We know that all of you here are extremely excited to access the MapleStory Private Test Server (PTS) and we know that you are also disappointed that it has been delayed further.
We would like to sincerely apologize for these delays and hope your interest and participation in our PTS is not diminished as a result.
For a long time now, a large portion of our community has been voicing their desire to see a PTS for MapleStory, and we are excited to bring this opportunity to our players again. Our goal for the PTS is to provide players another avenue to actively contribute to the improvement of MapleStory.
In our excitement, we also wanted to bring players into our testing environment as early as possible. As we made preparations for our original opening date of August 8th, we unfortunately met some logistical and technical hurdles that caused us our team to reassess our aforementioned goal for PTS.
Our teams have been spending countless hours over the past few days and are continuing to resolve various issues that would have diminished the player experience and overall effectiveness of the PTS. We wanted to bring you all into our testing process, but we also wanted to make sure that our service for PTS does not severely hamper your ability to report issues or provide meaningful feedback. Ultimately, we reassessed our PTS and felt we weren’t ready to open access as early as we had hoped.
We would like to take a step back and do a more thorough review of the entire PTS service to ensure you are provided with the best ability to contribute to the improvement of MapleStory.
Our new target for opening PTS is now:
PDT: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 3:00 PM
EDT: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM
CEST: Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:00 AM
AEST: Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:00 AM
Thank you all for your continued patience and understanding as we work towards opening PTS. As a token of our apology, everyone who logs into the PTS when access is opened, will receive a special gift for their live account characters. Details on this gift will be provided later.
We will continue to do our best and hope to see you all in the PTS soon.
Please do not submit a ticket for PTS related questions and bugs. Report all issues on our official PTS forum here.