MapleStory 2 will nevertheless have certain features

  • It's hard to predict where MapleStory 2 goes, whether it is going to catch the exact same dedicated audience as its predecessor, or whether it is going to fall into the very same traps that resulted in its demise. Some of the things that plagued the first game, such as DDOS attacks during one winter and arbitrary lag, are a result of age and outdated infrastructure. The game also has a limited amount of meaningful end-game material, which may bore veteran players that burned through the main story with Cheap Maplestory Mesos.

    Worst of all, the old MapleStory had a pay-to-win series by means of a feature aptly named the Money Shop. I was guilty of spending almost $4,000 on this match over the span of a year playing with my personality Mercedes, an elf queen that wields dual bowguns. Each apparently minor update to my wardrobe and combat stats added up over time, leading in that hefty amount. And I was not alone. Players who spend real cash in the sport are at an extreme edge compared to unfunded players. Challenging directors such as Lotus, who will shoot lasers from all possible angles, while stones fall from the sky, need numerous players with funding to team up and defeat. (Fortunately, I was able to re-sell a whole lot of that gear, recouping close to half of what I invested from the game.)

    Lee admits that this was a problem with the original game. "We've rightfully gained a reputation for publishing pay-to-win games," he states. "With our upcoming record of names developed specifically for the Western crowd, we are trying to turn over a new leaf, creating games which are truly free to perform."

    MapleStory M and MapleStory 2 will still have certain characteristics that are eased by premium currency, like getting special haircuts and eyes, faster transportation across cities, and additional skill pages. But players aren't at any significant disadvantage if they don't cover those attributes. People have debated Nexon forums whether the Korean version of MapleStory 2 is pay-to-win and they have not come to any genuine consensus.

    There is also a chance for significant changes that Nexon can introduce in its cellular and 3D iterations of MapleStory. The programmers for MapleStory M have stated that, while the sport currently doesn't let you marry other players, if union is added there'll be support for LGBTQ weddings. That's a step up from the original Maple, which didn't allow same-sex marriage, paralleling South Korea's real life refusal to legally recognize homosexual marriage. Similarly, particular jobs and courses are no longer sex bound, even though the game only offers two genders. These shifts are as significant as upgraded graphics, helping move a 15-year-old game to the modern day.

    Lately, I log on Maplestory items's most important town, Tria, and the square looks really bustling with life, it lags every time a individual jumps. But it's the fantastic kind of lag that shows the server is living. Someone is playing all the best hits from the 90's, from Aqua's "Barbie Girl" to the Backstreet Boys' "I Want it That Way" on the computer keyboard, a new attribute added to MapleStory 2. From this vantage point, MapleStory is looking the furthest from dead that it has been since 2009.