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So as I was spelunking, me and my party finished a level, then one guy says he lacks the energy to keep going. Being the nice guy I am, I put him on my elevator tab. I noticed two tabs I could put him on; "Elevator" and "All". What does "All" include?

How long is he going to be on my elevator tab? Was it just for that one trip or have I committed to paying for every elevator trip he's ever going to take, for forever?

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You can only pay tabs for people who are in your party. Once either you or they leave, you stop paying their tab.

"Elevators" is self-explanatory.

"All" includes elevators, but also includes Deactivated Mecha-Knights, Laser Cannons, and Energy Gates, all of which can be activated with energy.

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One other thing you should note is that you can deactivate the tab without leaving the party. This means it's completely possible to just carry them for a single level, should you feel so inclined. –  Nicholas1024 Apr 27 '12 at 18:38
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When doing this keep in mind who your playing with, a long time friend should be fine, but when its a random stranger, check what floor your on and how co-operative/defiant he has been, its very well possible that he might leave right after you pay simply to troll.

however if the next floor is a boss floor then its not unreasonable to pay for someone to get extra assistance yourself, another thing to keep in mind is if multiple people are paying for the same person the costs are split between all contributors.

an example is if 1 person was only paying for the elevator, and another person was paying for everything, both players would pay only 5 energy at every elevator with cost, where the player paying only for the elevator will not cover half of any mecha-knight/gate/revive costs.

one final note, keep an eye on how many times people have died before considering using all, trolls can cause very sudden drops in CE (over 1000) in just a minute of dieing and reviving, much faster in boss fights and arena floors if an odd number occurs such as 3 people paying for the elevator 1 person will have to shell out 4 instead of 3, the game selects players at random if more then one person is eligible to pay that much.

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Welcome to Arqade! While your answer offers good insight into why you would pay for somebody else, it doesn't really answer the question as asked. Your effort is appreciated, but in the future, please make sure that you are actually answering the question. :) –  Schism Oct 12 '12 at 0:34
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