Currently I have:
I was thinking of buying the following skills (in that order):
1) Pick Pocketing
2) Intermediate Sweet Talking
3) Advanced Rule Bending
4) Advanced Sweet Talking
5) Advanced Thread Analysis
6) Hand Writing Analysis
8) The rest of the skills
Do you think I'm making a mistake somewhere, and if so - where?
I'm in a "dilemma". I have all smart and charming skills plus Lock Picking (I'm an unsubbed smart and charming detective). Now I'm wondering what will be the best skill I'm going for. I thought it would be not too bad to go to a faction which has the best gear for me and than once I have the points to buy that certain skill. The last weeks it seemed to be that I should go to OoS but in the maenwhile I received gear by doing favors, and now it is useless to go ahead with OsS regarding the gear.
This is my actual conflict: the gear is not too bad at the moment - but what is the best skill I should get nex?
Assuming you have research already as part of your smart set, I would go for hypnotism next. Its very helpful for a charming detective and you already have the good start with OOS.
(Yes, I have research already)
I'm VERY Tough. I've grabbed the following:
I was thinking Advanced Intimidation, but I'm not sure. You certainly can't bully your way to answers through the whole game (Though Matthew Conners would certainly LIKE to!) ;)
Actually yes you can bully your way to MOST answers in the game, or charm your way. With the right gear you can get really high numbers.
Research is the first thing for you though, is a requirement to be able to get through the harder cases.
The Chosen One
Also Matthew, you might want to look at getting some smarts skills such as adv. hair or thread, and notes or footprint analysis! :)
Thanks. I'll try to save up for them while I can. :)