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MS2.guru - MapleStory 2 Database Fansite

CandleCandle
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edited 5:28PM October 26, 2018 in General Chat
I have spent some months developing a database fan-site and I figured I would publicly disclose their availability for the players in the founder's pack headstart and in time for the official launch. MS2.guru is a database fan-site to find more information about skills, items, maps, NPCs, and other aspects of MapleStory 2 game information.

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Current information includes:
  • Leveling experience
  • Titles and which trophies unlock them
  • Skill information for each available class (including empowered versions of skills)
  • Dungeons, their missions, and their rewards
  • Quests and their rewards
  • Individual item, map, NPC, quest, and trophy information
  • Life skill information on crafting and gathering
  • Maid crafting information
  • Field boss timers
  • A recreation of the game's world map

Additionally, I have implemented a web-based template previewer for players making their own designs who cannot or do not want to boot up the game just to preview a change in their template, or people with computers incapable of running MapleStory 2 and image editing software simultaneously.

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It is lacking nearly all furniture at the moment, but it has every UGC clothing, weapon, and mount. This web application is completely client sided, so any previewed texture is not uploaded anywhere at any time. I have made 4096x4096 template textures for each model, so if you want near-pixel-perfect UV-mapped templates or were frustrated with the default templates, they are accessible by choosing a model and clicking on the template link. The regions of each template have been color-coded to make it easier to identify what portion of a texture is mapped to what part of the game model. I have also created a house planner, but the high number of furniture items causes it to load unpleasantly slowly and its styling and functionality have not been updated since May, so I have disabled it until I can address these issues.

There is still a lot I have to do - namely tertiary item details and other miscellaneous information - but I am open to suggestions for what can be improved or added. You can post any feedback or suggestions in this thread or through the website and I will be sure to read them.

Changes:
Posts titled "Site improvements" detail what was added/changed since the last "Site improvements" post.
https://ms2.guru/news/archive/
QaradoxicalLoqBakaAnikiAlilatiasTamieEleryaBebopcatkinHeartdonorHaurand 3 others.

Comments

  • LoqLoq
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    It seems like so much hard work and thought process went into this, so why is it just now that i found out about it? why is this not blowing up ????
  • LoqLoq
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    ok !!!

    for months, ever since Beta test 2 I have been asking everyone where the heck is the musical fountain or the uplifting tune quest, for months!!! and i ask the world chat, i ask the channel chat, i have ask the guild i have been in, i have asked the tria discord i have asked the ugc discord, but no one ..... No one knows.

    I went to google, i asked google in English, I asked Google in Korean, still i could not find this damn quest.

    and not just 10mins ago, i came across this nifty site, and i went to the quest section, and i was like " i bet they don't even have it " and to my surprise the quest was there Q,Q the heavens, the heavens has answered my damn question finally.

    not only was the quest there, the previous quest needed to do it was there also.

    Yall *ishes, yall been sleeping on this damn game, yall been sleeping on the good UGC, buying those damn akatsuki robe, NARUTO is over, its been over ever since episode 1 of boruto, and y'all been sleeping on this site. **** y'all.

    Finally got my Musical Aquamarine dye.
  • AlilatiasAlilatias
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    edited 10:41PM October 21, 2018
    You know what? I'm surprised this site has gotten like zero attention. It's really the only English resource site I've come across.

    You should also add in costume sets from the Korean version that haven't been released in Global yet. Moreover, weapon costume sets that come from the style crate since we cannot preview those in-game. There's no database of those besides scouring through the Korean website, and even that is incomplete as they tend to leave out a few weapon previews from their patch notes.
  • DemogaroseDemogarose
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    aaaaaaaand BOOKMARKED
  • CandleCandle
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    Since last sunday, I've added a page for boss timers and locations, life skill information, the various crafting recipes and bio information for assistants, and quest chapters. I've also made quest categorization more accurate and updated gear scores on individual pieces of equipment to be close, but not perfect, to values present in-game.
  • KinlaKinla
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    Is the site down? All I keep seeing now is a dabbing Mint. TT wTT
  • ClericeruClericeru
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    edited 7:16PM December 30, 2018
    From what I could gather, the guy left the game and the project. There's a reddit post, but I'm not going to link to it because I'm not sure if I can completely trust the content of the links in it.
  • MarionetteMarionette
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    Yes, its gone. Guru bro rolled odds and quit instead of continuing to continue daily chores like a wagecuck.
  • KinlaKinla
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    I see, shame, that 3D previewer for outfits was such a saving grace when I found out about the site, least I was able to use it for the short time I found it...thanks for the heads up, would have kept refresh checking otherwise haha.
  • DalsiaDalsia
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    edited 4:40PM December 31, 2018
    Marionette wrote: »
    Yes, its gone. Guru bro rolled odds and quit instead of continuing to continue daily chores like a wagecuck.

    FWIW I also quit the site that I was making. I created MS2 Network, and after playing the game for just 2 weeks realized it wasn't going to go over very well. I didn't even bother uploading the rest of the data to my database, or to put ads up on the site despite being approved to use AdSense.

    There's not a ton to be gained for such a massive amount of work, and the game is clearly in decline which makes it hard to foster a community on a 3rd party/fan website.
  • ClericeruClericeru
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    Dalsia wrote: »
    There's not a ton to be gained for such a massive amount of work, and the game is clearly in decline which makes it hard to foster a community on a 3rd party/fan website.

    I know other games have specific communities that like to pop up around things like role playing and crafting, but those are things seriously lacking enough to have their own communities. If I may ask, how much effort did you put into that site?
  • DalsiaDalsia
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    edited 9:12PM December 31, 2018
    Clericeru wrote: »
    Dalsia wrote: »
    There's not a ton to be gained for such a massive amount of work, and the game is clearly in decline which makes it hard to foster a community on a 3rd party/fan website.

    I know other games have specific communities that like to pop up around things like role playing and crafting, but those are things seriously lacking enough to have their own communities. If I may ask, how much effort did you put into that site?

    Quite a lot...

    The most difficult part was creating an entire forum system from scratch, though designing an efficient database (along with unencrypting all the game files) with proper relationships was a challenge as well due to the nature of the content in MS2. I also spent a lot of time learning how to really make things secure, which wasn't really important for this website, but I wanted to learn best practices for future projects.

    I won't go too much into it, but the website was honestly a lot of work, and my drive to continue the project declined once I saw what was happening to the game after the initial hype wore off.
  • CasszuneCasszune
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    edited 5:59AM January 2, 2019
    Found this thread after trying to test my designs on your design previewer and got mint dabbing.

    Sorry to hear about this. Thanks for helping out the UGC folks for as long as you did. It was a super useful tool and I miss it already.
    Kinla