Hey, I know some people were complaining about the higher exp rates and that they wanted lower rates... but I think many people, myself included, would rather have those higher exp rates.
(I'm just speaking on my own behalf, but if you agree or disagree, please do say so.)
I started on this private server simply because of the higher rates.
I agree that the original trickster was fun, but I do not wish to relive those times exactly. The leveling process was very tedious and I love having the chance to jump levels and then relax for a few days and just chat, walk around,and boss. The leveling process was definitely more relaxed and fun than in eTO... stupid quests . With the exp nerf, now everyone will have to once again, go through the dreaded quests of mermaid, ghost blue, rose... etc.
Most of the people I talk to agree that a lot of the quests are not very rewarding.
Secondly, the nerf in the exp rate would, if anything, PROMOTE power leveling. In eTO, I personally did power level people at various level ranges. With a perm 150 dragon at kerbs and with a lv 2xx at bears. There will always be power leveling. If the leveling process is harder, then the rich will be MORE inclined to buy power leveling. I think the exp rates were perfect as they were in the previous patch.
In the list of reasons why people play, there was a lot of mention of nostalgia. I agree... trickster was my favorite mmorpg of all time and I kept coming back to it, time after time. But the main reason I left was due to the slow leveling process... I quite enjoyed the grinding at CT in rTO instead of doing quests. And since leveling is easier, I could do more of the things I enjoyed such as bossing, just chilling and chatting with guildies (SHOUT OUT TO MUSIC!!), and other general merriment.
TL;DR: Please reconsider this exp nerf! D: I liked it the way it was with the exp as it was, people could quest if they so desire and go at their own pace, or they could decide to forgo the quests and just grind. But regardless, they had an option. With the nerf, it seems you are pushing people to do quests, even if they dread doing them. I realize that as a private server there will always be discontent, but my vote is for removing the exp nerf!