You don't think that is on purpose? It would teach people to learn the land more - one way or the other
Yeah, I can see how that would make adventurers more cautious when attacking mobs. It just seems that the spawning zones at this moment are set up to hinder soloing effectively. There are some pockets of easier mobs to kill, but more often than not, they're too scattered to be worth the effort.
Then again, the /check system is a little sketchy at the moment too (and I assume this is being looked at as mob strength is being adjusted). I attacked a mob which was reading to me as a "Decent Challenge" and it 3-shotted me. I was highly amused by this, lol.