First of, I had to laugh at how this forum has a rant/rave section. Clearly Nexon needed to add one in.
Secondly, I'm in reboot - and I proudly play solo, i.e. not in guilds. It's how I like to play and I don't see why I should have to be leeched to clear content. I absolutely refuse to do so and it's sad that that's what's needed to do to progress.
It's easier to timegate content than produce it at the speed the playerbase would want it to if the timegate was removed.
You will never, from a development perspective, keep pace with players clearing/completing content.
Hah! Why the hell would we want players to CLEAR the content we have released, isn't that insanity?! And FFS don't tell me it's impossible to do a simple back of the envelope calculation to find out how many average entries it would take to get a specific item drop and stretch it over the same time period. At least there's a CHANCE I can get what I need, that's good enough to wet my tongue.
I would much rather have a 1 in 1000 drop chance from a boss that I could clear at any time (and takes me an 30 minutes to kill) then be forced to spend a month assigning half an hour of my life every day straight.
It's a cheap low-effort way to get players to stay in the game. FURTHERMORE, are we just completely ignoring the fact that now there's a massive player gap with those who have gollux set/ghost ship badge and those who don't? This is funtooking ridiculous and whoever is in charge of game-balancing should be sacked.
I have a bloody excorcist badge and I'm STILL pissed that this exists!
Sorry to bump a massively dead topic but. I just tried purchasing hornsters from NLC after quitting MS for over a year - still it's sold out, what gives? I thought this was supposed to restock. Seems awefully pointless having a sale limit on this in the first place...
I couldn't care less about the bots that exploit auto-death, bots do a million and one other things that make them stand out like a house on fire. This form of detection is not worth the cost to gameplay. Why this game hasn't got a server sided captcha is beyond me, it would stop hackers in their tracks. They'd need something like an artificial intelligence to get around it. Furthermore if the reward for solving such a captcha was actually decent (say, a low chance tier up miracle cube if you got the captcha right) people would be alot more okay with receiving one.
Although I somewhat sympthasize with the few who nobly say it's not 'what's meant to happen', I in fact believe this is a false statement. For starters Maplestory developers designed the kanna class for the very purpose of helping other players level and gain funds, particularly in reboot. It has had this purpose for over half a decade now and in my opinion nexon needs to make meso aquisition easier if they are going to change such a core mechanic to funding. Otherwise expect a mass exodus of players. Furthermore %Meso gear will essentially become useless should kannas be banned. Could you imagine spending the countless hours to get max meso% on a kanna so that you can invest in funding your other characters, only to have that kanna locked to farming highler level monster maps that do not actually give nearly as much funds as the lower level maps? In reboot you can't even transfer this gear to another character! We're talking months of hard work here down the drain.
Tldr: My bottom line is If Nexon want's to change the mechanic (which is in fact the foundation of funding for most reboot players), then fine. But they better be prepared to follow it up with alternative new and novel way to get meso. And it better not have a darn limit cap, I'd prefer to have the option of spending 20 hours of grinding to get X, then 20 days of 1 hour grinding. That's a whole other can of worms but I believe this 'daily cap' mechanic is a thorn in player retention.
So thought I'd finally start playing Maplestory again and have been hit with a number of setbacks which is honestly making me reconsider.
Firstly there is no ability to download the game through the launcher during a maintanence, considering the game takes several hours to download it would be nice to have this option for returning players such as myself. Even if it's the previous version, at least the update wouldn't take long. I had to wait for maintanence to complete before I could even begin downloading... onto that.
Secondly, and more importantly, I cannot actually download the game. Everytime I start the download it gets about 100 mb in before it returns with the following error message 'the product could not be installed'. (see image) The lack of error code, or any possibile solutions to my problems is vexing. I read somewhere that I need to remove any previous register of 'maplestory' on my PC, as this was a clean install of windows I found that doubtful, but nevertheless I searched the tag in my registry to no avail.
Any support would be appreciated, though if I need to jump through too many hoops to get this to work I just won't bother.