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Anais Nin
Anais Nin
Thespian

Oct-10-2009 23:53
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Anais Nin
Anais Nin
Thespian

Oct-11-2009 00:05

I love Sleuth Noir. I originally found Sleuth Shades in October of 2008, and was hooked, but over time, I lost interest, partially due to the community, and partially because I was not challenged enough. Then, a member of both games convinced me to try Noir. I didn't think I would like it. Boy, was I wrong! I loved it. I loved it more than I thought possible!

The game keeps me challenged, both in the cases and the extra twists and mysteries you have to search for, and the community. Everyone is so nice, and so helpful!

Subscribing is totally worth it. Not just for the extra cases, but for the ability to join agencies, travel, and discover things like Secret #1.

I have met so many people here that have become great friends, as well. There are so many things to do here on the boards, and Bar Chat is always fun, too!

Don't be afraid to approach the veterans of the game- they give great advice, and are happy to do so!

Joseph Zeo
Joseph Zeo
Tale Spinner

Oct-11-2009 09:12

When I first visited Sleuth Noir, I didn't think much of the game. I mean, what's so great about a game that was basically all text? I only came because, like Anais, I was invited over from the Shades of Mystery stage to post RP on the Noir Role Playing Stage. For a month I basically stayed focused only on the stage, and played the game part of the Noir occasionally.

It all changed when I subscribed. I only did so due to some polite gesture, which I will not go into detail here, but yes, it did change the way I viewed the game. Seriously guys, the unsubbed section is only the tip of the iceberg! There is so much more to the game once you can travel about, play all the interesting scripted mysteries, get great gears, search for mysteries, solve riddles etc etc. Most importantly, you get to know people in the agency, and there expands your knowledge and social circle within the game. I've kept on subbing for over half a year, and loving every second of it.

Hey I don't get anything for saying this, and it's not an advertising. Just wanna let those who consider about subbing to just take the dive if you haven't already. I am sure you will not regret about it!

Vulkie3
Vulkie3
Thespian

Oct-11-2009 10:11

Pfieuw,the first time... Well,it's been almost 5 years since I "started" to play Sleuth with my first account. When I joined,I was still a bit on the new side. Didn't know how the game was etc.

Also,I joined Shades at some point. I intensively played Shades,because it was refreshing. But then,the 'darker' side of Sleuth,Sleuth Noir,came back and it attracted me more. Especially when I subscribed.

With the subscription,many possibilities opened before my eyes. Like the different cities (London,Delhi,Shanghai). I visited them all one by one and they are so "different". Also,the Scripted Mysteries. Ah,those are also great. A different change for only doing cases. Scripted mysteries are 'special' cases,with a story in them.

Also,Shangri-La became open for me,once I had a lot of experience developed. Chasing Arch Villains (baddies) around the world is now my favorite thing.

And of course,the Sleuthania. Ah,I was one of the many who departed the ship when it first came out.. You must have travelled it once you've subscribed. It's going to be fantastic!

Don't be afraid to be "too new". Just ask people for help and they will help you in the best way they can. Even if it takes an hour or longer,we will help you! And if you're stuck at some point or have questions,also ask. That's what we're here for,eh?

So,consider subscribing,as you can get many features for it. Also,try to be the best detective there is (you should know I'm trying very hard,but it's still difficult. It can take a few months,it can take some years,or it can take a lifetime).

So,have fun!

ctown28
ctown28
Huntsman

Oct-11-2009 12:12

As a long time player of the game I can tell you many stories about Sleuth Noir. I found this game years ago while I was looking for a way to play the game Clue online. A google search led me to Sleuth Noir. This was long before Shades of Mystery was even an idea for Ben. Since I found the game I have had 2 hiatuses and came back a couple years ago and haven't left.

I've said many times the community is waht makes the game. I have had 3 detectives subbed at the same time. Subbing to the game opens up so many more opportunities. Travel to great cities, bet on the ponies in Shanghai and as Anais mentioned unlocking Secret #1. I had actively searched for that thing for over two years before I finally stumbled upon the right path to find it. It was such a rewarding feeling.

There are many great people in the game, both new and old. If you need help or advice we are just a sleuth mail away and barchat is always a good place to go and look for help as well. Joining an agency is only half the fun. It's the entire community that makes the game what it is.

ctown28
ctown28
Huntsman

Oct-11-2009 12:15

I would also like to add that there is no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid answers! ;-)

Ms Helen
Ms Helen
Pinball Pro

Oct-11-2009 13:56

Having played this game for over 3 years, I, like so many others have seen many things on Sleuth Noir from expansions to new players to funny threads on the message board. There is always something happening to keep you entertained.

When I first joined way back when I never even dreamed of subscribing. I wasn't one for paying for anything online because I was always scared of card fraud, I wasn't even sure whether it was safe to subscribe here. I played for a couple of days then completely forgot about the game. About a month later I was bored and once again found myself drawn back to the game and as I spent more time playing I found that so many players where introducing themselves to me, making me feel at home and encouraging me to participate on the boards and other community activities. I quickly found myself spending more and mroe time on Sleuth, talking to players and having a laugh on the forums. So much so that I needed soemthing to do whilst talking to these people.

That's when I decided to subscribe. I'd fancied travellling to other cities and figured well why not give it ago. I found a wonderful agency with the best Directors I could ever imagine, I loved it so much that I'm still in that agency today. I've subscribed ever since.

The community is absolutely what makes this game. I have never been in a community that's so helpful, friendly and sociable. Yes there has been bickering heck there's even been some serious arguments but they are so few and far between.

To new players I will echo the words of others. If you need any help just ask, most of us here actually like helping new players out. Get involved, you are part of a community, don't be afraid to post a new thread on the message boards and don't be afraid to pop into bar chat and say hello to your fellow Sleuthers.

If after all that you fancy getting all the extras mentioned then ask someone for a sidekick coupon. You'll get a nice shiny discount on your subscription, what can be better than that? :)

Riza Hawkeye
Riza Hawkeye
Pinball Wizard

Oct-11-2009 18:09

I first found this game a couple years ago on a Nancy Drew site, when I was bored during the summer. Playing unsubbed seemed fun enough at the time. This was way before Shades came out. It wasn’t until I left the game for RL and came back a couple years later that I understood what I was missing by playing unsubbed. When I learned how the game worked due to lets of help from friendly players, suddenly things became much easier to understand and much more exciting.

After subbing, so many doors opened up. I got to travel to new cities, play more cases, join agencies, chase villains, discover secrets, become challenged by various puzzles and riddles, and most importantly of all (in my opinion), make wonderful new friends. I currently have two subscribed detectives, and I couldn’t love the game any more than I do now.

I must say that chatting with people on here is the highlight of my day. Barchat always makes me laugh and puts a smile on my face. Role playing on the message boards is a great way to express your creative side. The community is awesome and there is never any shortage of kindness. Help will always be given, so don’t hesitate to ask. :D

Makensie Brewer
Makensie Brewer
Super Steeper

Oct-12-2009 00:23

I found Sleuth Noir 5 years ago. I just stumbled upon it. I was actually searching for Mystery Books, I believe....I can't really remember but I know it didn't have anything to do with games. lol

I saw Sleuth Noir in the search results, and was like "Well what's this" . I checked it out, and I must say that I was instantly hooked.

I subscribed shortly after finding the game, and once I joined my first agency, which was Behind Closed Doors, I was a Sleuth addict. i don't think I had time to sleep. lol I would do all my cases, plus what was in the case files, and wait impatiently for turn over, just to get more cases.

I think I played steady for 2 years, then after that, I stepped away for a bit. I think so people in my real life could get reaquainted with me LOL

However, I always come back to this game. Even if Im not actually playing the game, I do come back, and visit the message boards. I think that once you become apart of the community, it is like family....like you come 'home'.

I'm sure some would agree on that. I'm what you call a 'Lifer' :) Even if I wouldn't play the game ever again, I will always keep coming back, just to keep up with what is all going on in the Sleuth world.

I will always love Sleuth Noir, and be thankful for the few friends Ive made on here :) Whether it be those I talk to in PM, in the agencies Ive been in, or just people I've roleplayed with on the message boards :)

I also enjoy helping the new ones coming up. I actually enjoy doing that more these days, than doing anything for myself. Although there are a few things yet for my detective to accomplish, I feel I've accomplished alot, and pretty much have all that I need so....helping others is more fun for me now :)

So, for the new detectives, if you see me logged on, and you have a question, or need any help at all, do not hesitate to PM me, and ask for my help. I will be more than happy to assist you in any way that I can :)

Makensie Brewer
Makensie Brewer
Super Steeper

Oct-12-2009 00:25

If I dont have the answer, I will guide you in the right direction, to get the help you need :)

That is one of the wonderful things about this community! For the most part, everyone here is friendly, and always willing to help! The Sleuth Community rocks, and I'm very glad to be apart of it, even though I'm not as active on the boards right now. I'm just a silent bystander, at the moment : )

Sleuth Noir rocks :)

Charlie Cain
Charlie Cain
Thespian

Oct-19-2009 17:52

Hmm. Lets see I first found Sleuth Noir in late 2006. I was doing a crappy desk job but had internet access. Like Ctown I had been looking for a way to play clue online. I have always had a deep love for mysteries. I stumbled upon this little diamond and started playing. I finally got a sub. but was put on a forced hiatus. I had just kinda left it alone. I actually would check back in from time to time but wouldnt play. Then a few months ago I started playing again. I think it was the message board that got me back. But I talked my wife into letting me get a new subscription and here I am. I like the friends I have made here. Im glad Im back.

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