So I subscribe to various cheat engines that let you plug in strange game effects that completely mutilate the game balance to let you pull off impossible feats. I don't do it when I can't win at the game, the game is perfectly playable without cheats and the challenge of the various levels of difficulty is completely enjoyable and reasonable... but sometimes I like having the game shaken up with something extraordinary that makes my character completely god-like. I know, I could just go seek out missions that are made for characters twenty levels lower than mine if I wanted to feel all-powerful, but I'd rather take on characters twenty levels higher and have insta-cast skills with no cooldowns and no drain that leads to needing cool-downs or reloading. It's fun, I enjoy it, but I also noticed there's a scoring system in this game, and a PvP mode, where you can duel other players. Should I be worried about this contriving to a circumstance where I'm injuring the game's score-keeping? Are there things I should and shouldn't do in regards to being responsible with these tools for modifying the gaming experience? I want to keep playing with cheats every now-and-then, but I really don't want to end up ranked with the top ten from it, when I'm not naturally able to hold my own with the top ten thousand. Is there something I can do to avoid hurting the reputation of others just because I enjoy the experience of gaming with cheats activated?
Side note: All of the cheat providers I know of keep to strict policies about whether or not they'll make cheats for a game, and they don't allow it when it could infringe on other players' experiences... but I still wonder if there's anything I need to be aware of if I'm to play nice and yet still hack the engine.