BM v10 - Read here first!

Update Oct 6: my apologies for all the site issues in the last 24-36 hours. I know there've been some big problems, including inability to log in. If you haven't been able to log in, didn't get a new password or couldn't sign up again, please try again. If you still can't and/or you don't remember your email, please email me at contact at basilmarket dot com with your ID and I'll help you get back in. Thanks for your patience.

Greetings Basilers!

Welcome to the new BM v10 engine! Sort of... as you can see there are still lots of issues. Much of the work involved in porting the site over has been done over the past couple of months. Unfortunately, there was no clean way to make the final jump except to pull the plug temporarily, which is what I did earlier today. Since then, I've been working on getting the site to a usable state.

We're not quite there yet. I've started a list below with known issues that I'm working on.

I thought it'd be better to put the site back up in a mostly working state rather than keeping it down for an extended period of time. Please bear with me while I resolve all the remaining issues.

Thanks for your patience and understanding

##I can't log in!
BM is using much improved encryption for your login credentials. As such, everyone has to reset their password. The process is quite simple. If you have any problems please get in touch and we'll help.

##To be updated
* menu on mobile is finicky
* add player system
* port old likes
* ID pages
* permalink
* address legacy tags (quote, etc)
* leaving site to external link not 100% working - see
* restore scraps or allow scraps to be downloaded
* comment toolbar (bold, emoji, link, etc)

October 5, 2015

97 Comments • Newest first


He's working on stuff right now, but he'll need better feedback than "You ruined things" and "Screw this I'm outta here". Give him time.

Reply October 9, 2015

I understand why you removed being able to see the comments of someone you're not friends with from their profile, but it's still kind of frustrating not to be able to read what else they have to say without knowing exactly what threads they have commented on. =x

Edit: I guess it was just a glitch, it seems to be fixed now. Keep up the good work!

Reply October 9, 2015 - edited

i cant change my avatar i cant see my feedback ...

Reply October 9, 2015 - edited

As someone who doesn't play Maplestory anymore, I normally visit Basil for the forums that do not concern the game. That being said, the new layout doesn't agree with me.

Reply October 9, 2015 - edited

I don't like how the front page screens is so big, it take so much space from the page.
All forum smashed into 1 and the video screen is so big?? meh

Reply October 9, 2015 - edited

Pro tip change back to basiils original format

Reply October 9, 2015 - edited

You just ruined this site. Bye.

Reply October 9, 2015 - edited

looks too confusing mr b

Reply October 9, 2015 - edited

i give the layout a 4/10

Reply October 9, 2015 - edited

We need to be able to click straight into the last page of a thread from the main forum page like we used to be able to. ie: a thread with 780 pages would either have direct links to pages 780,779,778 etc or simply a link to the last page.

Reply October 9, 2015 - edited

@mrbasil what is going to happen to the old threads? when I click a specific forum e.g. chat I can only see the latest threads and there is only one page of em.

Reply October 9, 2015 - edited

Mr. Basil, you done fudged up really bad.

Reply October 8, 2015 - edited

let me delete my stories @mrbasil I dont want my dumb posts stuck on this godforsaken site for the rest of my life

Reply October 8, 2015 - edited

Another vote to get the old site back!

This new site is too bright and hurts my eyes, literally.

Reply October 8, 2015 - edited

For the people who keep repeating the line "why fix something that's not broken", what you fail to realize is that many features of the original site already were broken/outdated. The only things that actually worked well (most of the time) were the forums. Auctions were dead, skill, monster and item databases had not been updated in forever, basically everything on the site besides user written guides was outdated/obsolete.

Mr.B clearly had more planned for this site than for it to just be a place to chat, he's obviously just trying to make this a relevant fan site again. I don't get why people think complaining is gonna make things better, just be patient, or if you're really that salty about it then quit, but bagging on Mr.B for something that's already been done and is in progress just seems childish to me. Pointing out bugs is helpful, calling the site terrible isn't really helping anybody...

Reply October 8, 2015 - edited

Am I the only one who likes the new layout?

Reply October 8, 2015 - edited

If we can't have the old site back im officially quitting this site, why would you fix something that wasn't broke in the first place? LOGIC???

Reply October 8, 2015 - edited

Please revert back to the original site.. I dont understand your reasoning for changing the site so dramatically but a BETA to see what the site would look like would have been better.. Not throwing us under the bus.


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Reply October 8, 2015 - edited

So I commented twice before (without response) about guides and my concern for them possibly being removed, and they were. My guide was completely removed.

What's the trouble to leave them as they were?

1) I submitted my guide twice to the wiki and I haven't heard back (all ~30k "words&quot
2) I want to be the only one who can edit my guide
3) I want to be able to make changes to my guide at my will and not have to wait for some moderator to approve it
4) Wikis don't have tofu tags and I've been saying since I came out with my guide that those are what holds it together.
5) I know a lot people read it because I get feedback in game all the time.

I made my guide for BM and as it stands (or doesn't), I'll have to move it somewhere else

Reply October 8, 2015 - edited

Tried to update my player... now I'm a girl...

Reply October 8, 2015 - edited

So most of the stuff here are pretty much unusable.

Reply October 8, 2015 - edited

The icons for all the items don't work / show up. Example:

Reply October 8, 2015 - edited

so.... i can't see any other thread but this
if I try to i get 404 error

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

Nice timing doing this right before a game update. Now I can't discuss new stuff in the forums because everything turns into a 404 qq

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

Give me back old website, this is too ugly for me

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

Not sure if I'm the only one, but videos take more than my actual screen size. Same with screens. They're just all too tall.

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

Can't use this on my phone now, every time I try to zoom in or out the side bar opens and resets the zoom level. Also the skills tab is too long, classes get cut off after a while.

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

Not a big fan of my character showing below my post.

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

I dislike how the forum box on the front page has been put under the screens box and all the forum topics have been mashed into just newest threads. It may have taken more space, but I just liked it better when each forum topic had a separate box. I do like the stories box and wiki box on the sides. The fonts are nice and easy for me to read (I have slight dyslexia). I miss the like function and I'm glad it's going to come back. The new emotes aren't as cute as the old ones, though.

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

I find this new layout quite convoluted at best. It takes twice as many clicks to get where I want to go from the front page, and it takes twice as long assuming I know where to click (which I don't, in many cases). I also seem to be completely unable to post thread replies...let's see if this one works.

EDIT: Hmm, it did. Why did my other attempt to post something fail?

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

TO be Honest Mr.B This updated layout is bad, and whats worse, is its aestically (is that a word) UGLY. Its really Ugly, it just hurts my eyes, everything is too zoomed in as well.

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

So basilmarket isn't a market anymore? GG

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

I cant access any of the forums i was active in. I dont like this new layout. :C If its not broke dont fix it -_-

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

whooo finally figured out how to log in

tbh i'm not a big fan of the "mobile site" kind of theme but whatever

and the "everything together" kind of thing makes the site pretty disorganized and hard to navigate/find relevant topics. I would say I prefer the separate "general, maplestory, chat, etc" subforums

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

Suggestion: option to use old front page style. Or at least make the current front more organized like before..

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

i cry bc of this site now

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

I'd like to let you all know the forbidden site welcomes any and all new users

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

There are a few scaling issues here. Also, can we PLEASE move the player info bar to be above their post instead of under. It is harder to read as it is currently, and at first glance it looks like each post was written by the person who wrote the post before it.

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

Why are all of my stories turning into 404 errors?

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

Not at all opposed to the site changing. I have to report a possible bug with creating new threads. I created one and it's saying that I need to wait a little before doing it again and it's been about 20 minutes and it is still giving me that message.

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

the death of basil
unless if you have an option to switch the ui

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

Why can't we just leave things as they are? New format 2shiny4me qq

Also reading above characters instead of below is weird...

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

A lot of stuff on the BasilID page is broken, but l'm really digging the direction you're headed with it. However, the page itself is a giant giant mess (stretching screenies and such on or profile page isn't such a good idea), as well as lot of the site itself, but l'm sure it will get better over time. A lot of the new site colors are also too bright and make everything posted on the website conflicting with each other as if competing for space.

Also on thread posts like this, making the posts appear above our avatars is quite strange; why fix what ain't broke?

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

._. uhhh

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

Feels weird having everything not centered. Also, the text above the characters is really throwing me off.

Reply October 7, 2015 - edited

A small recommendation, but can we have the user info displayed above their comment instead of under? Displaying under the comment makes it harder to fallow a conversation.

Reply October 6, 2015 - edited

eh yuck this is like the forbidden site

Reply October 6, 2015 - edited

Avatars and user information above posts, please!

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