explore the world of maple story
From floating cities to giant submarines, alien worlds to hidden kingdoms, MapleStory
features one of the most diverse landscapes in MMORPG gaming. Each area on the map has a
distinct visual look and a unique culture to engross yourself in. In a world as massive as
this, the journey never ends!
Maple World is the main realm of MapleStory and features dozens of unique and thrilling environments, each populated by distinct cultures with their own customs and histories.
Maple Island, a small landmass with two towns, is where most Explorers begin their journey. In the center lies Amherst, the Island’s biggest town and home to its best weapon shop. To the south lies Southperry, a port where Explorers can charter ships to Lith Harbor.
Ereve is a city unlike any other. Floating high among the clouds, it is the capital of an old empire and home to the empress herself, as well as the base of operations for her protectors, the Cygnus Knights. It is kept afloat using the power of a holy beast known as Shinsoo, and is home to many birdlike monsters and other critters. Accessible only via airship, it is a majestic wonder of Maple World.
Victoria Island, one of the major landmasses in Maple World, is home to the bustling trade hub of Henesys. Other notable landmarks on the island include the Six Path Crossway, a crossroads that connects many major towns, including Perion, home base to the Warriors, Ellinia, hometown of the Magicians, Kerning City, hideout of the Thieves, and Lith Harbor, a major port and fishing village. Another port, Nautilus Harbor, is home to the Pirates and their floating city/submarine, fashioned after a giant whale.
Aqua Road is an underwater region, accessible via an entrance at the base of Orbis Tower. Aquarium, known for its popular zoo, is Aqua Road’s main city and lies at the bottom of the seabed. Many sea creatures and monsters can be found here, including ruthless Sharks.
A massive lake sporting two islands, Ludus Lake’s most famous city is Ludibrium, which is held aloft by the two towers on each island. Ludibrium is entirely made out of plastic construction blocks and sentient toy monsters prowl outside its borders.
A sprawling, arid wasteland, the Nihal Desert is home to several notable locations including Azwan, an ancient underground city. Azwan was once a beautiful and thriving metropolis but succumbed to the Black Mage’s evil. The entrance to this mysterious city is a massive obelisk. Nearby lays the town of Ariant, the capital city, and Magatia, famous for its history with alchemy.
Mu Lung Garden
Mu Lung Garden is a region inspired by various Southeast Asian cultures, and features two towns: Mu Lung, home to talking pandas and a martial arts dojo, and Herb Town, the pandas’ agricultural center.
These verdant woods are guarded by one of Maple World’s most dangerous dragons, Horntail. Its lone town is Leafre, home to the peaceful Halflinger race.
Temple Of Time
The Temple of Time is a mythical city with buildings inspired by ancient Greek and Roman architecture. Once home to Rhinne, the Transcendent of Time, it is now lorded over by a strange monster known as Pink Bean.
Masteria is a mysterious landmass that was once home to a benevolent and advanced civilization. It vanished off the face of the earth a millennium ago, but has since risen from the depths of the ocean. Its major town, New Leaf City, was built on the ruins of Olde Sapp Village. Other areas of note include the Phantom Forest, home to a terrifying Haunted House and prowled by the likes of Bigfoot and the Headless Horseman, and the sinister Crimsonwood Keep.
Dawnveil is a continent south of Ossyria. Until recently, it was hidden behind an arcane mist. It contains Tynerum, a land of demons and home to the powerful Gollux; Commerci, a bustling merchant hub filled with political intrigue; and Arboren, a quiet forest home to Chase, the Beast Tamer.
Grandis is a different world than Maple World, accessible via the Dimensional Gate in the Six Paths Crossway. It is home to the Nova, a noble race of half-human/half-dragon hybrids.
Pantheon acts as the forward operating base for the Nova and Maple Alliance’s war against Magnus. It is become somewhat of a refugee camp, as countless civilians flee Heliseum every day. One day the Nova will reclaim their capital, but for now Pantheon is the only home they know.
The former capital of the Nova, Heliseum is now controlled by Magnus, one of the Black Mage’s commanders. Thankfully, the Nova Alliance has joined forces with the Maple Alliance in an effort to repel Magnus and return Heliseum to its former glory.
Vulpes is home to the Pointy-Eared Foxes, who live in harmony in Fox Point Village. It is also where Shade awoke following his battle with the Black Mage.
What are “worlds” and “channels” in MapleStory? – Nexon
In MapleStory, a world is a set of servers that you connect to. Scania and Bera are examples of worlds. Content in different worlds is always the same, but each world has a different group of players and a distinct economy. Please keep in mind that characters created in a certain world usually cannot be transferred to other worlds, so it’s best to find out what world your friends are playing in before you create your character.
Channels are instances of the MapleStory game. Within each world, there are multiple channels where you can play, so if one channel is too crowded, you can move to a less-populated channel. All channels are exactly the same with the exception of the people playing in them.
MapleStory/Regional Servers | MapleWiki
MapleStory is a game which originates from South Korea that has gain worldwide popularity over the years since its launch in 2003. In order to cater to the players outside of South Korea, regional servers, along with their localised variations, were introduced around the globe.
All servers require players to play in their own regions where attempts of entering a different regional server may be unsuccessful as their IP addresses will usually be blocked by the server. Some servers’ registration processes also prevent foreign players from creating an account in the game. Moreover, due to physical constraints, players will experience lag if they play on servers outside of their own regional ones.
These servers are further divided into “worlds” where different communities and distinct economies exist within. The purpose of inputting several different worlds is diverting traffic to prevent overpopulation on one single world that can cause displeasure to one’s gaming experiences (e. g. the lack of training grounds for one to level up their characters).
2 MapleStory Korea
2. 1 Worlds
2. 2 Worlds (Tespia)
3 MapleStory Japan
3. 1 Worlds
4 MapleStory China
4. 1 Worlds
4. 2 World (Tespia)
5 MapleStory Global
5. 1 North America
5. 2 Europe
6. 1 Worlds
7 MapleStory Taiwan
7. 1 Worlds
MapleStory Korea (KR:메이플스토리 romaja: Meipeul Seutori), also known as KoreaMS or KMS, is the version of MapleStory that serves South Korea and the server timezone is KST (UTC+9). Its primary language is Korean. KoreaMS is owned and operated by NEXON Korea Co., Ltd..
MapleStory Japan (JP:メイプルストーリー romaji: Meipuru Sutōrī), also known as JapanMS or JMS, is the version of MapleStory that serves Japan and the server timezone is JST (UTC+9). Its primary language is Japanese. JapanMS is owned and operated by NEXON JP Co. Ltd..
JapanMS was temporarily closed on 13 March 2011 because of the tsunamis hitting northeastern Japan, but has resumed since 24 March 2011.
MapleStory China, officially called Adventure Island Online (CN:冒险岛 pinyin: mào xiǎn dǎo), also known as ChinaMS or CMS, is the version of MapleStory that serves China and the server timezone is CST (UTC+8). Its primary language is Simplified Chinese. ChinaMS is owned and operated by Shanghai Shulong Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
Until September 2019, there were 44 regular worlds in CMS. Due to population differences between worlds, worlds in all gateways were merged.
     World (Tespia)
CMST will generally be opened within 2-3 weeks before the end of the current version of the official server, and closed within 1-2 weeks after the version of the official server is updated, and meant to test the content of the next official server version update. The server date is usually 3-4 weeks ahead of exact date despite the server timezone is the same to official server. In addition to the follow-up of the original content of KMS, CMST may also test various overseas exclusive theme dungeons and activities earlier.
Obtaining a CMST account requires waiting for participating in the CMS official forum Tespia group recruiting activity. However, players cannot copy characters from the official server, and players must train a character from scratch, so CMST version updates will not erase players data.
MapleStory Global, also known as GlobalMS or GMS, is the version of MapleStory that serves North America, Oceania and Europe, but it has once served a global audience, excluding those from countries that already have their own version. The server timezone is UTC and its language is English. GlobalMS is owned and operated by NEXON America Inc..
Until August 2019, there were 17 regular worlds (Scania, Bera, Windia, Broa, Khaini, Mardia, Yellonde, Bellocan, Chaos, Kradia, Nova, Galicia, Renegades, Arcania, Zenith, El Nido, Demethos), and one Reboot world. Due to the huge population differences between the regular worlds, it was decided to merge all worlds besides Scania and Bera into two worlds: Aurora (consisted of Windia, Mardia, Yellonde, Bellocan, Chaos, Kradia, and Nova) and Elysium (consisted of Broa, Khaini, Galicia, Renegades, Arcania, Zenith, El Nido, and Demethos)
The European branch was founded in June 2016 after Nexon Europe, including MapleStory Europe (EMS) was migrated into Nexon America. The existing player base of EMS, who were playing at EMS servers Kradia and Demethos, were transferred into a world called Luna. In July 2018, a Reboot world was introduced, and it is referred to by the players as “EU Reboot” or “REUboot”, to distinguish it from the NA Reboot.
MapleStorySEA (South East Asia), also known as MapleSEA or simply MSEA, is the version of MapleStory that serves Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines and the server timezone is SGT (UTC+8). Its primary language is English, but the translation is entirely different that GMS’ one, being an almost direct translation from the Korean source. MapleSEA is owned and operated by AsiaSoft Online Pte. Ltd..
Due to huge population differences between the worlds, it was decided in March 2019 to merge all worlds in D2J alliance (Delphinus, Eridanus, Izar, Fornax, Gemini, Hercules and Jynarvis) into one world, called Draco.
MapleStory Taiwan (TW:新楓之谷 pinyin: xīn fēng zhī gǔ lit. New Maple Valley), also known as TaiwanMS or TMS, is the version of MapleStory that serves Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau and the server timezone is CST (UTC+8). Its primary language is Traditional Chinese. TaiwanMS is owned and operated by Gamania Digital Entertainment Co. Ltd.
↑ 1. 0 1. 1 On June 11th 2020, remaining worlds in Gateway of Wind are merged. The first world “Blue Snail” is renamed to “Lucid”, and remaining worlds are merged into one world “Will” (consisted of Shroom – Ligator, Ribbon Pig – Stone Golem, Lorang – Tortie, Lupin – White Rabbit, Yeti – Hector and Wild Kargo – Drake).
↑ 5月6日冒险岛军团来袭 大型合服活动第四弹. ChinaMS. On May 7th 2020, partial worlds in Gateway of Wind are merged into one world “Orchid” (consisted of Slime – Fire Boar, Jr. Necki – Pepe, Octopus – Star Pixie and Orange Mushroom).
↑ 3月26日冒险岛军团来袭 大型合服活动第三弹. On March 27th 2020, worlds in Gateway of Light are merged into one world “Damien” (consisted of Emerald, Black Crystal – Gold & Opal – Garnet, Diamond – Cat’s Eye Stone & Moon Rock, Topaz – Sapphire & Aquamarine – Star Rock, Amethyst – Black Pearl & Mars Stone).
↑ 4. 0 4. 1 On September 17th 2019, worlds in Gateway of Clouds are merged into one world “Hilla” (consisted of Maria, Alex, Cassandra and Moon Bunny), and the world “Seven Star Sword” in Gateway of Darkness is renamed to “Von Leon”.
↑ On November 22nd 2019, worlds in Gateway of Water are merged into one world “Magnus” (consisted of Lith Harbor – Edel & Ludibrium – Stein, Korean Folk Town – Pantheon & Rien – The Secret Garden, Ardentmill – Leafre & Mirror World, Elluel – Azwan & V5).
↑ MapleStory Service Migration. MapleStory Europe has migrated over to the Nexon Global Platform Launcher as of November 10 2016. GlobalMS. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
Frequently Asked Questions about maplestory worlds
How many worlds are in MapleStory?
Worlds. Until September 2019, there were 44 regular worlds in CMS. Due to population differences between worlds, worlds in all gateways were merged.
What is the difference between worlds in MapleStory?
In MapleStory, a world is a set of servers that you connect to. Scania and Bera are examples of worlds. Content in different worlds is always the same, but each world has a different group of players and a distinct economy. … Channels are instances of the MapleStory game.
Why is MapleStory shutting down?
The shutdown is ultimately due to the fact that the game, and its more recent rework, have failed to live up to expectations and will see the global servers, website, forums, and Discord server for MapleStory 2 turned off later this spring.Mar 18, 2020