+1@keyan22: i have to admit, you look really stunning. But like the poster, for myself i really dont care very much how my avatar looks. I am using those envelopes from the current event now, they make my avatar sometimes look really silly. lol
Because Nexon learned what appeals to players over the years, tried new things while keeping most of the old stuff.
That's why you don't see the old starter face f2's, all of the new faces released never express that kind because people prefer the newer versions. Also why you never see faces that look like the KPQ NPC, because nobody likes them. Same with hair, they got better, most of the new ones don't look as flat or rigid. They're still there though. If you want special you should try getting the SAO hairstyles.
That's why you see huge chairs or chair set effects, because players like new things and if the new thing works out they'll make more. Staying with the same thing can get dull. I will tell you there's plenty of chairs people would consider "special" and will pay money for a chance to obtain them.
Same with outfits, new styles, and TBH I still don't think there's enough. I somewhat understand about the huge wings or whatever, but it's the same thing as chairs. You actually have a valid point in this part, because Nexon is removing old cash shop equipment and later releasing them as part of the Surprise Box. It makes obtaining a certain equip a bit more complicated. These equipment though, are indeed very special, because they are permanent and tradeable until equipped, ESPECIALLY limited time NX equips.
Damage skins are totally new, but not complicated at all. Most are still readable and is just a new way for a player to express their style.
You can't have the same burger every day, you gotta try a little of this or some of that to see if you like it, and expand your experience.
Sure it's more complicated, but it gives more options for one of the best things about maplestory, customization. You want something "special"? If you still got those Secret Agent equips (mainly the hat and earrings) then I got some good news for you.
And then everyone sticks with bright eyes and the same hair.
The things they wear aren't too different than others as well, just colourful and cutesy stuffs that don't make sense.
Or it's the same dark themed edgy suits that satisfy their Sasuke hunger.