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Suggestion - A messaging system

YoongiYoongi
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edited August 2018 in Suggestions, Feedback, and Requests
I feel like this is something Maple used to have wayyy back in the day but it seems to be gone now.

I would like to see some kind of messaging system where you can leave people messages when they are offline, or even when they are online but possibly afk or miss a whisper due to them either being turned off or because it gets pushed away from lots of other messages coming through.

Even if it's not an instant messenger style thing (which I know maple is capable of doing, as seen in trade windows) but something more like an email type system would be nice.
I'd like to contact some of my guild members who are in different timezones, but it's not possible due to, well, no messaging system.

It doesn't have to be anything fancy, just a simple 'to, from, date.' Forgo a subject line if it makes it easier to implement, I'd just love some kind of way to contact people.

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  • AKradianAKradian
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    edited August 2018
    I recommend making a guild Discord.

    The system you describe sounds like it would be too susceptible to spam.
  • YoongiYoongi
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    edited August 2018
    AKradian wrote: »
    I recommend making a guild Discord.

    The system you describe sounds like it would be too susceptible to spam.

    We have a discord, but it doesn't do any good if the members aren't using it.
    If spam is a concern, make a 'friends only' or 'guild only' setting.
  • HHG1HHG1
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    edited August 2018
    I'd like to see some simple messaging system too. Nearly every other MMORPG has some form of mailbox. Ours was just disabled because of bots/dupes/whatever else. Having the ability to maybe send 10 plain text messages per day, and allow people to filter it, would be such a simple QoL change.

    Until then you could maybe make people use the guild BBS to post messages? They're not private and the format sometimes bugs out but it's something.
  • DrAatroxDrAatrox
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    edited August 2018
    We had a messaging system like you are explaining, in EMS. You could type in the name of the recipient and write a message.
    The message would appear just like the message you get after gifting someone something from cash shop.
    The system worked great, and there was no sign of spam if that is what people are fearing.
  • PhantomMasterThiefPhantomMasterThief
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    edited August 2018
    All the other regions of maplestory, always had and, still have the message/mail feature/system.
    In MSEA it's called a note:
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    ~ Would be nice if the gms team could bring this back.
    YinYangX
  • MiraMira
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    edited August 2018
    Yeah I definitely concur with that. It's nice if you've planned to do something with a friend while they're afk and you have to leave, just to let them know incase they miss it in their text box. I agree with having a guild/buddy-only filter to reduce the chance of spam, as well as another method being a 5-10 limit of messages sent per day.