Yesterday, the OdinMS staff released a statement in which they announced that they were being sued for €350,000. Now, to give everyone who lives in the U.S. or Canada an idea of how much money that is, €350,000 is equal to $524,325 USD. Nexon is definitely taking intense steps to prevent Private Servers from advancing and it seems that without OdinMS, the other MapleStory private servers will close down if not in fear of being sued, but lack of a base to update their server.
According to a post made by Fiel on Sleepywood forums a new “encryption” code will be added to the WZ files (the files pertaining to MapleStory) and there will be no documents on the topic of the new encryption keys for anyone to take. A new packer has been added to the game client as well as other new protective features.
Many users see Nexon’s 13-hour patch taking place tonight into tomorrow morning as a “helpless” attempt to regain it’s players. Obviously the MapleStory Private Servers had a strong enough effect in taking away Nexon’s business to bring about a lawsuit. Some may see this as a nice kick in the butt for Nexon to clean their act up, but regardless when you mess with Nexon’s profit and business, you get the horns.