Continuing the discussion from [EXPLOIT FIXED] - Compost Bins and Overpowered CXP production:
Due to the recent discovery of game exploits discussed here [LINK TO DISCUSSION ON COMPOST BIN], we’ve changed how player stats and the levelling station now operate.
Members used to ask us what the purpose was of levelling our character beyond what we needed to obtain new recipes for our given profession. My answer was that there was no real known value to levelling up, and your CXP would have been better spent updating your stats.
As you see from reading the exploit found with our compost bins here, with the amount of CXP earning potential, players could create characters with no cap to any of the stats. This allowed characters to have upwards of 60+ in constitution and characters with upwards of 1000 hitpoints and 1000 energy.
The cost to level any given stat was ((stat level) x 150cxp). This resulted in stat increasing to be relatively cheap. For example, a player wanting to level their character constitution from 60 to 61 would only need to spend 9,000cxp which could be earned with one compost bin.
Whereas, to level a character, the cost is ((Player Level) x 500 cxp). So, for example, to have a character go from 60 constitution to 61 constitution, in this case, would require you to have a character with a minimum player level of 50 and cost you upwards of 25,000cxp.
The above has completely imbalanced what we intended for player characters and removed any weaknesses and strengths from picking specific races.
We’ve made a few changes to the levelling station and how the stats work as follows:
- Players will no longer be able to upgrade individual stats using CXP earned.
- Players will earn the ability to increase one stat each time they level their character. Each time you level your character, you will be given a stat point and can spend it on levelling any stat up to its cap for your race.
- There is now a maximum cap to any specific stat, and that is ((Race Base Stat) + 15). So a race with a base stat of 10 strength can have a maximum strength of 25, while a race with a base stat of 6 strength can have a maximum strength of 21.
I will spend the next few days reviewing our player stats and resetting everyone back to base. You will be credited the value of the CXP it would have cost to level your stats to where they were. You will also have your player levels checked and stat credits awarded to your profile to allow you to increase stats for your character up to your current player level.
Once you reach a point in your character that you can no longer upgrade any stats, there would be no point in further levelling your role beyond that unless you are changing professions and required to level up to access more recipes.
Enjoy the opportunity to rebuild your character, and if you encounter any other issues in the process, please let us know.