Dragon Nest

I got bored of MapleStory, waiting for a new update to appear in the test server.

A couple days ago I tried a new game that just went OBT(Open Beta).
This action RPG game is called Dragon Nest and when I heard of this game I thought it would be an OK game, but it’s actually a really good game.

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MapleStory DS is coming to Korea on April 15th, 2010

New information has been released from Nexon about MapleStory DS.
In 2009 I reported that MapleStory DS would be released in January 2010, but now their decision is final.

The game is scheduled to launch in Korea on April 15, 2010.

MapleStory DS is a DS adaption of the popular online game MapleStory.
The game is developed by Nexon in cooperation with Nintendo.

This handheld version will feature the four original jobs: a Warrior, Thief, Archer and Magician.
Each character will have their own storyline.

MapleStory DS is not an online game, but it sort of connects with it, by including codes for exclusive virtual items.

The estimated price for MapleStory DS will be around $35.
A special edition bundle with a Nintendo DSi  & MapleStory DS will be available for around $205.

There is currently no release date known for America or Europe.

Achieved Lv 30! EverPlanet

Lately I have been playing EverPlanet a lot. Today I achieved Lv. 30 and completed my 2nd Job Advancement.
I turned into a Thief. Finally I have a few mobbing skills~

This game is really fun, most people judge the game from videos, but if you play it, you’ll fall in love with this game.

New testers for the test server of MapleStory were chosen, a lot of people were chosen, probably because of the big update coming up.
The new term for the test server starts in  two days.

Are you curious about the big update? What do you think? Multiple choices are allowed. Please vote. Thank you.

KMS ver. 1.2.90 ~ Golden Temple

Wow! This time Nexon is fast at delivering a lame new update.
The Golden Temple content was released just two days ago in the test server.

Nothing has changed. The Golden Temple is open until February 28th.
What will happen after that? You cannot enter the area after the date.

After all… It’s a premium dungeon where you find monsters with a crazy spawn and HP:EXP ratio.

Go under the cut for more information.

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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^

The popularity of Evan

Nexon Korea announced that with the release of the new job Evan, Maple Story recorded 240,000 simultaneous users during the Christmas period.

The release of Evan received an explosive reaction from users who have waiting for the big update.
This means Evan did not break the record. Nexon Korea recorded 240,000 simultaneous users when Knights of Cygnus was released in December 2008 and one year later Evan has done the same.

The release of the Pirate job in 2007  had a total of 200,000 simultaneous users. The same for Aran.
Right now South Korean students have a very long winter break, which means they have more available time to play.

We’ll see how the next job will do. The future will tell.

I have some other news that might be worth telling you; MapleStory DS is coming very soon. It looks like Nexon Korea is planning to release MapleStory DS in January. It was originally planned to be released in September 2007, but the schedule was extended.

Maple DS does not support Wi-Fi.

The last thing I want to tell is that the new creation of Wizet Studio ”Kavatina Story” has decided to temporarily pull the plug.
Kavatina Story (MapleStory 3D) a game created by Wizet Studio has been in OBT (Open Beta) since July 2009.
I stopped playing this game because the team did not release big updates. This also caused other players to lose interest in the game.

On December 31st the service will end and you will not be able to play.
Kavatina Story will be back with a new look and updates once they finished development.

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. ^^