XP pots are ticking down a few seconds every login, approximately until your client fully loads. I have a fairly fast computer, so my load times are not high. So this could potentially be very detrimental for folks on slower computer. I'm fairly certain this is a new change, as in the past month or two.
You can see a difference of 2 seconds in these screenshots. On the first load, I lost about 5-6 seconds. Subsequent loads from the character screen were faster and took off less time.
You can also see in the description that the timer SHOULD be paused whenever in town, but it's not. Since I log in just to hang out and log in and out alot, I've lost quite a bit of time. I estimate that I've lost a good 4 hours of Sovereign pot time due to this change. Will a GM do anything for me to remedy the lost time?