Sorry Sierepica but you are misremembering. Nothing went up, not even hp. We actually went back to the old game to check in case we had somehow missed it. The only thing you got for leveling up (previously) was better weapons, and cosmetic items. The reason people are finding it tough now is because the automatons have been tuned based on the values of HP, stats, etc. that the new professions will have when they level up. A level 25 soldier for instance would have over 200hp, not to mention bonuses on dodge, damage, initiative, accuracy, etc. Not to mention new gear (masks, hats, outfits) that provides additional bonuses to stats and not just appearance changes.