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I miss Maplestory 2

I've played New World. Now I miss Maplestory 2. Here are my reasons:

  • MS2 did not have any noticeable bugs after launch.
  • MS2 fostered creativity via the personal realms where you can decorate your own space.
  • MS2 had a working PVP which also can be toggled.
  • MS2 had a simplified guild system which functions as a base for more possible activities.
  • MS2 had random events where you can win.
  • MS2 had quick dungeon raids which were not mind numbing.
  • MS2 allows you to create multiple characters per server.
  • MS2 had a distinct vivid voxel art on its right.
  • MS2 had an overarching story that you follow regardless of what class you choose.
  • MS2 had pets that could deal a bit of damage.
  • MS2 had mounts which can fly too and did not make travel a chore.

MS2 shut down its global servers on March 27, 2020. My crew and I played MS2 for at least a year until we reached the top. Although the flame died out when we were satisfied with our in-game progress, we never thought that it was a bad game. We may have been bored, but that's not bad thing per se for an F2P MMO. That simply meant taking a break and coming back once we're no longer bored. However, MS2 shut down when devs believed it failed to capture a unique essence as the original Maplestory. I must disagree. 

As someone who never played the original Maplestory, I thought that MS2 was a fun and pleasant experience on its own. I think that the developers gave up on the game (at least on the global server) too soon. When you consider the pandemic, this free-to-play MMO could have been a hit due to people being stuck at home. Bottom line is, MS2 still exists on SoKor and China; so how come they still have it - granted it's scaled down? Now we look at the possibility of private servers. For now, we'll have to browse the web for emulating our own Maplestory 2 private server. Maplestory 2, I miss you.

And no I'm not taking pot-shots at New World.

Okay, maybe a little.

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