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Sir Butcher De Vei
Sir Butcher De Vei

Jun-13-2007 00:46

Well, this is an idea I have had for a while now. Basically, this would list your detective's accomplishments and/or failures (whether basic or advanced)in a dossier file which would be found on your detective page.

Certain labels would be....

Bookworm: Having able to get and read the 13 books in Sleuthville.
Phoenix: Unluckily getting detective retired, and reactivated.
Politician: After being able to gain top spot in every Faction.
Confidence Man: Getting a complete set of contacts in all Cities.
Lucky Loots: Successfully solving the last favor in a Treasure Hunt.
Silver Spoon: Bribed Shady a hundred times.
Ambidextrous: Acquired all the skills in the game.
Sleuth Express: Delivered 500 packages.
Tome Nazi: Reobtaind 500 books for the Library in London.
Tracker: Successfully completed a Villain Hunt.
Master Tracker: Successfully completed 10 Villain Hunts.
Expert Tracker: Successfully completed 50 Villain Hunts.
Gumshoe: When reaching 1,000,000 exp.
Battered Shoe: When reaching 10,000,000 exp.
Old Shoe: When reaching 50,000,000 exp.
Procrastinator: Being idle and not able to spend a total of 100 daily turns in a row.
Tale Weaver: Authors of Scripted and Featured Mysteries.
Co-conspirators: Editors and Moderators of Sleuth.
Vista Bonita: Winners of Beauty Contests.
Colorful Past: Winners of Biography contests.
Yakker: Getting 1,000 posts on the Message boards.
Insurance Salesman: By getting on the ignore list of 10 people.

Notice its not all positive, heck, I wouldnt want to get the Phoenix/Procrastinator or Insurance Salesman labels. The dossier file will give both new and old players alike goals to achieve regardless of exp level. Although we already have goals like these in our mind, the vanity inside some of us might want to have these accomplishments documented somewhere for other people to view or just for personal satisfaction, what better than a Dossier file to compile them all up. What do you guys think?


Sir Butcher De Vei
Sir Butcher De Vei

Jun-21-2007 19:54

*grins* Yep, 'dunce' was poorly conceived. My apologies, when Im playing Sleuth, Im usually doing other stuff as well (ie. chatting on yahoo, checking message boards of other games I play, etc.) The trick would be to disguise negative accomplishment in maybe humorous words. And I dont think one would actually aim and try to get a negative accomplishment, it would rather be a sort of consolation prize, like for example, you get yourself retired, you lose exp, money, all contacts and faction points, but if you decide to reactivate it, then you get that "Phoenix" citation on your dossier file. You get something positive out of that unfortunate situation. Same with having to pay Shady, you lose all those money paying him to clear your record, but if you get to pay him a total of ten times or more, you get the "Silver Spoon" citation as well, ditto with getting 1000 quit cases, getting ignored, etc...

The scoring thing is intriguing, but I wonder if we can think up enough negative accomplishment to balance with the positive ones.

Note: The names I picked out arent final, if this idea is deemed feasible, I of course will put more thought in the right kind of names to use, with the help of your suggestions. =)


Jul-19-2007 03:32

Did this idea go away? Has it been forgoten? Did anyone ask Ben about it? I still think it'd be a great addition and if it's to hard to work into Sleuth Noir what about adding it to Sleuth SOM?

Rod Eastman
Rod Eastman

Jul-19-2007 04:31

I think this is a nice idea, but I agree with some others here that some of the titles should be.. how should I put it.. less condescending? Like Gullible flock of Nostradamus for example. Someone who's got an interest in the supernatural might not consider themselves gullible. So, like already stated something along the lines of Nostradamite or so would be better in my opinion.

Also it would look much better if all the titles fit the time period and theme of the game. But that's already been said as well. Just wanted to say that I agree with this too.

As far as possible one- or two-word titles are best in my opinion. I come to think of the Fallout games (which I like a lot) when I read your idea, Butch. In them you get awarded titles depending on different accomplishments during the course of the game. They don't play a technical role in the game as far as I know, but they're still fun.


Jul-19-2007 17:40

can you have more than 1 title in your name, you know like silver spoon and sleuth express, can you have both at the same time?

Sir Butcher De Vei
Sir Butcher De Vei

Jul-19-2007 18:24

Maddie, in theory yep. Up to the detective to aim for whichever title/s he or she wants.

And Rod, Im glad that another Fallout geek (no offense -.-) recognized the inspiration behind this thought. This is based on the 'traits' your character can get in that game, and my favorite then and still is now was being deemed a 'Kama Sutra Master' =). Its fun in the way because it gives you goals to shoot for and keep the game more open ended.

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