Legend of Grimrock

Legend of Grimrock

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Ordon Draconis Mar 27, 2013 @ 1:17pm
zero experience points bug?
I'm just realizing that my party is not getting any experience points for half of the battles that I fight.

I'll kill a monster and all 4 party members get zero XP each (I checked each character sheet before and after). Also, I fail to get the normal +500 XP message on the screen post battle. It seems to happen most in scenarios like:

The monster is lobbing fireballs at me so I keep side stepping them. Meanwhile, my mage flings poisoned arrows back at him. If the killing blow comes from melee, I'll get full XPs. If the killing blow comes from one of the poision clouds that's still lingering, I get ZERO XPs.

Clearly, the game expects you to sidestep damage. There is NO WAY I can kill an ogre by just standing there. Every hit it does around 75 damage to all 4 characters. Yet if I sidestep the damage, I get ZERO xps for the fight.
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DariusOne Mar 27, 2013 @ 3:32pm 
Yeah in order to get the XP the final blow must be dealt by your party. There are a few rare cases where a monster can be killed by something else, and poison clouds that you create count as one of them. And from on top of my memory a poison cloud is the only thing you can produce that steals the xp. Naturally wall spell thingies do the same if they kill the monster.

Sidestepping has nothing to do with that however, it is all about what deals the killing blow. This has been brought up occasionally both on here and the official forums, so it seems like something that simply won´t be fixed for whatever reason.
Last edited by DariusOne; Mar 27, 2013 @ 3:33pm
Ordon Draconis Mar 27, 2013 @ 3:39pm 
Ah, thanks for the explanation. I had been trying to keep the mobs in the poison clouds for bonus damage. Now, I shall not.
ChevyNoel Mar 31, 2013 @ 3:05pm 
Only the charging and turning hits of Ogres do a lot of damage, and can hit multiple characters. If you stand toe to toe with one, they are much less painful. I would still recommend side stepping them early on, though.
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Date Posted: Mar 27, 2013 @ 1:17pm
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