I suppose I've made the mistake in attempting to end my approximately year-long hiatus and return to MapleStory. All I can say is, I am completely perplexed. I admit when I stopped playing last summer, I hadn't spent much time doing anything but leveling my bishop, with the intent of avoiding the whole 'damage wars' thing. I've started playing my 1H Crusader again and started an assassin, but I have to say that just by looking at things online about the game I'm finding it really difficult to get excited about the game. Since I run Maple-News I'm trying to stay more informed about the game by playing the game actively but everything that has changed just overloads my senses to the point where I just log out, which I thought might be easier starting a new character but it doesn't seem to help. Since when did you need '10 billion mesos' to fund a character? It doesn't seem like anyone bothers to talk to anyone at all in-game anymore.
Could anyone who still plays actively help shed some light on how things have changed over the past year and what the hell the point of even playing this game anymore is?