The entire overarching Project New Leaf update involved a whole lot of changes for MapleStory 2, changes aimed at almost every aspect of the game. Nexon America CEO Jungsoo Lee summarizes the changes in a new letter to the community for those who may have missed some of them; they include a change of Daily Missions into a weekly Prestige system, a reduction of World Boss HP by a significant portion, lots of cheaper meso costs, and reduced inventory clutter.
Players will also face stiffer penalties for illegally buying mesos, so that’s a positive change for people not engaging in bad behavior.
Obviously, Nexon hopes that this will help encourage more players to stick with the game… but there’s also more on the way for the game, including another large expansion planned for the summer. The letter doesn’t go into details, just promising that the details will be shared with player soon. Hopefully the combination of improved play experience and more incoming content will delight fans until those details are actually announced.