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Belgian restrictions

AngryYoshiAngryYoshi
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edited September 3 in Rants and Raves
I've been playing Maplestory for a while. I know that the most important items in the game are cubes. And since the Belgian law update happened, us Belgian players are not able to buy them in any way together with many other useful items. I understand why Nexon made this decision. But is there really no replacement for us? Do we lose the ability to buy those items and get nothing else instead? I don't think that's fair.

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  • AggraphineAggraphine
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    edited September 3
    This is a matter exclusive to your country and its laws. Thinking it "fair" or not has no bearing. And honestly? Good on Belgium for putting their foot down regarding this loot box garbage that's infested so many things nowadays. I can only hope that more and more countries follow suit.

    As for the nexon-specific part, they likely only saw two ways to go: either restricting Belgian players from being able to buy random-chance items, or completely block Belgian players from the game.
    HuskyDMdarik
  • HHG1HHG1
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    edited September 3
    Are Belgian reboot players not able to buy cubes still?
  • WONDERGUYWONDERGUY
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    edited September 4
    nvm yolo belgians
    but its not only belgium
    its way more countrys in EU but nexon are clever and hide well i guess .... sadly...
    interesting


    6months ago~
    we are still discussing and looking into the issue. We'll try to update the community as soon as possible
  • AggraphineAggraphine
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    edited September 4
    @Ghiblee

    :eyes:
  • HuskyDMHuskyDM
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    edited September 4
    Aggraphine wrote: »
    This is a matter exclusive to your country and its laws. Thinking it "fair" or not has no bearing. And honestly? Good on Belgium for putting their foot down regarding this loot box garbage that's infested so many things nowadays. I can only hope that more and more countries follow suit.

    As for the nexon-specific part, they likely only saw two ways to go: either restricting Belgian players from being able to buy random-chance items, or completely block Belgian players from the game.

    I wish the game's progression wasn't so incredibly dependent on random stats given by an item that requires purchasing in obscene quantities. I hope the loot box laws spread deeper in the industry soon.
    AngryYoshiWONDERGUY
  • WONDERGUYWONDERGUY
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    edited September 5
    HuskyDM wrote: »

    I wish the game's progression wasn't so incredibly dependent on random stats given by an item that requires purchasing in obscene quantities. I hope the loot box laws spread deeper in the industry soon.

    sadly it wont, there is allways loopholes for them or in worst case just get restrction like belgium,netherelands or start offer them [redacted].

    gamble p2w its huge thing allover gameing industry (bilions of dollars each year) so its hard to go away
    even showing the rates law didnt change much (who know if the rates are still correct in GMS ) [1] [2]

    also most of them claim that lootbox its not gamble you allways "win"
    but if casino offer "cheap" drink for each 10$ spin its gamble its their logic

    but oh well it is what it is, there is still our decision so carefull what you fall in for before its to late~
  • darikdarik
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    edited October 10
    Cant wait for this law to come to the rest of europe so this gamble bullshit ends on all this type of games, im tired of spending a sht ton of dollars and the rewards being so random and shitty that i can end with even worse things than before or with not winning anything good at all, srsly if i want to gamble i go to a fking casino, not to a kids videogame
    WONDERGUYHuskyDM
  • AggraphineAggraphine
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    edited October 10
    darik wrote: »
    Cant wait for this law to come to the rest of europe so this gamble bullshit ends on all this type of games, im tired of spending a sht ton of dollars and the rewards being so random and shitty that i can end with even worse things than before or with not winning anything good at all, srsly if i want to gamble i go to a fking casino, not to a kids videogame

    Death to gacha trash
  • WONDERGUYWONDERGUY
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    edited October 10
    darik wrote: »
    Cant wait for this law to come to the rest of europe so this gamble bullshit ends on all this type of games, im tired of spending a sht ton of dollars and the rewards being so random and shitty that i can end with even worse things than before or with not winning anything good at all, srsly if i want to gamble i go to a fking casino, not to a kids videogame

    its not gamble if you "win" something each time you spin/open box (the logic i wont forgot)
    casinos :
    its time to offer "free" flavored water to our customers so they win something

    tenor.gif?itemid=3538066

    btw i rather gamble in casino/online sport beting too where i feel more safe with my money and more satisfied
    but like i said everyone with their own will/decisions
  • AllowedAllowed
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    edited October 19
    WONDERGUY wrote: »
    HuskyDM wrote: »

    I wish the game's progression wasn't so incredibly dependent on random stats given by an item that requires purchasing in obscene quantities. I hope the loot box laws spread deeper in the industry soon.

    sadly it wont, there is allways loopholes for them or in worst case just get restrction like belgium,netherelands or start offer them [redacted].

    gamble p2w its huge thing allover gameing industry (bilions of dollars each year) so its hard to go away
    even showing the rates law didnt change much (who know if the rates are still correct in GMS ) [1] [2]

    also most of them claim that lootbox its not gamble you allways "win"
    but if casino offer "cheap" drink for each 10$ spin its gamble its their logic

    but oh well it is what it is, there is still our decision so carefull what you fall in for before its to late~

    Lootboxes aren't banned in the Netherlands lol.
  • WONDERGUYWONDERGUY
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    edited October 19
    Allowed wrote: »
    Lootboxes aren't banned in the Netherlands lol.
    lootbox arent banned anywhere its just gamble regulations that limit them like casinos
    but nexon its stuborn and allways find way to go around that gamble regulation (which is trend in p2w games)
    as i know eu and asia allready made the law about it but most countries dont act on law
    (some cus bilion $ a year revenue this gamble loophole make some cus corruption in their country)
    korea allready made restrictions (some of them nexonCEO talked as reason of selling company)
    they go far and even limit overall spendings and more

    https://www.shacknews.com/article/104291/south-korea-fines-free-to-play-game-publishers-for-shady-loot-box-practices