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An Zo
An Zo
Well-Connected

Oct-7-2005 05:09

For all who wants to know how the faction skills work, I report an old jstkdn post:

Hypotism: each case some suspects you can hypnotize in giving more suspects. Which means you have to ask less questions to the suspects.

Pugilism: enhances tough.

Pick pocketing: allows you to keep the money of the client is the guilty one.

Surveillance: you can hide outside of one suspects house, and sometimes get the answer to an extra question.

Underworld connection: for that escaped suspect thing.

Safe cracking: only useful if you are in an agency. Allows you to take the last key in treasure hunts that involves keys.


A big "thank you" to jstkdn for this.

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Moonshh
Moonshh
Well-Connected

Oct-8-2005 16:24

Thanks for putting it all in one place, jstkdn and An. I would add:

Hyponotism: Is a charming skill that works by chance. It will be used on your behalf automatically each time you ask a suspect about others with a motive, and the chance of success increases if you are wearing charming gear while you do your questioning.

Pugilism: Works automatically to increase the chance level of tough interviewing skills, both interrogation and intimidation, by 10.

Pick Pocketing: Also happens automatically once you learn the skill.

Surveillance: Can be used once per case only, and you decide when to use it. It also is a matter of chance whether it works or not. This chance is enhanced by the level of smarts gear you are wearing.

Underworld Connections: This always works.

Safe Cracking: This also always works, although only in a key hunt, of course.

jstkdn
jstkdn
Well-Connected

Oct-8-2005 17:11

You are welcome.

Man this is a painful reminder as to how bad of a memory I have, when people quote old posts of mine.....9 out of 10 times, I don't even remember them!!!! :)

reda
reda
Well-Connected

Oct-9-2005 03:55

I would like to add here that faction skills are less important in the game then "normal" skills. Only buy them after you have smart and interview skills.

Moonshh
Moonshh
Well-Connected

Oct-9-2005 23:15

I agree with reda and would emphasize interviewing skills even before smarts skills, although getting /some/ smarts skills before all the interviewing skills are complete is helpful.

By interviewing skills we mean tough: Intimidation and Interrogation, charming: Sweet Talking and Rule Bending. Focus on one set before the other, and when that set is complete, focus on smarts and possibly even a faction skill or two before worrying about the opposite quality. (IMHO, of course!)

An Zo
An Zo
Well-Connected

Oct-10-2005 07:13

I agree with Moonshh.
If you've the charming interviewing skill, go for hypnothism, if you're a tough one, go for pugilism.

Mackey
Mackey

Feb-10-2006 00:20

What level do you have to get to with the faction in order to learn the skill?
15-20-30? Thanks.

Greyling
Greyling

Feb-10-2006 01:24

25 :)

kymkatt32
kymkatt32
Assistant Postman

Jun-8-2006 15:42

I just got the skill under world connections from the eastern triads. What I want to know is how is this skill useful? Only when someone goes missing? Does it enhance my very tough skills? Can it help me with the feature stories?

Arabesque
Arabesque
Old Shoe

Jun-8-2006 16:07

All it does is bring back a suspect who has gone into hiding. Less running around trying to find out which townie knows where they are. It was one of the last faction skills I got, and I didn't think it would really rock my world, but I *love* it now!

As for featured mysteries, no idea if it works there. Might depend on the FM.

R Anstett
R Anstett

Jun-8-2006 17:03

Underworld Connections is worth the price of subscribing just be able to learn it.

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