The Not-So-Real Dangers Of Power-Levelling

Aion developer NCsoft and Rooster Teeth have teamed up to educate massively multiplayer online game players about the dangerous of mafia-run power-levelling operations that probably don't exist.

Yes, power-levelling services are a bad idea. You have to hand your username and password over to strangers, who then have access to all of your personal information, or at least your name and address, which they can then use to mail you very nasty letters.

There are dangers involved with employing such services that go beyond breaking a game's end-user agreement, but they can generally be avoided. Changing your password before handing it over to the service, putting in false personal information and then changing it back once the account is back in your hands, and similar precautions can keep the mafia off your back.

But really, why the hell would you power-level anyway? It's all about enjoying the game, isn't it?

Oh, and also, this is not laugh-out-loud funny, no matter what the Aion post says.

The More You MMO #2 - A Bad Deal [Aion]


    Half want to laugh, half want to punch NCsoft, not going to do either though.

    WoW (and I'm assuming other MMOs too) only becomes enjoyable once you hit the level cap so in that respect I can see why someone would want to power level their char through the couple of days of solid playtime that it takes.

    I dont like the idea of handing my info over to some dude that I dont even know. That's what housemates and the recruit-a-friend system is for ;)

      I for one found that once I hit eighty wow kind of got very boring very fast. Don't get me wrong i enjoyed it up until then. But finding out that after spending all that time getting to level 80 thinking that it would fill you with a sense of accomplishment. Allowing me to start the end of game instances only to find out it was all for nothing and you have to start again grinding for items (a less rewarding form of leveling (Time:Drop rate ratio instead of Time:Experience ratio)) to stand a chance or even be allowed to group in any of the high level heroics.

        Yeah I focus more on arena and PvP in general really. WoW is much more fun when everything isnt scripted :D

    This is common over in China. An ex-gf of mine used to own an internet cafe there and she employed some guys to play MMOs almost non-stop. When they got certain weapons however, she would then sell the weapons for real money. Those guys would do it for free noodles and a bed to sleep on occassionally.

      That's a great idea. Hire homeless kids give them a bed and food and get them to play video games gets you money and gives them shelter and food.

      Gaming to the rescue.

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