After the recent reveal of MapleStory 2’s debut game trailer, many gamers (especially MapleStory players) were wondering aloud about the Minecraft-like world. Why is the game so “blocky”? Is it trying to copy Minecraft? Nexon stepped up at the supporter event yesterday to clear things up.
Developed by Nsquare, the co-team of staff from Nexon and NCsoft, MapleStory 2 is utilizing the block system to allow players to create their own content, such as dungeons, houses and mini-games. For a little more explanation on this, do continue reading:
Dungeons – Players can use the block system to create dungeons, place traps, monsters, conditions and many more options, just like a real developer. These dungeons can be played by other players as well, or the creators can find friends and conquer them. Sounds really awesome!
Housing – There is player housing system! Created using blocks, the price of each block is according to the region and quality of material. Halfway creating your dream MapleStory 2 house and ran out of money? You can co-create houses with other players and have several co-tenants under 1 roof! Decorations can be created as well.
Mini-games – Somewhat similar to making dungeons, not much detailed information since this is written together with the dungeon function. Stay tuned for more info!
Also confirmed are the playable classes, categorized under 4 basic classes, each with 2 more advanced classes obtained at a yet-to-be-announced character level. More classes will arrive in the future, with “no hero classes” planned. Man, this is sounding too exciting.
Warrior tree consists of Knight and Berserker
Magician tree consists of Priest and Wizard
Archer tree consists of Ranger and Heavy Cannon
Rogue tree consists of Thief and Assassin
Nexon also promised much more customization than its predecessor, including equipment and costume dyes! The outlook of the same equipment may look different when worn on different players, depending on how players edit them. Also, giant boss fights for Balrog and Zakum is being developed.