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Two merit awards, crackerjack and crackerjack ii increase experience gained in battle. What is the increase exactly? Some kind of percentage? 5%, 10%?

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Should be easy to calculate considering the exp values of monsters are listed in the compendium. All you have to do is subtract the difference from a battle and see for yourself. I would tell you but I havent yet got the above merit awards :( . Getting there ;) –  Samyam Feb 8 '13 at 16:05
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The percentage increase from Crackerjack is 10% and Crackerjack II is 20%

Here is what I have observed. A Normal pack in the Winter Isles -

  • JabberGuppy
  • Lotus Bubbud
  • Sasquash

gives 243xp without any bonuses.

With Crackerjack we get 266xp. With Crackerjack II we get 291xp.

So lets compare with creature compendium -

  • JabberGuppy - 75xp
  • Lotus Bubbud - 81xp
  • Sasquash - 87xp

Total XP = 75 + 81 +87 = 243xp.

Now with Crackerjack it should be 243 + 10% = 243 + 24.3 = 267.3 which should be 267. But it is not because the bonus is calculated per creature!

so it would be -

  • JabberGuppy - 75xp + 10% = 75+7.5 = 82.5 = 82xp
  • Lotus Bubbud - 81xp + 10% = 81+8.1 = 89.1 = 89xp
  • Sasquash - 87xp + 10% = 87+8.7 = 95.7 = 95xp

All fractions are rounded down.So now we get total to be

Total XP = 82 + 89 + 95 = 266xp!! (Which is what the game gives us)

Similarly with Crackerjack II -

  • JabberGuppy - 75xp + 20% = 75+15 = 90xp
  • Lotus Bubbud - 81xp + 20% = 81+16.2 = 97.2 = 97xp
  • Sasquash - 87xp + 20% = 87+17.4 = 104.4 = 104xp

Total XP = 90 + 97 + 104 = 291xp

In summary -

Crackerjack - 10% xp bonus monster xp
Crackerjack II - 20% xp bonus monster xp
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