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Mixing Tough/Charming Skills Once you have gained experience
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Ranier Peperhaut
Ranier Peperhaut
Old Shoe

Aug-29-2006 23:48

Hey everyone... so I know I'm not a newbie anymore =( but this probably fits best here....

I'm wondering about mixing tough and charming skills - does this significantly help solve the almost impossibles? what are you opinions?

i have all the tough and all the smart skills, save most of the faction stuff and stress det., and I am slowly gaining new skill points.

I'm at a loss as to what to buy next! I was considering stress detection, just cause I think it's handy (my old detective had it, so I know what it does) but then I wonder if I should start on my Charm stuff... I am at a -8 in Charm Gear though, and hunting villains, so I can't change equipment...

I'm lost! Help! Lol.

PS, I do have pugilism, and am not terribly interested in the rest of the faction stuff at this point.

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cfm
cfm
Nomad

Aug-31-2006 18:05

It's just really convienent, and can save several questions that you may need for alibis. :)

calalta
calalta
Well-Connected

Aug-31-2006 19:31

As a fully skilled detective, I find that it is easiest to have a ballance of tough and charming, and while most times even in AI's flirting will override the negative for members of the opposite sex, i do use tough skills for interviewing male suspects most of the time now, and if you can get all of the tough and charming skills i would recomend it, at which point it is best to be ballanced in terms of what you carry with you. Of course my ballance is thrown off by carrying the travel kit, but before that i was 0 tough and like 20 charm with the use of the pearl handled dirk.

Ranier Peperhaut
Ranier Peperhaut
Old Shoe

Sep-1-2006 22:03

Well, thanks everyone for your opinions! I think I'll definitely go with Underworld Connections... they've been recommended so much!

If anyone else has any opinions on the subject, I'm all ears!

Ranier Peperhaut
Ranier Peperhaut
Old Shoe

Sep-1-2006 23:46

Underworld Connections is a Charm skill... will my -8 in charm gear affect it? Would better gear enhance it?

Greyling
Greyling

Sep-2-2006 02:07

Nope, Underworld Connections works every time no matter what you're wearing :)

Ranier Peperhaut
Ranier Peperhaut
Old Shoe

Sep-24-2006 03:15

Update... I'm well on my way to Underworld connections. (just working up the faction points now)

Do you suggest I get more faction skills, or start on the Charm skills?

(i have pugilism and will have underworld, have no charm skills)

crunchpatty
crunchpatty
Old Shoe

Sep-24-2006 03:44

For what it's worth, I'm in sort of a similar position Ranier - have all my toughs and smarts, and for the last little while I've been concentrating on buying Charm rather than faction skills. It's a hard decision though, for sure...my decision came on the heels of a villain hunt during which I quit WAY too many cases that chram skills might have kept alive though, so I might not be thinking too clearly.

AndreaX
AndreaX
Thespian

Sep-24-2006 05:59

I would go for surveillaince next before any charm skill..just a siggestion.

Smoops
Smoops
Old Shoe

Sep-25-2006 00:17

I have all the tough +pugilism & all the smart skills. I have 15 unspent skill points, what charms skills should I acquire first?
Skills You can Purchase*
Sweet Talking (9 skill points) - Charm
Rule Bending (9 skill points) - Charm
Judge of Character (10 skill points) - Charm
Flirting (7 skill points) - Charm



crunchpatty
crunchpatty
Old Shoe

Sep-25-2006 02:01

Hey Smoops (btw - 'Smoops' has been one of my favourite det names here ever since I first saw it).

I have JoC, and it's not really all that useful...all it does is let you know whether a charming or tough approach is more likely to be successful when interviewing. Since you have all the toughs and no charm this one will invariably tell you that tough is the way to go. I'm in the same place. It's kinda neat because it lets you look at the chances of each skill, but not the best buy.

AndreaX's reply would probably apply to you as well as to me (Hi Andrea!). Surveillance would allow you to unclam somebody in every case (I think), and it looks like you've got the wallet for it!

Failing that, flirting is a pretty good deal. It dramatically increases the chance of the charm approach working with a person of the opposite sex, and you would still have a gang of points left after buying it. But I really need to say, I just bought it and feel like a bit of a tool, because it has yet to make my charm chances better than my toughs.

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