Cannot agree more with bold. Game is really good, but there are design flaws introduced by the people in charge.This was the Merry Xmas message to all players from Nexon! Which translates into we have your money morons! Keep spending while we don't give a damn!To be honest, I wish I didn't care about any of this and I could just walk away from the years I have invested in this game...but it's just such a huge shame to see an otherwise extremely fun and great game (which could easily be the best most successful game in the MMO world, if things were run correctly) circling the toilet because of an apathetic and disconnected team at the helm.
It almost seams like Nexon NA is a huge social experiment which is testing how bad a service can be and still give profit from exploiting gambling addiction and taking advantage of the fragile personality of some players that need to use this game to boost their poor self-esteem by flaunting their dmg. A perfect portrait of modern society , people are treated like crap and even want to pay to be treated like crap in exchange for things that have no real value.
It's not the game itself, but the people in charge of it, making these absolutely asinine changes, that are wrecking the experience for us players. It's one thing to adjust things and completely another to nerf things TO THE DAMN GROUND with an event like they just did. It's insulting and confusing that they haven't even given a peep of a good and insightful response as to why they are doing this to us.
I love how Nexon thinks....pretty accurate >.<
Hackers everywhere? Nah... no problem.
Bots everywhere? Just chill.
Bugs that can ruin the experience? We got time to fix this.
Lag issues? Just DC everyone in every 10 minutes and everything will be fine.
Players getting benefits from an event? *NEXON TRIGGERED*
-Phew guys today's maintenance went pretty well. We managed to finish everything by 7:00PM lest put the servers back on
-WAIT!!! We forgot to ruin the holiday events
-Oh thank god you mentioned that. The players almost had a nice Maple Christmas.
It's even worse considering the boxes that give 30 per day are retiring on the 15th.It's starting to feel like this to me too. So basically after the 15th, you can only get 10 coins a day, which is absurdly low. 40 is already absurdly low considering the shop prices.
Not sure what to expect now. I'm pretty sure no one at Nexon actually plays this game and they're literally doing everything they can to drive Maplestory to the ground so they can finally get rid of it.