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Hey everyone and thank you for reading my thread! I was thinking on this matter and I assumed it was gonna end up in wishlist, considering it is something I hope Nexon considers. Before the game makes its release or even after it does, I'd like a character simulator. I'm very big into fashion in MMORPGs and creating the perfect character, so the customization hype is very overwhelming. I was hoping they could bring up a character simulator so we can try out the styles they have so far and see which ones we'd like or just make characters for the heck of it. I highly doubt this will happen, but it sounds pretty interesting, right? Happy Mapling, ze~!
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[http://maplestory2.nexon.com/243](http://maplestory2.nexon.com/243)

Today we would like to discuss with you our worries about the game's economy and potential countermeasures: Changes to trading system and cash shop

1. Trading

What?
-The way items and mesos are traded is now changed

How?
-You are now unable to drop items that are above a certain grade, unable to drop mesos, and unable to trade directly with another player
-You are now unable to attach items or mesos in mails
-All items can be traded in Black Market (Auction House)

Why?
-If we are able to streamline every activity that affects the game's economy to one source, we should be quicker in finding out any sort of exploits, bugs, and issues. Ultimately we can:
-Combat against botters and meso farmers
-In the case of losing items from being hacked or due to a bug, we are able to better assist you in getting your items back
-These changes to trading will be applied in the Final CBT

2. Cash Shop

What?
-We will be opening up a Cash Shop to test Cash items for free in the Final CBT

How?
-No, you will not be using real NX Cash
-All items on Cash Shop will be available for free in the Final CBT

Why?
-We need to test out the Cash Items before release
-We feel that Cash Items may have severe negative impact on the game's economy if these items are not tested firsthand by the players
-We saw that many of you in the community were worried about how the Cash Shop will affect the game. We feel your concern and we are giving ourselves a lot of time to think about this issue.

Although it is tough to explain the changes in one post, we thought it was most important that the community knows about these changes and understands our motive behind it before going into the Final CBT.

Keep in mind that even throughout the Final CBT that we will constantly monitor the changes we've made and may try different approaches as needed.

We will be back with another announcement next week, "Trolling, Velma's Judgment"

Translation by ChannelOnion

Feel free to comment and discuss the recent changes down below!

Apr 2015
P

I expected them to do something about the economy, but I didn't expect a whole post about what they were planning on! I'm happy with the "Go here to trade items" aspect because it really does help stabilize the economy. Also, the fact that they came out and said "We've listened to your concerns" and everyone knows it's about pay2win, and they're going to watch it carefully is just great to hear! All in all I'm happy with this!

Apr 2015
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I'm glad that they are making ways to prevent bots and hacks. We need that more than anything, imo.

Apr 2015
C

I am too all for the changes they made. One thing I think they could do better is make the best gears (maybe the last 2 tiers) downright untradeable so people have to work to earn them. I fear people are going to list their items for cheap to give to their friend on the Black Market, risking losing it to lurkers on the Black Market

Apr 2015
G

@ChannelOnion pretty much the only thing I dislike about the change..you can't give out your items to friends. I hope they implement something that will allow us to do it.

Apr 2015
B

@GRIMM I agree, maybe they will implement an internal guild item trading system? Or trading for players level X and over?

Apr 2015
M

Everything sounds amazing but a Guild Bank should defs be included!

RIP trading with mules.

Apr 2015
Q

@MyRedCup If they implemented a guild bank, I'd really love if it had a log of all items withdrawn/deposited for the last 30 days! That way, you could be sure nobody pulled any shenanigans :s.

Also, if you would request for the item/meso, and it had to be confirmed by someone first, just in case someone was hacked/decided to steal everything.

Apr 2015
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Im hoping they kind of do it like DnF where reaching a certain level you can use an account wide storage so you can atleast give items to alts if you get something good. They could also do some sort of friends list trading system where 24 hours after befriending someone you're able to trade them. Just some thoughts, overall happy with everything.

Apr 2015
C

Yeah, I'm with everyone here, disappointed with the lack of 1:1 trade. These changes are good, especially the fact that they will combat botters and meso farmers. I wish Nexon could implement a direct trade system like diablo 3:

Friend A and B get in a party to farm together
A obtains B's weapon
B obtain's A's weapon
Since they were together in a party, they are able to trade directly with each other, but items that have only been acquired during the party session up to x hours ago.

Even something like this would make me content

Apr 2015
Q

@ChannelOnion Sounds perfect, I know I'm going to be partying up whenever possible. I haven't looked into the bonuses, maps or mobs yet, but I always like training alongside my buddies while on Skype.

Apr 2015
M

Is there a way to move equipment/money to your other character on the same account?

Apr 2015
C

@Miyuki I don't see how that can ever affect the game's economy, so I hope Nexon will implement it : (

Apr 2015
M

Yeah. I also thought about the storage/chest in your house/apartment. But then the house/apartment might be used by all characters on your account too. Or each character need his/her own house/apartment and the storage is like a wormhole between your characters!

Apr 2015
C

@Miyuki I confirmed this from last CBT and haven't heard any changes on this: All of your characters on your account share a single house if you ever rent one. So let's say you picked up a knight's sword on your priest, you store it in the chest in your house, log off, log in with your knight, go into the same house and get the item from the chest!

Apr 2015
G

@ChannelOnion thanks for the confirmation! Btw, when will the stream begin? Do you know the exact hour because I don't want to miss it >.<

Apr 2015
C

@Grimm No problem! I already posted a topic about my Final CBT stream here: Maplestory2

My first stream will start at April 30th - 11PM EST
I'm working on getting out a schedule for all of the other testing days, and will keep you posted right here!

Apr 2015
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