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I been playing since the very first few minutes of Mabinogi Europe's closed beta, i met a few nice people that i added and played with some more when the game launched into it's official release, i had my closed beta tester title (was proud of it) and from there on out, never looked back.
I got a few friends into mabinogi, but because of the games time consuming nature and slow progression pace, they never really got into it, only a single friend i knew in real stayed, and even he only played every now and then.
I clearly remember when things when south in Mabinogi eu and the hacking/cheating happened, i tried to stay safe as best as i could, and i did so with success, however the game itself, was not as lucky, some people were crashing the server left and right as they pleased, (because they could) and there was no response from any gm's of any sort (if there was ever any Mabinogi eu gm's) we were soon told that Mabinogi eu would close its doors, but that we where going to be allowed into Mabinogi North America.
I jumped into Mabinogi na the moment eu players were officially allowed to and started over of course, not only did i make much better choices, i also had more information on what to do and not to do with my character.
As time went on i met new people every now and then and had a blast, however mabinogi started heading into questionable paths, new content unrelated to the celtic themes mabinogi had been all about started to vanish, stories and content were starting to become unrelated to the core content mabinogi once introduced, too many cutesy outfits and blinding dye colors, too many pay to win cash shop items, as i once could proudly say that Mabinogi didn't have any pay to win content in it's cash shop, things were starting to change, the themes in terms of items, stories, clothe, skills and even the world that Mabinogi once established started to change into these different themes and systems, that was not only added and left to rot, but was never updated alongside the game itself or as new content came along.
I slowly started to lose intrest, little by little, i took longer and longer breaks, i started with weeks that became months, (i left for 3 months at a time sometimes.) and before i knew, i had lost most of the interest i once had for this game,
fewer and fewer people were running dungeons or doing anything besides afk'ing, it was getting increasingly hard to find people to play with, and the glory days of bumping into some random groupe with random armor sets holding swords and wands, asking to join them and doing a few dungeons along side them having fun and cracking jokes where something that started to feel like a lifetime ago.
People were few and unwilling to play the game, a game dumped down just for them to start jumping into some dungeons, however not even that could get them to move, after all they should be careful not to lose any durability on that 90mil ice white suit or pair of jet black wings.
Until today where i was told by an old Mabinogi played i once spend some of the greatest time i ever had on Mabinogi with that there was this private server called Mabinogi Pro, i had for a long time been searching for the possibility of a decent Mabinogi private server or at least some hint that someone out there was working on one.
I jumped in today and read some posts, gm's seems mature from the few comments i read and people seems to be nice, tho a bit too "hardcore" in my opinion, as i often feel that i sometimes need a hand in determining certain stuff like skill training and so on.
I'll be downloading and playing later today, please don't hesitate to add me.