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Party-Wide XP For Scroll Writing/Trap Disarming
Does anyone else think it's odd that the entire party gains XP when a mage learns a new spell? I always felt this was weird. It would, imo, make far more sense if only the spellcaster writing the spell gained XP but not the entire party. And for that matter nowhere near as much as BG2 - you can literally soar through level ups in bg2 simply by buying up all the scrolls you can get your hands on.
I think there should be a consistant xp reward but just for the thief/spellcaster and closer to BG1 rates. Perhaps greater for really tough traps and high level spells ie writing a level 1 spell would award the caster 25xp but would increase slighly more exponentially so at level 5 you'd be getting 500xp and level 9 would be more like 3000xp. And simliar process for thieves. I realize that casters and rogues would potentially then pull ahead in xp but I dont think it would be a significant lead.
Anyway I'm curious on people's thoughts and wondered if anyone agrees with me.