Oh god this is wonderful *w*
What the hell Maplestory? haha
This looks kinky.
This is one creepy wallpaper. .m.
Okay Nexon, that's not even subtle XD I guess we know what the MS2 artists are into...
@Chaoxdriver ..well to tell you the truth, almost all the artists I've met draw a little bit of nsfw here and there, hehe. It's kinda like "well I have the ability to do this...so I'm going to do this." xD
I wonder if we'll ever get whips in game. Maybe as a cash shop weapon skin? Remember the Red Whip?
@Budubu In the professional setting, art and design are very rarely about what the artist wants to draw; that's why there's a lot of burnout, and so many companies contract artists rather than employ them. For something like this, it's much more likely that the artist was given a list of suggested themes/content from the marketing team, and then put it in a design package according to experience with positive demographic feedback. Sad truths.
As for whips, remember that the Wizard already has a very awesome looking Thunder Whip spell, and it could be an incredible design opportunity to have that become a specialization (e.g. "Elemental Cowboy/Wrangler" ), if they decide to go that route. Either way, whip physics and animations are definitely in the game already, and I think we'll be seeing more of them later, since the Thunder Whip lost its place in the spotlight with the recently added huge cooldown (....ughh...).
If that's the prison warden, I might not mind getting in "trouble"...
how much lag are you experiencing given that (I presume) you're on a different continent?