Nexon is sunsetting MapleStory 2 after less than two years online

    
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Nexon is sunsetting MapleStory 2 after less than two years online

Ah damn, we really didn’t need more bad news right about now. But it’s here all the same: Nexon officially announced this afternoon that it’s shuttering the global version of MapleStory 2 as of May 27th.

“We are forever grateful for your patience and dedication to MapleStory 2 as we tried to rework the game starting with Project New Leaf, but ultimately we’ve decided that we will not be able to provide the type of service that would live up to your expectations. We took a hard look at the current state of the game and its future roadmap, and sadly reached the conclusion that it would be difficult to maintain long-term continuation of the game while remaining true to what made MapleStory 2 your MapleStory 2. As part of this news, we are disabling the ability to purchase additional Blue Merets and Meso Tokens effective today. We will continue to support MapleStory 2 throughout the next couple months, although this will be our last update. The game will still be available free-to-play via the Nexon Launcher and Steam.”

Gamers should check out the whole post, as Nexon is refunding some purchases made between December and today. The company also has a huge plan for sunset events on the way too.

We’re extra bummed since the game was rather well-liked around here, impressing us at its launch and even taking our most underrated award back in 2018. But unfortunately, given Nexon’s many corporate struggles and cancellations of other full-scale and much-wanted MMORPGs throughout 2019, we can’t say as we’re super surprised. Here are a few videos our own Stream Team did:

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Mewmew

Seriously?! This is a shock to me, even though I had quit the game. I only quit because Nexon’s Customer Service treated me horrible when I had an issue with the game, so it was out of principle, I thought it was pretty fun and all.

I really didn’t see this shutting down so soon. I’m at a loss. I’m unsure if I dare give Nexon any more of my money. I wasn’t planning on giving them more money for this specific game because of how their CS treated me over an issue with it, but I did already buy the biggest founder pack available and thought maybe one day I’d go back and play a bit even though I wouldn’t spend any more money.

I’m sick of giving Nexon money for games they shut down too soon. I played and spent money in most of the mobile stuff they canceled the past few years. I’m getting close to being done with them as a company. Funny that they were once so well respected as a big name.

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Kero Kero

I’m actually shocked by this. I didn’t expect this could even possibly fail and would’ve been a gold mine especially with the custom cosmetics and all the other personalized stuff. Interesting.

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Chosenxeno .

People are hipped to Nexon Tactics in the West. Neople exposed them as bad Publishes years ago.

MS2 was a cute game. Almost too cute…

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Ririrawr

o ffs, was planning on installing this for the weekend

with all the high annoyance things happening, i wanted to derp around in a cutesy game

o well, back to trove and maybe trying out adventure quest, huff

HEY 2020, YOU REALLY DO NOT HAVE TO SHOWUP 2019, OKAY? CHILL.

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Mr_Fester

Bad controls, Bad UI, horrible super grind, wonderful cash shop and a dev team that does not listen to any feedback from the West. Why would people want to stay.

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Utakata

…and /bleh. :(

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Jack Pipsam

Oh damn that’s a shame, I didn’t see that coming.

I only played a little of it as I’m not normally into these kind of MMOs, but for these kind of MMOs, I did actually have a great deal of fun with it. It was cute, I found the silly dialogue enjoyable and by-god they still have a dedicated Australian server.

R.I.P you silly little thing.
It’s honestly a shame they couldn’t just dump it into maintenance mode, I’m sure if they just make new costumes the players would still fuel server fees. Or heck, reconstruct it into a non-MMO and sell it on Steam.

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James Crow

maybe if they didnt focus on the shop and stupid housing rent people would stay…

i mean, the gameplay and the minigames were nice, i really like the art but just didnt like the cash shop or the menu.

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Amorey

2020, just stop it, we already have enough bad things happening :(

Sweet Dreams MapleStory 2 , thanks for all the fun <3

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