At first I was suspicious. Grondleys explanation made sense.
With a 20K disparity in our XP totals and the fact that we are using progress as a, dare I utter the words, "Death Consequence", I wanted to make sure everyone understood. I MAY have been a bit over-dramatic.
The VIP bonus IS a problem, but no one will allow me to buy them an "Admin Tome" to even things up. (Hey, I offered.)