Timeline - KMS - Discussion Thread

2002
  • Official launch of the MapleStory homepage
    Official launch of the MapleStory homepage: maplestory.nexon.com
    Official launch of the MapleStory homepage
    December 12, 2002
2003
  • 1st CBT
    The 1st Closed Beta test for the 2D side-scrolling MMORPG 'MapleStory' has started.
    1st CBT
    January 21, 2003
  • 2nd CBT
    The 2nd Closed Beta test for the 2D side-scrolling MMORPG 'MapleStory' has started.
    2nd CBT
    January 29, 2003
  • 3rd CBT
    The 3rd Closed Beta test for the 2D side-scrolling MMORPG 'MapleStory' has started.
    3rd CBT
    February 24, 2003
  • 4th CBT
    The 4th and last Closed Beta test for the 2D side-scrolling MMORPG 'MapleStory' has started.
    4th CBT
    March 25, 2003
  • Four basic classes available
    The Warrior, Magician, Bowmen and Thief class have been made available to the game.
    Four basic classes available
    March 25, 2003
  • World: Bera & Town: Sleepywood
    1. New world has been added: Bera
    2. New forest dungeon town has been added: Sleepywood
      The Sleepywood Hotel is currently under construction and will therefore be opened later
    World: Bera & Town: Sleepywood
    April 21, 2003
  • Open Beta
    The Open Beta of MapleStory goes live on April 29th, 2003.
    The game will start with 8 worlds: Scania, Bera, Arkania, Zenith, Mardia, Khaini and Broa.
    Open Beta
    April 29, 2003
  • 2nd Job Advancement Available
    1. The second job advancement is available for the four basic classes at level 30.
    2nd Job Advancement Available
    May 23, 2003
  • Cash Shop
    The Cash Shop makes its grand opening.
    Cash Shop
    May 27, 2003
  • 50,000 concurrent users
    1. MapleStory has reached a milestone: 50,000 concurrent users.
    50,000 concurrent users
    July 6, 2003
  • World: Plana
    1. A new world named Plana has been added to the game.
    World: Plana
    July 20, 2003
  • World: Stius & Boss Monster: Mushmom
    1. New world: Stius' has been added.
    2. Boss monster: Mushmom (Lv. 60) has been added.
    World: Stius & Boss Monster: Mushmom
    July 25, 2003
  • 100,000 concurrent users
    1. MapleStory has reached a milestone: 100,000 concurrent users.
    100,000 concurrent users
    July 27, 2003
  • World: Bellocan
    1. A new world named Bellocan has been added to the game.
    World: Bellocan
    October 24, 2003
  • 150,000 concurrent users
    1. MapleStory has reached a milestone: 150,000 concurrent users.
    150,000 concurrent users
    December 11, 2003
  • World: Demethos
    1. A new world named Demethos has been added to the game.
    World: Demethos
    December 30, 2003
2004
  • Continent: Ossyria & Omok
    1. The continent of Ossyria has been added to Maple World. New towns and villages such as Orbis and and El Nath can be found in Ossyria.
    2. Mini Game: Omok has been added.
    3. A Storage NPC has been added. You can store up to 4 items in storage. Mesos can also be stored separately. It is impossible to store Cash items and Quest items.
    Continent: Ossyria & Omok
    February 17, 2004
  • World: Yellonde
    1. A new world named Yellonde has been added to the game.
    World: Yellonde
    February 17, 2004
  • 170,000 concurrent users
    1. MapleStory has reached a milestone: 170,000 concurrent users.
    170,000 concurrent users
    February 28, 2004
  • World: Kastia
    1. A new world named Kastia has been added to the game.
    World: Kastia
    March 2, 2004
  • 1st Anniversary
    1. MapleStory celebrates its 1st anniversary.
    1st Anniversary
    April 29, 2004
  • Mobile MapleStory
    1. Launch of Mobile MapleStory.
    Mobile MapleStory
    July 7, 2004
  • 3rd Job Advancement Available
    1. After many months of testing, the 3rd Job Advancement is finally available to Lv. 70 and higher players:
      Fighter → Crusader
      Page → Knight
      Spearman → Dragon Knight
      Wizard → Mage (Fire,Poison)
      Wizard → Mage (Ice,Lightning)
      Cleric → Priest
      Hunter → Ranger
      Crossbowman → Sniper
      Assassin → Hermit
      Thief → Thief Master
    2. Conditions that affect characters have been added:
      Poison : In this condition, your HP reduces for a period of time.
      Freeze : In this condition, your frozen body makes you unable to move.
      Seal : In this condition, your skills are sealed and unable to use for a period of time.
      Darkness : In this condition, your physical attack accuracy and magical attack accuracy is reduced.
      Weakness : In this condition, you are unable to jump.
      Stun : In this condition, you are stunned and immobile for a period of time.
      Curse : In this condition, you are cursed with a decrease of EXP gain.
    3rd Job Advancement Available
    July 20, 2004
  • World: El Nido
    1. A new world named El Nido has been added to the game.
    World: El Nido
    October 25, 2004
  • Zakum Dungeon Quest
    1. Zakum Dungeon Quests have been added.
    2. The Megaphone Cash item has been added to Cash Shop.
    Zakum Dungeon Quest
    October 25, 2004
  • 180,000 concurrent users
    1. MapleStory has reached a milestone: 180,000 concurrent users.
    180,000 concurrent users
    December 8, 2004
  • World: Windia
    1. A new world named Windia has been added to the game.
    World: Windia
    December 20, 2004
  • Ranking System & Ludibrium
    1. A ranking system has been added.
      You can see the world ranking of a selected character at the login screen. However, the ranking will not be shown if you have a Lv. 10 or less Beginner.
    2. Ludibrium, a new town made of blocks has been discovered.
    Ranking System & Ludibrium
    December 20, 2004
2005
  • Zakum Defeated
    1. For the first time, Zakum has been defeated in the Bera world.
    Zakum Defeated
    February 12, 2005
  • 500,000 concurrent users globally
    1. MapleStory has reached a milestone: 500,000 concurrent users all around the world!
    500,000 concurrent users globally
    February 21, 2005
  • Ludibrium Party Quest
    1. Party Quest ''Crack in the Dimension'' has been added to the Eos Tower in Ludibrium.
    Ludibrium Party Quest
    March 24, 2005
  • Lie Detector
    1. The mouse cursor has been changed.
    2. Zakum has been made stronger and now drops new items.
    3. Lie Detector has been added:
      The Lie Detector item can be bought from NPCs for 10,000 meso. If you suspect a player from using a macro program (botting), you should use the Lie Detector on the player. It can only be used when the player is attacking monsters. If the victim does not respond to the Lie Detector, he or she will be sent to the nearest town available.
    4. Events commemorating the 2nd anniversary of MapleStory have been added.
    Lie Detector
    April 28, 2005
  • 2nd Anniversary
    1. MapleStory celebrates its 2nd anniversary.
    2nd Anniversary
    April 29, 2005
  • Guild System
    1. The Guild System has been added.
      Players can now create guilds.
    2. Quest system has been upgraded.
    3. Level 29 or less character that have not logged on for a year are deleted.
    Guild System
    July 12, 2005
  • World: Judis
    1. A new world named Judis has been added to the game.
    World: Judis
    July 12, 2005
  • 200,000 concurrent users
    1. MapleStory has reached a milestone: 200,000 concurrent users.
    200,000 concurrent users
    August 3, 2005
  • Boss Monster: Papulatus
    1. A new Boss Monster has been added deep in Ludibrium: Papulatus
    Boss Monster: Papulatus
    August 23, 2005
  • Aqua Road
    1. The Friend, Party and Guild window have been integrated.
      You can now see how many friends you have.
      The levels and job type of party members can be seen in the Party window.
      Shortcuts for these windows have been added.
    2. Modifications to the Guild System has been added:
      You can now create your own Guild Emblem.
      Junior Leader will now have the authority to expel other users in the guild except for the Guild Master.
      Guild Info & Guild Management have been integrated to the Guild Tab.
    3. Underwater region ''Aqua Road'' has been added.
    Aqua Road
    September 29, 2005
  • Aquarium
    1. The blacklist feature has been added.
    2. Now certain words automatically trigger a facial expression such as haha and boohoo.
    3. Limit of fame has been increased.
    4. Guild Notice has been added. The Guild Master and Junior Leader can now add a guild notice for everyone to see.
    5. The underwater city ''Aquarium'' has been added to the Aqua Road region.
    Aquarium
    November 18, 2005
  • World: Khardia
    1. A new world named Khardia has been added to the game.
    World: Khardia
    December 21, 2005
  • Korean Folk Town
    1. The user interface of the Report System has been modified.
    2. A different tower, the Helios Tower, has been added to Ludibrium.
    3. Korean Folk Town has been added. To enter this village, you have to take the elevator in Helios Tower.
    Korean Folk Town
    December 21, 2005
2006
  • 1000 Days!
    1. MapleStory exists for 1000 days!
    1000 Days!
    January 22, 2006
  • Boss Monster: Pianus & Deep Sea Gorge
    1. A new area, the Deep Sea Gorge has been added.
    2. A new Boss Monster: Pianus has been added to Deep Sea Gorge.
    Boss Monster: Pianus & Deep Sea Gorge
    January 24, 2006
  • Sharenian Guild Quest
    1. Sharenian Guild Quest has been added.
    Sharenian Guild Quest
    April 25, 2006
  • 3rd Anniversary
    1. MapleStory celebrates its 3rd anniversary.
    3rd Anniversary
    April 29, 2006
  • 210,000 concurrent users
    1. MapleStory has reached a milestone: 210,000 concurrent users.
    210,000 concurrent users
    May 5, 2006
  • Beginner Skills
    1. Skills for the Beginner class have been added:
      - Three Snails
      - Recovery
      - Nimble Feet
    Beginner Skills
    May 5, 2006
  • Co-Co Town
    1. New town ''Co-Co Town'' has been added.
    Co-Co Town
    June 22, 2006
  • World: Galicia
    1. A new world named Galicia has been added to the game.
    World: Galicia
    July 20, 2006
  • Leafre & Orbis Party Quest
    1. The criteria for physical defense has been changed.
    2. A new town in Ossyria has been discovered: Leafre
    3. A Party Quest ''Tower of the Goddess'' has been added to Ossyria's Orbis.
    4. Free Market has been added in Orbis.
    Leafre & Orbis Party Quest
    July 20, 2006
  • Boss Monster: Horntail & World Tour
    1. A new skill ''Legendary Spirit'' for all classes has been added.
    2. It is now possible to use Package Delivery through NPC Duey.
    3. History has been added to the Whisper feature.
    4. When creating a new character, a Beginner's Guide will be given.
    5. A new dungeon has been discovered in Ossyria's Leafre.
      - A new boss monster has been added: Horntail
    6. World Tour has been added. Everyone can now travel around the world through different cities and towns.
      The following areas are added:
      - Taiwan
      - Shanghai
      - Japan
    Boss Monster: Horntail & World Tour
    September 27, 2006
  • World: Kalluna
    1. A new world named Kalluna has been added to the game.
    World: Kalluna
    December 19, 2006
  • 4th Job Advancement Available
    1. After many months of testing in the test server, the 4th Job Advancement is finally available to Lv. 120 and higher players.
      - If you are eligible for the 4th Job Advancement, you need to visit the Residence's House in El Nath.
      Warrior : Hero, Paladin, Dark Knight
      Thief : Shadower, Night Lord
      Bowman : Bowmaster, Marksman
      Magician : Archmage (Fire,Poison), Archmage (Ice,Lightning), Bishop
    2. Common skills for all 4th Job classes have been added:
      - Maple Warrior
      - Hero's Will
    3. A guild can now hold up to 100 members.
    4. The UI of the character's equipment window has been changed.
    5. Trade button has been added to the drop down menu (when you right-click a character).
    6. Monster Riding feature has been added.
    7. 4th Job Quests have been added.
    4th Job Advancement Available
    December 19, 2006
2007
  • Mu Lung & Herb Town
    1. Storage NPC Scrooge has been added to the Free Market.
    2. A new island and town in the Ossyria continent have been discovered: Mu Lung and Herb Town.
    3. A Party Quest ''Pirate Davy Jones'' has been added to Ossyria's Herb Town.
    Mu Lung & Herb Town
    January 16, 2007
  • First Level 200 Player
    1. For the first time in MapleStory, player 타락파워전사 (Tarak Power Warrior) has reached the maximum level of 200.
    First Level 200 Player
    April 7, 2007
  • 4th Anniversary
    1. MapleStory celebrates its 4th anniversary.
    4th Anniversary
    April 29, 2007
2008
  • 5th Anniversary
    1. MapleStory celebrates its 5th anniversary.
    5th Anniversary
    April 29, 2008
2009
  • 6th Anniversary
    1. MapleStory celebrates its 6th anniversary.
    6th Anniversary
    April 29, 2009
2010
  • 7th Anniversary
    1. MapleStory celebrates its 7th anniversary.
    7th Anniversary
    April 29, 2010
2011
  • 8th Anniversary
    1. MapleStory celebrates its 8th anniversary.
    8th Anniversary
    April 29, 2011
2012
  • 9th Anniversary
    1. MapleStory celebrates its 9th anniversary.
    9th Anniversary
    April 29, 2012
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