My units get to 30 XP and then stop earning experience. Any idea why?

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Experience gained from combat with barbarians is capped at 30 xp. You need to fight city-states or other players to go beyond level 3.

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    This is to prevent XP farming, since you could theoretically leave a barbarian encampment alive and just kill the barbarians which it produces. You could level your units forever like this if it gave more than 30 XP.
    – PeterK
    Commented Oct 20, 2010 at 8:17
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    It's still easy to farm experience by moving your units in range of a city-state, fortifying, and gaining the 2xp from being shot at by the city each turn. Commented Oct 20, 2010 at 13:48
  • yes there's also a mod u can use for unlimited xp vs barbarians kind of a cheat
    – user10371
    Commented Jun 14, 2011 at 13:36

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