Whether you are a player that started just started this year, back in 2013-14, somewhere between 2015-2018 or just lurks on the forums; I was wondering: What were your expectations going into playing MapleRoyals? What made you continue playing? Do you have any goals that keep you going? Do you like how the server is shaping itself compared to when you first joined? What would you like to see in future updates? Spoiler: My Answers I was looking for a MMORPG game with my irl friends and stumbled across MapleRoyals since the current official server didn't interest us. I didn't expect to stay long/invest time into it since when I played private servers back in the day, they would shutdown after a few months or weeks of operation. The community, the friendly tight knit competition and the friends I met over the years i've been playing. No goals anymore. My main goal before when I was actively playing was to get to level 200 on a archer/mage/warrior/thief/pirate. To be honest, I don't know anymore. Compared to when I first joined the community's mindset feels really different. I didn't like certain changes such as the removal of the fm button and limiting APQ. I also feel like the player retention is very lacking despite the developer asking for what the community wanted to be done first. Aside from the internal things like rankings, forum search, and control panel, maybe harder bosses to compete with the power creep created from the new content added over the months. I'm curious what others think, whether you are veteran or a new player. Hope this thread will serve itself helpful to newer players.