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MapleStory players have gifted one another over two million dollars worth of virtual items in the past year, according to a press release from Nexon. Items given were purchased from the item shop and given to other players. As of November, over 800,000 of these items had been purchased and gifted.
Linda Tsoi, the community manager for Nexon America’s MapleStory, attributed the huge amount of giving to players wanting to give their in-game friends a helping hand. “A lot of gifting happens because Maplers consider their in-game friends real life friends, so oftentimes they may gift something because their friend doesn’t have NX because s/he can’t afford or has no means of buying it,” said Ms. Tsoi.
Read the full MapleStory press release on the Nexon site.