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

Element Quest is a side-scrolling MMO in the vein of Glitch and MapleStory

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As we all know well, combining the elements of earth, water, fire, and air will summon either Captain Planet or a new 2D MMORPG...

Choose My Adventure: All the MMOs you made us play in 2021

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It’s been quite a year of Choose My Adventure columns, hasn’t it? We did a pretty good random skip around of different games, in...

MapleStory adds ‘an absolute unit’ of a boss, MapleStory M brings the Pathfinder class online

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Are you ready to fight the biggest, chonkiest, most angelic of slimes? Prepare for the voluminous and luminous majesty of the Guardian Angel Slime...

Nexon America will now accept cryptocurrencies as payment for in-game cash shop items

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You read that headline correctly; cryptocurrencies will now be as acceptable a form of payment as cash if you're buying in-game things from Nexon...

MapleStory’s new anima mage Lara the Earthseer is now playable

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Last month, MapleStory released the On Air: Glimpse of Joy update, which added among other things a new character by the name of Lara....

MapleStory M lets players pre-build a Pathfinder and applies ‘substantial’ class rebalancing in latest patch

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The edgy, dark, arrow-firing Pathfinder class is on its way to MapleStory M in December, but the game's latest update is letting fans of...

MapleStory adds quality-of-life changes, events, and a new character in today’s update

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That face you're seeing in the header image isn't a waking anime nightmare; it's the face of the latest character addition that's part of...

Nexon recaps Maplestory Fest ‘At Home’ 2021

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The legion of MapleStory fans couldn't get together in person this year for a huge fanfest -- but they didn't let that stop them...

Nexon’s Q3 2021 financials tease ‘virtual worlds’ from Embark Studios

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Nexon this week released its Q3 2021 financials, which were down 4% year-over-year, largely thanks to the fact that Q3 2020 was so lucrative...
Where's Glimmer?

Battle Bards Episode 203: The music of mobile MMOs

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For this week’s episode, the Battle Bards turn their attention to an oft-neglected realm of MMO music — that of mobile titles. Will Steff...

MapleStory will hold its fourth MapleStory Fest event in digital form on November 13

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For the fourth year in a row, MapleStory will be holding its own festival to celebrate its players and unveil new announcements for the...

The MOP Up: Ashes of Creation won’t date Alpha 2 testing – at least, not yet

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Ashes of Creation has yet another chunky batch of question-absent answers to the community that it posted on the forums. Intrepid said that it...

MapleStory M adds the Dual Blade class and the Victoria Road region in recent patch

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If your MMO doesn't have a character that can expertly wave two bladed weapons about with precision, guile, and agility, then what are you...
La la la.

Battle Bards Episode 200: Battle Bards Bicentennial!

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Can you believe it? The Battle Bards have hit 200 amazing episodes! Join Steff, Syl, and Syp as they take a victory lap around...

Nexon CEO blasts crunch and the ‘charade of launch timing’

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It's Friday, which means it's time to play one of my favorite weekend games: Check out what a top-tier gaming executive is saying about...
this whale is all of us

$40M of Nexon’s $100M bitcoin investment poofed in the last four months

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So Nexon's had an interesting financial quarter. Its revenues for Q2 were down quarter over quarter, in line with expectations. Why? Well, it turns...

The MOP Up: Wild Terra 2 invites you to have a good time on, uhhh… Plague Island

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With a name like "Plague Island," you know you're in for a great time! This zone will be the first seasonal continent that Wild...
Mmmmangelic.

MapleStory M introduces the Angelic Buster as part of its three-year anniversary festivities

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What's the best way to celebrate three years of operation for MapleStory M? Is it the addition of a new character with a sugary...

MapleStory’s second part of Neo: Light’s Wrath adds a new boss and a new quest line

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The second part of the Neo: Light's Wrath content that marks MapleStory's summer is now officially live and it has... a hotel that's springing...

Battle Bards Episode 197: A royal affair

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Bow to your king and queens of MMO music royalty, for the Battle Bards have donned the crown, taking up the majestic scepter, and...

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