by on August 21, 2018
Prior to entering it. Just an example of one of them. Made a few posts in the past about this as have others. These services have been used by gamers for the previous 2 years in Maplestory. They were only blocked this season on May the 22nd which was when significant DDOS Maplestory Mesos attacks were occurring and Maple had lots of downtime. When they solved the problems no one was able to connect with these services anymore. Most likely blocked along with everything else.Tunneling solutions to lower latency likely to be unblocked and awknowledged?
Since that time, others and I haven't made an attempt to contact these services about the issue connecting to Global Maplestory, but we have also contacted Nexon relating to this through service. Both services told me they might no longer connect either even after conducting multiple evaluations and trying different things. I've gotten mixed responses from Nexon. I really don't believe the first one knew what I was asking as he just said he'd pass it on to the developers. I tried again a couple months later and had been satisfied with a different reaction.
As you can see them seem to think it's just as any other private network. VPNs are clearly contrary to the TOS and while W[tfast and Battleping are equally private networks they alone should not be blocked as they are used by tens of thousands of gamers who suffer with high latency. Battleping also uses the users IP address to login before connecting through the US server which Nexon will be able to see I'd assume.
He also states the game should be playable without these services that you have a broadband connection that's not correct. The waits are clear as day and not everyone lives close to the servers in the US. With no solutions the overall gameplay experience isn't smooth. There are noticeable flaws in strikes and buffing. Also trying to pull off a double flash leap close to instantly is impossible buy Maplestory M Mesos without those solutions.
You don't need to have control over these 3rd party services. You simply need to unblock them. I found this too. As you can see that this is quite recent. I don't know if they're still trying to have it working together with the development group but a word on this would be fine.
They encourage 80+ MMO games and if you visit any of their forums and ask if the usage of these services like Battleping is allowed they will tell you that it's. There's no reason why these ought to be blocked. Not everybody who is in GMS service place is about 20-50ms ping maplestory discussion. Maybe get into contact with them and see if you can restrict access to these providers only.