PMD: Explorers of Maelstrom

by oniigashiima
Hack Type:
Balance Hack (mostly finished)

Explorers of Maelstrom is a hack of sky that seeks to make the game faster and more dynamic in terms of combat and character progression. Most animations have had their speed increased, text speed has been massively increased, now neigh instant, and every dungeon up until the end of postgame contains a secondary "Mid-Boss" floor specially curated to challenge the player and add more depth to the dungeons.

Marowak Dojo has been reworked to act as a progression hub for the player. Here, you can grind for experience fighting members of the Blissey line in the training maze, Hoard wealth in the Poke maze, Forage for apples in the aptly named Apple maze, and test your luck against the games hardest bosses in the Challenge Maze. I'm definitely missing one but you get the idea.

In addition, Luminous Spring is available from the start of the game and can be accessed once Mt.bristle is unlocked.

Update: The full release of version 2.0 is here.

A brief summary of changes:

- The starter list has been completed. Welcome Bounsweet, Darumaka, Zorua, Pawmi, Rockruff, Rufflet, Amaura, and Tinkatink. All with at least one exclusive item to their names and their respective signatures.

- Mastery Tower has been completed. After the completion of Drenched Bluff, you can choose to access this massive Labyrinth by talking to the Honedge NPC in treasure town.

Face off against powerful bosses for a chance to claim your player and partner duo’s exclusive items, as well as other extravagant rewards. Are you skilled enough to brave all 100 floors? Play Maelstrom to find out!

The full documentation for this update can be found in the google drive.