One of the downsides of an ever-expanding game is the time it takes a new player to "catch up" to the majority of the player-base. Most people are kicking it in some groovy expansion while others might be stuck on old long-abandoned content. Nexon
has identified the need to speed their players through certain areas of MapleStory
and has taken one of the more common routes to do so: they have announced that the game's experience curve has been boosted
. Players from level 11-30 will get experience 50% faster than before. From 31-200 the bonus is decreased slightly, down to a still-significant 25%.
The temporary experience boosts that were granted for recent events were apparently received very well by MapleStory
players, and this approval is what led to the permanent increase. Nexon America's VP of Marketing Min Kim helped to make the announcement: "The world of MapleStory is considerably larger than when it was first released. Accelerating the EXP rates empowers old and new users alike to better explore the MapleWorld."
The new exp curve is already in effect, so what are you waiting for? Go level a Cygnus Knight