IMO, Nexon's going downhill with pretty much everything. They've screwed everyone over repeatedly so I'm just not playing any of their games anymore. It's pointless to play a game run by a company that just ignores their playerbase or doesn't care about the game. I guess I'm sounding like a Nexon hater but they've screwed me over too many times for me to play any of their games anymore. I still have 3 tickets that haven't been answered in FOUR YEARS.
Mabi was screwed over like this from the start because of how it was coded (I mean, almost everything is client sided), but the fact that Nexon completely ignored the problem until people hacked the game to this point just shows that Nexon doesn't give a damn about the game. From what I've heard on the forums, the other versions of Mabinogi already have had emergency maintenances and downtime, not to mention they had public announcements on the situations, ACTUAL BANS etc.