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MapleStory 2 – Final Test: Day 1!

It’s been almost a day since the final test for MapleStory 2 has opened! I’m having a lot of fun with the Heavy Gunner class and the other two new ones look awesome as well. In this post, I’ll be talking about some of the things that have been added since the first CBT as well as show you guys some of my videos!

I have a ton of videos which are being rendered and uploaded, so keep an eye on my YouTube channel, Twitter, or just check back on this post later.

Many people have been asking about the rules of user-generated content, so the MapleStory 2 team released a post about it. It clearly states that copyrighted or trademarked material is not allowed to be used on any UGC, including clothing, billboards, profile images, or guild images. You are also not allowed to use pictures of other people.

Although there is no automated system to combat this, users are encouraged to report offenders if they see them, so that Nexon can keep the UGC system for everyone to use. Otherwise, there will be copyright issues and they may have to take more severe action.

Developer Team's Letter

Once again, the developer team sent out a nice letter to all testers talking about the game. They wish to create MapleStory 2 with everyone together!

Titles

Titles have been added! Through certain trophies, you’ll acquire special titles which you can set to appear in front of your character’s name above you.

Interactive Structures

Interactive structures have been added! All across Maple World, you’ll find special things you can interact with and use to beat down on monsters. Pick them up with Spacebar and use their special skill by pressing Spacebar again.

So far, I’ve used trees, stop signs, barrels, and even a cage of chickens (which released a wave of chickens at monsters) haha.

Merit

A new type of currency called Merit has been added! Merit can be used in the Merit Market to buy special items, at the Beauty Street to change your looks, to revive without penalty, using megaphones, and more.

Acquiring Merit

Merit can be collected by acquiring certain trophies. For this testing period, you’ll also be able to get Merit through special gifts which are free in the Cash Shop.

Merit Market

This is the Merit Market! You can buy a ton of different types of items here in the Premium Shop including special Maids, clothing, mounts, and skill books. This is also where you’ll buy Design items which allow you to create your own UGC (e.g. the Design Hoodie above which costs 300 Merit).

The Designers Shop has also been integrated into the Merit Market, allowing users to buy and sell their designs for Merit.

Cash Shop

Speaking of which, the Cash Shop has been added! Currently, all items are free. There’s only a small amount of selection though:

  • Lotus Radio Package (gives you XXX Merit and XX Lotus Radios)
  • Item Slot Expansion Coupon (increases your slots by 6, up to a maximum of +24)
  • Character Name Change Coupon
  • Transparent Badge (allows you to choose which of your equipment you want to be transparent)

I guess items similar to this will be available in the Cash Shop. I’m also thinking they’ll allow you to buy Merit straight up, but if you want to work hard for it through trophies, you can as well.

Attendance Check Event

There’s also an attendance check event going on, which rewards you items for logging on each day. This includes potions, Crystal Fragments (used for upgrading skils), Red Crystal Fragments (used for upgrading skills even higher), Onyx Fragments (you can trade these in at the Black Market for special items) and even chances at some real life prizes.

MAVIEW Beta

MAVIEW has returned, with all the information it had before! In addition, MAVIEW’s news coverage of the game has begun. Articles will be released on the website about big events in Maple World.

For example, one user has already achieved the max level of 30! Currently they also have an article for every person who is able to enchant an item to +6, and for new services like Interior Square and the Lotus Air Taxi.

MapleStory 2 Log-in Screen

I will not be streaming because a) my computer isn’t that great and b) I won’t be using a webcam or mic but there’s a ton of other streamers each with their own schedules which you can check out!

Here’s the character creation for the final test, there’s more hairs available but less make-up options than the first CBT.

Here’s my level 14 Heavy Gunner hunting a little bit! At the beginning, you’ll see the new Lotus Air Taxi which lets you move to any map you’ve been to before (even if there isn’t a taxi stop there) by using up a Lotus Radio.

At level 18, I unlocked 2 more skills: Satellite and Rocket Launcher, both of which are super strong and really fun to use!

Here’s one of the early bosses of the game, Guardsman Chao!

There are a ton of bonus stages which you can access if you find a Magical Hat on your travels.

Here’s one of the events held in town, Trap Master, where you have to survive 5 rounds of falling blocks.

In the Spring Beach event, you have to avoid the blocks which shoot up like geysers and survive for 5 rounds.

I finally got a house (well… more like a small apartment) so I can show off how to decorate your house! Since I have an apartment, I can only customize a small area of my room.

Here’s the Beauty Street, which now uses Merit to change your character’s looks (it was free in the last CBT).

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  1. Duzz
    May 1, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    super pumped for NA release

  2. Anonymous
    May 1, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Just to make sure we won’t be able to make any clothes or have an icon that are based off any anime/other video games, right Max?

    • Max
      May 1, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      I believe you specifically cannot use images/logos from copyrighted content (like tv shows, video games, companies, etc) but I’m sure it would be okay if its just clothing that looks like a character’s clothing. There’s no way to copyright clothing styles lol, just make sure there’s no image/logo!

      • Anonymous
        May 1, 2015 at 3:51 pm

        Kk thanks Max, and great work with all the videos and keeping us informed 😀

  3. DUDE
    May 1, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    nexon ruined my hype ;c

  4. skymin
    May 1, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    The May maple festival is beggining in 4 hours! much hype. :B

  5. Hanabira.Kage
    May 1, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Skill books? Uhh…

  6. Dude
    May 1, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    What is replacing mesos?

    • Max
      May 1, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      Nothing is replacing mesos, they’re still there

  7. Eileen
    May 2, 2015 at 4:51 am

    Max, if I understood right, Nexon hasn’t revealed anythung in The May, right? :c

  8. Anon
    May 2, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Uh… So getting skill books will be hella hard. Damn…
    But these jobs look so good! A little disappointed in the Heavy Gunner because I thought it would be a mobile job that’s kitey because it’s in the Archer class, but that was a dumb prediction since it’s called “Heavy” Gunmer and it has a machine gun XDD I’m not sure whether to make a Wizard or Assassin now.. Which one do you hink is more fun Max?

  9. Anonymous
    May 2, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    anybody playing the game? im in the game bored when playing alone LOL, please add me “Aribeth” or skype me at orangegurl

  10. May 3, 2015 at 6:19 am

    Looks cool and fun but…I am just not feeling it….But I think this is a good game just not for me

  11. May 3, 2015 at 8:36 am

    What are your computer specs Max? And what kinda performance do you get playing MS2 and (did you play League or was that someone else?)

    • Max
      May 3, 2015 at 11:34 am

      I only have a crappy laptop atm with an i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M and I can get 50~60fps on low. It does tend to drop a lot in bosses but I heard that’s a common thing for everyone.

  12. May 3, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    I ran a program called the fsb extractor on MS2Sound_BGM.fsb and acquired all the BGM soundtrack used in the game… is this illegal, or is it okay as long as I don’t put them on the internet?

    • Max
      May 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm

      I’m sure its fine

  13. slizzy
    May 16, 2015 at 9:19 am

    sighhh, there is no atmosphere to the game with the stupid blocks. an MMO in a block world cannot work. Maplestory 1 looked better than this. I cannot get immersed in a block world. what a disappointment. guess ill have to wait for maplestory 3. maybe theyll have some sense and make it full 3D world that time. so much lost potential with the block art. imagine it how it is now but 3D instead of blocks 😦

    • May 16, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      Are you actually a tester or are you just judging from videos and screenshots? I was a tester and personally I thought the block system worked great. And no, it didn’t lose potential, it actually gained a ton. The user generated content I witnessed during the test was amazing, with custom textures on blocks and whatnot. And one of the planned features for MS2 is user-created minigames, where people can make little dungeons with user created content. I doubt any of this could have been achieved without blocks. And I don’t know what makes you so confused on this, but this game is definitely 3D.

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