or Duey from a non-vicloc PC to a vicloc PC violates this rule.
- Exception: A maximum of 20 Soft Feathers per vicloc PC may be transferred from a non-vicloc PC to a vicloc PC, for the express purpose of marriage.
- Exception: This rule does not apply to PQ (party quest) items. PQ items are items that are automatically destroyed upon entering the PQ that they originate from (unless successfully “smuggled” in, of course).
- *Clarification: The asterisked (*) list item above hinges on the fact that if a monster is “whited”[a] by a PC, then only that PC — and any other PCs in their party — are immediately capable of looting the items/mesos dropped by said monster. Other PCs must wait for the items’/mesos’ looting restrictions to wear off, and/or must wait to join the party of the PC who whited.
- *Restriction: Looting items/mesos dropped by a monster that you did not white is usually allowed, provided that the PC who whited was vicloc and/or a fellow party member at the time of the monster’s death. However, if the PC who whited was non-vicloc, then you may only loot the items/mesos if you were an “active” party member at the time of the monster’s death. It is left to the reader to decide what exactly “active” means in this context.
You may not operate gachapon machines. Any gachapon tickets that you accrue may be transferred to non-vicloc PCs via the Cash Shop inventory (similar to the situation with Maple Islanders).
You may not make use of Myo Myo the Traveling Salesman (an NX/Cash Shop item).
- Clarification: Items obtained from Myo Myo the Traveling Salesman may not be transferred from Maple Islander PCs to vicloc PCs.
You may not make use of Cash Shop “Weather” effects that grant game-mechanical benefits, e.g. WATK/MATK/WDEF/etc. buffs.
- Clarification: This rule still applies even if someone else uses the item.
- Restriction: Any items that grant game-mechanical benefits (read:
increases to one or more stats) may not be purchased from the Cash Shop.
- Clarification: This restriction does not apply to items that lack stat boosts but that have slots (e.g. pet equipment items).
You may not receive leech, from anyone (vicloc or not), for any price (including zero).
You may not HP wash nor MP wash. Obviously you can still “bloodwash” (add AP into HP permanently) and/or “bluewash” (add AP into MP permanently), as these are not actually washing at all.
- Clarification: Public buffs (GM buffs, Echo of Hero) are not considered to be “muling” for the purpose of this rule. These buffs are cast by PCs without the use of (an) item(s), but do not require you to be in the same party as the caster to benefit from them.
- Clarification: This rule only applies to buff mules per se; buff mules are party members that are only in the party to cast buffs on their fellow party members, and not to actually participate in the party.
- Clarification: If you inadvertently receive buff(s) from a buff mule, you may simply cancel it/them immediately by right-clicking on the corresponding buff icon(s).
You may not possess equipment items that exclusively originate from event (e.g. anniversary event, summer event, Christmas event, etc.) sources. Vicloc PCs who are in possession of such items may either give them away to non-vicloc PCs, or destroy them outright.
- Clarification: This rule does not apply to items that can be obtained ordinarily via vicloc-available (non-event) means.
- Exception: This rule does not apply to event-only equipment items that do not confer game-mechanical benefits. This includes e.g. most NX equipment, and even Maple Bandana White, as it has the same number (7) of slots as any ordinary hat.
- Exception: This rule does not apply to “just for fun” weapons that are otherwise useless (or only seriously used by odd-jobbed characters). This includes, but is not limited to:
- Exception: This rule does not apply to equipment items that fill an
equipment slot that cannot ordinarily be filled by vicloc-available
items. Typically, this includes:
- rings (Monster Book Rings and wedding rings may exist, but cannot fill all four ring slots),
- eye accessories,
- face accessories,
- and all NX equipment items.
- Exception: In limited cases, event equipment items that would
otherwise be disallowed may be allowed if the player deems them to be
sufficiently “not overpowered”. It is left to the reader to decide what
exactly “overpowered” means in this context.
- Clarification: Maple weapons are always disallowed. Maple
weapons include level 35, 43, and 64 (and sometimes higher levels,
like 77) weapons that are ordinarily available exclusively from the
- Clarification: This hard restriction on Mapleversary weapons is limited to specifically weapons. Non-weapon equipment items that are Mapleversary equipment items may or may not be allowed, depending on the reader’s judgement of whether or not the equipment item in question is “overpowered”.
- Clarification: Maple weapons are always disallowed. Maple weapons include level 35, 43, and 64 (and sometimes higher levels, like 77) weapons that are ordinarily available exclusively from the anniversary/Mapleversary event.
The following items — all of which are exclusively obtainable from the Amoria Party Quest (APQ) — may not be acquired by vicloc PCs, unless they are obtained from an APQ run whose participants are all vicloc PCs:
Vicloc PCs who come into possession of any of these items in an illicit context (i.e. an APQ with one or more non-vicloc participants) may give them away to non-vicloc PCs, or destroy them outright.
- Exception: This rule does not apply to items that are legitimately obtained outside of APQ (e.g. in special events).
[a]: The term “[to] white [a monster]” is from the sense of getting a white-coloured EXP notification when the monster dies. Whiting a monster means dealing a plurality (a.k.a. relative majority) of the damage that the monster takes over its entire lifetime.