We profoundly apologise for the recent update being this buggy and unplayable.
We have tested it before release, and found no problems with either internet connection or XP gain. Apparently, something went wrong during release itself, and we are currently investigating it.
This update has, as of now, been removed, and we are working on fixing it, to deliver it the way it was supposed to turn out first time. Please note, that the current XP behaviour is not a designed one - it should have stayed the same as in 1.80.
Keep faith. We’ll make it right.