Merchants are an unofficial archetype consisting of people that specialize in the gathering, production, and/or exchange of goods. Some could also service players' weapons, enhancing them with enchantments or upgrading the weapons' attributes. They often forgo combat leveling altogether, making them the most fragile (unofficial) archetype in the game. Merchants sometimes come under heavy scrutiny by others due to the presumed lower death-rates of merchants compared to other classes; the derogatory term "freeloader" soon developed in the in-game culture. However, despite their criticism, the services of a merchant are valuable, since crafted equipment are typically stronger than equivalent equipment obtained from monster drops. Merchants can originate from any archetype.