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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-22-2009 01:45

Well I'm sorry you feel that way. The point wasn't to make anyone jealous. It was to present a theory that the speed in which you aquire your contacts wasn't experience based like has been speculated before. It started with myself testing out the idea that perhaps you got a contact at about 60 k xp (some have said that "the first contact seem to come at around 50 k") then a second at about 120 k (see Ben's statement about it being easier to get your second contact after 150 k). So basically I racked up the experience I needed to (if my theory was correct) go to a city and solve all my cases and favours (I solved easy ones for my cases in part to make sure I didn't fail any of them and missed a favour and in part to save time from such a boring, repetitive action, and it is quite hard to fail an incredibly hard case if you just concentrate and are economic with your questions). So I did and my contacts popped up like flowers in spring time. I thought "great, it worked" until I noticed my girlfriend following suit (easy x 3 + incredibly hard favour) even though she had less than half the xp I had and *still* got her contacts rapidly. So there. It's still just a theory although I'd add that for every city I visit and just rake in my contacts the probability that it's true increases. I should add that you need to succeed at *all* your cases and favours in a day (totaling four favours) to make it in two real life days. If you fail a favour or two it might take just a little bit longer. But unless you fail *alot* you should have them in three days. This is of course all from my own experience, and I think that those of you who have happened to take longer time are exceptions.

Anais Nin
Anais Nin
Thespian

Oct-22-2009 06:18

I usually am an exception. *sigh*

And I was totally joking there, Zero.

It is quite amazing what you have done, and I would agree that having high xp going in helps. I know I didn't the first times I went anywhere but Cairo, but, I barely spent a day in Cairo, so I haven't gotten any contacts. I'll have to see if it works for me there!

Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Oct-22-2009 06:31

I noticed that you were joking, but wasn't sure to what extent. Good luck in Cairo, and I'm interested to hear any provings or clear disprovings of my theory.

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Oct-22-2009 18:15

hmmm. Ok so all this speculatin' on the speed at which you can gain a contact is indubitably fascinatin'. Many of us, looking back, would be a bit more cautious as we gained our contacts. Consider, if you like, that if you are male detective archetype that you might actually want male contacts, coz you don't have *flirting* as a 'kicker' stat during interviewing. Probably doesn't matter so much on normal townies, but PE contacts, yes it might.

Less haste more speed eh.

Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Oct-23-2009 06:26

Of course. There are many reasons why the speed it's possible to gain contacts at can be considered irrelevant. I was just saying.

And I assume you meant a male detective would want male contacts because he *had* flirting (not "don't have") as a kicker stat, since that wouldn't help with the male townies anyway, yes?

Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Oct-23-2009 09:01

Oh wait. I get what you're saying now, Squirrel. Never mind. :)

Heimlich VonVictor
Heimlich VonVictor
Vigilante

Oct-25-2009 13:31

Ency I totally get what you're saying and I think I've found the sure solution to gaining a contact quickly.

If you listen to this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycbgHM1mI0k

Swing you body to the music, and snap you fingers to the beat just as you accuse your suspect on a favor case, you'll almost definitely gain that person as a contact!

Enjoy! :D

Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Oct-26-2009 03:33

This works too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpgwGqu4fq4

Swampmoose
Swampmoose
Tireless Tiger

Oct-26-2009 20:29

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dYpnd_9TFs

-Smashmoose

LauraVo
LauraVo
Battered Shoe

Oct-27-2009 15:46

Ok, since we became ridiculous and this made all the hate inside me leach out over this thread:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uezJfTG9ELI

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