I don't know if im the only one who has noticed this, and i doubt i am, but there has just been a gap growing and growing and growing between the funded community and the non-funded community.
For example :
(These sats and damages are made up completely just for you to get the point)
Hermits damage - 4-5k per star (unfunded)
Hermits damage - 8-10k per star (funded)
The difference there is merely 4-5k difference, when nexon came out with bosses, they came out with bosses that required multiple users to go and fight. A group of 18 unfunded people could go take on zakum and kill it around 45 minutes to an hour depending on if you apples or not at one point.
A group of 6-12 funded people could go kill it in around the same time if not a little slower or faster depending on their level of funding and amount of people in the 6-12.
Kaisers damage - 600-800k per line with gigas wave. (funded, some even do 800-1m)
Kaisers damage - 80k-110k per line with gigas (unfunded, maybe with about 10-20% str and a decent sword)
Here the difference is so immense... I understand your damage tends to only effect you, and you only. But this is what issue im raising. What playable content is available for those 80-110k kaisers that is available to the 600-800k?
Empress - lets not even kid ourselves, without funding it isnt even possible to kill empress with a group of unfunded people. And everyone i seem to know that is funded usually goes with 2-3 people to kill it max.
Magnus - some OP players hitting damage cap cant even kill it, does nexon expect its unfunded players to have the ability to party up and take it down?
Pink Bean/Czak/CHT - ok a little mediation here, funded people can easily go solo these bosses, but semi-funded/unfunded people can still party up and go take them down just as well depending on how many people they take and what skills are available within the party.
CPB - Again, just way too hard for unfunded players to even begin to fight, It takes quite a few funded people parties to kill it.
HT/Zak/Pap - Unfunded people can still get a party of maybe 6-12 and go take these on, yes its still capable of soloing but why not party up and kill it for fun with a group of friends? Because funded people can nearly 1hko these, while a party of unfunded people on the other hand can down them in a little while. It'd still be a fun run.
Basically what i am trying to point out is the massive gap that nexon has created.
Bosses need a median. Empress is too hard for unfunded people and too easy for funded people, 2-3 people for a hard boss? please. Or impossible for unfunded?
Magnus - really not even a party boss since you share the amount of deaths, most people tend to trust themselves rather than party members.
PB/Czak/CHT - perfect, killable, not too easy for funded but still kind of easy, and killable to unfunded people if they go in groups.
CPB - Unfunded people can not even touch it, while funded people would do a fine job at competing against it.
HT/Zak/Pap - normal people party up and kill it, but they are just way way way too easy for funded players.
What new content can nexon possibly come out with that mediates this gap? What content could come out boss-wise thats enjoyable to both funded players (Who find bosses too easy, or near impossible), and Unfunded players (Who find some bosses applicable to their maple career and can kill, or will never even put a dent in them even if they acquire all of their unfunded friends to reach the max limit to enter the boss room).
What boss content could that possibly be? And at this rate that its increasing, about to raise the damage cap to 50m? Those 30-50m people will need bosses to fight that they dont just 1hko, and therefore there will be yet another boss that an unfunded person will never reach no matter how many people he gathers.
Nexon, fix this gap and stop increasing it. We need some mediation. Funded and Unfunded are becoming way to noticeable nowadays. All players should be able to kill whatever boss they choose by the level 200; It shouldnt be determined by how much money you spend is how far you get in the game.
I apologize for my rant, and im sorry if no one else feels this way. But I just had to say it lol.
(Some wording could be said better but i hope the gist of what im saying is understood)
Another thing, like if one of my good friends is unfunded, bringing him to Empress would be near useless and no one wants to be just useless and a mooch... And i wouldn't want to go on like a regular zak run because i would kill it faster than he would want) It just makes it harder to play together in my opinion.