If MapleRoyals Closed...

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    This question pops into my head sometimes when I think about how many players we have and how the server has brought so many people together. So what would happen if MapleRoyals closed tomorrow? How would your life change? Would it not change anything? Would you not know what to do with yourself? Or would it actually have a detrimental effect on your life?
     
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    I'd probably be stricken and be obviously sad about the whole situation. To not able to meet up with all the friends you've made here one day would be pretty devastating.
    I'd probably stop playing MapleStory at all just to come back later like I've always done.

    But hey, life moves on. I'd never really expected to play MapleRoyals for more than a week when I first started, and now that I've come this far, maybe half a year at most.

    As for other hobbies, I'd probably just start playing another MMORPG with my group of friends; we've always been hopping between games for a very long time.
     
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    It would suck.
    I would probably win the lottery and then proceed to purchase nexon.
    & Welcome back MapleRoyals :D
     
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    would not change
     
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    I'd be very upset and disappointed at losing it, and feel at a loss for a while. I'd probably gradually drift back to one or more of my other online/computer-based interests/hobbies*, or I might consider joining another Pserver - I'm not exactly sure.

    As for real life, well, I'm more-or-less housebound and very limited in what I can do, even indoors, so that wouldn't change.

    However, I really don't want Maple Royals to close - it's great!

    *For the sake of my sanity, I hope my mind would amble off in the direction of yaoi fanfiction or fractal art rather than studying the Holocaust in any further detail than I already have over the last couple of decades. >_<
     
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    I'd probably be forced to go back to being responsible.
     
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    When I first joined Maple Royals, it was just to relive some of the nostalgia in this crappy game(Maple story itself, not Maple Royals. xD) from my teen-hood; I planned on only playing briefly. But, surprisingly, I met some really great people, and made some really good friends. Without Maple Royals, most of us would probably part and go our separate ways. Sure, we still have Skype and what not, but people will get busy with different servers/games/life/etc, and eventually not have as much time, anymore.

    I'd be pretty bummed out if the server went down, but I also know it won't last forever. Might as well enjoy the memories you make while you're here.
     
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    Idk how I would feel, I played this game because a special someone asked me to play :D.

    I'm glad that I played gms again back when I quit and was just an unknown HS mule >.>, I'm glad we're still talking Amynee<3
     
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    Hmm, I guess I would be pretty upset; I only started about two weeks ago and already have met a lot of great friends. This server has a good way of pulling me back into this game, and mostly because of the great community we have. At times playing this server I do feel like I am playing v62 GMS; a quality only this server has. But there will be a time that it will end, so for now, like many others I will enjoy the nostalgia while it lasts. :D
     
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    I hope this is not a clue towards something :p

    Either way it wouldn't change much. This game would be nothing without the people, and the people will still be out there!
     
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    It´s why I started playing, too, like 2-2.5 months ago, and I met so many great people on Royals, more than on any Private Server or official server, frankly, that I'd be quite sad and upset when the server would be closed.

    Long live Skype! :D

    But, as you all said, it has to end some day. I actually only started playing because a friend of mine was like "let's play maple again, I found a nice v62 server!", so I started playing and now I'm so happy that I listened to him (even though he semi-quit himself xD).

    You better not close the server tomorrow, though, Matt, or was this some kind of encrypted message? :p
     
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    Most of my friends from eMS all prefer the preBB versions of MapleStory. None of them have followed me here, despite me selling Royals to them like a cheap hooker, and they all give me the same reason as to why: They don't wanna invest the time and effort into leveling characters that sooner or later will disappear. Because let's be real, we have no idea of the longivety of this server, and that even goes for everyone involved in the community; players and staff.

    I'm sure MR will live long and prosper for many months to come, possibly even years, but eventually it will come to an end. I guess that's why I never really feel motivated to grind/level unless I find joy in doing so, because I've never been fond of grinding (guess I'm playing the wrong game huh) but I get out what I want from the game by simply being online. And games are suppoed to be fun, so why waste my time leveling characters if I'm not having fun?

    But I guess I'd agree with Momorii's statement, I'd just continue doing what I do now, not play Maple and watch movies/series all day.
     
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    Create a manhole in my backyard, make maple avatars out of Mud and conduct my own royals without internet!
     
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    I would throw a tantrum until you re-opened it.
     
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    It would mean the end of my Maple career, and a good ending at that.
     
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    I cant live without MapleRoyal, period.
     
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    Is this thread still in conversation? :confused:

    I hope you dont mind if i leave my opinion ^^; It might be long~ Good thing theres no character limit! ~f2 TL; DR is at the bottom if you want to get to the point. But please read ^^;

    If Maple Royals Closed? See, this would only be a thread of opinions based on each persons personal attachment to the server. Some people came here by just wanting to play, and others by wanting nostalgia. Yeah, compared to other servers - despite being ranked 5/6 in private server lists - the player base is arguably low. If you look at it, on average a day there's approx. 100 players online (Approximately by averaged player rate), and when there's a high amount of GM's which there are 11 based on the website homepage. One GM could look over a group of 10 players each, literally. Even though this might not seem like much, and nobody probably notices, but this reflects on how the overall server looks as a whole (the amount of GM's per players).

    So do you think it's weird to ask what would happen if it shut down, as the owner? Haven't you once ever, thought "What would happen if i just quit?" In anything. It could be sports, your job, your school, hobbies. It's very common to contradict something you do.

    But really. This is not just a server. And it doesn't matter how many GM's there are (even though i disagree, i despise lazy GM's Lol.) Having this server here is way more than "A private server of a game that we all liked".

    You here, are holding a golden gift. A gift of memory. Other than the gift of life, memory is one of the most important gifts. Does anyone here know what Old Timers Disease is? It's where you can't remember. Where the brain begins to stop working with memories. It's really, a horrible disease.
    Do not forget this, and im 100% not exaggerating. If you want, you can message me and i'll elaborate for hours on this gift you give by holding this server here. But i will try not to here because it would be too long.

    Be it old or young - Low player base or high - Slowly players will come and go like when the wind comes. You dont feel it before the wind hits you. It just comes silently, and usually - leaves silently. Maplers are like this. Really, only few maplers are very flamboyant in Smega's and FM. If you gathered all 100 Average players, maybe only 10 would be the most talkative.
    So, based upon this, you are giving the golden gift of memory to these people. Memory brings many things: happiness, sorrow, excitement for new beginnings. And usually, you'll never know this. Rarely the wind-like maplers will come to you personally and thank you for this. Just like being a GM - its a passive feeling that you feel without being thanked. When you were in elementary school, how often did you thank your teacher personally? Once? Maybe never?

    Now, you dont only hold the gift of memory. You hold the gift of Time. And you might think that "oh no i dont". "That sounds so unrealistic, all i do is run this server." "This was just an idea". But really, you hold the gift of time that Nexon-Wizet threw away. They had thrown away each version as if it was nothing, but this is what we- as players- held in our hearts be it as kids, teenagers, young adults, and even adults. We held this version, be it older version and earlier versions - as precious times in our lives. And I'll say that some of us did not. And i completely respect that. But really, didnt the majority of us join here because we wanted to go back to how it was?
    That now, you can listen. You can understand that you do hold Time in your hands (computer). Only 2 weeks ago i asked my friend, "So we really cant go back now?" And do you know what he said to me? "No. That's how life works. sorry. here look at this link its the opening music to maple in 2008" Which is all we could do. I felt lost. I felt angry that life is unfair. I asked him again, "I cant just sit in henesys with my black pig one more time? Just for a day?" Which is the soul of my point. You have given everyone who's loved, and lost maple - another chance. Nobody talks about it, and i dont know why. There needs to be a thread of "Old Maple Memories and Nostalgia". It's actually a form of therapy, to go back and talk about memories be it on a game or not. It's a healing process of connecting into the past, to help you grow for the future.

    That you, here - are holding such an amazing gift you are giving. That Nexon threw away as nothing. But literally, nexon threw away our memories and here you are giving them back. And even, new ones. I couldnt thank you and all the GM's (yes they mean something) enough for this. So, dont forget those two facts there my kind sir.

    TL; DR

    If MapleRoyals Closed : You would have thrown away precious memories, be it mine and all the players who are here, and who are to come. What would you think if you could save a teenagers heart by letting them connect back to who they were back in 2008? That when they finally were able to go back, they were able to live again in "real life"? They could remember who they used to meet, what they used to do, and who they were back then. You could call me crazy, but things like this happen without publicity really. This server, could and might have already - changed a persons life. That if this was gone, people will wander out in the world feeling lost deep inside. I also felt lost. As if in my maple-story, the book was unfinished.
    You would be throwing away memories, you'd be throwing away a type of time capsule, and potential growth to peoples hearts that had been unfinished. Or even - an extra chapter to the books that had been fulfilled.
    And soon to be fulfilled.
     
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