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SeveredJoke
SeveredJoke
Posts: 171

4/3/2017
I'm new to the joys of the Sunless Seas but familiar with its recurrent theme of disappointments and a carpricious RNG from Fallen London.

I had a beautifully charmed and cursed run to pursue the dark delights of my sigelled crew. All the tests succeeded and I was rewarded with more tantalising glimpses of madness and horror from the Chapel of Lights to Frost Found only to lose it all in an embarrassingly avoidable death by life berg when the game read my frenzied button press on full speed ahead for a needless repair!

Now my new captain can't get a break on a 76% chance of success Pages test at the Chapel of Lights!

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Annabelle McAllister - Nemesis

Marlon JD - Bag a Legend

Suzi Bapsthwaite - Light Fingers

Delilah Moreo - Heart's Desire

Alexei Totkinder - Nemesis
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Marsha Glade
Marsha Glade
Posts: 73

4/3/2017
You hit R instead of F and the Lifeberg sunk you?
You do know that repairs can be cancelled and can only happen if the Hull is above 50%.


And you can probably ditch a Lifeberg by turning off your lights and getting away at top speed... unless it's already charging at you.
edited by stylesrj on 4/3/2017

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SeveredJoke
SeveredJoke
Posts: 171

4/4/2017
Marsha Glade wrote:
You hit R instead of F and the Lifeberg sunk you?
You do know that repairs can be cancelled and can only happen if the Hull is above 50%.


And you can probably ditch a Lifeberg by turning off your lights and getting away at top speed... unless it's already charging at you.
edited by stylesrj on 4/3/2017


The damned thing had me cornered. I'm playing on iPad so it was a proximity problem rather than a miss-key! Part of the problem was navigating in the dark got me stuck in an island's nook so there was little chance to swing round and speed out.

I have now managed to retrace my steps (and studiously avoid Mt Nomad) and have the dubious honour of progressing a most unsavoury story line.

I wish there was more warning about when decisions will result in more cargo though, I'm having to dump so much. Need a bigger boat!

A side note, are lifebergs plated seals? They have the same image.

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Annabelle McAllister - Nemesis

Marlon JD - Bag a Legend

Suzi Bapsthwaite - Light Fingers

Delilah Moreo - Heart's Desire

Alexei Totkinder - Nemesis
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BlabberingMat
BlabberingMat
Posts: 381

4/4/2017
A side note, are lifebergs plated seals? They have the same image.


Nope. Lifebergs are b___dy icebergs that are alive (hate them so much).
Plated seals are simply seals with plates all over their body or something
Although, the idea of you dragging a whole lifeberg to Bishop through all the coils of Labyrinth is certainly entertaining one
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SeveredJoke
SeveredJoke
Posts: 171

4/4/2017
BlabberingMat wrote:
A side note, are lifebergs plated seals? They have the same image.


Nope. Lifebergs are b___dy icebergs that are alive (hate them so much).
Plated seals are simply seals with plates all over their body or something
Although, the idea of you dragging a whole lifeberg to Bishop through all the coils of Labyrinth is certainly entertaining one
edited by BlabberingMat on 4/4/2017


They have the same image!

It is the sort of dumb thing my character would do with a wide eyed innocence and bloody minded determination.

"You wanted a beast. HERE'S YOUR BEAST!"

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Annabelle McAllister - Nemesis

Marlon JD - Bag a Legend

Suzi Bapsthwaite - Light Fingers

Delilah Moreo - Heart's Desire

Alexei Totkinder - Nemesis
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Marsha Glade
Marsha Glade
Posts: 73

4/4/2017
What if a Plated Seal was hiding inside a Lifeberg like a protective shell?
Now that would be a beast to bring back.

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Marsha Glade - A rather charming thief.
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SeveredJoke
SeveredJoke
Posts: 171

4/6/2017
Its taken a while but this game has really started to click. I felt genuinely nervous travelling back with no fuel, a handful of supplies and terror in the 90s only narrowly securing a 30% chance of averting mutiny on the outskirts of Fallen London.

Now if I can only find Irem and dump these annoying colonists!

I can't remember which little island gives you a free Soothe & Copper box. Any ideas or is it just a random chance at the Tomb Colonies?

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Annabelle McAllister - Nemesis

Marlon JD - Bag a Legend

Suzi Bapsthwaite - Light Fingers

Delilah Moreo - Heart's Desire

Alexei Totkinder - Nemesis
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lady ciel
lady ciel
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4/6/2017
You can buy a S&C Box at the Shepherd Isles for a Hunting Trophy (when your days reach 50, which is when all those little exchange storylets appear). If you are lucky you can also get them exploring the Writhing Gullet in Nook.

As for Irem it always in the top right segment of the map.
edited by reveurciel on 4/6/2017

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SeveredJoke
SeveredJoke
Posts: 171

4/6/2017
Excellent. Thank you. Once I'm rid of them I can go back to shifting stone to get some money in.

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Annabelle McAllister - Nemesis

Marlon JD - Bag a Legend

Suzi Bapsthwaite - Light Fingers

Delilah Moreo - Heart's Desire

Alexei Totkinder - Nemesis
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SeveredJoke
SeveredJoke
Posts: 171

4/11/2017
I was doing so well but a swarm of blue prophets ended my superb run. I made a tactical error in locking myself out of Khan's Heart and having to fetch quest my way into getting clemency from Khan's Glory. I also may have gotten myself into a bargain with Mr Sacks I couldn't fulfil. I couldn't deliver to poor Pignote Island which would have been the easier route.

Poor Captain Esmerelda. So much progress with my officers too all now lost to the zee.

Her sion awaits!

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Annabelle McAllister - Nemesis

Marlon JD - Bag a Legend

Suzi Bapsthwaite - Light Fingers

Delilah Moreo - Heart's Desire

Alexei Totkinder - Nemesis
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