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MapleStory 2 Alpha Testing!

Nexon Korea HQ

Yesterday, the Alpha testing of MapleStory 2 took place! Sadly, I don’t think they were allowed to take pictures or videos (because I can’t find ANY) but there was a ton of information that users posted which I have translated below!

In addition, closed beta testing is confirmed to begin in September! Exciting~

Shuttle Bus Alpha Test Entrance

The alpha testing took place in Nexon Korea’s headquarters, and lasted about two to three hours. It begun with the tutorial of the game, followed by a boss fight with Griffon, then a minigame called Trap Master, the building system (although this was short) and a small demonstration of the customization.


The origin of the world’s life, time, and space are kept in balance by three wise men called Sages, in Lapenta. But dark forces (Balrog is shown) have broken the balance and put the world in crisis! Empress Ereb and the Sages, as well as many heroes tried to fight them but they could not win, so the Sages sacrificed themselves to seal away the power of darkness in Lapenta. Together with Empress Ereb and the heroes who fought with her, fight to protect Lapenta!


Use your arrow keys to move around and climb ladders. <C> is used to jump, <Spacebar> allows you to talk to NPCs and use portals, <Z> is to loot. Items are required to be picked up but mesos are looted automatically.

Skills and items can be put on <Q,W,E,R,A,S,D,F/1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8>. To crawl, you can use <. + arrow keys> and to sit, you can use </>. You can change your point of view by pressing <[>.


  • HP: also known as hit points or health points, when this hits 0 you will die. However, MapleStory 2 has a new Tombstone system. When you die, you drop a tombstone which if other people destroy, you can be revived! However, this can only be done once with a grey tombstone, the next time you die you will have a black tombstone that cannot be broken.
  • SP: stamina points replace MP in MapleStory 2, are consumed when using skills, and are fixed at 100 for any job or level. Some jobs have skills that restore SP but you cannot heal it with items, you must wait for it to regenerate over time.
  • EP: a separate stat that is used up when avoiding attacks or using things to move (e.g. wall climbing).
  • Speed: your movement speed, default is 100 (150 speed is about 1.5x faster)

Of course there are the four stats: STR, DEX, INT and LUK. Warriors (Knight/Berserker) use weapon attack, STR and DEX, Archers (Ranger/Heavy Gunner) use weapon attack, DEX and STR, Rogues (Assassin/Thief) use weapon attack, LUK and DEX, and Magicians (Prist/Wizard) user magic attack and INT.

Attack speed can be raised by items or decreased by penalties, but the base is 100. It seems like there is a special formula as getting 200 attack speed is not 2x your base attack speed. Accuracy returns, and can be increased with DEX. Critical chance is also back, and can be increased with LUK. Critical damage is the damage done when you hit a critical, and it can be increased by levelling up (I think).

Defense reduces damage taken when enemies hit you. Physical resistance is a new stat that reduces damage taken from physical attacks (additionally to defense), it can be raised by STR and DEX. Magical resistance is the same, except it reduces damage taken from magic attacks, it can be raised by INT. Avoidability returns and gives a chance to completely ignore the damage of an attack, it can be raised by LUK. Critical resistance reduces damage taken from critical hits (by bosses and in PvP).


There are three types of skills: active (which use SP), passive, and action (which use EP). To learn skills, you must get to certain levels. There is no more SP (skill points), but instead you use Crystals to level up your skills.

I read that Assassins are similar to those in MapleStory, and Wizards have skills that deal with fire, ice and electricity.


Items have ranks: Normal (white), Rare (green) and Elite (blue). Each item is also given a star rating, normal has 1, rare has 2, and I guess elite has 3.

Items have a variety of options that they can add: attack speed (one item gave 40, so the system is different from MapleStory), each stat, %HP healed when attacking monsters, damage increase to skills with (dark/ice/fire/poison/etc) property, avoid, resistance, movement speed.


The boss raid against Griffon was said to be really fun! As its HP got lower, its battle patterns changed. And sometimes it starts to charge up a flying attack that will do massive damage, but if enough people climb on to it using the <spacebar>, it will cancel the attack!

If you die, you are revived in a nearby place with an Eagle that can take you quickly back to the boss as well as an NPC that cures the curse that is put on you (your HP and SP are reduced if you die). Boss item drops will be instanced.


  • When you enter the water, a ducky tube will automatically be equipped.
  • There is an auction house available to sell your items to other users.
  • The Trophy system is the achievement system of MapleStory 2, such as walking a certain amount or picking up a certain amount of mesos.
  • Minigames will randomly begin in various maps at different times.
  • Hair and eye customization will be similar to MapleStory in some ways, with an NPC to give you a random hair and one that lets you select a hair.
  • Parties can now hold 10 people.
  • The current time and your mesos will be displayed in the top left.
  • Potions that instantly heal you have a cooldown, but herbal potions that heal you over time do not.

MapleStory 2 Login Screen

One person (stealthily) took this picture of the login screen. It is very simple, some users said that it reminded them of the old MapleStory login screen.

There was also a video released titled MapleStory 2 Supporters’ Day #06: Goods which shows a bunch of the merchandise they are making to promote MapleStory 2! I want a mug *~*

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  1. Anonymous
    August 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Any word on how to get into closed beta?

    • Anonymous
      August 17, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Any word if the english verison will get released around the same time as the korean one..

      • trips486
        August 17, 2014 at 4:07 pm

        Its already been confirmed that once the all the beta’s are done in Korea. It will be released worldwide. So expect NA to get this game sometime in 2015. Probably early 2015 since CBT is expected in Sept and they want to do OBT before Dec. Depending on how long those beta goes for I wouldn’t doubt if the full release hits us in Jan or Feb.

  2. Diamond
    August 15, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Beautiful. Nothing but beautiful.

  3. August 15, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Maplestory 1 logo on a maple story 2 event. Oh the irony! XD

    • sanji
      August 18, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      Lol Axton > V <

  4. Pit
    August 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    This game is looking promising. I can’t wait to hear your opinion once you get to play the beta, Max 🙂

  5. Pix3l
    August 15, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Holy shit, I didn’t think I could get anymore excited!!

    I like the login screen. :3

  6. Anonymous
    August 15, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Welp thank god we get an auction house

  7. trips486
    August 15, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Hope you can change the controls just like MS1 and hope that stamina isn’t going mean it’s going be a instant dungeon game. Anyword if it’s going be map to map, instant dungeon, or open world?

    • Anonymous
      August 15, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Isn’t stamina just the replacement for MP?

      • trips486
        August 15, 2014 at 7:42 pm

        I would hope so but those points stated are vary vague. Usually games that have a stamina system are instant dungeon type games. Hoping it just another word for MP though.

        • Anonymous
          August 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

          those two literally have nothing in common.

          • Anonymous
            August 16, 2014 at 12:01 pm

            Stamina in this game is just MP.

      • Anonymous
        August 17, 2014 at 12:59 pm

        stamina is probably their way of saying don’t spam skills or you’ll be screwed over

        • Likey Likey
          August 18, 2014 at 10:05 pm

          yea this game’s stamina is more akin to demon slayer’s “force” than MP.. why do people keep saying MP? MP can be healed with MP potions and always levels up with the character in like almost every game EVER.. this game states that you can not heal stamina with a potion and that it never increases..

  8. Anonymous
    August 16, 2014 at 4:01 am

    the keyboard controls suck. mainly the skill inputs.
    at the most I will use ASDER. QWF means i’ll need longer fingers.
    Hope I can have longer left hand fingers when i’m 14.

    • trips486
      August 16, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      I am sure those are the default keys just like MS1 has default keys. Pretty sure you can change them around or at least I hope it is. I don’t see why they will keep one set of keys. Since every game allows you to change your key binds.

  9. Anonymous
    August 16, 2014 at 4:11 am

    *SDF and ER

  10. Anonymous
    August 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

    making merchandise for MS2 already? they must have high expections

  11. Anonymous
    August 16, 2014 at 6:29 am

    It’s looking more and more promising with each update. Nothing revolutionary when compared to other games nowadays, but they seem to have at least competent design sensibilities from the looks of it…and honestly, that might be all Maplestoy needs to reach its full potential. I feel like the formula behind the original game was fantastic, but executed poorly. Simply getting rid of some of the big flaws like the absurd repetitiveness and the strategy-less HP system, etc. might be all this game needs to do to become an absolute gem. Here’s hoping!

  12. Tree of Savior
    August 16, 2014 at 8:18 am

    ”the heroes” ehhh i hope not those master

  13. joshjay
    August 16, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Is this game going to be instance based or just like maple stroy the original?

  14. 4Glory
    August 16, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    I think im going to play tree of savior instead. Nexon can suck it

    • trips486
      August 16, 2014 at 12:34 pm

      Why whats wrong with MS2? It’s very similar to MS1 just with a few more tweaks to make it more challenging. isn’t challenge what everyone wanted in the game? Than spamming buttons and soloing all the bosses with OP dmg? Hopefully with the potion cds and things like that will actually make the game a bit more challenging.

      • joshjay
        August 16, 2014 at 1:54 pm

        Tree of Savior sucks anyway…

        • CATS
          August 19, 2014 at 6:47 pm

          why, praytell?

  15. August 17, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Reblogged this on Game Saints and commented:
    Closed Beta confirmed for September!?

  16. der
    August 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    We gonna see gameplay footage and pictures next month…wow September is sure exciting this year.

    • der
      August 17, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      MySims + Zenonia = Maplestory 2

      • Anonymous
        August 17, 2014 at 1:04 pm

        To me they look like 3D maple characters, or 3D chibi characters. They don’t even look even remotely blocky unlike mySims characters/

  17. Likey Likey
    August 18, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    What I do like is that stamina systems usually have more unique skills or skill builds since the stamina usage is so limited.

  18. Anonymous
    August 18, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    On basil (well mr. b’s MS2 site) someone said there will be dungeons. If this is the case and the dungeons are like other mmo’s dungeons and not like party quests, I am not gonna play the game. I am already kind of disappointed with the housing and auction house. It seems they are trying to make MS2 ANTI-social. Such a shame.

    • Anonymous
      August 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

      Housing and the Auction are a GOOD thing. And I’m pretty sure the game will be open world like MS1 is, but with a little more instanced dungeons.

    • CATS
      August 19, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      >being able to actually play while selling things


  19. Anonymous
    August 21, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Hey orangemushroom do you know if the game is gonna have the holy trinity (dps, tank, healer) or every class is an attacker? I really hope everybody can do equal damage because I hate tanking and healing but I really like the looks of the knight and priest, so I hope they are just as viable as a sin or whatever

  20. QB
    August 21, 2014 at 3:51 am

    Max, /人◕‿‿◕人\ Contract?

    • Anonymous
      August 21, 2014 at 7:08 am

      Silly QB, u can’t turn a guy into a mahou shoujo.

      • QB
        August 21, 2014 at 9:01 am

        Have you watched Kämpfer?

        • Shadrel Foxen
          August 21, 2014 at 3:39 pm

          QB NO. DON’T DO IT.

  21. Shadrel Foxen
    August 21, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    QB NO.

  22. ^_^
    August 24, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Did anyone else notice that the login screen is the same picture as the end of the cinematic trailer?

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