Am I the only one who thinks this memo was..... very lacking? First of all the Bebe box as compensation does not make up for all the lag, crashes, rollbacks, and just overall distasteful that this patch has been.
- No new news on when or what compensation we’ll receive for the familiar failure compensation, only that they’re looking into how much nx was spent.
-No mention of when the familiar update might be re-opened (this week? Next maintenance? Saving for next patch to be 100% bug free?). It’s been 1.5 weeks now, you’d think they would have something to say at this point except “we’re still investigating”.
-As for the familiar drop rate.. first they said they would not change the drop rate. In this memo, we read Anna say
we found that the number of Familiar cards being dropped was higher than what we had estimated when we worked on the balance for the overall Familiar system.
What this tells me is that they probably had no idea that familiars drop quite frequently for low levels and most people drop them bcus they served little to no purpose prior to the mention of the new familiar system. Even AFTER the mention of the familiar system, demand for familiars DID increase and people hunted + bought them in AH, but no one had any clue how the potential system for the familiars would work. Right here is where nexon messed up big time. Instead of changing the rank of the potential for these common low levels cards, THEY DECREASED THE DROP RATE OF ALL FAMILIARS. Honestly at this point not much from nexon surprises me, but this... I don’t know or understand why they did this. Reading this memo just made me even more confused
Also, some cards had a drop rate that didn’t match their rank, and so we decided to adjust the drop rate with our unscheduled maintenance before it severely affected the game balance.
-Finally the Gollux part. I can understand why gollux needed to be balanced in order to keep up with previous updates that we’ve had. I don’t understand how this makes sense...
So we decided to adjust the available level for Gollux with this update and I hope you understand that this was intended.
Gollux requirement is currently lv 180, and I’m not sure what “level” gollux is supposed to be now. As a higher level player, I don’t struggle too much with gollux but I can definitely understand why lower level players would have such a hard problem now. It has much more hp than expected. The new coin system for purchasing gollux equips was not mentioned at all. Needing 700 coins to get a superior item is quite a long wait time. Assuming you were to get 25 coins daily, that would take about 28 days to get to 700 coins. I think the gollux update fared much better than the familiar one, but needs a bit more tinkering.
There are probably some things I missed to cover as well, feel free to post and discuss below. Although things on maple right now are very unstable, it’s only fair to thank all Nexon employees for sticking around making sure the game is running for us to play in these coronatimes. Whether the game is doing good or bad, thanks for helping keep it running.