Welcome Back to another Jaggy’s Corner where I discuss various video game topics and issues.
Today, I have some sad news for our readers. Some of you may know that I have spent a good amount of time playing in MMO worlds, and cuteness overwhelming is no different. To date, I have 148 hours in the game and I absolutely loved playing my assassin character. I got her to max level loved that there were new quests and a bit of a storyline for players to continue their adventure. At max level, players had access to the Sky Fortress which has four different faction leaders, each with their own missions and reputation that needed to be raised.
I also really loved that players could use any type of transportation they wished in the game. I had a nice little blue convertible for ground travel, a maple leaf that was my flying mount, taxis that act as waypoints to access various areas on the map, and in your Home, a player could use a portal to access one of the main cities. In fact, this portal could change to a different main city to make questing a breeze.
Maple Story 2 had it all, even as a free to play MMO, like customization of character, plenty of quests, an amusing story to progress though, relatively simple dungeons, and a personal home instance that players could make it look how they wanted.
While I know that a lot of players loathed the direction that Maple Story 2 took, especially since it was a far cry from its 2D side-scrolling predecessor, I had a fun time playing it. But, some of my Discord community shared Nexon’s most recent post that they are closing the F2P MMO’s doors for good. On May 27th, players of Maple Story 2 will no longer be able to sign in.
I… am… sad.
Some of the reasons for its closure has much to do with the direction that was taken during Project New Leaf, which was meant to revitalize the community and bring in more players – at least, that is my assumption. I’m not sure if it was that Nexon realized that they would not be able to sustain their servers or if they realized that much of the community had already abandoned the F2P MMO, but at least they are going out with a bang. Cuteness overwhelming has a bunch of PVE and PVP focussed events leading up to Maple Story 2’s closure and while I’m happy they are giving players closure, I’m going to miss my purple-haired assassin.
More information about the closure events can be found here.
In the next week or two, I’ll devote some time to playing this game again, since a lot happened around the time that I stopped playing. Those of you that are interested in seeing cuteness overwhelming before it disappears, hop into my stream.
Maple Story 2 has only been out there for a year and a half and I feel like gamers just don’t love MMOs like they used to. WoW or bust, right? Anyways, I’m just going to be sad that this game will not be able to live on. So ends the life of another fun MMO… It’s time for me to be sad.
It wasn’t a brilliant MMO. It didn’t even require a lot of brainpower. It was truly a relaxing game that I played with friends for many months, but that is no longer the case.
Anyone have games they miss playing? Hit me up on Twitter or in the comments below.
Until next time peeps.