MapleStory is a constantly evolving game, full of heroes, villains, and everything in between. But none of them are as important to us as you, our players who make Maple World what it is! The history of MapleStory is a long and winding one, but now we'd like to turn the attention to you, and hear more about your own journeys that you've taken as MapleStory has grown over the years. The question we'd like to ask you all is: What's Your MapleStory? If you'd like to submit your story, you can do so via this form.
For today's edition of What's Your MapleStory, we spoke to IcySoul259, who shares about their memories of playing Ice/Lightning Mage and trying out different classes~
What made you start playing MapleStory?
I started playing MapleStory as a kid in the early 2000s when my best friend at the time introduced me to the game. He wanted someone to play MapleStory with him and he got me into it. I believe it was during the 3rd Anniversary and I've been jumping on and off since then. I've had a ton of friends over the years and I remember them all.
What is your favorite class and why?
The Ice/Lightning Mage would be my favorite class. It was the first class I played back in the day and I particularly enjoy the skills they have. Ice Strike is one of my favorite skills for visuals and Chain Lightning is one of my favorite skills to use. The Mage's Elemental Bow skill back in the day probably had my favorite skill animation in the game. I generally like magic classes in MMORPGs and Ice/Lightning was a cooler combo to me than Fire/Poison was and Cleric didn't have enough offense for my liking.
What is your favorite memory in MapleStory?
My favorite memory with MapleStory was right after the 5th Job came out, I hit Lv. 200 on my Ice/Lightning Mage on Christmas Day. It was a goal I was trying to reach as a kid and I tried for years to reach Lv. 200 on multiple characters. Watching FangBlade was an inspiration for me and it was a goal that I finally achieved. It was right after the V patch update so it was extra exciting to get a new Job Advancement.
What do you enjoy about playing MapleStory now?
I enjoy trying classes that I haven't tried before. Recently, I've been playing a Hero and I enjoy it. I like the Hero's ability to be a tank as well as an offensive juggernaut since I was looking for a bossing class with a little bit more longevity. I've played Pathfinder and was having a lot of fun, and I want to get back to it once I get my Hero to Lv. 200 as well. I haven't tried Hoyoung yet but it's on my list. I also have plans to try out Wild Hunter. I've played one before when they first came out and wasn't a huge fan, however, I want to give them another try after many reworks.