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.
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.