This Month in Our Past: October

Welcome to October’s edition of This Month in Our Past. I am pleased to say that this is the 1st anniversary of the This Month in Our Past series. This means that posting these will be quite a bit easier since I can just copy and do some small edits to last year’s posts, and update it with last year’s content.

October has truly been one of the greatest months for Global MapleStory where content updates are concerned. From the biggest update to the game in terms of sheer amount of content pre-Big Bang to the launch of the cash shop, the NXGames (Nexon) takeover and the release of the three MapleSEA-original areas: Singapore, Malaysia and Ulu City (three separate years).

October 2005

Client Version Update: 0.08
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2005

  • Nexon logo placed in the game
  • Opening of the thing that keeps the game alive, the cash shop
  • Publishing service taken over by Nexon under the name NXGames
  • Critical purple damage numbers

Welcome to Nexon!! Nexon officially reentered the North American market remotely from Korea on October 18, 2005 under the name ‘NXGames’. The cash shop, the feature that keeps the game free-to-play, was also opened on this date.

October 2006

Client Version Update: 0.30
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2006

  • Halloween events

Not much to say here. Halloween events!

October 2007

Client Version Update: 0.44
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Thursday, October 11, 2007

  • Opening of new game server – Kradia
  • Original Haunted House (original content)

Masteria was expanded for the first time after it was opened as Haunted House made its debut. Haunted House was originally expected to be an event area only for Halloween and required an NX item to enter. Following a riot from the GlobalMS players, Haunted House was made accessible to all and a permanent addition to the game. The 8th game server, Kradia, made its debut.

October 2008

Client Version Update: 0.61
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008

  • Singapore
  • Pirate class prevents and prequests
  • Guest Login (RIP)

MP3 is and will also be one of my favorite training areas in the game. It, along with the rest of Singapore, the Singapore ghost ship, the guest log in feature (has since been removed) and the pirate class preparations were added in October of 2008. This was the first in a series of October updates in two years following this update to feature MapleSEA-original content.

October 2009

Client Version Update: 0.77
Game Update Name: ‘Halloween Maple Style’
Game Update Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009

  • Malaysia (TZM, Kampung Village, Malaysia Theme Park, Targa and Scarlion Bosses)
  • Balrog Boss
  • Haunted House II (original content)
  • Gold Richie
  • Witch’s Tower
  • Level Up Event
  • Cygnus Knights Tutorial
  • New Party Searching Window
  • Drake and Pirate Minidungeons
  • New medals

Huge. The October 2009 is what I call the biggest content update pre-Big Bang where the amount of content is concerned. And it was totally unexpected with the only content hint that we got was that of Haunted House II and previews of the rest of the content didn’t appear until the night before 0.77 went live. Full Malaysia and its bosses, the Balrog Boss, Haunted House II, Gold Richie event, Witch’s Tower event, Level Up event, Cygnus Knights tutorial and more all in this one month. 0.77 is #5 on Msupdate’s Top 15 Global MapleStory Updates. The best part about, despite all the new content, is was only scheduled for 7 hours and ended 1.25 hours EARLY!

October 2010

Client Version Update: 0.91
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010

– Ulu City (Added on Nov. 3)
– Aramia’s Book Drive (Added on Nov. 3)
– Halloween Event Ended (Ended on Nov. 10)
– Aramia’s Book Drive Ended (Ended on Nov. 16)
– Thanksgiving Event (Started Nov. 17)

Lionheart365’s dream update came on October 27, 2010 with the addition of Ulu City. We didn’t have another update until late November so Thanksgiving events were also implemented, but were activated at a later maintenance.

October 2011 isn’t expected to hold any major updates, with Ascension launching not too long ago and the next update expecting to be Legend, which we expect to be released this December and January.


Posted on October 6, 2011, in Global MapleStory, History Lesson, Update. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Is it just me or is Sudden Attack being transferred to Nexon America soon?
    (I used view source for before it transfers me to Dragon Nest’s site.)

    • Wouldn’t be surprised at all!!! Great news. Thanks. I’ll post about it tomorrow. I had a feeling it was turn to this considering how successful Combat Arms is. But this means that Gamehi will be left publishing only Dekaron through its Global publishing arm. They left Ndoors that way too after they took over Atlantica and transferred WonderKing to Ignited Games. Interesting…

  2. I did some more sneaking around and find out that the accounts and “testing 1 2 3” threads were made at August 15th, which I assume that means the transfer would happen late this year or early next year.

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