Timeline - EMS - Discussion Thread

2007
  • Open Beta
    EMS goes open Beta for everyone.
    Open Beta
    April 12, 2007
  • Cash Shop Opens!
    The Cash Shop makes its grand opening.
    Cash Shop Opens!
    May 31, 2007
  • 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 4, 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
    November 15, 2007
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
    January 17, 2008
  • Third Job Advancements Available
    Characters of the four original classes can now advance their characters to the third job.
    Third Job Advancements Available
    February 21, 2008
  • Boat Quay Town
    This is the second town in Singapore. A player walking from the CBD enters the town from the left. It has the same things as most other towns, and the streets are lined with restaurants. This town is much less populated than the CBD, but still fairly active. The main hunting grounds outside of this town are the Mysterious Path, an area leading up to what might be called Singapore's Dungeon, the ghost ship. The monsters here become instantly stronger.
    Boat Quay Town
    March 27, 2008
  • 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
    April 24, 2008
  • 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
    May 29, 2008
  • Mini Games Introduced
    Omok and Match Cards were introduced.
    Mini Games Introduced
    May 29, 2008
  • 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
    June 26, 2008
  • 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
    June 26, 2008
  • 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
    August 20, 2008
  • Boss: Captain Latanica
    This Boss monster is located at the end of the Ghost Ship found in Boat Quay Town, an area of Singapore.
    Boss: Captain Latanica
    September 18, 2008
  • 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 (Maple Balrog backwards, as though in a mirror), where the Balrogs are kind and loyal to humans.
    New Leaf City
    October 16, 2008
  • 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 16, 2008
  • 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!
    November 13, 2008
  • 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
    December 16, 2008
2009
  • Henesys Party Quest
    Henesys Party Quest
    Henesys Party Quest
    January 15, 2009
  • 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
    March 12, 2009
  • Amoria
    Amoria is a wedding town, a place where Maplers can get married.
    It follows the Western marriage system.

    Amoria is located on its own unique island which seems to be located somewhere south of Victoria Island, nearest to Henesys.
    Amoria
    April 16, 2009
  • 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
    May 21, 2009
  • 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
    July 1, 2009
  • UI update
    Mini Dungeons, Family System, Guild Alliance, Multipet were also added.
    UI update
    July 1, 2009
  • World: Demethos
    Demethos becomes available for players to begin their new Maple adventure.
    World: Demethos
    August 5, 2009
  • Class: Knights of Cygnus
    Players can now create Knights of Cygnus.
    Class: Knights of Cygnus
    August 5, 2009
  • 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
    September 16, 2009
  • 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
    September 16, 2009
  • Magatia
    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
    October 22, 2009
  • Monster Riding Skill
    Players can now ride on Mounts.
    Monster Riding Skill
    October 22, 2009
  • Master Monsters
    New Master Monsters found in the Maple World.

    Shade in Kerning Subways.
    Master Dummy in Mu Lung Practice Field.
    Scholar Ghos in Korean Folk Town.
    Rurumo in Magatia.
    Snow Witch in El-Nath Snowfields.
    Lich in the Forest of Dead Trees.
    Bamboo Warrior in Zipangu.
    Security Camera in Magatia.
    Deet and Roi in Magatia.
    Master Monsters
    November 18, 2009
  • Class: Pirate
    Players can now create the new Adventurer class, Pirates.
    Class: Pirate
    December 16, 2009
  • 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
    December 16, 2009
2010
  • Fourth Job Advancements Available
    Characters can now advance their characters to the fourth job.
    Fourth Job Advancements Available
    January 20, 2010
  • 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
    January 20, 2010
  • Boss: Horned Tail!
    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."
    Boss: Horned Tail!
    March 10, 2010
  • Title System
    Title System (Medals) added in the game.
    Title System
    March 10, 2010
  • 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
    May 12, 2010
  • Mu Lung Dojo, Herb Town PQ
    Mu Lung Dojo, Herb Town PQ were added in the game
    Mu Lung Dojo, Herb Town PQ
    May 12, 2010
  • Monster Carnival 2
    This is a competitive Party Quest for characters between levels 51 and 70.

    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 2
    May 12, 2010
  • Class: Aran
    Players can now create the Legend class, Aran.
    Class: Aran
    July 15, 2010
  • 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)
    July 15, 2010
  • 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 15, 2010
  • Monster Survival PQ
    Abandoned Subway added in Kerning
    Nett's Pyramid added in Ariant.
    Monster Survival PQ
    September 1, 2010
  • 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
    October 13, 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
    October 13, 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
    October 13, 2010
  • Class: Evan
    Players can now create the Legend class, Evan.
    Class: Evan
    December 15, 2010
  • Dragon Rider PQ
    Dragon Rider PQ is out.
    Dragon Rider PQ
    December 15, 2010
2011
  • Explorers Balance
    The five Explorers classes gets rebalanced and renewed.
    Explorers Balance
    February 16, 2011
  • Dual Blades
    The "third" thief Dual Blade was released.
    Dual Blades
    April 21, 2011
  • Big Bang
    Big Bang, the three part revamp, began on this day.
    Big Bang
    July 21, 2011
  • Mechanics
    The third Resistance class, Mechanic, was released.
    Mechanics
    August 25, 2011
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