I leveled up to 14 by doing the Nightlocke dungeons over and over. The exp gained isn't so bad, even if the best place to simply farm exp is still the bridge. I would say to go for the dungeons and getting yourself a cool weapon for your time, and the exp will be earned as a bonus. :)
A similar thing happened a long time ago, a player was wanting me to fight the boss alone so he could deal the last hit... I was confused! Maybe he thought getting the last hit gives you better chances to drop the item, a myth that some players believe. Its ridiculous, specially when you recognize that when those items drop, they drop for everyone. Maybe he wanted you to fight first so he wouldn't die during the battle. Sigh.
Anyways, about those gates, perhaps I can explain better how to go over them:
First of all, you are right, killing the monsters opens the gates, and intended. But players figured out they could skip ahead to save time.
On the first gate, climb the statue. Then jump to the top of the pillar/column that is closest to the statue. Its from the there that you must jump towards and over the gate. Requires a bit of practice, but it becomes second nature easily.
Second gate is easier. Climb the coffin to the left, and from there jump up+right towards the pillar that connects the gate. These pillars all have some weird hit-boxes, so where to actually jump to might not be very apparent at first.
You must still kill the zombies in third part of the room to open the final gate, but skipping the two previous gates shortens the dungeon a lot, since its the room that takes the longest to go through.
I don't know if asking that player would have done anything, but the he seemed mad because he was waiting for you to go through the gates. He could have have helped, at least I would have. =/
You know what? You are level 13 with Alpha knight armor right? You should be able to solo the final bosses regardless of other players.
Equip Mage class, and simply run in circles around the room spamming the auto-attack button. They won't even touch you. Heh you don't even need alpha knight for that! :D
At level 13, I was soloing the Nightlocke dungeons without much effort, although the biggest challenge was never the final boss, but the Spider in the Water fountain room. That one is trickier to solo, because there's not so much space to run around the room, so the spider will still hit you sometimes.
About reporting, I have no idea what would happen, It seems awful but unfortunately, most of the times these things are not enough to take action. Maybe a warning? I don't know. :(
Sometimes a person may be frustrated into doing/saying these things because of something else with their life, and a warning would just cause them to feel its unfair to them, and provoking even more toxic behavior.
And about banning/suspending? In my opinion, I would prefer players to learn rather that being excluded from even playing. Its a tough situation. But reporting would not hurt, I guess. In the very least, if the player were to continue doing the same, multiple reports could culminate in an action being taken. I don't know what they do though, so I can't clarify.
< Message edited by Vypie -- 9/21/2016 14:18:58 >