It seems like I have failed my paying customers! Another Star shipped with a bug! Thankfully, it’s really minor, but it’s something to keep in mind if you’re playing in a character growth mode other than “normal”.
If you play the game in “high”, “low”, or “old-school” character growth mode, the amount of loot that you win in battle is adjusted to match the growth of your party. Unfortunately, the amount of loot the victory readout says you win is not correct, because it’s reported before the growth rate adjustment is calculated. You will still receive the correct, intended amount of loot, so don’t panic. The game will just mislead you into thinking you’re getting more or less than you actually are. It’s annoying, but it’s mostly cosmetic and won’t affect your long-term progress. (Your in-game records are also not affected, so rejoice.)
Thankfully the fix is minor and will be included in the next version of the game.