Learn everything about the Guilded Glory update this month from the patch notes!
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[Updated April 17]: Thanks for all the feedback! We’re updating this blog to inform you that with this change, the Socket unlock failure trophies will no longer be available to obtain after the update and will be removed from your trophy list unless you earned them before the Progression Improvement Update on April 25th. The Socket Unlock Attempt and Success trophies will remain visible and attainable after the update.
Another common question was what would happen in regards to the Socket Unlock Luck Increase perks with Prestige Rank benefits. We will be replacing those bonuses with Crystal Fragment cost reductions when unlocking sockets:
We successfully launched our Economy Improvements Update today! We’re seeing players putting in good use of our new Sticker system in world chat, and the Black Market listings has been moving nonstop since the maintenance ended. We hope you are having good luck catching an Epic Pet!
Let’s recap what we’ve set out to do with Project New Leaf today. First, here’s a quick recap of what has been implemented so far:
Farewell Fairfight Update: Released February 28th
Economy Improvements Update: Released March 28th
And a quick overview of what’s to come in the Progression Improvement Update:
Progression Improvement Update (tentative date April 25th):
- Accessory Socket Opening Changes
- Enchanting Changes
- Gemstone Upgrades and Resource Gathering Changes
- ...and more!
We’ve been teasing the schedule of new changes coming down the pipeline since the start of this year, and we are finally ready to reveal the details of our final Project New Leaf Update: Progression Improvement. As most of you are aware, the RNG elements of MapleStory 2’s main progression has been one of, if not the most common feedback we received from our survey. Today we will first dive into one aspect of it: Accessory Socket Opening Changes and how we’d like to tackle them. I want this to be a clear signal, a turning point towards the standard of experience that we’d like to deliver to you with MapleStory 2.
Without further ado, let’s dive in to today’s topic.
Accessory Socket Opening Changes
Opening accessory sockets for Gems is a system that you don’t have to use often, but its random elements combined with a meso cost make it painful for players to progress through.The current success rates and requirements are below.
Current Requirements: Lv.50 Epic Accessories
With the Progression Improvement Update, we will be changing the rates and requirements as follows.
Proposed Requirements: Lv.50 Epic Accessories
Essentially, we are making each attempt now guaranteed with double the amount of accessories needed while keeping the Crystal Fragment cost the same. On average, the amount of resources you’d use to open all 3 sockets is lowered in this new system while also making the resources you need to spend completely predictable (and giving RNG the boot!).
Additionally, we are examining how these changes will affect related trophies, and will announce any changes to them in the future.
We understand that opening accessory sockets is only one of the issues with MapleStory 2’s progression. With the accessory fusion cost also reduced, these changes may address one of today’s biggest pain points. At this stage, we are considering making changes to the rest of the topics mentioned within the Progression Improvement Update in a similar fashion as this: Keeping as much of the core functionality as possible while making more upgrades and improvements guaranteed to succeed.
We kindly ask that the discussions in the threads above be focused on the information shared in today’s blog. Please do note that many things we discuss here can change by nature of opening up these topics early for discussion. We’ll always do our best to improve upon our ideas based on your feedback. As always, thank you for being patient with us and for being a part of Project New Leaf!
See you in game,
Thank you Maplers for designing these lovely Valentine's Day themed homes for the Romantic Getaways edition of House Builders!
The following are the winners of the prize package:
Fabe - NA West
Thet - NA West
Priest - NA East
Jenna - NA East
Adraya - EU
The following are the winners of the prize package and will be featured in the "Romantic Getaways" video!
We will be recording in your homes very soon!
Mofi - NA East
Lynnx - EU
Chunkie - NA East
Anfini - SA
Rachei - OCE
*** Winners please allow up to 5-7 business days to issue the prizes.
The Belgian Gaming Commission has declared that ‘loot boxes’ in games (items with an element of chance that are acquired with either real money or virtual currency purchased with real money) are subject to Belgian gambling legislation. In light of the current regulatory activity in Belgium, Nexon America has decided to take proactive measures.
MapleStory 2 is taking the following steps effective February 14, 2019. These changes will only affect players accessing the game from Belgium.
Players who access the game from Belgium will no longer be able to purchase the following item:
When attempting to purchase this item in the Cash Shop, you will receive an error message. If you purchase(d) any Style Crates prior to February 14, 2019, they can still be opened normally to obtain an item. If you disassemble(d) Style Crate items prior to February 14, 2019 and have remaining Style Coins, you will still be able to use those coins in the Style Coin Shop.
Cosmetic items listed under the Crate Spotlight in the Premium shop can still be directly purchased and disassembled for Style Coins.
We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our Belgian players.
Thanks Maplers for helping us to achieve the 1,000 Likes and 1,500 RT goals of the Skybound Trailer Event. The following players are the lucky winners of the giveaway:
SKYBOUND FACEBOOK LIKES EVENT
Master Pack Winners:
Stunpai - OCE
Tiing - EU
GowtherX - SA
Explorer Pack Winners:
Sitrus - OCE
Brietta - EU
Kiyuga - EU
Ginho - SA
Avalind - NA West
Notti - NA West
Cilic - NA East
Khannathan - NA East
Cerina - NA East
Fluffyrazor - NA East
^^ Prizes for these winners have been issued! Please check your mailboxes ASAP!
SKYBOUND TWITTER RT EVENT
The winners of this event have been chosen and will be contacted on December 20th via Twitter DM.
[Updated December 10 at 6:40 PM PST]and 1 other.
The investigation has been completed, and 23 characters from 19 accounts have been identified as having used boosting services to reach the top 10 in Dark Descent by one player. Not only have we removed the rewarded items from those characters, but we have also applied a 3-day suspension to their accounts starting today. In addition, the player that were selling boosting services has been permanently banned.
Some players have asked if we can raise the rankings of those who didn’t make it to the top 10 because of the abusers so that players who were previously ranked lower can qualify for the winning items in the top 10. Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to change the rankings at this time, but we are looking into a method to resolve this issue so that legitimate players are not punished by abusers of the system. Additional development will be required to improve this system and we will provide details in the future.