I was playing FL for two-three years, three-four years ago, before I got distracted by other games. With the coming of the Android app I resurrected my primary character, Doctor Ezekiel Wright. He was both pretty far into Seeking Mr. Eaten’s Name (at least from what I can tell, the first two Candles are in his inventory), and has spent a hefty sum of Fate to unlock every storylet he could find.
So, I have two questions for you. The first is, now there’s a storylet, The Seeking Road, which let’s me give up the search for the Name and reset it. Now, I definitely want to see SMEN to the end, but since I’ve forgotten everything about it, this seems like a good opportunity to start from scratch and remember what the story is about. On the other hand, at one point I had to give up on A LOT of things to get where I’m now, and I’m not sure I’d want that again. What is your recommendation?
The second is, is there any way to reset Fate-locked content, so that I can go through it again? The point being, as above, that I’ve forgotten everything that happened four years ago, and would like to remind myself.
You can’t reset all stories, but here’s a link to Estelle’s thread which may help you, but also a comment regarding the connections between ES.
I haven’t started Seeking nor have the time to make an alt for it, but, in my opinion, think it’ll be best to use this character as a Seeker and start a new one to enjoy every bit of content new and old. In the end, Seeking will render you character unplayable!
Welcome back and enjoy you stay… Seeking!
But my original question remains: since I don’t remember any details of SMEN storyline (and I’ve played the old version), is it better to just start it again, or to try to roll with the new one blindly?
Resetting Seeking probably won’t cost you too much in the long run. It isn’t as punishing as it used to be. The only really big cost would probably be having to go through the carnival again so depending on how much you like your lodgings or connections that might hit hard (unless you’re willing to spend fate to skip that part).
Something to keep in mind with new Seeking though is that you have to boost your Seeking Mr Eaten’s name value really high to progress. Assuming you have Arthur’s and Beau’s candle you need to get to 27 to unlock the next step. This will either cost you many echoes worth of items or you can get 1 free point a week if you’re willing to take it slow. Resetting will give you the opportunity to re-experience the content, but it also means resetting the clock on that climb.
It sounds like what to do is start a new character and play the game from scratch. That would reset all your fate-locked (and non-fate-locked) stories! I recommend it, it’s what I’ve been doing since I rejoined. edited by Amalgamate on 9/7/2016
Well, I don’t care about my connections, time I have (or echoes I can grind), and even with St. Beau’s candle my SMEN is currently 8. Now the only question is how much time does it take to go from SMEN 1 to 8. If it’s more than a couple of months, then I’d rather keep what little progress I have.
Starting a new character just to experience Seeking story would be valid, but my Doctor is too deep into it now, and would finish his quest one way or another.
Haven’t reached St. Cerise’s candle yet, never figured out how to play knife&candle before I went to hiatus. But thanks for the link!