"Losing" your xp should only happen if you 'lose' your etkey file from etmain (jay & NQ) or your silent.dat file from your Silent mod folder. Save both of those files somewhere off of your computer so that you can easily restore your XP and FA-ID easily if tragedy should strike.
Neither do I. I wonder if his file-paths are being messed up somehow? @NippleFlicker what is your version of ET (2.6b or ETlegacy) and what is your operating system?
That might not work, as ET 2.6b seems to re-write the etconfig.cfg file during each session, with at least the ""seta r_lastValidRenderer "whatever GPU you have"" and perhaps other lines. A read-only etkey file might work, but if it is in the default location, then only ET should have permission to change it, normally.
That is a thought, but his etconfig.cfg files should be written to during each ET session and thus be a "fresh" file.
Nipple should at least protect his etkey, silent.dat and etconfig.cfg files from being "flicked". I have automatic online backups and local manual backups of those files. About every month, I copy my etconfigs to "etconfig#190815.cfg" (for a backup today, with the #date in 'traditional' computer-dating format). My online-backup sets include all text files in my ET installation, which includes all /condumps and *.cfg files.
@NippleFlicker If you ever do lose your W:ET and/or your S:ET GUIDs, then you will have to re-enter any new ones into your profile before being setleveled to 11 again on the servers. Let us know immediately, so that we can unset your old GUIDs, too.
Another thought: if ET somehow cannot "read" your etkey and/or silent.dat files, you could seem to lose your xp that way. I don't know if the FA server would try to download a new etkey or silent.dat file in that case or not.
I will go check Silent#1 for the GUID that I had set you level 11 on there with...
Here is the alias-history for the level 5 GUID that you had on Silent#1 yesterday, when I set you to level 11 there:
__#__|_____First Seen______|______Last Seen______|_____Time Played____|__Name__
1 | 2019-04-08 20:05:25 | 2019-08-14 23:53:39 | 16min 57s | ETPlayer
2 | 2019-08-14 23:46:22 | 2019-08-14 23:47:28 | 1min 17s | ********
3 | 2019-05-10 18:25:53 | 2019-08-14 23:46:22 | 8d 7h 33min 18s | NippleFlicker!
4 | 2019-04-08 20:11:16 | 2019-08-14 23:41:48 | 1d 21h 44min 56s | madm!ke
5 | 2019-06-05 22:14:34 | 2019-06-05 22:18:57 | 4min 23s | |DOM|NippleFlicker!
6 | 2019-06-04 22:35:59 | 2019-06-04 22:36:27 | 28s | jidkfhiosuaf
7 | 2019-05-18 21:44:27 | 2019-05-18 21:44:32 | 5s | madmike
8 | 2019-05-07 19:05:03 | 2019-05-10 15:32:23 | 22min 16s | NippleFlicker
By that history, you have had the same Silent.dat file and S:ET for moths. Your XP should be saving on Silent#1 okay, UNLESS you have not connected to the server for 30 days. All of us can "lose our XP" that way. OKAY: It looks like there is a connection-gap between "2019-06-05 " and "2019-08-14 " on Silent#1, which would cause you to lose your XP there. You might have different names when you connect to an FA Silent server if you had just came there from another Silent server after playing on that one with a "not NippleFlicker" name. (Now that you are a level-11 FA Trial member, you should not use your FA-GUID to play on other clans' servers, where it could be "stolen".)
XP is saved on each server and not across all FA servers. (Except for a situation with the NQ servers.)
This jumbled reply is typical of me. I tend to use such posts as a "trouble-shooting" record.
(* BTW, DoubleDragon 'reacted' to this post before I had finished. He can 'retract' his reaction if he is now disappointed. *)