this needs to be looked at, i was against this change for the longest time due to the fact that i usually would level with no mercs or power leveling, but after leveling with a merc from 1 - 50 i am finally seeing what people are complaining about. i am forced to stop leveling in order to get my skills caught up, this wouldnt be a problem if the skill ups came faster, as it is i can sit and spam a spell for a while and get maybe 5 skill ups, if im lucky. leveling with no merc this is not a problem because exp is so slow that you have time to raise the skills just by killing stuff, with a merc it is a huge problem. not many people are leveling with no merc now that i have seen, so i think its time this got changed. if i didnt stop and sit in qeynos and spam dots and invis on myself i would have a useless character, the fizzles are bad, and the skill ups just are not coming fast enough. i have to stop every couple of days to sit and spam spells to get skill ups, this lasts usually all day. i even tried stopping every 5 levels to do the skill ups but after 150 skill in anything caster wise, the skill ups come so slow its not even funny.