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[MSA] 3,000,000 Monthly Active Users

Great news! MapleStory Adventures, the Facebook adaption of global phenomenon 2D side-scrolling MMORPG MapleStory, has surpassed 3 million monthly active users.

MapleStory Adventures was Nexon’s first take at the social network gaming space. Their second launch is Wonder Cruise which is currently in pre-beta, open to only players of MapleStory Adventures. Unfortunately Wonder Cruise is not being well received, with generally negative reviews, but it’s not even if full beta yet so we’ll have to wait and see how it turns out.

This Month in our Past: September

Welcome to September’s edition of This Month in Our Past.

Two new worlds, two new PQs, Cody’s promise that he has yet to fulfill, an aggressive clock (of all things…), a poorly implemented but great idea, one of the most disappointing updates ever and Shammos’ moment of glory. September has been an average month.

September 2005

Client Version Update: 0.07
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Thursday, September 8, 2005

– New World – Broa
– Cody and the Theme Park quest
-End of the Mark of the Beta giveaway

It was GlobalMS’s third world, Broa, added in September 2005. This came along with Cody’s promise of a great theme park that the players are still waiting for six years later and the end of the Mark of the Beta giveaway.

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[KMS] 620,000 Concurrent Users

For the third time this Summer, MapleStory’s Korean service has eclipsed its own industry-leading peak concurrent user mark. After the Cannon Shooter update, KoreaMS hit 620,000 simultaneous users, less than a month after it hit 588,000 concurrent users and less than two months after it hit 417,000 concurrent users. After the Big Bang update last Summer KoreaMS hit 410,000 concurrent users.

These PCCU records are unbelievable. I would expect this out of a game service in China, where the population of gamers exceeds 500 million with a population of well over one billion, but not in Korea where the country’s total population is less than 48 million.

[BB] Blabber Box Episode 4

It’s hilarious, unless you don’t understand what the heck is going on.

I love this episode of Testers, and the future reports on their games. So funny… Happy Nexon gaming!

[GMS 1.00] Game Update – Age of Triumph [Chaos 5] + Notes + Dev. Blog

Update 2: The game update has concluded at around 6:38PM Pacific (9:38PM Eastern) and the game is now open. Total update time was around ten hours and 38 minutes.

Update: The game update has been extended for another hour and the game is now expected to go live at 7:00AM Pacific (10:00AM Eastern).

MapleStory will be going through a scheduled game update on Wednesday, August 10, 2011. During this period, all game servers will be unavailable. The game update will last approximately 10 hours. Name changes and world transfers will be processed during this maintenance. The long maintenance time is due to Nexon performing network updates.

{ Time }
Pacific: Wednesday, August 108:00PM to 6:00 AM Thursday, August 11
Eastern: Wednesday, August 10 @ 11:00 AM to 9:00 AM Thursday, August 11

{ Updates }
– [Chaos 5] Age of Triumph
– Capture the Flag PvP mode
– Silent Crusade quest line
– Crusader Codex
– Cash Shop update
– Gachapon Update

Updates notes and dev. blog after the jump.

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[GMS] Dev. Blog: Capture the Flag

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