Originally Posted by Joephis19
Maple Story LOOKS similar to Terraria, however, I've only looked at Terraria and havent played it.
Maplestory is honestly a grind fest. I play it, but not often. It's easy enough to level up now, but I'm not going to support the game. The community isn't as "gamer" like as commentators in WoW and such, the game is all about looks of your character and such, and then leveling, either by killing monsters over and over again or doing these things called "party quests" where a whole party basically does a mission and gets a huge amount of xp at the end. Since the quests you do by yourself have small amounts of xp, it's not even worth the time doing them unless they give you good items.
Honestly, the reason I play it is that it's the only game I know that doesn't really force you to use the cash shop to improve your character. You can buy better hair and stuff for your character...but that's about it. There's also some randomized vending machines called "Gachupons" which you can buy tickets for that give you really good items that you can sell.
If you want to try it, you can give it a shot, but it's honestly an anime-themed grindfest that's treated like an MSN client by most of it's users. So, don't get mad if you try it and think its bad