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Generally speaking, if I'm in a full group, will I level up faster than I would if I were playing solo?

This is obviously a broad question with a lot of variables, so let me try to eliminate a few:

  • Assume that we progress through content at the same rate in both scenarios.
  • Assume that the group always travels together so that everybody gains XP.
  • Assume the same number of monsters are defeated in both scenarios.

Given these constraints, if I want to level up fastest, should I be solo or grouped, and why? How will the XP be shared, multiplied, or split (if at all)? Will the monsters the group kills be worth more XP because they are tougher?

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No. No extra experience is earned for being in a group. –  Raven Dreamer May 16 '12 at 4:24
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possible duplicate of How is experience going to work in Multiplayer? –  Michel May 16 '12 at 15:26
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up vote 5 down vote accepted

The XP is shared. Every player gets the whole XP value for every monster, without splits or multiplication; the only catch is that you have to be within a screen and half of the kill, otherwise no XP for you.

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So I'd gain XP at the same rate in either situation? –  Brant May 16 '12 at 23:48
    
presumably, 2 characters would kill faster than one... –  Kexlox May 17 '12 at 4:51
    
@Brant yes, the only catch is that you have to be within a screen and half of the kill, otherwise no XP for you. Added this infos in the answer –  Kappei May 17 '12 at 6:58
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