This article is about the direct correlation between the growing popularity of the website NexonKiller and the Nexon games Maplestory and Combatarms. There is, of course, a deeper story behind the acclaim that NexonKiller is enjoying, and this story is deeply entrenched in the reason why people can easily be addicted to online games.
Massively multiplayer online games, whether they’re conventional action games like Combatarms, role playing games like the World of Warcraft, or a clever combination of both like Maplestory, have become desired escapes from the real world. In these virtual worlds of Azeroth, Norrath, and Ossyria, the player can become what he can never be in real life. This is an empowering feeling. And this can easily become an addictive passion.
This is why, in 2008, there are almost 9 million Americans and 60 million people all over the world who are hooked with MMOs and MMORPGs.
With such a number, it is easy to guess why community-based websites like NexonKiller.com are very popular nowadays.
NexonKiller is a cyber hangout of players who love MMO games published by Nexon – particularly Maplestory and Combatarms. Fans converge at NexonKiller to discuss, among other things, hacks that can be used with the aforementioned games.
"Hacks?!" you might ask with shock.
Yes, hacks – hacks that range from pincrackers (password breaking programs to log on someone else’s account) to bots (automated controls for characters so that they can continue to level up even while the player is AFK) to tutorials (lessons that teach forum members how to create their own hacks).
This is the reason why NexonKiller amassed more than 30,000 users in one month.
Many attempts have been made against NexonKiller because, basically, they are hosting and fostering activities that are against the TOS of both Maplestory and Combatarms. In February of 2009, for example, NexonKiller was shut down for a few weeks because their hosting service succumbed to the pressure of the many legal threats they have received.
Why is NexonKiller so popular despite being a home to irregular acts?
The answer can be found in the question itself: it’s because NexonKiller is home to irregular acts.
MMO players – particularly those who play in highly populated gaming worlds like that of Maple Story’s and Combat Arm’s - are a passionate lot. They will do whatever they can to get ahead in the game, and such includes trying out some game breaking hacks.
An MMO world, after all, is a place where people can actually "cheat" their way to success without having to face the repercussions of their actions – most of the time, at least.
NexonKiller hosts most of those hacks, hence, it has become a prime destination for MapleStory and Combatarms players all over the world.