Of all the MMORPG out there, maplestory is one of the MMORPG that frequently undergoes maintenance. It would not be surprising if it is a private server, but we are talking the official server right here.
I don’t have sufficient knowledge about server managing to totally criticize the frequency of their maintenance. But compared to other MMORPG, maplestory always has an announcement of maintenance in their newsfeed.
Here are some hypotheses why:
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Maplestory is not a goner MMORPG, not yet. Developers are still doing their very best to constantly improve the game, adhering to the players’ taste which is a total torture.
“Heroes of Maple” is the most recent update. It seems that it features new character, but it is not. Instead, it features the revamps of characters.
Speaking of revamping a character, the community is allergic to revamps. There will be tons of arguments going on in the forums like reddit and maplestory’s official forum, arguing about the revamp is not balance at all and people are like ‘what the fuck is nexon thinking?’
Since maplestory is quite old, some of the developers are no longer on developing the game. Some of the developers are working on maplestory2. Moreover, there is the maplestory mobile. With these things going on, the work force of maplestory is divided which causes a lot of delays, thus frequent maintenance.
The company itself is trying to move forward. They know. They really know that maplestory might not last long. As a result, the company tries to disseminate maplestory to multiple platforms like mobile and upgrading the whole maplestory as the old maplestory barely excites the players anymore. Less and less new players are coming and more and more old players are leaving.
Maplestory is more like a business of maplestory mesos than a game. Wherein, people are talking about mesos4u.