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Illegal Maplestory Servers

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Posts: 38
edited July 2018 in Suggestions, Feedback, and Requests
Why doesn't Nexon shut down those servers outside of the official Maplestory game?
Some have more players than the actual game itself.

Can't they file a cease and desist letter or are they located outside of their jurisdiction - aka founded outside of their licensing.


  • ACMBlackCipherACMBlackCipher
    Reactions: 1,690
    Posts: 104
    edited July 2018
    I'd like to see a source for where there are more people online on a private server than the actual game at any one time. People running on Steam alone average at around 1500~ over an extended period and speaks between 3-4k players. That's not including people who still play on launcher (dunno if it's a significant number).

    Aside from that, cease and desist letters aren't a simple "hey, stop that or we'll sue" email. An official letter is long, heavily worded, and pretty much lists every infraction they're asking you to stop doing. That kind of effort won't really be taken by Nexon for every single server out there unless it heavily impacts their profit margin which, in all honesty, probably won't grow even if those servers are shut down.

    It's a lot of time, effort and money that goes into a legal notice and I assume that Nexon isn't too worried about it right now or wherever the servers are hosted aren't breaking laws in that country (if hosted offshore).

    EDIT: Although many of them are likely bots.
  • ShadEightShadEight
    Reactions: 3,110
    Posts: 381
    edited July 2018
    Maybe nexon should bring Maple classic, then there wouldn't be an incentive to join private servers considering most of them are prebb servers.
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