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Is that nostalgia I smell? No? Sadness and Grinding? Okay…

Oh dear, what have I done to myself. Brace yourselves folks, it’s time for an emotional and critical Game of the Week featuring none other than one of the most time-wasting, grind-heavy, non free player friendly MMORPG, Maplestory. Now, I have a lot of mixed feelings about this game, a lot of good mixed with a lot of bad. I did, and still do have fun playing this game with a group of friends (that may or may not include a certain movie blogger ;)) and feel like I have come to terms with the fact that despite all the changes, all the fancy skills, and the drastic change in leveling design, this game is at its heart a grind-fest designed to test both your patience and at some points your ability to keep change in your pocket (meso sacks and permanent pets, I’m looking at you). I originally started playing Maplestory some 5 or 6 years ago, maybe more. I started playing before Ludibrium came out, before even Orbis was really established, back when grinding to level thirty was almost a years worth of work and it was impossible to get anywhere beyond that. I was playing when people still wore Beta Bandanas, and Perion channel 1 was essentially the free market. Things were a lot simpler back then, harder yes, but simpler nonetheless.



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