taken from the glossary of terms. The Kain Effect/Factor: When a player thinks the next battle they get into will give them enough experience points to level up, but it (their next battle) gives them a number of experience points just shy of their requirement; "just shy" being a relative term depending on the area the player is in. Named by U Dye, after a frequent sufferer of this effect (and author of this document), Kain.
so.. why am i the ultimate victim? well on top of always being rubbed, i just got hit by the kain effect in the worst way possible. After playing all day and gaining about 12 million exp (yeah i know, i need a life), i was about to level and who was i partied with but none other than Kain himself. I had about 173k exp to level and well..
Gained EXP: 155,610 Found GOLD: 45
<Jumin>: DUAH! <Jumin>: 17k <Kain>: lololol The Tower of The Enlightened You feel rested
im in that ambush as i type this now... and my tnl is 17,536.
after this battle though, im going to be level 58! hopefully. lol
EDIT: You gained a level! Max HP +6 Max MP +6 Strength +1 Vitality +2 Dexterity +2 Agility +2 Willpower +3 YAYAYA!!!! but my tnl is now 114,667,744. >.>
EDIT2: Damn it. Kain effect just happened to my WM.. 46k tnl. -____-