I am writing this post in order for every maple player to be able to learn from this case.
I beg you not to make this post a ' battle zone ' or a court and please forgive my English
I am playing Queen0fNova, a level 250 Kaiser. I am not a typical maple story player; I am in my very late 40s, married and a mother of 3 daughters. I started to play maple story 13 years ago when my daughter asked to play it but did not know any English. What always attracted me to play maple is the fact that I can chat with cute pixels from all over the world. I met many interesting people over the years and learned a lot from them. Maple story is the only computer game that I ever played.
Some of the facts in this post I learned only at the past 2 days.
Few weeks ago, hackers in Scania hacked lucid endless times while there is limits of 1 kill / week. I do not know how they did it but I heard that nexon patched it.
Even though nexon patched the exploit to kill lucid endless times, they were too lazy to look for the lucid ETC obtained from the exploit and ban the hackers.
As a result, about 10 - 20 players from Scania including myself bought a level 200 weapon that became available in the market.
I am not here to claim that it was a smart thing to do or that I did nothing. I do understand now that buying the weapon was a mistake and I probably did it only because I was too impatience to wait 6 months before getting one. I promise not to apply for the "saint mapler" title.
A week ago, I woke up to find out that 2 of my maple accounts are permanently banned for exploit.
I was able to learn from friends that every player who ever touched a level 200 weapon, even if it was for 5 minutes, got permanent banned by nexon.
The CM claim here: https://clips.twitch.tv/CallousCallousApeVoteNay
saying that only those who obtained the weapons themselves are perm banned is 100 % not true.
Some of the permanent banned players never ever entered lucid map! Some of them never killed lucid.
AGAIN nexon were lazy, and did not care about years of hard work of loyal players and they permanently banned every account that TRADED the weapon.
I traded the weapon with 13 years old account that never ever broke the ToS – my bishop's account and my bishop was holding the weapon and used cubes on it only for few minutes. My bishop never entered lucid map and could not get the coins to obtain a weapon in any case but is permanent banned getting ridiculous answers from GMs.
My Kaiser did enter lucid map, to kill it with my friends.
this was our first kill and since then we killed it 2 times more.
My Kaiser has only 3 Lucid ETC in my inventory, every GM can log in and check it. I never ever had even 1 fantasma coin on my account, I am sure that nexon can check that. Neither I nor my bishop did any activity in the weapon's coin shop.
My computer knowledge is very poor, but I am sure that nexon in 2017 can check those facts easily but it's much easier, to copy paste robot answers to those who spent a lot of time and money on their game.
When you log in to play maple, remember that nexon can take it all in a second.
They say that they got evidences but IT CANNOT BE because they can go and check 10-20 accounts for lucid kill record, number of lucid ETCs on them, if the account ever held fantasma coins etc. They are too lazy, and of course they will refuse to show you the "evidences".
While the game is full of hackers, dupers, botters, exploiters and much more that get no attention or action from nexon and still play freely, they chose to permanently ban a group of good , loyal players from Scania that usually do give a good example to the community.
I do not have many hopes for my accounts; it's hard to communicate with a 'copy' 'paste' robots.
When my Kaiser was bugged for 20 days nexon asked for my patience, my marvel code for 5 white cubes is not working for 3 months and they are still asking me for patience while they are "investigating" but they have no patience to check my account that never had any problem for many years until this moment.
Take this into consideration next time you log in or buy nx.
Thanks for reading.