Mabinogi Taken Offline over Gold Farming

October 10, 2011 -

Nexon's popular MMO Mabinogi has been taken offline by the company over unauthorized real-money trading (or RMT). According to the company, it took the game completely offline to implement new security measures to curtail currency harvesting and resale. According to ThisisGame.com, players were notified only an hour before the company took the game down in Korea to implement the new security measures on October 4.

Nexon has pledged to compensate its customers for the downtime.

“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 inevitability without any notice days ago we will compensate the players reasonably.”

Expect some serious player bans to follow.

Source: GI.biz

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