It is negative nine. The reason for this is that you are expecting battle, and will not level up until..
A) You (or the other person) quit the battle, or it times out, or...
B) The battle is finished.
(I think that's how it works anyway)
- Zedd i Randir, Lord of the Storm Satsujinken, Katsujinken
"...with enough training, you will be able to beat ten men with your spirit. When you have reached this point, will it not mean that you are invincible?" Go Rin No Sho, Miyamoto Musashi
Jul 8, 2004 12:02
You have negative experience until you level up, not negative experience.
There are certain times in which a monster is not allowed to level up, such as when in a tournament or in a battle. Normally, any experience earned during these times is stored as latent XP, but not all of the time.
This is one of those times.
Pretty much, the next time you earn even one experience or anything else that causes a check for a level up, you will level up. Simple as that.