No NX = No spending $1000s just to be able to boss properly (sadly that involves solo bossing - THIS NEEDS TO BE CHANGED TO INVOLVE A PARTY!!!)
Hence, NX is no longer a neccessity to play the game after lvl150. Yay. That is great!
This NO NX server definitely bridges the epic cleft between the Unfunded/Inbetweeners/Pay2Win
BUT, I still feel that by keeping the exp gain the same, people will still be able to rush to above Lvl100 in like 4 hours without taking a break and doing things in the game other than grinding.
Levelling up too fast will still remain the biggest problem
-Similar to how easy Bossing has become. Just being able to SOLO bosses is a joke.
--Also the Prequests... Way too easy. Remember the Zakum prequests??? Had like 3 hardcore steps that took like 1 hour each to complete. 1. Jump Quest OMG So painful. But the rewarding feeling afterwards beats 1 minute killing Zakum after lvl50. (Which can be reached in like 30 minutes or less... *facepalm*)
-Given the option, everyone speeds ahead without enjoying content because it doesn't give [best exp per time spend]
--Also, no item revamps for Party Quests means PQ's will still remain useless as it doesn't give [good stat or good looking items per time spend]
-Total amount of game time (4 hours to get to over lvl100) is ridiculous. No time to experience other aspects of an MMO such as meeting new people. Have not heard of any other MMO where endgame is reached in 1 day.
TL:DR Although the Reboot Server is an awesome start, the real issue affecting Maplestory will still remain unsolved. And that is: The Levelling Speed
In fact, The Reboot Server needs to make it less convenient for us to do certain things. Levelling is certaining 1 of these things.
Travelling is another. The Dimensional Mirror has made flights redundant. I still remember travelling to Ariant from Orbis, I would climb up and down on the genie's face while making the other 3 players on board laugh.
Flights to Orbis is another example. By making it super convenient, our focus has narrowed to only ourselves.
What are some ways to make the game slow down?