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

When you've got tons of promo work to go back through.

Four years after MapleStory 2’s western sunset, the global fans on the Korean version are dwindling

We still mourn the loss of MapleStory 2 'round these parts, particularly since the well-liked sequel appears to have been frustratingly canned as an...

Working As Intended: The top 10 hot tubs in MMORPGs

It's been a running joke for a few years that I always put hot tubs in my MMO houses whenever possible, and once that...

MapleStory prepares players for an intense combat… picnic?

If there's one thing that MMORPGs have taught me, it's that any time a quest sends you to have a meal or picnic with...

MapleStory’s Strawberry Farm Festival is the most spring thing you can do this winter

Just because there are arctic blasts, frost on the trees, and mysterious frozen white powder falling from the sky doesn't mean that you can't...

Q4 2023: Nexon, Krafton, and Roblox all posted soaring revenues in 2023

Welcome back to another MMO business roundup - this one all about financials for some of the companies we keep an eye on 'round...
Just barely avoided this fate.

Perfect Ten: The MMO franchises that can’t count past two

Back in the day, there was a running joke about how Capcom had shown with Street Fighter that the company could not count higher...

MapleStory’s new patch brings strawberry farm activities, server UI tweaks, and Burning World character transfers

Usually when I think about strawberry farms, I think about the spring or summer seasons. That mental association isn't going to stop MapleStory from...

MapleStory KR begins beta testing adjustments to the meso economy that stir worries among NA fans

Mesos make the MapleStory world go 'round being the primary in-game currency that they are, but apparently a few faucets for those shiny gold...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 454: MMO roadmap roundup

Justin and Bree discuss the 2024 roadmaps for Lord of the Rings Online, Lost Ark, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, EVE Online, Elder Scrolls Online, New World, EverQuest, EverQuest II, and Wayfinder, with adventures in LOTRO, FFXIV, and City of Heroes.

The Daily Grind: How much do you think the whales of your top MMO spend in a year?

A few weeks back, following Korea's Fair Trade Commission ordering Nexon to pay nearly $9M in fines over its deceptive gamble-upgrade mechanics, players went...
Yeah, we're boned.

MapleStory’s early 2024 roadmap includes server reorganization and a big change to the Beast Tamer

Joining all of the other MMO roadmaps appearing this month is Nexon's MapleStory, which delivered a preview of its first two updates for Q1...

Nexon Korea hosts ’emergency livestream’ over recent MapleStory cube manipulation fine

Last week we reported on a fine levied by Korea's FTC against Nexon Korea, which was found to be manipulating the probability of earning...

Korea’s FTC fines Nexon $8.9M over MapleStory’s deceptive gear upgrade probabilities

Care for a little smile to start off this first week of 2024? Then feast your eyes on a hefty $8.9M (₩11.6M) fine levied...

MapleStory introduces abyssal expeditions, new bosses, and the return of the Maplemas holiday

It's time for a holly jolly Maplemas in MapleStory, the side-scrolling MMO that likes to use the word "maple" as a prefix! Whatever you...

MapleStory pushes ahead with its New Age update after energy cap controversy

The next part of MapleStory's New Age update is here, bringing "rebooted" worlds, faster leveling, and sixth job advancement. Players should find that going...

Tarisland devs address the decision to avoid P2W cash shop kit – but not Vigor energy gating

Tencent is apparently continuing to tweak its monetization for Tarisland in response to player angst as it continues charging through its second closed beta...

MapleStory addresses uproar over Sol Erda energy caps in New Age

Nexon's MapleStory isn't often the subject of a big messy drama, but Nexon has gone and stepped in it with its big New Age...

Nexon Q3 2023: Nexon’s getting a new CEO as its PC MMOs like MapleStory drive absurd revenue growth

Owen Mahoney is out at Nexon - and Junghun Lee is in. That's the key bit of news coming out of the company's Q3...

Classic MapleStory is launching a new reboot server for North America

Last night, Nexon announced multiple big moves for the classic MapleStory experience, starting with a fresh "reboot" server for the North American playerbase. Reboot...

MapleStory’s Midnight Carnival arrives to celebrate Halloween all through October

The month of October is Halloween. This is now an inalienable truth because most of the internet has decreed it so, and it's being...