MapleStory players have rolled 273 million characters since 2003

    
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Can you believe MapleStory is 12 years old? I had to double-check it myself. In fact, it’s older than 12, though it’s 12 here in North America. Nexon recently sent over an infographic to drill down some of the other stats behind the cutesy sandbox MMORPG.

Of note, the studio points out the game has almost 275M characters, 1.5M of whom are close to the cap and half a million of whom are married in-game, which is too cute. There are 2.7M guilds, 1.2M players paying into the MVP system, and 28M characters sporting the Magician class – easily the most popular. My favorite stat is pets purchased: 77M. That’s a lot of pets. Almost 5M of those are pandas!

Check out the whole graphic down below.

Source: Press release
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kgptzac

It’s like Ragnarok Online… they still can’t make a good sequel out of a wildly popular game, and doesn’t update the game like WoW or Eve Online.

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rafael12104

So… that’s what? Close the the population of the US. Holy moely! That is staggering.

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Vexia

As a young adolescent, I really, really wanted to try MapleStory, but this MMO, like several others (including FlyFF and FFXI) was way too big for my household’s awful dial-up to download. I remember that you could download it by parts, and even one part estimated that it would take a whole week! I’m glad that’s changed and more people the world over have access to better internet. Well, most of the time, anyway. :P

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Dystopiq

And Nexon still runs it like dog doodoo. Servers crashing. Terrible coding. Exploits. Botting. Hackers. Worst than any other MMO I’ve ever played. Horrific power creep. Sometime in the 2010s they practically abandoned MMO design and designed it more like a mobile game.

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Minimalistway

Ok, checking the infographic again, 72% of players are in 1-50 levels, that is a lot of people who don’t go beyond level 50, or maybe a lot of people have 1 main top level and many alts at low level, anyway, is the grind a reason for this? i wish to see the same stats for other games.

One more thing, i wish to know what people in SEA and India are playing, is there an article in the web about this? i mean the MMO market in Asia, just curious to see what games they play.

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Minimalistway

MapleStory is one of these games i have fond memories of it because i watched my brother play it, maybe i should give it another try, play it slowly, i really want 2D MMO, so far i haven’t found one keep me longer than few hours.

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I made a comment the other week about how the MMO middle class is the players who quietly stick with a game long after it stops being “popular” and showing up in the headlines.

… Here is the proof behind that statement.