NXACuddles wrote: »
We will soon be kicking off a 3-month project where we actively work with the MapleStory 2 community to gather feedback as we make changes to the major pain points of the game. Below are the phases for feedback gathering:
The goal of the project is to improve the overall ecosystem of MapleStory 2, including progression and the in-game economy (both mesos and items). We want to ensure that players are seeing enough progress when investing time into the game, while also ensuring that players are having fun. We hope to achieve both by making a number improvements of varying scope to the game.
This is a 3-month project because all of the topics we are going to discuss can significantly impact the game progression. We want to take the time to thoroughly review and QA each system before any changes get applied to the live servers. This ensures that we hit the marks we’re aiming for, as well as preventing multiple changes from interacting with each other in unexpected ways.
BaronLövat wrote: »
This thread is a prime example of why listening to the outrage machine is bad for business. DEV's, you gotta play your own game, find out if it's fun or not and make adjustments to address the issues YOU find with the game.
The vast majority of comments thus far have been a bunch of salt and anger with very little actual constructive criticism and I would attribute that to the age of instant gratification and apathy.
The answer has always been simple, due diligence. Play your game, test it, tweak it, repeat. It's not talk about it, listen to responses, adjust, "rinse repeat". If you want my honest opinion, I have been wading through the bad RNG to minimal success, dealt with the horrible single player structures and walls in the game, and I'm still here despite the outrage machine trying proactively to destroy a game for sake of ....frankly I'm not even sure what to call it; the enjoyment of tearing something down instead of fixing it?
Point is not everyone who is still around is exactly happy with everything, and many still want to see quality, play tested changes based on the actual problems of them game. I'll stop now, because I'm going to get a lot of hate for even saying the game still has potential to be good, instead of the negative doomsayers in the thread claiming "It's too late", but don't abandon the core player base and stop listening where it counts due to a vocal minority of impatient hype gamers.
NXACuddles wrote: »
We are aware that one of the major topics of player concern regards the addition of more guaranteed methods to obtain bonus stats. However we want to make clear that with the above changes we will be discussing with the community, we strongly believe that the random aspects of bonus stats should stay in the game as part of gear progression. This won’t be discussed or changed in the future.
On behalf of the entire Nexon Team and MapleStory 2 Studio
VisualFxx wrote: »
the only thing I have to say to you is "minority?" I dont think ALL the players they have lost and continue to lose are "minority" I'd say its majority. They've lost a fk ton of players and continue to lose more and more EACH dev. blog. so not sure where your pulling this minority from exactly. The numbers speak for themselves sure they have tons more on launcher but if you take stats from Steam and apply the same percentages to those on launcher they are still WAYY down on the playerbase. This is being generous btw because most people from launcher just went back to MS1 honestly. The streamers prove that considering MS1 has more people streaming/viewing than ms2
Alchemii wrote: »
First off, here's some feedback for you. Remove "Fair Fight." It's a broken system, that I understand using for World Bosses, but not in dungeons, raids, or any other areas. Two. Where is Striker? Don't tell me it's coming in June. There's no reason to withhold the class.
Fantasykitten wrote: »
i honestly don't know what they can do to fix the game.. there are so many deeply rooted issues.
at this point i think the best course is to pull a Final Fantasy. shut down the game. an re-work it. 3 months or what ever aint enough to fix all the problems. i doubt even 6 months whould be enough, to do it problery
an just to comment on all the people saying they should remove fair-fight. it aint that easy. fair-fight is so deeply rooted in every thing.
there are so many aspects of the game touched by it. that imho it whould do more harm to remove it without doing something about all the other stuff it impacts.
just to mention one aspect world bosses. see agien imo fair fight here aint just the problem. there are many other aspects that are all inter connected. you don't whan't a single person to kill the boss in seconds. with is a problem with the huge power creep. witch is a nother problem with the game.... but you don't whant it to take ages either... the world bosses are made in mind with having multiple poeple killing it. but when there are only a few. it becomes a diffrent problem too... so see there are many many inter connected problems not just fair fight.
an i could go on an on an on... well hope that makes a little sense
so yeh this whole thing whon't really fix anything... its going to take alort more to do so. well thats just my opinion
The Blue Corsair wrote: »
Give me five things you'd change (if you could) about Maplestory 2, and why it is important to you.
I'd like to know.