Despite Maplestory 2 being in development, Nexon has yet to show any sign of slowing down support for the original. Case in point, Nexon just rolled out part one of their three part “Red” update dubbed ‘Impact’, which signals one of the game’s largest content additions in recent years. Explorer class revamps, a new zone, profession updates, mastery book changes, and even an anime trailer are all part of Nexon roll out of Red.
With all new skills and quests, the Explorers (The Warrior, Magician, Bowman, Thief, and Pirates) get a massive overhaul. The explorer family grew just a little bit in the update as well, with Dual Blades and Cannoneers being reclassified as explorers, now sharing the same cash shop inventories with the rest of the explorers.
Speaking of exploring, Dawnveil has a new trading hub for players to explore. Commerci, is a new region featuring a “dynamic day/night cycle” and also introduces a new trade system.
Despite being an international success for over a decade, admittedly, I have yet to jump on the Maplestory bandwagon. But this update might be just the reason to check it out. If you’re interested in the nitty-gritty details of the Red:First Impact update, the full details are on the update notes.