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circe
circe
Posts: 435

5/23/2013
Well I suppose it isn't a killer but I didn't realise that after driving the Repentant Forger away (that painting - I had to know!) with the knowledge that I could strike up a friendship again in New Newgate it ended up costing me Fate.

I hadn't heard anywhere about the cost so it was slightly painful to use what I was saving for another option.

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Nigel Overstreet
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5/26/2013
The worse thing that could have happened: My work blocked fallenlondon.storynexus.com !!!

Oh, the humanity! I'll have to find a work around. Or maybe ask for some sort of mobile device for my birthday.

  • I guess that' not an in-game problem. It certainly nothing FBG can do anything about. Unless they want to change the ip address again.
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    Finvara
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    Posts: 430

    5/26/2013
    Technically this is a failure you experienced. So it belongs in the thread.

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    Cookoo
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    5/28/2013
    This happened in my earlier days, but while studying the correspondence stones, I ended up losing it in a game of chess with a deviless. I reckoned I only had a low risk of failure, but managed to fail anyway. Unlike many failures, it wasn't one I could easily rectify, or one I could simply try again, till an unexpected opportunity later involving using what was a lot of Muscaria Brandy, particularly for someone who had only just started making a name for himself, turned up. Typically, it then turned out that I really had no more use for the stones, meaning I wasted a lot of energy trying to retrieve them. It would probably have been more useful to just sell it to her.

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    Flipz
    Flipz
    Posts: 177

    5/29/2013
    My biggest failure was taking a three-week break from FL during the Feast of the Exceptional Rose. It seems I could have gained quite a lot of FL lore, especially if I had just completed a few more storylines before the Festival had ended...

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    Playersideblog
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    Posts: 397

    5/29/2013
    Nigel Overstreet wrote:
    The worse thing that could have happened: My work blocked fallenlondon.storynexus.com !!!

  • My goodness. How much time have you been logging?

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    Kade Carrion (an_ocelot)
    Kade Carrion (an_ocelot)
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    5/31/2013
    For the SECOND time, I have mis-tapped on my little tablet and started the Affair of the Box over for Fate. Grrr.

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    Finvara
    Finvara
    Posts: 430

    5/31/2013
    Oh ouch. That's really painful. All Sympathy for the accidental expenditure of a great deal of fate.

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    Kade Carrion (an_ocelot)
    Kade Carrion (an_ocelot)
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    5/31/2013
    Fortunately it's only 10. But THEN the RNG had me lose two hunt-duels in a row where I had higher stats--just now 130 to 100--and I'm thinking about shutting down for the day, because, sheesh!

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    Flyte
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    Posts: 672

    5/31/2013
    Rough. Have you considered keeping your Fate in boxes? You'd need an alt and all your Nex would be turned into Fate, but it might save you a fourth Affair. Which actually sounds kind of scandalous.
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    Kade Carrion (an_ocelot)
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    5/31/2013
    Heh. Scandal holds no terror for me!

    That's a neat thought but I don't think it's necessary, this is the only thing I'm regularly clicking near that costs Fate without a confirmation screen (though, FBG, it would be really great if all Fate expenditures required one!). If I mess up again I may shut the barn door that way, though.

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    Nigel Overstreet
    Nigel Overstreet
    Posts: 1220

    6/1/2013
    an_ocelot wrote:
    Fortunately it's only 10. But THEN the RNG had me lose two hunt-duels in a row where I had higher stats--just now 130 to 100--and I'm thinking about shutting down for the day, because, sheesh!

    Considering having a score of 300 only gives you an 80% chance of victory, I think 30 points is a pretty slim margin. Most K&C battles are about as predictable as a coin flip. The +1 given by the various medals is hardly even worth equipping, but you might need it for something else someday!


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    Nigel Overstreet
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    6/1/2013
    Playersideblog wrote:
    My goodness. How much time have you been logging?

    About once an hour, but I've been doing it since October and no one seemed to notice or care yet.

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    Loon
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    Posts: 379

    6/6/2013
    I seem to have misplaced my soul. On the first try! It's with my alt, though, and I don't think he really needs it.

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    Finvara
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    Posts: 430

    6/28/2013
    Woohoo! I successfully got all four eyeless skull opportunity cards in my hand! Wait...this isn't the celebration thread...where am I? Nooo!

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    darkbloom
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    Posts: 15

    6/29/2013
    Was trying to earn rostygold in Watchmaker's Hill for my Gang of Hoodlums. Failed twice with Hard-Earned Lessons in a row (10 wasted actions & plenty of Wounds). So awful.

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    NiteBrite
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    Posts: 1019

    7/5/2013
    I used a mood card, the little bookshop, to raise my watchful by +30 and go on an expedition to the temple of utmost wind, the temple that costs fate to go to. It made the buccaneering approach straightforward 100%. So I thought I wouldn't need much more supplies than the minimum. I took 39 supplies, then proceeded to fail three 100% straightforward tasks in a row. My rival caught up to me right as my progress hit 29, and I didn't have enough supplies to confront them. Meaning I lost the treasure and all my supplies and action investments were for naught.

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    Flyte
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    7/5/2013
    That's rather rough. Are you sure it was 100%, though? When I used a mood before the difficulty hike, I had Watchful 232 and I think the success chance was 92%. It would be much lower now. In any case, ouch.
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    Finvara
    Finvara
    Posts: 430

    7/5/2013
    maybe not my greatest failure, but using up my favorable circumstances to discover that I needed to somehow raise my connection with the revolutionary firebrand or have 15 fate on hand, and thus actually losing my favorable circumstances with no gain, that hurt.

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    NiteBrite
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    7/5/2013
    I was at 232 as well. I remember it as being 100%, but my memory isn't that great and 93% makes more sense in light of all the failures. So it was probably that.

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