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  • Ban Data from 09/21/2023 - 09/26/2023

    Please see below for the ban data covering: 09/21/2023 - 09/26/2023

    Ban reason: Hacking/Botting
    Number of characters banned: 5,496
    Number of accounts banned: 398

    Full list of banned characters: https://maplestory.nexon.net/micro-site/86441
  • [RULES] MapleStory SMS Contest

    MapleStory SMS Contest (September - October 2022)
    1. Definitions:
    “Sponsor” means Nexon America Inc., 621 Hawaii St., El Segundo, CA 90245.
    “Entry” means a submission, an activity or set of activities directed by the Sponsor and completed and/or
    submitted by a Participant as part of a Promotion and in accordance with these Rules.
    “Participant” means an eligible current player of Sponsor's game, MapleStory, submitting an Entry to
    participate in the Promotion, subject to Section 2 (Participant Eligibility) below.
    “Promotion” means the MapleStory SMS Contest (September - October 2022) promotional event held by
    the Sponsor.
    “Promotion Period” means the period starting on September 29, 2022 at 15:00 Pacific Time and ending on
    October 2, 2022 at 23:59 Pacific Time.
    “Rules” means these Standard Contest Rules.
    2. Participant Eligibility: The Promotion is open only to Participants who: (a) have never been banned or
    suspended, or had an account banned or suspended, for hacking or similar violations of Sponsor’s license
    agreements and/or Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (https://www.nexon.com/main/en/legal/privacy) and Terms
    of Service (https://www.nexon.com/main/en/legal/tou); (b) are at least eighteen (18) years of age as of
    the start of the Promotion Period; and (c) is a legal resident of the continental United States (excluding
    Hawaii and Alaska) or Canada (excluding Quebec). Participants under the age of majority in their
    jurisdiction of residence must have their parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate in the
    Promotion, and must provide evidence of such permission to Sponsor in whatever form required if
    requested by Sponsor. Employees, officers and directors of Nexon America Inc., its affiliated companies,
    agents thereof, the immediate family of any such person (defined as parents, children, siblings and husband
    or wife), or those with whom such person(s) are domiciled, are not eligible to participate. The Promotion is
    void where prohibited.
    3. Agreement to these Rules: Participation in the Promotion constitutes the Participant’s full and
    unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final
    and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
    4. Entry Timing: Entries that are submitted before or after the Promotion Period will be disqualified. Sponsor’s
    computer will be the official timekeeping device for the Promotion. Participants are responsible for
    calculating the difference in time zones.
    5. How to Participate: To participate in the Promotion, Participant must submit an Entry during the Promotion
    Period in accordance with the following:
    a. Login to Nexon Launcher
    b. View SMS contest notifications
    c. Text unique code shown in a SMS contest notification to MapleStory at +1 (213) 344-0020 and
    subscribe to MapleStory SMS via Community by replying "Y"
    6. Content Guidelines. All Entries submitted to Sponsor as part of the Promotion must comply with the
    following :
    a. Complete the items specified in Section 5.
    b. Not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited
    to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright or
    trademark infringement;
    c. Not in any way disparage Sponsor, any of its products or services, the Promotion, or any
    person or party affiliated with the Promotion, or alternatively appear to promote any
    direct competitor of Sponsor;
    d. Not contain text or imagery that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortious,
    defamatory, slanderous or libelous (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion);
    e. Not include threats (expressed or implied) to any person, place, business, or group;
    f. Not violate the privacy rights or any other rights of any person, business, or group;
    g. Not name or depict any real life third party without his/her permission;
    h. Not contain text or imagery that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any
    group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion,
    nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
    i. Not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations
    in any jurisdiction where the image is created.
    Any Entry that violates the above guidelines will not be eligible to be judged or awarded a prize. Sponsor is
    not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, illegible or misdirected Entry, which will be
    disqualified/not counted (as applicable), or for any error, whether human, technical or otherwise. Sponsor
    reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Participant it finds to be tampering with the
    operation of the Promotion, such as using automated submission or image generation software, or to be
    acting in violation of these Standard Contest Rules. Any inappropriate content (both visual and verbal) will
    be disqualified, and the Sponsor reserves the right to immediately ban the Participant from the applicable
    platform. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an Participant, the authorized account holder of the
    account that is used to participate in the Promotion will be deemed to be the Participant. The “authorized
    account holder” is the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider,
    online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain
    associated with the e-mail address registered for the account.
    7. Intellectual Property: By submitting an Entry as part of this Promotion, each Participant acknowledges and
    agrees to the following:
    a. Participant irrevocably grants to the Sponsor, its agents, licensees, and assigns the unconditional
    and perpetual (non-exclusive) right and permission to copyright, reproduce, encode, store, copy,
    transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, modify, create derivative
    works of, exhibit, and otherwise use the Entry or any part thereof as-is or edited (with or without
    using any Participant’s name) in any media throughout the world for any purpose, without
    limitation, and without additional review, compensation, or approval from any Participant or any
    other party.
    b. Participant forever waives any rights of copyrights, trademark rights, privacy rights, and any other
    legal or moral rights that may preclude the Sponsor’s use of the Entry, or require any Participant’s
    permission for the Sponsor to use the Entry.
    c. Participant agrees not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit
    against the Sponsor on the grounds that use of the Entry, or any derivative works thereof, infringes
    any rights that any Participant or third party may have as creator (or co-creator) of the Entry
    including, without limitation, copyrights, trademark rights, and moral rights.
    d. Participant irrevocably grants to Sponsor, its agents, licensees, and assigns an unconditional,
    worldwide, royalty-free and perpetual (non-exclusive) right and permission to use the Participant’s
    name, image, voice, and other likenesses that are included in the entry or which are shared with
    Sponsor as part of Participant’s participation in the Promotion, in any media now known or later
    invented for any commercial purpose, including without limitation advertising or marketing of
    Sponsor’s products and services, without further compensation or the right to approve such uses.
    8. Winner Selection: After the Promotion Period has ended, Sponsor will select 5 potential winners at
    random from among all eligible Entries.
    The potential prize winners will be notified on or after the date of selection at the contact information
    provided by such winners to Sponsor (or other means of communication as Sponsor may select). The
    potential prize winners may be asked to submit additional personal information in order to confirm
    eligibility and award the prize. Potential prize winner may also be asked to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility or
    Declaration of Compliance (as may be applicable given the location of the potential prize winner) unless
    this is prohibited by law. If the potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to respond to the notification
    within the required time period (if applicable), or fails to sign and return the Affidavit or Declaration within
    the required time period (if applicable), he/she will be disqualified and will forfeit the prize. If a potential
    winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the prize to an alternate potential winner to be
    chosen based upon the winner selection criteria described in this Section. Each Participant may be a
    potential winner only one (1) time per Promotion.
    9. Prizes: Once confirmed, the prizes to be awarded to each winner in connection with the Promotion will
    • Five (5) random winners will receive a MapleStory gift bag
    Limit one (1) prize package per Participant. Any prize details will be determined by the Sponsor in its sole
    discretion. If applicable, credits, virtual items or other prizes are in-game items and have no cash value. No
    cash or other substitution is allowed except by the Sponsor who may substitute a prize (or component
    thereof) with another prize (or component thereof) of equal or greater value, as determined by the Sponsor
    in its sole discretion. A prize (or part thereof) is not transferable or refundable and must be accepted as
    awarded. The winners are responsible for any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. Winners
    will be responsible for payment and reporting of all applicable taxes associated with the receipt and usage
    of a prize. Sponsor may report the receipt of any prize to the appropriate federal, state, or local taxing
    agency(ies). Please allow at least thirty (30) days from completion of the judging process for the in-game
    prizes to be reflected in the winners’ accounts.
    10. Warranties and Representations: By submitting an entry or otherwise participating in the Promotion,
    each Participant warrants and represents that: (a) the entry is original to the Participant, (b) the entry does
    not infringe the intellectual property, privacy, publicity or any other rights of any third party; (c) the entry
    does not violate any law, regulation or any provision of these Official Rules; (d) the entry has not previously
    been entered in any other contest or promotion; (e) the entry has not been previously published in any
    medium; (f) the Participant has read and understood these Official Rules; (g) at all times the Participant has
    complied fully with these Official Rules; and (h) the Participant will continue to comply in full with these
    Official Rules until the Promotion has been completed.
    11. Privacy and Publicity: Except as set forth herein, all information submitted by Participants in the Promotion
    will be treated according to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (https://www.nexon.com/main/en/legal/privacy).
    Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes Participant’s consent to the Sponsor’s
    use of his/her name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, and country and state or province
    of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.
    12. Indemnification: By entering, Participants agree to defend, indemnify and otherwise hold Sponsor, its
    parent and affiliated companies, and the agents, officers, directors, and employees of each (collectively the
    “Released Parties”) harmless from and against any and all liability of any nature whatsoever arising out of
    or relating to:
    a. any technical errors that may prevent Participants from participating in any way;
    b. unauthorized human intervention in the Promotion;
    c. errors in the administration of the Promotion; and
    d. injury, death or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in
    whole or in part, from Participant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt or use of any prize,
    including any such claim by the Released Parties’ employees or any third parties.
    Participant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the
    cost of entering and participating in the Promotion, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for
    attorney’s fees. Participant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited
    to, punitive, consequential, direct or indirect damages.
    13. Disputes: Except where prohibited, all Participants agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of
    action arising out of, or connected with, the Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually,
    without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Los Angeles
    County, California, United States of America. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity,
    interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, Participant’s rights and obligations, or the rights
    and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in
    accordance with, the laws of the State of California, United States of America, without giving effect to any
    choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause
    the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than California.
    14. General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Promotion is
    impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem,
    the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Promotion to address the impairment and
    then resume the Promotion in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) award
    the prizes from among the submissions received up to the time of the impairment. Any attempt by any
    person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law,
    and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person
    to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official
    Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. By participating in this Promotion, all participants
    acknowledge that the Promotion is in no way sponsored, co-sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or
    associated with Twitter, Twitch, Instagram, Facebook, Discord, Youtube, or other such social media sites
    (“SMS Providers”), and hereby expressly release such SMS Providers from all claims and demands, known
    or unknown, arising from their participation in the Promotion. Any questions, comments, or complaints
    regarding the Promotion should be directed to Nexon America Inc., and not to such SMS Providers.
    15. Winners List: The Sponsor will publish the identity of the winners on
    https://forums.maplestory.nexon.net/categories/contests-and-events no later than thirty (30) days after
    all winners have been confirmed.
    © 2022 Nexon America Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Summer Screenshot Contest


    Hi Maplers! Our community voting for the Summer Screenshot Contest has concluded. Thank you all for your fabulous submissions, it definitely got me in the cool zone. I hope you're staying cool in the summer heat..

    Grand Prize Winners
    BornNew & SpringRide
    Satisfies, Aáru (aaru961)

    Runner-up Winners
    SunnyScone, DrSmellies, meovn

    Thank you again to everyone who participated!
  • Summer Screenshot Contest


    Maplers, it's that time again! The summer heat and cold ice pops must come out.. why not go on vacation? Don't forget the beach selfie! :mtvLove: Take a screenshot best representing your Summer Vacation in MapleStory and submit it by July 18th at 11:00 AM PDT.

    (Note: Contest is being held on Official MapleStory Discord and Official MapleStory Forums)

    How To apply
    1. Enter the following in the Forum thread:
    -Your In-game name
    -World Name
    -Your Photo (Screenshot of character with a Summer Vacation theme)

    Tips & Criteria
    - Your submitted photo must be your own.
    - Summer is here, time for vacation! Take a Summer themed photo.
    - Make use of your background and outfits to show you're on Summer vacation!
    - You can take a screenshot with up to 3 other Maplers max!
    - Photo editing is allowed.

    3 Grand Prize Winners
    - Feline Rickshaw Mount
    - Onyx Apple 10

    10 Honorary Mentions
    - Highlight Damage Skin
    - 5K RP

    Submissions will close on July 18th at 10:00am PDT!
  • Puzzle Mania Contests


    Hi Maplers! It is now time to announce the winners of the Puzzle Mania Contest! Thank you to everyone who entered and I hope you enjoyed solving these puzzles!

    Our winners for the raffle are...

    potatomato (Forums
    Vivi#0007 #0001
    Hikari Calyx / 光卡#1077
    Mira (Forums)

    Thank you again for participating in this new contest! For the winners, I have your World/IGN from the form already and your prizes will be delivered shortly!