Other than the fact that we have GM's who care, its not that horrendously different.
Cheater and exploiters have a virtual playground here. Pretending otherwise is just that, pretending.
Serious question: What/where exactly is there to cheat and exploit here for in Grand Fantasia anymore?
In the arenas that barely run? What is there to exploit for anyway? Rankings that currently don't even have somewhat decent prizes anymore? Bragging rights to an EXTREMELY small community that doesn't even care? Arena points for sets for higher brackets people probably won't even level to? Sets that aren't even that hard to get to begin with?
What else is there?
"Exploiting" into level locked maps? That is definitely an exploit I need to set my cup of coffee down for and be seriously concerned about. Those alts. Those people trying to get to end game as an attempt to help it thrive once more. Those horrible exploiters.
What else? Serious questions here. I'd name so much more but I think you got my point.
The only real "concern" over exploiting here in Grand Fantasia is people abusing HoJ for talents etc. Which that alone is a cake walk to deal with as a community compared to other games.
The fact of the matter is you probably haven't actually played a game where there ARE legitimate cases of hacking and exploiting going on. You've probably never had to deal with those people in PVP nor compete PVE wise. Deal with damage hacks, speed hacks, def hacks, exploitation for gear that is extremely
hard to get, competing with players using bots to farm massive amounts of rare items, item duping, aim hacks, wall hacks.. Grand Fantasia is FAR from any of that.
So please, just stop trying to make this game sound like some intense hardcore game where everyone hacks and exploits for super extreme items and gold, that the PVP is nothing but people exploiting and hacking etc etc.
We all know it's not.
Pretending otherwise is just that, pretending.