This Month In Our Past: May [2013 Edition]

Before I begin with my monthly installment of This Month in Our Past, I’d like to say a huge happy 10th birthday to Korea MapleStory, the world’s first service. On Tuesday, April 29, 2003, the public was officially introduced to Maple World for the first time.

May is probably the biggest month for Global MapleStory (and me). Sure the content hasn’t been all that spectacular and some events have been huge let downs but it was in May of 2005 that the Global service of MapleStory was launched officially. One of the game’s most powerful bosses and quite a lot of excusive content  met us this month in our past. May is also my month of birth!

May 1987

On Thursday, May 21, 1987 at 5:01PM Eastern I was born :) . Anyway, on to more important matters…

May 2006

Client Version Update: 0.23
Game Update Name: ‘Behold Zakum!’
Game Update Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2006

– Zakum
– Birthday event

The great Zakum arrived on May 03, 2006. This was our first anniversary so it was very special.


May 2007

Client Version Update: 0.38
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2007

– Birthday event
– Maple Training Camp

Nothing much to talk about here. 2nd Anniversary!! Woo!!

May 2008

Client Version Update: 0.54, 0.55
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2008, Thursday, May 22, 2008


– Showa
– Maple Birthday Patch


– Level 200 Dragon Mount
– Echo of Hero Skill
– Multi Pet

One of the rare months when we get TWO updates! The highly anticipated Showa Town and our 3rd anniversary events were added in the v54 update on May 07, 2008, followed by level 200 content and the multipet feature on May 22, 2008.

May 2009

Client Version Update: 0.70
Game Update Name: ’4th Anniversary’
Game Update Date: Thursday, May 7, 2009

– Birthday Patch
– EXP Change
– New Quests

The EXP required to level up was changed for the first time on May 7, 2009. Also coming in this update were some new quests and, of course, our 4th anniversary celebrations.

May 2010

Client Version Update: 0.85
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

– Birthday Patch
– Episode 1 Revamp
– Dragon Rider PQ
– Durability items
– Tablets for durability items
– Platinum Scissors of Karma 
– Cake vs. Pie Event
– Five Year Reunion Event
– Monster Portraits Event
– Maple Weapon Event
– 5th Anniversary Rings Event
– Weather Effects Event
– Aran Lilin’s Ring Event Ended (Ended on June 9)
– Buccaneers no longer delay when in transform states.
– Bug Fixes

Finally a decent anniversary patch. The Dragon Rider PQ was the first time that player floating was seen in the game. The very used PSoK were added to the cash shop. We welcomed back veteran maplers in the reunion event. The exclusive Cake vs. Pie event made its premier. 5th anniversary rings were added to a Mapler’s collection. If only all anniversary updates looked like this…

May 2011

Client Version Update: 0.98
Game Update Name: ‘Jubilation’
Game Update Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2011

– Cake vs. Pie Town Battles Event
– Cake vs. Pie Bonus Boss Battles Event
– Ancient Artifact Hunt Event
– Time Limit on Horntail and Zakum Implemented

The somewhat disappointing Cake vs. Pie 2 update arrived in this update along with the well participated Ancient Artefact event.

May 2012

This had to be one of the most disappointing MapleStory anniversary in the history of MapleStory. A few new Maple equips, a few events, but nothing worth mentioning. Well the announcement of the removal of MTS is pretty big.


Posted on May 8, 2013, in Global MapleStory, History Lesson. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Ah Zakum.

    “Behold Zakum!” or “lol look its Zakum i can solo it with my lvl 200 beginner LOL POFJS9IEUFNBESUOGBVSORIBORSIVGRWOIGNROIGNRIOEN.”

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