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Ellsworth Toohey
Ellsworth Toohey
Well-Connected

Dec-4-2006 18:03

There are so many Wings and Wongs that whenever I Wing, I get the Wong number!

Seriously. I'll have a Zi and Zhi and a Xi.... and Huang and Wang... Shou and Chou and now I've somehow got Huan Yue Dunning and Huan Yue Liu. Exact same first AND middle name!

My favorite though was Ma-Ku Chi. :-)

Seriously.... whoever came up with the names in Shanghai was a SADIST.

Anyone out there ever mis-accused in Shanghai because of mistaking a name ? I haven't yet, but I know I have to be always on my guard!

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Tz_BG
Tz_BG
Well-Connected

Dec-5-2006 16:07

Crunch - I have had one or two cases where the first name of suspects matched outside of Shanghai. I had two Brittany's or something like that. Unfortunately, I've cleaned out most of my old case files so can't come up with the exact name. When I first started playing, I wrote down first and last name because I was worried about this situation. After a while, I noticed it didn't happen so only started recording first names. It was a shock to find a case where the first names matched.

AraLives
AraLives
Battered Shoe

Dec-5-2006 17:07

Sounds like it's just a randomization issue. So it's very, very rare, but it happens. *pours Crunch a big ol' glass of wine*

Hawkeye Harris
Hawkeye Harris
Battered Shoe

Dec-5-2006 20:05

Well, I'll have to admit that I also had a duplicate first name recently, seems like it was Huan Yue (he's a nasty bugger, isn't he?)- it was a bit of a shock, and I noticed it before any problems arose, but yes it does happen...
*waiting for Ara to pour Hawk a big ol' glass of wine*

Ranier Peperhaut
Ranier Peperhaut
Old Shoe

Dec-5-2006 22:54

I have had it happen once or twice, but not often.

reda
reda
Well-Connected

Dec-6-2006 02:17

I had a case in Delhi with two suspects both had the same first and last name. Only the pic was different. Lucky for me I noticed it in time. I thought this was not suppose to happen so I posted a bug report, but never heard anything from Ben about it.
So it could happen!

Lola Palooza
Lola Palooza

Dec-7-2006 07:28

I have come across two Huan Yues once as well and reported it as a bug, but it seems that it is still happening.

Artemis Hunt
Artemis Hunt

Dec-9-2006 16:00

In Shanghai, I started using the "Doctor Watson" utility, http://www.angus.demon.co.uk/sleuth/watson.htm#. I am meticulous about cutting and pasting the exact spelling of suspects' names, and keeping them in the order they appear on the map.

BTW, a good reminder ALWAYS to pay Shady after 2 false accusations.

yoyofoshow
yoyofoshow
Old Shoe

Jan-13-2007 05:05

Look I have the whole family! :D
Na Miao (Cousin)
Tien-Mu Miao (Cousin) New
Neville Miao (Cousin)
Shin-Mu Miao (Cousin) New
Shen Nung Miao (Uncle) Client
Shou-Hsing Miao (Brother) New

cfm
cfm
Nomad

Jan-13-2007 09:08

*rocks in her chair petting the little kitty in her lap*

When I first came to town, *looks off in the distance briefly lost in a memory or two*a little over two years ago....Ben made arrangements so that exact duplicate names wouldn't happen.

*grunts softly, a sour curl over her lips* But Shanghai is dreadful. All those two first named people. Those should count as duplicates if you ask me. Rotten city.

*waves absently to bookshelves lined neatly with cardboard boxes* The memo is over there somewhere. I'm really not up to digging for it though.

I wonder if maybe something got lost in the recent expansion or something?

MonicaATeems
MonicaATeems

Jan-14-2007 08:22

B&D has offices in Dehli and Shanghi and I have experienced the same name many times. I just never thought much of it. I keep my suspects by their initials and always double check before accusing. Just thought it was part of being a meticulous detective (ok, so I'm a virgo and *maybe* a little anal) and that was the Sleuth Gods way of keeping me on my toes!

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