A popular online MMORPG
based in Seoul, South Korea. The game has 50 million players worldwide, topping Ragnarok Online
combined. MapleStory is very unique it its on way. For example, the name of the game represents the fact that the maple tree supposedly disappeared from Korea, and the fact that one can show facial expressions through his/her/its character. The game can also be noted for its quality graphics (can be toggled).
The game has a (relatively) simple user interface that's easy to learn. That's what I found out the second I started playing.
When you crate your new character(s), he/she is automatically level 1. By training or doing quests, you can level up and get stronger. The max level is 200. Nobody in the game ever reached level 200.
Unlike some other MMORPGs, you don't choose your job or path in the beginning. There are five jobs: beginner, warrior, bowman, thief, and magician. You are automatically a beginner when you create your character, and can choose to become any of the other four later on. Some just stay a beginner, who are often called perman00bs.
There are three islands in the world of MapleStory--Maple Island (where you begin), Victoria Island (the island where you make the job advancement), and Ossyria Island (an island designed mainly for mid-high leveled people). On Ossyria, there is sub-continent called Ludibrium (Ludi), which is toy-themed. You can call it a continent of its own if you want.
There are three types of maps--town, field, and dungeon. Town maps often contain NPCs
and shops. Field maps and dungeons usually contain monsters, the latter usually with a higher spawn rate and stronger monsters.
Training is basically killing monsters for experience (EXP). You need EXP to level up and get stronger. You can form parties (up to six in one)to help you train. Depending on how you look at it, training can be f-cking boring or very exciting.
This is not all of what MapleStory is and what you need to know about it. If you wanna know more, create an account and play.