MMORPG <Mabinogi> is hibernating for 72 hours since last 4th.
Nexon carried out this unexpected server maintenance without providing understandable excuses to players. It even announced the surprise and long server down 1 hour in advance.
Therefore some assume that it is due to chronic reproduced gold issue. Nexon admitted that it proceeded the server maintenance in order to prevent massive real money transaction and to update security system.
“We have found lots of RMT rising from ‘the workers and auto players’ during last holidays. So we are working on investigation over it and proceeding broadscale system maintenance to root it out,” said Nexon to TIG over the telephone. “Some are saying the reproduced gold caused this server down, but it’s not true. This is totally about the RMT and the workers. Since this such huge situation happened inevitablely without any notice days ago we will compensate the players reasonably.”
Nexon had carried out a surprise 12 hour long server maintenance last September for its action MORPG <Mabinogi Heroes> for the reason of stopping the RMT and the auto players. It had banned about 1,000 faulty accounts then.