I'm disappointed they didn't kill the ability to sell IGNs.
Other games do it why didn't maplestory?
I'm aware they tried but their solution was bad.
A good solution:
-when you delete a character the IGN is locked to your account only for X days. You can remake with this IGN for those X days.
-After X + Y days (Y being a random value) the IGN becomes available for everyone if it has not been reclaimed by the original owner.
As for inactive / IGN hoarding. I do find the idea of a minimum level per character being required to save names from IGN wipes. Would need to think about this more.
Because people love to cite precedent I thought I would check when 250 was enabled and when 2x coupons were enabled for 200-250.
250 level cap added: Roughly June 13, 2013
2x coupons enabled for 200-250: May 19, 2015
This means there was slightly less than a 2 year gap between the new level cap and enabling exp coupons. This would suggest that if nexon plans on following the same pattern as before then 2x coupons should be considered for the Winter 2020-2021 update.
275 level cap added: Jan 22, 2019
2x coupons enabled for 250-275: December 2020? January 2021?