I've just been trying to train in Mysterious Path 3 and there were literally multiple hackers on every single channel. Whenever one left, the next one appeared only mere minutes later picking up where the other one left off.
I know, and so does everyone else, the maps in which these hackers, which are always Blaze Wizards, can be found. Mysterious Path, Ant Tunnel, Kaede Castle. Just to name a few.
These maps have been infested with hackers for at least a full year now and they're still there, doing whatever it is they're doing.
Why oh why is this even possible? Is it a lack of moderating? Is it a lack of knowledge on Nexon's part on how to prevent this? Do they simply not care?
And before someone tells me about that nice long list with banned characters that Nexon posts once in a while. I know about it, I appreciate Nexon greatly for banning all those ms mesos sellers and what not, but as we can all see, they're not actually solving the problem.
Nexon does care about hackers/botters, and they do everything they can in order to reduce them. So therefore, it's not about moderating or knowledge. It's about how the system was made in different region.
In GMS; botters and hackers can pretty much create news character and fund them to resume where their previous character got permanently banned. If they get permanently IP banned; they can pretty much change it no matter what.
However, in KMS; it is quite different because you are required SSN (social security numbers) in order to create the account and play the game whereas GMS does not. It's somewhat quite similar to Blizzard's billing system, because you are providing real information of your identity, and people wouldn't try to do something stupid (even a few does) to violate their identity.
Example: You're botting in KMS and you provided your SSN, and Nexon have evidence that you're botting, and they're permanently banned you and your SSN will have a record that you have participate illegal activities. When you try to register games that required SSN (mostly in South Korea); you will have troubling register an account on that particular game.
Although, KMS would not have any problem with CFG (Chinese Gold Farmers), because they're spending their time farming and selling golds online (World-Trading), and it's possible to track them down, but chances are that players are just trading to each other could be either funding for other accounts, or real-world trading. Also, GMS and KMS doesn't have problem with real-world trading ever since people can buy NX cash in-game (chances are; you can get scammed, so trust is a factor)
Solution to reduce hackers/botters in GMS:
1) It had to adopt the system that Blizzard has, because you are providing real identity and they can basically banned you for real (Literally get banned in their server for real).
2) Make the exact system as KMS; the risk of getting SSN leaked and theft identity is quite high in US/Canada/Mexico, so therefore some may disagree to this.
However, these solution has their own weakness as well:
1) Chinese gold farmers population would increase, and more exploiter (unless GMS are willing to fix exploit bugs - They do, but...that would consume a lot of their time while maintaining their patch schedules). Pretty much you would not be able to compete with these types of people, because they are dedicated hardcore farmers that played 16 hours/day. Then you would complain about them, but GMS/KMS won't do anything about, because they are legit players
2) By 2030+, maybe Maplestory 1 would be still here and people still quite enjoy the game even though Maplestory 2 may take over, but who care; the game is still optimal and enjoyable. Classic pixels dominate futuristic gameing mechanic. However, there would be android that actually replaced CFG farming maplestory 2 mesos. Japan/China/South Korea and other industries are already developing them...so...eh..Mercy please
Overall; botters/hackers cannot be completely vanish from the gaming industry, because they're like bacteria that lived in a human body; some of these bacteria are good and some are bad. If you get rid of all the bacteria in the world; human would not exist, because we are originally a cell that evolve from bacteria and to a multi cellular eukaryotic cell