Hello? This is GM Jacky.
You are all probably wondering what the Alpha testing will be like today.
In place of you, I will ask 'Nemi' 10 questions and she will answer them.
Have fun in Alpha Test and we will expect lots of help~
Q1. What is the goal for the Alpha Test?
A1. Just as it called, it is before the beta testing. Most games which are in Alpha are usually tested by the company itself but for Maplestory 2, we decided to open it up and invite players so they can have fun and test it out so when open testing is released, we want all of you to enjoy it.
Q2. So what kind of content is in this Alpha Test?
A2. It will have the basics of a RPG and a smart character customizing system. We also have bosses, minigames, and much more content.
Q3. Can we test the all of the 8 classes?
A3. For this test, even though it may be annoying, Berserker, Thief and Heavy Gunner cannot be tested. You will be able to test the 5 other classes though. We were deciding whether or not we should of put these 3 classes for testing but we concluded that it would be better to work on them.
Q4. What is the level cap?
A4. For the test, the level cap is level 25 although there are more levels beyond it prepared. We decided that because of the content and the length of the Alpha Test, we decided to cap it at level 25.
Q5. Will our characters be deleted :c?
A5. Yes, this Alpha Test we will be erasing all data saved. Deleting all your hard work hurts us a lot. However, through this test, many things will change so we cannot save all data. We would like you to understand.
Q6. When is the next test? When will it be officially released?
A6. We understand that you are waiting patiently for the next test but we do not know when the next test will be or when the official release will be ï¿½... ï¿½... . But important information will come out of the Alpha Test and instead of releasing maplestory 2 with no choice, we want to make release it when we think players will enjoy it. We will release news on it on our homepage. (P.S Open Beta is in December.)
Q7. In the Alpha Test, will there be a party/guild system?
A7. Yes, through the party system, you can level up with fellow tester and fight bosses together. However, the guild system is not in a state of readiness which is why it is not available. But outside the system, we have the "Fun Park" where the community can meet up using actions and the chat to make it a fun time.
Q8. Are there any changes since the supporters Alpha test?
A8. Last month, we gathered all the supporters to do an Alpha test which made us very nervous. Even now when we are doing the current one, we are very nervous. (-shakes-) Overall, they tested it thoroughly. Using the feedback we were able to make changes in the content. We even fixed a few bugs, and it was great time to go in a tutorial or just relax in the game. Thank you to ALL of the supporters~.
Q9. Looking at the videos, apart from you Nemi, there are lot's of women in the team. What kind of people are in the team for Maplestory 2?
A9. Now as we look at it.... Maplestory 2 has more women in the team from other games. ï¿½...ï¿½ï¿½...ï¿½ï¿½...ï¿½. People who already know will know this but the people who were in the team for 'Maplestory' are in the team for 'Maplestory 2' who are working very hard for it. Like 'Maplestory', we want it to be 'An area like a Park.'
Q10. Will we be able to play 'Maplestory 2' on our phones.
A10. Even though there are lots of phone carriers, because we made so players can enjoy on PC, we are arguing over if we should put on smartphones so when you rest you can conveniently play it on your phone. It is not yet discussed thoroughly which is why it is hard to explain to you. However you can always check for news on our Homepage.
Jacky: At the end of the test, we hope to get feedback from you.
Nemi: Even though there isn't much content, for the players who waited for Maplestory 2 for so long, we released the Alpha Test for You! I hope you have a fun and enjoyable time!
Credit: 21is21 did all the translating.
Hello? This is GM Jacky.