It was easy to see early on that we would get far with the kills because the game is dying because of the extreme focus on P2W has turned a lot of people off. Players feel cheated and putting an impossible goal to reach just exacerbates the problem. Whales don't care because those free items don't matter to them.
There's no way that nexon doesn't know these people exist all over the place. They've either given up on being able to fix the problem or know they are doing this sort of thing and the nexon employees are doing it as well to make extra cash on the side or receiving kickbacks from the major sites involved and thus ignore the problem.
... and do the merciful thing. I've spent my whole maple-life on El Nido since 2010. Back then, it was a semi-bustling place but as maple got older with more downtime issues and more pay to win it slowly dried up. Then the merger with other less populated worlds brought a little life back into it. Now in 2017 it was on life support before the Tune-Up update. The free market can't even fill up the first 3 rooms consistently. The regulars are almost all whales with toxic attitudes. Our world has gotten 2 solo down times in the the last week in addition to all the down times the entire community has gotten and it still nigh unplayable for the most part. Thank God there is the lifeboat of the world transfer coming next week. No one is going to transfer into this ****hole underpopulated world that needs two individual extra maintenances and still plays like trash. It's Bera or bust for anyone who has a brain. If people chose to stay in the dead wasteland called GRAZED they must be masochists or like ghost towns. It's really just putting of the inevitable. GRAZED is dead and it's never going to be a good world again. Nexon should just force everyone to move and blow it up. It's a dilapidated and obsolete eyesore. R.I.P.