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    The Death Of Leafre.net

    I haven't posted on this forum in two years, and randomly decided to visit it today. With my PM box being full of "how did the site die" messages, I decided to make this last thread.


    Well basically as one of the owners & founders of this site, Andy & I decided to expand on a simple concept I had when I was around 13 years old or so. The journey from some random in Ellinforest to site owner/guild owner was a very interesting one. We went through many name changes, many problems, drama, but also a alot of fun times. This site had a LONG run, a much longer run than I or Andy expected to be honest. Most people who don't know the full story say I made this site out of spite, which is not entirely true. I was planning to make a guild on my own with a select few friends since I began my journey on KMS, however bad leadership of Ellinforest & toxicity forced my leave and gave me a mission. I wanted an actual community not some elitist shit show that Ellinforest was. Where if you weren't relevant, you didn't matter.

    So slowly over time we tried to become a competitor to Ellinforest, so we brainstormed what could we do to put us ahead of the competition. Getting people through the door and into KMS was the idea we went with and slowly developed on. We had such a shitty and horrible system at the start was highly unorganized but it worked. Slowly our community grew bigger and bigger, to the point that we at one point had a full staff of around 10 people. It's crazy how dedicated some people were to this site, with no pay. I always felt bad to the point that near my leave of leafre, I tried super hard to somehow get more money pumping out of the site to give back to all my hard working staff. Regardless, once we finally got an organized system for accounts and overcame many obstacles with the registration system, we destroyed the competition. I advertised the fuck out of this site to no extent, I made sure to put us on the top of the google search whenever you googled "How to play KMS". I didn't do much of the technical stuff (thanks andy) but I damn sure did a lot with advertising and helping the community grow. I had to do some hard ass decisions and be really mature with my position at such a young age, was a crazy yet interesting experience.

    Anyway, if you are new you are probably wondering why is the site dead? Simple answer, we all out grew it. The original leafre site was created Jan 2011, almost an entire 5 years ago. We were all young, we all had free time and not many responsibilities so we helped grow something we all believed in. Now, most of us are either in college, creating a career, creating a family, or just straight up sick of maplestory at this point.

    I am bored of maplestory and will never go back to it. The game I loved and had time for died awhile ago. I'm also growing as an adult, I'm getting a business degree in the near future & I'm becoming a real estate agent for a quite successful company in NYC. So yes, leafre has died but it has a history that is probably going to stick in all of the original/long lasting members of this site.

    With that being said, best of luck to everyone who helped with this site if you see this thread or not. I want to thank you all especially andy, you guys made my small idea into one of the most successful sites maplestory has ever heard of. All ran by a group of kids under the age of 18.


    Anyway, Thanks & Goodbye. - Mario.
    Last edited by Supermarioz5; 11-17-2015 at 02:54 AM.

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    ur ign in kms always shocked me, how did #tumblr not notice the atrocity? are u a pedophile or r u an abuser ?
    WHATEVER it's 2009!



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    ALRIGHT! Now that Mario said bye, LEAFRE IS BACK IN BUSINESS!!!!






















    jk

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    we had some fun times

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Gift received at 12-19-2012, 07:48 AM from Star
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    The feels mario the feels, I've been here since those days before we was known as leafre, the memories will never be forgotten, and always cherished
    [Feb 12th 14:43:40] June: JET I THINK I HAVE A BIG AMERICAN CRUSH ON YOU
    [Feb 11th 17:14:18]Jet: as long as i kept talking i think she wouldnt mind whatever i did xD
    [Feb 11th 17:25:09] June: jet cause we all know i stole your virginity
    [Feb 11th 17:25:25] June: i have nothing to say against ^_^

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    Well I stopped playing KMS as my account is blocked for some reason and you as admins wouldn't help me. However I appreciate you giving me the chance of playing KMS as it was fun trying out new content before it reached GMS/EMS. I had some fun times in the alliance that was made although it was brief.

    Cheers

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    Well I stopped playing KMS as my account is blocked for some reason and you as admins wouldn't help me. However I appreciate you giving me the chance of playing KMS as it was fun trying out new content before it reached GMS/EMS. I had some fun times in the alliance that was made although it was brief.

    Cheers

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    Can I somehow get access to the email my account was created on? It's just sad how much I spent on my account and then everything goes poof because there's no staff to help me on my support threads
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xanza View Post
    Can I somehow get access to the email my account was created on? It's just sad how much I spent on my account and then everything goes poof because there's no staff to help me on my support threads
    Contact me on skype
    I added your ID listed in your info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xanza View Post
    Can I somehow get access to the email my account was created on? It's just sad how much I spent on my account and then everything goes poof because there's no staff to help me on my support threads
    Contact me on skype
    I added your ID listed in your info

 

 
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