It has come to our attention recently that there is a big debate
between Power Leveling and leeching. We would like to clear up any
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2. What is Power Leveling/Leeching?
In order to understand Power Leveling we first need to identify what it
means in relation to gaming. Power Leveling is a common term used to
mean where one character is leveled up much more quickly than they
could do alone by means of help from another player (Usually a much
higher level then their own).
Power Leveling happens when one or more players agree to train in a
certain area, bringing along a player that cannot possibly help with
the killing, yet who will still benefits from the training. This is
also known as “leeching”. This action is a player to player agreement.
If this service is provided in exchange for mesos, that is also a
player to player transaction.
So just to be clear, if you are in game playing with a friend or other
player and one of you is leeching experience off the other this is
completely between the two players involved. You may be cheating
yourself by wiping away the challenge of leveling on your own, but
that's a choice you have to make.
However, as soon as you exchange REAL WORLD money for this service then
subject to punishment (See next question).
3. What about selling Power Leveling help for money?
Certain companies or parties offer to perform this service in exchange
for real world money, as opposed to NX Cash or mesoes. According to the
game) for any commercial purpose. The key phrase here is “Commercial
Purpose”. This means for Real money. As such, companies and parties
that offer this kind of service are violating our Terms of Service, and
will not be tolerated.
Is it okay to purchase Power Leveling Services?
So what about the players on the other end? The ones who choose to buy
the services from these companies...is that ok? The short answer is
“No.” There are two reasons for this:
1) By purchasing this service, you are encouraging and helping these
parties to break the Terms of Service. This is not acceptable, and
players caught doing so will be held accountable.
2) The second reason is that many parties require or request personal
strictly stated that one is never to give out their account information
to anyone. So, by giving those parties your information, YOU are
for your account!).
4. What about “Such-and-such”? Is that TECHNICALLY against the rules?
There are certain grey areas regarding what is and isn’t allowed
regarding Power Leveling (or any other rule, for that matter). If you
listed above: “We further reserve the right to determine what conduct
is outside the "spirit" of the Service and games provided therein.”
What this rule means is that, if you are playing the game in a way that
another way: If something is questionable, DON’T DO IT! Don’t tempt
fate (or the ban hammer) by trying to “technically” get away with
something or doing something that is obviously incorrect just because
we haven’t directly denounced it on the forums yet or in the Terms of
Use. This advice goes for all aspects of Nexon Games, not just power
We understand that we can not possibly cover every aspect of this issue
nor answer every question you might have, but we sincerely hope this at
least helps to clear up some of the confusion surrounding this issue.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and Happy Mapling!