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how inflation makes some content worthless & ideas
in GMS reg server, meso is roughly 10-20 times more inflated than KMS. this deeply affects early game gameplay and meso making for free to play or low funded players: things like boss crystals and usus become pretty much worthless because everything costs way more than on KMS but those meso rewards are fixed values. on KMS ursus is considered the best early game meso source.
additionally, GMS only accessories like commerci and gollux are too good for how easy they are to obtain and essentially make boss accessories or any other early game content worthless for early meso making.
of course, there's also the well known problem of botters making elite farming worthless which is a huge hit to the economy in itself and difficult to address
all of this results in a very boring meso making meta where only spamming commerci on mules and at most running gollux are worth doing, which is not how the game was intended to be played. on KMS just running your daily bosses and doing ursus is extremely good meso and to top it all off you can occult cube the boss accessories for 6 or 9% and sell them for a relatively good amount. that has way more variety than sitting in commerci and holding 1 button for 15 minutes per char
while the economy is probably unrecoverable, here's some band-aid ideas to shift the meta into a better direction
- adjust boss crystals and ursus for meso inflation, similarly to how star force costs were increased. making them 10-20x better would make daily bosses equally as viable as commerci.
- make gollux and commerci accessories harder to obtain. like for example only make commerci ones obtaininable from voyages with difficult bosses where an unfunded mule just wouldnt be able to get them, and for gollux you could remove anything above cracked from the shop and make them drop from the various difficulties like the pendants and belts
- (long term) after 2pc meta is removed, make it hard to make multiple accounts - tie all maple id's to one email for each player and have measures in place to make it difficult to make new accounts like having some kind of phone verification or only accepting email providers where it's hard to make many accounts, this way it's easier to ban bots and they won't be back on new accounts as quickly