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18 min ago
Topic:
Weekly Questions, Beginning 24/04/2017

Rostygold
Rostygold
Posts: 83
suinicide wrote:
Spacemarine9, who went north and ended up working for failbetter.

Oh, come on... Why did you have to shorten his handle name? I had been confused! upset
Also, he made his vessel from rats, didn't he?
edited by Rostygold on 4/26/2017
25 min ago
Topic:
Weekly Questions, Beginning 24/04/2017

suinicide
suinicide
Posts: 1789
Rostygold wrote:
genesis wrote:
Space confirmed.

Now, I will admit here that inane and bizarre things amuse me (one of the reasons why I got hooked on Fallen London in the first place, by the way). Can you tell what this means? I ran a search, and I got crazy s**t like dubious things on (allegedly) Copernicus' works, Einstein's less well-known theories and even Newton's obscure research hobbies.


:P. Spacemarine9, who went north and ended up working for failbetter.
44 min ago
Topic:
Weekly Questions, Beginning 24/04/2017

Rostygold
Rostygold
Posts: 83
genesis wrote:
Space confirmed.

Now, I will admit here that inane and bizarre things amuse me (one of the reasons why I got hooked on Fallen London in the first place, by the way). Can you tell what this means? I ran a search, and I got crazy s**t like dubious things on (allegedly) Copernicus' works, Einstein's less well-known theories and even Newton's obscure research hobbies.
1 hours ago
Topic:
Weekly Questions, Beginning 24/04/2017

Rostygold
Rostygold
Posts: 83
Kaijyuu wrote:
Gah, makes me hate that palace cellars card all the more. And confirms my suspicions that the old non-favors conflict cards have a higher than standard frequency.

Yeah, they come up a tad too often.
But right now, I am going to use the remaining Church-involved conflict cards to grind up Connected: Great Game and Connected: Hell while I can, balancing it against Connection: Church.
I wish there was still something for the Constables though. Now I have to do the sell-Casing grind instead in preparation for the revamp. *Ugh*.
P.S. I said much earlier in the day that I was returning to Heists. I decided not to after revisiting the thread on Heists not resetting Casing. Apparently that wasn't a permanent change.
edited by Rostygold on 4/26/2017
edited by Rostygold on 4/26/2017
1 hours ago
Topic:
Any Idea on How Opportunity Cards Are Drawn?

genesis
genesis
Posts: 686
The problem with that supposition is that from what I gather from FBG via support those cards *are* in fact listed as Infrequent in their database. So the labels are correct. Whatever is going wrong it seems to be with the dealing mechanism as it applies to location specific cards.
1 hours ago
Topic:
Any Idea on How Opportunity Cards Are Drawn?

Kaijyuu
Kaijyuu
Posts: 342
It seems probable to me that the card's actual frequency and the frequency it displays are not 100% in agreement for every card.

Maybe they could get an intern to take a few hours to look over every card and ensure it's displayed and actual frequencies match up.
1 hours ago
Topic:
Weekly Questions, Beginning 24/04/2017

Kaijyuu
Kaijyuu
Posts: 342
dov wrote:
A while back, someone did an extensive investigation of card frequencies over at reddit.

Gah, makes me hate that palace cellars card all the more. And confirms my suspicions that the old non-favors conflict cards have a higher than standard frequency.
1 hours ago
Topic:
A Glitch or an Enigma?

suinicide
suinicide
Posts: 1789
Saklad wrote:
Optimatum wrote:
Like everything else with Enigma, it's an easter egg. None of the options that might break or teleport characters actually do so. (My guess is that there is a real “Toolkit” storylet somewhere that's dev-only, and this is a clone of it with any notable effects disabled.)

Good. In that case, should I delete this post for mentioning Enigma?


  • No need, we'll be deleting your character soon for mentioning it. (I think you're fine)
    2 hours ago
    Topic:
    Weekly Questions, Beginning 24/04/2017

    Pumpkinhead
    Pumpkinhead
    Posts: 331
    Waterpls wrote:
    What is the next seasonal event and how to prepare for it?

    You got eaten by the other discussion going on, so hopefully you still see this! Odds are the next seasonal event will be the election. The only thing I can think of to prepare is Notability.
    2 hours ago
    Topic:
    A Glitch or an Enigma?

     Saklad
    Saklad
    Posts: 293
    Optimatum wrote:
    Like everything else with Enigma, it's an easter egg. None of the options that might break or teleport characters actually do so. (My guess is that there is a real “Toolkit” storylet somewhere that's dev-only, and this is a clone of it with any notable effects disabled.)

    Good. In that case, should I delete this post for mentioning Enigma?
  • 3 hours ago
    Topic:
    Weekly Questions, Beginning 24/04/2017

    genesis
    genesis
    Posts: 686
    suinicide wrote:
    Do we have confirmation on the other cards? Or was this maybe the only one affected?
    edited by suinicide on 4/25/2017



    Space confirmed. The change affects the cards that give favours. So currently the one in Ladybones Road should still come up as none of its factions have been converted to the Favour system. But once that happens it should also be locked, in principle.
    3 hours ago
    Topic:
    Weekly Questions, Beginning 24/04/2017

    dov
    dov
    Posts: 1442
    Skinnyman wrote:
    Frequency is not static, I agree, but I just thought there's something that I'm missing.

    A while back, someone did an extensive investigation of card frequencies over at reddit.

    Obviously not all cards can be tested (since some depend on specific qualities and some are mutually exclusive, etc.). But the results show that at least some cards have a different frequency in practice than what the card advertises.
    3 hours ago
    Topic:
    Weekly Questions, Beginning 24/04/2017

    dov
    dov
    Posts: 1442
    Rostygold wrote:
    dov wrote:
    (and actually, I wouldn't say the joke was about someone being stupid, but rather being ingenious (in a totally ridiculous way), and taking that situation to extremes for the sake of humour...)

    I understand that angle too! I do know the "warming children in winter with overheating CPU" joke.
    But really, that joke is about a major product bug that is generally disadvantageous in most circumstances being solved, to the annoyance of some customers who are somehow having circumstances such that the bug is useful (no matter how stupid it is when there are other alternatives).
    This is not the case here. The bug that was fixed was actually hella profitable to exploit for people who knew about and the conditions to trigger it, and the other alternatives to achieve the same thing just suck in comparison.



    I agree (and have agreed) with all your points here.

    As I wrote - I wasn't trying to draw a parallel between the (fictional and ridiculous) scenario in the joke and Fallen London. I merely added a joke, because I felt it was (1) funny and (2) semi-related to topics being discussed (i.e. thematically fitting).
    3 hours ago
    Topic:
    Weekly Questions, Beginning 24/04/2017

    Rostygold
    Rostygold
    Posts: 83
    Skinnyman wrote:
    And I wouldn't say that about the last part, but that depends on the subjectivity of "efficient".

    Oh believe me. I have spent a lot of effort looking for ways to have multiple characters pool or share their wealth. There is no efficient and reliable way to do this.
    P.S. In hindsight, I really shouldn't have told you the name of any of my characters, even in a private message.
    edited by Rostygold on 4/26/2017
    3 hours ago
    Topic:
    Weekly Questions, Beginning 24/04/2017

    Rostygold
    Rostygold
    Posts: 83
    dov wrote:
    (and actually, I wouldn't say the joke was about someone being stupid, but rather being ingenious (in a totally ridiculous way), and taking that situation to extremes for the sake of humour...)

    I understand that angle too! I do know the "warming children in winter with overheating CPU" joke.
    But really, that joke is about a major product bug that is generally disadvantageous in most circumstances being solved, to the annoyance of some customers who are somehow having circumstances such that the bug is useful (no matter how stupid it is when there are other alternatives).
    This is not the case here. The bug that was fixed was actually hella profitable to exploit for people who knew about it and the conditions to trigger it, and the other alternatives to achieve the same thing just suck in comparison.
    How do you think some people managed to farm their Renown: Urchins to rank 40 in under a month without resorting to Fate?
    edited by Rostygold on 4/26/2017
    3 hours ago
    Topic:
    Weekly Questions, Beginning 24/04/2017

    Skinnyman
    Skinnyman
    Posts: 842
    Rostygold wrote:
    Skinnyman wrote:
    How was A Tavern dust-up (80%) better than having the standard frequency pet card? Only for the wines or am I missing something? And how was it better than Flit card?

    Ah... You know, I could tell you something about what I have observed about the so-called "frequency" system of the cards - something that I had used so that I drew "A tavern dust-up" far more often than I do the card for that bird or the Dockers' faction card - or even the Mayor's card for that matter.

    Frequency is not static, I agree, but I just thought there's something that I'm missing. I really enjoy the little white bird to much as I didn't even switch it to increase Renown faster.

    Rostygold wrote:
    Skinnyman wrote:
    We understand that you have few alts and are probably rushing to get a Cider, but seriously?

    I wasn't using the various characters to get the Cider; they can't pool their wealth together efficiently. (I don't think that you know this.)
    Seriously, I am using them to test the heck out of things.
    edited by Rostygold on 4/26/2017

    Miss wrote there, but my point is that you have your main, which you are rushing to the Cider and alts that do not rush there. My bad, sorry! And I wouldn't say that about the last part, but that depends on the subjectivity of "efficient".
    edited by Skinnyman on 4/26/2017
    4 hours ago
    Topic:
    Weekly Questions, Beginning 24/04/2017

    dov
    dov
    Posts: 1442
    Rostygold wrote:
    dov wrote:
    Every bug is a feature someone is using...

    That's a silly/funny joke, dov, but that joke is about someone being rather stupid about a glitch with a product - I was not being stupid about a glitch. wink

    Just trying to add something funny semi-related to the discussion.
    Not trying to compare the ridiculous premise of the xkcd joke to what you specifically said.

    (and actually, I wouldn't say the joke was about someone being stupid, but rather being ingenious (in a totally ridiculous way), and taking that situation to extremes for the sake of humour...)
    4 hours ago
    Topic:
    Weekly Questions, Beginning 24/04/2017

    Rostygold
    Rostygold
    Posts: 83
    Skinnyman wrote:
    How was A Tavern dust-up (80%) better than having the standard frequency pet card? Only for the wines or am I missing something? And how was it better than Flit card?

    Ah... You know, I could tell you something about what I have observed about the so-called "frequency" system of the cards - something that I had used so that I drew "A tavern dust-up" far more often than I do the card for that bird or the Dockers' faction card - or even the Mayor's card for that matter.
    But really, someone else can explain it. Kaijyuu knows - ask him/her.
    (And besides, I have already mentioned a thing or two when I complained about there being few sources of Tomb-Colonies Favours.)
    Skinnyman wrote:
    And if you don't like quick schemes being fixed you said it yourself: there are other games as well.

    I am playing other games. smile
    Also, this is not the only quick scheme that I know. wink
    Skinnyman wrote:
    We understand that you have few alts and are probably rushing to get a Cider, but seriously?

    I wasn't using the various characters to get the Cider; they can't pool their wealth together efficiently. (I don't think that you know this.)
    Seriously, I am using them to test the heck out of things.
    edited by Rostygold on 4/26/2017
    4 hours ago
    Topic:
    Weekly Questions, Beginning 24/04/2017

    Rostygold
    Rostygold
    Posts: 83
    dov wrote:
    Every bug is a feature someone is using...

    That's a silly/funny joke, dov, but that joke is about someone being rather stupid about a glitch with a product - I was not being stupid about a glitch. wink
    4 hours ago
    Topic:
    Weekly Questions, Beginning 24/04/2017

    Waterpls
    Waterpls
    Posts: 31
    What is the next seasonal event and how to prepare for it?




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