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In Dead Island, it notifies you that you lost a certain amount of money when you die. How much is lost exactly?

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I'd like to know why people down voted this. It seems like a legitimate question to me. – CaesiumFarmer May 3 '13 at 5:06
Did people down vote because NiteCyper answered their own question? Doing such a thing is encouraged!… – Jarrod Mosen May 3 '13 at 5:14
I didn't downvote this, but I feel that the OP should at least give somebody else a chance to answer first and secondly documentation is more useful when the issue at hand is not easy to figure out at the first glance. – deutschZuid May 3 '13 at 5:32
Many of my questions that I answer myself, I leave unaccepted to give others the opportunity to one-up my answers. Secondly, I'm often providing video documentation now, but was too lazy for this one. I think that a bigger issue here is, the better thing to do is copy Jarrod's answer, for example, and then add video evidence to it, but it feels like stealing. Is this proper etiquette? – NiteCyper May 3 '13 at 12:14
@NiteCyper That's a good topic to bring up in Arqade Meta (but search for previous discussion about it first). You might also want to see this related meta discussion, too. – galacticninja May 3 '13 at 13:14
up vote 7 down vote accepted

The cash penalty for death is 10% of total money, however, if you're playing as Xian Mei, this can be lessened (by up to -45%) with the life insurance skill.

Source: Modified the C:/.../Steam/steamapps/common/dead island/DI/Data0.pak/Skills file and tested the <prop n="PenaltyOnDeath" v="1"/> value; v="2" increases it to 20%, whereas v="0" removes the penalty.

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+1 for digging through the source code. – CaesiumFarmer May 3 '13 at 5:06

In Dead Island, when you die, you lose 10% of your money.

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