I read that the experience pools used to be shared, but that changed earlier this year. I can't think why.... Everything between characters on one account is shared - money, bank, housing, rights, known recipes, even reputation (!) - but not experience pools. I find that very inconvenient, especially for crafting. I have 3 characters and all three gather materials while adventuring and gathering is the major source of crafting experience. But I have only one crafter and crafting is a major sink for crafting experience. The result is that I have 2 characters with a huge crafting experience pool and one who is always starved for experience points. I would very much like to use all experience points for crafting. Does it really matter which of my characters went through the trouble of doing the gathering and earning the experience points? (Out of curiosity, what was the reason to split the experience pools in the first place?) Thanks, Ysold.