MapleStory Has More Than 92 Million Players

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MapleStory Has More Than 92 Million Players

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Everyone knows that MapleStory is big, but we had no idea that it's this big. The free-to-play MMOG has more than 92 million players, publisher Nexon revealed today.

And, four years after launching in North America, MapleStory has more than 92 million players worldwide. Believe it or not, the free-to-play 2D MMOG that's all the rage with the kids these days boasts an absolutely staggeringly huge playerbase, with six million of those players calling North America their home.

Sure, those numbers could probably be fudged to count inactive accounts, but the fact that MapleStory is a phenomenon is pretty hard to avoid. It's not just that there are people playing the game, publisher Nexon argues, but that there's a vibrant online culture surrounding it. "Players have turned MapleStory into an online video mainstay through blogs, community fan sites and fan videos," Nexon wrote in a press release. "Over 200,000 videos are available by searching MapleStory at YouTube."

A YouTube search for "MapleStory" reveals that Nexon aren't kidding around (though they did round the number up), as it returned "about 190,000" videos, including such treasures of the internet as "How to pick up girls in MapleStory," "MapleStory Geico Spoof" and "MapleStory Puke Contest."

The fourth anniversary celebration for the game will feature a number of special events in-game, including special anniversary weapon drops, item upgrades, and a prize giveway, among other happenings.

"We are very grateful to our loyal fans and this celebration is for them," Min Kim, Nexon America's Vice President of Marketing, said. "MapleStory fans have helped create something special and we're going to reward them with new, exciting content to enjoy throughout the summer and beyond."

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..........holy shit.

Using very complex mathematical equations and algorithms, that's only about.........

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8 million away from a hundred million!

100 freakin' million

Though I'd guess that many of those are remade characters from the same person, my friends do that alot.

Jumplion:
..........holy shit.

Using very complex mathematical equations and algorithms, that's only about.........

.......
...........
.............
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8 million away from a billion!

give or take 900,000,000

Even thought MapleStory is about sharing and caring and making friends and not brutally murdering Night Elves and all those good things that make WoW so popular with men

Jumplion:
..........holy shit.

Using very complex mathematical equations and algorithms, that's only about.........

.......
...........
.............
..................

8 million away from a billion!

A freakin' billion

Though I'd guess that many of those are remade characters from the same person, my friends do that alot.

Is this where I do the *faceplam*?

Anyway, I really do think a good portion are multiple-account users.

Lvl 64 Klutz:

Jumplion:
..........holy shit.

Using very complex mathematical equations and algorithms, that's only about.........

.......
...........
.............
..................

8 million away from a billion!

give or take 900,000,000

HAAAAH! You beat me to it!

I tried the game once (meaning I'm probably one of the many that shouldn't count towards the number, as I quit). I just don't see whats so good about it. It was dull to me.

I'd say, with no proof other then knowledge that a friend of mine had around 20 accounts before he stopped playing, that the actual amount of players is closer to 80 million, which still deserves its holy shit from Jumplion.

... I wonder how many of those people are the paying type, because I know that there are special items and stuff that you have to buy.

I played it before.
Like most MMORPGs, I found it rather redundant though.

Which is why I got a character to level 73...

That is a crazy amount! 92 million?! I have seen ads for this thing but holy crap!

thats crazy i played another one of nexons game mabingo its was pretty good for a free game but thats alot of people for maple story it sounds dumb but it must be da shit

Lvl 64 Klutz:

Jumplion:
..........holy shit.

Using very complex mathematical equations and algorithms, that's only about.........

.......
...........
.............
..................

8 million away from a billion!

give or take 900,000,000

He was close enough, he tried.

anyway, I had no idea it was that popular. I know plenty of people who used to play it but no one who still does because they "grew out of it" so to speak (that's what they say. ;/)

Well not everyone knew it was big.

That screenshot is the first thing I have seen that is Maple Story related. I've never played it and don't know anyone who does. Might take a look on YouTube at least.

Wow 92 million players and this is the first time i ever hear about this game, lol. Shows how much i care.

.... Is it bad I have never heard of these people?

Holy shit......... there is no possible way for me to react to this. Surprise? Disgust? Humility for being the same species as these people?....... maybe not that last one. Browser games are addictive.

Maybe I just live in a dark cave-filled with Blizzard & Valve games- but I honestly have never heard of MapleStory in anything more substantial than in a list of MMO's.

That is a huge number, and my first inclination is to be very, very suspicious as to how they came up with it. Perhaps it's like EVE and there is a decent benefit to having multiple accounts, which might pad that number a bit.

In any case, I just might check it out.

Lvl 64 Klutz:

Jumplion:
..........holy shit.

Using very complex mathematical equations and algorithms, that's only about.........

.......
...........
.............
..................

8 million away from a billion!

give or take 900,000,000

Hmmmmm, it seems the complex mathematical equations and algorithms were.......miscalculated >_>; Okay, I may have sped read a bit...

That's it, stop the world I want out...
Played it and found it boring, I just don't get how this game could become so popular.

"The free-to-play MMOG has more than 92 million players,"
ITS OVER 9000!

I play Maple Story every once in a while and I'm waiting for the DS version now. Makes me wonder if it will be any good. In fact, I wonder if its really coming out at all?

Edit:the DS game was announced originally at E3 2006.
It was first projected to be released in September 2007.
We're in 2009.
Yeaaah.

Nexon is an awful company, I wouldn't be surprised if they just tacked a 9 on the front.

Okay. I should have made that say "Everbody under the age of 12" knows that MapleStory is huge.

Eh, it looks like a cool and cute game, but believe me. Unless your a huge fan of ridiculous grind fest, then stay away from it.

I played the game until I had a level 40 archer. I was busy killing off a round of enenmies when realization sank in as I stared at my experience bar.

0.10 Exp. . .

I was gaining only 0.10 exp for every enemy I killed. . .And for the last few hours, I was actually satisfied with this. . .

My god, what a friggin time waster that was.

I've stayed away from MMORPGs after that experience. . . .Don't do it.

That's pretty tasteless...

I don't see what there's to like about Maple Story. I mean, I can certainly see fine points in UO, Daoc, WoW, AoC, Eve and pretty much all the big MMOs out there.

But a 2-d game that pretty much has you farm the same monsters for ever and ever without reaching anywhere? And has incredibly silly graphics? Urgh.

Those people don't deserve their time. I almost wish I could had a "procrastinator" to steal their time and use for myself =P

Kudos if you get the reference.

Maple Story was great fun, but then I made Firefox my default browser and since Maple Story only supposts IE for connecting to its servers, I stopped playing (mostly because I never figured out that it was trying to connect through Firefox).

it's only fun when you're playing with a friend (who doesn't have anything else)
or a girlfriend who doesn't play any other games =.= lol

All I can say is play a real fucking MMO. This is ridiculous.

Shapsters:
That is a crazy amount! 92 million?! I have seen ads for this thing but holy crap!

Tell me about it! I mean, it didn't look all that impressive to me, but if it's that popular, it must be for good reason...

I used to play, but I mean, good god, this is scary. Granted, it's no WOW killer(sadly) but hey.

For anyone wondering why it's popular, here it is:
Because it's fun at 5 A.M.
At least, for me anyway.

Now then, time to go re-DL for the Four Year events.
Away~!

ITS OVER 90,000,000!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, I'm done. Anyway, it's a major time waster and all the fun is gone when you hit about level 17. I think it's fine for kids, they don't need a girlfriend at age 9 or stuff like that.

I can't believe it, Apoclypse has arrived. Every religion must be wrong because i do not see my savior right now come to cleanse the human race of 92 million idiots. i played that game back in middle school with 5 friends, and it was okay, we all had a little fun with until you hit about level 25, where you stop gaining lagit amounts of experience. we had reached level 40 when we realized that it had taken us a whole day to gain a level. a single level. one entire day. The one after that, we all simultaneously quit. The art direction wasn't too bad if your into that kind of stuff, but paying ten bucks in real life for inanimate clothes is a dumb idea. The classes were entertaining, but all it is repetitive grind with absolutely nothing else to do.

I don't understand what people have against paying money for a video game monthly. It's not like the companies just eat your cash and crap on your face in return. They generally provide a good product and nice service, and games that are actually worth playing. I hate people who tell me that it's $15 a month. So what?! i get paid that for two hours of work! If you care so much about $15 a month, why did you spend at the very least $500 on what would be a really bad computer. If your so poor that you can't spare $15 a month, you need to stop playing maple story and rethink your priorities, such as getting a real job and then a real game.

Keane Ng:
Okay. I should have made that say "Everbody under the age of 12" knows that MapleStory is huge.

Sure, it's childish, and there's the Smega spammers saying Looking for Girlfriend (except in horrible almost unreadable English), and there are only monotonous tasks, and to get to the fun content you need real money, and after you finally level up, there is little incentive... Wow, actually, never mind my point I was going to originally going to point out...

However, I must say, using Meso Explosion is fun...

Gormourn:
Those people don't deserve their time. I almost wish I could had a "procrastinator" to steal their time and use for myself =P

Kudos if you get the reference.

I am eternally surprised by the references people drop.

link670:
That's it, stop the world I want out...
Played it and found it boring, I just don't get how this game could become so popular.

I'll second that.

Next time I feel like shortening my life span by a few years, I'll just start eating thumbtacks. It'd be less painful.

From what I heard that game was addictive meaning there wouldn't really be too many girls playing the games. I'm predicting 80% or more of those who play would be from China or Korea.

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