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Alienmen3
Alienmen3

Dec-7-2016 05:32

Hello everyone!

I have 84 skill points (8 of them are unused) and I was wondering which skill should I get next.

Im tempted by getting Footprint analysis upgraded, As having all important evidence skill fully upgraded would really help me throught some cases where I end up with 3 footprints evidence. Problem, it will not necessarely be always useful in all my cases.

It either that or I could get research. It would cost the same amount of skill points as advanced footprint analysis and could be used in all future cases.

I could also get Flirting, which would boost all my future charming against the opposite sex.

Or I could get hypnosis, but then again, I should be getting that last

What do you guys think? Im a smart and charming detective.

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Cathy Rose
Cathy Rose
Lucky Stiff

Dec-7-2016 06:37

No idea why that got posted three times - I think due to refreshing the page I was on.

Anyway, you should definitely have Lock Picking on your list of skills to get in the future, I didn't mean to give you bad advice about it. You seem to be more focused on Smart rather than Charming skills, so you should focus on skills that play to your strengths - Hypnotism is tied to how charming you are. And Advanced Sweet Talking is definitely something to aim for in the future, although I can see how Flirting would help you unclam the Physical Evidence (male) townies.

Solve A Lot2
Solve A Lot2
Assistant Librarian

Dec-7-2016 15:29

Also, both Research and advanced footprint analysis cost the same number of skill points.
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Yes, but research is useful in every case.

Yeti Face
Yeti Face
Pinball Amateur

Dec-7-2016 17:40

Only for a single suspect though. Get a footprint and that extra analysis can help you with all of them.

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Dec-7-2016 21:55

Flirting is an undersold skill. And cheap to boot.


Alienmen3
Alienmen3

Dec-8-2016 05:25

I find lockpicking kinda useless for the amount of skill point it cost.

12 points to be able to get inside someone's house for a free question like only 2 to 3 times a cases. I find that skill to be of random use, but then again I never really used it

Fatima Blusch
Fatima Blusch
Assistant Postman

Dec-9-2016 02:49

The main strategic goal of anyone playing Sleuth is to use your questions and skills in such a way as to get the most answers out of a suspect or townie possible. In the hardest levels of cases you frequently have to solve your case by witness evidence so every extra answer you get out of your suspects is extremely valuable. In *the* hardest level of cases your suspects will not answer any questions without being either charmed or interrogated and (especially in the beginning when you probably don't have the best gear possible) you may not get any answers out of them.

In a nutshell, any tool you can use to get information from a suspect without having to use a question is not useless.

Alienmen3
Alienmen3

Dec-9-2016 03:17

Point taken Fatima.

In that case, hypnotism could be worth considering since it helps me get new suspects from others for free. Unless I am mistaken...

Alienmen3
Alienmen3

Dec-9-2016 03:38

Small question, how much stats adjustment do I need to be considered good?

I got 6 smart and 6 charming. What does that tell me?

Yeti Face
Yeti Face
Pinball Amateur

Dec-9-2016 03:56

If I recall correctly the townie/suspect will have a uncooperative value (such as 30, for example). When you say you want to use a skill to get a townie/suspect to talk to you again it'll take your tough or charm skill (which includes skills as well as equipment) and deduct it from the uncooperative value, then it'll create a "random" number between 1 and 100. If that number is greater than the uncooperative value, you'll get to ask more questions. You can see the figures for townies/suspects by using Judge of Character, which I absolutely do not recommend you pick up until you've got millions of exp.

Hope I'm not talking nonsense!

BadAss
BadAss
Charioteer

Dec-9-2016 04:06

Having 6 smart and 6 charming means you don't have a decisive bonus to coerce a witness with charm. Having +6 smart is not too bad but you'll still have to frequently deal with unidentified pieces of evidence.

If I'm not mistaken the highest bonus stats I've seen so far are +30 for either tough, smart or charm. And even then suspects can still clam up on you. At first you want to max out your tough or charm skills. But once you acquired both sets of interview skills AND judge of character, it would be wise to even out your bonus stats, like +15 tough and +15 charm for instance.

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