This MMORPG, which confined us all to the computer, has always gone back and almost sunk instead of developing in time.
As a matter of fact, it would not be right to say that Metin 2 has completely sunk, because the game continues to be played both on the original server and on the PVP servers. However, for those who remember how popular it was for a while and even played the game, the current state of Metin 2 is pretty bad.
There are many main reasons for this and we will try to cover all of them in today’s content. Now, let’s take a journey to the days when this legendary game was a real legend and examine the moves that finished Metin 2 one by one.
In the beginning, there was Metin 1, which not everyone knew about and was only available for the Asian market.
The Metin 2 style we are used to was presented to the players with much simpler graphics in this game. Although the game received great acclaim in the Asian market at that time, it could not be opened to the world. Because Ymir Entertainment, the developer of Metin 1, was a newly established company.
After getting successful results from this game, Ymir decided to develop Metin 2 instead of opening Metin 1 to the world. In 2003, the first schematics of Metin 2 were ready and the existing player base was eagerly waiting for this game. The graphics in the game were improved and many innovations were added with new camera angles.
In 2004, the closed beta of Metin 2 was launched with an event held in Korea.
Metin 2 became one of the favorite games of the event. Companies from almost every country have already lined up to become the publisher of the game. Players in the Asian market showed interest in this new game at least as much as the previous game.
After 2 years of its introduction, in 2006, the publishing of the game passed to Gameforge. Gameforge has made one of the biggest initiatives in Metin 2’s growth.
Metin 2 began to open up to the world.
The first server opened in Europe was Germany. Then it spread to other countries and after about a year, Metin 2 could be played in 17 languages. In Turkey, it was launched in 2007 with the Turkish language option and the player managed to reach a large audience all over Europe.
After this point, the foundations of the collapse of the game began to be laid.
Its acquisition by Gameforge brought the game to the peak of its popularity. However, on the other hand, reaching too many players brought problems with it. When we came to 2009, complaints started to come from players. At the beginning of these complaints were errors, cheats and frauds in the game.
Everyone was a cheater in the game at once. Those who played the game at that time remember, not a few people were deceived by statements such as “Give me that full moon sword so I can press +9”. We were afraid to open the “trade” window with another player. Of course, these were just simple scams without cheating, and cheating was not common at that time.
In the news for Metin 2 “Keep your kids away from this game!” Headlines began to be thrown.
Metin 2 had two different audiences. a cut; finally found the MMORPG he was looking for, it consisted of those who cut spiders in the dungeon and trade. Others were just playing to steal and turn it into real-life money. As real-life trading of accounts and items in the game has become more common, people have become more aggressive.
As a result, parents began to ban their children from the game. Some players who lost their in-game items and accounts became depressed, attempted suicide, or quit the game. In internet cafes, the police went on the Metin 2 patrol and warned those who played the game.
Again towards the end of 2009, Gameforge transferred the management of Metin 2 to another company due to the problems experienced in the European servers of the game: Z8 Games.
We can say that Z8 Games has accomplished very successful works in the management of the game. The bugs in the game have been largely fixed, new graphics have been introduced, and the duels that made us all love the game have become much more important. At this point, names like “Edilee” started to come to the fore.
Engin Bilir, Edilee as we know him, was one of the most important names in the game at that time. No one could take him in the duel, they were throwing endless VS’s with the GM (game officer) for minutes. Of course, it was a great pleasure to watch these moments for all the actors. These were the times that Metin 2 players still sought and missed.
Seeing the rise in the game, Gameforge took back the management from Z8 Games.
From this point on, the foundations for the collapse of Metin 2 were laid. Because while the management was transferred to Gameforge, the source codes of the game were leaked. This brought with it cheats that you can do anything in the game. There is still no definite information about how the source codes were leaked, but this situation has opened a great deal to Gameforge.
The accounts of people with the strongest characters of the server, such as Edilee, started to be emptied one by one. Their items have been stolen from the game coin and even their characters have been deleted. In fact, in some claims, it was said that these transactions were made by the officials of the game. Therefore, important players for Metin 2, such as Engin Bey, left the game.
In addition to the increase in cheats, PVP servers began to appear and the markets in the game were closed one by one.
Again in this period, the players were almost divided into two: those who used cheats and those who did not want to lose the game. Other players were able to access the money and items that the players who did not use cheats struggled for hours within minutes. This, of course, was extremely annoying and the tricks were incessant. Cheats began to end trading, one of the building blocks of the game.
This trouble with the source codes of the game brought with it PVP servers that could rival the original Metin 2. From this point on, Gameforge started to struggle with PVP servers and cheaters. Lawsuits have been filed against PVP servers promising “Original Text 2” and fraudsters in the game. While the number of players in PVP servers, which offer different characters and different features, increased, the number of players in Metin 2 continued to decrease.
After the game continued to lose blood for a while, rumors of Metin 3 began to circulate.
Of course, this pleased the players who played Metin 2 for a while and could not get the same taste from any game again. Ymir, the developer of the game, has signed a partnership with Webzen. The claims of Metin 3 flared up at this very point. It was even said that the character designs of the game were ready, but unfortunately it was not expected and Metin 3 was never released.
Again, according to some claims, Metin 3 was canceled as a result of the disagreements between Webzen and Ymir. In 2011, Ymir Entertainment, the developer of Metin 2, was sold to Webzen.