[BMS] Brazil MapleStory Closes This October
It has been a long and hard road for the Brazilian service of MapleStory since it was launched three years ago. Sadly, it has been announced that BrazilMS will shut down permanently on October 22, 2011. Nexon has decided not to renew the publishing contract with publisher Level Up! Games as Nexon is not happy with the performance and results of the game in Brazil since its launch.
BrazilMS had been closing players at a fast rate as they had not received any updates for quite a while. Their last update, which added the 4th job advancement, reached them in December 2010. Before that update, their last update was in Summer 2010. So they have only gotten one update in a year.
BrazilMS was listed as the slowest updating and least updated service of the game in my “Fastest Updating” and “Most Updated” Rankings: Q2 2011.
BrazilMS is the second service of MapleStory to close, after VietnamMS closed in September 2010.
The closure of MapleStory does not mean the death of the partnership between Level Up! Games and Nexon. It was just a few months ago that the two companies partnered to take Combat Arms to Brazil, which is good.