We appreciate the feedback that has been on-going surrounding the larger MapleStory community, especially the constructive criticism from the majority of you. However, when criticism is hateful, without merit, or meant to just stir up an emotional response regardless of the content, that crosses the line. Recently, the latter criticism is what has been observed throughout this community, both within this forums and on surrounding websites. This sort of criticism is not the way to promote changing for the better, or how we create an overall better community.
I also realize that some of you are looking for increased communication and transparency regarding certain topics. We’re working on a larger, more specific response right now, and hope to have that early next week. In the meantime, I’d like to ask a few things from everyone:
1. I’ve been with Nexon/MapleStory for 2 years now, and there’s a lot of great things here, and a huge diverse history. MapleStory is an awesome community, and I want to keep that greatness progressing forward. I’d like for all of you to think about what are some potential things that can help us (the MapleStory Community) progress and move forward. I’m not necessarily talking about in-game changes, but more in the way of quality-of-life. This is not something you need to answer now, just think about it for the time being.
2. Please treat others the way you’d expect to be treated. Much of the recent topics have just been fueled by anger and hate, and that’s not how we should act as a community.
3. Don’t jump to conclusions immediately, and please allow time for responses. I’ve been seeing this way too often over the past few months, where members are essentially demanding an immediate response. Demands are not how we can all work together on improving this community from here.
Last but not least, the rules currently in place for the EULA, TOS, CoC, and other documents are meant to be guidelines for conduct, not absolute specifics for every edge case that may occur. We’ll be working on a larger overall plan / post, but please allow us some time to get all of this together and present it to all of you properly as a means of next steps forward. We’ll lead, and I hope you will follow.
Thanks, and I look forward to a larger discussion soon.
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