They finished like 2 hours early when they did a patch last week...
These things happen, and they've not been extending as of late.
Rather they extend to finish patching w.e they need then need to take the game down later.
It's people like you that let them get away with this kind of crap lol. The problem is that they constantly extend their maintenance's for hours on end, and yes you're right these things happen, but these maintenance's should absolutely not be extended as frequently as they are. Not to mention the ridiculous amount of unscheduled maintenance's that happen that also get extended for hours. I'm pretty sure that this isn't game isn't run by a bunch of clueless, preteen kids, so why should customers put up with this nonsense.
I can respect your opinion, but I work in back end software development and when you have a source project as big as maplestory's back end server, it can get really tricky, even with a team of 20 people (or especially) it's easy to make the simplest mistake, like checking if your level is >= 200 for arcane river, or accidentally missing the = and saying >200 for arcane river making only level 201 or higher able to do it. It's a shame that it's like that, but have some heart for the people who sit behind a desk 9 to 5 every day trying to make a game we all take for granted work perfectly. No code is perfect, no matter how clean, or how functional, and that is simply because no human is perfect. and if you think to yourself "hey they should have someone check that every time, duh!" well, they do, and I'll tell you that some classes can be thousands of lines long, it's like spell/grammar checking a entire book -- except a book has a clear front to back system whereas code is complexly interwoven, it's easy to miss a bug and frankly they've been working off the same code for over a decade, it is likely unimaginably huge, so searching it all is very time consuming and difficult.
Long story short: Nexon is just a group of human beings under the same flag, and the ones you see are rarely if ever the ones who actually put the code into the game.
This is all obviously excluding the giant realm of hardware failure, system updates, and more things that are simply out of their control.
Basically the proposed calendar (Holocene calendar) Changes the "year 0" on the calendar from 2016 years ago to 12016 years ago, meaning that the new calendar has an extra 10,000 years on it -- the date they chose is a fitting one as it truly marks the beginnings of our race working as one
Ever hear about the Holocene calendar? It is a very neat concept which I am adopting because I need to feel superior to everyon---- I mean because it is a really interesting and viable calendar!
In short, it is based off (what is thought to be) the first communal structure man kind ever built, about -10k years from year 0 on the Gregorian calendar, the proposed calendar basically changes nothing - just adds a 1 in front of the year. Barring a religious discussion: I think the first time humans truly worked as one is a much better day 1 for the human race than our current one.