MapleStory M: Fantasy MMORPG

-3.16
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 5 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.96

1 votes
Playing by Appointment -
1 / 0 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
Daily Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

1 votes
Grinding -
1 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
1 / 0 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

1 votes
Wait To Play -
1 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

1 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 1 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

1 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 1 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 9 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-3.7

1 votes
Premium Currency -
1 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

1 votes
Pay to Win -
1 / 0 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
1 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

1 votes
Pay to Skip -
1 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

1 votes
Recurring Fee -
1 / 0 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
1 / 0 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

1 votes
Power Creep -
1 / 0 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

1 votes
Waste Aversion -
1 / 0 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
1 / 0 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

1 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 1 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 1 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 4 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 3 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.94

1 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
1 / 0 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

1 votes
Reciprocity -
1 / 0 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
1 / 0 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

1 votes
Competition -
1 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 1 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

1 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 1 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

1 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 1 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 5 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.96

1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
1 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

1 votes
Complete the Collection -
1 / 0 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

1 votes
Illusion of Control -
1 / 0 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

1 votes
Variable Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

1 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
1 / 0 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

1 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
0 / 1 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

1 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 1 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 17,818 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Playing by Appointment reported on Feb 3, 2022
Expeditions (specific bosses) happen twice a day at set times. Guild Fort Battle has a 5-minute window for member entry and is the same time every day. Sharenian's Culvert happens in the same 1-hour window on weekends.
Daily Rewards reported on Feb 3, 2022
There are daily rewards mailed to you in the morning and in the evening that expire if not collected in 24h.
Grinding reported on Feb 3, 2022
Around 20 to 30 mins of the same dailies every day, plus a couple tasks that have to be completed weekly or monthly.
Infinite Treadmill reported on Feb 3, 2022
Level cap is always slowly increasing, and the amount of EXP it takes to hit cap is astronomically high.
Premium Currency reported on Feb 3, 2022
The ingame currency is "crystals" which can be bought outright with real money.
Pay to Win reported on Feb 3, 2022
Yes - just a few systems on the higher end: magnificent souls (weapon upgrade that rolls random stats), the necro system (2 - 4% chance to rank your gear up to highest tier, chances earned from dungeon with low drop rate with tickets purchasable from cash shop), M label (cosmetics that bestow extra stats from set bonus), exalt system (allows you to raise gear level cap, especially expensive from gear levels 40 - 50), cubing (gear stat upgrade), rebirth flames (gear stat upgrade).
Social Obligation / Guilds reported on Feb 3, 2022
There's a daily guild battle, plus Sharenian's Culvert on weekends, and both of those benefit your guild. There are also weekly bosses that require a group to take down.
Artificial Scarcity reported on Feb 3, 2022
The gachas rotate out after a couple of weeks, and some of the items (all cosmetic) never reappear.
Wait To Play reported on Feb 3, 2022
To level up, there's an auto battle system. There's some free auto battle given out as event or daily rewards, but not much.
Pay to Skip reported on Feb 3, 2022
You can buy "auto battle tickets" (to grind levels) or purchase dungeon entry tickets instead of waiting for the daily refresh.


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