Monthly Archives: December 2012
2012 is over and it’s full speed ahead into the new year. I’d like to wish everyone a safe, happy and healthy 2013 and encourage everyone to set themselves on a path towards success as we treat the new year as somewhat of a new beginning.
It’s been such a fantastic year for me and I hope for everyone else. My work life has been incredibly busy but also just as fun. It is my hope that 2013 will be less busy and I can get back to being more active in my hobbies, including my regularly scheduled releases on this blog. You’ll see that starting in the next couple of days with my recap of 2012 in Global MapleStory.
As of 6:07pm PT on the final day of the year, The Msupdate Blog (TMB) received 646,812 views in 2012, down 24% from last year. There were 225 new posts this year, down 40.5% from 378 posts in 2011. Over 2,600 new comments of which Robbin (nightcodex/rakahs), Joey (gijoey/nexonupdate) and I accounted for over 90%. Most visitors came from the United States with Canada, Singapore, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia, Malaysia and Israel also contributing greatly. In all I received visitors from 155 different countries. Dragon Nest continued to help out my viewership numbers with the most viewed post for the second year in a row being Dragon Nest Class Guide. Google search continued to bring me traffic with referrals from fansites falling off significantly in the second half of the year. Probably due to nothing relevant being posted in the last 6 months. The AsiaSoft official forums though are full of referrals.
In 2013 I hope to resume the “Most Updated” and “Fastest Updating” rankings, This Month In Our Past (TMIOP), NX giveaways and update my Top Lists. I hope. Seriously though, I genuinely hope I’ll get off my lazy butt and do it.
It’s December 25 and that means that it is now officially the most convenient day to celebrate the holidays! Happy Holidays to all and to all a good night.
The plague of connection problems begins.
The update has concluded at 4:10AM PT and the game is now open. Update time was 4 hours and 50 minutes.
Update: The update start time has been delayed by one hour. The changes to the times have been made below.
MapleStory will be going through a game update starting on Sunday, December 16, 2012. This update will last for approximately 5 hours during which time the game will be unavailable for play.
Pacific: December 17 @ Midnight to Decemeber 17 @ 5AM
Eastern: December 16 @ 3AM to Decemeber 17 @ 8AM
v.125 – Tempest: Kaiser Update Notes
China MapleStory’s test server has received the new region Root Abyss which is slated to enter the Korea MapleStory test server soon.
The entrance to Root Abyss is the large hallow tree trunk in the Sleepywood town area in the top left of the regional map above. The trunk is accessible via a path leading from the path to the entrance of Ant Tunnel.