This Month In Our Past: December [2011 Edition]

The Winter holidays always mean something huge in MapleStory! Whether it be four new worlds, four new classes, two new towns, an new job advancement or maybe it’s a complete game overhaul, December hardly disappoints.

December 2005

Client Version Update: 0.14
Game Update Name: “The Third Fight”
Game update Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2005

  • New World: Windia
  • Third Job Advancement
  • Level 70 equips

It was Windia which came blowing in on December 21, 2005 along with the long awaited Third Job Advancement. As content began being released specifically for level 70+ players level 70 equipment was released. Check out the flash teaser at

December 2006

Client Version Update: 0.32
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2006

  • Amoria (GlobalMS Original)

The GlobalMS original Amoria and the wedding system were released on December 6, 2006. The innovative western wedding system allowed Maplers to get married for the first time in any service of the game. This update was the precursor for the release or the Amoria Dungeon and Party Quest in January 2007.

December 2007

No major content update.

December 2008

Client Version Update: 0.63
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2008

  • Magatia

It was the mystical land of Alchemy in the middle of the desert which rose from the sands on December 17, 2008. How in the world this single town in the middle of the desert can have night 24/7 while the rest of the area has bright sunshine, I still haven’t figured out.

December 2009

Client Version Update: 0.80
Game Update Name: “Aran”
Game Update Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2009

  • New World: Galicia
  • Aran
  • Updated Maple Island
  • Mushroom Castle
  • Party EXP Distribution Change

Woo! Aran!!! December 10, 2009 brought forth the legendary hero Aran, the new world Galicia, the theme dungeon of Mushroom Castle, an updated tutorial system and the change of the party EXP distribution change from 60:40 to 80:20.

It's a new world for a new year! The year 2010 is almost here and what better way to celebrate than by starting with a clean slate in a brave new world?  There's also a Galicia-only quest that awaits you! Upon arrival at Lith Harbor, speak with Teo to get started. You can earn 100,000 mesos for completing Teo's Nostalgic

December 2010

Client Version Update: 0.93
Game Update Name: “Big Bang”
Game Update Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Big Bang
– New World – El Nido
– New World – Zenith
EXP change
– New Formulas
– Map changes
– Item Drops increased (Use and Etc.)
– Party Quest Level updated
– Astaroth Been Added To Dimensional Mirror
– Quest Has Been Retooled
– Monster Adjustments
– Skill Adjustments
– Evolving Ring Event
– Eve of Resistance Event
– New User Event
– Returned Friend Event
– New World Event
– 1024×768 Resolution
– Higher Resolution
– User Interface Change
– World Map Change
– Ariant Coliseum and Ludibrium Maze Removed
– Episode 1 Quest Remodivied

Client Version Update: 0.94
Game Update Name: “Rise of the Resistance”
Game Update Date: Monday, December 20, 2010

– Resistance Class
– New World – Arcania
– Support for Resistance Event
– Resistance Leveling Event
– Happyville (It ended on: Jan 5th)
– White Christmas Tree Event (It ended on: Jan 5th)
– New World Event
– Singapore Monsters Adjustments
– Bug Fixes

The greatest major update in MapleStory history had its first 2 parts go live on December 7 and 20, 2010. A complete game overhaul, two new classes, three new worlds, the current experience curve and much more were added. This is by far my favorite month as Big Bang was one of the best things to happen to this game we love so much in my opinion.

Let’s got Legends in December 2011! It started with Cannoneers and Mercedes will go live on December 19. Demon Slayers will then be launched in early January.


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