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Brasco De Gama
Brasco De Gama
Old Shoe

Jan-8-2008 17:29

I've noticed how I have picked up certain superstitions when playing Sleuth that help me decide who I'm going to question and who I suspect. Some I'm trying to stop doing. I didn't like going straight back to a suspect who I've used lock picking on because they might realise I broke in (OK... I thought this when I first started playing it because they always seemed to clam). Others are things like positions the suspect appears on the sleuth helper (very top or very bottom seem guilt more often than they should be :/ ).

I was just wondering if anyone else has other susperstitions when they play, like a first name they always suspect or an avatar that always seem to be the killer?

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LauraVo
LauraVo
Battered Shoe

Jan-8-2008 17:41

I've decided that crunchpatty and Secret Squirrel are rarely guilty when their avatars pop up but they are often suspects in murder cases on villain hunts.

I also find it helpful to check the evidence on those suspects that hints have been given on as I find they are often the guilty party if they have fake alibis.

Treschaude
Treschaude
Washed Up Punter

Jan-8-2008 18:18

I find that surveillance works better for me if I get them to clam up on me again right before I try it. It's probably just my imagination, but I still do it every time anyway.

The 2 suspects on the very top or bottom of the list also seem to have the good WE evidence and are who I go to first. I don't use any of the sleuth helpers so I don't know if those programs change the order from what you see on the sleuth screen.

Jojo
Jojo
Old Shoe

Jan-8-2008 19:29

This is half superstition, half truth.

Ben hates me. Always has. Always will.

Patric Flannagan
Patric Flannagan

Jan-8-2008 22:43

My superstitions are related to the game being sentient and actually learning as i play so it can stop me from solving a case.

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Jan-9-2008 09:15

When on a TH, if I need a favor for the Barber, I will go to him constantly while working toward the next favor and ask if he needs on even though I know that I still have more to do to get a favor. I will do this during cases, after cases, before cases, anytime I go to see him. This is all in the hopes that he will eventually get tired of me asking and finally say. ok do the favor then leave me alone!

shell marple
shell marple
Con Artist

Jan-9-2008 11:13

I find when I get Bens avatar he is the guilty party 90% of the time. ; )
So I usually check him out first.

Also I think that my client is guilty more often on the third case after a favor.

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Jan-9-2008 14:07

Lefties and clients are my two most likely guilty people. When I come across a left-handed note, it's usually the one I look at first, and more often than not, that's the one. And when I'm at the end of my evidence-checking and still haven't nailed anybody down yet and need to go to W/E, if the client's still a viable suspect, he/she's at the top of the list. More often than not, I'm right.

The Music Teacher also seems to hate everyone in my Agency. When I happen to find a favor from her, I usually handcuff her to the Agency's basement wall til we need her. We think when a hunt comes up, she goes off on a romatic assignation to Delhi with the Fortune Teller. ;-)

Sinus Felina
Sinus Felina

Jan-9-2008 15:02

I'm stalked by this Henry Newsom person. He shows up in about half of my cases (at least it feels like it). What do he want from me? I can't remember if he ever has been the killer, he just lurch around and always have a good excuse.

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Jan-9-2008 15:10

lol I have heaps.

If my avatar is the client I am invariably guilty.
If I have the Tailor as my contact and I get three threads and one note, it'll be the note that I want.
If I get four notes and one is left handed, I always go (like Breit) to the left handed person first.
If I have to choose a Suspect to ask Witness Evidence about, I always choose who is highest on the list first. And then if available the bottom person on the list, then go back to who is next highest... *twitches*
I used to go males then females, but I went off that last year.

That's a good start, magic troll dolls, finger crossing, and mystic chanting aside.

Abraham
Abraham

Jan-9-2008 15:45

I use my own privately developed "automated sleuth helper", and in contradction to what are experienced when you sleuth the normal way, all the new suspects are put in the bottom of the list, in the order they are revealed. Then, when a case need more suspects (ie. the last suspect), the one most likely to tell me who that last suspect are, is the second last revealed suspect. I guess there are some statistically reason for why, but my experience are that more than half the times, this second last will know the last suspect (if his motive question is not already used of course...)

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