G★Star 2010

Ah – It’s that time of the year again. G★Star: the annual gaming exhibition in Korea. The Korean Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).
This year, G★Star 2010 will be held again at BEXCO in Busan from November 18 till 21.

Korean and foreign companies will attend this gaming exhibition and show their newest games (PC, console, mobile, online gaming) and future projects.

Nexon will be there as usual, showing their new stuff from all kinds of games. Last year, Nexon showed a preview of the Evan job in G★Star 2009. Visitors were able to play with a high-leveled Evan character for a limited time.

MapleStory 2 was brought up that year in a Q&A session. The development team of MapleStory 2 was created in 2008 and has been in development since then.
This year, two vacancy notices for ”[MS2] MapleStory 2”  on the Nexon career homepage sparked some discussion on online communities.
I’m curious if Nexon will show a glimpse of MapleStory 2 at this year’s G★Star 2010.

Yesterday, the test server client received a new update.
There’s still nothing about the reorganization of the Aran, Evan and Resistance job.

Though, visitors who attend the Nexon booth at this year’s G★Star will be able to fight against Van Leon, the Lion King!
Two maps of the Lionheart Castle were added to the data, an entrance map and a boss map.
These are event maps and only accessible when you try the preview at the Nexon booth.
I have no idea why they’re showing this since it’s already in the game. I’m hoping for surprises~

MapleSEA’s ”Win A Trip To Korea” contest

MapleSEA held a “Win a Trip to Korea” contest with the launch of the Aran class last November.
The contest was about winning a trip to South Korea to explore everything what Korea has to offer~
Not only Korea, but also the Nexon office.

Four winners were chosen.

Occasionally I check the Facebook of GMS and MapleSEA because sometimes there are new photos and information on their profiles.
I already saw the ”Won Our Trip to Korea!!! >w<” album a couple days ago, but recently new photos of the Nexon office were uploaded.

I took a peek and saw interesting photos.  I’m actually envious of these four winners. I really am.
Does anyone know them in real life? I’m really curious about what they heard. And did they get the chance to ask questions about future content? I wish I could talk to them. >.<!

Also does anyone know when these pictures were taken? Because on one of the photos I saw a monitor with a picture of Lex, the newest boss monster that was released in Tespia version 1.2.300. (!)

I’m not going to post the whole album haha, but only a few shots from the Nexon office.
Source: MapleSEA’s Facebook (check it out!)

Do you want to see the photos that I found interesting?

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EverPlanet: My Planet

This video shows you my character exploring my Planet. Everyone can have his/her own Planet and decorate it. You can invite friends to hang out.
My Planet is kind of.. empty at the moment.

EverPlanet

Hi everyone. It’s been awhile since I updated this blog.
I’m sorry for not updating the blog frequently, there isn’t anything new I can tell you at the moment.

The last couple months was a busy period for me. I’m glad that’s over.
Right now I’m playing a new game, it went Open Beta just a few days ago.

The game is called EverPlanet, it is developed by NCLIPSE and published by Nexon. It’s a really cute game with a ”globe view” system.
There are four jobs: Warrior, Magician, Archer and Rogue. Right now there is only first and second job advancement.

I’m a Lv. 10 Rogue. I’m going to be an Assassin soon~!
I might make a movie soon about this game. Depends on my interest.

Two more weeks left and the current test server round of MapleStory will end. I can’t wait what Nexon has in store for Korea in February.
I am really curious about the very big patch in March.  But.. that’s too far away, it’ll come eventually. ^ㅁ^

[JMS] Aran teaser website

http://maplestory.nexon.co.jp/campaign/aran.asp

Finally, I get to see the Aran website of JMS.

It’s funny that I don’t see the design that KMS, MSEA and GMS used.
I mean, look at the logo… I think they used copy and paste for that.

If you look at the Aran website of KMS, MSEA or GMS, you would see that they all use the same design. Neat design.
Anyway, I saw something interesting on the website:

That crystal ball I circled was the first thing I noticed when I visited the website.
That crystal ball is related to Evan.

As Evan, you will see this object in a dragon cave when you have a specific quest in progress.

Hmm… It’s strange to use something that is related to Evan.
Will JMS get Evan before MSEA or the other versions?

Lately JMS has been falling behind on game updates.
JMS will get Aran on 16th December, 2009.

What’s next for Nexon?

Later this month, the upcoming Gstar 2009 game convention event will feature new Korean games.
The Gstar 2009 will be held at BEXCO in Busan and will last four days from November 26th to November 29th.

Companies like NHN, Nexon, Neowiz Games will attend this expo. Blizzard will be joining for the first time this year.
Since I only care about Nexon games, I will only publish information about Nexon.

So, during this convention, Nexon will unveil a new game. Nothing is known yet about this game, so we don’t know until November 26th.
Last year at Gstar 2008, Nexon unveiled Kavatina Story. What is next?

Nexon is probably going to present new games such as Dragon NestEverplanet and maybe Mabinogi: Heroes. All three are currently in closed beta and seem to be good quality games.

As for MapleStory, it is like I predicted, a major update is coming soon.
MapleStory receives big updates every five or six months. After getting some lousy content, I think we will see something big coming during winter break.

Today an article was released on several media websites about Nexon & Gstar 2009.

It seems that Nexon is going to prepare another new job.
A fourth new job will be revealed in December, following Pirate, Knights of Cygnus and Aran.

I guess this new job will be released in the test server in December. It took Knights of Cygnus and Aran a few months until their debut in the official server.

Who knows? Maybe Nexon will show more… Like MapleStory DS.
In about 2 weeks, more information will be available. ^^

Customize your HackShield splash/hsupdate

Did you know that you can customize your splash image of HackShield?
I noticed that both hsupdate and splash can be any size, but they need to be saved as .JPG, so .PNG and .GIF won’t work.
So if you have an image that you would like to use, rename the new images splash and hsupdate and copy them to the HShield folder, make sure you delete the old images.

I made this one: