No you haven't hit surplus and yes you're still getting rank xp...you don't get them as a reward for the leve itself you get them as skillups from attacking mobs - just keep playing, you'll see you're still getting them.
Rank xp is dependent on skillups - for example, sometimes when you land a hit on a mob you get a skillup and the log will say something like "Your sword efficiency improved by 45 xp" and at the end of the battle it'll sum up all you skill ups and that is your rank xp for that battle. So now say you're in a party, if your team mates engage the mob and kill him fast enough before you get one hit in, you will get 0 rank xp for that battle because you did nothing to skill up...that's how it works at the moment. Also, not every landed hit gains you a skillup, so if you get 0 rank xp for a battle, its just your luck and I would assume its because the mobs you killed for the leves are too easy, try the leve at a higher difficulty, maybe 2 or 3 stars if you're in he first camp.
Edited, Sep 4th 2010 4:47am by SolidMack
Edited, Sep 4th 2010 4:48am by SolidMack