[MSU] Happy New Year 2012!
Hey everyone! Happy New Year to you all. 2011 was a really great year for me and I hope it was even better for you. I also hope that 2012 will be just as great, if not better, for us all. I’m looking forward to seeing what this year will bring, the triumphs, the challenges, the great times and the bad.
In MapleStory we recovered from the biggest bang of them all: The Big Bang, saw the release of five new classes and three new worlds, broke one of the only things that fellow 2D side-scrolling MMO WonderKing had over us with the addition of PvP. We killed the high levels for solo players with the Lion King’s Castle, built new alliances with the Rise of Fellowship and some of our classes Ascended to new heights. Party play options continued with a revamp of party quests and the great Golden Temple rose for a short time to aid us in our journey for a small NX fee. There were those turbulent times also, as many accounts were compromised in both the Global and Korean services of the game. Oh boy, the server crashes and extended maintenances, I’ll never forget them. But I’ve seen a general improvement in Nexon’s service over the year with improvements in customer service and fewer and fewer maintenance and updates being extended. But there is still a far way to go if Nexon’s service is to live up to their market dominance.
On the side of the Msupdate Blog, over 600,000 hits, up approximately 170% from 2010. 378 new posts, more than one per day. Over 2,000 new comments, about a third of which were made by nightcodex/thechazz and another quarter by me. More visitors came from the United States than from any other country, with Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, taking up the next few places. The most viewed post was, believe it or not, Dragon Nest Class Guide with Shanda To Self-Publish Dragon Nest in Asia not too far behind. Both posts soared during the bet phase of Dragon Nest SEA and America and although they have fallen since, aren’t too far behind more relevant posts to this day. The huge majority of my visitors continues to be from search engines with referrals from such sites as basilmarket, the AsiaSoft forums and the Dragon Nest SEA forums.
Well, welcome to 2012! It’s time for another one of Msupdate’s NX giveaways! If you’re reading this post, whether you are a regular visitors of first timer, take this survey. Complete it for a chance to win 10,000 NX.
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Edit: The survey will be closed on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 6:00PM Pacific/9:00PM Eastern and select NX awardees will be contacted by the email address they provided by Wednesday, January 18 2012.