The developers behind MapleStory 2 know that nobody likes having things removed, which is why the big rundown on Gemstone changes arriving with the next major update just starts by ripping off that bandage. No more access to Abandoned Mines B1/B4, no more Gemstone items from runs, no more Gemstone items in stores. The bright side? All of this is part of the change making players less reliant on randomness, with players able to choose the Gemstones they want, choose the color of dust from Dust Boxes, and generally pay less to upgrade or remove stones.seem pretty positive once you factor in how much easier it’ll be to upgrade on the whole.
Source: Official Site