We've recently removed a large number of duplicated items from the game. With every round of removing duplicated items, we know that it stirs unease within the community. This is mostly due to causing skepticism in purchasing items from other players or fear of having purchased a duplicated item. Ultimately, there is no easy solution to the ongoing battle of combating hackers. However, this does not discourage us from constantly blocking hacking tools and removing illegitimate items from the game. We strongly advise everyone to take precautionary steps when engaging in high value purchases:
1. Ask for how the item was obtained
2. Make sure the seller is reputable and trusted
3. Document your purchase and the seller's ID to report if found to have been sold a duplicated item
There will be no compensation distributed for the removed duplicated items as we believe the nature of these items undermines the work legitimate players put into their items. We will be persistent in our pursuit for illegitimate players and continue or removal of duplicated items from MapleStory.
"what if the player from which i bought this item, also bought it from another person, which also bought from a hacker, per say? More so, what if that item is 10-20-30-40-50b and up? Did i just lost me life savings and all i get is a "tough luck, lav"?"
That would lead me uninstalling the game. Because i feel i'm getting punished for something that i wasn't directly a part of. It just so happened that i got the short end of the stick.
Sorry guys, the only ones that win here are the dupers.
And if you have no IGN because you bought it from the Auction House, lmao.
At least something is being done, but I do feel bad that some players are losing out on billions of mesos after making an unlucky purchase.
Unless of course the goal is to piss off people that purchase items through rmt.
For example, I recently reported at least 10 pages worth of cheaply priced spell traces (1/3 market price) with timestamps within 1 minute of posting at the auction house. Reported it but I didn't get a response until 3 days after, by which time all have been sold to possibly legit players.
This is seriously backwards/inside out thinking. Legit players should not have to jump through so many hoops to dodge Nexon's bullets. This is one of the most severe cases of passing the buck I've ever seen in an MMO.
Legit players should be the people you are looking to assist in these matters, not reprimand them for forgetting to screenshot a deal, or being unable to because it was an AH purchase (which, again, are anonymous).
The way these duping waves are being handled is consistently unacceptable.
EDIT: Also, to give us steps to protect ourselves, but then also clearly state that nobody is getting compensation shows that even if we do follow your warnings to protect ourselves, you'll still find ways to make it OUR fault.
>Make you lose hundreds.
Honestly you should be lucky you didn't lose your account for buying stuff with real money.
People still buying gear with real money when it clearly states it's against TOS then blame people at nexon for deleting your gear.
People who don't learn from history are bound to repeat it.
I'm pretty surprised that their isn't a rule that say's any players caught with exploited or duped items will have an account suspension multiple offense will resort in termination of account.
How do you determine he meant buying gear with money and not cubing gear?