Check out the patch notes for the v18 Kritias Expansion here: http://forums.maplestory2.nexon.net/discussion/45974
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edited 9:27PM June 15, 2019 in General Chat
At the time of the update, the Steam peak concurrent user count increased from ~1.4k to ~2.9k. After the first week the peak decreased to ~2.4k. After the second week the peak decreased to ~1.9k. If the decline continues at the same rate, we'd reach approximately the pre-update peak within 2 weeks. Clearly this update failed to bring back many players contrary to what some folks here hoped for, and it should be blatantly obvious why. Hey Nexon, how about you completely overhaul this game rather than adding more content on top of a flawed game design?