Why is this a thing? Ms2 isn't out... Also, the avatars are terribad.
It's a thing because there is currently a lot of people excited about the game, and there's bound to be more once we actually start getting some decent information. Why not be ahead of the game and get the site ready for when there's actually a ton of fans?
I'll agree the avatars are pretty simplistic but hey, what do you do when you're already running a site like Basilmarket as well as having an actual life to attend to? Mr. B isn't a prodigy code-monkey, he does what he can. I don't know if you saw what the original Basilmarket looked like; hell even I came in 2 years after it was made and it was still pretty basic, but it's obviously going to be updated.
Mrb should let us use our own custom avatars. Just until the game comes out.
@Bromguardian sorry I accidentally reported your comment (and accidentally liked it) while pressing every button, looking for a quote button. I do not believe that such a button exists. Sorry tho
@WatchGintama I guess the concern is people uploading inappropriate things (which is probably a justified concern given the basil community), but, like, really.. these are just awful
edit: also, this site is sorta glitchy....
Yeah...the website's pretty lackluster, but as the game progresses when it releases, this site will grow too!
I agree, the avatars are pretty bad, but it might update to be better.
Flexo why haven't you shown your face on basil?
This is just the beta version of it. Im sure once the game fully releases in Nexon NA Mr.B will allow us to upload our character avatars from the game just like basilmarket. I do agree the site is very simplistic but remember it's just a beta forum. I highly doubt he is going to stop the updates here.
I honestly like the avatars few made me laugh. Don't know what you guys except.
This site will turn into a new hub similar to basilmarket, but for Maplestory 2 only.
The community will definitely be different (and hopefully not as dumb), there could be a lot of new players coming to MS2, that don't play Maplestory.
@ktemp I am still on basilmarket. I have (aprx) 6 accounts on there right now. But I can't actually identify as myself on basil anymore, because my accounts get deleted as soon as a mod sees them (when they are identified as mine, that is).
Also, they blocked all of my legit email addresses, so I had to make new ones to make accounts.
Also, they were looking at my IP, so I have to use Russian proxies now.
But I'm still around, dawgitydog.
It's nice to start fresh have a chance to start with everyone
Try to start a new you here maybe? @ Flexo
@Flexography: I see, you're playing a cat and mouse game with Basil's staff (I have no clue who you are, so I don't know what you were blocked for). Well, don't worry about me seeing your comment. Whatever you do or say here won't cause me to act on Basil - and whatever you did there won't cause me to run to MrBasil and tell him to boot you off this site. In my opinion a new site means a clean slate. I'm not so sure about the big B himself. He's a little less forgiving than me.
This site allows for speculation, and speculation about games is fun. I always like to look forward to what'll happen in movies, books or games that haven't come out yet, although my favourite question "Wh0 dies?" isn't really relevant here. MS2 has always been a hot topic on Basil, so it does serve some sort of purpose. As for the avatars: I vaguely remember Basil not having any avatars [i]at all[/i], but I may be wrong.
Aya, I'm going to abuse my synthesizer, toodles.
@Pavchka: Actually, I'm pretty sure that (most of) the mods are aware that I'm currently on basil, and have consciously chosen to not delete me.
(I don't have screenshots of the below stuff anymore)
Basically, my account (@Flexography on basil) got deleted for some (probably) legitimate reason (it might have been suspension bypassing; I'm not sure). At this point, I had 0 accounts on basil. I then made a new account, and posted a few things. Shortly after making it, it got deleted. I then made another account, and the same thing happened. I then made a new account, and tagged all of the mods in a post in a thread (I couldn't make a new thread because new accounts don't have that privilege), and asked if all of my accounts were being deleted just to make some point, or if I was actually breaking a rule. That account got deleted. I then started making new accounts and spamming (well, new accounts are limited in the number of posts they can make per day, so "spamming" might be a bit hyperbolic) the forums with posts in threads that read something like "the mods are deleting accounts as soon as I make them, even though I'm not breaking any rules", and I occasionally threw in something like "FreeFlexy" or whatever. After nine accounts had been deleted, Bobo finally PMed me and admitted that they (he?) had been wrong, and that they were deleting the accounts because they thought that I was bypassing a suspension, when in reality I had no suspended accounts (indeed, I had no account at all). I then sent a very angry PM as a response (well, 3 PMs, because basil's cloudflare thing blocks you when you try to send posts/PMs that exceed a certain length). They basically consisted of me calling him an idiot because he deleted 9 accounts before actually checking if I was breaking the rules in the first place. Moreover, I had actually made an attempt to reach out to him, given that I tagged all of the mods in a post and asked why I was being repeat deleted. One of the things he said in his PM was something like "the rules on basil are to prevent forum disruption", and I told him that he could have just PMed me in the first place if he didn't want me to be posting in the forums about it. I flung several insults, and concluding by telling him that he was at liberty to do whatever he wanted with respect to my accounts (given his mod powers) and told him to go for it, because I would keep doing my thing anyway.
Any accounts I had left were deleted.
I made a new account a few days later, and it was deleted fairly immediately. I stopped associating the character Flexography with my accounts, and new accounts I made were still being deleted rather immediately. In fact, I would make two accounts at a time, and they would both be deleted, even when I only posted on one. I assume that it was an IP thing, because I'm not really sure how else that would happen. I then started using various proxies to access basil, and the account deletions stopped. Several basilers were aware of the fact that I was still on basil (because they encountered me in a twitch tv chatbox, and we talked briefly). I had a bunch of active accounts, all of which I was accessing with proxies. Every now and then one of them would get deleted, and I would make another to take its place (I could just let them sit and become no-longer-new accounts--so that they wouldn't have such a restrictive posting limit--without having to worry about them being deleted) because I didn't want to be left without an account.
One day, out of boredom, I decided to add Flexography as a character on one of my accounts, and make a post acknowledging my existence. I received a few PMs from people welcoming me back and stuff. I never got deleted, and I've been seen by mods (and BobR suspended me a few days ago), so, like I said, I'm assuming that they know I'm around.
On a similar note, I'm pretty sure that Mr B knows I am on this site. He raised some question at some point about what MS2 would look like, and I pointed out to him that OrangeMushroom had a screenshot up on his website. He then acknowledged me in a comment here: Tvmaplestory2firstmaplestory2screenshotscreen35
Furthermore, assuming Mr B is the only mod on this website, he deleted a thread I made which was pointing out a bunch of website glitches (presumably after fixing them). So, like, I don't think it's much of a secret.
I haven't been on Basil much recently due to stuff happening in real life (moving to a new home tomorrow because I'm being booted out of the one I'm in now), so I'm not up-to-date about what happened on Basil during the past few months. If what you posted here is true*, the error originated on the side of the staff. Since my colleagues have spotted you and haven't forwarded your account for deletion, it seems to me like your slate's been wiped clean and you're in the safe zone. The only thing I'd do is let the excess accounts bleed to death (I have no clue how long that takes ) and not do anything Extreme-worthy on the account you use for posting, so sooner or later rule 10 will stop applying to you. Then you should be safe.
* No "hur hur, hehe, [i]riiiiiiiiiight[/i]" intended; I know only half the story, of course.
These are the types of cases that make me feel like "But I oughtta... but it doesn't feel good... then what should I do... no... ". >< They demonstrate that validity and justice don't always go hand in hand. Cause forking you over to MrB right now would be valid, but it wouldn't be just. I prefer going with just.
Oh god russian proxies just to access basil?
wow is all i have to say.
I don't really mind the avatars or the simplistic interface. This is the only English MS2 site I know and it's pretty decent. The community here is also seeming okay so far so it's a good place for the predictions/speculations and drinking up info about a game I'm excited for.
Erm, well, I don't mind the Avatar's. Better than scowering Google Images looking for that one perfect Image... They're cute, is what I'm saying. Also, I really like the way this website looks. But, it's okay if you don't, since it does look kind-of barren.
Personally I am glad that this site is around. I want to support MS2 from the beginning; and I plan on creating a guild and a community within MS2. This site helps with that.