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I'm playing Lands of Lore: Throne of Chaos and I'm trying to figure out how the monster respawning works.

So far, I have Googled and not really found much to support what I think I've found as I've been playing. Basically, to me it seems that it depends on which area you are in and I think there are the following scenarios:

  1. The monsters in certain areas (particularly Northland Forest & Southland Forest in the beginning) seem to be "set" and once they are dead they are dead permanently.

  2. The monsters in Level 1 of Draracle's cave only seem to respawn once I leave and reenter the area.

  3. The monsters in Level 3 of Draracle's cave seem to respawn at a constant rate as I travel around the area.

Can anyone confirm whether these scenarios are correct, or if there are any more?

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I am currently replaying the game after almost 20 years. Great game. Yes I think you are correct for these areas. Could also be that areas with secret passages have a different spawn algorithm – user24441 Apr 24 '12 at 18:35
In most of the case, it's the first scenario that applies. But in a few areas, monsters respaws on their own, like giant bees. – Tloz Aug 31 '15 at 11:31

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