Before I get slammed by everyone calling me dirty casual, just let me speak, ok? Good.
I understand the appeal of leveling up with as much struggle as possible (although it makes little sense, since it makes the game more tedious and not harder), but it makes little sense to me to be forced to spend so much time on leveling your character, while you can never be sure about the longevity of servers especially like this one, since it's a private server and could technically be shut down in any moment and with no further explanation. Not to mention that nothing will work on whole 100% so this is another aspect where we can lose potential experience gained from quests for example, which then again wouldn't be a problem in official servers.
What is my point?
My point is that Sunwell administration should put up a poll for community to vote on, so we can decide on what rates we want to play this game (TBC specifically). Keep in mind AND THIS IS IMPORTANT! I'm suggesting to change ONLY the leveling experience / questing rates, which means that professions, drops and everything else - remains 1x Blizzlike.
What's wrong with the current rates?
2x in my honest opinion are way too rough option, considering the time investment and the risk itself of running a private server.
What options I suggest?
The poll rates would be entirely up to the Sunwell administration, HOWEVER, my personal range of what I find to be acceptable for the time investment, while still keeping the feel of Blizzlike TBC server is from 3x to 5x rates. Above that, in my opinion starts fun servers, but 3-5 is the perfect border to maintain the feel of Blizzlike server, while not making the community to take on such a huge risk regarding server stability.
Please, Sunwell administration, take this post in consideration and let the community vote to decide on what rates we want to play - majority should decide it. If I had to make a poll, I would have these options: 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x. That's all.
P.S. (I would pick 4x)
EDIT: Alright, I'm adding poll to vote, but I still suspect that many will troll and for the sake of ''proving their point'' pick the 1st option, but still, I can give this one a shot.