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NEWS: Korean FTC Fines Nexon US$8.8 Million for Allegedly Manipulating Draw Odds in MapleStory Game




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Thespacemaster



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2024 11:37 am Reply with quote
''Nexon apologized to gamers for "disappointing them," but added in a statement: "This issue pertains to the period before 2016 when there was no obligation to disclose information about probability-based items.''

Right so what happened to the following 5 years when it did became an obligation to disclose information about probability-based items?

Apology not accepted. they are sorry they caught not sorry for their scam.
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Sheriru



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2024 3:38 pm Reply with quote
They were scamming their Players and arent even sorry for it, also come with a lame ahh excuse of portentional repercussions that literally wont happen.
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Beatdigga



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2024 4:17 pm Reply with quote
This is why I never play gatcha games.
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WANNFH



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2024 5:03 pm Reply with quote
Beatdigga wrote:
This is why I never play gatcha games.
Well, better to be warned that probability gaming ain't exclusive for only gacha to begin with, nor do they are fined for actual gacha game at all - but for friggin Maple Story.

For example - what they done and found guilty is manipulation of the odds of the same thing that is gear rerolling in Diablo 3 and 4 - and people barely can call this games a gacha in a traditional sense.
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Beatdigga



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2024 5:16 pm Reply with quote
WANNFH wrote:
Well, better to be warned that probability gaming ain't exclusive for only gacha to begin with, nor do they are fined for actual gacha game at all - but for friggin Maple Story.

For example - what they done and found guilty is manipulation of the odds of the same thing that is gear rerolling in Diablo 3 and 4 - and people barely can call this games a gacha in a traditional sense.


True, but this speaks to a larger issue with pay-to-win mechanics, especially when the publisher basically said “it wasn’t on the books so we thought bilking our customers was cool.”
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mewpudding101
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2024 6:47 pm Reply with quote
“The KFTC stated that cross those 10 years”
Across, not cross. As far as I know.
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ChrissyC



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2024 7:09 pm Reply with quote
They should be fined more. Nexon is such a sack of greedy shit.
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WANNFH



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2024 1:06 am Reply with quote
ChrissyC wrote:
They should be fined more. Nexon is such a sack of greedy shit.
Honestly, I am also found the whole fine pretty cheap considering the estimated profits from just running that scheme were over 40 times more than the actual fine they supposed to pay for the court, let alone they are still playing victims after being found in the friggin manipulation of odds for paid items - which is supposed to be covered by gambling laws and this whole business supposed to be treated as an actual casino in the first place.

But seems like the SK government just wants the cut instead of actual fining Nexon for unlawful practices.
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