AsiaSoft cracking down on MapleStory private servers

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"MapleStory's Singapore distributor looks to cut down on a rash of home-run pirate servers, as a plucky teen take the world of big-headed platform battles into his own bedroom.

A story from The Straits Times focuses on 16-year-old Sean Lee, who runs a pirate server out of his bedroom, allowing players to access the pay portions of the game without actually paying. Needless to say, pirate servers are extremely popular with the kids.

'Some items in games are rare and impossible to get on the official server,' said 15-year-old Melissa Ong. 'On a private server, I get the chance to obtain it and test it out.'

Apparently someone is missing the point here. Either way, plucky or not, Sean Lee's server is probably not long for this world.

'We are currently working with developers to take action against the service providers of private servers,' said Mr Ng Kok Khwang, marketing director of AsiaSoft Online.

Lee states that if he receives a warning letter he will shut down immediately, though he worries about letting his community down. I'm not sure if I should be proud of his dedication or upset about the whole law-breaking thing. "

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QUOTE said:
"MapleStory's Singapore distributor looks to cut down on a rash of home-run pirate servers, as a plucky teen take the world of big-headed platform battles into his own bedroom.

A story from The Straits Times focuses on 16-year-old Sean Lee, who runs a pirate server out of his bedroom, allowing players to access the pay portions of the game without actually paying. Needless to say, pirate servers are extremely popular with the kids.

HAH MAPLESEA you suck!


the pay portions? do they mean cash items?


mapleglobal has more P servers you know 0_0
 

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skyman747 said:
23qwerty said:
Heh, I was a GM on the very first server running on Odin Source.
Seriously? I use to play on Odin
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Half of the original P. Server (There was a split) got sued. The other half, which I am a member of, just got a C&D.
They can't stop these P.Servers. Everytime one goes down, another 5 take it's place.
C&D?
spoken like a true private serverer
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there are lots of private servers :mwahahaha
 

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I used to play on one... got up to level 175, but never seemed to hit 200 (the limit is 200, even in the official servers)

I had a TON of 'cash' items... you had to trade in like 50mil Meso's for 10k cash coins
 

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zidane_genome said:
I used to play on one... got up to level 175, but never seemed to hit 200 (the limit is 200, even in the official servers)

I had a TON of 'cash' items... you had to trade in like 50mil Meso's for 10k cash coins

why did this suddenly reminded me of dreamMS?
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Anyway, don't those guys know that u can't kill private server, maybe they could do what blizzard did with wow private servers? Allow them to function but with certain limitations? So that p server can act as a sort of demo? Anyway buhahaha, P server ftw
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hmmm... I wouldn't take the guy seriously as his middle name is "Kok" ...
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I bet the pplz wouldn't have this trouble if they would make it free again and allow some of their own servers to be mod servers
 

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...wait, people actually made private MS servers? Hahah. I remember back a few years ago when they were getting "started" but most of them were hoaxes or total failures.

I can't remember what the names of the two I was looking into were. I managed to get an account once, but there was never a client released, at least, before I gave up and stopped caring.

I'm normally opposed to high level rates in private server games, but I played the official MS client thing. Dear God have I never seen such a horrific grind. D:
 

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I don't see why they're even bothering tbh, it's not like their losing any money.

Hell I doubt anybody that played Maplestory, private or not, would even be able to pay for the items unless they somehow got a hold of mommy's credit card and decided to waste money on a horrible game instead of using the money for something useful.
 

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Law said:
I don't see why they're even bothering tbh, it's not like their losing any money.

Hell I doubt anybody that played Maplestory, private or not, would even be able to pay for the items unless they somehow got a hold of mommy's credit card and decided to waste money on a horrible game instead of using the money for something useful.

like WoW memberships? jk.
 

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23qwerty said:
iPikachu said:
hah i got to lvl 200+ and "reborned" and did it over and oevr
Did you play MapleCrusade by any chance?

Nope played Sakura MS and FantasyMS/MapleFantasy(the latter died sometime after i left due to failure of not able to start the gaem)

juggernaut911 said:
hmmm... I wouldn't take the guy seriously as his middle name is "Kok" ...
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I bet the pplz wouldn't have this trouble if they would make it free again and allow some of their own servers to be mod servers

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its an asian name. idiot.
QUOTE(Doomsday Forte @ Jan 4 2009, 07:07 AM) ...wait, people actually made private MS servers? Hahah. I remember back a few years ago when they were getting "started" but most of them were hoaxes or total failures.

I can't remember what the names of the two I was looking into were. I managed to get an account once, but there was never a client released, at least, before I gave up and stopped caring.

I'm normally opposed to high level rates in private server games, but I played the official MS client thing. Dear God have I never seen such a horrific grind. D:
expx5000 meso x 150 !!
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QUOTE(Law @ Jan 4 2009, 07:10 AM)
I don't see why they're even bothering tbh, it's not like their losing any money.

Hell I doubt anybody that played Maplestory, private or not, would even be able to pay for the items unless they somehow got a hold of mommy's credit card and decided to waste money on a horrible game instead of using the money for something useful.
i actually used my allowance. secretly. once.
 

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