Now before i get into the meat of what i am trying to say. Please dont post stuff like, "Get better", or "You suck", or "Your lazy", or other dumb posts that help no one. Now for the meat. Before patch i was getting 200xp per kill. I thought that was a perfect balance per kill ratio. After patch the new tier system screw it all up. With a base of 100xp cross scale, its just way to low. The game has become a grind, and it really is turning a game into a pay to win issue. People that are willing to pay 7.00 dollars to get a 1000 cert object, become to powerful. If i had my way weapons should not be able to be bought at all in the item shop. People play the game free to play are on a massive disadvantage. An example are the rocket pods for the reavers, etc. Most people buy those and have a huge advantage to those people who wont pay. For statics at the current rate i am going at it would take me about 100 days to get 1000 certs. I follow the zerg, i play about 2 hours or so a day. I average about 30-40 kills per session, which a rounds to about 15-20 certs. Which is completely horrible. Now that just on kill, if you factor in everything 20-25 certs maybe 30 if im lucky. Now the 100 days is just on kills and does not factor in everything. Before patch one session i was getting 80-90 certs or so with everything factored in, about double. Now these are not actual stats. but approximations. Which at the rate i was going at i could get a good weapon in about 2 weeks maybe. Which i feel is a really good rate. I am not hardcore, and the majority of the playerbase is not. For opposing arguments people could say that "SOE" is not going to make money. Will thats not true, saying that means before "SOE" made no money at all before, which is a complete lie. The next argument people could say is to just play more. I have a life, i cant play this game 24 hours a day, i have school, sports, and family. They come before, and i feel thats the majority of the play base. Another thing people could say is to just leave the game. Well i am not going to. I love this game, and i personally think that a xp bonus would be good for longevity of the game. The final thing people could say is that well you become proud of all your hard work. This is the only argument that makes sense, because really you would. But you would get the same feeling if you got more xp. To me spending so long to get a so called "sidegrade" is so un fair, and gives advantage over to the people that are willing to play . Again i ask people to be kind, and post meanfull posts about that objects and not say "you suck, i get like 500 certs per session or something like that". I have a number of friends threaten to leave the game already because its really become a grind, and its horrible. I love the game, really i do. But its not funny spending hours a week, and get barely anything for a reward. I want this game to do well, really i do. I really hope a dev. reads my arguments and makes a post about it on this thread, telling my why the current rates are so low. On a side note: I would be okay with the current xp rates if the made them costs less in the store, that would be a good counter balance. Less of a grind.