Last year in 2018, Global MapleStory got to see the implementation of several outfit designs submitted by users to the 2017 Design Story contest which was hosted here on the forums
. To recap, here are the entries that have found their way into the Maple world:
• ShiyumiSama's Stray Cat set
• Stéphy's Black Flower Ribbon
• my Erda set
• MoreRpigh's reaper set
• Ohmysweetie's Little Star Cocoon set
Out of the 5 designs that were added to the game, 2 were in the Top 3 (ShiyumiSama and me) and 1 was in the Top 10 (Ohmysweetie). To people who took a look at the contest entries and/or took part in the community voting, a common question is, why hasn't TsuusT's Fox Fire set been implemented into the game despite her design winning second place
Let's take a look at her intricate outfit design:
(The original post can be found here
While the votes were slightly different at the end of the voting period, currently the Fox Fire set has the most reactions
at 101, with ShiyumiSama's at 98, and mine at 97. I remember when the time turned to 12am on Oct. 2, the votes were 94, 93, and 94 respectively. Therefore it's pretty evident that while ShiyumiSama placed first, TsuusT placed second, and I placed third, our votes were very tight-knit, and no entry was a clear winner. The community seemed to love all three of our entries equally, so it seems odd that the Fox Fire set would be left from getting created.
Some might argue that TsuusT's Fox Fire design was not original enough
considering there are already
other fox/kitsune items in the game. However, there are plenty more of cat, bunny, and bear items
which have been added to the game over the years, some looking not all that unique. While fox/kitsune are not quite as popular, they still hold a ground of their own, and TsuusT's design would make a very intricate and refreshing addition. The items in her set contrast from those in the small list of existing fox-themed items, and also pair well with other clothing, making them a great set to mix and match.
It is easy to tell from the amount of detail in TsuusT's entry that a lot of effort was put into the design.
And honestly, I feel that TsuusT deserved to have her design implemented into the game more than mine. Not only did she place in second while I placed in third, but also she clearly spent more time and care in creating her entry than I did. As a fellow artist and friend, it just makes me upset to see that such a great design hasn't been added to the game.
In summary, I and many other users feel that TsuusT's Fox Fire set deserves to be implemented into the game. We would like for our sentiments to be heard and forwarded, in hopes that the developers will consider making the design.
If you are one of the users who would like to see the Fox Fire set in the game, please react to this topic and/or vote yes in the poll below. It would mean a lot if you could share this forum topic with other people you know who wanted the Fox Fire set to be implemented, thank you.