2. Spread thinly across servers, but has more active players then the average game.
3. Yes you're correct, I just looked up some random characters I knew were banned 100%.
yep, maplestory is rather pointless once you hit a certain threshold ill agree. you can still get everything provided you have time to grind for mesos or specific items, but no one has that kind of time anyways
However, you can still enjoy the game for a period of time as a returnee or new player.