Ah, yes... I played this game on the Korean servers. If all goes as planned, Mabinogi will meet it's doom by G13: operation name Screw Balance.
Crafting becomes useless, mostly because of ...
The monsters keep on increasing Defense/Protection, meaning later dungeons are ever more harder without taking one of the minmaxed trees (Mainly 'Everyone must be a fighter, max out Defense, Combat, Smash, then become a wizard).
Trade system: Renders all non-Fomorian weapons obsolete. You can trade for ducats and use them to buy overpowered Fomorian weapons.
It has been more than a year since the last meaningful Life skill update.
Archers are useless. Even elven ones.
Railroading everyone into a fighter, then nerfing one of a fighter's best skills (Windmill - ignores Defense or Protection, forgot which)... (sigh)
... Still, it's a very fun game.
It just came under the wrong director, someone named Moon.
Erm.... Did the updates hit yet?
Also, do you have a bunch of 'kits' (cash) hit yet?
Anyways, I wish I could join : it sounds very fun, the coop.