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  1. #1
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    Gone, but not forgotten

    For reference's sake, the title doesn't refer to me, but to this site.
    For some reason I went on a maplestory nostalgia trip today. Maybe it's because I'm kinda exhausted: I played ultimate all day today and only got 4 hours of sleep last night because I had to take care of my roommate. Anyhow, fact of the matter is that I went to Southperry to go read some shit, then I came here to remember the good old days.
    Some of you might still remember me. I was super active here between November of 2011 (1 week away from 4 years ago exactly!) and the beginning of summer 2012. That's 8 months maximum; realistically more like 6. Those 6-8 months of KMS defined my freshman year of high school, for better or for worse. Okay, almost certainly for worse. I'll be the first to admit that I have an addictive personality and that I can get lost in time-sink games like Maplestory. I ended up moving on to League of Legends, then Dota, then Path of Exile, then SWTOR in turn. I officially quit SWTOR in August of this year, but I effectively quit at the beginning of the summer. With SWTOR, I realized how actively deleterious these games were to me. I started playing SWTOR with the acknowledged goal of getting addicted to pass time in my senior spring. When I actually sat down and thought about that decision, I realized how incredibly poor my decisions were. It took me a long, long time to realize why I played games like Maplestory and SWTOR, the two bookends of my high school career. At the end of the day, I wasn't really having fun playing them. I barely even got pleasure out of them. I played them to pass the time; I played them because I had nothing better to do because I hated the people around me; I played them because I was afraid of putting myself in situations where I might actually fail. Looking back, I hate what Maplestory allowed me to do to myself.
    Despite that, I miss the people. I miss Southperry. I was an annoying little shit on SP. Ask Eos or Ray if they remember Raul. I started out at SP before I ever came here, and I was an awful, awful poster. I was super ragey and had an insufferable superiority complex. I got a little better at not instigating flame wars by the time I got here, but that sense of superiority was still in full swing. Read the Getting Started Guide. Fuck me if that's not one of the most stuck-up, asinine things you've ever read. It's a good thing I never actually had any positions of actual power because I would have been abusive as all hell with any modicum of power. Despite my being a complete shithead, a lot of people still decided to be friends with me. I'm looking at nads, cheese, and wolf, all of whom have moved on along with me, and evidently a lot of the former regulars. This site is a ghost town compared to what it used to be. There used to be so much spirited (read: overly aggressive) discussion and banter on here.
    The world has moved on, Leafre.
    tempus fugit, et omnia morienda sunt, sed semper meminerimus.
    Time flies, and all things must die, but let us always remember them.

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    Cygnus
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    I'm honestly holding back tears. That post turned into a shitshow real quick.
    I realize probably no one will read this who remembers me, and I'm okay with that.

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    I only found this thread because my phones google app picks up the weirdest thread updates on Leafre. The preview text and title looked interesting and bam happened to be you.

    I totally know what you mean. Before I became so busy I was so upset about it. I wanted this site to flourish. This was my baby, you know? I built this from the ground up and loved everything about it. I loved getting stupid add-ons to the site. I loved the fun flop of Triple Triad. The community is what I loved the most.

    It's sad that things ended. But really, kms (or Ms in general) is a dying game. The site didn't just die because it became abandoned, it died with the game's playerbase.
    Last edited by KremeChoco; 11-08-2015 at 07:58 PM.

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    I mean it's actually incredible. I remember being bored out of my mind one summer and coming to the conclusion that maybe I should try to sign up for KMS...again..

    Well of course I fail, because I seriously can't figure this KSSN garbage out, so I decide "hey let's go on ragezone and see if I can make my own server or something". I run into this guy who made a post along the lines of "Hey Dimondo25 [this guy was developing a KMS private server at the time] you can email me @ [email protected] for my KMS account if you need it for testing". So, me being the sly devil I am, I decide to impersonate this Dimondo25 guy, see if I can grab me a KMS account. I email the guy, he responds and we conclude on times we can play - this being fairly convenient to me as he lives in korea, plays on a different server and his schedule works out with mine. Thus Andyyy is born. Now at this point I run into some english maplers and they direct me to Leafre.net, where I sign up but don't become an active member for a while, really I was just looking to join their guild. Keep in mind I'm still using this account that I lied to get, those who know what ultimately happens to that account can assume where that story went.

    Anyway, so I'm playing as usual one day and someone asks how to /find people in KMS and another person responds. Now that person who responded had a fairly simple name, so hey I decide I should try it out. I type out "/찾기 Tampon" and go over to Ludiberium: Terrace Hall where a Mercedes is just killing random things. I introduce myself and we chit-chat a little bit, ultimately at some point exchanging contact info. Little did I know how massive of an impact this would have on my life. I built a relationship deeper than almost all the relationships I'd ever really had in my actual life, with some person who's voice I'd never heard, whose face I'd never seen but regardless was enthralled with, but anyway that's for another time. Rachel at some point mentioned that she liked using the forum, now at the time me being the straight out of high-school fuckboi I was, I immediately started using the forum just to impress her. This was mistake number 2.

    I became deeply integrated with this community, spending absurd amounts of time not only playing the game now, but also using the forums. I mean I'm member 16 on the new forums and I have nearly 1,500 posts (which I understand pales in comparison to some :p). During this time I met some of the coolest people I'd ever had the privilege of meeting. Even now, I'm remembering people like Raul, Anzel, Alligot123, Amir, Tim (yes even Tim), Dante, Crowbait, Mike, Kyuu, Andy, Mario, Jolt, Sora, not to mention all the people I met at the now decrepit EllinForest. It's incredible the effect all these people and more had on my life. It genuinely pokes at my heart to think back to how easy, carefree and fun those years were. I sometimes wonder what direction everyone went, and how they're doing now.

    Anyway wrapping up my history, just so it's written somewhere for posterity sake. I was shortly banned on that account, the original owner upset with me changed the info so even after the three years expired I never got to log on to that account again, which upsets me. I played a bunch of other accounts, but primarily a kaiser funded by Kyu and a Xenon by Tim - which astounds me now that people trusted me enough to share their fortune to have fun together with me. I always did abuse my charisma. In terms of the forum I became a (head? i don't remember tbh) moderator for a while, before the power went to my head as well as the onset of Leafre dying and I was dishonorably fired from that position. From then on my (and seemingly the rest of the worlds) activity on these forums slowly decreased into what is practically nothing.


    Anyway, that was mostly a jumbled mess of thoughts.

    When I started KMS it was the summer before I started fucking university and now I'm earning my masters on the other side of the country.

    It's incredible how much time I dedicated to this stupid game, and just as incredible that I regret so little. Sure the communities may be fading, the bonds weakening as we all go our separate ways - but fuck me if I won't be thinking about my time spent here and the people I met when I'm 80 years old and decrepit. Ill be looking back, remembering all the incredible people I met and the things they taught me.

    To summarize. We had a great run, I had fun and while maybe our bonds fade, our memories never will.

    Thank you for everything, friends.

    And thanks for making this thread Raul, it's nice to be able to sit down and reflect at 4 in the morning ahaha
    Last edited by Andy; 11-12-2015 at 08:37 AM.

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    The forum told me "You're posting in a 477 year old thread" but I'm like screw the rules, I do what I want.

    Maple Story was a game I played from when I was 8 - 15 I guess? It had it's moments, pretty old school elements but pretty pricey. I always heard about upcoming new jobs and content that KMS was getting, and I would be pretty excited about it; and when I was browsing random forums I found a thread about Leafre.net where I could have a way to play on KMS. And I ended up getting hooked on it, I played alot mostly because of the community and it was nice. I don't really remember how I was back then because I was only in high school, but I think I was an ok person.

    I also became a staff member, I don't really remember what I was in charge of but what I do remember is that I loved making guides and messing around in Photoshop (even if I wasn't the best). It was also very helpful to me to be a part of the community because I felt like I could talk more and sexuality is just another regular trait that people have. Sadly enough though, some people in the community shook the place up a bit and I felt a bit less home at that point. What finally made me leave was when I got something from Pau and I used my Dad's CC to pay him but then my Dad got mad at other things and started to charge back stuff (I'm pretty sure the charge back didn't go through). I felt pretty bad and I felt more and more that I had no where else to go so I just stopped logging in...

    Not the best way to go, and pretty rude to other people but I felt like I had to.

    I've grown as a person a lot these past few years and it's shown. I hope everyone that knew me is doing well. I thank you all who were a part of my leafre afk simulator experience because it helped shaped who I am today. (Although I can't even understand half of the stuff in my inbox)

    PS: Where I've been since then was playing FFXIV, really got into that game and found a community and made my own with friends, raiding and etc in the mix it was a fun 2 years. Although right now I don't exclusively hang out with those close friends in voice chat 24/7 now I have a boyfriend who I've been hanging with for over a year now, I'm pretty happy with him even with his ADHD flaws (lol). What I play these days are mostly FFXIV, Overwatch, Guild Wars 2; but I've trying a bit of Black Desert Online until the next expansion of FFXIV in June...

    Well I think that's it for me, I honestly forgotten most personal details i've had here but something still stuck with me about Leafre and I even remembered the password to this account...
    If anyone wants to reach me or anything just email me at Aru.erudon(a)gm4il.dot.com (I don't want bots to auto scan the email and spam it but i'll just put my alternate email on second thought...)

    Edit: PPS: Yo, who's paying for the servers of this site atm.
    Last edited by Imaginal; 03-03-2017 at 09:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imaginal View Post

    Edit: PPS: Yo, who's paying for the servers of this site atm.
    xd
    Last edited by Andy; 08-31-2017 at 01:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imaginal View Post
    The forum told me "You're posting in a 477 year old thread" but I'm like screw the rules, I do what I want.

    Maple Story was a game I played from when I was 8 - 15 I guess? It had it's moments, pretty old school elements but pretty pricey. I always heard about upcoming new jobs and content that KMS was getting, and I would be pretty excited about it; and when I was browsing random forums I found a thread about Leafre.net where I could have a way to play on KMS. And I ended up getting hooked on it, I played alot mostly because of the community and it was nice. I don't really remember how I was back then because I was only in high school, but I think I was an ok person.

    I also became a staff member, I don't really remember what I was in charge of but what I do remember is that I loved making guides and messing around in Photoshop (even if I wasn't the best). It was also very helpful to me to be a part of the community because I felt like I could talk more and sexuality is just another regular trait that people have. Sadly enough though, some people in the community shook the place up a bit and I felt a bit less home at that point. What finally made me leave was when I got something from Pau and I used my Dad's CC to pay him but then my Dad got mad at other things and started to charge back stuff (I'm pretty sure the charge back didn't go through). I felt pretty bad and I felt more and more that I had no where else to go so I just stopped logging in...

    Not the best way to go, and pretty rude to other people but I felt like I had to.

    I've grown as a person a lot these past few years and it's shown. I hope everyone that knew me is doing well. I thank you all who were a part of my leafre afk simulator experience because it helped shaped who I am today. (Although I can't even understand half of the stuff in my inbox)

    PS: Where I've been since then was playing FFXIV, really got into that game and found a community and made my own with friends, raiding and etc in the mix it was a fun 2 years. Although right now I don't exclusively hang out with those close friends in voice chat 24/7 now I have a boyfriend who I've been hanging with for over a year now, I'm pretty happy with him even with his ADHD flaws (lol). What I play these days are mostly FFXIV, Overwatch, Guild Wars 2; but I've trying a bit of Black Desert Online until the next expansion of FFXIV in June...

    Well I think that's it for me, I honestly forgotten most personal details i've had here but something still stuck with me about Leafre and I even remembered the password to this account...
    If anyone wants to reach me or anything just email me at Aru.erudon(a)gm4il.dot.com (I don't want bots to auto scan the email and spam it but i'll just put my alternate email on second thought...)

    Edit: PPS: Yo, who's paying for the servers of this site atm.
    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    MY MAN KREMECHOCO LAYING DOWN THAT GUAP FOR SOME HIGH SPEED HIGH BANDWIDTH SERVERS.


    Good to hear you're doing well Mike, you Asinine thief (:

    I guess since we're leaving some info on this relic of a site, in case anyone wants to for some horrible reason contact me - I hang with Dreamer (Matt) + Steve + Oinks (Phillip) and co. now in their mumble @ mbl7.gameservers.com:10095 if any of y'all wanna chat. It's about the only place you'll find me consistently.
    lmfao u can obviously tell its not high speed.
    but no im not paying for it.
    Tyler (BlueCorsair) is kind enough to host leafre for us.

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