[MS] “Fastest Updating” and “Most Updated” Rankings: Q2 2011

I have decided to update my rankings of the different services of MapleStory based on their speed of updates and how much of the main storyline content they currently have covered once every quarter. Today is the finally day of the second quarter of the year, the middle day of the year.

To quite understand what I mean by “fastest updating” and “most updated”, why I feel that EuropeMS remains the fastest updating service and why additional and exclusive content cannot be counted in how fast a service updates (*cough* JapanMS), please read Content Speed Comparisons: KMS, GMS, MSEA, EMS.

Fastest Updating

Current Rank Service Move Since April 2011
1 Europe MapleStory
2 Global MapleStory
3 Japan MapleStory +5
4 Korea MapleStory +1
5* China MapleStory -2
5* Taiwan MapleStory -2
7 Thailand MapleStory -2
8 MapleStory South East Asia
9 Brazil MapleStory

*ChinaMS and TaiwanMS are tied, this isn’t a mistake


EuropeMS remains in its firm #1 position as it continues to add in content at a fast pace. Big Bang after just over 4 years in service? Europe I envy you. Well no not really, we’re on our way to Chaos. But wow Europe gets content fast.

GlobalMS will keep its place at #2 because of the speed at which the Chaos updates are being delivered. By the time ChinaMS and TaiwanMS receive their 2nd Chaos, update GMS will have just received its 3rd update. By the time TaiwanMS and ChinaMS complete their 3 Chaos updates, GlobalMS will be preparing for its 5th.

JapanMS has skyrocketed up the rankings because although they are getting Renaissance (Chaos) a few weeks after GlobalMS, ChinaMS and TaiwanMS, they have come back from lacking Ice Ravine and the Chaos bosses a few months ago to preparing for their Renaissance updates to launch this summer. I hope that this increase in speed for JapanMS will not be short lived.

Of course there’s Korea MapleStory. The hardest of them all to rank since there’s nobody to compare it to really. KoreaMS has also risen up the ranks since it has been updating pretty quickly recently. From Chaos, straight into Jump! and then right into Legend. If it weren’t for JapanMS’s triumphant return to bigger updates and GlobalMS’s close Chaos updates, KoreaMS would definitely be ranked #2.

ChinaMS and TaiwanMS continue to receive the same updates on the same day and are therefore ranked the same for the second ranking update in a row. They both got their first Chaos update on the same date as GlobalMS, but their updates are much more spread out that GlobalMS’s, so they’ll get more Chaos content later.

ThailandMS received Big Bang and hasn’t gotten any hints of any updates since then, which disappoints me as it seemed that they were really picking up the pace. Therefore, they have moved down the ranks. Come on AsiaSoft, get some content in. ThaiMS does have a way of suddenly coming out of nowhere with a few big updates, so I wouldn’t be too too worried.

The lack of content delivery from AsiaSoft continues in MapleSEA. The once great MapleSEA that everyone said would catch up to KMS and other stuff like that is now begging for updates. Their Mechanic update comes to so long after the two previous Big Bang updates (all the way in July, which the other updates took place in May). This also leads me to wonder when their next update after Mechanics will be. We’ll just have to wait and see how MapleSEA fares.

Do I even have to explain why BrazilMS is at the bottom of the table?

Most Updated

Current Rank Service Move Since April 2011
1 Korea MapleStory
2 Global MapleStory
3* China MapleStory
3* Taiwan MapleStory
5 Japan MapleStory +1
6 Thailand MapleStory -1
7 MapleStory South East Asia
8 Europe MapleStory
9 Brazil MapleStory

*ChinaMS and TaiwanMS are tied, this isn’t a mistake


If you need an explanation as to why KoreaMS is at the top of the most updated list then I suggest that you go see a psychiatrist.

GlobalMS just can’t get to #1, can it? It is #2 on both the fastest updating and most updated lists, as it was in April. With how close the Chaos updates are, GlobalMS will be the first outside of Korea to complete the main three parts of Chaos and Jump! has already been hinted to come later this year.

ChinaMS and TaiwanMS, as I said before, keep getting the same updates on the same day. I just can’t tell which is more updated, if one is. They’re both receiving all the Chaos updates on the same day too.

JapanMS has surpassed ThaiMS with its recent fast updating and ThaiMS’s slow updating. With its Renaissance updates coming soon, but after GlobalMS, ChinaMS and TaiwanMS, JapanMS takes the #5 spot.

ThaiMS was doing quite well up to Big Bang. But since it received its Big Bang update earlier this year, it hasn’t gotten anything else other than a few cash shop updates. I hope that Chaos will be announced for ThaiMS soon.

MapleSEA has fallen to just getting its Big Bang updates when GlobalMS, TaiwanMS, ChinaMS and JapanMS are getting their Chaos updates and KoreaMS is receiving the Legend updates. Not good. Poor MapleSEA.

EuropeMS, although catching up fast due to its fast updating, is still a ways behind (approximately six month behind GlobalMS and 12 months behind KoreaMS). They’re now competing with MapleSEA, but are still behind them.

Yeah… you know the situation with Brazil. I’m not even sure if BrazilMS deserves a place on the list right now.

Posted on June 30, 2011, in Global MapleStory, Nexon America, Update and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Should include the most buggiest version as well.

    I think GMS rushes the updates causing all the bugs to appear.

    • Rofl. That’s actually a really good idea. But I’m not aware of the bug situation in other services in comparison to each other so I can’t really do that.

  2. To be honest, I think KMS is the least buggiest. Manly because there is no way (like basil or anything for GMS and EMS) where I can hear problems with KMS. I never hear any bugs or dupes in KMS. And to be honest like 4 years ago I never heard about duping in GMS … so somewhere they did something wrong, or is it just me

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