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We're coming up on half a year now: Fix Rankings

The Blue CorsairThe Blue Corsair
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edited April 2017 in General Chat
As of November of 2016, six months ago, the Rankings for all regions has been broken and character images have not been working for ALL players.

This effects more than just the main MapleStory site; other fansites including Nexon's own official fan-sites have been negatively impacted by this, requiring developers to no longer support the character rankings or otherwise get a character's image. Players also no longer have a way to visually see their own characters or other friends.

Global MapleStory is the only service that is effected by this issue as all other regions including MapleStory Korea have very well designed rankings from both a front-end and back-end perspective.

It's been enough time. The amount of work required to get character images generating again should not be so resource-heavy that it has been completely abandoned and become an after thought. There has not once been any official response as to why it has been one of the longest standing issues with the main site and I wish it were resolved.

The countless threads reporting this:

http://forums.maplestory.nexon.net/discussion/9603/so-about-the-rankings/p1 (mine, from back in January)

http://forums.maplestory.nexon.net/discussion/9883/player-ranking-images/p1
http://forums.maplestory.nexon.net/discussion/9693/avatars-broken-on-the-rankings/p1
http://forums.maplestory.nexon.net/discussion/comment/30526
http://forums.maplestory.nexon.net/discussion/comment/30525

The MapleStory community contains an amazing collection of individuals who are willing to dedicate their time at no cost to benefiting others, which would include providing whatever coding is necessary or resources to be able to have an actually functioning ranking for players.
MaplerOver9000HHG1tggt00

Comments

  • AKradianAKradian
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    edited April 2017
    The rankings should be fixed.
    By paid staff.
    I would not want to see anyone outside the company given the type of access to character data that they would need to generate the images.
  • HHG1HHG1
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    edited April 2017
    Hoping they also take the time to do some reorganizing. Like putting classes in their designated category (ie Blaster in the Resistance section) as well as separating Reboot from the main Overall and Job rankings for obvious reasons.
    MaplerOver9000
  • QuickDrawerQuickDrawer
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    edited April 2017
    and here I thought I was the only one
  • JushiroNetJushiroNet
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    edited April 2017
    SadVirgin wrote: »
    as well as separating Reboot from the main Overall and Job rankings for obvious reasons.

    this is probably the most important.
  • LagTooMuchLagTooMuch
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    edited April 2017
    affects* not effects just saying...lol

    yes ! fix thissssst alreeady !
  • SasisSasis
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    edited April 2017
    What about the actual SOCIAL aspects of this game:
    - Guild Party Quest
    - Crimsonwood Keep Party Quest


    GPQ is dead since god knows when, but they promised CWKPQ was going to be fixed by the end of last year. It's just so funny how they ignore the things that would bring back some cooperative instinct on players and make ppl get together for an actual profitable reason and instead keep pumping and pumping more content that brings you to just decide to do it alone.
  • The Blue CorsairThe Blue Corsair
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    edited April 2017
    AKradian wrote: »
    The rankings should be fixed.
    By paid staff.
    I would not want to see anyone outside the company given the type of access to character data that they would need to generate the images.

    The rankings being broken doesn't necessarily have to relate to the backend or otherwise access to a database. That was focused more so on the idea of them using something that has been developed as open-source (like on Github) to create a working solution. Keep in mind, 90% of the main site is created with open source scripting as well!

    Obviously, preferably coded by Nexon but at this rate..
  • MomTeresaMomTeresa
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    edited April 2017
    maple won't grow without ranking being fixed
  • BruiseBruise
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    edited May 2017
    Well, it doesn't look good when there are recurring issues like this. I wouldn't get your hopes up too much for a quick fix, but you can do other things, just don't worry about them too much.