Yes. You heard me. I think there should be an option to turn leveling and xp gain off.
There are in certain situations where it's unbeneficial to gain xp. For example, when you farm. You do not want to generate xp if you are farming materials off mobs for your crafter to make armour for your own level. If I for example am leveling leatherworker and armorer, I will with my farmer outlevel the armour I'm trying to craft through gathering materials for synth-xp. By the time I have the materials to level up my crafter, the armour I set to make have become outdated.
Another reason is that I may have the interest to not level away from regular lvling buddies that wish to experience the world together. If I now have time to play when others don't, I do not have the option to farm for my crafting while waiting for them, as I would then outlevel them.
Just something that popped into my head after farming bomb-ash for steel, realising I will basically past the point of needing the steel for my GLA if this keeps up. lol
Disclaimer: I'm new. If this have been proposed before, I apologize. And if there's a special reason that forced leveling would actually be a good thing for some unknown balancing reason (like loot drops or something. idk <_<), then I will not apologize, bc you should apologize to me for making me feel I should apologize to you. So I apologize for being rude asking you to apologize to me who should be the one apologizing.