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3 min ago
Topic:
The Case of the Fidgeting Writer

Tsar Koschei
Tsar Koschei
Posts: 416
Starting with 400 tales of terror is rather a lot, I'm not sure what use anyone has for 10 coruscating souls, but I'd recommend something in the 50-100 range as a starting point, myself. Personally I went for two completions recently (one soul to get a breath of the void from Moulin, another to hang onto) and it took me something along those lines. If you get lucky with your rolls, you can always go for more prizes or leave your parts in reserve.
34 min ago
Topic:
The Case of the Fidgeting Writer

Judaspriester
Judaspriester
Posts: 178
I would also reccomend doing it in smaller batches like 10-20. There is still the risk that those aren't big enough to get trough, but at least you don't need to burn that much actions at once.

Besides that, I think its interesting getting it done once for the story, but since I have finished this once, I have no plans to do this madness again. Got already trolled enough by RNG today by failing a 80% chance 3 times in a row.
39 min ago
Topic:
Investigating...38 from Helicon. Want Echoes. How?

Judaspriester
Judaspriester
Posts: 178
Douglas Goldstein wrote:
El Mar wrote:
As of now, Investigating... seems to be have a rational cap at something between 5 to 8 to be cashed in (and reset) for 5.40 Echos in The Flit (The Heights of Chicanery).


3 Actions (Train from Ealing to The Flit and Back, plus the action) for 5.4 is *1.8 EPA*. If I'm back to do messages or to check the dream-cards, this might be a way to prop up the value of such return trips. Otherwise, it's a cheap diversion.


Err.. your calculation is incorrect here. For the travel back to london you get a Rumor of the upper River therefore its 2.5E + 5.4E = 7.9E, which results in 2.63EpA.
That still isn't the big deal, compared to other grinds, but at least above traveling around with the train.
1 hours ago
Topic:
Design Choice: Thrusters and Full Steam

Masseurse
Masseurse
Posts: 9
F is the scout button. Holding it fr longer doesn't seem to do anything. The list of controls doesn't mention such a thing either. Halp?
1 hours ago
Topic:
Favorite NPC?

the old man
the old man
Posts: 409
The Dreadful Intriguer wrote:

I agree so far. Light Fingers is quite the adventure. For whatever reason, I rushed through the beginning, not paying attention to the story but now that I'm in the thick of it, I want to read back again. Dr. Vaughan is my favorite out of the group.


exactly! I'm so sad that I rushed through now because I only really remember from the orphanage onwards (my favourite is hephystia because [spoiler] come on driving a spear through the parabolan sun on the back of a tiger is badass [/spoiler]
edited by the old man on 3/1/2021
edited by the old man on 3/1/2021
3 hours ago
Topic:
Favorite NPC?

The Dreadful Intriguer
The Dreadful Intriguer
Posts: 34
Plynkes wrote:
I'm ridiculously attached to the little posse that I gathered during my ambition, because that whole business was some of the best fun I had in the game.

I agree so far. Light Fingers is quite the adventure. For whatever reason, I rushed through the beginning, not paying attention to the story but now that I'm in the thick of it, I want to read back again. Dr. Vaughan is my favorite out of the group.
3 hours ago
Topic:
Favorite NPC?

Plynkes
Plynkes
Posts: 753
I'm ridiculously attached to the little posse that I gathered during my ambition, because that whole business was some of the best fun I had in the game. Very hard to single one of them out, though. Hephaesta? The sisters? Dr. Vaughan? The thing that crawls around on the ceiling that some people say has my eyes...

No, it's Poor Edward. It was always Poor Edward, horrific nightmarish monster that he is. Guess I'm just a sucker for bad boys.
4 hours ago
Topic:
Find Friends for sparring, dinners, chess & theft

pinksparklesJ
pinksparklesJ
Posts: 1
I am a player starting fresh after many years absence. I would be delighted to make your acquaintance. https://www.fallenlondon.com/profile/pinksparklesJ
5 hours ago
Topic:
Favorite Neathy Pick-up Lines

The Dreadful Intriguer
The Dreadful Intriguer
Posts: 34
Masseurse wrote:
I wish to be your personal little hor...ologist, and see to the wellbeing of your... clock.

This one had me wheezing. hehe
5 hours ago
Topic:
Favorite NPC?

The Dreadful Intriguer
The Dreadful Intriguer
Posts: 34
The Once-Dashing (Always-Dashing) Smuggler. The reasons are honestly more simple than they should be, haha. He's a very minor character but he's so charming and intriguing. I'm a sucker for love stories where it starts out as just for fun and some mutual benefit but then it turns into something more. I wish I knew more about him. He stole my main character's (and in real life, my very gay) heart. In Love
edited by The Dreadful Intriguer on 3/1/2021
edited by The Dreadful Intriguer on 3/1/2021
7 hours ago
Topic:
I'm baaaack (mayhap.)

ExceptionallyDelicious
ExceptionallyDelicious
Posts: 189
Robin Alexander wrote:
Masseurse wrote:
Are the forums just dead in general? WT_ happened? I recently got into Skies, and after posting a bunch on the relevant board, i realized the last post from anyone but myself was last year. :=/



I think there's a natural ebb and flow of activity.

Over time, I've seen users take breaks and come back. I took a hiatus of over a year, as I was frustrated by certain aspects of the game, and I returned on realising a lot had been changed and added that appealed to me as a user. I suspect it's similar to most users.

New users won't typically use forums, especially in this day and age, and would go to Reddit or Discord. Old users would likely use the forums, and I'm one who does vastly prefer them, too, but the old users will come and go . . . they might dislike this change, or not have money for the EF, or just want a break for whatever reason, and then return (usually) at a later date. I've seen the forums much busier, too, but also much quieter. I wouldn't worry about it.

That's what happened with me! Back after a two and a half year break and boy has everything changed.
10 hours ago
Topic:
Favorite NPC?

RoyalRaven
RoyalRaven
Posts: 29
In character, probably one of the Mercies. They’re a decent help in the lab and love stupidly dangerous physical activity, which is 90% of my character motivation.

IRL, probably the Bishop of Southwark. There’s just so much interesting stuff to unpack with him. He also swears a lot, which I’m ashamed to admit immediately makes me like a character.

And Jeez, The Brass Grail. All I’m saying is, if we ever have a Second War In Hell after this Parabola business I know exactly who I’m backing.
11 hours ago
Topic:
Investigating...38 from Helicon. Want Echoes. How?

Douglas Goldstein
Douglas Goldstein
Posts: 13
El Mar wrote:
As of now, Investigating... seems to be have a rational cap at something between 5 to 8 to be cashed in (and reset) for 5.40 Echos in The Flit (The Heights of Chicanery).

3 Actions (Train from Ealing to The Flit and Back, plus the action) for 5.4 is *1.8 EPA*. If I'm back to do messages or to check the dream-cards, this might be a way to prop up the value of such return trips. Otherwise, it's a cheap diversion.
12 hours ago
Topic:
Favorite NPC?

Robin August
Robin August
Posts: 3
Fallen London has such a fantastic array of characters, and I'm curious -- who are you all fondest of? I'm rather partial to the Jovial Contrarian, myself (although admittedly that's probably because I, too, am a gleefully argumentative little b_____d). I'm curious to know who all of you like the most, and why!
14 hours ago
Topic:
Favorite Neathy Pick-up Lines

Masseurse
Masseurse
Posts: 9
Are you a sorrow spider?
Because i only have eyes for you!

They call me th Flit. Because i'm inadvisably high and brats fight over who'll get to dominate me.

I wish to be your personal little hor...ologist, and see to the wellbeing of your... clock.
edited by Masseurse on 2/28/2021
edited by Masseurse on 3/1/2021
15 hours ago
Topic:
February Exceptional Story: The Fair Unknown

Plynkes
Plynkes
Posts: 753
Thanks very much for the offer, but no need. I found once I got into the meat of the story that this one was somewhat lacklustre for me. Maybe I was just not in the right frame of mind, but I just felt it was another one that was overly linear (though not as bad as a couple we've had in recent months in that regard), and I just couldn't bring myself to care about the characters, or about what was going on. Oh well, can't win 'em all, I guess. Thanks, again.
15 hours ago
Topic:
February Exceptional Story: The Fair Unknown

Mr J
Mr J
Posts: 3
Plynkes wrote:
I have a question. Unfortunately I did the first few storylets of this one just before the Feast of the Rose came along, and so I temporarily abandoned it for the festival. Coming back I find I have forgotten something that seems key. Reynard (I think I've got that right) is suffering from some kind of injury that the other fella is trying to cure. But I can't for the life of me remember what befell him. Can anybody refresh my memory for me, please?



What happened to him i a nutshell:

[spoiler]he got wounded by a "Saint of Hell" in the Prickfinger Wastes.[/spoiler]
I can send you the echo in PM if you want.

On that topic, I have never heard of this creature before. Anybody did?
edited by Mr J on 2/28/2021
16 hours ago
Topic:
The Goosey Gazette

Frogvarian
Frogvarian
Posts: 144
-------------------------------------- Editorial --------------------------------------

  • P-QN3 ; P-K4
  • QB-QN2 ; P-Q4
  • P-K3 ; QN-QB3
  • KN-KB3 ; QB-KN5
  • P-Q4 ; BxN
  • QxB ; P-KB3
  • KB-QN5 ; Q-Q2
  • PxP ; PxP
  • QN-QB3 ; O-O-O
  • N-K4 ; Q-Q4
  • P-QB4 ; B-Q5 ch
  • K-KB1 ; Q-Q6 ch
  • K-KN1 ; Q-QB7
  • QR-Q1 ; RxR ch
  • QxR ; QxQ mate


  • ------------------------------------ Art of London ------------------------------------

    Bazaarian Stroll
    by Edward Five



    A photographic collage of the Masters of the Bazaar, captured by various parties.
    Responsible photographers (in alphabetical order):
    Cernunnas
    Djane (the Insane)
    Edward Five
    Indigo Clardmond
    Jade
    Lesa Kuraciel
    Zolana


    ------------------------------- News of Art, Art of News -------------------------------

    Scams, Fraud, Cons - Artistry From Behind The Bars Of New Newgate

    The widely spread ‘profession’ of a con artist is one we find sullies the names of all artists, and perhaps the word artist itself. Nevertheless, who can in earnest say they have never been intrigued by the world of ‘gentlemanly’ crime? A spy for the enemy, a crook with a silver smile, wealthy above all else. For this reason we have conducted a visit to New Newgate, interviewing several such frauds. Today we bring you a look into the life and mind of a criminal artist.

    It must be said that they are a joyfully varied bunch. Apart from conpeople there sit forgers, Bazaar-embezzlers, decoys with their partnered pickpockets, and puppeteers. They are, however, split into two clearly defined groups - those that came to the Neath for they thought crime would be easy, and those who came there to profit off of the mistakes of the former.

    Crime, as any citizen would know, is a dangerous place full of opportunities as well as opportunism, a land where those with the largest teeth win. One conwoman, preferring to remain unnamed, retells a story of her first Neathy cons. Long ago, she sold ‘poison’ to up-and-coming poisoners. Merely a concoction of stewed and mashed mushrooms and a few drops of prisoner’s honey, diluted with what she referred to only as ‘the special sauce’ - enough to elicit a long yet pleasant false-death to the poisoned, and a sense of self-satisfaction to the poisoner.
    Although our woman claims to no longer distribute the substance, the recipe appears to still be in circulation, either as sleep medicine or as a convenient way to fake one’s death, depending on your source.

    The Silver-Tongued Merchant recalls selling fraudulent permits from the Bazaar for various criminal activities. To this day it is not uncommon to catch a cutthroat carrying a murder license with no legal binding, several faux theft cards, or other such falsified goods. The Merchant also retold an anecdote of selling the entire Bazaar to an enterprising soul believing them to be its owner. When asked whether this led to their eventual imprisonment, they offered no further comments.

    The Dreaming Misanthrope was less talkative, although still a quite fascinating criminal to talk to. He had a long and illustrious career in dealing with dreams. Starting on the surface, he simply fulfilled his client’s desires - a man who could accomplish anything, given enough time. The job took on a much more literal meaning once he had arrived to the Neath. The orchestration of events, whether they are or Not, is a skill many yearn to master. However, poking around within people’s dreams seems to have left the Misanthrope, well, deserving of his epithet. At the very least, prison has made him welcome half an hour of conversation.

    Having spent an amount of time amongst the caught criminals, it is easy to once again see the charm of their profession. Those aforementioned, preying on other lowlifes rather than the common citizenry, have a certain glint in their eyes. A spark of knowledge, a sense of pride, steel-strong certainty in their abilities. It must be said, their abilities are truly to behold.
    Other prisoners, be as it may that they have been swindled by them, still look up to these conpeople as teachers and inspiration. They are masters of their craft, after all - perhaps even deserving of the title of an artist.

    There is, after all, a semblance of art to their work. However, perhaps it is best to leave this judgement up to the reader.


    ---------------------------------- Ask Mother Goose ----------------------------------

    Dear Mother Goose,
    The pressure of responsibility never ceases to amaze in its simplicity and absolute unavoidableness.
    Yearning

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Dear Yearning,
    ‘Tis an endless cycle we dread to revisit; not out of worry, simply out of boredom and repetition.
    edited by Frogvarian on 2/28/2021
    17 hours ago
    Topic:
    Design Choice: Thrusters and Full Steam

    NotaWalrus
    NotaWalrus
    Posts: 330
    Masseurse wrote:
    I realize i'm rather late to the party, but what is this "full steam mode" being discussed here? I've seen no such function in the game, and it sounds very useful.

    If you hold a button (F, I think), then your heat bar will start to fill up and once full, you will enter Full Steam Ahead!

    It is a really poorly-implemented feature, though. It gives a 50% speed boost, with the drawbacks that it kills your handling, drastically reduces fuel efficiency, maxes out your heat, eats a chunk of fuel up-front, disables your weapons, prohibits interacting with objects in the world, massively increases collision damage, takes a really long time to activate AND deactivate, and plays an annoying overdramatic animation on startup. The speed boost itself doesn't feel all that impactful and due to the handling is useless in most situations.
    18 hours ago
    Topic:
    The Case of the Fidgeting Writer

    Kiptoo
    Kiptoo
    Posts: 1265
    An alternative would be to do like series of 10 and see how far you can get with a series. At least I personally find doing a lot at once bit boring and time consuming.




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