Nexon has confirmed that it has taken the MMORPG Mabinogi offline as a result of illegal real-money trading issues. Use of ‘bots’ to harvest goal and reproduced gold are also believed to be contributing to the extended downtime of the game.

“We have found lots of RMT rising from ‘the workers and auto players’ during last holidays. So we are working on investigation over it and proceeding broadscale system maintenance to root it out,” said Nexon. “Some are saying the reproduced gold caused this server down, but it’s not true. This is totally about the RMT and the workers. Since this such huge situation happened inevitably without any notice days ago we will compensate the players reasonably.”

Source: This Is Game