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Why do people constantly insist that mabi is dying
I can answer some questions by just looking into how the website is built. Look at this picture
1) I say zero money is being spent on DDoS mitigation for reasons unknown to us.
2) It doesn't cost money when you are attacked, the whole idea of a protected website/game is to stop it.
3) I think the 2012 server location is something of a downgrade rather than an upgrade. Another theory is how Microsoft Windows 10 is so awful that Nexon is trying to fix it.
4) The spending limit might be Nexon answer to help customers who might have their credit stolen. CloudFlare is the only protection they have, I won't show a picture because I don't want people to see my info when I try to use credit. Use the app I showed you and you see what I mean.
5) Yes it is a mystery why Nexon is being so cheap with NA, it may not be long until there is no NA Nexon or another report of people credit card stolen.
It's pouring. kek.
Maybe Google is right and it is insecure, they never got hacked, you don't see news sites saying "google.com got hacked".
it says from unauthorized sources, something that is not official or confirmed to be safe.
Maplestory Trade System Shutdown- Due to abusive nature/community behavior
Nexon No Longer Hosting DFO- Funding
Dragon Nest- Eyedentity wanted to handle it themselves
Atlantica- Nexon NA was a middle man for a struggling company/temporary house until the funds went back up
Random DDoS Attacks- Illegal attempts by outside groups to interfere with online business (Unfortunately, not uncommon in this modern age.)
Black Robe Incidents- Turned out to be just a bug that was fixed later.
Relation to Illegal Gold Bots: Temporary annoyance in an already struggling NA branch, playing the catch up to KR game.
Oh, also for this:
"How many accounts were stolen by gold farmers during a purchase or visit to their site?"
Purchasing gold from gold bots/farmers is an illegal purchase, so people who do such things take their account's future in their own hands.
IE- Nexon's ToS and clause of reliability:
You are responsible for the confidentiality and use of your account information and agree not to transfer your right to use or access the Service via sharing your username or password to any third person. If you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure, you should promptly change your password and notify us of the problem by submitting a ticket to our Customer Support department. YOU ARE ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD AND FOR ANY AND ALL ACTIVITIES (INCLUDING PURCHASES AND CHARGES, AS APPLICABLE) THAT ARE CONDUCTED THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT.
2.7 NX, Purchase of Virtual Items and Account Balances.
While using the Service, you may have the opportunity to visit online and in-game “stores” where you can obtain and use Nexon’s virtual currency, known as NX, and digital, in-game items. Anything obtained in our stores is not purchased by you, but rather is licensed to you under the terms of this ToS and the applicable agreements. NX has no "real world" value, but may be exchanged for in-game items. You acknowledge that the NX acquired through the Service is not real currency or any type of financial instrument and is not redeemable for any sum of money from us at any time. REGARDLESS OF THE CONSIDERATION OFFERED OR PAID IN EXCHANGE FOR VIRTUAL CURRENCY, YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY OWNERSHIP RIGHTS IN THE ITEMS OBTAINED WITH VIRTUAL CURRENCY.
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We have no obligation or responsibility to and will not reimburse you for any item or any NX lost due to your violations of this ToS or any other applicable agreement.
That's my idea - counting that we probably won't get a graphic upgrade as WoW.
As for the rest, I don't see it DYING, but with a future sentence of death (?), so still lively as a retired person that travels the world
Oh, about the "Mabinogi on Steam" bla bla story
@Darkpixie99 technical stand point? don't make me laugh this is subjective on how it would be dying.. If I had to go with any opinions on this probably @Hazurah and @Tayloreski.
@qaccy @Darkpixie99 @Liyeta @CapnRecon its obvious this game cant be as profitable as it used be in NA. times have changed, im not saying I like these changes but you have to face reality. Also don't go and tell me oh look but these other games can do it so we should we be getting it, just because someone else can do it doesn't mean it will happen the world isn't that magical that in it self is a terrible logical reasoning. @Hardmuscle has been trying to point out to you people it boils down to money, anyways you 4 should either leave your nostalgia out the door and enjoy the game or find another game but that's just my opinion.
When there aren't people killing eachother in EvG all day long,
When there are no X item on the housing board,
When only one guild bids on a castle,
When Primary Market channel almost never becomes truly Full,
When a new event comes out and you have no trouble talking to an NPC because a lack of crowds (think black dragon event with the human NPC in Rano)
When over half your FULL friends list is permanently Red,
You know Mabi is a shadow of its former self.
Why is this a problem?
Get what you're saying though: population's gone down a bit and a lot of the older crowd moved on. Of the crew I started with, I'm probably the last one who still logs on.
If you don't believe the exploitation part, just check out how old the system was on Maple Wiki.
Usually when a large system like that is shut down, it indicates that even legitimate players were abusing it in various ways as well, or that it became obsolete and no longer desirable in the company's eyes. (Marketplace portals and physical IG shops taking up server space, rather than a massive UI.)
A temporary server closure usually indicates a larger than estimated attack that Nexon could have handled at that time, but may have not been prepared for.
(Although it's usually just a preventive measure to keep player information safe, and intel about the attackers contained.)
Those articles are from when Mabi was fairly new, so naturally hackers would be more adept and persistent in those times of high server population.
I seem to recall people saying that Hackshield was easy to breach back in the day, before Mabi could build something of it's own.
That weak security was also why Maplestory was always getting hacked as well.
(At least at the time, Nexon's cyber security measures were pathetically weak with partners they trusted, although those partners had poor reviews with weak and outdated software.)
The gold bots aren't the main issue here, Nexon NA's marketing team, past lack of experience or knowledge, and continuous lack of a development team are.
Including KR's Micromanagement and the team that started that old mess. (From not wanting to create something that they could confirm would work in the first place.)
Blaming a company's (KR/NA) self made mistakes that put player funding on stagnation and caused the community to drop out, on Gold Bots isn't going to work here.
Nexon NA is a company with employees that have limited ability to change the code, and there will always be hackers or exploiters trying to undermine their business.
In normal cases, the company in charge is innovative and capable enough to develop new Cash Shop systems or patch in defensive revisions, to adapt to the modern views and trends to keep the gold bots from "stealing from them," but in fact Nexon NA did none of those.
The proof of Nexon NA's past performance is in the pudding, a gooping pile of hardening pudding that was in need of a new lid and sprinkles. The lid was added, but the pudding just still looks bland, stale even.
Unfortunately, there's just no getting rid of gold bots anywhere you go. It's a fact of MMOGs.
If our GMs can make a button to make us dance, why not make a button/skill that causes a botter/spammer to dance until they lose all their HP?
It's deadly and satisfying for everyone to watch! At least... it's just a temporary idea to make a constant issue seem less annoying.
It hasn't been profitable as I explained above, Nexon NA was understaffed, with outdated security, people got hacked, and there was no time for any change or improvements until the recent years...which have done nothing but play catch up with Korea and fix what Ferghus broke.
If anything, Nexon NA lost more money than KR due to KR's management style, and how behind the times the staff was.
Right now we've got some GMs on Twitch every now and then, so they're at least trying to be cool. (Or modern, whatever.)
Issue number one, the of lack of staff engagement is more or less getting fixed, or slightly repaired compared to the past few years of nothing of note.
Issue number two, is finding another NA CM. So far we've only seen a handful of NA suggestions make it to KR, but hopefully that trend will continue to rise and our Mabinogi pudding will no longer be so stale. (Save Face/Hair, Homestead House Interior Decor)
Well that sums it up pretty damn well. Rip.
Damn son....that's like so true. o -o
Also for the past like three weeks I can rarely finding any shop spaces that are open.
The game is totally dead.
bots dont count