Avg xp is more than double our days now. I think "not a challenge" is an overstatement. Although one thing remains true. Even EC Pub is harder to play than Alpha/Apollo at times due to sheer # of spawn and weak basic weaponry available. Clan Prestige and I go in groups of 2 (because SR would be too high with 3) to help out in pubs, but even then with 2 vets and 6 0xp noobs, the spawns are a bit much. The SR would be around 1650 with us in the game and yea... one noob goes astray and they are caught in a wall of zombies pretty much.