It's up to the mods to where to put this as I kind of prefer it being here in GD instead as most forumers go here.
As for people out there, reading this is a must but since some of you really like to post first before searching. Then suit yourself.
First, let me start with "Game Abuse Policy" made by Purin here --> GAP
If you're curious and somehow play without knowing the rules. You'll get banned and QQ to what the reason is. There are only 2 reasons and only 2.
1.) You've been banned because of this --> Enhancing Game Security For All
2.) You've violated a rule that is written on the GAP.
For more FAQs and List of other basic DN stuff. Visit the Support page where you can also Read the DN GAP. --> Dragon Nest SEA Support Page
So, If you did really violate one of the GAP. GM's decisions are final and you can't appeal for an unban by saying that you won't do it anymore. Read Purin's thread about it here --> Ban Appeal
Second, there is another case of being banned which is probably the auto-detection system when using "Illegal Programs". You can report it here and also read more details about it here. --> Banned for "Illegal Program"
Now, let's go to the next phase.
Surely, you know about scamming and yet you still buy outside of TH? There are some ways to avoid that. (Though, I do really prefer not doing trades.)
Avoid being scammed by not trading outside of TH. Especially cash items --> Trading outside TH is Illegal
Here is some ways to avoid "Scam Tricks" which is made by Reflector --> Scam Tricks and how to avoid them
Here is another guide about identifying the scammers. Read more here --> Scammers 101
Now you know about scamming tricks by others? Well, there is more to that than just scamming items.
I know that everyone is familiar with getting "Free Items" then going to a certain site.
You're also familiar with e-mails being sent that you're going to be banned if you don't verify your account.
I'm also pretty sure you're familiar with people posing as GMs in-game.
Well here's another few info so you can be more aware of it.
Here are the official GMs in-game that you should only believe. They'll never sent any mails about verifying account, deleting, banning etc.They will only shout which has an indication of difference in color that it's the real GM. (IIRC, it's Highlighted in Green when shouting and doing General Chat) --> Official GM List
Here is another thread about faking emails sent by CC. DON'T ever believe those emails if they require getting lots of info like pin, email, password, username, etc. CherryCredits will NEVER ask for your complete details. I repeat, NEVER. Read more about it here. --> Fake Gardener Staff
Another new Modus Operandi by players is by making a fake tournament event then give you a certain site.
Here's a thread about how they do it created by someone who almost turned into their victim. --> "Fake Tournament Scam"
Note: Don't enter the said site which ends in "MoonFruit"
Also, be aware of other sites with ".tk" in the end or places that is said to have "free items" then requiring full details of your account. The only legit place you can go are here and the official FB pages by CC and Sir Addison.
Cherry Credits Official Site
Producer Addison Kang's Official FB page
Dragon Nest SEA Official FB page
Dragon Nest Page
Protect your account by being aware of hackers. Don't give/display your email address. Here is some tips/ways to avoid or be careful of them. --> Protecting your Account from online hackers
Here is another thread about protecting yourself from both Hackers and Scammers. Read here --> Account Safety 101
To report about gold sellers, no need to make a thread just for it and let it go in here in this list:
Westwood Gold Seller/Buyer Reporting Thread
Holywood Gold Seller/Buyer Thread
Springwood Gold Seller/Buyer Thread
Greenwood Gold Seller/Buyer Compilation Thread
You can also report hackers, gold sellers, exploits etc in here. --> Abuse Report
It's not noticeable but it's the duck with Abuse Report in it in the DN hompeage and it's different from the Forums where you go make a thread and stuff. This one will
Here is more info about logging in. Read more here. --> Dragon Nest Login
If you have more things to ask about your account regarding in other matters such as Events, Bugs, and other things. You can post it on the proper sections or Report in Cherry Messenger.
Here is a short Guide on how to get there --> Helpdesk Location
Or just go directly from here --> Cherry Messenger
Read Lucky Channel's guide on how to send a Message properly to Cherry Messenger here: How to Unban Your Account From Security Verification
Also, regarding the "Random Banning" that other forumers/players call. You can file a report to verify your account as a true owner. Formats and how to file a ticket is here written by LuckyChannel ---> How to Unban your Account
Be sure to take some lessons from Bailey about phising sites and also on how to protect your account - here: Lagendia School of Learning
It still may not be a 100% way but this is a sure way of protecting your account.
A few tips before I end this.
1.) Don't trust anyone. Even if it's a friend or someone you've gained trust. NEVER TRUST anyone. A most number one rule in gaming. (Does not reply to other matters like relatives or someone you know IRL that is living near you.)
2.) Always be cautious. It's fine being a paranoid than being dumb.
3.) Online Gaming can affect your life if you get too serious in playing it. DON'T let the game play you.
4.) Never trust the internet. (See number 1)
5.) NOTHING IS FREE.
More Extra Optional Tips:
1.) Change your Password (or maybe email/pin) regularly (weekly, monthly, yearly)
2.) Number 1 also applies in your DNSea Character 2nd Password
3.) If you're busy, you can just always check your account on your free time so you'll notice that something might be amiss.
4.) Playing at home is not clearly safe. You're only 70% safe from hacks unless you've visited malware/phishing/suspicious sites. Anti-virus helps too.
Welcome to Dragon Nest SEA and Cherry Credits. Hope you enjoy your stay and have fun.
Edited by Efraym, 11 August 2012 - 10:23 PM.