Ok so i just did the ancients with my Metorb Sorc who is lvl39. I proceded to destroy the ancients on players 8. ok that was easy but once it was done it occured to me that i did not get a lvl off of them. WHAT is the freaking deal?!? i thought that the ancients were supposed to lvl atomatically. WHY did they not lvl me?!!?!!?
They don't get you to the next level automatically. They give you a set amount of XP (20, 40 and 60 million, respectively for their difficulty levels, I think). This XP is set, and is not based on /playersX.
Also, now you can only gain one level, not 5 at clvl 20 (norm) or 7 at clvl 40 (NM).