MapleStory players are in for a pretty big server merge later this month — although Nexon is calling it something a bit fancier, Worlds Unite. The merge will begin on August 27 and is currently scheduled to take at least a whole day with the devs planning to bring everything back up on the 28th.
When the merger is completed, there will be a total of five servers left. A video on the MapleStory site details which servers will become what. Effectively, at least two brand new servers will be created by joining 7 to 8 of the currently existing servers each. The new servers will have completely new names as well.
To help players understand exactly what’s going to be happening — and what part they’ll have to play in the transition — Nexon created several videos like the one mentioned above as tutorials. There are even little quizzes to take once you’ve viewed the videos. You can find them all on the MapleStory site.