well it first came to my attention not too ago, that Nexon released a statement about private servers on their website.
as i cannot find the link for you, i can kinda tell u what it said from memory.
it basically said that they know about private servers and how it's "stealing" and all this other stuff also. They also said that they would start taking action soon ( i read this about... maybe two weeks ago )
well if u havnt noticed
most of xtreme top 100 private servers for ms have been shut down. even Final Story and SydneyMS. Those are like big time private servers too.
being an old member of FinalStory i went on their forums and Mateo, the owner, posted a thread that had the email he was sent by nexon and also a lot of proof that the email was real, such as finding the ip address off the emailer, and locating where it was from, well in fact the ip he pulled was from Nexon's address.
here is the email
and here is his proof
if big time private servers like Sydney and FinalStory are actually shutting down, you gotta kno its real.
i suppose its an ok thing that we were hacked and have been down while the emails were sent out.
i see how maple fusion is trying to pull sydney/FS/ and ancient players on their banner of xtremetop100
im not sure if they got an email but im sure they will soon be shut down too.
i think if there was any chance of opening a new server, the owner may want to keep it on the DL (down low)
and not publicize it thru top 100 anymore.
It would have to be just spread through msn friends and sort.
It would literally be a "Private Server"
thats all the info i have as of now.