KMS Discussion Board Developer Comments (February 24, 2022) & the Maple Notice Board

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    The previous discussion board topic of “Overall convenience improvements” has ended and the developers have shared their thoughts on what players talked about.

    In addition, related to this post, they updated the Maple Notice Board, which I haven’t really mentioned before but I’ll talk about it after the developer comments.

    Hello. This is MapleStory.

    We would like to thank all the players who actively participated in the discussions on the topic of ‘overall convenience improvements’ from December 1, 2021 ~ February 3, 2022.

    We deeply sympathize with the many inconveniences which have piled up in MapleStory over a long time, and at the same time, we would like to express our gratitude once again for the players who have enjoyed MapleStory even in this situation.

    We have carefully checked the valuable opinions provided by players to create a more pleasant MapleStory gameplay environment.

    As a result of reviewing our current internal development status and priorities from various angles, we have confirmed 36 improvements from the suggestions made through the discussion board. Detailed information on these items will be updated and continuously managed on the Maple Notice Board so that you will be able to easily understand the entire process until they are actually reflected in the game.

    Most of the items are being worked on with the goal of being completed within the first half of 2022. Currently, we have only announced an approximate schedule, but when specific improvement schedules are confirmed based on our actual development status, we will inform you through the Maple Notice Board.

    In the future, we will try our best to maple playing MapleStory more enjoyable and comfortable for our players.

    [Go to the Maple Notice Board]

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    Opinions About Overall Convenience Improvements

    Final version) Collecting desired items related to overall convenience improvements.

    Collecting and presenting opinions for overall convenience improvements.

    • Pros:
      • There were many satisfied opinions as there were a variety of players who collected and organized convenience improvements.
    • Cons:

    The pet life and transparent equipment systems are outdated systems.

    The pet life system and the system of buying separate transparent equipment are outdated and need to be improved.

    • Pros:
      • Positive opinions about the inconvenience of not being able to immediately revive pets even if their pet life ended.
    • Cons:
      • Additional opinions that it would be good to improve the durations due to limited login time.
      • Since it is a Cash item that can be maintained enough even with Mileage, there isn’t room for improvement.

    A boss matching UI needs to be added.

    The system needs to be improved when boss matching or forming parties where you can check various users’ information or match together with users of similar stats.

    • Pros:
      • Positive opinions because there needs to be a way to check users’ information before or after joining a party.
    • Cons:
      • Negative opinions that this can be covered using things like Super Megaphones.

    Stacking consumable item durations, Ability presets, channel expansions, vac pets.

    Improve consumable items so that when they are used, the durations are extended instead of refreshed. Add Ability presets, dynamic channel expansions based on specific times, and a Reboot server vac pet ceiling system.

    • Pros:
      • Additional opinions that it would be good to add a feature to combine Experience Coupons.
    • Cons:

    Star Force system improvement plan.

    Improve the Star Force system so there are no drops or booms.

    • Pros:
      • Positive opinions that unenhanced items can be cycled and users who have not enhanced their items because they’re afraid of booming can also use the system.
    • Cons:
      • Concerns that a situation will occur where instead, the number of users who try to enhance will decrease and the number of users selling their items will increase.

    Remove the constant mastery drop at profession skills’ Craftsman/Meister ranks.

    Improve the convenience by removing the system where mastery drops at Craftsman and Meister ranks.

    • Pros:
      • Opinions that it would be better to alleviate the conditions by extending the amount of time before the penalty is applied.
    • Cons:
      • Negative opinions that it would be better to improve it in another way since everyone could reach Craftsman/Meister rank if the penalty was removed.

    Please release the dummy data items, hairs, and faces.

    Add the dummy data’s items, hairs, and faces.

    • Pros:
      • Opinions that there are many items that don’t exist in-game but are still in the data which have nice designs.
    • Cons:

    Overall suggestions from various opinions including convenience.

    Opinions about improvement directions from various opinions related to convenience, presented along with example images.

    • Pros:
      • Additional opinions that it would be better if entry limits were consumed based on the entry time for things like bosses and Monster Park.
    • Cons:

    The convenience of Monster Life needs to be improved.

    Opinions about convenience for things related to Monster Life like the storage box, improving the dismiss feature, and improving the chat feature.

    • Pros:
      • Many opinions that agreed with the overall opinions about the inconvenience in Monster Life.
    • Cons:
      • Opinions that rapid alleviation is not necessary since there are many existing players who have grown their Monster Life already with the inconveniences of the currently presented opinions.

    Boss related convenience improvements.

    Opinions about convenience such as boss related HP display, bind resistance guides, and reward maps.

    • Pros:
      • Opinions that agreed with the improvements to make re-entry limits and pre-quests faster.
    • Cons:
    Maple Notice Board


    The MapleStory Notice Board is a page that the MapleStory team recently added. It is quite similar to the Customer Conference Suggestions Notice Board which they had earlier and is basically the replacement which will be used at all times.

    This page shows the things they have received suggestions for or have been thinking about and when they are planning to make changes related to them. It includes the information/dates when there are updates on items and when they are implemented or planned to be implemented in-game.

    Obviously, there’s a ton of stuff since it includes things from the Customer Conference last year, as well as things they have talked about since then like at the Destiny Live Talk. I’m not going to cover everything as a lot of it is stuff that has already been implemented or talked about, but I will include the stuff they recently added together with the Developer Comments above.

    Note that something being on the list doesn’t mean it will 100% be added into the game as-is, its just things they are looking into and there might be tweaks or changes based on the developers’ wishes. The things below are related to user convenience and are planned to be improved within the first half of 2022.

    • 116: Add a Core Master feature into the V Matrix UI.
    • 117: Release 40 Slot Recipe/Scroll Bags.
    • 118: Expand the maximum number of personality trait items that can be stacked in one inventory slot.
    • 119: Expand the maximum number of The Seed Medals of Honour that can be stacked in one inventory slot.
    • 120: Add the Union Coin Shop NPC to the Quick Move.
    • 121: Improve it so that you can open the Union UI in Meisterville/Monster Park.
    • 122: Improve the visibility of the EXP bar number display by adding commas.
    • 123: Change the selection order when entering the Other World’s Altar Statue (choosing the difficulty when entering Arkarium).
    • 124: Add the feature to display % information in the HP bar.
    • 125: Add reward phases to main boss monsters.
    • 126: Remove the Rhinne dialogue window pop-up after defeating Arkarium.
    • 127: Remove Big Headward/Dr. Plastic Roy in the Quick Move.
    • 128: When you register someone in your Blacklist, apply it based on the Maple ID.
    • 129: Simplify the process of using the Ursus shop.
    • 130: Expand the types of items that can be placed in the Crafting Material Bag.
    • 131: Add a user confirmation process when creating characters and deciding on a nickname.
    • 132: Change the Daily Gift rewards to be moveable to other characters within the same world.
    • 133: Show the Bounty Hunter entry limit from the first time you enter them.
    • 134: Expand the maximum amount of Waru you can hold in Monster Life.
    • 135: Change the dark cutscene when dismissing monsters in Monster Life.
    • 136: Improve the Haven weekly quests process (unify the completion NPCs).
    • 137: When registering items in the Auction House, set the longer registration time as the default value.
    • 138: Improve it so that the items acquired from things like Monster Park and Monster Collection are moveable to other characters within the same world.
    • 139: Alleviate the difficulty of getting Mu Gong Monster Collection.
    • 140: Simplify the process of entering certain bosses (like Arkarium, Pink Bean, and Hilla).
    • 141: Change Arcane River and Grandis daily quests so they can be completed through the lightbulb.
    • 142: Add the feature to bulk take care of monsters in Monster Life.
    • 143: Change the cutscene when opening Root Abyss Sealed Boxes.
    • 144: Add the feature to instantly dismiss monsters after combining them in Monster Life.
    • 145: Remove the sound when certain field monsters appear (like Labyrinth/Moonbridge).
    • 146: Change Monster Park Coins to be shared within the world.
    • 147: Improve the item lock process.
    • 148: Add the feature to turn titles/medals’ appearances On/Off.
    • 149: Improve the Star Force destruction protection setting process.
    • 150: Change it so that all status effects are instantly removed after defeating Pink Bean.
    • 151: Add the feature to bulk sell Intense Power Crystals.

    Source: Orange Mushroom's Blog