Although new players may think that MapleStory is only about leveling up and hunting monsters, MapleStory is also a place to socialize. With the Maple Messenger, buddy lists, guilds, and family system, MapleStory is a typical MMORPG, where users don't always have to hunt monsters and level up, they can take a break and chat whenever and to whomever they like.
Several versions of the game for specific countries or regions are available, they were published by different companies. There are localized versions of South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Southeast Asia, Europe, Brazil, and Vietnam. All other players play in the global version. In each version
A variety of "world" role, and only the player can create up to 15 characters(Maple Story Meso) in each world.
All players are only given 3 slots in each world, to have another character(Maplestory powerleveling), players must buy a character slot from the Cash Shop. In most versions, characters, items, and mesos are not transferable between worlds, but Global was the first version that added the ability to transfer characters between worlds with a Cash Shop item.