Ascend, Marry, Battle, Repeat

In the wake of learning that 75 percent of MapleStory weddings eventually end in heartbreak, Nexon’s 2D side-scrolling massively multiplayer online game is getting a whole new dose of content this month with Ascension, an update that includes a complete wedding system revamp.

Last year in North America, 26,982 in-game marriages were performed and of those marriages, 20,344, or 75 percent, have since been annulled at the players’ request. With the Ascension update, Nexon hopes to create a more harmonious environment for Maplers in love’s grip with a restructuring of the wedding system. Once players make their vows, they can team up and battle through Ascension’s brand new party quests, which have been balanced for more efficient leveling.

Hot on the heels of Chaos’ rampage through MapleStory, which introduced PVP, Ice Knight battle mode, a personality trait system and more, Ascension will also ramp up party quests for players itching to level up with their guild mates.  Monster Park, which is owned and operated by the friendly and ambitious Speigelmann, swarms with monsters both familiar and new. Players who progress through the story will learn that Speigelmann has ties to some of the most powerful monsters in the game, and the park may be more precarious than initially believed.

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