They have official announced the demise of the game once, but for some reason they decided to run the server for awhile longer. Recently the server stopped running and safe to say, it's now totally dead.
Used to be on par in terms of gameplay superiority with RO in the early days of online gaming but the game was pretty much ditched and the player base slowly died off.
To all EX-EK players , hope you move on and leave this piece of sh*t, good day ~ ^.^
Once you are hooked up to games, its even worst than drugs. =P unless your parents bans you from the internet! >.<