Ah, I wasn't responding to the other point, I was quoting it back to illustrate mine to you (I should have used a : rather than a . ), that raw experience from doing anything is what increases level.Okay...what follows was directed to someone else, as I read it, but for what it's worth you get that I was referencing that increasing skills increases your level which slows my ability to advance in other skills, right?
It's a lot less messy and I thought clear within the context of the thread how I said it first, at least I thought so.
But I still disagree slightly with that basic point: it's not levelling your skills which increases level, it's doing anything - playing the game (the passing of time, essentially). Yes, doing things also of course increases your skills - but A incrementing both B and C doesn't that mean B is incrementing C (particularly when B and C are incremented by different formulae). If levelling up was influenced by XP modified by learning rate, that I think would be the penalty to the player you're describing.