It used to be 8 local levs and 8 regional levs every 36 hours. When they decided to add the ability to save your levs up to a total of 99, they made it to where you could get 4 levs every 12 hours. This ended up making player who stayed current with each lev update lose out on some levs meaning they went from a possible 16 levs every 36 hours down to 12. But, if you were a player who could only play on weekends, it helped out since you ended up saving all your levs for the weekend and have access to the ones you would have otherwise missed out on during the week. So to answer your question, you were right, just not quite up to date on your info. You now have a running tally of up to 99 levs. Every lev you accept regardless of where it comes from (local, regional, grand company) it decreases your running tally by 1.