Forgive me... I have been gone from the game for several months and I am trying to wrap my head around some really strange things I am running into. I just learned of the multiplayer mode appears to be "open" when you're not in any adventuring scene, no matter what mode you chose. That seems like a good idea, actually. This next one, however, is VERY odd, and quite frankly, pretty infuriatingly stupid: I was playing, just going around and killing very mid-level things. Tier 4 and 5 undead mostly. Easy stuff even at low levels like 60's and 70's, because I wanted the chill sort of "watch YouTube and gain some XP and loot" sort of evening. I killed a bunch of crap, and noticed the things were dropping the relatively new better amounts of loot (sometimes 55gp, and the normal items) and the usual amounts of XP (like what we used to call "double XP"). Then a patch hit and it was one of those that kicks you from the scene and then says you must get to the up-to-date patch to re-join. OK... No problem. I have seen that a million times before. I log out completely and patch up. Tiny patch, and ready to get back in. I go back into the game and I start killing the same easy T5 mobs like zombies, imps, hardened skeles... 1. I noticed that the imp stole the 50 gp as usual, and then it drops TWO GOLD PIECES when it dies. I kill a second imp and it also steals 50 from me (expected), and then I get another ONE GOLD! WHAT? 2. I go and kill some T5 zombies and notice that I get 1/4 the normal XP, and VERY VERY poor loot. in many cases, I literally get nothing when they die, and about 450 or so XP. Um. Wow. What's going on? I leave the scene, and go do a bunch of other crap like sell things, go to 2 other scenes, and kill a few more things and notice that it seems very similar, no matter what I do. I'm so confused. Is there some sort of power hour thing where you get normal loot and XP, and then it drops off to unplayable levels? Did this patch just wreck things and no one knows yet? Can anyone help me? If this is now normal, I think it may be time to go away for a few more months, because what I was seeing was really bad. Even if you get good crap for an hour, and then it gets bad... Who wants that? Tell me I am insane... please.