Enter a world of magic and mystery in MapleStory, the original side-scrolling MMORPG. Choose from over 30 classes and join the millennia-long battle against the evil Black Mage.
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Release Date: Aug 9, 2012

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September 7

v.176 – Mushroom Shrine Tales Patch Notes



Visit the town of Mushroom Shrine and help out the yokai NPCs in Mushroom Shrine Tales, MapleStory’s newest theme dungeon! Form relationships with the spirited NPCs, and take on the unflappable new boss, Tengu! Then enjoy the last of summer with worldwide Water Wars! Join up with the Cygnus Knights or the Resistance and soak your opponents. Celebrate music with the Maple Music Festival. Join in limbo rhythm mini-games, enjoy BBQ and fireworks, and collect some new chairs. The Futuroid event and other events will also be arriving. All this and more, in Mushroom Shrine Tales!

Patch Notes: http://maplestory.nexon.net/news/16847/v-176-mushroom-shrine-tales-patch-notes

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August 31

v.176 – Mushroom Shrine Tales Update Preview



Visit the town of Mushroom Shrine and help out the yokai NPCs in Mushroom Shrine Tales, MapleStory’s newest theme dungeon! Form relationships with the spirited NPCs, and take on the unflappable new boss, Tengu! Then enjoy the last of summer with worldwide Water Wars! Join up with the Cygnus Knights or the Resistance and soak your opponents. Celebrate music with the Maple Music Festival. Join in limbo rhythm mini-games, enjoy BBQ and fireworks, and collect some new chairs. The Futuroid event and other events will also be arriving. All this and more, in Mushroom Shrine Tales!

Update Preview: http://maplestory.nexon.net/news/16609

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Reviews

"MapleStory is an MMO where the mixture of cuteness and a serious RPG feel has harmoniously mixed itself into one interesting game."
OnRPG
"MapleStory continues to break its own records as more and more players continue to fall in love with its vibrant art style, exciting action-themed gameplay and compelling lore..."
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“MapleStory is hands down one of the best free-to-play MMORPGs of all time.”
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Mushroom Shrine Tales



Visit the town of Mushroom Shrine and help out the yokai NPCs in Mushroom Shrine Tales, MapleStory’s newest theme dungeon! Form relationships with the spirited NPCs, and take on the unflappable new boss, Tengu!

Learn more about the update here: http://maplestory.nexon.net/news/16609/
Read the complete patch notes here: http://maplestory.nexon.net/news/16847

About This Game

Eons ago, six brave heroes defied the Black Mage and stopped his conquest of Maple World, sealing him away for millennia. Now the fiend has awoken, and a new breed of hero must take up the call.

Choose from over 30 characters, including mages, archers, pirates, ninjas, even time travelers! Customize your hero with countless cosmetic options and craft your own play-style with robust skill trees. Explore Maple World's mountains, deserts, jungles and more, or travel to the alien world of Grandis for even more intrigue. With millions of players to meet and countless adventures to be had, MapleStory is the MMO that lets you unleash your wild side.

Key Features:

  • Customize Your Skills
    Choose from over 30 playable classes, each with distinct personalities and abilities. Level up your hero and specialize your skills for the perfect play-style. Every Maple hero has a story, and they all need players like you to guide them. What will your story be?

  • Unlimited Style
    No two Maplers are alike. Pick from hundreds of cosmetic options to craft the perfect hero. Choose from hats, cloaks, gloves and more to create a look that matches your personality. Crave substance over style? Collect weapons and armor to become the greatest warrior Maple World has ever known.

  • Fight with Friends
    MapleStory is one of the most social MMOs available. Bring along your buddies and create a guild, or make new friends as you join forces with millions of other players. Exploring Maple World is better with an ally by your side!

  • The Fun Never Stops
    MapleStory is always evolving, with new quests, new locations and new events added on a regular basis. Whether you're enjoying a new mini-game or taking on a new boss, there's always something to do, and someone to do it with.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista or later
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo 2.4Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.4Ghz
    • Memory:2GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 8600 GH / ATI Radeon HD 3450
    • Hard Drive:At least 14GB of free space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0 or higher compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • We recommend that you install DirectX version 9.0 or higher for the client to run smoothly
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7 or later
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo 3.0Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 3.0Ghz
    • Memory:at least 4GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 9600 / ATI Radeon HD 3870 or higher
    • Hard Drive:At least 14GB of free space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0 or higher compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • We recommend that you install DirectX version 9.0 or higher for the client to run smoothly
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
2003 maple story came out as the worlds first 2d side scroll mmorpg 2006 I started playing the game. maps were HUGE and not needed, item grabbing was so crazy just to get a rare drop, internet was Dailup and aol at the time, updates took forever and it got me excited, listened to experimental techno while staring at the backgrounds or waiting 5-10 minutes on an airship or toytrain/genie. Maple weapons were HUGE collectibles and it was just before they made the hero classes. Fast forward 10 years later to the same game and to call it the same is far from true... 10/10 would revisit old memories again if I wasnt 26 married college and have 3 bunnies to take care of.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
237.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Was and no longer is great.

Maplestory retains that look and feel from years ago, but still falls short on the essential elements that keep people in-game enjoying content and off hotstreaks of haituses. The community was the reason to log back in everyday. Your friends from school weren't embarrassed to say they played, and if they were it didn't show when they were in game. Today, I feel I need to explain myself everytime I download the nearly 10 gigabytes of content again, and appear online abound with greyed out names of the past on my buddy list.

It's depressing how a game that used to bring me joy is now devoid of any passion. Free to Play became a lie with the introduction of pets and store permits; things that should have been available for ingame currency or as rewards from quests. It's good business, because it's still tricking people, but poor practice.

Veterans of Maplestory saw the decline years before the younger crowd that the game is now geared towards. It was reap what you sow and is now pay hard to hit hard.

Maybe I'm stuck in the past, but the experiences I've had in the recent versions of Maplestory have cost me more than my wallet and is not worth even a half an hour of gameplay.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
This game is very easy to get into, but hard to get out. I remember playing when I was about 8 years old, playing that game. However, I have lost almost all of my interest in that game, and for one reason, Classes. I really think that there are wayyyyyyy too many classes. It's a bit overwhelming really.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Here is the thing, It isn't exactly the game itself, as much as it is the community. When the game first came out, the community for it was amazing! Everywhere you looked, you could see a player in every map. It was a game where you had to work together to make any progress. You knew the big name players; FangBlade, Tigger, CurryIsHot, etc. The community was there. It was loving, it was caring, it was a game that you wanted to play with friends instead of alone. It wasn't so much how long it took to get somewhere, as opposed to how you got there. Now the game is just too quick and easy to do anything. There are far too many classes, and instead of using skills from each class; (for example, one of the most famous party quests, the Ludibrium Tower PQ, you NEEDED to have at least a magician and a thief in your party otherwise you could not complete the party quest) is now replaced with 'HEY I CAN BEAT EVERY BOSS IN THE GAME IN 2 DAYS BY MYSELF BECAUSE I BOUGHT NX'. It just doesn't have the same player base, and I believe that is the reason so many people are quitting.

As someone who has played since 2006, these 10 years have really brought a change to my eyes on the game I once loved.

Here are some key points:
1) The game is too rushed now. I know leveling slow sounds boring, but back in the day the excitement of getting to level 21 after hours of work so you can start Kerning PQing with your friends. Getting your 2nd job took work and then going to Ludi PQ was another fun adventure when you had friends to do it with. Getting tracks and looking for the best 'clicker' to get you into the PQs and what not. It was fun. Someone being level 70 back then was amazing. You'd look up to them. Now you can get it within 5 hours of playing hard. When Zakum first came out, for a long time there was a select few who could even dream about getting a zakum helmet, now everyone has one.
2) Pay to win. They added all this new stuff to upgrade your items like cubes and I don't even know what else. Back in the day the only thing that NX bought you was cool hair, clothes and pets. Now, if you wana be the best at this game, you have to pay a lot of money for it with cubes, and other NX items.
3) Simplicity. This is what is turning me off at the moment. Back when I played, there was only Mage, Bowmen, Theifs and Warriors (and the rare 'beginner' main), and it was awsome. Each class had strengths and weaknesses at different points in the game, and the world wasn't too gaint to explore. The old saying 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' I think. People enjoyed making one of each of the 4 classes (even more if you wanted Spearman, fighter, F/P mage, clerics, bandits etc). Now, when I opened maplestory, I see like 20 different classes at least, and each probably have their own sub-classes, it's just too much imo. Back then it was easy to balance (in fact they almost never had to balance any classes cause they were so equal) but, I imagine with this many classes now, sometimes they get out of balance and certain ones outshine heavily.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Was the very firsr F2P mmo, I have had the chance to play.. Still love it to this day!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
It's still good to kill time and for who ever loves to grind with music in the backround
but do wish they fix some other things like creep spikes
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
218.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
If steam showed the actual amount of time I have played this game it would be around 4000 hours because child hood.... and because I didn't know steam existed so I just used the nexon website to launch the game (Also tought me how to grind the ♥♥♥♥ out of games + reboot was the best thing to happen to this game so you dont have to spend money to win!) Other than that I love this game and it is a grinders paradise.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
992.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
I LOVE THIS GAME. I PLAY IT TOO MUCH THAT I PLAYED 992.4 HOURS ON RECORD :O
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
56.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
It's fun, yeh.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
I never had a life in the first place.
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lurklight
52.7 hrs
Posted: September 28
Played this game 10 years ago. Still great. Lots of grinding, cute art. Fun times.
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Tinky Winky
55.8 hrs
Posted: September 26
Err, dont like it as much. (no good pq/hacking is way too ez) pls fix
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Bloom
41.7 hrs
Posted: September 25
You load the game and the server list is blank then it crashes.

Great game Nexon.
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Corruption_Virus
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
Its a good game, though if I could point out something, its that if your a returning player, with all the new classes and events you really won't know whats going on.

Things get changed and you get lost.

But overall I reccomend it.
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kp_plus
11.3 hrs
Posted: September 23
is kawaii would recomend
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Amazing Frogo
0.8 hrs
Posted: September 22
♥♥♥♥ tae
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Maple Weeb
11.1 hrs
Posted: September 21
R8 8 out of 8, its gr8 m8 recommended no need to deb8 but if you do i'll set a d8
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