For the 75 percent of players who have seen their online marriages end in disaster in Nexon’s 2D side-scrolling MMORPG MapleStory, help is on the way. The game has received a complete wedding system upgrade as part of its Ascension content update, which is available now.
Last year in North America, 26,982 in-game marriages were performed with a price tag of $25 per wedding. Of those marriages 75 percent have since been annulled at the players’ request. With the Ascension update, Nexon hopes to create a more harmonious environment for betrothed Maplers with a restructuring of the wedding system.
For players looking to celebrate their love in Maple World, the groom-to-be must visit Moony the Wedding Jeweler to purchase an engagement ring, which he can use to propose to his bride. Once the bride accepts, the engaged couple must sign a document of commitment, which prompts High Priest John to begin the wedding arrangements. After the arrangements are made, via a cash shop reservation ticket, the wedding proceeds with reveling friends, family and even a wedding photographer.
To reward players for honoring their matrimony, wedding rings can be exchanged for 30-day commitment rings and 100-day commitment rings. For each commitment level, unique special in game items will become available to the happy couple, which include even stronger stat boosting rings, a love chair and more.
Hot on the heels of Chaos’ rampage through MapleStory, which introduced PVP, Ice Knight battle mode, a personality trait system and more, Ascension also ramps up party quests for players itching to level up with their guild mates. Monster Park, which is owned and operated by the friendly and ambitious Speigelmann, swarms with monsters both familiar and new. Players who progress through the story will learn that Speigelmann has ties to some of the most powerful monsters in the game, and the park may be more dangerous than it seems.