This all began about a week ago when my friend informed me that there was a way up from 12-50 by grinding the Fungal Grotto's first two bosses, heading out, disbanding regrouping and then doing it all over again. Just a basic rinse and repeat without any competition on the grind other than the members in your group. Thinking nothing of it I got on my VR14 to help my buddies get up some levels so we could play Cyrodil together without them getting destroyed in Haderus with me. After an hour passed, the technique didn't seem like it was doing all that much since they had only gotten a level and a half. Unsure of the technique we took a minute break to grab a drink and we would come back to discuss if it was even worth it anymore.
When I returned to my game, however, I was surrounded by lower level players saying that I was cheating by going through this with my buddies and that the tactic was cheating the leveling process. They all went on to say they had reported me for cheating as well. Immediately we disbanded and left, because we had no idea what we were doing. At the time I was already VR14 with about 30 quests away from the 1000 quest completed mark. Since then, I have been freaking out. This is my first MMO so I have not a clue what is even going on. I have spent so much time and effort and money into making my VR14 I would hate to get in trouble I clearly knew nothing about.
Curious as well, I went ahead and tested it on my Night Blade and got him from 12-32 in 12 hours while using experience scrolls, having Thornblade as my home campaign and having ESO plus. To me this seems like its just a giant waste of time. It seemed no faster than how I leveled my Dragon Knight which I have done nearly every quest I can (Craglorn is tough to find a group). I could have very easily done the same questing and everyone says questing is the slowest method of leveling.
The next day I submitted a report to to support and they've been very kind, but have been kind of ignoring the question itself. Is this cheating? So I ask you, the community, is it? Should I delete my Night Blade? I mean I've found videos all over the internet about how people can go 1-50 in 6 hours in every faction. None of those videos used this tactic either.