I'm so confused about experience share and party. I wanted to make custom party so I hired bunch of characters. Then I made some mistakes with the builds and realized I can't reroll their class. So I made new classes and realized I can only have specifc number of characters total (party + tavern). And that they affect experience just by existing in the tavern. Then, I noticed I can't remove them without killing them, same goes with companions.
It's like everything went wrong right away even though I just wanted to try things out.
But I still don't fully understand how xp is shared.
What is total quest experience?
I made some tests to figure out if I had broken something but they didn't reveal everything. The test quest was mother's plea.
So I had full team and 3 dudes in the tavern. Finishing quest gave 940 team xp and total xp was 2340.
Then I killed everyone via console except my main char and his friend which I didn't manage to kill for some reason via console. And result was
256 team xp and 639 total xp. But what is this total xp? So who got the total xp, if there was nobody to receive it.
As review, I must say that xp sharing and companion management is really confusing.
Asking story companions to follow you sticks them to you and you mostly can't tell them to leave.
I can remove that priest dude permanently via dialog, but not for example Eder, Aloth and Kana. I can't delete hired characters at all without killing them.