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MapleStory Community Meet Up - Applications CLOSED

ArwooArwoo
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edited November 3 in Contests and Events
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Howdy, Maplers!
We're nearing that exciting part of the year and there's a lot of new upcoming content that we want to share with everyone. However, with so many Maplers spread around the world and us being located in Southern California, we've kept a large portion of our interactions with Maplers behind the screen. Due to this, we wanted to open up an opportunity that's more personal and memorable to those who can attend.

Come hang out with the MapleStory team, community guest stars, and various talents for this special occasion!
Please see the rules and information of this event below:

- The event will be taking place on: November 17, 2017 (Optional November 18th event as well!)
- The event will take place at: El Segundo, CA
- Participants must be 18 years or over to apply
- The sole responsibility in regards to transportation and arriving at the venue is on each participant (try not to be late!!!)
- Additional information and details of the event schedule will be provided to applicants that are selected
- Applicants that are selected will be added onto our guest list. All individuals who aren't on the guest list, but show an appearance at the venue will be escorted out.

What to Expect:

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Please note that the applications are now closed.
Complete your application here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JHV68KR

Special Guests:

Z4yCleW.pngMisusingTV: https://www.twitch.tv/misusingtv
"I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone who will be attending and let's have some fun!"

FIum3sV.pngZeroByDivide: https://www.twitch.tv/zerobydivide
"Feeling really excited everyone. Can't let any nerves take away from amazing Maple opportunities!"

NQpP3N7.pngMechSoySauce: https://www.twitch.tv/mechsoysauce
"I can't wait to see all the Maplers and see what events Nexon has in store for us at their HQ!"

J0eJ7Yi.png Kiki Kabuki: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialKikiKabuki/
"Are you pumped for the meet-up? So am I!! I really can't wait to meet you all and have a blast together! See you there real soon!"
Can't wait to see you there!
Arwoo & the Community Team
MegaSciencebumbertyrscholar624LeeTbeats

Comments

  • DaxterbeerDaxterbeer
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    edited October 25
    Darn it
    Darn it
    Darn it
    Darn it
    Darn it

    I live in New York and my folks don't have time nor can they afford a roundtrip plane ticket to send me to California.
    PrinceClaudylileManicpandabunnies
  • PrinceClaudyPrinceClaudy
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    edited October 25
    Daxterbeer wrote: »
    Darn it
    Darn it
    Darn it
    Darn it
    Darn it

    I live in New York and my folks don't have time nor can they afford a roundtrip plane ticket to send me to California.

    At least you live in USA let alone North America :| I'm from Europe :v
    Nibbochaoscauser
  • DaxterbeerDaxterbeer
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    edited October 25
    Daxterbeer wrote: »
    Darn it
    Darn it
    Darn it
    Darn it
    Darn it

    I live in New York and my folks don't have time nor can they afford a roundtrip plane ticket to send me to California.

    At least you live in USA let alone North America :| I'm from Europe :v

    If it makes you any better, I never been on a plane and I'm 20.
  • AKradianAKradian
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    edited October 25
    I'm sure you'll all be relieved to read that that is way too far away for me.
    Have fun, whoever is going.
    Arwoo wrote:
    Hands on play-through of upcoming content
    Speaking of which, will Tespia be reopening for this patch?
  • PhantomMasterThiefPhantomMasterThief
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    edited October 26
    Daxterbeer wrote: »
    Daxterbeer wrote: »
    Darn it
    Darn it
    Darn it
    Darn it
    Darn it

    I live in New York and my folks don't have time nor can they afford a roundtrip plane ticket to send me to California.

    At least you live in USA let alone North America :| I'm from Europe :v

    If it makes you any better, I never been on a plane and I'm 20.

    Don't worry i'm 18, and never been on an airplane nor a train/subway, and i'm not from the US as well.

    i hope everyone else have fun though! , it's nice to see them doing something like that, i wanted to suggest something like this.

    i hope i could somehow come. :P

    Have FUN guys!

    giphy.webp
  • PetalmagicPetalmagic
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    edited October 26
    Hmm...to apply, or not to apply. -checks college schedule-
    Leoo1212
  • FennekinFennekin
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    edited October 26
    Oh wow, I'm actually gonna be in that area on a work trip next month lol. I'm sure I can take a day off for this though :o
  • xNailKaiserxNailKaiser
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    edited October 26
    I'm up in the Central Valley. I wouldn't mind if I could take the day off and do the tour, though I probably would be the oldest guy in the group. :D
  • AKradianAKradian
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    edited October 27
    Arwoo wrote: »
    What to Expect:
    • Tour of the Nexon Office
    • Lunch with the MapleStory Team
    • Hands on play-through of upcoming content
    • Q&A/Meet with a Special Guest (More details coming soon)
    • Meet/Signing with a Special Guest (More details coming soon)
    • Q&A Panel with MapleStory Content Creators/Guest Stars (More details coming soon)
    • Open Discussion of anything Maple with the Nexon MapleStory Team
    • Various Competitions for Exclusive MapleStory Prizes
    • Dinner with the MS Team

    Will the invitees be allowed to write down or even videotape the bolded events, and disseminate the information to the rest of the community?
  • CoppersannCoppersann
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    edited October 27
    It would be cool to come and visit! :)
  • OkhuraOkhura
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    edited October 27
    Coppersann wrote: »
    It would be cool to come and visit! :)

    Take a picture of me with you so I can be there in spirit :D
  • NeospectorNeospector
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    edited October 27
    AKradian wrote: »
    Will the invitees be allowed to write down or even videotape the bolded events, and disseminate the information to the rest of the community?

    In my experience from last time, no. There was a small NDA that prevented us from talking about content until it had been officially announced, most likely to prevent people from announcing features that weren't working and had to be retconned and such. Makes sense, considering I personally mistook one NPC for another while I was there and got super excited for an event that never came. Video tapes would be especially discouraged if that's true, however they did follow us around with a video camera of their own all day, so there's that.

    I don't know if they're doing anything different this year, though in my personal opinion I don't think you'll be able to video-tape yourself to share, at least not in the way I think you're talking about.
    You should be able to take pictures, though, as long as you're not doing something ridiculous like spying on one of the computer screens or snapping pictures of someone who doesn't want to be photographed.

    In short, I would assume it's the same rules we had during Tespia, more or less for the same reasons. I can't confirm that officially, but that's the safest thing to assume.
  • AKradianAKradian
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    edited October 27
    Neospector wrote: »
    AKradian wrote: »
    Will the invitees be allowed to write down or even videotape the bolded events, and disseminate the information to the rest of the community?

    In my experience from last time, no. There was a small NDA that prevented us from talking about content until it had been officially announced, most likely to prevent people from announcing features that weren't working and had to be retconned and such. Makes sense, considering I personally mistook one NPC for another while I was there and got super excited for an event that never came. Video tapes would be especially discouraged if that's true, however they did follow us around with a video camera of their own all day, so there's that.

    I don't know if they're doing anything different this year, though in my personal opinion I don't think you'll be able to video-tape yourself to share, at least not in the way I think you're talking about.
    You should be able to take pictures, though, as long as you're not doing something ridiculous like spying on one of the computer screens or snapping pictures of someone who doesn't want to be photographed.

    In short, I would assume it's the same rules we had during Tespia, more or less for the same reasons. I can't confirm that officially, but that's the safest thing to assume.

    That's why I bolded only the Q&A and Open Discussion bits, not the "playthrough of upcoming content" (I'd also thank you to delete the first two of my near-duplicate posts. The third one is how I wanted it. I still can't edit my posts). Assuming they actually Answer any Questions and do real Open (transparent and communicative) Discussion, that is.

  • ArwooArwoo
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    edited October 30
    AKradian wrote: »
    Will the invitees be allowed to write down or even videotape the bolded events, and disseminate the information to the rest of the community?

    Video taping from each participant will be allowed if asked first and depending on the content that's being recorded. We are planning on releasing a number of videos capturing the event and specific portions of the event. We will be releasing a video on the ones you've bolded onto our official channels.

    We're actually bringing over some special guests for the sole purpose of sharing their experience and discussing the topics we cover with the community!
    chaoscauserAKradian
  • pandabunniespandabunnies
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    edited October 30
    I wish I lived near California now. So far away. . .
  • duelghostduelghost
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    edited October 30
    When should the winners expect to receive an e-mail for it?
  • ArwooArwoo
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    edited October 31
    duelghost wrote: »
    When should the winners expect to receive an e-mail for it?

    Sometime this week. Most likely we will be sending it out tomorrow!
    Also, please don't be discouraged if you weren't selected for this event.

    We do plan on having more of these in the future and we want to give more chances to meet new faces!
  • TwizzzlersTwizzzlers
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    edited October 31
    Arwoo wrote: »
    duelghost wrote: »
    When should the winners expect to receive an e-mail for it?

    Sometime this week. Most likely we will be sending it out tomorrow!
    Also, please don't be discouraged if you weren't selected for this event.

    We do plan on having more of these in the future and we want to give more chances to meet new faces!

    Next time you should pay the winners for the trip to different states. I mean I live on the East Coast and would love it one day to see the company one day!
    MegaScience
  • EvanelleOnyxEvanelleOnyx
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    edited November 2
    Sorry for pestering, I know you fielded nearly this same question a few days ago - Have emails been sent yet and will this thread be updated with the guest list soon? I'd like to know if I should stop doing price comparisons on a theoretical trip to California, haha! (It never hurts to be prepared!)
    Thank you!
  • ArwooArwoo
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    edited November 2
    We'll be reaching out to those we selected tomorrow via email! Everything will be updated tomorrow. :)
    EvanelleOnyx