MapleStory 2 is only in headstart and Nexon is already waging war on gold farmers and spam

    
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MapleStory 2 hasn’t even fully launched out of its headstart – that’s tomorrow – but the bots, spammers, and gold farmers, are already swarming the game, which is thoroughly predictable, as anyone who’s ever played or built an MMORPG should know. Combating the bots is now one of the key things Nexon’s working on, according to its state-of-the-game missive out today.

“We are seeing lots of Meso Sellers creating bot accounts, and spamming world chat, channel chat or even sending out random mail or whispers,” the studio says. “PLEASE DO NOT ENGAGE IN ANY TYPE OF BUSINESS WITH MESO SELLERS. It is against the terms of use, and once we track the logs, you will be also banned from the game if you make any purchase from illegal Meso Sellers.”

To fight the bots, Nexon says it’s temporarily disabling the mail system to block spam, hiking the level requirements for Meso currency trading and world chat (level 50 apiece), and “upgrading [its] ban system to detect spam more effectively and ban those accounts from the game automatically.”

Nexon also notes it’s working on the launch patch, new class, new servers, Steam bugs, connection errors, new rates for hair styles, tweaks to the dungeon system, template thievery, and overall transparency.

MOP’s Justin checked out the game’s head-start last week, finding it cutesy and fun with plenty to do, though it might not appeal to more grimdark MMO fans.

Source: Official site. Thanks, Kinya!

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kgptzac

Nexon traditionally don’t care much about bots so I wonder what changed. Tbh nowadays I’d rather have a paying-user only global chat just so I don’t have to see the ugly gold selling spam in Korean games where the inability to tackle this problem has become a cultural phenomenon.

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Nick Smith

Ive been playing this non stop in the past 9 days. Having a wonderful time. So much to do. Very creative game. It reminds me a little of how Glitch the game made me feel. Cute. Co-op. Love the graphics.

Once they get rid of the gold farming spam…. its just going to be even better :)

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Weilan

Get rid of the gold farming spam… Ha!!!

Who so yo think they are, dude?! They are Nexon, they are incapable of doing anything right. I saw what they did with Ghost in the Shell First Assault. They sold Early Access for $5 then made it F2P, the game had issues, they couldn’t fix then or didn’t care for 2 years, only released skins to milk the game, then after a 1.5 years after launch they release the biggest update ever, turns out it’s also the worst, everyone quits and after 5 months, few days before the 2 year anniversary they shut it down. I played the game for about 1000 for those 2 years.

They are now doing the same thing – selling a F2P game for money, it has issues, they haven’t fixed them and never will and how do you think they will fight gold spammers? I will tell you how – with empty promises they will never see through. Then when the game stops being profitable or even the blindest of fanboys see through the scam and leave and call them out on it, they will shut the game down.

I know how Nexon operates. They are scamming trash. I know the CM of Maple Story 2 she is Cuddles, she was to be the CM of Ghost in the Shell First Assault known as Tachicuddles after the iconic Tachikoma soldiers from GITS SAC. Then after a month into Early Access she said: “Fuck it, I’m not into FPS games so I’m leaving for other projects.” And then they put the awesome CMs Lumos and Disrespect that kept the game running for so long.

I played Maple Story 2 during the CBT 2 in May and noticed the horrible mouse and keyboard controls and created a lengthy, constructive and civilised thread on their forums explaining what I saw wrong with it and how I suggest it to be fixed. Nothing happened, my feedback was completely ignotrd, when others complain about it, because others apparently also find yhe controls to be dogshit, the white knight fanboys of the game jump to defrnd it and still preach how “the game is made for controllers, nya nya nya” and how you should play it with a controller, well, if I wanted to play with a controller, I’d buy a console, wouldn’t I?

I know Nexon, man, I feel sorry for you that they tricked you into buying a F2P trash game, prepare your asshole, for they will fuck it until it bleeds, godspeed.

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Mewmew

They didn’t trick most of us, just because you feel that they did you. Most of us who bought the Founder Packs were going to be charging up money to spend in the game anyway – and the Founder Packs all come with IAP Currency that is worth the same amount as the packs (not to mention everything else they come with). So getting to start early and have all this extra stuff is all just free content on top of what we were going to charge anyway.

I find the controls to be absolutely fine in the game – though I do use the “keyboard only” setup. I will say that the mouse and keyboard part could use some tweaking, but the keyboard only and gamepad controls are both good and even better now that we can actually change control keys.

The game is a blast. It’s extremely fun, the pay stuff is all cosmetics so there is no pay to win. We get tons of stuff free. You can make your own cosmetics and sell them to others, and get some really cool stuff people design that wouldn’t be for sale otherwise.

You’re being ridiculous and just raging against Nexon. They haven’t said anything about Gold Spammers that would be empty promises, all the stuff they’re doing is fairly easy to implement and they are doing it.

It’s a fun game that the majority of us Founders are very happy with our Founder Pack purchases. Nobody tricked us, we knew what we were buying, we knew the game was a free game in the end.

Look I get it, Ubisoft screwed a lot of us over by turning buy to play games into free to play ones and didn’t even credit the purchasers with anything – in fact they totally screwed us over by taking away stuff we paid for and making us need to buy it over again to have it in the “free to play” version our games converted it to. They’d ignore us when we’d contact them about it. I really dislike Ubisoft, but I won’t rage against every game they release because of it.

Thanks but we know what we’re doing, we aren’t being tricked, and we’re having a great time. I’m sorry that you’re sucking lemons but maybe get over it and enjoy yourself :D Or maybe this is how you enjoy yourself, but the rest of us aren’t being tricked, we’re fine, thanks.

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Bruno Brito

Can’t have competition, Nexon.

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Mewmew

Give me a break. Do you really think that’s all Gold Sellers are?

For one they’re spamming the World Channel non stop. In 3 days playing a few hours each day, I had over 50 gold spammers on my block list and didn’t even get them all. They have taken over the World Channel and make it so nobody else can use it for what it’s there for.

Second they don’t even actually pay for what they’re doing. They’re buying the game and buying Merets to use to spam World Chat, but they’re doing chargebacks and in the end not paying for it. They use the service and then charge the money back – screwing over Nexon because they don’t really care.

They also very often steal users accounts, spam through those accounts and sell all their stuff. They’re not some legitimate service that Nexon sees as competition, they’re degenerate criminals that are ruining the game.

They screw with the game’s economy putting all this money into the game that people just buy from them, making the prices for stuff go sky high and those of us who legitimately play can’t compete. A Housing Plot is a perk that is supposed to be earned, not bought with real money (we get free housing anyway but to place it on the map where other people see the outside design we have to pay).

I can’t imagine someone playing the game legitimately having to deal with this stuff that thinks this is just competition. You either don’t play and don’t deal with it, or you are actually one of the people who buys from them and makes the problem continue.

Side note – Cute kitty :D

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steel hunt

Gold farmers presence usually indicates the game has a healthy population. Not saying they are good but we can look at this ina different perspective

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Weilan

Cause it’s Maple Story… Everyone who played 1 is hyped, I never played 1, just want to see 2

But if this early they have gold spammers, it means their protection is trash, the game will be targeted by such scum and will be ruined, because Nexon are incapable of doing anything right other than milking their games.

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kgptzac

A healthy population of said bots and people who are indifferent of the said bots. When I started playing Closers the bots were so blatant and annoying that I quickly uninstalled the game. I’m sure if the bots didn’t exist, I’d be playing that game longer and by any definition a “healthier” population than those bots.

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Fervor Bliss

Why we cannot have nice things.
Just because you can mod and bot a game does not mean you should.
Will watch and see if they can clean this game up. Not ready to dip my toe in the water yet.

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Weilan

Yeah, people shouldn’t kille each other, robxeach other or sell drugs to each other that ruon lives, but guess what… They still do it, vecause there is profit to be made and that won’t stop many from doing it.

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Dantos

I’m going to give this a shot after it opens up tomorrow. Sad to see that gold spamming is already a problem in the paid EA. It’s gonna get a lot worse once f2p starts. Although, it is a Nexon game, and those are usually plagued by gold spam if memory serves.

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Weilan

Yeah, I will try it too, my only concern are the dogshit mouse and keyboard controls, other than that the game seems nice. Shame it’s Nexon that got their filthy paws on it and they scammed people to buy a F2P game just to play a few says before everyone else… And so many got scammed, classic.