MapleStory pulls pay-to-win sack from Reboot world cash shop

    
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Excitement over MapleStory’s tougher Reboot world was marred by accusations of pay-to-win by the community. The chief complaint centered on the sale of meso sacks in the cash shop that allowed players to trade in money to get a surge ahead with “millions of mesos.” As the Reboot world was designed to be completely free of any P2W elements, this did not go over well with players.

The community backlash against this item in the Reboot world was so strong that Nexon decided to pull the meso sacks from the store shortly after the new server launched.

In creating Reboot world, our goal was to provide a hardcore RPG experience where balance impacting items can be obtained in-game through the efforts of each individual player. With this goal in mind, we want to make sure that the Reboot world is something that all of you want to be a part of — a world that meets your expectations. Over the past day, we have listened to your feedback regarding the implementation of meso sacks in the Reboot world cash shop. We have decided to remove meso sacks from the Reboot world cash shop at this time, and these items will not be in the shop when the servers go live later today.

We’ve decided to remove these items while we further review community feedback and monitor meso activity in Reboot world. This will give us more insight as to whether or not we need to provide any additional ways to obtain meso in the future.

Source: MapleStory via Reddit
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wjowski
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wjowski

I’ll give it…half a year before Reboot ends up indistinguishable from the other MS servers.

SirMysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably
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SirMysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably

blackcat7k Yep. Repackage it was my first thought, and quite possibly divide it into smaller slices bundled with other things to get people to pay more money for it. I can have a dry, cynical sense of humor but this is just nexon being nexon.

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

MetaDune How? You can’t trade in this server. There’s no economy. This server kills gold sellers.

blackcat7k
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blackcat7k

“We’ve decided to remove these items while we further review community
feedback and monitor meso activity in Reboot world. This will give us
more insight as to whether or not we need to provide any additional ways
to obtain meso in the future.” 

Translation: 

“We’re waiting until you stop bawling about this and then we’re going to drop it on you again or repackage it as something else.”

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

Greaterdivinity

MetaDune
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MetaDune

O well, now the gold buyers are just going to go back to the asian gold farmers to get their gold now

Blackomen
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Blackomen

Nordavind Greaterdivinity I guess today Nexon isn’t so… “sucky sucky”.

dorn2
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dorn2

Guns that shoot massive ghost sharks?  I had no idea how incomplete my life was.

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

Who from MOP is playing Reboot? Add me! KidKosmos.

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

@collagen123 It was pulled before the game went live.