This Month in Our Past: March

One of the greatest months of the year by previous records is March. A breathtaking milestone, not just for one of the game’s best, but for the entire Global service, a challenging new and original party quest, the opening of the 7th world, the birth of one of the game’s most powerful bosses, a highly anticipated new area with an extremely wide level range, the awakening of the great Dragon Master and more all took place during this month in our past.

March 2006

Client Version Update: 0.19
Game Update Name: ‘LUDIBRIUM!!!!!’
Game Update Date: Thursday, March 2, 2006

– Ludibrium

With monsters levels ranging over 70 levels, the highly anticipated area of Ludibrium added much required training areas for level 50+ players at a time when Maple World was a fraction of what it is now and training possibilities were small. At the time Ludibrium was the best thing to happen to Global MapleStory.

March 2007

Client Version Update: 0.35
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2007

– New World – Mardia
– Orbis Party Quest
– Pet window updated
– Quest Helper
– Maple Signs Active
– Zakum Squad
– 100 member guilds
– Easter event

The 7th world of Global MapleStory, Mardia, as well as the Orbis PQ and other features and events were added into MapleStory in March 2007.

March 2008

Event: First Level 200 in GlobalMS
Date: March 14, 2008

It was the first level up 200 on March 14, 2008, when the quick leveling FangBlade hit the maximum level.

Client Version Update: 0.52
Game Update Name: ‘Behold Horntail’
Game Update Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2008

– Easter Event
– Horntail
– Leafre Cave
– Monster Carnival

The carnival came to town (Maple World) along with the vicious Horntail in March 2008.

March 2009

Client Version Update: 0.66
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Thursday, March 5, 2009

– Crimsonwood Keep Party Quest
-Interior of Crimsonwood Keep
– Mal Volence Party Quest
– 100 Buddy List Slots (Increased By 50)
– GM Event (Masteria Mob Invasion)

Absolutely amazing. It was March 2009 that the Masteria Party Quest and the Interior of the Keep were added into the game. If you didn’t like this update then you need to die. One of the most beautiful moments in MapleStory history was when this update went live. I hope we’ll see more updates like this in the future. Masteria is the heart to Global MapleStory. Other updates that went unnoticed by me at the time were the Mal Volence Party Quest (event) and the buddy list expansion to 100.

March 2010

Client Version Update: 0.84
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

– Evan Class
– Episode 1 Open to Evans
– Neo City update (3 new maps, 2 new bosses)
– Party Registration System
– General Mau
– GameLauncher
– Party UI and Trade UI changed
– Everyday Evan Event
– Evan Levelup Event
– Evan Trailblazer
– Evan Launch Event
– Evan’s Gift
– Bug Fix and Changes

A nice update hit on the final day of March of 2010. The great Dragon Master Evan and the Onyx Dragon were added to the game. Along with it came the original, but lame Neo City update, many Evan events and a few game features.

The Aftershock update is coming in March 2011. Keep posted for more information.


Posted on February 27, 2011, in Global MapleStory, History Lesson, Nexon America. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. so zach please tell me, did you make screenshots of the update announcements even far back in 2006, with the intention of adding that to the “this month in out past [enter month]” 5 years later ??

    • Nah. I went searching on the site/fansite archives for the announcements.

      • oooh .. i always have trouble with that search option .. when i try to search for, lets say royal hair .. i typ in SUBJECT : ROYAL … i get no results .. the page stays on the the current event page .. thne i try to search on the other thing and typ in ROYAL … same thing

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