Okay, so what can we make of this:
Without gaining a single ranged experience point, I moved up more than 220K places in the rankings. Assuming that there wasn't some huge bot nuke that was announced and isn't being talked about at all, can this mean anything other than paid membership numbers are dropping significantly? I read that this rankings change is due to the purge of FTP accounts from the high scores list, which is done only occasionally. So this means that, since the last purge, hundreds of thousands of players have let their paid membership lapse (220K with ranged level higher than mine, and an unknown number of players with lower ranged level than mine). I wonder if this revenue loss has been more than offset by the SoF spin and cosmetic item purchases. A disturbing trend, to be sure.
I learned how abilities and the adrenaline bar work (to some extent), as I fiddled around on a Daemonheim floor. It looks interesting, and at least I can revert to auto-attack through the momentum ability if the repeated button-clicking and tab-switching gets too confusing for me. I completed just a single floor (#4) so that I could earn the reward from yet another Daily Challenge. I certainly wouldn't complain if I received two or three of these every week - this one gave me another 44K bonus dungeoneering experience on top of the 4,300 earned for the floor itself, and I leveled again (67).
I spent the rest of the session cutting and burning curly roots in the Jadinko lair, getting a bit closer to leveling firemaking. I'm still a couple of hours off from level 91, though.
Total levels = 1,851