We’ve been hearing a lot of feedback in regards to the implementation of flames and Bonus Stats with certain equipment including: Gollux, Sweetwater, Terminus, Sengoku, and other similar equipment. We’ve evaluated all the feedback you’ve provided to determine if there indeed were any issues on our side when applying Bonus Stats to these equipment. The conclusion we’ve seen after numerous rounds of testing and triple-checking the implementation is that these equipment are functioning normally when Bonus Stats are applied and when using flames on the equipment.
As many of you know, in regards to Bonus Stats and flames, some equipment obtained from bosses can behave differently than items obtained from regular monster drops. The items mentioned above do not follow this special behavior due to many of these equipment already exceeding the capabilities of other equipment obtained from bosses. Similar to Superior gear restrictions, some of these items may potentially disrupt the balance of equipment and power, and overall satisfaction with many other content available in MapleStory.
However, we do hear your feedback and understand your desire to continue to grow stronger due to more and more high-level content being added to the game. Thus, we have decided to expand the Star Force enhancement system to 25 stars in Global MapleStory with the v197 patch on July 25th. We are currently still finalizing all the details for this system while taking into account various aspects of the game’s balance. You will be able to see more details about this system in our upcoming patch notes.
We hope you continue to provide us with feedback so that we can continue to improve the overall experience of leveling your equipment and feeling powerful in the game.
Dennis “SavageAce” Bernardo
Producer - MapleStory