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Meret Market Renewal Notice

CMKyriosCMKyrios
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Today we will be discussing the cosmetic cash market for MapleStory 2. As you are all aware, over the past few months we have reached out to the community for ideas on how to populate the Style Crate and Style Coin Shop. But this also meant that some of you felt like our cosmetic selections were less varied and out-of-date compared to other regions.

In an effort to consolidate our practices across all services, Global MapleStory 2 will be renewing the Meret Market. To be clear, Global MapleStory 2 will continue to omit any and all items that directly affect player progression speed, and will continue to only sell cosmetic items.

To prepare for this transition, the Red Meret Market (as well as Red Merets and their ability to purchase and extend convenience features) will be discontinued altogether on December 11th. In-game and community events that normally would award Red Merets will instead reward other commodities of equal value. We ask that players spend all of their Red Merets before this date.

Furthermore, outfits that could previously be directly purchased will be relocated into an updated version of the Style Crate system, and will be offered at a wider selection. There will be two new cosmetic machines to replace the Style Crate. One is just for outfit items while the other will feature badges, mounts, and other similar items. This change does mean that most items that were purchased with Blue Merets will no longer be offered for direct purchase, and will instead populate these machines along with other costumes that may not have been available before. The exceptions to this are most items available in the Functional and Lifestyle tabs of the Meret Market currently, which will remain available for direct purchase.

Unlike the current Style Crate, the new system will give you the ability to directly obtain Epic-tiered cosmetics, whereas before the only way to obtain them was through the Style Coin Shop. Cosmetic items can be exchanged for a new type of coin and in turn directly be used to obtain specific outfits available in a new shop. Overall, this system is not much different from what you’re already accustomed to. November's Style Coin Shop will remain in the game for players to use their Style Coins for a while even after December's change.

As a result of these changes, we'll be able to offer you a catalogue of cosmetics as wide and varied as anywhere else MapleStory 2 is serviced! Use those Red Merets now and prepare for these changes occurring on December 11th.
Cassie

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  • IllIIlIllIIl
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    CMKyrios wrote: »
    To prepare for this transition, the Red Meret Market (as well as Red Merets and their ability to purchase and extend convenience features) will be discontinued altogether on December 11th. In-game and community events that normally would award Red Merets will instead reward other commodities of equal value. We ask that players spend all of their Red Merets before this date.

    What about purchases that aren't items (and therefore can't be "relocated") like additional skill trees or changing saved hairstyles? Are they going to be blue Meret only now? Especially changing hairstyles you already "acquired" is something that should have been free or done for 10k Meso like the gear dye changes.
    Carisei
  • MomokaaMomokaa
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    edited 7:26AM October 17, 2019
    This sounds like it is making things cost more money and manipulative then before.

    "To prepare for this transition, the Red Meret Market (as well as Red Merets and their ability to purchase and extend convenience features) will be discontinued altogether on December 11th"

    Why is this being done? what is the point? Why is direct purchases effecting what is in loot boxes?

    "Furthermore, outfits that could previously be directly purchased will be relocated into an updated version of the Style Crate system, and will be offered at a wider selection. There will be two new cosmetic machines to replace the Style Crate."

    Why?

    Also if you want zero concepts for "pay to win" why is some trophy hunting gated by it? There are a lot of trophy by instrument type that you need to pay for. So I disagree this stuff is restricted to cosmetic only.

    Also generally speaking the cost of your stuff, hairstyles, loot box results, and coin exchange is way too effin high. Just because it is "cosmetic only" does not give the excuse to have a system that is a borderline scam. Some people like myself are tried of overpriced lootboxes of any form in our games and even more so when it comes to any pay to win effects like in MS2 trophy hunting impacts.

    I need to ask, don't you think logically speaking you would make more money by making things affordable so more people will buy them, then targeting a few select whales? Keep in mind it may be in your best interest to have a contingency plan should anti-loot box laws pass here like some counties are motioning. (basically start thinking of ways outside lootboxes to sell to pay for the upkeep of this game)
    Carisei
  • IllIIlIllIIl
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    edited 6:55PM October 17, 2019
    Momokaa wrote: »
    "To prepare for this transition, the Red Meret Market (as well as Red Merets and their ability to purchase and extend convenience features) will be discontinued altogether on December 11th"

    Why is this being done? what is the point?

    It was done because:

    - they never updated the red Meret shop
    - people generally didn't buy anything from the red Meret shop

    source



    Momokaa wrote: »
    I need to ask, don't you think logically speaking

    Nexon doesn't work with logic.





    Also, from the previous devstream:

    CMKyrios wrote: »

    Yes there are.

    I would have put the answer in the appropriate thread but there was none.
  • MomokaaMomokaa
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    edited 11:32AM October 17, 2019
    IllIIl wrote: »
    Momokaa wrote: »
    "To prepare for this transition, the Red Meret Market (as well as Red Merets and their ability to purchase and extend convenience features) will be discontinued altogether on December 11th"

    Why is this being done? what is the point?

    It was done because:

    - they never updated the red Meret shop
    - people generally didn't buy anything from the red Meret shop

    source

    As they said, it is their own fault for that as well. All the good looking stuff is either in the loot boxes or gated by 50 style coins or whatever. Since this was never affordable for me, all I did was buy a few things that I could make use of combined with the event gear, since that is all I can afford to do.

    The monetization system of this game is a mess really and seems these changes only makes it worse.
  • WntrWolfxWntrWolfx
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    My question is for myself and others who bought the red meret package using meret on release. Will we be able to actually get something worth it from red meret shop or at least be able to buy back meret or even get that reverted?