These xp changes have completely taken the wind out of my sails. It’s hard to describe exactly how much less fun it is leveling now. What’s most discouraging is that it seems to me that these changes will hurt new, unestablished players the most, since we don’t have a couple hundred plat and good guilds to help us out. Most of my complaints in game have vetted this opinion - players that already have geared out mains are of the opinion that everyone else should stop whining.
I’m really just baffled by this all, including the Devs response which has been basically (hilariously) - “working as intended.”
Either way, if there’s not significant changes to this weekend’s xp nerfs, I don’t see myself playing anymore. I have 3 farming chars at level 50 in two realms (that I don’t really wanna play in rvr) and a hunter that I spent basically all of my income temping only to find that I don’t really have any interest in playing in stealth groups. If I can’t level up other chars easily, I’m done with Phoenix. Which sucks, because I went from being super excited to play to feeling like it’s a total time-sink that I have to commit all my free time to in the course of about 12 hours.