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MapleStory Alpha Test Conclusion

September 22, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

MapleStory 2 Mushmom

The Alpha test for MapleStory 2 has finally come to a close. After 5 days of testing, the development team is going to take in all suggestions and reports and work hard to improve the game for the next stage of testing (TBA)! They also gave out 10k NX to everyone and will give out a special mask later on. I’m sad I didn’t get in but there was a lot of information from other users, and I can honestly say I am sooo hyped to play.

This is going to be a post about any extra information I have come across, so I suggest you read these posts beforehand if you haven’t already. Anyways, I’ll start with the above picture, which should look familiar to you guys, it’s Someone Else’s House! Mushmom returns in her original map, complete with the iron pigs haha.

MapleStory 2 Athena MapleStory 2 Characters

Just to talk a little bit more about the amazing customization in this game, here are some more characters modelled after MapleStory 1 characters! At the top is Athena Pierce. The bottom picture has Phantom, Freud, Luminous, Athena, Oz, Evan, Mikhail, Beta (meh), Xenon, Magnus (both his Friends Story form and regular form), Lilin (sort of) and Orca (again, sort of).

Thanks to these users on Twitter for the pictures.

MapleStory 2 Jinx

There was even someone who dressed up their character as Jinx, from League of Legends! It’s a really fun game which all of you should try out~

Last post, I showed you guys a video of users attempting to fight Balrog (and failing hard). Now, before the end of the testing, many users have joined together and defeated the fearsome Balrog with parties of 10!

ScaniaMardia Hacerlo Windia Fleta

Next up, a user on Southperry recently posted a dump of the image files in the game (thanks to him!). I decided I would go through them and show you guys the stuff I found most interesting. First of all, here are the world icons that were inside, featuring Scania, Mardia, Hacerlo, Windia, and Fleta.

I’m not sure if these will definitely be the first few worlds but it might be a good indication.

Frying Pan Poo on a Stick

A lot of nostalgic items return, such as the Frying Pan and Poo on a Stick! There’s a ton of equipment so you should check that out yourself if you’re interested. It’s under Image > Item > Icon.

You can also see the available hairs (basic, without customization) and faces in Image > Item > Icon > Customize.

Henesys Background

There was a folder called Loading Images, which contained all the beautiful artwork and screenshots they use for the loading screens in the game. I uploaded them all here for you to see!

MapleEmblem LithEmblem HenesysEmblem ElliniaEmblem KerningcityEmblem PerionEmblem DungeonEmblem

Although a couple of these places weren’t available for testing (like Perion and Ellinia), here are the icons for the areas, which are just slightly updated from the MapleStory versions haha.

OrangeMushroom BlueMushroom RedMushroom BrownMushroom HornMushroom HornMushroomBlue HornMushroomOrange HornMushroomRed HornyBoo HornyBooRedslime01 slime02 slime03 slime04 slime05Stump StumpDarkBrown StumpBlue StumpGreen StumpAxe GhostumpBadPigBlackpigArmorpigCurseEyeCurseEyeLavaCurseEyeOrangeStoneGolem

Here are the monsters I found that were also in MapleStory! Some of them received new variations (like the new Mushrooms and coloured Stumps and Slimes). I really love the new Curse Eyes, they look way creepier than the originals haha.

You can check out the images yourself for pictures of a lot of the new monsters as well, in Image > Portrait > Mob.

Zombie Mushmom

Note: there are a lot of monsters missing, I know Zombie Mushmom is in the game, so don’t get worried if you don’t see your favourite monster.

Blast Jump Demolition Machine Flamethrower Gatling Fire Grenade Homing Missile Laser Cannon Magnetic Bomb Reload Rocket Launcher Cannon Mastery Time Bomb Siege Attack

So although Berserker, Heavy Gunner, and Thief were not available in this testing phase, it seems some of their skills have already been determined. There were placeholder skill icons for Heavy Gunner and Thief, but not Berserker so I’m not sure about that. The blue ones are actives while the orange are passive.

Heavy Gunner had:

  • Blast Jump
  • Demolition Machine
  • Flamethrower
  • Gatling Fire
  • Grenade
  • Homing Missile
  • Laser Cannon
  • Magnetic Bomb
  • Reload
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Cannon Mastery
  • Time Bomb
  • Siege Attack

Ability Absorb Haste Meso Guard Quick Slash Savage Blow Venom Stab Nimble Body Revenge Venom

Thief had less skill icons though.

  • Ability Absorb
  • Haste
  • Meso Guard
  • Quick Slash
  • Savage Blow
  • Venom Stab
  • Nimble Body
  • Revenge
  • Venom

Looks like some of these will be borrowed from MapleStory, like Meso Guard and Savage Blow haha.

Arrow Storm Genesis Shuriken Supernova

There were also some icons for the jobs that could actually be played (except Knight for some reason). These ones were also placeholders but they sound very ultimate-y.

For Rangers, there was Arrow Storm, for Priests there was Genesis, for Assassins there was Shuriken and for Wizards there was Supernova.

Job Advancements

Finally, in the data, there was a list of job advancements! However, this list was very odd because it excluded some of the ones that were already added and talked about (such as Knight and Heavy Gunner) but added in many more (such as Illusionist and Exorcist).

It’s highly likely that these were an older idea which was scrapped for the 8 jobs we have now, but its something to keep in mind. Illusionist, Tamer, and Exorcist all sound really cool to me so I hope they’ll be added later!

Current Job Advancements

For comparison, here is the current job advancement scheme, which was revealed beforehand and follows the current jobs in the Alpha test.

  1. Skyign
    September 22, 2014 at 7:28 pm


    • Anonymous
      September 22, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      Second! Anyway, excited for this game. The job advancements look cool.

  2. Anonymous
    September 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I am definitely gonna be downloading this game

  3. fdsfasf
    September 22, 2014 at 8:59 pm


  4. September 22, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    ok this is a good post – i like the part where u talk about poo on a stick.

    call me pls 647-201-1821

  5. Anonymous
    September 22, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I can either wait for it to release in America or I can use my Nexon Korea account to play under the name pizza in Korean. So many choices!

  6. Anonymous
    September 22, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    the hype is so real

  7. Anonymous
    September 23, 2014 at 11:35 am

    so does the game trun 2D in some maps?

    • Max
      September 23, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      In some maps the point of view changes to make it seem 2D, like the Mushmom map as an homage to MS1. The map itself is still made in 3D with blocks and everything.

  8. Anonymous
    September 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Is the loot instanced base or ?

    • Max
      September 23, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      Yes it is.

  9. Anonymous
    September 23, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    …but Heavy Gunner was supposed to be a separate job, not an advancement for Ranger, right?

    • Max
      September 23, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Heavy Gunner is one of the two Archer classes (along with Ranger).

  10. Ashraful
    September 23, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    This is too cool! Its like cube world but waaaay better! I guess ill be coming back to maple… lol. SO glad that i happened to check my spam (dont know since when this has been going there lol, but it explains why ive never gotten alerts from this blog in the past years)
    As always, thanks for the hard work Max! I can see that i have a lot to catch up on (and it seems there may be development on the black mage’s identity too!)
    Now, i wonder when (if at all) they’ll release “GMS2” or if ill have to get myself a korean account.

  11. Ahri Desu
    September 26, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    this looks like maplestory 2. No wait it is. It looks really different from Beta. They changed it to look so much like maplestory

  12. Anonymous
    September 26, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    wow. 10K nx and some mask for some lucky alpha testers? what the fuck? they don’t deserve that crap.

  13. November 20, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Can I take some of the images for my personal blog? I’ll remember to give you credit.

    • Max
      November 20, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      Go ahead 🙂

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