MapleStory is one of those "free" online worlds that earns its keep by charging users for in-game items (the same business model practiced by Habbo Hotel). So it's nice to hear that Nexon, the Korean company behind the MMO, is starting a tradition of offering Black Friday sales on the world's most popular items.

The sales will run from this Friday (you know, Black Friday), through Sunday, but only for short intervals at a time. In addition, special, rare items will be sold each day for one hour only. Check out the entire Black Friday sales schedule after the break. Happy Turkey Day, Maple citizens.

Sale schedule copied from the MapleStory website. All sale items will be in limited qualities, so Nexon recommends showing up early. If a player can not see the sale item, Nexon recommends exiting the Cash Shop, re-entering and clicking the "Event" section.

Friday, November 23
8:00 am - 10:00 am PST
11:00 am - 1:00 pm PST
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
* 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Saturday, November 24
8:00 am - 11:00 am PST
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST
* 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

Sunday, November 25
8:00 am - 11:00 am PST
11:00 am - 2:00 pm PST
* 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
* 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

* Special item being sold during this hour. If players are in the Cash Shop before the sale starts, they must exit and re-enter to see the special item.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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