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Developer Comments on Opinions Left on the Discussion Board (3/25/2021)


The dreaded blue Maple Admin banner once again… this time it’s comments from the developers about things people posted on the discussion board!

Hello. This is MapleStory.

Before we begin, we apologize to the users who felt frustrated that there were no responses from the development team about the opinions that were shared on the discussion board for not giving our thoughts more quickly. The discussion board is being reorganized to become a more effective place of discussion, but until that reorganization is complete, we will share our thoughts on the opinions of users through a notice at least once a month.

In this notice, we will share what the development team has been thinking about the discussion board posts from 3/9~3/24. During this period, there were a total of 2,961 opinions posted on the discussion board, and the content was the following.

Discussion Board Opinions

※ The chart has been organized based on the number of posts. ※
※ If a post contained multiple content, it was categorized based on the post title or representative opinion. ※
※ Click the image for full size! ※

First of all, we would like to share the position of the development team on the topics that have attracted the most attention recently from the information collected above, such as the customer conference and the proxy growth titled ‘부주’.

We also had a lot of thoughts about the customer conference, and as we said in the [Sharing the Customer Conference Schedule] notice, we considered a variety of situations and proceeded with the current method. More than anything, we think the main concern from users is that this customer conference will be finished after this one-off session, and there will no room to talk openly with the development team in the future. Once again, we promise that we will have a place of continuous communication rather than a conference which ends after this one time, and that next time we will prepare a place where a wider variety of people can attend.

Proxy growth, titled ‘부주’, is an area that the development team has many thoughts about. Proxy growth is basically very vulnerable security-wise and there is also the possibility of direct loss of goods. In addition, game usage may be restricted due to abnormal game play during proxy growth, and there are situations where the ID owners who do not know the situation misunderstand that it is an incorrect restriction.
Officially, MapleStory does not recommend any type of proxy gameplay, including proxy growth. Since proxy gameplay shares personal information with others, MapleStory has not previously helped with problems arising from these situations and will continue to maintain this stance in the future. Until now, game usage has not been restricted based solely on proxy growth and proxy gameplay. On one hand, our intention was to not limit the various possibilities that could occur in the RPG genre, but it is also impossible to tell whether or not proxy gameplay is taking place based on game usage records alone.
However, starting from this notice, MapleStory promises to actively respond to situations that fall under the Proxy Gameplay Penalty Act. Proxy gameplay, including proxy growth with compensated work, will be subject to investigation requests based on the amendment to the Game Industry Promotion Act (Proxy Gameplay Penalty Act) which took effect on June 25, 2019. We will supplement our operation policy as soon as possible and give a clearer standard on the restriction of proxy gameplay.

In addition, through the [Notice for Major Changes during the Client 1.2.118 Official Update], we talked about the decisions we made based on the opinions left on the discussion boards from players who played the test server. In the future, we will inform players with a corresponding notice for each patch so you can clearly understand how the opinions given by test world users were reflected in the official updates.

We know that from the opinions that users left on the discussion board such as convenience, system, content, and jobs, they are all areas which users feel discomfort from and even a single part cannot be neglected. Nevertheless, since we summarized the opinions of users, we were concerned that this was a limitation that could create a situation where the direction we applied would conflict depending on the content of each opinion. Therefore, for the more critical issues, both users and the development team can first focus and discuss improvements one-by-one.

The first part we would like to discuss with users is ‘level up difficulty’. Levelling up is the basis of RPG games and can be called the key axis of growth. However, for this part, we saw opinions discussing the difficulty, and we also saw situations where the opinions on ‘level up difficulty’ were mentioned during discussions on proxy growth. Therefore, the development team would like to raise the priority on this issue and hear various opinions from users. We request that you share your thoughts on acquiring experience to level up and the level growth experience on the discussion board. We will collect the valuable opinions given by users and inform you about the development team’s thoughts through another notice.
Of course, we will be checking all opinions given to us, and if further discussions are needed, we will make preparations so that they can be discussed according to our priorities.

We think that this process of listening to users’ opinions and sharing the development team’s thoughts on those opinions is part of ‘communication’. Currently, we have many shortcomings, but we will work continuously and show our progress.

Thank you.

  1. Manu
    March 25, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    I wish someone could bring up the need for multiple characters, to play endgame content you need to have 15+ classes and multiple level 200s, you just can’t play with just one main and it’s an annoying time sink

    • Anonymous
      March 25, 2021 at 12:49 pm

      Would you rather have more RNG and paid systems to gain stats? Or are you asking for stats for free? Legion is a cheap and accessible way to strengthen your character, if you think it’s an “annoying time sink” I don’t think this is the game, or discussion for you.

    • Anonymous
      March 25, 2021 at 1:14 pm

      I love legion and links skills, it diversifies game play and let’s you test classes without wasting time (you get something in return, legion levels).

    • Anonymous
      March 26, 2021 at 12:25 am

      there’s no “need” to have multiple characters for endgame content. you can certainly play with just one main. you’re just upset that others get rewarded for time-sinking into things that you don’t want to do

  2. fuck the ccp discord
    March 25, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    Toblii is a rat

    • acitro593
      March 25, 2021 at 11:00 pm

      Who the heck is Toblii?

      • Anonymous
        April 12, 2021 at 8:54 pm

        a rat

  3. Chinavirus
    March 25, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Maxine Milkers free speech zone.

  4. Anonymous
    March 25, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    How is the POS still alive? You people are drones…

  5. Anonymous
    March 25, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Expand link slots :eyes:

  6. Anonymous
    March 26, 2021 at 1:23 am

    what the hell is proxy gameplay?

    • Max
      March 26, 2021 at 10:02 am

      Someone else playing on your account

  7. Anonymous
    March 27, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Lol, Nexon and their fucking bullshit… Why don’t they even fucking stop and think for a second why will players resort to proxy gameplay in the first place? Making exp growth so bad that players need to spend close to 100 hours for like, a level up in the 260s-270s? (Take note KMS has no kannas) And yet at the same time locking boss-es like black mage at a lv 265 requirement and the player needing to be around lv 275 to get rid of the damage penalty?

    And now that they have already raised the cap to 300 but the exp curve from lv 250 onwards has still not being touched? Are you fucking kidding me nexon? Or are you expecting players to dump hundreds or thousands of hours for 1 level up in the 280s/290s?

    • Anonymous
      March 30, 2021 at 5:38 am

      Agreed. They’re like doctors prescribing medicine for your symptoms without addressing the root cause of your illness.

    • Anonymous
      March 31, 2021 at 8:46 am


  8. Bruno
    March 30, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    whoever wants to defend nexon saying lvl is good, give me a picture of char lvl 300 itself.
    For me, a reasonable game would only go until lvl 210,220 would stop there.another discussion why classes are the same? reinforce the pink bean and make it permanent.

  9. April 8, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    On the last part about exp growth….I started to die a little on the inside when I saw the copy and paste type reply

    “on the discussion board. We will collect the valuable opinions given by users and inform you about the development team’s thoughts through another notice.
    Of course, we will be checking all opinions given to us, and if further discussions are needed, we will make preparations so that they can be discussed according to our priorities.”

    All I see is…

    “We hear what you’re saying…We’ll put it in the pile junk mail and say we’re doing something but really we don’t care”

    I get that this is a grindy MMORPG but even I think I hit my limit on the grind

  10. Anonymous
    April 8, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    if u dont enjoy grinding…. stop doing it… if enough players refuse to grind and just jump on the event quests for typhoon growths over time, my main has not missed any exp growth potions and has grinded the minimum possible for events to earn them and my main has leveled from 250-260 solely off these growth potions(all exp potions every single one ever released that are usable 250+) and that has been like 3 years or so of mimimum participation and not missing a single one. i am at over 8k legion and i am soo done with grinding in this game, i rather stick a burning needle into my skin. boycott totems plz, it is an unhealthy addition to reg servers and u better believe Nexon is figured a way to profit in secret from all the botters mesos sellers. when was the last time nexon was ddos’ed by the asian farmers for not working a secret deal with em. Clearly any of the discord meso purchases with real life money. Nexon is getting a kick back from certain BIG meso farmers/sellers. the fuckers dont balance classes so your 22* 5 line near perfect full build on heroe or blade master… easily solo black mage but oh no you chose x old class put the same gear set up in all 22* 5/6 line near perfect gear and suddenly it is sitting 10 dojo floors with the same gear funding. these prics are blantany fucking with us to try to force us to move to a new class to keep spending fuck these douche bags and the exploitative way they are doing business… complain about foreign extortion through kids gambling casinos to your local governments!

  1. April 29, 2021 at 12:29 pm

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