We would like to inform everyone that we have removed a great number of equipment illegitimately generated in-game. This decision was made to combat hackers, discourage the usage of exploited equipment, and address an issue with the game's state of balance caused by these items.
Illegitimately generating equipment undermines the hard work of our legitimate Maplers and we’ve taken action against a number of exploiters. Please note that we do not condone the usage of exploits, hacks, and real life currency trades under any circumstances. We will continue to monitor reports of hacked equipment and ask all Maplers to please be cautious when engaging in the trading of suspicious items.
Compensation for illegitimately generated or illegally purchased items will not be issued and we advise all Maplers to abide by our policy.
I had to like every post in this thread, because these are always my favorite kinds of posts. It's fascinating to me where everyone gets their names from that they continue to use across, sometimes, every site they visit. It's also fun to look back and see what past names you regret or moved on from.
Mine is just because my first name is a single letter, by birth. Trying to register a single letter on just about anything is impossible, and I kept having to explain "It's not J-A-Y, it's just one letter".
Thank you for being patient. Behind the scenes, Myself, Arwoo, SavageAce and other members of the MapleStory team have been working on an overall plan. Much of this was based around the post I put up last week, and we’re ready to move forward with the next step for this community.
At the link below, we’ve put together a survey regarding transparency, communication, and the overall state of the game. We want to learn more directly from you, and by “you”, we don’t mean just those on the forums. We’ve looked through (and have always observed) these forums, reddit, Steam, social media, fan sites and more, but we want to see how our findings align with the survey results.
Once the period to complete the survey ends (likely a week), we’ll take time to compile and analyze the results. Those results will directly impact the next stage of this process. We have a few ideas of where we want to go, but we will adjust based on the answers of this community. This entire process is not a quick one, and we hope you’ll allow our team time to present additional steps, changes, and adjustments. At the end of the day, we want to continue forward with a strong community that works together towards a greater overall experience for everyone.
As a reminder, for all feedback in the survey, please try to make it constructive. Here’s an example:
Not constructive: “I dislike Pink Bean.”
Constructive: “I dislike Pink Bean because he’s not green, and I believe he would look better in another color.”
Thank you for reading, and thank you in advance for taking the time to fill out this survey. We'll likely leave this open for a week or more, so take your time with the answers.