Seriously? Did you already forget that there's a much faster and more casual way to play the current MapleStory? I just need to wait for someone to develop this "free" method for MapleStory 2 and PRESTO! I can play MS2 without any fuss, no time lost on events (if there are any events that is), and many of the other restrictions the game developer cripples you with.
This is a good thing and how the game should have been from the beginning. This is pushing the auction house and trading features more than just a fm spam fest instead. In reality the fm was just a big nuisance and all it did was create problems. It was too time consuming to do any kind of merching in the fm and virtually impossible to sell anything worthwhile due to the fact you need to log on right after maintances just to get a good spot. Then you have those shop botters, spot stealers, and spot hoggers that also ruin the fm. The auction house should have been implemented from the very beginning of the game as all other mmos had done. The only ones that will get mad at this update are the nostalgia freaks who want everything old back in the game. The merchers who now will find it harder to scam other players money, and the market spammers who clutter the fm with unnecessary jargon. Overall, with the increase mesos cap and easier searching this will improve the trading in the game in a big way. Merching will also be a lot easier now since you are able to see everything at once and not have to hop from market to market. Really don't understand the players in this game anymore. TBH the fm is unnecessary anyway ever since they implemented the auction house. Only people who really use the fm are the ones that are selling over max mesos items anyway. They are increasing the mesos cap and improving the auction house now. I see no big difference besides nostalgia reasons.
I feel like 90% of that is refuted by the existence of Owls of Minerva. I'm not saying that the auction house is bad or anything, but at the same time, there's not anything wrong with the FM existing as it is.
I doubt that would even be possible as the AH system functions completely differently than stalls and even fixes certain issues that stalls have (that players currently take advantage of)If anything I would have thought they'd eventually merge Auction house's expanded search filter and integrate it into the Free Market to replace Owls.
Actually in terms of Star Force Caps in other servers it goe's as follows: KMS/TMS/CMS = 25 Star Force CAP ~ MapleSEA/EMS Before migration = 20 Star Force CAP
~ GMS/JMS = 15 Star Force CAP.
But due note that all servers including EMS prior to migrating over to gms. Have Flames of Rebirth.
Only GMS Lacks Flames of Rebirth.