Question about party size penalties

The wiki article about XP penalties for getting help in NWN only mentions that it’s dependent on the number of companions in the party, but I’ve seen players claim that the level of the companions is a factor, too, and that lower level companions and summons leech less xp than higher ones. Is there any truth to that or is party size the only thing that matters in the calculation?

While it’s true that you get less combat XP with increasing number of any kind of associates (in accordance with algorithm presented on that page), their level doesn’t seem to affect the outcome. This means that Summon Creature I has the same score effect as Summon Creature IX. Better dismiss them before the boss falls if you need that XP.

Further reading: Xptable.2da - sophisticated maths or what?


Okay, thanks!