No XP from explosive traps


#1

Platform: PC
Description: Putting down some gas/O2 tanks or fuel cells and luring robots to them is a very efficient and impressive way of killing large numbers of smaller units or one Tank/Harvester… but we gain NO XP from that!

Steps To Reproduce: Just do the above.

Host or Client: Client

Players in your game: 2-4

Specifications: i5 4670K, 16G RAM, GTX 1070


#2

The way XP works is … questionable.
It seems you’re only getting XP when you entered combat and the message pops up. Then the game only takes into account:

  • what enemies did you kill
  • how many of each did you kill
  • how long did you spent in combat

Needless to say, if you spend 15 minutes killing a bunch of robots you’re getting a lot of XP. Being clever, using stealth and setting traps on the other hand … it currently encourages you to play like Rambo.


#3

I agree. If this was an online competitive game then this sort of balance for XP gain might work, but this is solely a casual co-op and solo robot shooter so there’s really no point in nerfing XP gain based on what methods we use to kill Machines.