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

Choose My Adventure: Getting straight through the Riena Strait in MapleStory

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I've got to admit, I'm very glad to see this one behind me, and that kind of makes me sad. MapleStory should have had...

Battle Bards Episode 193: Tribal jams

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Strike up a drum, flourish a flute, and howl to the moon — it’s time to get funky with some tribal jams! In this...

MMO Business Roundup: Q1 2021 financials for Roblox, Nexon, and Star Stable

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Star Stable: I'm frankly just as surprised as anyone to be starting this...

Choose My Adventure: How guidance made all the difference in MapleStory

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Boy, am I glad I read the comments. That's not an admission that I very often make when it comes to my online life,...

MapleStory M introduces the half-human-half-dragon Kaiser class in latest update

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Only in video games can we become as dragons without thinking about the real-world repercussions that would involve, like dry scale irritation, finding a...

Choose My Adventure: MapleStory insists on getting in the way of fun

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I am mightily surprised I'm having such a bad time with MapleStory - especially considering how much I enjoyed the sequel, which you'll recall was...

Choose My Adventure: RIFT was fun before, wasn’t it?

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My time in RIFT this past month has left me confused, frankly. Primarily because I remember genuinely enjoying this game more than I did. That’s...

MapleStory is opening the luxurious Hotel Maple to celebrate its 16th anniversary

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No, unfortunately for fans of MapleStory, the Hotel Maple is not going to be a thing in meatspace. What it is going to be...
Leaf it up.

The Daily Grind: What MMOs should be adapted to mobile?

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Sometimes the success or failure of a game may come down to its availability on certain platforms and systems. Sometimes an MMO that didn't...

One Shots: Riding the dino to the prom

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You think you were all decked out in finery and had a spiffy ride the last time you went to a formal dance? You...
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MapleStory previews the upcoming Spring Blossoms update, complete with cafe and Mechanical Hearts

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Spring has not yet quite sprung into MapleStory, but it's soon to spring away with the game's upcoming Spring Blossoms update coming in the near...

Massively Overthinking: ‘Dead games’ in the MMO space

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I had a laugh a while back when I spied this tweet in my feeds from a Bungie CM who was suggesting people mute...

Enter to win a Maplestory M Xenon swag bag, including a battery pack, from Nexon and MOP!

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In honor of the launch of Xenon in MapleStory M this month (and the concomitant avalanche of new events), Nexon is offering a nifty...

Valentine’s Day begins in Star Citizen, SWG Legends, DAOC, and more

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OK, MMOs, we get it, you have chocolate and pink stuff and hearts. This is the last one of these roundups I'm doing this...

Nexon saw a record 2020 revenue haul thanks to MapleStory and FIFA

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With an emphasis on MapleStory's continuing success and a push into "new markets," Nexon settled out 2020 rather well for itself. Its Q4 2020...

MapleStory puts out a new update with job balancing, gameplay improvements, and a full moon festival

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I think having to avoid going to public gatherings for so long is having a real effect on me because when I watched the...

One Shots: A good day to respawn

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You'd think it would be mentally exhausting to be a Klingon, what with waking up every morning fully expecting to die and looking for...

One Shots: A friend closer than a brother

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When you are heading out to the dangerous wilds where dismemberment, face melting, certain death, or even experience loss might be around every corner,...
Leaf it up.

Battle Bards Episode 184: MapleStory 2

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Nexon’s late, doomed MapleStory 2 gets a resurrection of sorts, as the Battle Bards salvage the soundtrack and deliver it, shining and sparkly, to...

MOP Awards: Best MMO Player Screenshots

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Every Friday morning after breakfast, I crack open the comments to the previous week's One Shots column and pick the most eye-catching and interesting...

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