Well, been playing for a pretty long time and my stats are W - 148 / S - 122 / D - 121 / P - 134. All of those can be increased between 25-30 with gear. I’m an Important Person. Got a ship. Got my map. Got a newspaper. Got a couple of sedans. Got my gang. Been through the Court to complete my influence there. I’ve trained people. I’ve got a lvl 19 freaking talking plant. Written a couple of amazing books. Been on most of the expeditions. I’ve gone through the Jack story arc. Pretty much a lot of stuff. But I am completely lost.
- I am still on my first job. Can’t figure out how to even start my second one or even think about my third job.
- Can’t get through the Tiger Labyrinth.
- Still can’t figure out what is going on with the Big Rat or the Face.
- No idea what I should be doing next.
I don’t know too much about the last two, but I can help with 2 and maybe 1.
For the Labyrinth, you need to complete the whole story with the Tiger Keeper before you can gain access to the other levels (and that storylet only begins once you’ve gotten that letter from Mr. Inch, but that unlocks at dangerous 82, so you likely saw that already). Once you’ve finished that, there’s a pinned storylet that lets you navigate to different coils. You technically have to pay to progress, but it’s always with easily grindable items. Also, doing stuff in the labyrinth will gradually raise your Time Passing quality, which will give you interesting options when it hits 9.
For job…are you talking about occupations? If so, you can quit your current one through the Write Letters option in your Lodgings. Second level occupations can then be attained through connected cards.
Hope that helped. And if you’re really, really lost, you can always go to the wiki. (But don’t overuse it. That kind of makes things less fun sometimes.)
I’ve not been impressed with the Wiki. The thing isn’t very user friendly in my opinion. But thanks for the heads up on the Labyrinth.
As for occupations, I did actually change my occupation a number of times when my stats were below 70 to get them all over that, but I thought you had to do something else to change to tier 2 or tier 3. I’ll look into it. Thanks again.
You get a profession from the Faction cards - you’ll need around 25 connected to the relevant faction. Once you have made your choice you need notability to upgrade and the “an unsigned message” card, unless you go the journalist - author route where there is an opportunity to upgrade by writing a specific short story and using the Bohemian card.
The Labyrinth has been answered you need to play the letter from Mr Inch story and then work your way through the labyrinth.
It is a very long time since I did the Plaster Face/Big Rat story.
The wiki is deliberately unhelpful. The majority of the fun in this game is finding things out for yourself.
Agh, as the saying goes, give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Wiki of course is not perfect, but one of its better entries is about about professions.
Click on whatever profession you like. See what unlocks it and what the prerequisites are.
As for the big rat. Check the current level of your quality in game and find what you should do next.
Same thing can be done with many other stories (including the Labyrinth). Just search for the relevant quality in the wiki.
As for question number four. There is certainly enough things to do in the game. I have 180+ stats and I still haven’t done everything. Judging by your stats, you probably do not have all the Lodgings or even the best ones. I would work on that, if I were you. But really, nobody can decide for you what you should do.
[quote=Fhoenix]Agh, as the saying goes, give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.[/quote]And then he teaches another man, and another, and the men who’ve been taught teach many more men. Soon enough everyone knows how to fish, and then they go on big ships that cover the entire ocean, slowly but surely emptying it of fish. Sometimes it is better to just keep people ignorant, and feed them a fish a day. Blissful Ignorance. It’s the name of my Cheerful Goldfish. ;)
Not that I would ever keep people ignorant on purpose. For Commissioner Pravin Lal has said: "Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master."
Well, if they don’t fish more than they can eat, the result would be the same as if you gave them fish ;)
Me, I prefer Lady Deirdre. Who needs diplomacy, when you have Mind Worms.
So, you’re saying that the secret Bioware project will be a 4X Neathy Colonization game? I’d buy it in a heartbeat.
If you’re starting from Alpha Centauri you would hardly even have to change the University, and the Believers would only need some minor edits.
[color=#009900]Tweeted for truth.[/color]
That should lead to some amusingly outlandish speculation on Twitter. And quit tempting me to make an AC and/or Civ mod, Alexis.
“5. Have you entered the Mind of a Dead God? (Dreams of Thunder related).”
Say what now? This is something I think I may have missed entirely (either that or it was forgettable). DO you mind elaborating (either here or in PMs)?
You need really high Stormy-Eyed for the Mind of the Dead God.
19 Stormy Eyed and 15 What the Thunder Said lets you access it. It’s a cool secret bonus area!
Huh, my Stormy-Eyed has been stuck at 10 for a long time now. Guess I’m off to do research on how to increase it!
I highly recommend a trip to Mutton Island for Stormy-Eyed.