What is the level gap in TBC classic between players and still have decent EXP? Vanilla it was 5 levels. Was wondering if it was the same.
Thank you in advance
If a level 60 mob gave 2500 experience total and you had:
60 (You), and 4 level 65s
You would receive 468-469 experience.
2,500 x 60 / 65 + 65 + 65 + 65 + 60 = 150,000 / 320 = 468.75
"Decent amount of exp" is unfortunately subjective but that's the formula for experience gains.
I like the breakdown.
Would it be beneficial for me to run with someone who is 6 lvls higher?
How you should look at this is efficiency compared to experience per kill.
While it's true that your exp per kill rate will be lower with a higher level (especially 6 levels higher) but it's important to look at the rate that you're killing mobs, assuming they out-level it rather than you being under-leveled:
If the higher-level is a tank, for example, this generally allows for them to be pulling more mobs, quicker, allowing for a faster run (Especially if it's a Paladin tank)
If the higher-level is a DPS, for example, this would allow your runs to go faster as well, as long as they understand their threat leniency well enough.
If the higher-level is a healer, though, it's a little different since the healer doesn't directly affect the pace of the run. However, if played properly, healers with access to better gear than your level may allow for a more consistent run, with less breaks to drink (This relies on the tank more than the DPS)
I would recommend grouping with whomever, since as mentioned above, the higher-level may make things more efficient (What takes a group of 5 level 60s 30 seconds to kill, may only take 15 seconds with that level 66 in there, so while yes, you are earning less experience per kill, you'd also be killing the mobs, in this case, in half the time, thereby earning more experience per hour.)
@kurathisgood point. Thank you! Sincerely.