From the Castle Age Forums
Defensive win XP removed
Well here is a change that has been long time coming.
Players will no longer gain or lose xp via being attacked.
People think we do nothing to stop the cheating and want us to simply ban the cheaters.
Thing is, if the system allows for thousands of cheaters, regardless if we ban them, we cannot chase them all down one by one.
The system itself needs to be changed.
Winning and power leveling via sitting around and having people attack you.
Understand that it has been a fun way to play the game, but it has also been one of the greatest, if not the greatest, source of cheating and exploitation.
Sometimes the good does not come without the bad. And to "fix" the defensive exploitation that we are "neglecting", sometimes we have to take out the good with the bad.