Easy solution is to quit dying.
If your getting your arse beat by whats around that area simply recall and try another route.
Also if you took the boat to new targanor theres a portal mistress there that will portal you to leth nurae. then you can walk from there much safer. Unless of course they took her out after beta........
negative xp is the games way of saying "HEY MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE AROUND THIS AREA!!!!!"
Guy walks into the doctor and says hey doc everytime I do this my arm hurts....... So the doctor looks at him thinks for a minute and says so quit doing that that.