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Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Oct-12-2009 07:04

It would seem that when you get your contacts have less to do with how much experience you have and more with how many favours you manage to complete in succession. If you stay in the same city and solve every case and every favour you will get your contacts much quicker. Often two real life days at most.

Anyway, just reflecting. ;)

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Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Oct-16-2009 03:02

Wow. Was I just called a liar?

o_O

Adam Carter
Adam Carter
Big Winner

Oct-16-2009 06:26

I remember Ben once saying that it is a lot easier to get a second contact in a city if you have over 150k exp. Plus, its also probably worth pointing out that nothing works truly "randomly" in this game. There is always a formula somewhere. Its just a case of being in the right place at the right time.

Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Oct-16-2009 11:19

Well, my girlfriend just got both her contacts in Delhi in two days as well so I rest my case.

Joseph Zeo
Joseph Zeo
Tale Spinner

Oct-16-2009 17:35

Breit, if we go for the easier cases while contact hunting, it is possible to solve all the cases and gain a maximum number of favors per day. This would definitely increase the probability of getting a contact.

Adam, I did hear a rumor that some townies do gear toward and away from certain fractions. Once I tried to get a tailor (i forgot which city) as my contact and I was going at it for over a week. Then someone told me that it is because I was LCN-. I didn't really believe it, but began to increase my LCN standing to try it out anyway. In the end my agency didn't need the tailor and I went for the barber instead, so the 'experiment' never materialized. Anyone with similar story?

Jesse Hunter
Jesse Hunter
Nomad

Oct-16-2009 19:13

The Faction-Townie Connection has been rumored since at least 2006. I've not seen any evidence presented in the forums, but then I'm not sure if methodical and valid investigative techniques have ever been applied to finding out.

Charlie Cain
Charlie Cain
Thespian

Oct-17-2009 01:32

well i wish i could get my second contact in london. i've been trying since i first moved to london in 2006. off and on of course i have random playing spurts. i rarely get to finish all my cases a day in fact im lucky if i get to actually play 3 and a favor for the day. i know its all about the more you play the quicker you get your contacts. but man this is starting to be my "white whale". anyways i tried the easy cases all day to get my contact there but to no avail. i think london hates me. i dont know why ive only made the streets safer haha. well i got to rest will try again tomorrow.

Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Oct-17-2009 12:14

When I want to get a contact I usually take two days straight when I (to save time) solve only easy cases and the favours (incredibly hard). That gives me four favours a day for a total of eight. That normally gives me both contacts.

Sunniva
Sunniva
Nomad

Oct-17-2009 13:16

Okay, Okay. You were kissed by lady luck. I still have excruciating flashbacks of doggedly doing every last one of my cases for well over a week before getting a contact. Please, I'm getting bitter hearing about your good luck with contacts so frequently. But maybe that's just the DT's talking and the bitter taste is from the water someone made me drink.

luc pfeiffer
luc pfeiffer
Red-Nosed

Oct-18-2009 21:23

Oh i wouldn't worry about it too much. The detecting gods will catch up with him someday.... You're not alone in having to spend days or multiple trips to get a contact. For me, time getting it isn't as important as getting the right one. And if you get the first one you succeed at but it really isn't useful (more of a problem for charming people I admit), then you're stuck and you wish you could do the whole process all over again (Hint Hint Ben!!!). Good luck Sunniva and all the others! L

Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Oct-21-2009 02:13

I just now got my second contact on my first trip ever on the Sleuthetania. Just above two days this time, but that's only because I failed a favour on the first day and another on the second (because I was sitting at a café and couldn't concentrate xD ). Sheer persistence again pays off. Babble on about luck all you like. ;)

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