Everybody misses the old maplestory where people are just starting out, not being knowledgeable at the game, and with one thing in mind – to have fun. They never thought of maplestory becoming an online market or a game to earn or spend money with other players.
Moderators thought that the online market is fine as long as the players don’t violate any rules; thus let players to have real money trading until it is too late to create a rule for it because everybody is doing it. Suddenly prohibiting players from real money trading is like banning the whole community.
MapleStory Mesos – Fun Fact
Did you know that in the bloom of maplestory, there are players in the game who make a living through selling their in-game goods? They don’t grind for 8 hours like most people do. They just sit in the market, buying and selling goods which destroy the economy of maplestory. It goes like this: they will play for a while to gain the capital; after gaining the capital they are going to sit in the market 24/7, buying and selling stuff.
Why buying and selling destroy economy? Think of a scenario where 40% of the people in the market are doing this, bouncing an item like ping-pong. Eventually, this will raise the item’s demand, thus the price. As a result, no new players wanted to play anymore because items’ prices are overpriced, thanks to these people.
They should have released this kind of server sooner. Not when the MMORPG is dying.
Maplestory Reboot is a good idea. In fact, it is a fantastic idea where players could no longer trade their crappy stuff to crappy players. And this eliminates the fact that the negative aspect of the game – Economy.
In conclusion, if not manage well, economy in any MMORPG is like a virus, It is going to take down the server slowly, but surely through people buy mesos and people sell maplestory mesos.