Timeline - GMS - Discussion Thread

2005
  • Maple's Public Launch
    MapleStory comes out of BETA testing and opens to the public.
    Maple's Public Launch
    May 11, 2005
  • Mini Games Introduced
    Omok and Match Cards were introduced.
    Mini Games Introduced
    August 2, 2005
  • World: Broa
    Broa becomes available for players to begin their new Maple adventure.
    World: Broa
    September 8, 2005
  • Cash Shop Opens!
    The Cash Shop makes its grand opening.
    Cash Shop Opens!
    October 18, 2005
  • PIN System Introduced
    Nexon introduces a new account security feature: the PIN.
    PIN System Introduced
    November 16, 2005
  • World: Windia
    Windia becomes available for players to begin their new Maple adventure.
    World: Windia
    December 19, 2005
  • Third Job Advancements Available
    Characters of the four original classes can now advance their characters to the third job.
    Third Job Advancements Available
    December 19, 2005
2006
  • Guild System Available
    Players can now create guilds.
    Guild System Available
    January 22, 2006
  • World: Khaini
    Khaini becomes available for players to begin their new Maple adventure.
    World: Khaini
    February 16, 2006
  • Ludibrium
    Ludibrium is a subcontinent of Ossyria, located over Ludus Lake in the MapleStory world. It can be accessed by riding the flying train, located in Orbis. It is entirely made of Lego Blocks. Ludibrium also hosts a large amount of monsters, which are mostly based on toy-like figures.
    Time has stopped in Ludibrium due to the crack in the dimension near the Time Sphere, which has allowed monsters like Alishar and Papulatus to sneak in to the Maple World.
    Ludibrium
    March 2, 2006
  • Boss: Zakum!
    Zakum is a boss found in the El Nath Mine in the El Nath Mountains.

    Zakum was a spirit sealed in a tree deep in the mines of El Nath's volcano. A mining town that once existed nearby eventually discovered this tree. At the time, Zakum was a peaceful monster that had no enemies, but the greed of the miners corrupted it. As the spirit was corrupted, it grew smarter, and finally became capable of controlling the town's populace. It forced them to build an enormous statue in tribute to it. The now evil spirit of Zakum possessed the statue, subjugated all the humans and eventually killed everyone in the town. Zakum now rests deep in the lava caves, waiting for powerful players to challenge his might.
    Boss: Zakum!
    May 3, 2006
  • First Anniversary
    MapleStory celebrates its first birthday.
    First Anniversary
    May 11, 2006
  • Omega Sector
    Omega Sector is a futuristic military base that can be accessed via the bottom floor of Eos Tower in Ludibrium.
    Soldiers roam the city, and an NPC that suspiciously resembles a member of the Men In Black stands at the far end. Guards are posted at every exit to prevent intruders from entering. It is mainly a forest-type area, serving as the main attack point for the aliens.
    Omega Sector
    June 8, 2006
  • Aqua Road
    Aqua Road is an area located on Ossyria accessible by descending Orbis Tower. Aqua Road is entirely underwater, allowing players to swim. It contains only one town, Aquarium.

    Kenta, the inventor of the Tamable Monster Mounts, resides here in Aquarium.
    Aqua Road
    July 26, 2006
  • Deep Sea Gorge + Boss: Pianus
    Aqua Road has a dungeon area that contains some of the toughest monsters in the game. In this area, the boss monster Pianus can be found.
    Deep Sea Gorge + Boss: Pianus
    August 15, 2006
  • World: Bellocan
    Bellocan becomes available for players to begin their new Maple adventure.
    World: Bellocan
    September 12, 2006
  • Boss: Papilatus
    Time has stopped in Ludibrium due to the crack in the dimension near the Time Sphere, which has allowed monsters like Alishar and Papulatus to sneak in to the Maple World.
    Boss: Papilatus
    September 12, 2006
  • Amoria
    Amoria is a wedding town, a place where Maplers can get married.
    It follows the Western marriage system.
    Amoria is accessible via Thomas Swift of Henesys. Amoria is located on its own unique island which seems to be located somewhere south of Victoria Island, nearest to Henesys.
    Amoria
    December 6, 2006
2007
  • Amoria Dungeon
    Amoria Dungeon added in to the game.
    Amoria Dungeon
    January 11, 2007
  • Sharenian Guild Quest/Excavation site
    Perion Excavation site and Perion ruins, which feature the strongest monsters on the continent of Victoria outside of Sleepywood.

    A few maps outside Perion, a trail leads to the Excavation site. Monsters called Stone Masks, Wooden Masks, and Ghost Stumps walk on cranes that look like those near Kerning City.

    By traveling a few maps further, one reaches the Excavation camp Site, where Guild leaders and Jr. masters can register for the Sharenian Guild Quest
    Sharenian Guild Quest/Excavation site
    February 6, 2007
  • World: Mardia
    Mardia becomes available for players to begin their new Maple adventure.
    World: Mardia
    March 20, 2007
  • Remnant of the Goddess (Orbis PQ)
    The portal to this quest is located at the map "Entrance to Orbis Tower" just to the right of the portal into the actual tower.
    Remnant of the Goddess (Orbis PQ)
    March 20, 2007
  • Removal of Channel 20
    Channel 20 was removed from all servers.
    Removal of Channel 20
    April 18, 2007
  • Korean Folk Town
    Korean Folk Town is one of two towns based on Korean culture.

    There are two ways to travel to Korean Folk Town: using the giant magical "storybook" portal at the end of Aqua Road, at a point called "The Sharp Unknown"; or by going down Helios Tower from Ludibrium to use the giant magical "storybook" portal in the tower's library on the first floor.

    The Cracked Dimension in Ludibrium is causing the books of Helios Tower's Library to be scattered and is destroying the stories. Many of the quests here involve setting the legends straight and returning their storybooks to the proper places. One emerges from a well, climbing into the colorful town from Aqua Road. As in other towns, Korean Folk Town contains some people who give quests and also sell various items, potions, and equipment.

    Korean Folk Town also serves as a gateway between Ludibrium and Aqua Road without having to ride the transportation at Orbis.
    Korean Folk Town
    April 18, 2007
  • Second Anniversary
    MapleStory celebrates its second anniversary
    Second Anniversary
    May 11, 2007
  • Amoria Party Quest
    This party quest takes place in Amoria.
    To attempt the Party Quest again you have to waitl 6 hours to have passed.
    Amoria Party Quest
    June 13, 2007
  • Mushroom Shrine
    Mushroom Shrine is always in Springtime, so the fair climate is great for the growth of monsters, plants, and players alike.

    Various monsters roam the nearby countryside, from the common and weak mushroom species, to the monsters that only appear in Zipangu, like the Cloud and Night foxes, and the great for training Crows.

    Off the main town is an area called the Cemetery, which houses a number of undead monsters, like Ghosts and Coolie Zombies.

    In the last map of the Cemetery are some Bains. Nearby is a hidden street called Hall of Mushroom, where the mutated mushroom god Blue Mushmom spawns.

    In another map off of Mushroom Shrine, a bamboo and pine forest branches off, leading through throngs of Paper Lantern Ghosts, Water Goblins and Dreamy Ghosts, finally up to the notoriously difficult Black Crow.
    Mushroom Shrine
    June 13, 2007
  • New Leaf City
    New Leaf City is a town founded on the ruins of an ancient city, called Old Sappe Village, that sunk into the ocean over 1000 years ago.

    It housed a technologically advanced civilization that used powerful techniques to perform good acts. No one knows why they disappeared, or why the continent suddenly surfaced.

    The town is run and populated by a number of fascinating characters, ranging from the mayor, Icebyrd Slimm, to renegade Amorian prince Jack Masque. The city uses a set of warp systems developed by the local genius and time traveler, Professor Foxwit, called Foxwit Doors.

    The city's laws are enforced by the ironically named Lita Lawless, a former thief from Kerning City.

    The final "founding father" of the town is a mysterious stranger from Versal, Maple's parallel dimension, named Elpam Gorlab.
    New Leaf City
    July 26, 2007
  • Mu Lung
    Mu Lung is a town in the high mountains based off Ancient Asian times, along with many animal NPCs and animal monsters. The buildings in the village are red with blue roofs. To reach Mu Lung, you must ride in the pouch of a bird crane, like a newborn baby from Orbis Station.

    Mu Lung has many citizens and buildings, including a Hair Salon, Plastic surgery and skin care, the owner of the Peach Farm, named Tae Sang, and the usual weapon, armor, and potion sellers. One particularly unique resident is Mr. Do, an eccentric doctor who can make a variety of unique potions and buff items, as well as scrolls, when given certain ingredients.

    Additionally, the Mu Lung Temple area is reached at the right entrance in Mu Lung, where Masters teach eager players as disciples. Even the monsters living near Mu Lung practice to become masters.

    While a normally peaceful place, the people of Mu Lung live under the constant threat of invasion by Master Goblin, the leader of the Sage Cats.
    Mu Lung
    August 22, 2007
  • Herb Town
    Herb Town is located in the Mu Lung Gardens region, which can be reached via a flying crane from Mu Lung. Herb Town can also be reached by the Dolphin Taxi in Aquarium for 10,000 mesos.

    It features a Bellflower and ginseng theme, and carries on with the Asian themes of Mu Lung. The area is very swampy, and fog rolls over the water standing along the ground.

    The monsters outside the town follow with this theme, to an extent. The first monster one encounters walking towards Herb Town from Mu Lung is Mr. Alli, an alligator type monster that has a bird on top of it's head. Pirates attack the town from time to time, stealing the valuable Bellflower and Ginseng plants grown here.

    The people living here are the same Panda-like creatures that populate Mu Lung. Inside town, there are NPCs that sell weapons and armor, and give out quests, mostly related to stopping the pirate raids.
    Herb Town
    August 22, 2007
  • Pine Forest/World Map Expansion
    Off the main town Zipangu is an area called the Cemetery, which houses a number of undead monsters, like Ghosts and Coolie Zombies.

    In the last map of the Cemetery are some Bains. Nearby is a hidden street called Hall of Mushroom, where the mutated mushroom god Blue Mushmom spawns.

    In another map off of Mushroom Shrine, a bamboo and pine forest branches off, leading through throngs of Paper Lantern Ghosts, Water Goblins and Dreamy Ghosts, finally up to the notoriously difficult Black Crow.
    Pine Forest/World Map Expansion
    August 22, 2007
  • Henesys PQ/Ludi Maze PQ
    Henesys Party Quest added
    Ludi Maze Party Quest added
    Henesys PQ/Ludi Maze PQ
    September 18, 2007
  • World: Kradia
    Kradia becomes available for players to begin their new Maple adventure.
    World: Kradia
    September 20, 2007
  • Prendergast Mansion (Haunted House)
    The Haunted House is a mini town of Masteria which has a night theme. To reach the Haunted House you must talk to the NLC Taxi located at the far left end of New Leaf City.

    The Prendergast Mansion was once a great center of production for the Prendergast Toy Company, but it fell into ruin after the owner's daughter, Sophilia, died.

    The grieving father started to go mad, and created hundreds of dolls in her image. Now, it serves as a complex maze that was maintained by Edmund the Butler for the lady Ludmilla.

    The rooms of the mansion can be approached from any number of directions, and depending on how one enters a room, I.E. through the right side on the floor or on the ceiling, the contents of the room will differ.

    Many new and unusual monsters, which have evolved from the toys through the dead father's pain, can be found inside the mansion.
    Prendergast Mansion (Haunted House)
    October 11, 2007
2008
  • Fourth Job Advancement
    Characters of the four original classes can now advance their characters to the fourth and final job.
    Fourth Job Advancement
    January 23, 2008
  • Leafre
    Leafre is an egg-themed area that is found in the West of Ossyria.

    It is one of the most powerful areas in all of MapleStory, with monsters even stronger than those found in Aqua Dungeon, Ludibrium's Clock Tower or Crimsonwood Keep.

    To get there, players must ride a large blue bird from Orbis Station.

    You can buy a Magic Seed from Chief Tatamo in Leafre for 30,000 mesos to create a two-way portal from Leafre to Ellinia. The price of these seeds can be lowered by donating items to the chief for the town's well being.

    There are two bosses in Leafre: Manon, a large dragon, and Griffey.

    The 4th job advancement can be made in Leafre.
    Leafre
    January 23, 2008
  • Monster Riding Skill/Mounts
    Players can now ride on Mounts.
    Monster Riding Skill/Mounts
    January 23, 2008
  • UI update
    - Legendary Spirit Skill
    - Monster Name/HP Bar
    - World Maps Update
    - Party Leader Change
    - Quest Alarm Funchtion
    - Buff/Skill Icon Timer
    UI update
    January 23, 2008
  • FangBlade reaches Level 200
    FangBlade reaches Level 200
    March 14, 2008
  • Cave of Life/Boss: Horntail
    Horntail, Minar Forest's Major Boss, is located in the Cave of Life.

    "An evil power-hungry dragon who rebelled against the Nine Spirits rule and distorted the area with evil in order to kidnap an egg of Nine Spirits Dragon and consolidate its power over the Minar Forest."
    Cave of Life/Boss: Horntail
    March 19, 2008
  • Monster Carnival
    This is a competitive Party Quest for characters between levels 30 and 50.

    Two parties enter a Ludibrium-themed map and compete at killing monsters for Carnival Points.

    At the end of the time limit, the team with the most Points wins.
    Monster Carnival
    March 19, 2008
  • Maple Trading System (MTS)
    Maple Trading System (MTS) opens for business.
    Maple Trading System (MTS)
    April 2, 2008
  • Showa
    After walking to the right of Mushroom Shrine, the maps begin to change into a street or alleyway.

    The enemies look like players, and roam the streets wielding guns, swords, baseball bats and bricks. In one of these streets, the Male Boss of the Yakuza, the Japanese gangster group that operates like the Mafia, spawns.

    These Yakuza members and random bosses pose a hazard to lower level players venturing to Showa.

    Once in Showa's Main town, there is a sauna, with secret maps filled with monsters.
    Showa
    May 7, 2008
  • Third Anniversary
    MapleStory celebrates its third anniversary!
    Third Anniversary
    May 11, 2008
  • Level 200 Skill/Mount + Multipet
    Level 200 Dragon Mount and Echo of Hero Skill were added in the game.

    Multipet feature added in the game.
    Level 200 Skill/Mount + Multipet
    May 22, 2008
  • Ariant
    Ariant is an Arabic town reached via a flying Genie located in Orbis.

    It's a desert themed area with monsters to fit. They range from snakes and sand rabbits to cacti and the sandman.

    Inside the town is a refining factory for processing Lidium ores located in the sands, as well as a lot of empty houses and some shady characters that look like mercenaries and assassins.

    Near there is a Palace, only accessible when carrying an entry pass.

    The town's people, however, do not get to share in the wealth, as the Queen has levied heavy taxes on all trading.
    Ariant
    June 20, 2008
  • Window Mode
    Window Mode is now available.
    In menu under system options you can switch from full screen to window mode, or press ALT+ENTER at the same time.
    Window Mode
    June 20, 2008
  • World: Yellonde
    Yellonde becomes available for players to begin their new Maple adventure.
    World: Yellonde
    August 13, 2008
  • Crimsonwood Keep/Phantom Forest
    It's a castle-type area that is high atop a mountain, surrounded by a maze-like forest. It is the second town to be located in the region of Masteria called the Phantom Forest, the first being Haunted House. It is located on the left side of New Leaf City.

    According to this text, it was once ruled by Grandmasters, apparently one for each of the four original jobs.

    Crimsonwood Keep also served as the headquarters of at least five groups of Masterian warriors, those being the Stormcasters, the ranged-fighting Windreavers, the magician-archer Flamekeepers, the mysterious Shadowknights, and the courageous Bosshunters.

    The keep fell shortly before the disappearance of Masteria after a long war with the people of Krakia, who were under the influence of an evil, as of yet unnamed Alchemist.



    Now, however, the castle is under the influence of a bizarre and evil group referred to as the "Twisted Masters", and the path leading up to it is lined with monstrous counterparts to each of the groups formerly housed here.
    Crimsonwood Keep/Phantom Forest
    August 14, 2008
  • Jump Down
    Jump Down feature added in game.
    Jump Down
    August 14, 2008
  • Mini Dungeon
    Mini Dungeons added in game.
    Mini Dungeon
    September 10, 2008
  • Singapore CBD
    The CBD (Central Business District) is the first town in Singapore. It can be reached by plane from Kerning City.

    This area features some famous Singaporean landmarks, like the Merlion, Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles and Espalande. An NPC sells many local delights of Singapore here. Some examples are Laksa, Durian, Hokkien Mee and Chilli Crab.

    There are two exits in CBD. One is linked the Central Way, and the other links to Singapore Airport.
    Singapore CBD
    October 15, 2008
  • World: Demethos
    Demethos becomes available for players to begin their new Maple adventure.
    World: Demethos
    November 12, 2008
  • Class: Pirate
    Players can now create the new Adventurer class, Pirates.
    Class: Pirate
    November 12, 2008
  • Magatia/World Map Update
    Magatia is located in the Nihal Desert, north of Ariant.

    It is a medieval themed town, with elements of both powerful new technologies and secret monsters created by Alchemy. Inside the town lies two underground Laboratories, one for each group, one filled with robotic and electronic monsters, and the other with biological monsters that seem to have been created by accident.

    The city's primary source of income comes from the manufacturing of Lithium stones, created from rare ores found in the desert. These refined gems are shipped to Orbis to help keep the city afloat. The ores can also be seen on the ship that travels from Victoria to Orbis.

    Where the knowledge of Alchemy comes from is still a mystery, though there are rumors that the Black Magician has had some influence.
    Magatia/World Map Update
    December 17, 2008
2009
  • 7th Day Market
    7th Day Market opens for business.
    7th Day Market
    January 22, 2009
  • Magatia Party Quest
    This party quest involves uniting the two lovers, Romeo and Juliet, who belong to the opposing Alchemy groups, the Alcadno and the Zenumists.

    The boss is a strange Frankenstein monster which has two forms.

    There are many quests that relate to items inside the Party Quest.
    Magatia Party Quest
    January 22, 2009
  • Crimsonwood Keep Party Quest
    This Party Quest is located at Crimsonwood Keep, and can be reached by going to the upper right corner of the Hall of Mastery, clicking on the door, and then walking to Jack, where the quest can be started.

    This Party Quest requires 10-20 people, which is much larger than the size of a single party. Thus, it uses a Squad-type system. The group that intends to enter should form up parties, and then one of the party leaders has to register as the Squad leader. From here, the quest can begin!
    Crimsonwood Keep Party Quest
    March 5, 2009
  • EXP Change
    The amount of EXP needed to level up has been changed.
    EXP Change
    May 7, 2009
  • Fourth Anniversary
    MapleStory celebrates its fourth anniversary!
    Fourth Anniversary
    May 11, 2009
  • Scissors of Karma
    You can now Scissors of Karma your items to make certain untradeable items tradeable (ie: Zakum Helmet)
    Scissors of Karma
    June 24, 2009
  • Temple of Time
    Temple of Time is the Temple where the Goddess of Time resides. The past, present and future all exist in this place.

    This area can be reached from Leafre, and currently holds the title as "strongest area in the game." To get to the Temple of Time, one must transform into a Baby Draco and fly themselves to the Temple.

    The temple itself is a monument in the sky to the goddess who rules over the Maple World. Currently, she is asleep, and in her slumber a dark man has risen to cause chaos in the Maple World.

    The temple is separated into three parts each with its own unique boss. The three parts are: Path to the Memory, Path of Regret, Path of Oblivion.

    At the end of the Temple there is a powerful boss called Pink Bean which is a cute-looking pink creature with 5 statues, a Goddess Statue, 2 bird statues and 2 scholar statues, guarding it.
    Temple of Time
    June 24, 2009
  • Ellin Forest (Altaire Camp)
    Altaire Camp can be reached by using the Time portal in Ludibrium's Time Control Room, at the top of Helios Tower.

    This is a camp in the past version of Victoria island. The name of the area and certain landmarks seem to indicate it is set up in the area of modern day Ellinia.

    At this period in time, Victoria Island is almost totally unpopulated. There are some Fairies, however no other friendly species live here.

    Altaire Camp is the headquarters of a group who have immigrated to Victoria from Rien, seeking refuge from the tyrannical rule of the Black Magician

    Most of the monsters look like enormous, prehistoric, scary versions of modern Victoria Island monsters.

    A Party Quest is available in Ellin Forest.
    The goal of this Party Quest is to put a stop to the poisoning of the forest, a dastardly deed apparently caused by the Black Magician himself.
    Ellin Forest (Altaire Camp)
    June 24, 2009
  • Vicious' Hammer Item
    You an now Vicious' Hammer your items to get addition slots to scroll your weapons.
    Vicious' Hammer Item
    July 29, 2009
  • Class: Cygnus Knights
    Players can now create Cygnus Knights.
    Also Blessing of the Fairy introduced.
    Class: Cygnus Knights
    July 29, 2009
  • Maker Skill
    The Maker skill is a skill that any classed player can obtain at level 45.

    You can use it to forge all the standard equips for your class, starting from level 50. In order to forge any particular equip, you must be at least 5 levels from being able to equip it.

    You can forge Overalls, Tops/Bottoms, Shoes, Gloves, Helms, and Weapons for your class.
    Maker Skill
    July 29, 2009
  • MTS Tax change
    MTS gets tax change.
    MTS Tax change
    July 29, 2009
  • UI Update
    - New Party Quest features
    - Inventory Window Improvements
    - Quest System Improvements
    - Free Rides For Airships
    - Map And Monsters Spawns Adjustments
    - New Quests
    - Family System
    - Monster Book
    UI Update
    August 8, 2009
  • Mu Lung Dojo and Monster Carnival 2
    Mu Lung Dojo and Monster Carnival 2 were added in the game.

    This also introduce a new belt slot in the game.
    Mu Lung Dojo and Monster Carnival 2
    August 26, 2009
  • Malaysia/Boss: Targa and Scarlion
    Trend Zone Metropolis (Kuala Lumpur) is the first town in Malaysia. It can be reached by the portal available in Singapore's map Boat Quay Town.

    This is the second town in Malaysia. The background suits the name of the town as Kampung houses can be found in this town. This town reflects the other side of Malaysia, namely the more rural area, with a couple of huts built out of wood and sticks constructed in the town

    Fantasy Theme Park area reflects the real life Genting Theme Park located in Malaysia. It features a theme-park like background with teddy and lion dolls as mascot monsters. It also features many rides as backgrounds, like a Viking Ship, Big Drop and "Dinoland". It is accessible by going into a portal, placed at the entrance of a Cable Car, in Hibiscus Road 1. It is the "dungeon" area of Malaysia and is famed for having crazy drop rates.

    Bosses added: Targa and Scarlion
    Malaysia/Boss: Targa and Scarlion
    October 22, 2009
  • Haunted House II
    Haunted House got an expansion.
    Haunted House II
    October 22, 2009
  • Boss: Balrog
    Balrog a boss that can be found deep in Sleepywood dungeon.

    An evil spirit was once sealed in the Underground Temple in Sleepywood by Tristan, a legendary hero who died in place of Manji because of this evil spirit, Balrog. However, Balrog has been resurrected from the Darkness, the reason behind its resurrection is not known. Upon Balrog's death it mentions that one day his full power will be back, and rule the Maple World again.
    Boss: Balrog
    October 22, 2009
  • More Mini Dungeons
    Mini Dungeons Drake's and Pirates were added.
    More Mini Dungeons
    October 22, 2009
  • Episode 1 Quests
    A story line for adventures.
    Episode 1 Quests
    November 11, 2009
  • World: Galicia
    Galicia becomes available for players to begin their new Maple adventure.
    World: Galicia
    December 10, 2009
  • Class: Aran
    Players can now create the Legend class, Aran.
    Class: Aran
    December 10, 2009
  • MTS available on Yellonde and Demethos
    MTS available on Yellonde and Demethos for business.
    MTS available on Yellonde and Demethos
    December 10, 2009
  • New Tutorial for Explorers
    Maple Island redone.
    New Tutorial for Explorers
    December 10, 2009
  • Mushroom Castle
    Mushroom Castle is a theme dungeon accessible to players from levels 30+ by entering a portal located at Singing Mushroom Forest : Ghost Mushroom Forest.

    The story of Mushroom Kingdom revolves around princess Violetta. As King Pepe takes over the kingdom, he forces Violetta to marry his son Giuseppe.

    Players must stop the wedding from taking place by defeating three different colored Yeti and Pepe King monsters as well as the Prime Minister - the one who is behind this incident.
    Mushroom Castle
    December 10, 2009
  • Party EXP share formula change
    From 60:40 to 80:20
    Party EXP share formula change
    December 10, 2009
2010
  • Monster Survival PQ
    Abandoned Subway added in Kerning
    Nett's Pyramid added in Ariant.
    Monster Survival PQ
    January 20, 2010
  • PIN System Introduced
    Nexon introduces a new account security feature: the PIC.
    PIN system removed.
    PIN System Introduced
    February 10, 2010
  • Kerning Square
    Kerning Square is a theme dungeon which uses Taipei 101's objects, tiles, etc. New face and hair styles are available exclusively to the 101 mall.
    Kerning Square
    February 22, 2010
  • Neo City
    Neo City is accessible through a map called Tera Forest. Tera Forest can be found by going two maps right of Leafre, and going into a portal in the top right of the map.

    Neo City it is set in the future, which are set in various periods of the past. Themed on machines and robots. This area can be accessed from Kamuna, via the Warp Crystal.
    Neo City
    February 22, 2010
  • Dimensional Mirror
    Dimensional Mirror added in the game.
    Dimensional Mirror
    February 22, 2010
  • Improved UI
    Quick Slot can window buttons can be changed.
    Inventory UI Improved.
    Improved UI
    February 22, 2010
  • Class: Evan
    Players can now create the Legend class, Evan.
    Class: Evan
    March 31, 2010
  • Neo City Update
    3 new maps added to Neo City.
    2 new bosses added to Neo City.
    Neo City Update
    March 31, 2010
  • UI update
    Party Registration System added
    Party UI and Trade UI changed.
    GameLauncher added.
    UI update
    March 31, 2010
  • Platinum Scissors of Karma
    You can now use Platinum Scissors of Karma to make certain items that were untradeable to tradeable.
    Platinum Scissors of Karma
    May 5, 2010
  • Episode 1 Revamp
    Episode 1 got a revamp making it simpler.
    Episode 1 Revamp
    May 5, 2010
  • Dragon Rider PQ
    Dragon Rider PQ is out.
    Dragon Rider PQ
    May 5, 2010
  • Durability items
    Durability items is introduced.
    Durability items
    May 5, 2010
  • Fifth Anniversary
    MapleStory celebrates its fifth anniversary!
    Fifth Anniversary
    May 11, 2010
  • Explorers Balance
    The five Explorers classes gets rebalanced and renewed.
    Explorers Balance
    June 16, 2010
  • Friend Finder
    Friend Finder introduced in game.
    Friend Finder
    June 16, 2010
  • Golden Temple
    Golden Temple makes its first appearance in GMS.
    Golden Temple
    June 16, 2010
  • Class: Dual Blade
    Players can now create the third branch of the Adventurer thief, Dual Blade.
    Class: Dual Blade
    July 21, 2010
  • Boss: Chaos Zakum and Chaos Horntail
    Chaos Dungeons introduced. Chaos Zakum and Chaos Horntail now available for players to kill.
    Boss: Chaos Zakum and Chaos Horntail
    July 21, 2010
  • Follow System
    You can now follow other players using the Follow System.
    Follow System
    July 21, 2010
  • Potential Item System
    Potential Item, Cubes now introduced.
    Potential Item System
    July 21, 2010
  • OSSS Secret Base
    - OSSS Secret Base
    - Visitor Gear
    - Unwelcome Guest Weapons and VIP Weapons
    - Spacecraft PQ (lv 30+/60+/120+)
    OSSS Secret Base
    August 19, 2010
  • Ice Gorge PQ
    Resurrection of the Hoblin King (Ice Gorge PQ) introduced to players.
    Ice Gorge PQ
    September 29, 2010
  • Ghost Ship PQ
    A 3 vs 3 competitive Party Quest.

    The main point of this party quest is which team beats the final boss first will win. In the first 5 stages, you cannot see the other team, in the last (boss) stage you can see both teams trying to defeat the Ghost Ship Captain.

    The team who beat Ghost Ship Captain (boss) quicker than the other team wins.
    Ghost Ship PQ
    September 29, 2010
  • Episode 1 Quests Open to everyone
    Episode 1 Quests Open to everyone.
    Added Astaroth's Polearm.
    Episode 1 Quests Open to everyone
    October 6, 2010
  • Ulu City/Boss: Krexel
    In Singapore, the term "ulu" means "abandoned or deserted," a fitting name for this city that lies in ruins.

    It looks a lot like the other regions of Singapore, but the ground is overgrown with tree roots and many of the buildings in both the foreground and background are crumbling away.

    It has three main sections: Destroyed Park, Ruins of Krexel, and Ulu Estate.

    At the entrance, there are the black slime monsters carrying trees over their heads; slightly further in, and one encounters the last human occupant, Commando Jim.

    This area can be reached by walking from Suburban Area 2, off the CBD.
    Ulu City/Boss: Krexel
    November 3, 2010
  • Duey Retirment
    Duey retires.
    Duey Retirment
    December 3, 2010
  • World: El Nido & Zenith
    El Nido and Zenith become available for players to begin their new Maple adventure.
    World: El Nido & Zenith
    December 7, 2010
  • BIG BANG
    Big Bang, the three part revamp, began on this day.
    BIG BANG
    December 7, 2010
  • Class: Battle Mage and Wild Hunter
    Players can now create the Resistance class, Battle Mage and Wild Hunter.
    Class: Battle Mage and Wild Hunter
    December 20, 2010
  • World: Arcania
    Arcania becomes available for players to begin their new Maple adventure.
    World: Arcania
    December 20, 2010
2011
  • Class: Mechanics
    Players can now create the Resistance class, Mechanics.
    Class: Mechanics
    January 19, 2011
  • Ultimate Explorer/Cygnus Knights Buff
    Cygnus Knights gets buffed up and when they reach level 120 they can start a new adventures and be called Ultimate Explorers.
    Ultimate Explorer/Cygnus Knights Buff
    March 10, 2011
  • Guild Revamped
    Guild Revamped and get Guild Skills.
    Guild Revamped
    March 10, 2011
  • Lion King's Castle/Castle of Von Leon
    A dungeon inside El Nath's Dead Mine. The boss here is Von Leon.
    This also included Ani Raid.
    Lion King's Castle/Castle of Von Leon
    March 10, 2011
  • New World Map Features
    You can now find what monsters, NPC are where by using the World Map.
    New World Map Features
    March 10, 2011
  • 7th Day Market Removed
    7th Day Market closes for business.
    7th Day Market Removed
    March 10, 2011
  • Floating Island of Chryse
    An area themed on Greek and/or Roman mythos.
    Access from Orbis.
    Floating Island of Chryse
    April 6, 2011
  • Sixth Anniversary
    MapleStory celebrates its sixth anniversary!
    Sixth Anniversary
    May 11, 2011
  • Aran, Evan and Dual Blade Skill Changes
    Aran, Evan and Dual Blade receives skill changes as Part 1 of Chaos.
    Aran, Evan and Dual Blade Skill Changes
    June 29, 2011
  • World: Chaos
    Chaos become available for players to begin their new Maple adventure.
    World: Chaos
    June 29, 2011
  • Gate to the Future/Boss: Empress
    In Temple of Time another door opens. This one opes the Gate to the Future.

    You can fight the Empress who is under control of the Black Mage spell.
    Gate to the Future/Boss: Empress
    June 29, 2011
  • New Crafting System/Character Traits
    Character Traits is available making players even more stronger.
    Crafting System is now out making players create items, gear, weapons, and potions.
    New Crafting System/Character Traits
    July 11, 2011
  • World: Nova
    Nova becomes available for players to begin their new Maple adventure.
    World: Nova
    July 20, 2011
  • Player-vs-Player (PvP)
    PvP is out, now players can test there skills and might with other players.
    Player-vs-Player (PvP)
    July 20, 2011
  • Ice Knight
    Ice Knight added in the PvP arena.
    Ice Knight
    July 27, 2011
  • Capture the Flag
    Capture the Flag added in the PvP arena.
    Capture the Flag
    August 11, 2011
  • Silent Crusade/Crusader Codex
    Players can now join a organization called Silent Crusade and defend the Maple World.

    Crusader Codex (Monster Card) added in game replacing the old Monster Cards.
    [Note the old Monster Cards were removed during Big Bang update.]
    Silent Crusade/Crusader Codex
    August 11, 2011
  • Warrior, Magicians and Archer Skill Changes
    Warrior, Magicians and Archer receives skill changes.
    Warrior, Magicians and Archer Skill Changes
    September 28, 2011
  • Monster Park
    A place where players can train.
    The monsters are located in there own Dungeons.

    Players who go in a party gain more EXP, the more players in party the more EXP received.

    Monsters in the Monster Park have more HP/EXP than the monsters outside the Monster Park.
    Monster Park
    September 28, 2011
  • Wedding Revamp
    Amoria gets a revamped.
    Wedding Revamp
    September 28, 2011
  • Bigger Dimensional Mirror/3 New PQ
    Old Party Quests gets a revamped.

    3 PQ's added: Kenta in Danger, Escape, The Ice Knight's Curse
    Bigger Dimensional Mirror/3 New PQ
    September 28, 2011
  • LKC/Stronghold Revamp
    Lion King Castle and Knight Stronghold Monsters get a revamp.
    LKC/Stronghold Revamp
    September 28, 2011
  • UI update
    - In-Game Event Calender
    - EXP Bar User Interface Change
    - Notice on Left side of Screen
    - AP/SP now [!] on Bottom of Screen (SP will stop notifying at level 70+)
    UI update
    September 28, 2011
  • Monster Familiar
    Players can now find Monster Familiar Cards that can summon the Monster Familiar and help you fight along with you.
    Monster Familiar
    October 27, 2011
  • Class: Cannoneer
    Players can now create the third branch of the Adventurer pirate, Cannoneer.
    Class: Cannoneer
    December 8, 2011
  • UI update
    - Quick Move System
    - NPC Button
    - Normal Potion: Increased to stack up to 300 per slot.
    - Alchemy Potion: Increased to stack up to 400 per slot.
    - Pill: Increased to stack up to 600 per slot.
    - Alchemy Pill: Increased to stack up to 800 per slot.
    - Explorer Job Advancements Revamped
    - Quests for Lv. 30 or below on Victoria Island have been changed.
    - The Wandering Alchemist Eurek's New Skill" quest has been changed
    - Professions Changes
    - Battle Mode : New maps, New way of scoring, HP/MP Changes, BP Changes
    - Nautilus Harbor and Florina Beach Map Changes
    - New Monsters Added (Victoria Island)
    - Few Monsters Level Changes (Henesys)
    - Speed Increase 20%
    - Danger Zone Taxi In Omega Sector Now Goes To Ludibrium
    - INT No Longers Increase max MP To Non-Mage Classes
    - Passive skills Shows on Stat Window
    - Tablets Revamped
    UI update
    December 8, 2011
2012
  • Crimsonwood Keep PQ returns!
    Crimsonwood Keep PQ returns after a long vacation.
    Crimsonwood Keep PQ returns!
    February 3, 2012
  • Skills, Quests Revamps
    - Aran and Evan revamps
    - Mushking Castle, Chryse, and Kerning Square revamps
    - Silent Crusade revamp
    Skills, Quests Revamps
    February 3, 2012
  • Boss: Arkarium
    You can now fight Arkarium by following the Silent Crusade Quests.
    Boss: Arkarium
    February 3, 2012
  • Seventh Anniversary
    MapleStory celebrates its seventh anniversary!
    Seventh Anniversary
    May 11, 2012
  • MTS Closure
    The MTS will be shutting down for the foreseeable future.
    MTS Closure
    June 1, 2012
  • Class: Mihile
    Players can now create the Cygnus Knight, Mihile.
    Class: Mihile
    September 5, 2012
  • PVP: Grand Battle
    Battle Square is reopened and a new battle mode is introduced: Grand Battle.
    PVP: Grand Battle
    September 25, 2012
  • Warrior/Magician/Bowman/Legend revamps
    Warriors, Magicians, and Bowmen, along with the Legend classes (Cannoneer, Mercedes, and Demon Slayer), have had their skills revamped.
    Warrior/Magician/Bowman/Legend revamps
    September 25, 2012
  • Gachapon revamp
    All the different types of gachapon (chair, mount, etc) have been merged into one: The Great Gachaperriot. It can be found in most towns in the Maple World.
    Gachapon revamp
    September 25, 2012
  • Orbis Tower revamp
    • The Black Mage has destroyed Orbis Tower Floors 9 through 15.
    • Orbis Magic Spots have been added to floors 1, 8, 16 and 20, and allow you to teleport to any of those floors for a fee of 5,000 mesos.
    • Floors 1-8 and 16-20 can be moved through normally, but Orbis Magic Spots are the only way to directly move from 8 to 16 or back.
    • NPC Huckle has been moved to floor 16.
    • A Mystic Gate has been added to floor 16.
    Orbis Tower revamp
    September 25, 2012
  • Wedding Hall
    Players can now get married in the Wedding Hall/House, which provides a quicker ceremony for those who want quick marriage services.
    Wedding Hall
    October 24, 2012
  • Boss: Chaos Pink Bean
    Players can now take on the Chaos version of Pink Bean.
    Boss: Chaos Pink Bean
    November 14, 2012
  • Theme Dungeon: Sakura Castle
    Players can now explore the theme dungeon Sakura Castle, located near Aquarium.
    Theme Dungeon: Sakura Castle
    November 14, 2012
  • Cash Shop Revamp
    The Cash Shop is now viewable in 1024x700 resolution, and got glammed up for the occasion.
    Cash Shop Revamp
    November 14, 2012
  • Resistance skill changes
    Battle Mage, Mechanic, and Wild Hunter skills have been updated.
    Resistance skill changes
    November 14, 2012
  • Class: Luminous
    Players can now create the fifth Hero, Luminous.
    Class: Luminous
    December 5, 2012
  • Job Advancement Level Reduction
    Third and fourth job advancement levels for all classes (excluding Evan and Cygnus Knights) have been reduced to 60 and 70, respectively.
    Job Advancement Level Reduction
    December 5, 2012
  • Class: Kaiser
    Players can now create the Nova class, Kaiser.
    Class: Kaiser
    December 17, 2012
  • Hyper Skills (1st round)
    Hyper Skills have been enabled for the following classes: Mercedes, Aran, Phantom, Luminous, Evan, Kaiser, and Angelic Buster.
    Hyper Skills (1st round)
    December 17, 2012
  • Boss: Magnus
    Players can now take on General Magnus in Tyrant's Castle in Heliseum.
    Boss: Magnus
    December 17, 2012
  • Region: Heliseum
    Players can now explore the alien planet Heliseum. A teleporter at Six Roads Crossing can transport you there.
    Region: Heliseum
    December 17, 2012
2013
  • Class: Angelic Buster
    Players can now create the Nova class, Angelic Buster.
    Class: Angelic Buster
    January 9, 2013
  • Bosses: Root Abyss
    Players can now enter Root Abyss, underneath Sleepywood. There, they can battle the four Seal Guardians and save the World Tree.
    Bosses: Root Abyss
    January 16, 2013
  • Tot's Know How
    Tot's Know How guide system is introduced, helping players reach level 60.
    Tot's Know How
    February 5, 2013
  • Class: Kanna
    Players can now create the Sengoku class, Kanna.

    http://maplestory.nexon.net/news/upd...annabackground
    Class: Kanna
    February 27, 2013
  • Region: Momijigaoka
    Players can now explore the Japanese region of Momijigaoka, located near Mushroom Shrine.
    Region: Momijigaoka
    February 27, 2013
  • Class: Hayato
    Players can now create the Sengoku class, Hayato.

    http://maplestory.nexon.net/news/upd...yatobackground
    Class: Hayato
    March 13, 2013
  • Ranmaru Expedition
    Players can now participate in the Ranmaru Expedition.
    Ranmaru Expedition
    March 13, 2013
  • Eighth Anniversary
    MapleStory celebrates its eighth anniversary!
    Eighth Anniversary
    May 11, 2013
  • Monster Life
    Monster Life is a game within MapleStory. Players can build their own monster farm and populate it with numerous memorable monsters from MapleStory.

    http://maplestory.nexon.net/news/upd...es#monsterlife
    Monster Life
    May 22, 2013
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