Well, got my Mercedes burned up to level 105. It was ~marginally~ harder without any existing card skills, awesome starting medal, the ability to scroll stuff and with no saved up awesome equipment to transfer on over (most often purple junk with 6% stats)... but yeah, still pretty freakin easy.
I amassed around 14 million mesos in the span of about 50 minutes (the total time I used my snail) and most of that came from selling spell traces. I also racked up around 350 reboot coins while I was at it.
Sooo... yeah, I'm pretty unimpressed. It's like regular Maple with a ~slightly~ marginal starting handicap... I dunno, maybe if yer like new it's harder but I hardly noticed any real difference at all, other than not getting drops of other classes and not being able to put equipment into my storage... which is really horribly stupid because that means you can't collect equips on your own account.
In other words... it's exactly what I said before... Pink Bean Mark II... I just don't see the point of it, I really don't. It's an all hype, no substance, neutering of regular Maplestory.
Regular Maple is not pay to win. You ~can~ pay to win, but you don't ~have~ to pay to win. You see the difference there? It's a LACK of options. It's not "different", it's simply TAKING OUT an existing option.
It's sorta like going to a restaurant and you can order a hamburger or you can order chicken nuggets... but then the restaurant opens a new branch called "reboot" where they just sell hamburgers... you're not getting anything "different" you're just getting something LESS.
The only real point I can see is that it's a "clean slate" world for leveling ranks, but that's pretty much it.
It's also a LOT less challenging too, because not only is it ~just~ play to win, it's BABY MODE play to win.
Meaning the HIGHER you level, the EASIER it gets to farm unimaginable mesos which can be used for pretty well unlimited cubing.
I wish they hadn't increased the meso drop rate, that at least would have been a better challenge... or maybe take out spell traces, cause that's just stupid, the spell traces are worth as much as the highest level meso drops!