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Anvil
Anvil
Posts: 21

12/5/2017
turbosnowy wrote:
Anyway it's yours if you want it, just get in touch asking for a tiny bowl shark and I'll know it's you.


An inviting to Caligula's for coffee has not been postponed.
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Aniline
Aniline
Posts: 136

12/7/2017
Dudebro Pyro wrote:
Aniline wrote:
Deadness is the easiest to get out of. The deck contains a lot of effective menace-reducing red-bordered cards, so you first play chess with the skeleton, then use the red cards while at 0 actions.

That's not really sustainable, as you'll quickly end being saddled with 2CP Nightmares even on a win - plus, the net Wounds loss will likely be 0 or even negative (since you lose 2CP on a success but gain 3CP per failure - so you'd need Watchful >300 to even have positive average wound loss).

Dice with the boatman averages out to -0.5CP wounds per action and doesn't have any other negative side-effects, so if you plan on being dead a lot, in the long term it's the optimal strategy for becoming not dead.
edited by Dudebro Pyro on 11/25/2017

Late to reply, but still:
The skeleton plays to lose at first, long enough that a casual seeker character who's never ground a stat in their life can die 7 times and get out with chess + red cards.

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Astfgl
Astfgl
Posts: 6

12/7/2017
Hi! My character, Astfgl66, has reached the end of her terrible ambition. In her foolishness, she chose to grieve.

I would very much like to hear from others who have finished the Search and chose differently and would be happy to share my findings with others as well.

My profile is in my signature if you'd like to check.
Take care.

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Rostygold
Rostygold
Posts: 267

12/8/2017
Astfgl wrote:
Hi! My character, Astfgl66, has reached the end of her terrible ambition. In her foolishness, she chose to grieve.

I would very much like to hear from others who have finished the Search and chose differently and would be happy to share my findings with others as well.

My profile is in my signature if you'd like to check.
Take care.

Just one question (and if you wish to answer it through a PM, please do so):
If your character knocked, is the result much like the one in Sunless Sea?
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Astfgl
Astfgl
Posts: 6

12/8/2017
I have not completed that part of sunless sea, so I can't answer that question.
Sorry.

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Rostygold
Rostygold
Posts: 267

12/8/2017
Astfgl wrote:
I have not completed that part of sunless sea, so I can't answer that question.
Sorry.

Would you like to know what happens in Sunless Sea's version?
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incerteza
incerteza
Posts: 95

12/10/2017
Upd: done.

Hello,
I went North and chose to grieve. I'll be grateful if anyone PMs the other endings.
(Also, I'm really curious what is said if you turn back.)

My profile: http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/incerteza

Thank you.
edited by incerteza on 12/19/2017
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Dudebro Pyro
Dudebro Pyro
Posts: 589

12/10/2017
You know, I've had seeking on the back of my mind for a long, long while now. Nothing about my character really tends to self-destruction, though, not do I have any particular reason to do it out of character; however, I really like Mr. Eaten, and wish to help him, hence the steps I have made so far on this journey (still very small ones so far, but steps nevertheless). Seeking basically makes your character a servant and agent of Eaten, which sounds great because poor guy could sure use some trustworthy agents. And the ultimate goal of Seeking is to go North - to what effect I do not know, but since it's the goal towards which Eaten guides all his followers, presumably it benefits him in some way.

All of this I have pieced together mostly from other people's discussions and a general knowledge of what Seeking entails, more or less. I haven't actually played through nearly enough content to piece together lore from my own experience, meaning this rather vague summary is the limit of my understanding of the in-depth lore involved. So here's my slightly peculiar question: from an in-universe lore perspective, how much does it benefit Mr. Eaten when a player goes through the entire Seeking only to turn back? Is it like a spit in the face, a betrayal? Or perhaps a disappointment, mostly worthless? Or is it still worthwhile and helpful, if obviously not ideal?

Mostly asking because I do wish to get my character more involved, but I have no plans on permanently destroying them, and I've just realised that Eaten might not necessarily appreciate that.
edited by Dudebro Pyro on 12/10/2017

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incerteza
incerteza
Posts: 95

12/11/2017
Dudebro Pyro wrote:
So here's my slightly peculiar question: from an in-universe lore perspective, how much does it benefit Mr. Eaten when a player goes through the entire Seeking only to turn back? Is it like a spit in the face, a betrayal? Or perhaps a disappointment, mostly worthless? Or is it still worthwhile and helpful, if obviously not ideal?

Mostly asking because I do wish to get my character more involved, but I have no plans on permanently destroying them, and I've just realised that Eaten might not necessarily appreciate that.
edited by Dudebro Pyro on 12/10/2017


I don't recall anything that helps Mr Eaten along the road. (I don't know about turning back, I don't think he'd care, but it's just a guess),

But you can always help* others go North, if you want to. The starveling cats are very helpful (I've spent a week grinding for it before someone lent me one). Mr Eaten Calling Cards can also be lent, but they are very expensive. Playing chess with those who blackened their mind (http://community.failbettergames.com/topic22415-depapering-the-mind-watchful-healing-for-seekers.aspx) also helps, at some point they'll need Watchful 200.

*in a loose sense of "help"
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Optimatum
Optimatum
Posts: 3256

12/11/2017
Lore-wise, Seeking but turning back does not benefit Mr Eaten, but nor does it harm him. I doubt he really cares, though I also doubt he really cares about much else these days.

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Dudebro Pyro
Dudebro Pyro
Posts: 589

12/11/2017
Both responses wrote:
Seeking but turning back does not benefit Mr Eaten

Welp, time to rev up those alts then.

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Spare Starveling Kitties always welcome. I collect them.
For that matter, send me your unwanted cat boxes too.
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earthbourn
earthbourn
Posts: 122

12/13/2017
As I consider ToL use this season, I'm looking ahead to SMEN and the possibility of having to replace my lodgings afterward. I plan to turn back, so I want to minimize damage and expense. (Not really in the spirit of Seeking, I know, but I've already gone North on my old character.) I'm interested in the Fate option to obtain St. Beau--can someone give me a hint on what the "precious possibilities" I'd be giving up might be? Would it be better or worse than having to wait until next year to get my lodgings back?

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suinicide
suinicide
Posts: 2403

12/13/2017
You're giving up fate/real world money that could have been used to buy other (nice) things.

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earthbourn
earthbourn
Posts: 122

12/13/2017
Ah, I see. I guess I was overthinking it. Thanks!

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The Mechanist, L. - Found what she was looking for. Gone now.
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Tyrconnell
Tyrconnell
Posts: 191

12/20/2017
At long last, one year and one day after ZirconSea ventured down to London, he has departed.

I chose to grieve, and would be very interested in seeing what the other endings look like.

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laskaris
laskaris
Posts: 58

12/21/2017
I kind of wonder if there's ever been a census done of the Seekers who went NORTH to see which ending has been most picked so far.
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Optimatum
Optimatum
Posts: 3256

12/21/2017
Probably 'Who is Salt?' since it's both more distinct and mysterious story-wise and more prestigious mechanically.

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Optimatum, a ruthless and merciful gentleman. No plant battles, Affluent Photographer requests, or healing offers; all other social actions welcome.

Want a sip of Hesperidean Cider? Send me a request in-game. Here's an_ocelot's guide how.

PM me for information enigmatic or Fated. Though the forum please, not FL itself.
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Amalgamate
Amalgamate
Posts: 316

12/22/2017
Really? I would guess that one is the least picked. Both because it takes more work, AND because unless you've played Sunless Sea, there's really no reason to care about who Salt is. Grieve and Hate both seem more in line with what a player might actually think about learning when doing SMEN - what is forgotten and what is due...

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Social invitations of all kinds welcome, especially games of chess, deadly sparring, and plant battles! Let me know if you need help with nightmares; I'm always happy for any social actions which increase my nightmares.
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Tystefy
Tystefy
Posts: 383

12/22/2017
*snip*

I retract my question.
edited by Tystefy on 12/23/2017

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ExceptionallyDelicious
ExceptionallyDelicious
Posts: 186

12/22/2017
Doubt it. The other sacrifices SMEN requires to get to that point aren't really comparable to actually sacrificing and rendering your character completely unplayable. Just make a seeker alt if you don't plan on going all the way on your main.

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