Check out the patch notes for the v17 Precursor Update here: http://maplestory2.nexon.net/en/news/article/53778/precursor-update-v17
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As someone else has stated, they simply do not have a good history when it comes to being transparent and listening to to people in their past games. As much as I hope they will change when the game actually comes out, they have not set a good precedent for it so far.
But they've already answered tons of player concerns about the main game. MapleStory 2 is definitely marching too a different beat so far. Really , look at the recent Producer Blog on Monetization , They seem to be very well listening to player's concerns about Pay to Win. Does this mean the game won't be Pay to Win sometime after launch? Well that's yet to be seen but so far I don't really see where people are getting the "Nexon isn't listening to us" complaints from. If it's issues about things like balance , well that's a whole different story.
Trust me , I quit MapleStory 1 back in the day because I was tired of the direction it was going. I am in no way saying "Nexon is the best company they've done nothing wrong ever". But How can you guys already be complaining when the game hasn't even launched yet?
Nexon has been doing alot of reforming actually , GMS2 has announced tons of player feedback driven features. But did you also know that they recently moved their headquarters? It's now in Irvine California, Rather than El Segundo. They mention they made this move to reflect a "culture change" in their company. The new building has lots of new goodies for employees including on site Gym , Stream rooms etc.
Interesting, but have they shown any results yet? The answer should be obvious. They've failed almost every single decision possible since CBT1 before the game has even launched yet. You can put up a facade all you want but as long as they don't show any improvement it really doesn't matter.
Define "improvement". I don't know any MMORPG that's currently released that doesn't get the same complaints of P2W , Lack of communication , Horrible company history etc. Was the removal of Lumi stones , and meret revives not player concerns? Did Nexon just do that for their own greedy benefit?