CM Blog - Forging Onward
Wow, it’s kind of weird to be the one writing the blog! Our team decided that with LAMBCOOK’s official departure from MapleStory 2, that I’d write a few blog posts until Producer Nimei returns to the office from her maternity leave in October.
This year has been a bit of a roller coaster so far, hasn’t it? We’ve had our high points and our low points, but for the most part I’m immensely proud of how far the game has come. If you ever get an opportunity to work in this kind of industry, I’m sure you’ll be surprised to see how deep the logistics go when it comes to localizing and developing unique features and systems for an existing game.
We’re approaching the final quarter of 2019, and with that, we’re also starting to approach the first year anniversary for MapleStory 2, as well as the next major expansion for the game, which will arrive before the end of this year!
I want to recap some of the previous livestream as well, and discuss why the next update will come in September. While we technically could deploy an August content update, it would be hard to guarantee appropriate time to fix any critical bugs that could potentially appear. This includes updating the Style Crate, which would require us to patch the game as well. Meret Market updates, on the other hand, can be done without requiring a new patch for the game, so we’ll have a few additions to the Meret Market. Some of you may have seen a certain Pink and Beany friend make an appearance on our social media. You'll see our adorable friend in your local Meret Market come August 29th along with the other additions! The best part? You’ll be able to buy the emote separately no strings attached, for a mere 300 Blue Merets! Another choice addition you’ll see to the Meret Market are the hotly requested Fox Ears, which have eluded players for the longest time.
Now, that all being said, the next update for MapleStory 2 will come in the middle of September rather than at the end of the month. In addition to our best in-game events and sales yet, it’ll come with a slew of bug fixes and a few noteworthy quality of life improvements.
We will still have anniversary and holiday events, and you’ll find a myriad of useful and fun rewards from them (including a few, choice, scrolls of interest...).
In the Meantime...
What of the month preceding, some of you may be wondering? You’ll have a few weeks between the end of August and the September update, and we are planning to run a few useful events for everyone. I won’t reveal all of them right now, but some of the ones we’ll be running include extending the 25% weekend enchanting discount, doubling drops in all level 60 Hard Adventure Dungeons (yes that includes Lapenshard fragments!), and discounting furnishing in your houses by 50%, all until the September update lands. These events will start near the end of this month.
We have tried our best to keep you in the loop and be as transparent as possible with our proceedings, and we will continue to do so into the foreseeable future. We’re immensely thankful for our fans who continue to play and support the game, and hope that MapleStory 2 will continue to head in a good direction.
We’ll have more news to share as we come closer to September, so please stay tuned until then!
Faithfully your CM,