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XP Off Boosting Nerf Clarification

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We have some new info on the change to how grouped players with their XP off function in 8.2, a change which was implemented to curtail players leveling much faster with an XP off person (usually a Demon Hunter in Island Expeditions or Freehold) in the group.

Blizzard clarified that this change is only aimed at pre-made groups, aka groups where players have been invited directly, not via the matchmaker.

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I don’t want my XP to be 5% because some random troll que’d up on twink char and joined our group.


This won’t happen.

The change only affects groups that manually invite player characters who have XP off. There is no impact on players who find themselves automatically grouped by the matchmaker while doing PvP or Group Finder dungeons.

This change also doesn’t affect anyone who has turned off XP for their own benefit, such as plundering old raids while keeping their level low enough to use their Aggramar’s Stride boots.

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I'm good with that. In Legion I had a 101 Ret Paladin twink and in the dead zones when there was no progression for me to do, I would just random queue as tank for normals and carry everyone to victory. I had the crafted legendary and a bunch of the reduced level epics, so I could one-shot a lot of packs in dungeons. It allowed people to clear in less than half the time they would with a normal pug group. I never sold carries - just random queue and then requeue if they were up for it. Then the squish happened and overnight, I could no longer survive the first pull in Darkheart Thicket.

At least in this case, if I had a 110 twink I'd still be able to use it to help people, I just wouldn't be able to choose who I helped or profit off of it.

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