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The Dragon Nest Create a Primer Contest” (the “Promotion”) is sponsored by Nexon America, Inc., 3460 Wilshire Blvd., 7th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90020 (“Sponsor”).

2. Eligibility

The Promotion is open only to legal residents of one of the fifty (50) United States (including DC), Canada (excluding Quebec), Australia or New Zealand, who: (a) are at least thirteen (13) years of age as of the start of the Promotion Period (defined below) or have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older; and (b) are current players of Dragon Nest who have never been banned or suspended, or had an account banned or suspended, for hacking or similar violations of Dragon Nest’s license agreement(s) or Sponsor’s terms of service. For the sake of clarity, banning or suspensions for actions such as “harassment” or other non-hacking actions will be judged on a case-by-case basis by Sponsor for determination of an entrant’s eligibility. Playing Dragon Nest is free, and can be accessed by downloading the Nexon Launcher at Employees, officers and directors of Nexon America, Inc., its affiliated companies, agents thereof, the immediate family of any such person (defined as parents, children, siblings and husband or wife), or those with whom such person(s) are domiciled, are not eligible to participate. The Promotion is void where prohibited.

3. Agreement to Official Rules:

Participation in the Promotion constitutes the participant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

4. Timing:

The Promotion begins on 2/12/2014 at 12:00:00 am Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on 3/12/2014 at 11:59:59 pm PT (the “Promotion Period”). Entries that are submitted before or after the Promotion Period will be disqualified. Sponsor’s computer will be the official timekeeping device for this Promotion.

5. How to Participate:

To participate in the promotion, entrants should create a “primer” or “walkthrough” video that explores the leveling system in Dragon Nest. Videos will only be eligible for juding if they comply with the Content Guidelines set forth below. Once created, the video should be uploaded to YouTube (in a manner that allows the general public to see the video and remain so visible throughout the Promotion Period) and if a link to the video must be placed in the Dragon Nest Forum thread created for this Promotion. Registration for the forum may be required (registration is free). Submissions that are eligible to be judged are referred to as “Videos.” Submissions that do not comply with the Content Guidelines, are not viewable through YouTube, or do not have a link posted to the Forum thread will not be eligible to be judged.

Content Guidelines

  1. The Video must be no more than ten (10) minutes in length, and must be in a format capable of interacting with YouTube.
  2. The Video must have a voiceover explaining the walkthrough/guide.
  3. The Video must focus on features, insights, etc. of the leveling system in Dragon Nest. Any content other than the walkthrough/guide for the interface (e.g., gameplay) will not be considered part of the Video for judging, but may still cause the Video to be rejected should the extraneous content violate these Official Rules.
  4. All Videos (including all parts thereof) must meet each of the following requirements in order to be eligible for acceptance in the Promotion:
    1. The Video may not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement. Any content that appears in the Video must be entirely original, created and performed solely by the Entrants, or be in the public domain. Use of any content that is not original or in the public domain may result in disqualification of the Video, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
    2. The Video must not in any way disparage Sponsor, any of its products or services, the Promotion, or any person or party affiliated with the Promotion, or alternatively appear to promote any direct competitor of Sponsor;
    3. The Video must not feature brand names or trademarks other than those owned by Sponsor;
    4. The Video may not contain text or imagery that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). The Video must not include threats (expressed or implied) to any person, place, business, or group. The Video must not violate the privacy rights or any other rights of any person, business, or group, and the Video must not name or depict any third party without his/her permission;
    5. The Video must not contain text or imagery that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
    6. The Video may not depict or encourage any dangerous, life-threatening, or otherwise risky behavior;
    7. The Video must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where the Video is created.

Limit: There is a limit of one (1) Video per entrant, Dragon Nest account or Forum account. If an entrant has multiple accounts, the account that will be deemed to be the account used to participate in the Promotion will be the user’s first account. Multiple entries from the same person or account will not be accepted, or if accepted, may result in the later entries being disqualified and/or the entrant being disqualified completely (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). Entrants may not use multiple email addresses to create multiple registrations or participate in the Promotion more than the allotted number of times. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, illegible or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified/not counted (as applicable), or for any error, whether human, technical or otherwise. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant it finds to be tampering with the operation of the Promotion, such as using automated voting software, or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to submit the entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

Please note that the personal data an entrant gives to Sponsor as part of their participation in the Promotion will be stored on servers in the United States. Participation in the Promotion constitutes entrant's consent to the export, if applicable, of his/her personal data to the United States and its use there for the purposes of administering this Promotion and associated processing (including but not limited to backing up and archiving). The servers are controlled by the Sponsor.

6. Winner Selection:

After the Submission period has ended, Sponsor will select a qualified judge or panel of qualified judges to judge all eligible entries according to the following criteria:

  • Guide thoroughness (does it deliver the message clearly) - 50%
  • Guide difficulty (is it easy to follow or difficult to understand/follow) – 30%
  • Newbie friendliness (is the guide useful for new players) – 20%

The judge(s) will select a potential Grand Prize winner and four (4) Runner Up Prize (First Prize through Fourth Prize) winners from among all eligible entries using the judging criteria noted above.

7. Notification and Requirements of a Potential Winner:

Each potential winner will be notified after the date of selection at his/her email address used to register for the Promotion. Potential prize winners may be required to sign and return to Sponsor, within ten (10) days of the date notice is sent, a confirmation of an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (if a legal resident of the United States) ("Affidavit") or a Declaration of Compliance (if a legal resident of Canada) ("Declaration") (except where prohibited) in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to respond to the notification within the required time period (if applicable), or fails to sign and return the Affidavit or Declaration within the required time period (if applicable), he/she will be disqualified and will forfeit the applicable prize. If any potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate potential winner to be chosen based upon the winner selection criteria described in Section 6.

8. Prizes:

Grand Prize: The Grand Prize winner will receive 100,000 Scales (in-game item), one (1) Phantom Mount (in-game item), one (1) Desert Dragon Armor (in-game item), one (1) +10 Level 60 Vortex Geode Primary Weapon (in-game item), one (1) +10 Level 60 Vortex Geode Off-Hand Weapon (in-game item), and one (1) Dragon Nest Hoodie.

First Runner-Up Prize: The First Prize winner will receive 80,000 Scales (in-game item), one (1) +8 Level 60 Vortex Geode Primary Weapon (in-game item), one (1) +8 Level 60 Vortex Geode Off-Hand Weapon (in-game item), and one (1) Dragon Nest Hoodie.

Second Runner-Up Prize: The Second Prize winner will receive 60,000 Scales (in-game item) and 1 Dragon Nest Hoody sweatshirt.

Third Runner-Up Prize: The Third Prize winner will receive 30,000 Scales (in-game item) and 1 Dragon Nest Hoody sweatshirt.

Fourth Runner-Up Prize: The First Prize winner will receive 15,000 Scales (in-game item) and 1 Dragon Nest Hoody sweatshirt.

Scales and in-game items have no cash value, and are usable only in Dragon Nest. Visit for more information on Scale and Dragon Eggs. For the hoodie sweatshirt, size to be determined by availability (sizes range from S to XXL); color and style to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion Any prize details not specified above will be determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. No cash or other substitution is allowed except by the Sponsor who may substitute a prize (or component thereof) with another prize (or component thereof) of equal or greater value, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The prize is not transferable or refundable and must be accepted as awarded. The winners are responsible for any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. Winners will be responsible for payment and reporting of all applicable taxes associated with the receipt and usage of a prize. Sponsor may report the receipt of any prize to the appropriate federal, state, or local taxing agency(ies). Please allow at least thirty (30) days for the prizes to be reflected in the winners’ accounts once winners have been confirmed.

9. Warranties and Representations:

By submitting a Video, each entrant warrants and represents that: (i) the Video is original to the entrant, (ii) the Video does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy, publicity, or any other rights of any third party, (iii) the Video does not violate any law, regulation, or any provision of these Official Rules, (iv) has not previously been entered in any other contest or promotion, (v) the Video has not been previously published in any medium; (vi) the entrant has read and understood these Official Rules, (vii) at all times the entrant have complied fully with these Official Rules; and (viii) the entrant will continue to comply in full with these Official Rules until the Promotion has been completed.

10. Sponsor’s Rights to the Entry:

By submitting a Video, each entrant:

  1. Irrevocably grants to the Sponsor, its agents, licensees, and assigns the unconditional, worldwide, royalty-free and perpetual (non-exclusive) right and permission to copyright, reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works of, exhibit, and otherwise use the Video as-is or as-edited (with or without using entrant’s name) in any media throughout the world for any purpose, without limitation, and without additional review, compensation, or approval from entrant or any other party;
  2. Forever waives any rights of copyrights, trademark rights, privacy rights, and any other legal or moral rights that may preclude the Sponsor’s use of the Video, or require the entrant’s permission for the Sponsor to use the Video;
  3. Agrees not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against the Sponsor on the grounds that any use of the Video, or any derivative works, infringes any of the entrant’s rights as creator of the Video including, without limitation, copyrights, trademark rights, and moral rights; and
  4. Irrevocably grants to Sponsor, its agents, licensees, and assigns an unconditional, worldwide, royalty-free and perpetual (non-exclusive) right and permission to use the entrant’s name, image, voice, and other likenesses that are included in the Video or which are shared with Sponsor as part of entrant’s participation in the Promotion in any media now known or later invented for any commercial purpose, including without limitation advertising or marketing of Sponsor’s products and services, without further compensation or the right to approve such uses.
11. Privacy and Publicity:

Except as set forth herein, all information submitted by entrants in the Promotion will be treated according to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy ( Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes entrant’s consent to the Sponsor’s use of his/her name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, and country and state or province of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

12. Indemnification:

By entering, entrants agree to defend, indemnify and otherwise hold Sponsor, its parent and affiliated companies, and the agents, officers, directors, and employees of each (collectively the “Released Parties”) harmless from and against any and all liability of any nature whatsoever arising out of or relating to (a) any technical errors that may prevent entrants from participating in any way; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Promotion; (c) errors in the administration of the Promotion; and (d) injury, death, or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt or use of any prize, including any such claim by the Released Parties’ employees or any third parties. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Promotion, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

13. Disputes:

Except where prohibited, all entrants agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Los Angeles County, California, United States of America. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, United States of America, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than California.

14. General Conditions:

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Promotion is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Promotion to address the impairment and then resume the Promotion in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) award the prizes from among the entries received up to the time of the impairment. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The Promotion is void where prohibited.

15. Winners List:

Approximately thirty (30) days after the judging and confirmation of potential winners has been completed, Sponsor will announce the winners on the Dragon Nest forum.

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