So the Maple Memo just dropped a little while ago and left me with more of a sour taste than any measure of optimism.
The train of thought that went into these decisions to begin with was utterly bewildering and even this Maple Memo has the clarity of a muddy puddle.
- Firstly this excuse that some
get coins too quick and your response to this is to SCREW OVER ALL PLAYERS?
. Not once did any employee bring up the idea of FIXING SEASONS 1 AND 2? Has anyone in the Nexon office actually tried doing the content and not stumbled over a single bug? (bugs and issues that are being plastered all over virtually every GMS forum both official and third party). Not once did any of you stop to think "why are players wanting to farm for coins? what is it that they don't like about the event's quests?". This desire within Nexon to 'balance the game'
has clearly turned toxic and its either being done to spite the player base, or its being left in the hands of people who don't understand nor play the game.
- Second, we move onto the apology in regards to 'not informing the players' and this raises the question of when do you ever if there isn't significant backlash forcing you to? Further down from the apology you openly admit the decision NOT TO TELL US and after some more apologetic words you end by throwing mud in our faces yet again with a "we'll let you know when we have a plan
- Third, some of the list of issues being brought up.
RELEASE. CUBE. RATES. FOR. GMS. You want to players to believe you're turning over a new leaf and going to be honest and open? Then get someone on this and have it out within the week to show you're actually serious. We don't need some fancy real time tracker nonsense, just put the information in a table exactly how KMS presented theirs.
Good that you're hiring another Community Manager, I know I'm not the only one who feels sorry for your current CMs being run ragged with every new fire that sparks from within the game. That said, CMs need to be more involved in regards to meetings and brainstorming sessions and able to notify players of changes, balancing etc BEFORE
such plans even start to be acted upon to gauge player opinion and reaction. prime example of this being the Thunder Breaker changes that nobody wanted nor asked for which basically turned an average class into one of the worst classes in GMS.
Whoever is currently in charge of balancing frankly needs to be put on a livestream and made to try
to explain their thought processes regarding such decisions and made to answer player feedback and questions regarding this in real time, also because they need to be exposed to the frustration and toxicity their decisions are having upon the community.
So many of us players want to believe maybe this time things will be different and things will improve, but its so hard to have that mentality after being burnt and left in the dark for so long. Genuinely good luck in turning over this new leaf, because its going to be a very long and difficult road to restore players trust.
To any Moderator/Community Manager that see's this, urgent clarification is needed concerning the compensation.
"We will give out 1,000 Aspire Commemorative Coins during the April 8 maintenance to all players who have completed either Season 1 '[Mechanical Hearts] Digital Horrors' quest or Season 3 '[Mechanical Hearts 3] Returning to Aspire' quest before this announcement to apologize for the change not being communicated properly."
1. Does this apply once per account or is it per character?
2. Does this apply to only those who cleared either of those mentioned quests BEFORE the Maple Memo was posted or does it mean before the maintenance?