Crime Doesn't Pay achievement in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Crime Doesn't Pay

Spend over 10,000 gold in crime bribes.

Crime Doesn't Pay0
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How to unlock the Crime Doesn't Pay achievement

  • Dream FiendDream Fiend572,143
    08 Feb 2012 09 Feb 2012
    19 0 1
    Get caught committing a crime, and when guards come up to you select the "Pay fine" option.

    If you have a full inventory, and you attempt to steal something a message will pop up saying you can't carry anymore items, and when you press B you will be able to try again and again (obviously with no success) If you are seen doing this, every time you attempt to steal the item, it will count as a new crime and your bounty will go up again. This makes it easy to get this achievement all in one go.

    **Note: It makes sense to do this while working on the "A Life of Crime" achievement.**

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    Slider257If for whatever reason you've already gotten the A Life Of Crime achievement, 2 quick counts of murder will net this no problem. Head to a village, switch on aggression mode (attack then press up on the D Pad) and slaughter 2 civilians. Their fine is well over 10,000.
    Posted by Slider257 on 09 Feb 12 at 16:22
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  • PBreezeyPBreezey165,982
    09 Feb 2012 09 Feb 2012
    11 0 1
    Crime Doesn't Pay - 10g
    Spend over 10,000 gold in crime bribes.

    Any crimes you commit and then choose the "pay fine" option for will work for this achievement.

    HOWEVER, the fastest way to do it is to remove the safety by pressing "Up" on the D-Pad, and then striking a guard. Striking a guard gives you a 988 gold fine to pay. Stealing items and getting caught only gives you around a 300 gold fine. SO, math says you can either strike a guard 11 times, or it would take stealing nearly 40 items. The only benefit to stealing or pickpocketing is that you're clearly rewarded for your crime as well.
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    Chakaal StarrI found when I got caught pick pocketing gold it was around 988 each time, level 38 night blade with 6 stealth, I only went after gold so I didn't have to worry about inventory. The places I went to were gorhart and rathir
    Posted by Chakaal Starr on 05 Mar 12 at 02:54
  • Fully AvengedFully Avenged113,205
    25 May 2012 04 Jun 2012
    1 0 0
    Honestly this achievement isn't too difficult. The way I did it is as follows:

    When you first arrive in Adessa as part of the main questline (during the quest Enemies in High Places), you get given a place to stay. Three people send you letters demanding that you meet with them (This will give you a quest called New In Town). If you choose to meet with the guy in the Hospitalis Quarters (known as Reddle Mane) he will give you a new quest known as 'Community Service' and requests that you complete some tasks for the citizens of Adessa.

    On the noticeboard, one of the tasks you can take is called 'Shipping Error', and requires you to break into the armory and smash crates. Doing this you're likely to get caught a few times (I was running Finesse-only build and still got caught 3 times trying to work out exactly how to manuevor around the guards). Sometimes the guards here will fine you with a ridiculous charge such as 22,000 gold for breaking and entering. Pay it once and there's your achievement.

    (Sounds complicated I know, but it is one of the ways to forward the main story, which means you can do it just to move forward. The whole ordeal actually only takes about 10 minutes if you know what you're doing)

    Hope this helps!
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