maplestory

Official Site: MapleStory
Studio: Nexon
Launch Date: May 11, 2005 (NA); April 29, 2003 (KR)
Genre: Fantasy Sandbox
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

Battle Bards Episode 171: Forest Tales 2

Hitch up your shorts, buckle your boots, and step into another deep forest of MMORPG music with the Battle Bards! As diverse as the...

MapleStory’s latest update adds a new character and revamps existing skills, map activities, and guild activities

Last week saw MapleStory add a beefy update to the game which has, among other things, introduced a new character, made a...

The MOP Up: COVID-19’s digital silver lining

While the COVID-19 epidemic has been nine types of awful over the last half-year, video game studios and publishers aren't complaining quite as loud...

The Game Archaeologist: Were sequels ever a good idea for MMOs?

From movies to books to video games, sequels (and all related spin-offs) are a common sight when a property is sufficiently successful enough. Even...

The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG has the best music system?

A few weeks back, I was swapping my SWG Legends character to a new class when my five-year-old daughter started begging me to...

The Stream Team: So long MapleStory 2 and thanks for all the ducks

Duck you world for ripping away this spot of yellow fluffiness! It is with great sadness than Massively OP's MJ sends MapleStory 2 off...

One Shots: This is my rifle, this is my gun

Let me tell you, the wilds of Fallout 76 aren't a place for nerf guns and slingshots. When you're facing down deathclaws and...

Nexon Q1 2020 financials: COVID-19’s economic damage caused ‘no significant disruption’

How is Nexon faring after the 2019 year that saw the company’s owners give up on a sale and instead begin slashing teams...
Well, someone's having fun!

Battle Bards Episode 167: Childlike wonder

Tapping into their inner children, the three Battle Bards get into the spirit of name calling, trading stickers, and goofing off in kiddie MMOs....

The MOP Up: Star Sonata 2 reboots the universe

If you've been playing Star Sonata 2, you need to prepare yourself for the end of the universe -- and the start of...

MapleStory throws a pixel party and welcomes MapleStory 2 refugees

There should be a rule that if your MMORPG makes it to 15 years, then you can celebrate it any way you want without...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 264: Don’t feel blue, MapleStory 2

Justin, Bree, Eliot, and Chris discuss the pandemic's positive impact on gaming, MapleStory 2, Guild Wars 2, EverQuest, and Warhammer Online, with adventures in Animal Crossing, Star Trek Online, GW2, SWG Legends, Dauntless, and FFXIV, and an epic lightning round mailbag.
Leaf it up.

Nexon is sunsetting MapleStory 2 after less than two years online

Ah damn, we really didn't need more bad news right about now. But it's here all the same: Nexon officially announced this afternoon...

Enter to win a sweet Maplestory Pink Bean gaming chair from Nexon and MOP!

Do you hear that sobbing in the background? It's the sound of Massively OP's Carlo weeping over the fact that we're about to give...
Sit.

There’s a limited-edition MapleStory Pink Bean chair available now because why not

The world is so weird right now that the new MapleStory promotion almost feels like it's perfectly normal. You can buy a limited-edition...
This will probably be on the list.

Battle Bards Episode 164: Away with the fairies

If you ever walked into a forest glade at the light of the first full moon of the year, you may spy an impish...

The MOP Up: Runes of Magic helps you catch up

You might or might not be aware that last December, Runes of Magic rolled out new "catch up" servers that allow players to level...

MMO Business Roundup: Tim Sweeney’s politics gaffe, Nexon’s Q4 2019, and the old BioWare crew

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Politics in games Epic's Tim Sweeney opened this week's DICE Summit with a whopper...

Mobile MMO Roundup: TERA Frontier’s new name, Aion mobile improves events, MapleStory M’s new hero

Hi there! Would you like some mobile MMORPG news? Don't worry, they're hors d'oeuvre-sized, just like the games themselves. Have yourself some of these...

The MOP Up: Dofus gives its 2020 roadmap

After a wild 15th year anniversary, Dofus is prepared to crank out a great 2020. The game's roadmap outlined the upcoming year (brought...

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