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Bug hunt XP Nerf?

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Ordealis
06.12.2019 , 09:04 AM | #1
Is anyone else getting half XP for the BH mobs? I was hosting an Ops earlier and some members, myself included, were only getting half XP(around 4k or so at lvl 67-69 for me and less for lower levels,) or no XP at all for one or two cases.

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CaptRogue
06.12.2019 , 09:06 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Ordealis View Post
Is anyone else getting half XP for the BH mobs? I was hosting an Ops earlier and some members, myself included, were only getting half XP(around 4k or so at lvl 67-69 for me and less for lower levels,) or no XP at all for one or two cases.
Once you hit level 50 it starts slowing down. The higher the level the lower the XP you get.
I combat that with always running a boost & wearing my DvL leveling suit.
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Ordealis
06.12.2019 , 09:08 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by CaptRogue View Post
Once you hit level 50 it starts slowing down. The higher the level the lower the XP you get.
I combat that with always running a boost & wearing my DvL leveling suit.
Well, obviously. But yesterday at lvl 62 I was still earning 12k a kill; I'm asking the community if it seems like a nerf. If not, must be a bug.

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Kucerakov
06.12.2019 , 09:29 AM | #4
It is a nerf based upon group size. They have clearly decided not to allow fast leveling, when it was an enticement to play the game, rather than a deterrent. Idiotic calls like this are the reason the game deflated after launch. Now they see a resurgence in subs and apparently they want the game to die, so they nerfed hunt xp.

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Ordealis
06.12.2019 , 09:45 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Kucerakov View Post
It is a nerf based upon group size. They have clearly decided not to allow fast leveling, when it was an enticement to play the game, rather than a deterrent. Idiotic calls like this are the reason the game deflated after launch. Now they see a resurgence in subs and apparently they want the game to die, so they nerfed hunt xp.
Ay, we had a group member come to to this conclusion as well. It really is a shame because I recently started playing the game hearing there was a new DLC and I wanted to go through the story quests without needing to do side-quests to get to the DLC story(because I'm sure you can't just do main quest missions and be appropriately leveled?) on my characters as well as gear them up but it seems like that will take longer...

Sigh. An XP-cut like that is truly brutal.

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Kolskeggur
06.12.2019 , 09:48 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Kucerakov View Post
They have clearly decided not to allow fast leveling
To be fair, the leveling in SWTOR can't even be described as "slow" even if doing it as a F2P. Compare it to for example WoW and it's quick as lightning however you do it.
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Phazonfreak
06.12.2019 , 09:49 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Ordealis View Post
Ay, we had a group member come to to this conclusion as well. It really is a shame because I recently started playing the game hearing there was a new DLC and I wanted to go through the story quests without needing to do side-quests to get to the DLC story(because I'm sure you can't just do main quest missions and be appropriately leveled?) on my characters as well as gear them up but it seems like that will take longer...

Sigh. An XP-cut like that is truly brutal.
While the bug hunt xp nerf is bad sport on BioWare's end, it is still quite easy to earn xp in this game. Swtor is one of the most generous MMMORPGs out there to level. Especially during the double xp event, you can level your characters by doing just the class story missions without being underleveled. Even during normal xp you only need to do a couple heroics on each planet to keep it even.

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Ordealis
06.12.2019 , 09:55 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Phazonfreak View Post
While the bug hunt xp nerf is bad sport on BioWare's end, it is still quite easy to earn xp in this game. Swtor is one of the most generous MMMORPGs out there to level. Especially during the double xp event, you can level your characters by doing just the class story missions without being underleveled. Even during normal xp you only need to do a couple heroics on each planet to keep it even.
Yeah thinking about it now and after the post I may just be able to do story on 2x with some heroics on the same route but now it just seems like they're really pushing for those Instant 70 boosts in the long run if they keep the XP for large Ops that way. Ah well, thanks for the information nonetheless!

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Phazonfreak
06.12.2019 , 10:06 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Ordealis View Post
Yeah thinking about it now and after the post I may just be able to do story on 2x with some heroics on the same route but now it just seems like they're really pushing for those Instant 70 boosts in the long run if they keep the XP for large Ops that way. Ah well, thanks for the information nonetheless!
I think your assumption of them pushing for the max lvl boosts is very valid. Another indicator is that they plan to implement the new galactic renown system to max lvl players only, so that all the leveling before that is just a rush through the old content.

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Fergz
06.12.2019 , 11:18 AM | #10
it is definitely less xp today than it was yesterday. On my lvl 50ish toon last night i was getting 10k for the champion bugs on my lvl 50 today its around 3k