Maplestory didn't feel the same. I felt ill of it. I had just turned 16 and was about to enter my second year of high school. I'd begun to create more and more friends offline. The more time I spent away from MapleStory 2 Mesos, the less I missed it. I was too busy stressing about my potential, my college prospects, and keeping up with my grades to even think about logging onto Maplestory. I'm not in touch with any of the friends I made all those years ago, but the time which I spent with them was equally as precious as the other friendships I made within the course of my entire life. All of my experiences, both negative and positive, taught me about myself and about the world. I must have the exact same psychological closeness and devastating betrayals that other middle schoolers needed in their social cliques, but rather of a school cafeteria, the background was the MapleStory 2arketplace. My childhood was different, since so much of my early socialization happened online, but my experiences are only as valuable as the adventures of others. It was far from a difference in my entire life. It was a basic part of nurturing that the individual I am today. Fantastic post - it is bizarre, I have been playing tons of video games since I was 5 (I was born at 83), but I did all of my online interacting through internet forums and chats. I played MUDs but did this with buddies in real life, apart from that I had a horrible NYC public net link (it took about 45 minutes to link and frequently disconnected) before I went into school. Playing MMOs was unquestionably not possible with that internet connection and I never heard about Ultima and this type of online gaming until I started playing beta WoW. I wish I'd know about this stuff as a child, I would have enjoyed it. When I was younger, some of whom I'm still in contact 20, I made some good friends online. I remember trying to go to a friend's house where he'd quicker internet so that I could download the installer, then burn it onto a CD, then bring it home and install it. Had some nostalgia feelings and redownloaded it. . .and uninstalled it fairly speedy haha. Turns out it was not updated for contemporary resolutions. There's a mobile model coming out in some point and maybe I'll find that simply to poke around and see if I can visit places I remember from my childhood. MapleStory might be with Official MapleStory 2 Wiki. I remember I installed it as a friend (I do not even remember who) wanted me to play it with them. I think that it was in beta at the time. I liked it at first, but it introduced me to all of the things I would find I despise about MMOs who have since made me swear off them. I had a buddy who had been big into Neopets who had a similar betrayal. She was friends with another woman on the internet and this girl knew her password, and yet one day she shifted it so that my friend couldn't get into her own accounts anymore. My friend was so upset that she never went back to Neopets back again.