You are making baseless assumptions...i am not salty at the XP situation at all. Levelling on phoenix has been quite fast for me, and as i mentioned earlier, due to my duties i can't commit to groups most of the time anyways. On top of that, i wouldn't even make new toons currently if there was an instant50 command. They could remove the ability to create and level new characters completely, and while i would think it to be a bad idea, it wouldn't change my gaming plans at all.
People like you that always assume a malicious agenda are far more problematic, just to give that "compliment" of yours back
There has never been a significant patch that dramatically altered the landscape and location of mobs on this server. Like, ever.
Going from OF to NF has changed everything in the frontier zones
The change to XP-Bonuses has heavily changed which spots are actually good XP-givers too
Disclaimer before you randomly try to shit on me again: I am not saying those changes should not have happened or that the staff is evil for putting them in. I am just stating the fact, that the XP-environment has already heavily changed before, and that it could happen again.
Groups I set up or end up running DO have fun. A big reason why is that I took time to roam around a bit to learn the zones and mob spawns, and now I know of a lot of camps with different mob types. That way I can immediately drive the group to what will very likely be an untouched camp of 200% bonus mobs that isn't DF or PoC
How does that relate to my post at all? I said groups that go exploring after being build would fall apart. You explicitly said that the exploring needs to be done solo just one comment before, yet suddenly take my statement out of the context you had already replied to. If you reread my previous comment carefully, you will see i also said "most". Most doesn't mean "All", so arising from the dark with your PvE knowledge about perfect spots somehow believing that devalues my comment is ridicolous. I am aware that there are people like you that enjoy travelling the world for hours, making maps or simply remembering all mobspots, their mobtype, their levelrange, their spawnrates etc...
Most people don't do that though.
So back to my original statement, maybe you understand it now, without accusing me of saltiness:
The biggest burden of being a groupleader isn't getting 8people together, it is knowing which spots to go, depending on the levelrange/classes of people that join
Feel free to disagree on that, but i would appreciate if you put some arguments in your next comment instead of just going of your personal bias and insults. Just an idea