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  • Treat the community with some respect

    To add to this. I'm just f***ing tired of Maplestory events that are huge grindfests, and this one is by far the worst. Even disregarding the v coins, if you are only focused on the diary (which, I might add, is a single event), just take a look at it.

    We have to abandon our mains to work towards completion.

    We have to kill a cRA boss (which takes at least 10 days to even be able to fight them).

    333 Elite mobs need to be killed. When training specifically to kill elites (ie just grinding in a map), I find one every 15-20 min at best. I know there are better ways to "elite hunt", but that isn't typical gameplay. At my rate, it would take 111 hours of just pure grinding to just complete this one task for the V journal. 111 hours, of pure grinding, over a ~30 day event. That is almost 4 hours of grinding each day of the event, to complete a single goddamend task in this journal.

    Then, if you even manage to finish that, you are required to go through the 4 theme dungeons, yet again. A lot of players have been through some of these a dozen times or more at this point Nexon, stop forcing us to do them for trackers. They are no longer fun to do! They just aren't.

    On top of that, you also have to do all of the blockbusters, including FriendStory. When I can even stay logged in, it takes me an hour to do each chapter in FriendStory. That's 6 hours to finish this one task in the V journal (of which there are what, like 40 tasks to do?). Though I guess I should be thankful that it only takes 6 hours as opposed to the absolutely ludicrous amount of time required to kill 333 elite mobs. Now after all this is done, I will have sunk hundreds of hours into a new character that I don't even want to main, simply because I wasn't allowed to do this event on my main character. This is asinine levels of require grind Nexon. Asinine. And the reward isn't even that great.

    Why do you continuously add events like this to the game? The amount of grind required makes them no fun. The only solution is to simply not participate in them. Why do you continuously bring in new events that are so grindheavy and have such a small window of time to complete relative to the work required that people are starting to feel as if they are better off not participating at all? That is horrible event design.
    Honestly, I have little to no intention to complete the V Tracker(the asinine grind event you're referencing; and don't misunderstand, I fully agree with you), I'm only grinding to 200 for the maple and reward points we're given along the way.

    Also, don't forget the absolute tedium that is Black Heaven being a requirement. That mess took me, first time through on my Shade or Wild Hunter or whatever the hell I used, about six hours over the course of two or three days. Simply for quitting at various points when I got frustrated.


    Also! You neglected to mention, in regards to the Chaos Root Abyss boss requirement, how utterly impossible these bosses are for the average player who doesn't have funded friends.
    Honestly I started the event because I like collecting titles, and the reward is a title. But after realizing what was involved I'm pretty much through. I'm almost to the point of just flat out quitting. I've been playing GW2 for over a year now. They treat their players with respect. There is regular (@OneLetter - Read daily) communication between the company and the players, and its not just 1 or 2 people, the devs routines come out to comment in threads on their forums and on Reddit. They take player feedback and adjust future updates based on what the players have said they do and don't like. But, most importantly, their events are not huge grindfests. You don't have to spend hundreds of hours to obtain the holiday event rewards. You can spend < 5 hours in the game and get 90%+ of the holiday rewards if you work for them. That is just not possible in Maplestory due to how your events are designed.

    I realize that no one will care if I do end up quitting. But I've been a devoted player for over 10 years, accused oftentimes of being a whiteknight for Nexon and even once accused of being a secret Nexon employee on the old forums due to how much I defended you guys. I'm just sad that it was all a waste of time on my part.
    ToymakerUzumeLilyflowerIts2Sharp4U
  • Treat the community with some respect

    To add to this. I'm just f***ing tired of Maplestory events that are huge grindfests, and this one is by far the worst. Even disregarding the v coins, if you are only focused on the diary (which, I might add, is a single event), just take a look at it.

    We have to abandon our mains to work towards completion.

    We have to kill a cRA boss (which takes at least 10 days to even be able to fight them).

    333 Elite mobs need to be killed. When training specifically to kill elites (ie just grinding in a map), I find one every 15-20 min at best. I know there are better ways to "elite hunt", but that isn't typical gameplay. At my rate, it would take 111 hours of just pure grinding to just complete this one task for the V journal. 111 hours, of pure grinding, over a ~30 day event. That is almost 4 hours of grinding each day of the event, to complete a single goddamend task in this journal.

    Then, if you even manage to finish that, you are required to go through the 4 theme dungeons, yet again. A lot of players have been through some of these a dozen times or more at this point Nexon, stop forcing us to do them for trackers. They are no longer fun to do! They just aren't.

    On top of that, you also have to do all of the blockbusters, including FriendStory. When I can even stay logged in, it takes me an hour to do each chapter in FriendStory. That's 6 hours to finish this one task in the V journal (of which there are what, like 40 tasks to do?). Though I guess I should be thankful that it only takes 6 hours as opposed to the absolutely ludicrous amount of time required to kill 333 elite mobs. Now after all this is done, I will have sunk hundreds of hours into a new character that I don't even want to main, simply because I wasn't allowed to do this event on my main character. This is asinine levels of require grind Nexon. Asinine. And the reward isn't even that great.

    Why do you continuously add events like this to the game? The amount of grind required makes them no fun. The only solution is to simply not participate in them. Why do you continuously bring in new events that are so grindheavy and have such a small window of time to complete relative to the work required that people are starting to feel as if they are better off not participating at all? That is horrible event design.
    AggraphineLilyflowerJettLuvsUIts2Sharp4U
  • santa boxes and V coins

    I think the biggest issue here, is that the players of Reboot take the biggest blow from this. A lot of Reboot players didn't/couldn't take advantage of capless coins, for many reasons. As it stands, farming with low funds on Reboot can be difficult without the right character or knowledge of where to farm most efficiently, and quite frankly, have now been utterly screwed over.

    1200 coins for the ring. One thousand and two hundred V coins. At 40 coins a day, WHICH only last's until the 15th, at which it'll be 10 coins a day. TEN! If we couldn't take part of farming endless hours to get the ring yesterday(the 7th of december) we're now, totally boned. The main servers get their ring for 10, and can upgrade for 60 coins each time. So at least they can get the ring and actually have SOME sort of stats on it. People in Reboot, who haven't gotten the ring by (lets be real) blatantly abusing what I would assume to be an oversight, are now 110% S.O.L (Unless of course you do this so called glitch.)

    It's literally CHRISTMAS TIME the season of Joy, Peace, Happiness, and Giving. And so far we've had Lag, Dc's, Boss's breaking, and our butt's thoroughly lubed for the giant middle finger Nexon inserted when limiting Santa box's to 10 coins a day. TIS THE SEASON~
    Everyone was shat on with this change, not just the people playing reboot...
    Celeste123Booberpuppy
  • Ibaraki's Nerf

    Unfortunately this skill was more than likely used to cheese endgame bosses, and surely would again if it was unnerfed. In my opinion, they should unnerf it but make it unusable on any boss map over level 150.
    WantSumCandy
  • A Purely Statistical Approach to Coin Shops, etc.

    Or, keep the 30 coins a day limit, and just drastically lower prices in the coin shops. These prices were ridiculous to begin with
    Catooolooo