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  • Nebulites, Bonus Potential Cubes & Violet Cubes

    @Aggraphine Considering that EMS content will be merged with GMS content,(I heard this means they will no longer have those flames of rebirth or whatever they are called) adding [S] nebs will be a good way for both of us to be somewhat on par with KMS. Actually not even, KMS will still be leagues beyond us with those items that can go up to 25 stars. So I do believe that adding [S] nebs might be necessary once 5th job is released for us.

    @Daxterbeer I don't really want to add too many suggestions since I am only looking for Nexon to give attention to these 3 topics. But I am sure that they will see your comment and consider them anyways :)
    testll8806
  • Nebulites, Bonus Potential Cubes & Violet Cubes

    I've never posted a long thread about anything but considering this is a new forum(sorta) I figured I'd post this thread before it becomes buried. I know others have written about some of this but I personally have never seen an official reply to any. I am making this thread solely for the purpose of receiving an official response from Nexon or @KThxBaiNao as to what we can expect in the future. There will be a TL;DR at the bottom for those who hate long posts. Please feel free to add any input you might have.

    1) Nebulites(nebs) are GMS exclusives. These bad boys are sought after by nearly every Mapler, whether it be a 1% LUK [C] neb or a 4% All Stat [A] neb. For as long as I can remember, [S] nebs have been in the maple files but have never been legitimately implemented in game or even officially acknowledged. Nexon has tried to do certain things to make acquiring nebs easier, however, those methods require players to spend NX. A couple of months ago, a forum member(I'll call him Kyle) made a somewhat controversial thread in which he basically was demanding Nexon to DECREASE the drop rate of nebullite boxes because they were too easy for him to get. As absurd as that sounds, I am pretty confident that Kyle's request was actually approved. The thread had a lot of posts and most people were against what Kyle was proposing but I do not remember where I can find that thread. I do know 2 things though, 1) the thread was closed and 2) Kyle was later banned from the forums for a reason unknown to me. This had me thinking... Did he get banned only from the forums or from in-game too? Was he hacking to acquire the nebulite boxes that he claimed he was getting too many of? If the drop rate truly was decreased, did nexon really decrease the drop rate of nebulite boxes due to a hacker's complaint even though the majority of the people debating in that thread were AGAINST decreasing the drop rate of nebulite boxes? Those are all questions that I will probably never know the answer to but I think should be put out there.

    I do not know if the drop rate was actually decreased or if it is just a coincidence that the drop rate seems lower to me, but nebs are now harder than ever to get a hold of. To put into perspective, about 1-2 years ago, 4% All Stat nebs(considered the best nebs in game) used to sell for about 2bil-2.5bil mesos and now they sell at a whopping 6bil-6.5bil mesos! I have even seen a few being sold for 7bil! Surely there is something off about this. For those wondering how you can obtain nebs, there are many ways but most require you to buy NX. You can get them from Marvel, Gachapon, Anderson's box, and a few other nx-only ways that I can't remember at this time. There is a Nebullite Fusion skill that everyone can use to fuse nebs but fusing [B] or [A] nebs require you to spend nx to buy Premium Fusion Tickets which can only be obtained through the cash shop or through gachapon tickets. The ONLY nx-free way to get nebs(excluding [A] nebs) is to hunt for nebulite boxes and hope for the best. I don't consider buying them in the FM "nx-free" because someone had to spend NX in order to get that neb.

    To be honest, I don't know what the right suggestion would be to make nebulites more popular and affordable, but making them more accessible without NX should be the first step. Below I will list some suggestion before moving on to the next topic.

    - Make [S] nebs available
    - Increase the drop rate of Nebulite Boxes
    - Increase the chance to get [C] and [B] nebs from nebulite boxes
    - Make [A] nebs obtainable from nebulite boxes
    - Increase the chance to fuse [D], [C], and [B] nebs into upgrading to the next tier
    - Either make Premium Fusion tickets available without spending NX or only to fuse [A] and [S] nebs
    *Since [S] nebs would be considered end-game and quite powerful, it would be reasonable if they were only obtainable through the use of NX.

    2) Bonus Potential Cubes(green cubes) are the only way to reconfigure the bonus potential of an item and they are also only available by purchasing NX. About a year ago, green cubes were added into the reward shop for 1 month. Sadly, they were removed the next month and never added or even mentioned if they would ever return to the reward shop. I don't have much to say or to suggest except that Nexon consider adding them to the reward shop permanently. I believe that adding green cubes into the reward shop will be a great way to make the game less Pay2Win, which is why the reward shop was added to Maple in the first place. I also do not see why Superior Shielding Wards(which are basically protection scrolls for Tyrant equips) are in the reward shop but not green cubes. Obtaining a Tyrant equip is many times harder than obtaining an equip with available bonus potential. Therefore, it seems a bit illogical to have Superior Shielding Wards available in the reward shop but no green cubes.

    The only thing I suggest for this is to simply add Bonus Potential Cubes to the Reward Shop

    3) Violet Cubes are probably the best cubes GMS has ever had. Using a violet cube allows you to select 3 lines from 6 possible choices, making them the best way to reach end-game main potential on equips. They were released for the first time almost exactly 13 months from now. Since then, we have never heard an official response from Nexon if they will ever be available again. There are some very rare Hot Time events in which obtaining a couple of violet cubes is possible, however, the chance is very very low... I would say about 1%-5% chance to obtain them. Considering the nature of these cubes and how they can possible be considered "overpowered", I would not suggest adding them permanently into the cash shop. Making them available every couple of months or even every 6 months(2 times a year) would be a great option.

    *EDIT* Someone posted a link to a Maplestory Cube Simulator a while back, I do not know how accurate(if at all) it is to the actual cubes in game, but for anyone who wishes to test how cubing works without having to spend NX, this will be fun to play with and learn https://stripedypaper.github.io/cube/


    TL;DR : Whether any of the suggestions I posted get approved or denied, I truly would just like an answer from Nexon. I believe these are things that are important enough to receive some sort of official response but I have yet to see any.

    1) Nebulites:
    - Make [S] nebs available
    - Increase the drop rate of Nebulite Boxes
    - Increase the chance to get [C] and [B] nebs from nebulite boxes
    - Make [A] nebs obtainable from nebulite boxes
    - Increase the chance to fuse [D], [C], and [B] nebs into upgrading to the next tier
    - Either make Premium Fusion tickets available without spending NX or only to fuse [A] and [S] nebs

    2) Bonus Potential Cubes:
    - Make Bonus Potential Cubes available in the Reward Shop

    3) Violet Cubes:
    - Make Violet Cubes availabe in the cash shop as a special sale event, similar in frequency to Miracle Time/Marvel Machine, or even every 6 months(2 times a year)
    PhantomMasterThiefMrjovonitestll8806