[CA] Combat Arms: Fusion Announced

Combat Arms is one of the premier first-person shooters in the free-to-play gaming industry with over 10 million global players, including over 5 million in North America, over 3 million in Europe and services also in Korea and Brazil. Nexon America has announced that the Fusion update will be arriving in Combat Arms North America (which is typically the first service of the game to receive updates) starting this August. This is a three part update that will end in October.

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Posted on August 17, 2011, in Combat Arms, Update. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. — September’s Update —
    – Gun Emporium Gold: September brings the end of the Gun Emporium Beta along with an improved interface and better weapon types
    – New Map: A whole new battleground to test your skills and prove your dominance.

    — October’s Update–
    – Return of Bug Fix Month: Squashing bugs feels so good we had to bring it back.
    – Game Wide Improvements: We’ve read your feedback and we’re crafting more changes to make your Combat Arms game play experience better than ever.

    Don’t believe me? View the source of that page. 🙂

  2. So maplestory got Big Bang, they got Fusion.
    To be honest. when i read they were going to have Fusion, I tought 2 combat arms server were going to mix, or that they were mixing with another shooting game, like WolfTeam or something.
    I don’t play combat arms, but to me Abilities seem like perks from CoD.
    Don’t you dare to think I’m a CoD fanboy ! I’m more a battlefield fanboy than a CoD fanboy, but I can’t deny that I enjoy playing CoD as well. Main reason, I always like to see with what new killstreaks and perks they came up with. So this will be interesting for CA.

    Now there was something else I wanted to say .. Oooh I know it already. So CA has as HQ the US, just like Maplestory has the HQ in Japan .. or Korea.. or whatever.
    So this means that Nexon America developers (for CA) DO posses the power to make something awsome for their players.. Come on Nexon America, fire half of your Maplestory-Idea-People-Team and let the CA people think.. or atleast look for some new fresh people.
    I mean, combat arms people get abilitys and what not, it must be pretty awsome for them I gues. What did we get ? All exclusive content this past year sucked !
    CvP, CtF… please Nexon… for the love of maplestory

    • Nexon moved its global headquarters from Korea to Tokyo earlier this year but its largest operations remain in Korea. The dev. studios, the subsidiaries, the biggest office, etc., are all still in Korea. So the MS developers are in Korea.

      Well actually the Combat Arms developers (Doobic Studio) are in Korea, just like the MapleStory developers. But Combat Arms was Nexon’s first (and successful) attempt towards building a game towards the Western market, hence its service areas of AMERICA, EUROPE, BRAZIL and Korea. Combat Arms’ success has been from the West. Since the game was launched in America, Europe and Korea in 2008, Combat Arms has passed 10 million players globally. 5 million in North America and 3 million in Europe. That means that between the Korean and Brazilian services, there have only been 2 million players. BUT the Brazilian service began only late last year, so you can expect to be low on players until it can grow. So basically the Korean service has been far less successful than the American and European. So the CA developers are in Korea but they develop the game for the Western market under consultancy from Nexon America and Nexon Europe. So Nexon America has more influence in the content being developed for Combat Arms than the content being development for MapleStory (unless it’s exclusive/original content).

      In the past the MapleStory team at Nexon America has come up with some fantastic ideas such as the Visitors and Masteria. IMO, it’s not that they can’t develop better content, it’s that they’re developing the wrong content. Enough GMS-original events, we need permanent regions or an expansion to current original regions.

  3. msupdate :
    Nexon moved its global headquarters from Korea to Tokyo earlier this year but its largest operations remain in Korea. The dev. studios, the subsidiaries, the biggest office, etc., are all still in Korea. So the MS developers are in Korea.
    Well actually the Combat Arms developers (Doobic Studio) are in Korea, just like the MapleStory developers. But Combat Arms was Nexon’s first (and successful) attempt towards building a game towards the Western market, hence its service areas of AMERICA, EUROPE, BRAZIL and Korea. Combat Arms’ success has been from the West. Since the game was launched in America, Europe and Korea in 2008, Combat Arms has passed 10 million players globally. 5 million in North America and 3 million in Europe. That means that between the Korean and Brazilian services, there have only been 2 million players. BUT the Brazilian service began only late last year, so you can expect to be low on players until it can grow. So basically the Korean service has been far less successful than the American and European. So the CA developers are in Korea but they develop the game for the Western market under consultancy from Nexon America and Nexon Europe. So Nexon America has more influence in the content being developed for Combat Arms than the content being development for MapleStory (unless it’s exclusive/original content).
    In the past the MapleStory team at Nexon America has come up with some fantastic ideas such as the Visitors and Masteria. IMO, it’s not that they can’t develop better content, it’s that they’re developing the wrong content. Enough GMS-original events, we need permanent regions or an expansion to current original regions.

    All I want is some epic GMS eclusive content. Prefering a mini dungeon with like twice the godlyness for jesters and MP3. but that you can only train in it for 1 hour a day. OR maybe a cool quest line … nah …
    OR something cool like version jobs, I have been thinking about this for a long time…

    What if they made a new type og jobs, you have Explores, Cygnus, Resistance, Legend and … Version !

    Every version can create it’s own job. Haven’t decided if they wear Version equips (so a 6th job. Then it will be, warrior, archer, mage, thief, pirate, version.) So lets say there are 6 Versions of maplestory that join…. KMS, JMS, CMS, MSEA, GMS and EMS. THey all design their own job, but let the other versions’ dev teams take a look if thats acceptable for their server. Then, lets say January 2012 they all launch their own version job. So GMS has it’s own, KMS and so on. Then after 2 months they all get 1 other job from another server to join the VERSION class. So then GMS has their own version AND MSEA’s version job. THen after another 2 months we get another version job. This keeps continuing and all jobs get passed on to other versions to slowly complete the collection. Then after 1 year everyone will have all the version jobs unlocked. I think that would be cool but unrealistic. Since it would take way to long, and the jobs migt become unoriginal. And it would be to much work.
    But you have to agree with me, it would be kinda cool.
    Maybe it doesn’t have to be with a job, but with content or events … who knows.

    • “I think that would be cool but unrealistic. Since it would take way to long, and the jobs migt become unoriginal. And it would be to much work.
      But you have to agree with me, it would be kinda cool.
      Maybe it doesn’t have to be with a job, but with content or events … who knows.”
      This is EXACTLY what I was thinking as I read through your idea. It’s actually an excellent idea, but would never work with jobs. It could be like world tour all over again. Each service of the game creates their own original region based on their culture and then the different regions are ported to other services of the game gradually. By the time each service has all of the original regions, the Maple World would be bigger and diverse.

  4. msupdate :
    “I think that would be cool but unrealistic. Since it would take way to long, and the jobs migt become unoriginal. And it would be to much work.
    But you have to agree with me, it would be kinda cool.
    Maybe it doesn’t have to be with a job, but with content or events … who knows.”
    This is EXACTLY what I was thinking as I read through your idea. It’s actually an excellent idea, but would never work with jobs. It could be like world tour all over again. Each service of the game creates their own original region based on their culture and then the different regions are ported to other services of the game gradually. By the time each service has all of the original regions, the Maple World would be bigger and diverse.

    why, what went so wrong with WORLD TOUR .. did they do this concept already with world tour ?

    • When I said “like world tour all over again”, I mean it could be like world tour and go well, unless KoreaMS decides to edit the areas again.

      Yes they did.
      JapanMS: Zipangu
      ChinaMS: Dong Fang Shen Zhou (not in GMS)
      TaiwanMS: Formosa (not in GMS)
      ThaiMS: Siam (we only have Golden Temple event)
      MSEA: Singapore + Malaysia
      GMS: Masteria

      Each service got their own original content and it is gradually ported to the other services.

  5. msupdate :
    When I said “like world tour all over again”, I mean it could be like world tour and go well, unless KoreaMS decides to edit the areas again.
    Yes they did.
    JapanMS: Zipangu
    ChinaMS: Dong Fang Shen Zhou (not in GMS)
    TaiwanMS: Formosa (not in GMS)
    ThaiMS: Siam (we only have Golden Temple event)
    MSEA: Singapore + Malaysia
    GMS: Masteria
    Each service got their own original content and it is gradually ported to the other services.

    Masteria isn’t world tour right ? It’s a whole seperated thingy … World Tour is from the Spinel (or what her name may be) NPC with Zipangu right, or am I missing the point ?
    ANd does ThaiMS have a permanent Golden Temple and do they need NX tickets ?

    Thanks in advance for answering, gotta go to work in 40 minuts at Mc Donalds, from 5 PM – 1 Am … ugh T-T

    • Masteria can be considered as World Tour….

      ThaiMS had Golden Temple before anyone else and it isn’t an NX based area, but its also not the super awesome godly mega super sauce EXP farm house that you seem to think. Its basically another training ground.

    • What maplefreak26 said. Masteria isn’t exactly world tour, but it’s as close as have in GlobalMS and it is loosely based off of the cultures of many of the GlobalMS-playing countries so it’s widely considered our world tour. And World Tour isn’t necessarily accessible solely through Spinel.

  6. msupdate :
    What maplefreak26 said. Masteria isn’t exactly world tour, but it’s as close as have in GlobalMS and it is loosely based off of the cultures of many of the GlobalMS-playing countries so it’s widely considered our world tour. And World Tour isn’t necessarily accessible solely through Spinel.

    Thanks for explaining Maplefreak26 & Zach 🙂

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