I used to play gMS, but dear God... the grinding in that game has to be the worst I've ever experienced. It can take days of killing the same mob over and over for HOURS to get a single level, and this is barely at LV40~50.
I moved on to private servers once the first ones came out... you should do the same. Some of them have some really cool custom stuff.
If that's in gMS, then I feel sorry for him. That must have taken at least a couple hundred hours unless he bought 2x EXP cards or had some really good equips. Those hundreds of hours could have been better spent elsewhere, don't you think?
Don't let MapleStory suck up your life. I played MS SEA and Global and it took forever to get off of it. I found myself going to sleep at weird times and missing out on awesome events to play MS. What a loser I was
I used to play maplestory till I was a LV90 dragon knight and I had a LV70+ Chief Bandit and LV74 Crusader. Never have I met players of any game that are so so so disappointed at themselves for playing a single game than Maplestory. Any person I have talked to that is playing or has played regrets it every waking second and is try to get out of it. There is something about Maplestory that addicts you and you realize just how horrible and flawed the game is but you can't get out and it drives you mad. It's a unique and frustrating experience really. I DON'T RECOMMEND YOU PLAY IT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE HAS BEEN SAYING.