MapleStory: You & I


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The return of Spadow?


Could it be…? Maybe…

Hello everyone.

It’s been a long time, right? Looking at my blog, my adventure ended on the 8th of June in 2011.
That’s a looooong time! How have you been? In my absence MapleStory has gone through different updates either good or bad. Actually, the last update was bad. It made a lot of players in Korea upset.
I’m sure by now you know about the Unlimited update? An update that lifts the damage cap, level cap , raises the stats of boss monsters and the drop rate.

Nexon has lost players. But it seems the company is convinced the players will come back when the Summer update is released. Details about that will be revealed on May 19.
Why the sudden return? First of all, I’m not entirely sure if I will come back because I have lost a great amount of interest in MapleStory. I do play every day but the amount of time I spend is so little.
In my last post I said that I would continue posting updates through Twitter and YouTube and that’s what I did if you kept track.

If I come back to my blog I will maybe do it a bit differently on managing my blog. Though, would you care for my return?
I really love to blog and just spread my information to you so that everyone is aware of what’s going on in MapleStory and in the gaming world.
For the last 22 months I’ve checked my blog every now and then. If you worked so hard for your blog you just cannot delete it. It is a disservice to me and my visitors.

There you go. I might return to my blog and post updates like I used to about my adventures.

2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

About 1,000,000 people visit the Seattle Space Needle every year. This blog was viewed about 6,300,000 times in 2011. If it were the Space Needle, it would take about 6 years for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

The adventure has come to an end…

This was a really hard decision for me. I have decided to pull the plug on my blog.
Most of you readers will probably be disappointed in me because of this, but I have to do what is best for me.

Lately, my life is interfering with this lovely hobby, which is blogging.
My mission of Spadow’s Blog was to give everyone rich news about the latest content in the Korean version of MapleStory.
In the beginning my entries were sloppy and not that great, but I have grown in time and become better in it.
It’s quality over quantity what I was aiming for.
For me, creating an informational post with translated info, images & videos from my own and other sources is not easy.
Most of the posts required a lot of hours. Though, it was hard but my blog proved to be a success.

A lot of events have occurred in my personal life, so I really need a break from blogging.
Blogging on the internet is really a passion that I love to do. Did you know that I didn’t like it at first?
I, really am thankful to all my (loyal) readers who visited my blog over the past 2 years and 10 months.
All your comments have been read by me and I’m sorry I could not answer on all your comments.

These days, I don’t spend a lot of time in MapleStory, but I will definitely keep playing, though not much as I used to.
I intend to keep going with uploading videos on my YouTube account and I stay semi-active on Twitter.

Today is a really sad day for me and I wished it would never come, but now I suddenly have to leave you.
I will not delete this blog because I put a lot of effort in everything.
Visitor, it was an honour knowing you. Again thank you very much for sticking with me till the end.

Maybe… just maybe I will come back…


2nd anniversary~!

22 September 2010 – Happy 2nd anniversary to me!! Wow~~~
I can’t believe that I’m still blogging for 2 years mostly about MapleStory.

It all started with this post back in 2008. Some of you have been following me since the beginning and I’m thankful for that. I always have a smile on my face when I see people supporting me. It’s motivation that keeps me writing. If I read my old posts… At this point I consider myself a better writer.

In 2 years:

– I created around 292 posts, 14 categories and 456 tags.
– I received more than 11,043 comments. (spammers excluded)
– I received more than 4,000,000 total views.
– I have uploaded more than 3,094 images. 337.7 MB used, 2.7 GB (89.0%) upload space remaining!


Thanks to everyone reading my blog and supporting me and what-not over the years.
좋은 추석 보내세요! Happy Chuseok everyone! ^^

– Spadow

A new theme!

Hi everyone,

I switched to a new and cleaner theme.
The Enterprise theme by StudioPress features a custom background (see Pink Bean, hehe) and a custom header.
The width is wider, which is a plus for me.

What do you think? Do you like it? Or did you prefer the previous theme?

1 million hits !!!

Wow !! 1 million hits~

I created this blog on September 2008 and 17 months later I have 1 million total views.
This is beyond my expectation. I’m very happy that I achieved this.

Two days ago, I uploaded a video with new settings for quality.
Hopefully I can upload all my new videos with this kind of quality!~

Thanks to everybody for your interest in my blog. I really appreciate it.
I will try to work harder and improve the quality of my blog.

P.S: Dual Blade is coming really soon. Hehe.

– Spadow