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Tz_BG
Tz_BG
Well-Connected

Sep-5-2006 08:35

For those, who have gotten all the smart skills and a set of charm (or tough) skills finished, suggestions on what to go for next? Should I try for faction skills or just start working on the other interview set? As a side note, I have gotten Hypnotism and Basic Interrigation already. I'm considering getting Underworld Connections but I'm not sure if I should go for something more immediately useful, like Lock Picking. Suggestions?

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Tz_BG
Tz_BG
Well-Connected

Sep-5-2006 11:05

I definitely meant Lock Picking.

And I wasn't just asking about particular faction skills (though Surveillance is one of the ones on my list). I was also asking what some of the more experience people out here think would be more useful: to finish off the tough skills (in my case since I already have the charming) or to pick up some of the faction skills. Either way, it will take a while to get all of them.

Arabella Parker
Arabella Parker
Well-Connected

Sep-5-2006 11:14

I would go for lock picking as the next thing. Running into locked doors is frustrating. With lock picking, you get to go in and answer one question, either alibi or motive, without actually asking that suspect. It saves you one question and can mean the difference between getting that suspect to finger someone else, or clamming up.

R Anstett
R Anstett

Sep-5-2006 12:28

I will add to the crowd here and say Lock Picking first, then Underworld Connections, then back to more Tough skills.

Survilance and safe cracking can wait if you are in an agency that already has detectives with them.

Pick pockets is the least useful skill, a definate last pick.

tollo
tollo
Old Shoe

Sep-5-2006 14:54

i´ve found Pick pocketing quite useful.
So i´d say Lock Picking, Surveillance, Underworld Connectiona and then Pick Pocketing.
Safe Cracking has been most useless to me.


Al Z
Al Z

Sep-5-2006 15:16

Safe Cracking is great if your agency is hunting for treasures, but otherwise its not useful for individual cases or villain hunts (At least as far as we know yet!)

I love the combination of lockpicking and hypnotism. Sometimes when I'm really lucky, I'll get all 10 or 11 suspects only asking a few questions to suspects. That really helps later on in the case trying to get witness evidence.


Rain13
Rain13

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BadAss
BadAss
Charioteer

Sep-5-2006 19:43

well, Rain, I posted a thread before on this subject but it got removed. This subject is still classified as "Top Secret" and we're all clueless here I fear...

Let's see what tomorrow will bring to us...

Tz_BG
Tz_BG
Well-Connected

Sep-5-2006 21:39

Thanks for the advice everyone.

tollo - You would work on just getting the faction skills or finish the tough set before getting the faction skills? As I originally mentioned, I have only Basic Interrogation at the moment.

Ranier Peperhaut
Ranier Peperhaut
Old Shoe

Sep-5-2006 23:05

Tz, I recently asked the same thing, and majority of responses were to get my Underworld Connections next. So, that's what I'm saving up for.

Though quite a few people said that mixing tough/charm was a good idea, I also received feedback that it was not necessary. To be honest, I have no charm skills and all my tough skills. I solve a quite a bit of AI cases without much problem. So I don't see an immediate need to mix the two.

I think my gear helps a lot though. I saved up to get some better gear from the factions which gave me an 18 in toughness. (now a 21 thanks to the Prince!)

I will probably stick with the faction skills first, and once I'm done with those I'll starting learning my charms.

Ranier Peperhaut
Ranier Peperhaut
Old Shoe

Sep-5-2006 23:07

unless, of course, some cool new skills develop from hunting arch villains!

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