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MapleStory 2
« on: October 15, 2018, 11:51:07 pm »
This is the sequel/prequel to an age old MMO that my kids and I loved to play back in 2003. I think that they have done a great job in modernizing and from what I understand they even have a battle royal mode to satisfy the Fortnite fans. It is cute and light and fun to free to play on Steam.

Here's a description I lifted from rockpapershotgun.com

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Nexon’s bouncy multiplayer platform RPG MapleStory was the first MMO for a lot of folks, and its 3D sequel MapleStory 2 launched today in English. While the game has been kicking around Korea and China for a while, it made its English debut through a paid, closed beta last week, it’s now free for all to jump in and play. Part arcadey hack n’ slasher, part anime social space with Minecrafty construction elements, there’s levels to grind, loot to hoard and a truly preposterous number of vacantly smiling monsters to bop.

And more from polygon.com

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n MapleStory 2, there’s no need to stay on one map and grind monsters for hours on end like in the original game. And while quests felt like a waste of time in MapleStory, its sequel’s story quests are pretty much mandatory for leveling up. Your character levels naturally and easily just from doing the story quest, like in Final Fantasy XIV or any other modern MMO. This is one of the biggest ways that MapleStory is catching up with the current generation.

The sequel also encourages some more resource management than its predecessor. Rather than spamming your strongest skill and relying on a pet to automatically refill your health and mana, you actually have to watch your “spirit” levels and strategically use your skills to refill them. This makes the game harder than the original MapleStory, but the skill rotations you need to do to keep your spirit up aren’t complicated, like some other MMOs. The original game’s combat tends to get a little mind-numbing when taking down enemies, but dodging area-of-effect skills on a 3D map and maintaining spirit forces you to pay more attention in MapleStory 2.

All these changes make MapleStory 2 feel like an improved sequel instead of just the 3D rendition of an old game that it could have been. If you’re looking to slay some pigs and run some raids, this is probably the game for you. But if you want to just grind all day and night, you should stick to the original MapleStory.

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Re: MapleStory 2
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2018, 08:45:15 am »
http://maplestory2.nexon.net/en/landing

this site? no...i can't, that on the list the FBI ban me from playing.... again


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Re: MapleStory 2
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2018, 07:38:04 pm »
http://maplestory2.nexon.net/en/landing

this site? no...i can't, that on the list the FBI ban me from playing.... again

But...they have very cute sheep and everything! Oh...wait...nevermind.  :spank: