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Greetings Maplers, yesterday I saw this maple notice for the first time: "[Notice] Gambling creates a disruptive enviroment for other players, and is harmful to the long-term health of the game."
By definition of Gambling we have this: play games of chance for money; bet; take risky action in the hope of a desired result. Basically Lucky Games.
Now that being stated, what is the most obvious Gambling system we have in the game? Potential system, of course. We must pay real money on cubes to try our luck on getting the desired potential, which is needed in order to advance to late/end game and to be able to fully enjoy the game. You can say "no, we have free cubes as drops or events" but these are not even close to the results of the paid cubes, and we all know that, we all know we are stuck on paying for cubes or like some people does, paying someone with mesos for cube service. With everything here explained, I ask you, is this a way of Nexon to admit they are wrong and they will change this eventually to make the game and comunity healthier instead of making the cash shop a real casino for kids and others? By long-term I can only think that this Paid-Potential system had been a thing for too many years. But we can't just say like "well, it is what it is, nothing is going to change, if you don't like it don't play it". I don't want to give up on making the game I love be healthier to everyone. Cash shop should be a feature for people who want to pay for clothes, chairs, even pets, but not a Gambling place. I know reboot has cubes for mesos, but seriously, reboot mesos system is terrible, farming is exaustive and repetitive to in the end you use the hard earned mesos on - again- a Gambling system, now where you use your time as a coin (which in my opition is risky enough).
These are just some things I have in mind for years and decided to talk about after I noticed this Maple Notice that clearly states they know they are wrong. I hope this reach enough players, I want their opinion. And I hope that maybe Nexon - not a volunteer - say something about this. Gambling is not cool, and is ilegal in many countries. Is not something you expect to see in a game for people of all ages.