- I believe it does, though as you suggest, we need some research to confirm. --Chat 16:59, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
It might be good to explicitly point out that a circle only affects the type of bugs, not the amount of them (if that's indeed the case). [Eucalypta]
- Circle does indeed seem to improve the size of the swarm as well as the quality of bugs --Philtre 18:01, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
The article states that a circle has no bg magic until it is charged by a spell. I just took a bob reading in a fresh circle, and it dangled 6 times, implying some background magic. After casting a spell, it was only 4, and then slowly raised back to 5 and 6 with successive casts iside the circle. --Philtre 18:02, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
- Interesting. Readings with a thaumometer always give zero before the circle is charged. So one of the following is true:
- The thaumometer lies until the circle is charged. This would actually be consistent with the performance of spells in a circle, as they seem to benefit even when cast the first time.
- The divining bob lies about the inital charge.
- It would seem that dangling the bob doesn't cause the circle to charge as an act in itself (which would have been another explaination) - the thaumometer still reads zero after dangling the bob.
- I'm inclined to go with the thaumometer lying for now, given that we know even initial spells benefit from the circle's presence. On the other hand, the charging effect does exist - the easiest way to observe this is with NPCs attempting to enter a circle before and after it is charged. I'll update the article.
- --Chat 18:36, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
With Ovca's help, we've confirmed that circle is learnt at 20 levels of ma.sp.sp , and not at GL 20 as previously stated under "Acquisitions" and at beam.to/lawks. - Qingfeng, 8th April 2012
Learnt at level
I learnt circle from Nanny Ogg at only 10 levels of ma.sp.sp, after advancing mainly methods. I think it might be a magic tree requirement rather than a ma.sp.sp one.