Who will this benefit? Botters. (You know, the ones that you do nothing about.)
Who will this hinder? Legit players that spent time, money and effort making drop gear.
I realize it's just copy- paste KMS and you don't have much to say when it comes down to it, but KMS don't have anywhere near our amounts of bots and macroers. You have to take these changes into consideration if you refuse to do anything about illicit players. It's ridiclous.
"Again, we know that this will affect our hardcore Maplers who have invested time and resource into acquiring the best drop rate gear. Due to this, there will also be an increase to the base drop rate of highly sought after farmable items such as Nodestones with this update."
That's not an appropriate response, you're basically nerfing players with drop gear and buffing the ones without? How does that justify anything.
"Additionally, we will do our best to introduce more events with desired items obtained through previous means of farming as rewards. "
You mean those events that lag you so badly you can't farm anything? Kind of like this Eluna event? Yeah no thanks.