Nexon takes Mabinogi offline to combat RMT

Mabinogi - some cute avatar with a samurai sword
Mabinogi fans aren't having the best of weeks, as their MMO of choice has been down for the count since October 4th. reported that Nexon took the free-to-play fantasy title completely offline in order to deal with unauthorized real-money trading and implement new security measures.

Players were warned of the downtime approximately one hour before it occurred, and though there's no time table for a restart, Nexon has said that it will compensate customers accordingly.

"We have found lots of RMT [resulting] from workers and auto players during the last holiday. So we are working on [an] investigation [...] and proceeding [with] broadscale system maintenance to root it out," the company said.
This article was originally published on Massively.