1. What have you done to receive the bane of the MapleStory community?
Let me see, I guess doing my job. I not only ban players I catch cheating but I’m also the one who can choose to unban, which rarely happens. Ha. I have to do what’s right in MapleStory. I must be doing something right to have all the hackers hate me.
2. What do you enjoy about working with MapleStory as a GM?
There’s a lot of great players in MapleStory and I enjoy helping those players most. They get excited when a GM talks to them. Just a simple “Hello” can make them go crazy. It feels good to help someone with an issue or a problem. That’s what I enjoy most about being a GM.
3. Who makes your job the most challenging?
The cheaters, the hackers can make it tough. We do our best to stop them when they are up to no good. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve banned someone and they’ll claim it wasn’t them, that they were on vacation when it happened. But we know it’s them. Trust me. We know.
4. Where do you fit in with the ban-appealing process and how does this affect your status?
Well. I am the judge, jury and executioner. I get to read the players’ request for removing a ban. We look at the evidence we’ve collected against a player and then we start the appeal process. The process can affect me a little bit. Come on, no one grows up wanting to be the most-hated GM. But then I realize I’m just doing my job and I’m happy to do it.
5. How do you respond to rumors you’re a BOT?
Beep beep boop beep does not compute. Oil is my blood. Ha. For the record, I am not a bot. I am a human being with a sense of humor – a good one at that! I’m a normal person. I put on my transistors one at a time. I mean I put on my pants one leg at a time…
6. Do you play the game at all on your free time?
I play MapleStory several days out of the week. It’s a lot of fun. I also like playing our other games, especially our new game Combat Arms. No that’s not a shameless plug, I really do like it, especially when I can take out my aggression after receiving so much hate in MapleStory.
7. How has your experience as a GM made you view things on the players’ side differently (if at all)”
It’s really made me appreciate the world we’ve created at Nexon with MapleStory. You can really see the players enjoying themselves and putting in a lot of effort to level up and gain fame. I’ve really got a lot of respect for all the Maplers – and that respect is why I work hard to keep MapleStory safe from hackers.
8. What are some of the factors that you think led to your earning this title of ‘most hated GM’?
Again, I believe it really comes down to me just doing my job. If you cheat and we catch you, you have to go through me to get your account appealed. Go ahead, beg and plead all you want but if you don’t want the time, don’t do the crime. Cheesy? Yes, but also true.