GMS has a large portion of users that are from Europe. This is hurting EMS big time from taking off and becoming a successful version. Plus GMS is getting profits that should be going to EMS. This probably made EMS unhappy thus they probably contacted them and told them they need to IP Ban Europeans. GMS has probably been reluctant for a while because they're losing players + money + they're getting a bunch of spam/hate messages.
Sadly this happens in games all the time, they are usually required to ban all IP's that don't belong/pertain to the version and they IP ban because they want you to play your version. So basically if GMS keeps letting a large chunk of Europeans on their server EMS is going to fail and not be a successful version of MS.
And yes I know it sucks but its all about business so theres not much anyone can do. You can't sue or anything like everyone's thinking, you agreed to a TOS and decided to buy NX. And it specifically states they can block/ban you for any reason.
Finally there is a small chance this could be a mistake on GMS' part but I highly doubt it sadly.
This error is the result of an IP block. Nexon has licensed out MapleStory to licensees in South Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Europe. MapleGlobal was created for countries/regions that do not have their own version of MapleStory. Because we must protect our licensees interests, we must block users from those licensed regions from playing on MapleGlobal. If you are trying to play our game from the countries/regions mentioned above, you will not be able to play Global MapleStory.
Edited by Yuki, 22 August 2007 - 12:36 PM.