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MapleStory 2 – Supporters’ Day!

Supporters' Day

Today was MapleStory 2 Supporters’ Day! They held a conference for people chosen as Supporters with a lot of new information about the game! There was also a lot of swanky stuff like finger foods and free merchandise haha. Anyways, I’ll be going over the information with a lot of pictures, and there’s a video of the conference itself if you want to watch that.

EDIT: A lot of high quality screenshots have been released so I have updated my post!

MapleStory 2

MapleStory 2 is a unique experience with its block world, dynamic action, and easy customization, along with several minigames such as creating your own house or dungeon.

MapleStory 2 World

MapleStory and MapleStory 2 are completely different games, you will not be able to move items or content between them. MapleStory 2 will take place in MapleStory’s past, before the Black Mage and his story.

Buildings Buildings (1) Buildings (2) Buildings (3) Trees (1) Trees Icons (1) Icons

They chose to use a ‘block’ environment because it made it simple to create colourful backgrounds, it was easy to standardize jump height and terrain, and they wanted to try something new. The first CBT is scheduled to be in the second half of 2014 but it will be open only to supporters.

Lith Harbor Lith Harbor (1)Kerning CityPerion (3)Perion (1)ElliniaEllinia (2)

Towns like Lith Harbor, Kerning City, Henesys, Perion, and Ellinia will appear in MapleStory 2! I think the 3D really improved on some towns, like in Kerning City you can now actually see the high rise buildings and construction.

Rocky Area Snowy AreaSnowy Mountain

 

There will of course be new areas to explore, in addition to existing towns!

Taxi

The taxi system will also return, giving you an easy way to move from town to town.

MapleStory 2 UI

Here is the new user interface! Your HP and MP will be displayed as a hexagon in the bottom centre, with your name and level below it. Around it are your hotkeys, and in the bottom right are the menu icons. I think it looks a little bit similar to MapleStory’s beta UI haha.

MapleStory 2 ClassesKnightKnight (1)Knight (2)Knight (3)RangerRanger (1)Ranger (2)Ranger (3)PriestPriest (1)Priest (2)Priest (3)AssassinAssassin (1)Assassin (2)Assassin (3)Thief (1)Thief (2)

 

In MapleStory 2, you start as a beginner and go straight into one of eight jobs. Although they are classified as 4 groups (warrior, magician, archer, rogue), you do not get a ‘general’ advancement to those specifications.

  • Knights are appointed to the Royal Guard at Tria Palace. Their instructors are Empress Ereb and the Chief Guards, they advance at Tria.
  • Berserkers are warriors recognized by the tribes of Perion. Their instructor is Heart of the Red Wolf and they advance at Perion.
  • Priests are ministers appointed to Tria Palace. Their instructors are Empress Ereb and the Archbishop, they advance at Tria.
  • Wizards learn magic with the help of the fairies at Ellinia. Their instructors are the Great Magician Asimov and the fairy Anos, they advance at Ellinia.
  • Rangers join the Green Hood vigilantes in Henesys (with a quest in Perion to tame an eagle). Their instructor is Oskhal at Henesys.
  • Heavy Gunners are mercenaries hired by scientists. Their instructors are scientists in Kerning City and they advance in the Talisker area.
  • Thieves are bandits in Kerning City alleyways. Their instructors are Jonathan Button and other alley bandits. They advance in Kerning City alleyways.
  • Assassins are weapons of the organization Dark Wind. Their instructors are other Dark Wind operatives and they advance in Kerning City.

Build ModeBuild MOdeEvent MapTrap Master MinigameBonus Map

There is a large focus on user generated content in this game. You can design your own costume, buy and sell land, live together in an apartment with other players, or build your own house and decorate it. You can even create your own dungeons and minigames to play with others!

There are many different parts of your character which you can customize. You can change your character’s hair length, what they are wearing. You can also change the colour of almost any item at will, to have a unique character.

There will be mannequins to put clothes on, which you can then use to wear an entire outfit automatically. Items can be produced manually, so you can even make things such as matching guild costumes.

Perion (2) Kerning City (1) Ellinia (1)

You will be able to climb walls now, in addition to ladders and ropes. Due to the 3D environment, you will be able to walk through other characters, to avoid clipping and blocking.

Using the Environment

There will be PvP in MapleStory 2. You can pick up and use objects in the map as weapons!

Trophies, Flying, Camera

There will be a large variety of content, including trophies, flying, and camera modes.

Hunting Hunting (1) Hunting (2) Hunting (3) Hunting (4) Hunting (5) Hunting (6) Hunting (7) Hunting (8)

Of course, there will still be hunting monsters! MapleStory 2’s fighting system will be more dynamic than MapleStory, so you can use a variety of skills while defeating monsters.

Boss Baphomet Baphomet (1) Baphomet Boss DevlinDevlinDevlin (1) Boss Urza Urza Urza (1)The Last BajarThe Last Bajar (1)The Last Bajar (2)Griffon

MapleStory 2 has boss monsters which appear while adventuring. Such battles require strategy and the need to move around while attacking. New bosses include Baphomet, Devlin, Urza, the Last Bajar, and Griffon.

Zakum Balrog

But don’t worry! MapleStory bosses will make an appearance as well, such as Zakum, Papulatus, and… Balrog?!

Riding Wolves Riding Sheep Riding Sheep (1) Riding Balloons

It’s still MapleStory though, so if you want to just goof off, ride some sheep with your friends, hang out in the air with balloons, go ahead!

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They also showed off these cute posters, with monsters from the game~

Here are the videos of the conference, thanks to Spadow for uploading them! This one goes over the different classes in MapleStory 2. You can even see in-game footage of some classes as well as PvP near the end.

This video shows MapleStory 2’s immense customization! You can change almost anything about your character, take pictures and place them in-game, and more! This one also shows the new building system, and mannequins.

This one shows off a lot of the bosses I mentioned, and gameplay of players fighting them.

The final video talks about MapleStory 2’s world. It shows a lot of the towns in-game as well as NPCs and monsters!

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  1. fdsf
    June 28, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    hmmm
    kewl?

  2. sadas
    June 28, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    this game wont last long xD

    • Anonymous
      June 28, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      Won’t last long?
      I beg to differ.
      the varied customization alone is enough to draw in people.

      • Dban1
        June 29, 2014 at 4:50 am

        Draw in people indeed, but what about keeping people?

        • Anonymous
          June 29, 2014 at 7:41 am

          Future content, user generated content, a nice community (hopefully), the game elements of a mmorpg in general, and etc.

          • Anonymous
            June 30, 2014 at 10:12 am

            Hackers, bait and switch pay2win scam. The usual.

        • Anonymous
          June 29, 2014 at 7:50 am

          That and the occasional new class.

          • Anonymous
            June 29, 2014 at 7:53 am

            That’s pretty much goes along with future content.

          • Me Likey Likey
            July 1, 2014 at 6:44 pm

            OMFG NO! I hate that crap.. anytime a game floods itself with new characters it turns to crap.. how about updating the classes you already have, focusing on new content and play styles, then fixing bugs and glitches as they come along? Everyone wants the same old crap that ruins every game in every game.. full on customization.. what more do people want? People would play a game with 1 class if you let them customize some skills, weapons, stats, and looks.. more characters equal more imbalance and more bugs and glitches.. it’s just easier to do things right than it is to screw things up yet they always work so hard to screw things up..

          • Anonymous
            July 1, 2014 at 10:17 pm

            Likey you have to realize people do have opinions and some people like new classes as it adds reason to come and play the game and others are indifferent about it. Also future updates can also hold glitches and bugs, it’s an inevitable thing that’s bound to happen. Besides there will most likely be a new class in the future for this game no matter what you say or feel, but these are not the same developers who are working on the current maplestory. We don’t know how they will handle, for all we know they can do a good job or worse, we’ll just have to see.

    • Anonymous
      July 4, 2014 at 6:08 pm

      you guys are ridiculous this kicks maplestorys ass there is so much mor shit you can do on this game to mention the action is more dynamic and actually has some blood in it not to mention the customization is ridiculous

  3. HowToLikePickles101
    June 28, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    There are no pets?

    • bigsweatyblackman
      July 4, 2014 at 2:31 pm

      Just because they didn’t show it in the conference it doesn’t mean that there won’t be pets.

  4. Whattheheck?
    June 28, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I honestly couldn’t careless about this game I never plan to play it, when are they going to release more content for Maple Story honestly it seems like they don’t even care about Maple.

    • epicbawler
      June 29, 2014 at 3:19 pm

      yea no shit bro. They killed maple right when they made it p2w. They are just trying to squeeze more money out of it before it dies.

      • crapbrawler
        July 6, 2014 at 12:15 am

        i don’t know why, but that sounded insulting. (Squeeze more money out of it before it dies) this is not related to the original Maplestory. sure, pay money to get fashionista equips and hairs, that is not squeezing money out of a game. you want to see “squeezing money”? exp coupons, meso pouches, miracle cubes, and some random item that can get super-awesome-mega-abyssal-equipment. all that shit ruined the game.

    • blank
      July 4, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      why comment if you couldn’t care less?

    • Anonymous
      July 5, 2014 at 5:33 am

      wizet did not make it. i will quit if they add exp coupons (2.5x and above)

      • Anonymous
        July 5, 2014 at 1:58 pm

        Do you mean a limited event item or a cash shop item?
        also I’ve only heard and seen 2x exp coupons in the ms’s cash shop.

        • Anonymous
          July 6, 2014 at 12:08 am

          cash shop

          • Douxhex
            December 16, 2014 at 12:53 am

            Every body this game wont be pay 2 win

  5. Pit
    June 28, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Wow like the aren’t doing stuff for the game. This game looks really cool. Such downers

  6. Anonymous
    June 28, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Wow, this looks a LOT better than I initially thought! Looks like a ton of fun! Really looking forward to when it comes over to America! 🙂
    Though, I’m kind of getting the feeling that it’ll either end up overshadowing Maple Story, flopping, or that its seemingly high CPU usage will discourage conventional players…

    • Me Likey Likey
      July 1, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      CPU usage.. you can’t be serious.. not to mention most of these people play Maple Story.. Maple Story is a freaking 2D game but requires a machine that can run WoW due to all of the data leaks, duplicate data, data that is no longer in the playable game but still exists in the files, and the random files and programs that run concurrently as you play the game (Maple Story is practically a virus).. My bet is if you can play Maple Story you can play Maple Story 2 with ease.. probably even with a netbook..

  7. xenonical
    June 28, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Definitely gonna get lost in this game….

  8. June 28, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    (continuing my response) Yeah, summer has been great! 🙂 I I’m learning so much Chinese! Srsly, people spend years just to get through the two books I am studying, and I will have gotten through them in just two months. (Yeah, they are only 700 pages combined, but it is like Master’s level b/c of how hard it is.) It’s really amazing.

    PS, there will be a Summer update for Korea MS but it won’t be teased until mid July (3 weeks), and then it probably won’t go live until the beginning of August. I think they are really looking to overhaul the game. If you read what MS2 is like below, you can see how bad it makes Maplestory look in comparison. I hope people don’t end up quitting the original MS though.. I still want it to be around when I have kids. >_<

    • Negative Zero
      June 30, 2014 at 6:16 am

      Or…. OOOOOORRR….They are prepping for 5th job 😀

    • Me Likey Likey
      July 1, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      They should go ahead and make Maple Story classic as well.. I think they could really corner the market with Maple Story, Maple Story 2, and Maple Story classic. Maple Story classic should just be Maple Story before 4th job without Cygnus Knights, Pirates, Heroes, and randoms. Then they should try to throw Maple Story 2 onto the major consoles as well as PC (free to download), leave Maple Story as a PC game, and then allow Maple Story classic to be played on a smartphone or PC since it was only like 200 MB back then instead of the 8 to 9 GB it is now. In addition, create a Maple Story messenger that allows you to keep in touch with your friends through your phone without giving up your phone number or personal information. The messenger should have monster omok, monster match, monsteropoly, yut, and the maple farm. I wish they would really consider an idea like that. I think they could make tons more than they already do.

  9. Anonymous
    June 28, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Max, what’s your summoner name in LoL?

  10. aBunny
    June 28, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Is it me or it’s mine-craft story? 😡

    • Anonymous
      June 29, 2014 at 1:44 am

      Well they already said that it was to help with the background and help standardise jump height and terrain.

      I myself think that it is a very interesting concept to MapleStory and would like to see how is it going to work.

    • Zeforous
      July 1, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      Honestly why is it that everytime there is a blocky type or survival type of style people always think of minecraft :/ and also didn’t Nexon say MS2 was also in development for a long time? They could have come up with the blocky type style before it was all about minecraft.

      • reapinawx
        July 1, 2014 at 4:47 pm

        Thank you so much for bringing this up. I was going to do it but I had to go to guitar classes. >.>

        Other than that, the gameplay looks pretty nice. 😀
        I would love to join this game, can’t wait for it to come out in NA.

        (also, cue the anime-based outfits from SAO. T-T)

      • Anonymous
        July 2, 2014 at 8:04 am

        according to wikipedia wizet was working on it since 2011….

    • Me Likey Likey
      July 1, 2014 at 7:06 pm

      It’s like Mine-craft and Dragonica with a Maple Story… *tee hee* get it?

  11. Jay
    June 28, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    喜歡墮落城市的頹廢感。
    雖然市場上充斥著3D遊戲,但這款遊戲風格特殊,是採用〝玩具城〞積木式的組合而成的楓葉世界(Maple World)~有別於市面上其他日系可愛風格線上遊戲。
    我想積木的世界也是這款遊戲的賣點之一吧!

    再來,我想之所以楓之谷會選擇在7/19公布消息是為了要避開楓之谷2發布會的緣故吧!
    其實我寧願早點公布,楓之谷才是本命,2目前來說,還是保持觀望態度。

  12. ;D
    June 29, 2014 at 2:07 am

    looks awesome i cant wait to play, cant believe people are downing it! Seems like it might be a more questing based game though? Not seeing much of how grinding will be implemented into the game. Who knows! cant get enough probably going to be a heavy gunner because they look bad A!

    • catbear
      June 29, 2014 at 2:53 am

      Even if it were a grinding game though, that would be stupid to promote it during such an event. It would dissuade players from playing. Grinding is less a game thing and more of a community driven thing to find more efficient ways to train.

  13. June 29, 2014 at 2:26 am

    The customization reminds me so much of Animal Crossing. I can hardly wait for this game! Upsetting that no gameplay of the Heavy Gunner was shown 😦

  14. catbear
    June 29, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Wooot monster hunter style colour customization 🙂

  15. Anonymous
    June 29, 2014 at 7:02 am

    no free market!?

    • Anonymous
      June 29, 2014 at 7:45 am

      Just because they cover it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist in the game.
      But for we all know they could have something better in plan than maplestory’s free market.

      • Anonymous
        July 1, 2014 at 11:18 am

        Auction House :3

  16. June 29, 2014 at 11:08 am

    ommmmmmmmg this looks awesome im sorry for the haters that dont agree but this actually looks better than mabinogi

  17. June 29, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    i only have 2 problems with maplestory 2 so far:
    1)just because it worked for mojang, doesn’t mean it’ll work for nexon.

    2) it looks like they are trying to make a game version of these videos from forever ago:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeNNWLxd978

    • Memoies
      June 29, 2014 at 1:06 pm

      seriously, it’s 3d, the people look almost the same, they’re even bringing back balrog!

    • epicbawler
      June 29, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      That is possibly the stupidest arguement ever. Minecraft went big because it was simplistic and all about creativity. Maplestory 2 isn’t supposed to be a mine and building game, it’s focus is clearly on fighting and leveling.

      • don't be a whistlenose
        June 30, 2014 at 8:58 am

        (s?)he was clearly saying that it shared a surprising number of similarities with minnecraft, not that it WAS minecraft. you cannot deny that it is much more like minecraft than anyone suspected.

        • Anonymous
          June 30, 2014 at 9:38 am

          The only similarity with minecraft maplestory 2 has is that the game’s terrain is made of cubes. There is barely any similarity with the gameplay.

          • ;D
            June 30, 2014 at 12:55 pm

            and i’m sure you know the gameplay very well and can speak on what is or isn’t included in the game with much authority.

          • Anonymous
            June 30, 2014 at 7:44 pm

            Well Mr smiley anybody who compares the two game can easily tell you that the gameplay is drastically different from each other. Its not rocket science

        • trips486
          July 1, 2014 at 7:47 pm

          It more like cubeworld and trove. Minecraft isn’t even an mmorpg. it’s a sandbox game. This is a combination. Haters just hate bc they hate change. I bet most these people who hate though will give the game a try. then if they like it they will say how awesome it was.

        • Seriously?
          July 2, 2014 at 11:06 pm

          Oh, okay. So, there are cubes for structures. That immediately means that “it has a surprising number of similarities with minecraft.” You have to admit, that is just full of bull. Also, why are you defending him when his arguments are invalid. I play Minecraft on the side, and the characters look nothing alike and there isn’t even a “Balrog” in Minecraft. Also, any game can be 3D. Although I do hate CoD, that guy is basically saying that CoD copid Minecraft. Really, this Memoies guy has really invalid arguments.

    • Anonymous
      June 29, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      what the fuck? are there still people saying this is a rip-off?

      • trips486
        July 1, 2014 at 7:49 pm

        They are always going say that stuff. Even if deep down they actually like the game. They won’t admit it. It’s an ego and pride thing. People hate being wrong. So they try to bash it so much so others can agree with them and boost there ego.

    • Join Nvidia
      July 1, 2014 at 5:53 am

      What is VOXEL?

      • Anonymous
        July 4, 2014 at 5:15 pm

        Volumetric pixel

    • (• ε •)
      July 2, 2014 at 11:29 am

      oh yeah those videos! i’d forgotten about those.

  18. epicbawler
    June 29, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Are the maps gonna be open world or all instanced? I really hope they are open world 😦

  19. Anonymous
    June 29, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I think initially this game will be great because everyone will be noob, just like the first maplestory when it first came out, everyone was at the same level of playing = noob.

    A year or two later that’s when the elites will start to rule then a big bang will come and that will be the end and then it will be pay to win.

    • Anonymous
      June 29, 2014 at 10:32 pm

      the big bang and most of pay to win shet came after they changed the orignal ms1 devlopers (which are devloping ms2 atm) so hopefully if they didnt change them the game would stay good

      • CATS
        June 30, 2014 at 1:28 pm

        and yet the game was a trainwreck when wizet was directly running it. lust for your nostalgia of using it as a glorified chatroom all you like, but it’s still less of a joke now than it used to be.

  20. Anonymous
    June 30, 2014 at 3:40 am

    man it looks like maplestory’s technology hasnt progressed at all in the several hundred/thousand years it’s been.

    in fact it looks like it might have even regressed.

  21. June 30, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Max do you have any idea if there’s a Night / Day feature ? It would be cool to see those magnificent towns both by day and by night, with maybe different mobs according to the time. It could even be in real time based on Korea that would be fun I think

  22. J
    June 30, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    This game looks great at the moment! I’m torn between playing it or to continue playing the original Maple Story. >.< I hope it doesn't become pay to win like the original Maple Story though. :c

    • Zeforous
      July 1, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      Just stick with both 😛 and it shouldn’t become p2w after a while but p2w is what keeps f2p games running :/ but for your first solution with MS2 and MS1 just do like half and half, half of MS1 this week and half of the week MS2 or just play either one if you feel like playing one of the other.

  23. Anonymous
    June 30, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    will maplestory 2 be an updating game (like maplestory)?

    • Anonymous
      July 1, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      That’s kinda a given dude.

  24. hahaha
    July 1, 2014 at 8:50 am

    minecraft: improved version, nuff say

    • NotSoAnonymous
      July 1, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      Seriously? WHY IS EVERYONE COMPARING THIS TO MINECRAFT!?

      That’s pretty much saying that grid-based games and tactic games are clones of Minecraft.

    • trips486
      July 1, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      Dude quit being dumb and a just jumping on the “it’s minecraft” bandwagon. This game is hardly like minecraft. Have you even played minecraft? it’s not an mmorpg for one. it has online capabilities but not an mmorpg. It was meant for single player first then incorporated multiplayer. Next, minecraft revolves around only crafting and some exploring. It doesn’t have any real mmorpg elements in it unless you get mods. it’s a sandbox game. MapleStory 2 just has the graphics that are similar to minecraft. That’s it. Lastly, they’re plenty of games that are “minecraft clones” like you have said. Cube world and Trove to name a few. Theirs a reason why MS2 chose this type of style. It makes the ability for customization a lot easier for the player. As well as makes it more colorful. Please stop being dumb and just jumping on the minecraft bandwagon unless you actually played minecraft and know what you are talking about.

    • Cell-Shaded Animate
      July 1, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      Dude, you have no idea about graphic. uh… someone said voxel go search it.

  25. July 1, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    u know what thou? the areas looks like it was lazy. the character drawings and some of the upper photos looks great. but the ingame i saw no just no. turn it into how maplestory started out. a side scrolling 2D or whatever game and start out that way first then work urself up and since maplestory 2 is before the blackmage and what happened there hey sounds great but there needs to be a great opening line and storyline quests and just fun and adventure. leave the skills and AP settings how maplestory started out so its easyer for ppl to know how to work it. but making it 3D and looking complicated doesnt look it will work out. and i know these people in Korea can do better i know they can their stuff on KMS is great so far. but yeah maybe it will help as a starting piont for maplestory 2.

    • Anonymous
      July 1, 2014 at 10:33 pm

      There is literally no point in making maplestory 2 a 2D sidescroller, no point whatsoever.

    • PkBlast
      July 7, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      Do you not remember how the AP distribution and skills were back when Maplestory came out? They were terrible for noobs to just walk into and pick up. Unless you already knew what stats were required for the class you were choosing, then you didn’t really know what to do. Skills weren’t so bad, but they never told you what you would need as a prerequisite for another skill later on, so that was a bitch if you thought ” Well I don’t need this worthless skill!” Next job kicks in, “Well… Shit… Guess I did…”

      As for your whole “It should be 2D…” That is one of the dumbest things I’ve heard. If they were going to do that, there would be no reason to make a new game… None at all.

  26. Anonymous
    July 2, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    SO WHEN DOES IT COME OUT FOR NORTH AMERICA ?????????????

    • Anonymous
      July 3, 2014 at 9:12 am

      maybe never.

      • Anonymous
        July 3, 2014 at 11:44 am

        The game will be a world wide release, though not for the beta though

        • Anonymous
          July 3, 2014 at 8:24 pm

          even if thier planing to make it world wide but then the game ended up being a fail they wouldnt relaese it for NA

          • Anonymous
            July 3, 2014 at 9:21 pm

            I seriously doubt it will be a fail, hell even somehow it became suddenly shitty it would still release. we all know ragnarok 2 did.

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