Posted 05 January 2011 - 10:40 PM
I read that comment about exploration xp and was pretty sure there were questions about that on the paizo forums. sure enough a little search got this info directly from James Jacobs.
"Yup; for each hex the PCs explore, the party earns 100 xp. It's not a lot, but there ARE about 280 hexes to explore in all, so that adds up. If a party of 4 does nothing but explore hexes and never fights monsters or completes quests, they could, in theory, earn 28,000 XP, for 7,000 XP apiece (assuming a 4 PC party) which, on the medium track, would get them most of the way through 3rd level."
There are some other responses to the same question asked in other threads where they say that any experience awarded is always for the party as a whole.