i have not done it since the patch...but it would not shock me if they did. i get they don't want us to level through meaningless objectives like killing trash. I got my tank to level 70 and two set pieces and a relic. Just killing trash mobs over and over again is not much fun so I don't mind them saving me from myself.
nerf confirmed, apparently they added it to patch notes, once players noticed. and the mind numbing boredom of grinding trash over and over is why I never went for it in a first place. I think I'm.. rank 16? I just.. can't bring myself to grind this stuff. especially since one of the consequences of this nerf is that other potential content ALSO was nerfed by this and I'm not sure slight boosts to turn in xp compensates for it. there is apparently supposed to be livestream on Thursday detailing fixes to rng and the like they are planning on implementing. I guess their metrics are showing unfavorable results :P as far as participation in a system goes at least.
so we'll see just how far are they willing to go to fix it. at the moment though? my subscription runs out in 2 days.
P.S. did anyone get one of those "veteran appreciation" alliance statues for guild donation purposes by any chance?
the fact they think they will keep their player base by making it take so long to get to rank 300 is stupid, at the the rate it takes to get their players will lose interest in the grind and leave the game, it wont keep people playing, the rewards arent good enought to justify how long it takes, its pretty daunting for such shitty rewards