MapleStory 2 Services Shutting Down In May

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MapleStory 2 publisher Nexon announced they are planning on closing down the global MapleStory 2 service on May 27, 2020. The reason given for the shut down is the fact that the game has proven to be much less popular than the original MapleStory. Sadly, it's closing less than two years after its launch in western countries.

“We are forever grateful for your patience and dedication to MapleStory 2 as we tried to rework the game starting with Project New Leaf, but ultimately we’ve decided that we will not be able to provide the type of service that would live up to your expectations," an announcement on the MapleStory 2 website reads. "We took a hard look at the current state of the game and its future roadmap, and sadly reached the conclusion that it would be difficult to maintain the long-term continuation of the game while remaining true to what made MapleStory 2 your MapleStory 2.”

Nexon has also set up a refund policy for the people who require it. “As part of this news, we are disabling the ability to purchase additional Blue Merets and Meso Tokens effective today," the post continued. "We will continue to support MapleStory 2 throughout the next couple of months, although this will be our last update. The game will still be available free-to-play via the Nexon Launcher and Steam.”

Timeline

  • March 18, 2020 after maintenance
    • Blue Merets and Meso Tokens can no longer be purchased. Any remaining Blue Merets in the inventory can still be used.
    • Refunds will be processed for qualifying purchases. Please see the details regarding our refund policy below.
    • Final in-game and community events will begin.
  • May 27, 2020
    • Close MapleStory 2 servers.
    • Close MapleStory 2 website, forums, and Discord.
  • June 26, 2020
    • Discontinue Customer Support for MapleStory 2.

Refund Policy

  • Purchases made via the Nexon Launcher or through our website between December 11, 2019 and March 18, 2020 will be refunded the full price in NX.
  • Refunds will be made in NX; the same type of NX (Credit or Prepaid) that was used to make the original purchase.
  • For any questions, please contact Customer Support.
  • Any purchases made through Steam must abide by their refund policy. For any questions, please contact Steam Support.

It’s very sad to see a passionate team who has to shut down their services due to the fact their popularity is pretty low, but everything has its price and maybe one day we will see them come back with an even better game which will last much longer.

So, what are your thoughts on MapleStory 2 services shutting down? Are you disheartened by the fact they had to close? Whatever your thoughts may be, let us know in the comments below.

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