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Notice Regarding transportation durations

Discussion in 'MapleLegends Announcements' started by Kimberly, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. Kimberly
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    Kimberly Administrator Staff Member Administrator Game Moderator

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    Hello Legends,

    Boat rides have been a feature on our server since 2014, basically the beta of our server. At the very beginning, we've always had the full timed GMS-like durations applied without any form of skips.

    For many years, we've never done really anything regarding boat rides. Some praise that, some think it takes way too long, and some just wish you could skip it altogether.

    As much as 2 years ago we've made a community poll about boat rides found by clicking here.

    While this isn't about boat ride durations, it's about a skipping option. Back then about 50% of the poll was for it and 50% were not. Due to giving priority to nostalgia, we went against it.

    Two years later now and you may have noticed we started to do a few events where the duration is shortened by 50%. Not just for boat rides, but all transportations.

    Pretty much everyone either praises it or don't mind the times being shortened by 50%.

    MapleLegends made over the years many evolution and changes. This is either to keep push the server forward or because my general opinion of things has changed. Furthermore, we keep looking over what makes users stay in our server and what makes them leave.

    On top of that, we have noticed other servers trying to be harder and more difficult than we are, and they got 100% transportation times as well, so it's also more likely for users favoring the full duration that they are already playing these kinds of servers anyway, or are a very old user on this server and got tired of the non-stop waiting between rides.

    After a discussion, we've decided to keep the transportation rides, at least for now, permanently cut by 50%. That means that Orbis rides are now 5 minutes and not 10, and so on. The waiting time 'in-between' is cut by 50% as well.

    We hope by this change users are less waiting and more enjoying MapleLegends. While the option of skipping the ride is not really on my (or our) radar right now, we hope this change is seen as a positive one for current and new users to enjoy.

    Do note we have the rights at any time to reverse the time back to full 100% if we see any reasons to do so.

    If you have any feedback regarding this change, please let us know~
     
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    who rides boats lol telerock ftw
     
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    Less time is nice. I don't think a game is harder cos it makes you wait for more, otherwise phone games would be the hardest games in history.
     
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    Woohoo!! All for this change!

    Suggestion: Is it possible to modify Helios tower elevator to behave like the storks that move us from Orbis to Mu Lung? In that, we talk to an NPC to start moving.
     
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    Was wondering if the Crimson Balrog spawn rate have changed?
     
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    Thank you for this change, even though I mostly use telerocks now I still think for newer players this will give them a sense of nostalgia but won't be as much of a time waster. I believe wait times should exist, we just don't need to wait 15 minutes for your first ride out of Victoria.
     
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    No. Its still 1 minute after the ride (with a chance).
     
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    Im not sure how much time it took me to kill them, but you might want to make sure its enough. One of the fun nostalgic things to do is try to kill them at low levels..
    Anyway, overall its a good change in my opinion. Most have time to play 1-2 hours a day (we are not kids anymore). So its good idea to save time for playing.
     
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    Will you be changing the NPC texts to reflect the new travel schedules? Right now, some of the schedules are really weird (Orbis to Ellinia lets you board 5 minutes before the ride starts, yet Ellinia to Orbis only lets you board 2.5 minutes before), and it's hard to tell when to enter the boat and when can I expect to get out.
     
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    Kimberly Administrator Staff Member Administrator Game Moderator

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    I'll recheck the scripts when i am back home from holiday.
     
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    I dont know if its against the rules to mention other private servers, but for example Maple Royals has a ticket you can buy for mesos that lets you skip transportations and travel instantly for 1,7,14 days
     
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    It's ok to mention another server, although frowned upon. Just make sure you're not advertising them or soliciting people to join them.
     
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    Yea ofc, I just thought about Royals way of solving the transportation for ppl who want to skip it, adding an item that costs mesos that let's you skip.
     
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    I've explained about skipping in the OP and a linked thread.
     

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