I decided to post my story here on Southperry just to inform people (yes, I did the same on basil). I'm not looking for pity, I don't really think this can change my situation in any ways and I really doubt any GM would care if he sees this.
I guess a good starting point would be when I made my Kaiser's sword. I wasn't a heavy nx spender (I was more of a bosser), so it took me a while to make it, but finally, when philosopher's book came out I managed to get one of Windia's first Fafnir 2-h. Using the dozens of protections scrolls I got from the feather event, along with a few shield scrolls, I made this:
It's probably the crowning achievement of my Kaiser's career, it allowed me to start doing full empress kills. Maybe it's not the best sword, but it's definitely worthy of being an end-game, and considering how little it cost me, it really was worth it.
Since most of my income came from bosses (as soon as I finished that sword, I began to make easily 1~2b per day off bossing), the unleashed patch really hit me hard. But I'm not here to complain about the unleashed patch, everything has pretty much already been said about it. I started to play the new classes just for fun, exploring the new theme dungeons and stuff. A few weeks ago I decided to quit my kaiser and started taking offers for my prized gem, my sword. I gradually lowered my a/w, I really didn't want to sell it for too cheap. On September 11th or 12th, some kaiser named PantherCrust said he'd buy my sword for my a/w at the time (30b). After a couple of minutes of talking, in which he asked for my vouchers, etc, he agreed to go first (we can all thank Nexon for that brilliant 10b cap). The trade went smoothly and it's light-hearted that I went back to my WA.
We all know what happened after... Pretty much anyone who sold something that week got perma/30 day banned, followed by a week-long hellban, but for quite a lot of people it didn't stop there. I've been permanently banned on sept 23rd, along with a lot of other innocent maplers. Anyone that knows me also knows how much I hate hackers, how I constantly fought against them, how I've never used duped items and really how legit I am. I have never been banned before, nor found guilty of any actions against Nexon. But because I sold my sword to someone who was found guilty of exploiting mesos, because I sold it for a fair price, I've been permanently banned, along with everything I've worked for in Maple. Thanks to Nexon's policy of silence, no one beside the hackers responsible for it and Nexon's staff was aware that there was a meso exploit when I sold the sword. On Sept. 23rd, almost everyone who has traded high amounts of mesos with exploiters got permanently banned. I know some of you were unbanned thanks to this new Live Chat feature. Here's my only conversation with a GM, after nearly a week of attempting to contact one:
Greetings *** ***,
We apologize for any wait you may experience. You are number 1 in line to be helped with your issue.
Thank you for your patience!
GM Panthiro: Thank you for choosing Live Chat! How can I help you today?
*** ***: Hello
*** ***: I've been trying to contact a GM about a ban appeal for a while
*** ***: but the ban appeal option is broken
*** ***: it keeps filling in a blank ticket automatically
*** ***: I'm not sure if you can help me for my ban appeal
GM Panthiro: I'm sorry to hear that your account was recently banned. I apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused you.
GM Panthiro: The ban appeal option is currently not available since we only address ban appeals on a certain day of the week.
GM Panthiro: However, I will go ahead and help you out the issue that you're experiencing.
GM Panthiro: Please allow me a moment while I review your account.
*** ***: ohh thanks
GM Panthiro: I apologize for the wait, just another moment.
GM Panthiro: Thank you very much for your patience.
*** ***: oh np. Is there anything you can do? =/
GM Panthiro: It appears that your account was banned since it was involved in the Meso Exploit and received a huge amount of Mesos.
*** ***: I sold a lot of things
*** ***: before sept 15th
*** ***: expensive items
*** ***: I thought it could be one of these trades that got me banned
*** ***: but I wasn't implicated
*** ***: I never hacked =/
GM Panthiro: I understand but you received a significant amount of Mesos just from selling Arrow for Bows.
GM Panthiro: The Mesos that you received were not legitimate.
*** ***: ohhhh that one
*** ***: I don't know if
*** ***: you have access
*** ***: to trade records or something
*** ***: but that was mesos I received for my sword
GM Panthiro: Unfortunately, we will not be able to release your account at this time.
GM Panthiro: Did you have any other questions or concerns?
*** ***: ugh -_-
*** ***: well
*** ***: can I do anything else
*** ***: to get my account back
*** ***: like submit a ticket
*** ***: because of the max mesos any trade over 10b must be done like that... I couldn't know he was giving me exploited mesos
GM Panthiro: Due to the nature of this situation, I am sorry to inform you that I will not be able to release your account. Your ban appeal has been denied. Thank you very much for your understanding.
GM Panthiro: Your chat transcript will be emailed to your including a survey. I thank you in advance for taking the survey http://Support.nexon.net/ics/survey/...ID=21&type=web
GM Panthiro: Thanks for chatting with me! Happy Gaming! We ask that you participate in our survey that you will receive to your email shortly.
Chat has ended
After years of hard working, struggling to avoid duped items, struggling to get into bosses despite the hackers blocking the way, this is how it all ends up. I'm not the only one in this case. A good friend of mine sold his 30% dex ring for 15b, which means he received 10b for arrows or something similar.
According to these guidelines, I'm guilty of nothing, although those guidelines are really just a joke. According to the ToS, GMs can ban you at anytime without any reason, since your account isn't really YOUR account. At this point, I can't really do anything except inform other fellow maplers. I probably can't get my account back and as I said, I'm not looking for your sympathy, I just want to show you all how you can all lose what you've been working for. I enjoyed my time on MS, but now I consider that time as wasted. There's nothing left of lMira, there's no legacy, I'm not even on ranking anymore and I can't even come back to this game and play it like I used to. I can't force anyone to listen to me, but my advice to all of you is to give up before this game crumbles, as I'm not the only who's fed up of Nexon, and I'm not the only player going away.