Category Archives: Prediction
This new patch schedule is so hard to predict, especially for the rest of 2011. We have four months left in the year. Chaos came to an end two weeks ago. The four months left in 2011 is too long for us to only get one major update, but under this new schedule it seem it is also to short a time for Nexon to fit in two major updates.
Jump! will not be as spread out in GlobalMS as it was in KoreaMS. There was a three week delay between each Jump! patch in KMS. There won’t be such a delay in GlobalMS. In one of my possibilities, I say that GlobalMS might even get all Jump! content in a single update.
My three possibilities:
- Jump! will be announced in the next few weeks and will be patched into GlobalMS starting in the second half of September and end in late October. It will come in three updates, approximately two weeks apart from each other.
- Legend will come this Winter. The Legend updates will start in early December and end in early to mid January.
- Jump! and Legend will be merged into a single series of updates to start this October or November and end in January.
- We’ll have Jump! to start this October and end in late November and then head right into Legend after the last Jump! update, with Legend lasting from early December to January.
It’s so complicated right now. Two separate major update series, so little time. Anyway, we’ll see.
I have finally updated my Chaos update predictions. Nexon has already started their usual months-in-advance update teasing. To see the predictions, see my Chaos and Jump! Predictions page.
Also, I’ve just noticed how untidy that page looks and I’ll try to organize it better soon.
Major content releases in the past year or two have been easy to predict, especially the biggest of them all, Big Bang, Aftershock and Chaos. The biggest releases come during the winter holidays in December and the summer holidays in July. Decent updates come in and around spring break or in celebration of Spring (mid to late March or early April). The fall months of September, October and November tend to have the smallest updates of the year. When Big Bang was released in KoreaMS in the summer of 2010 I knew exactly when it would come to GMS: December 2010. When in the autumn KoreaMS released some very interesting content such as the Lion King’s Castle and the Ultimate Explorers and when it was announced that GMS would update less often, it became clear that it would be all released at once during the Spring. Now Chaos has been confirmed for this Summer and I am predicting July to August.
Unfortunately, Jump! is not as easy to predict. MapleStory Jump! is a three-part update currently in the process of being released into KoreaMS. Although not nearly as big as the Big Bang or Chaos, Jump! still unleashes a truckload of new content into the game such as more class balancing and the Monster Park. It’s big, yes, but the timing of its release in KMS makes me question whether we’ll get it during the Winter, when we usually get these big updates. It’s a lot of content but most of it is skill changes, so localization and translation shouldn’t take very long. The Winter (December) is still 8 months away. Something tells me we’ll be seeing this before December.
Here are my predictions of when we’ll have big bang by. As with all multi-part updates, the chances listed are for the first Jump! patch only and do not take into consideration the other two updates.
Attention MapleSEA Players: Forget everything you know about MapleStory. Everything will change in 45 days.
It is likely that Europe MapleStory will receive the Dual Blade in their next game update, as the announcement of the Cash Shop Wish List event hinted.
2nd Call for MapleStory’s Cashshop Wishlist has been made!
Surf through the net, gather your brains with you friends, talk it over with your Maple buddies
as to what kind of cash shop items you and you friends would like to have for possible updates.
The following log won’t open up for long!
Starting today, Feb. 21st ’till Monday, Feb. 28th, only for a week so submit them A.S.A.P!
Wait! Hold on for a sec.!
There are some rules you need to follow in order for your wish to be legit
for consideration and/or possible reflection!
Following are the requirements:
1. All wished items submitted MUST RELATE WITHIN THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
– Dual Blade
– Queen’s Day
2. All wished items must STRICTLY BE CONSIDERED WITHIN OTHER MAPLESTORY SERVERS,
things that haven’t yet been released in MapleStory Europe.
(Be sure to mention which Maple server you’ve got the idea from!)
* Remember! This doesn’t mean that you can create and submit your own ideal item!
3. Must require a NAME OF THE ITEM.
4. Must require an IMAGE OF THE ITEM.
Click if you don’t know how to insert an image to the assigned forum.
Remember! Not all of your wonderful ideas will be reflected into future releases,
therefore, you’ve gotta be discreet with your decisions!
-MapleStory Europe Staff-
Now that Big Bang is over I’m moving back to my previous way of predicting each update. Here are my predictions for MapleStory’s Spring update.
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2011
[Map] Lion King’s Castle: Confirmed
[Game System] Guild System Update: Confirmed
[Class] Ultimate Explorer: Confirmed
[Map] Chryse: 50%
I’m seriously psyched that we’re getting this big update, then exclusive content in May, followed by MapleStory Chaos over the summer. Then who knows what we’ll be getting later in the year, especially Christmas. It’s exciting.
To read all about the massive and game changing three part update coming to Korea MapleStory this Winter, visit Spadow’s Blog. All predictions are made for the FIRST CHAOS UPDATE. The second and third Chaos updates will likely come two weeks and four weeks after the first update.
Summary: May to July, June is the most likely release month.
Predictions of when we’ll have Chaos by
Tomorrow the Big Bang, Castle of Lionheart and Chryse Predictions page will be renamed to the Big Bang, Castle of Lionheart, Chryse and Chaos Predictions page and the Big Bang section will go through some big and overdue updates so keep posted!