MapleStory is an online adventure game that centers around the “Maple World,” allowing players to combat monsters and develop their characters’ skills and abilities in an immense platform-inspired persistent world. Players, using charming characters, interact through chatting, trading, and playing mini-games while surrounded by vibrant backgrounds. Groups of players can unite in parties or guilds to socialize, hunt monsters, or embark on quests.
MapleStory’s innovative cash shop offers players the option to use real currency to pay for game enhancements, from cosmetic items such as haircuts and clothing, to virtual pets that can be trained to sit, stand, and breathe fire. This feature is purely optional and players can try out items prior to purchase in a virtual dressing room. Players create truly unique identities in MapleStory through avatar customizations.
The event, which starts on December 15th, 2007 and runs until January 3rd, 2008, invites players to explore an amazing new Christmas town full of sparkling Yuletide trimmings. However, with the town short of one very important holiday staple – snow! – players will need to hunt down special Christmas items first if they want the snow to start falling and MapleStory Europe to have a traditional white Christmas.
Like MapleStory Europe itself, the event is completely free to participate in, and everybody who does so receives special, Christmas-themed gift in exchange for helping to defeat the giant Snowman boss that regularly turns up to terrorise the Christmas town. Players also have the opportunity to look the part too, with many new Christmas-themed items available to buy in MapleStory Europe’s Cash Shop, including festive snowman costumes, woollen hats and gloves and a brand new Reindeer pet.
“Christmas is a truly special time of year, and no more so than in MapleStory Europe!” said Calvin Yoo, Director of International Business Development at NEXON Europe. “Forget the turkey and the mistletoe: with a whole new Christmas town to explore and an exciting new festive quest to take part in we’re certain that Maplers across Europe will be full of the Christmas spirit come the big day.”
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