(7/1/2004)- Nexus 6th Anniversary - This weekend we celebrate the sixth year of Nexus
since it went commercial! Nearly eight years since we started the beta US version, and 10
years since the original Nexus started in Korea.
From it's humble beginnings in the computer labs of KAIST Nexus has changed and expanded
a great deal. When I first took over Nexus almost 3 years ago I had some very grand plans
for what I wanted to do with the game, and the direction I wanted to take it. Since then
I have learnt a lot more about the community, and what it really takes to run a game. Many
of my original plans and ideas have had to change, or be abandoned all together; while dreams
are nice, implementation is a different matter.
At the start my main goal was to convert Nexus into a much more stable game, with a long life
potential. Over the last few years I have seen many other games, both variants of Nexus as well
as offerings from other companies, come and go, rise up and fall down, and through it all Nexus
has remained a constant. We have never been the biggest, and never will be, but we have been
a constant part of many people’s lives. Like a family I look at Nexus as something that will
be here for a long time to come. A simple and fun place where friends and family from all over
the world can come together and enjoy being together.
The last year has been filled with efforts to really fill out the game in many ways, and as we
look to the future to make additions that will fill out the game. Recently we have finished
negotiating access to previously unused graphics for Nexus, and over the last few months have
been slowly adding these to the game for people to enjoy.
But the biggest addition is still to come! Over the last three weeks we have been putting the
finishing touches on a brand new hunting area. With the game being around this long it has many
players have surpassed the current hunting areas of the game, and so on Wednesday, July the 7th,
at around 1PM (PST) we will be opening the Vortex, also called "Mythic 2", which will offer new
challenges to players where Mythic 1 stops. This is another 12 caves, in 3 levels, like the
original Mythic nexus.
These new caves have over a hundred new items, with new graphics. But that is not all that is
new, the AI (Artificial Intelligence) of the bosses will be using a brand new system which
makes them a much greater challenge. Unlike anything else seen previously in Nexus these bosses
will be much more challenging, and have new secrets to discover to get a hold of all their
Also there is proof of an alliance between the Pirates, Ogre army, and a third party that has
been discovered over the last few weeks. Nobody is sure where this will lead yet, but one thing
I can promise is that like the ChiZao event last year this promises to open up some interesting
new things for everybody.
Time for me to return to work, so once again I am glad to say we wish you a happy anniversary
from everybody at Nexon! I look forward to seeing you all in Nexus for a long time to come.