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MapleStory Summer Update Plan!

Developers' Note

In a new Developers’ Note, information about MapleStory’s summer update has been released! We’ll be receiving job balancing (Aran and Evan updates please?), changes to equipment and levelling, as well as a new job! Check past the cut for the full letter from the development team’s director.

And don’t forget, tonight is the Ready2Play media showcase for MapleStory 2! I’ll be posting about that later on so check back for new information about MapleStory 2!

Hello, Maple users.
It’s SY.

It’s been a long time since we have spoken through the Developers’ Note. Our development team has been working hard to celebrate 12 years of MapleStory with our 12th anniversary update and Star Planet Mobile. Now we’ll be talking about what users can look forward to in MapleStory.

Today, after our 12th anniversary, I would like to talk about our update’s overall development plan. We want to talk about what we’re aiming to add this summer and our current progress on development.

The first part of our plan is character balancing which a lot of users have been interested in.

Last year, during some job reorganizations, we balanced a number of jobs and for this summer, we are working on more.

  • Within our 35 jobs, we are aiming to reduce their disparities while still keeping their individualized traits.
  • Unlike previous character balancing, we will be working mainly on changing around combat skills so that each job has specific characteristics.
  • Balancing affects many factors but among them, damage is something which is very important to a lot of users. We will be adding a system that allows users to measure a character’s damage output.

The second part is changes to equipment.

Since Star Force was introduced, the demand for mesos has undoubtedly increased. So our development team has worked on adjustments to the cost of enhancing and has a few other changes planned.

The third part is level growth experience.

Since we increased the level cap, we have noticed it requires a lot of experience to level up at higher levels. Of course boss battles and aiming to upgrade your equipment are factors that can keep it fun but levelling by itself is not. Therefore, we are preparing some improvements to levelling through system changes.

Users might not understand the reasons of some of the above information and our team knows that it is a sensitive subject. In response, our biggest goal is to have more people play MapleStory which will allow the game to stay healthy and be enjoyed for a longer period of time.

The above contents will be available in the Test World as soon as possible since the opinions of users are very important to us. We will be taking all feedback for these changes until they are suitable for everyone.

And finally, this summer update, we plan to add a new job. It has been a long time since our last job and we are designing a new concept with a new playstyle, and enhanced graphics. We will share more information about this part soon.

I hope you have a nice day.
Thank you.

Director SY

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  1. Pixelc4t
    May 28, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    New job confirmed *A*!

  2. Anonymous
    May 28, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    It would be nice if we got announcement about 5th Job
    The only job I want to see is a Bard for the 3rd Archer slots of the Explorers Group.

  3. Anonymous
    May 28, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    So, Nexon, where is that Aran and Evan reorganization like everyone is saying?

    • keyan22
      May 28, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      Well everything is getting revamped, so possibly Evan & Aran will get their reorganization

      • A
        May 29, 2015 at 3:34 am

        Aran & Evan*

        • keyan22
          May 29, 2015 at 6:22 am

          There’s 3 words, not one, I can wright it either way.

          • Dark Evan, the Lord Tempest
            May 29, 2015 at 10:43 am

            No, a professional writer would write “Aran & Evan” it’s simply more phoenetically balanced that way…
            PS: Hi Mr. Gold Earrings!

  4. May 28, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    sounds cool, I want to see what they will do the AngelicBuster..I hope Trinity can multi target and or give me some new moves since I rarely use the falling swords move but I do use the hammer and a new class?…Let’s see what they pull out of thin air this time, JMS and CMS and even GMS made some cool oddballs and I think GMS is going to live up to that grill master so the skies the limit and I hope they make getting exp to be less of a hassle

    • Knite0
      May 28, 2015 at 11:39 pm

      Support the Grill Master!!!
      Petitions are on the nexon GMS forums and basilmarket.

  5. sirius16
    May 28, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Where is my fifth job though? It’s been more than two years since they started teasing it.

  6. Anonymous
    May 28, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    new job could the 5 job cus they said new concept with a new playstyle, and enhanced graphics that cant ve a new class lol

  7. CATS
    May 29, 2015 at 2:10 am

    “Within our 35 jobs, we are aiming to reduce their disparities while still keeping their individualized traits.”

    the problem with this idea is that sometimes a disparity is an individualized trait.
    it still galls me that they think they should “balance” the LEGENDARY HERO characters against adventurers/cygnus knights/ordinary resistance kids. the whole “legendary” thing is a logical pass to be stronger than normal folks; they’re also less flexible than the “normal” people, regardless. ordinary folk achieving the same feats as legends in spite of being “less powerful” is itself a mark of greatness, but I suppose some people slept through literature in school and just cling to the post-WoW mentality of “MY TEAMMATE IS TOO HELPFUL, NERF THEM SO I CAN FEEL BETTER ABOUT MYSELF WITHOUT ACTUALLY WORKING AT BEING GOOD”.

    • Dur~
      May 30, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      Well to be fair, story wise considering black heaven, the newest threat to the black mage is you. So, it’s probably a good idea to make them as powerful as the legendary “heroes” of the maple of old. But, only time will tell what they do.

    • Anonymous
      June 2, 2015 at 2:14 am

      Objectively speaking, the “legendary heroes” are only viewed as that when considering what they did at the time they did it. The world had little/no resistance and they were it, which by comparison makes them seem legendary because everyone else was quite literally fleeing, cowering, dead and/or dying when in reality they may not be any greater than the average adventurer today. Then subjectivity kicks in and massive hype gets built up around 5 more or less relatively normal people while ignoring previous circumstances, inflating their image into something far more glorious than they actually are.

  8. ss
    May 29, 2015 at 6:31 am

    oh boy another class and another class balancing

    so exciting not

  9. LOL
    May 29, 2015 at 7:54 am

    PLS I WAN 5TH JOB!!

    • Anonymous
      May 29, 2015 at 8:55 am

      Once again Nexon will disappoint -____-

      • Anonymous
        June 1, 2015 at 9:01 pm

        Nexon disappointing is not surprsing 😦

  10. J
    May 29, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Ohhh, more class balancing & a new job. Can’t wait to see it! Also excited about what they’ll be doing with the experience for higher lvl people, since I know many people struggle with training over lvl 200 since it takes a very long time to level. I know the pain since my main is a lvl 210 zero.

    • Anonymous
      May 29, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      U dont know no pain, leveling a zero is easy

      • J
        June 4, 2015 at 2:54 pm

        Um sure, until you get over lvl 200. Then you have to grind a ton like any other class & it takes hours.

  11. May 30, 2015 at 4:42 am

    By new job I thought they were being sneaky and it really meant 5th job but nope.. They were quite clear on implicating it’s a new Class. OH WELLZ. Maybe next year folks.

  12. June 1, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    l’m really happy to hear this and l can’t wait to see whats in store for us!

  13. Fuck U Nexon
    June 4, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    “Balancing affects many factors but among them, damage is something which is very important to a lot of users.”

    – Nooooooooo!?? ya think Nexon?!
    This game has been nothing but damage whoring ever since the first banwagon characters like Assassins with their super rare hard to get steelies and ilbis stars, and you KSing asshat Priests grinding at Coolies back in Pre-BigBang days

    “Since Star Force was introduced, the demand for mesos has undoubtedly increased.”

    – Really!? Durp!? No wonder im poor as fuck!! Thanks Nexon!? *flips double bird*

    “Since we increased the level cap, we have noticed it requires a lot of experience to level up at higher levels. Of course boss battles and aiming to upgrade your equipment are factors that can keep it fun but levelling by itself is not.”

    – NO FUCKING SHIT NEXON!! LOL Yeah lvling as an actual legit player unlike you NX spending, Meso/gold buying overpriced chair sitting Henesyshoebags, with maxed 9.99999 Billion mesos on many seperate accounts each, and hacker tier weps and gear from impossible bosses that takes 2m+ to kill is LOADS OF FUN!!! FUUUUUCCCKKK YOUUUU!!! lol

    “Users might not understand the reasons of some of the above information and our team knows that it is a sensitive subject. In response, our biggest goal is to have more people play MapleStory which will allow the game to stay healthy and be enjoyed for a longer period of time.”

    – Yea Thanks Nexon for looking out for us “stupid kids” that play this game and bitch and complain about WHY MY DAMAGE SUX SO BAD, WHY I DONT HAVE GOOD SHIT LIKE RA SETS AND TYRANTS AND GOLLUX GEARS WITH LEGENDARY POTS AND 300+ BOSS DAMAGE!!? FUCK MY LIFE!! LOL

    “And finally, this summer update, we plan to add a new job. It has been a long time since our last job and we are designing a new concept with a new playstyle, and enhanced graphics.”

    – Yay! finally another new character to mash my brains in and grinding like a fucking zombie, thanks Nexon!
    I just hope its either a new Nova (Bowman, Mage, Thief) Sengoku (Ayame the Pirate, Bowman, Thief probably a Ninja named Narufaguto) the long awaited 3rd Bowman class, or another Transcendant like Zero but its a Mage or a Bowman or Thief (fucking doubt it, Thief transxedant sounds dumb as fuck)

    Worst case scenario this new job is just Pink Bean…. but permanent… (flips bird at Nexon)

  14. tyler
    June 6, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Dang, they’re about to nerf the heck out of Night Walkers…..

  1. June 4, 2015 at 8:15 pm

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