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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Suggestion regarding class changes



If you haven't noticed, Nexon has been trying to balance the various classes lately. But it isn't working. And it's annoying.

They need to realize when to STOP, instead of constantly remaking the classes every few months. It's getting ridiculous. Instead of balancing properly, they are overpowering one class at a time (NOTE: mage/warrior/etc Jump patches). This will lead to a cycle of endless "balancing" since each time they remake it a class it is stronger than many other classes.

The solution would be to make ONE big balancing patch... and actually BALANCE for once.

It is annoying to play a game where, if I make a character because of the skills/abilities/etc it has, I have no guarantee that my character will maintain ANY of those qualities. I made an I/L mage because mages used to be the training class. Ultimates gave the fastest leveling in the game back then. Now, Nexon made blizzard useless and turned mages into a completely useless job: bad at bossing + bad at leveling. I get more exp/hr (no, I don't mean %/hr) on a 11x hermit than on my archmage. In the future, mages will be good at bossing with the Jump patch. But did I ever WANT to boss on my mage? Is that what I was thinking about when I created my character? No.

Job advancements are now like the stock market; you have no idea on how your job will change in the next giant update.


 Edit:

Yes some people are saying that this is a method of attracting new players. However, if this was the case couldn't one argue that Nexon is forgetting about the older generation of players who supported Nexon all these years?

I've personally got friends who have spent years trying to get their character up to Lvl 200 only to get trumped by a newer player. 



34 comments:

  1. Interesting, have you ever contacted Nexxon and see if they will take your suggestions?

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  2. Ugh last time I played Maple story I accidentally got teleported to an island that everything was too high level, and I couldn't get out. I think I ended up giving up.

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  3. Choose the Dark Knight. That's the best class in the game =P

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  4. Thanks :) THis will help a lot

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  5. seriously how can a new player trump someone who has been building a character up for years?

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  6. Yeah, it's a bit silly that a guy who just started can beat a high level char.

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  7. Balancing is such a big issue in games, particularly MMorpgs, that you would think companies would dedicate a very large portion of their resources to make sure that it is done right.

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  8. TBH every post you make, describes the game as complete shit...

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  9. That really sucks to lose to a new player when you know you should win just because of experience =/

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  10. I could never really get into Maplestory, but I might give it another try.

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  11. I have never played this story and sadly I keep hearing its golden time is over :/

    I hope they fix it up back to the way it used to be so I can give it a try before Guild wars 2 comes out :)

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  12. It's sad that it used to take a shit load of time and now it's really quick. I remember I spent a long ass time just getting to level 60.

    Same goes with WoW. It took longer to get to 60 in vanilla than it does to get 85.

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  13. guess ill return to play MS :D

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  14. They want it to look as though they're doing something, lol

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  15. Yeah, I agree with Recharge.

    Good post btw

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  16. A whole blog about maplestory? talk about nostalgia haha. great post :)

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  17. I think the balance was needed.

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  18. Wow I didn't know you could do that in Maple Story, Very nice! :)

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  19. Omg, a MapleStory blog!! This brings back memories... I played MS for like 4 years, when it first came out. Although I have been reading some of the updates recently, and I have to say it's just not very good anymore... :(

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  20. I never played MS, is too "cute" for my tastes. The truth is im a casual gamer, i guess. xD.

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  21. Wow, Maplestory seems to have changed quite a bit from when I last played it, which was probably 2 years ago. It was probably the best free game that I played, I do kind of regret dropping it. Following :>

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  22. I haven't played this game in years but I've heard from other people it's a pretty big problem. It must suck dedicating so much time into a single character only to get them nerfed into an unplayable state.

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  23. It's about attracting new players, agreed. I agree with you though.

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  24. Man this brings me back, my friends and I wanted to play Maple Story but for some reason we never got to do it.

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  25. never played this game, but it seems ok.

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  26. why don't they test it in a closed environment?

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  27. Yeah! I agree with you (and Dark knight > all)

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