This Month In Our Past: January [2012 Edition]

Welcome to January, one of the greatest months ever for GlobalMS updates. The release of the game’s final job advancement in 2008, one of the game’s most used social features in 2006, the addition of a Global MapleStory original party quest in 2007, and the update of an highly EXP awarding PQ in 2010. Here are the details of game updates in Januarys past.

January 2006

Client Version Update: 0.16
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Monday, January 26, 2006

– Level 80/90/100 equips
– Guild
– Lunar New Year

Guilds will forever be one of the most used, if not the most used social gameplay in MapleStory. Level 80/90/100 equips are also very important in the gameplay of many maplers.

January 2007

Client Version Update: 0.33
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Thursday, January 11, 2007

– Amoria Dungeon 
– Amoria Party Quest 

The Amoria PQ was the first original party quest in Global MapleStory and remains as one of only two, along with what is also Global MapleStory’s, the Crimsonwood Keep PQ.

January 2008

Client Version Update: 0.49
Game Update Name: “4th Time’s the Charm”
Game Update Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2008

– Final Job Advancement
– Leafre
– Mounts
– Legendary Spirit Skill
– Monster Name/HP Bar
– World Maps
– Party Leader Change
– Quest Alarm Function
– Buff/Skill Icon Timer

This is it. The update that has taken #1 in msupdate’s Top 15 Global MapleStory Updates. The long awaited final update advancement and Leafre were released in Global MapleStory on Wednesday, January 23, 2008. With 12 new jobs, 59 new skills, 53 new maps, 21 new NPCs, 19 new quests, 29 new monsters, and the almighty Horntail boss, 0.49 is the biggest and most game changing update ever to Global MapleStory, that is, until the Big Bang hit our shores in December 2010.

January 2009

Client Version Update: 0.64
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Thursday, January 22, 2009

– 7th Day Market
– Magatia Party Quest
– New Tutorial
– Auto AP
– Valentine’s Day Event
– Lunar New Year’s Event

January 2009 has probably been the least game changing January game update. Magatia PQ is less used that many other party quests, the 7th day market was a total failure, and the seasonal events sucked. Fortunately, the new tutorial and auto AP feature made sure that January 2009 will have some effect on new and inexperienced players.

Lunar New Year, Game Update New Party Quest, New Tutorial, 7th Day Market Lunar New Year - Mind of Maple Necklace, Lunar New Year - Firecracker Quest, Lunar New Year - Fortune Pouch Monster NEW White Duck Pet!, Lunar New Year Items

January 2010

Client Version Update: 0.81
Game Update Name: “Winter Wonder”
Game Update Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2010

– Version Up: Monster Survival and New Medal

Although I don’t enjoy it, Monster Survival are extremely popular and rewarding party quests. The Monster Survival turned January 2010 into a good month for Global MapleStory all by itself.

Intrepid Maple World scouts are bringing back reports about two exciting new experiences about to make their debut in MapleStory. If you think you're a great monster fighter, you're about to get the chance to prove it in Monster Survival!There are dark and hidden corners of Maple World where scary things lurk. When they're opened, the call goes out for all Maplers to come and clear away what lurks beneath for the chance at some pretty incredible prizes. It seems that that time has come again. Level 25-30 players should seek out Mr. Lim in the Abandoned Subway Station in the Construction Site North of Kerning City. From there, they may enter the Dusty Platform to fight their way through three stages to the legendary Platform for Train 999 bonus map where Subway Lost and Found prize boxes filled with consumables await! Those who do not go to the bonus map right away will receive the Train 999 Boarding Pass that will grant entry to the bonus through Mr. Lim.Those who slay 10,000 of these beasts will even be awarded with a medal and the title of Honorary Employee! More powerful players of level 40+ may wish to head for Sahel 3 and look for Duarte. There they'll find the entrance to Nett's Pyramid. The Pyramid is a five-stage lost tomb with separate difficulty levels based on player levels (Easy (levels 40-45), Normal (levels 46-50), Hard (levels 51-60), Hell (levels 61+)). Once all stages are cleared you will be able to go to a bonus map immediately or return later by using a Pharaoh's Yeti item with Duarte. Once in the bonus map, gather as many Pharaoh's Treasure Chests as you can to find awesome consumables! Can you delve into the secrets of the sands, battle through 50,000 creatures and emerge with the Protector of Pharaoh medal?<br />
Honor and duty are the hallmarks of true royalty. Do you have that kind of noble character? Here's a chance to prove it! From January 20 – February 16, 2010, Maplers who log in each day and check in with Cassandra will receive a one-day 2010 Winter King or Winter Queen medal. Log in for 20 consecutive days and you'll receive a special 30-day version of the medal! Do your duty and take your place as a monarch of Maple World!

January 2011

Client Version Update: 0.95
Game Update Name: “Birth of the Mechanic”
Game Update Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2011

– Mechanics
– NPC Duey removed NPC Donald added
– Resistance characters can get Episode 1 hats
– Chinese New Year [Jan. 26 – Feb.08]
– Valentine’s Day [Feb.09 – Feb.22]
– Golden Temple [Feb. 23 – Mar.22]
– Mardi Gras [Mar.02 – Mar.15]
– Bug Fixes

2011 brought the first January class addition, the might Mechanics! Mechanics are one of my favourite classes.


Posted on January 15, 2012, in Global MapleStory, History Lesson, Nexon America. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

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