This Month In Our Past: February [2012 Edition]

Oh February, poor February. Is Lunar New Year anything to woo about? Nah, not in GlobalMS. Maybe in ChinaMS or MapleSEA, but not GlobalMS. Ooo! Valentine’s Day! Nah, nothing super special. Events and more events? Unless they’re super awesome events then we’re not that interested.  Neo City, Kerning Square and Golden Temple? Hmm, not that bad. All in all, February has been one of the most disappointing months f0r GlobalMS.

It’s February! The month of the Lunar New Year, small updates and disappointing content. A new world, innovative cooperative quest and more were added to the game in this month in past years.

February 2006

Client Version Update: 0.17
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Thursday, February 9, 2006

-PIN reset
-Valentine’s Day

Client Version Update: 0.18
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Thursday, February 16, 2006

-New World – Khaini

GlobalMS received two updates in February 2006, the PIN reset function, Valentine’s Day events and the 5th world, Khaini.

February 2007

Client Version Update: 0.34
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2007

-Guild Quest
-Valentine’s Day Event
-Lunar New Year’s Event

In February 2007 the awaited guild quest finally made it to Global MapleStory. The guild quest was one of the biggest additions to MapleStory at the time as it provided in-game entertainment other than the constant grind that players were subjected to at the time. This was also one of the first ways (and first official way) for guilds to be ranked against each other.

February 2008

Client Version Update: 0.51
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Thursday, February 14, 2008

-Valentine’s Day
-Lunar New Year’s Event

Just after the addition of what I believe is the most innovative update in Global MapleStory history, the 4th job advancement, and while preparing for the addition of Horntail and Monster Carnival, Nexon took a break. February 2008 saw only the activation of (boring) Valentine’s Day and Lunar New Year events.

February 2009

Nexon took another break in February 2009 when they skipped the month. The January update was on January 22 and the March update was on March 5.

February 2010

Client Version Update: 0.83
Game Update Name: “Year of the Tiger”
Game Update Date: Monday, February 22, 2010

-Kerning Square Mall
-Neo City
-Website Launch
-Improved Quick Slot
-Dimensional Mirror
-Improved Inventory UI
-Episode One: Now Open to Everyone!
-Episode One: Change level to start quests, added Astaroth’s Polearm
-New MTS’able Items
-Hunter’s Luck Event
-Bug Fix

This was the biggest February update to ever hit Global MapleStory. Although it had some unwanted content, it was still big and its content had provided entertainment for many maplers since it went live. The Hunter’s Luck event gave trainer a big EXP boost which training too.

February 2011

Client Version Update: 0.95
Game Update Name: “Birth of the Mechanics”
Game Update Date: Wednesday, 19 January 2011

We didn’t receive a game update in the month of February 2011, but we events which were implemented in the Birth of the Mechanics update on January 19 were activated during this month. These events were the Valentine’s Day events (Feb. 9-Feb. 22) and the Golden Temple (Feb. 23-Mar. 22). The AfterShock game update was added on 10 March 2011 (details coming in the next issue of This Month In Our Past).



Posted on February 7, 2012, in Global MapleStory, History Lesson, Nexon America. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. If only they included my b-day as a GMS holliday, then GMS would be awsome.. maybe .. jusy maybe, in a couple years when I work there, I could “trick” them in thinking that they hvae been missing a important national pure American holliday in February : Happy Woo Day.
    A day where the devs get to take items from randomly selected maplers that worked really hard to get their items …
    ooh, then Happy Woo Day will be feared, and with that the GMs. When the GMs are feared, the players will fear Nexon. Nexon = Nexon employee. I will then announce that my b-day is on february 4th on the GMS website, with the statement that I am a Maplestory dev. I will threathen people into smega’ing me happy b-day wishes and all the other good stuff if they want to keep their beloved items and not get their items taken away by me on Happy Woo Day.

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