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Washington Jones
Washington Jones

Jan-3-2007 16:25

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I read (on more than one agency page) lists where it says how many suspects and how many of them have an alibi for certain dificulties (ex 8 suspects, 3 withut alibis on hard). Therefore if I foudn 8 bad or no alibis I stopped askign others. This past case I had 3 that were no or ba d(at least I thought), I accused who I thought it was and I was wrong. The guilty party was someone other than the 3 I thought had no alibi. Obvisouly aince I was worng on my guess I couldhave been wrogn in my alibis but Ithink I have seen this before. So anyways, does anyone know if the X suspects, Y alibis equation stillworks?

I'm sure the end problem is my bad sleuthing but knwoing how many no alibis sure helps a lot.

thanks.

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Jojo
Jojo
Old Shoe

Jan-3-2007 16:29

Those agency pages are all wrong.


There is *no* set number of suspects, suspects with alibis, or suspects without alibis for any given case level.

That is *old* information which has since been more randomized.


Don't trust it, or you will end up with a false accusation!

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Pinball Amateur

Jan-3-2007 16:34

Those page are a good 'guideline, but I don't trust them'. Things tend to be a bit more random - well I think. I had a super weird AI case the other night with far too many people with real alibis.

Do you have Research Washington? That will help your cause heaps by eliminating one person without an alibi for you each case.

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Pinball Amateur

Jan-3-2007 16:37

*types a lot slower than jojo* lol

Serges
Serges
Vigilante

Jan-3-2007 17:16

As far as I'm aware the number of people in a case with fake/no alibi is always the same; it's the number of real alibis (and by association the number of people on your suspect list) that are a little more random.

For instance, I have NEVER had a case where there have been anything but 7 fake/no alibis on Almost Impossible. You may have 10 or 11 people, 3 or 4 alibis, and 3 or 4 pieces of PE, but always 7 "suspects".

Serges
Serges
Vigilante

Jan-3-2007 17:17

Of course, I could always be wrong since I really only do a handful of difficulties anymore...

LilRach
LilRach
Well-Connected

Jan-3-2007 17:27

I too have never had an AI with more than 7 suspects. However, I no longer complete cases other than favors, AIs for easys.

Sir Kenneth Vyvyan
Sir Kenneth Vyvyan
Well-Connected

Jan-3-2007 17:37

I have noticed on some of the easier levels of cases that the number of fake /no alibis varies

AraLives
AraLives
Battered Shoe

Jan-3-2007 17:38

Yes, I've also had the same with AI's. Always EXACTLY 7 fake/no alibis in AI cases. I think that's a pretty steadfast rule.

Also, I think it's pretty safe to say that there are exactly 5 fake/no alibis in IH cases. 8-9 suspects, certainly, but only 5 fakes.

AraLives
AraLives
Battered Shoe

Jan-3-2007 17:39

But now I read what SS wrote above and am a little nervous!

Greyling
Greyling

Jan-4-2007 01:59

Yeah, usually it's the number of suspects with real alibis that can vary, however, on Intermediate and Hard the number of suspectes with fake/none of your business aliblis can also vary :)

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