[GMS] Summer Update Previews: Exclusive Class, Phantom
A new dev. blog has revealed some information on Global MapleStory’s Summer 2012 updates. Included in these updates will be a new exclusive class, a hero, and the Phantom class.
Let me introduce myself; I’m Michael. I know you’re used to Eurydice writing the Dev Blog, but I’ve been given the pleasure of talking to you directly about what we’ve been working on recently and what we’re planning in the near future. I know you want to hear more from us, and I promise to update you regularly on the issues that you care about most.
What’s Been Happening?
So, let’s get started. I’m going to talk about some of the things we’ve done recently to help improve MapleStory as well as talk about this week’s update, Alliance Eternal. Finally, I’ll give you a little bit of information on what we’re working on for this summer.
As many of you know, we had some rough times in February and March with groups or individuals causing latency and disconnects from the servers. We went to a lot of expense and put in many long hours to make the servers more secure and protected. It’s great to see that our efforts are paying off with a more stable and predictable game play experience. We will remain vigilant and continue to protect MapleStory by improving our server environments.
We really hope you’ve been enjoying the exciting Mapler Appreciation events over the past two weeks, too, but now let’s get into what’s going on this week. We have some great new content releasing with the final update of the Alliance trilogy: Alliance Eternal.
Alliance Eternal is Here!
Hopefully, you joined us for our recent Twitch.tv live video stream as we assaulted the newly improved Lion King’s Castle. If you did, you’ve seen some of the awesome, enhanced skills that the Explorers and Cygnus Knights are getting with this update.
Ultimate Explorers are in for some big changes as well. (In case you’ve forgotten what Ultimate Explorers are, they’re level 50 Explorers you can create after getting a Cygnus Knight character to max level. They get to use some Cygnus Knight skills. (Read more about it here.) For those who already have an Ultimate Explorer, get ready for new skills, higher max health, and a new quest. If you haven’t tried this character yet, this is the perfect time to start.
The patch notes will be released soon with all of the details on the new content and events. We’re also holding on to some special surprises starting this weekend that we know will get you excited!
What’s Coming Up Next?
Summer is almost here, and we have so much in store for new and long-time MapleStory fans. Early May brings our Seventh Anniversary celebration. We’ll be providing details soon, but we can say that this is one anniversary party you won’t want to miss. Later in the same month will be a special treat for players who are long-time fans. We’ll have more information on this soon.
As we move into June, we’ll be ramping up towards our big summer content release. Not just one but two new characters will soon be joining the MapleStory cast. While you may have heard about the Phantom hero if you follow the news of Korean MapleStory, we’re also preparing a brand new hero that will be exclusive to Global MapleStory. I’ll be bringing you more news on our big summer updates in the near future.
Thank you again for your dedication, Maplers. We promise to provide you with an unmatched experience and lots of good times.
The MapleStory Team