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Charlotte_de_Witte
Charlotte_de_Witte
Posts: 360

11/26/2015
  • Malthaussen's Young Turks Club has been a huge help to me and I am sure to many others just starting out in Fallen London (So go join up!). Having, through some terrible clerical errors and backhand dealing, just become a PoSI, I find that I now have a whole strange new world of questions to ask. So in an act of shameless plagiarism (and to keep the Young Turks for new players' questions) I've made this thread as a sounding board for others in the same situation as I find myself now.






  • - A little celebratory music for those who have just become PoSI - Very Well Done! -

    In keeping with the thread title- Mozart, JB Lully, and what they were both trying to copy. I like Lully best but I'm biased- and yes I know Educated.

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    edited by Charlotte_de_Witte on 1/25/2016

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    "Do one thing for me, Sredni Vashtar."

    Social actions welcome. Only, send me dupes if you need help with the Affluent Photographer please, I like the bats! [And boxed kitties, and extreme gardening]- Thank-you!

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    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Charlotte_de_Witte
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    11/26/2015
  • So first question - do I need to worry about making waves and notability yet? Thank-you :-)

  • edited by Charlotte_de_Witte on 1/25/2016

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    "Do one thing for me, Sredni Vashtar."

    Social actions welcome. Only, send me dupes if you need help with the Affluent Photographer please, I like the bats! [And boxed kitties, and extreme gardening]- Thank-you!

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    Sestina Valdis
    Sestina Valdis
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    11/26/2015
    Should I cancel the loitering invitation that you sent to Fei Xue? It will drop Making Waves, sadly...

    I could send you a point of Notability later (someone else might beat me to it) but I am currently at Zee...
    edited by Sestina Valdis on 11/26/2015

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    Appearance and Misc. Accoutrements
    A Past Scattered Across Discarded Stockings

    Fei Xue, the Artful Assassin.
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    lady ciel
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    11/26/2015
    Every point of BDR makes getting Notability easier so I would wait until you get some of the BDR POSI items (God's Editors; transport and a club at least).

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    Sorry RL means I am not a very active player at the moment. No social actions unless you are prepared to wait and definitely no sparring or other mult-action things.

    No Calling Cards or boxed cats please. Will take dupes on the affluent photographers. Other social invitations welcome. Parabolan Kittens usually available, send me an in-game social action saying you want one and I will get one to you as soon as possible.

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    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Posts: 360

    11/26/2015
  • Thank-you both! Looks like I'm going to need to go and spend some time reading the wikis. I have a couple low level BDR's already, so hopefully they'll be a little useful.


  • @Sestina - Don't worry - I could certianly use the Warning Note. Thank-you, that very kind, but my charismatic patron beat you with the Notability already.

  • edited by Charlotte_de_Witte on 11/26/2015

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    "Do one thing for me, Sredni Vashtar."

    Social actions welcome. Only, send me dupes if you need help with the Affluent Photographer please, I like the bats! [And boxed kitties, and extreme gardening]- Thank-you!

    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Charlotte%20de%20Witte
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    Kaigen
    Kaigen
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    11/26/2015
    For new PoSIs, Notability is primarily a concern if you want to upgrade your profession in a hurry. Joining a Club, acquiring Transport, and being hired by God's Editors all provide a significant boost

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    "One must remember that the impossible is, alas, always possible."
    -Jacques Derrida
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    Suhe Gul
    Suhe Gul
    Posts: 200

    11/26/2015
    Charlotte_de_Witte wrote:
  • Thank-you both! Looks like I'm going to need to go and spend some time reading the wikis. I have a couple low level BDR's already, so hopefully they'll be a little useful.
  • There is no low level or high level BDR. For hat, cloth and gloves you only can get one point of BDR from equipment. Goats have high BDR and they are months of grinding. The expanded inventory have good BDR which have been mentioned in earlier posts (God's editor, transport, home comfort, ship). Iron republic journal is also nice.


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    I am open to social actions except affluent photographer and loitering.
    Correspondent and willing to make orphanage calls.
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    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Posts: 360

    11/26/2015
  • Ah thank-you, my mistake. Still getting my head around the system.
  • - Sorry again, do i understand right -its (20 - BDR) + 4N = amount of Making Waves needed to raise Notability by one? Therefore if you have 0N and 0BDR its 20? I've first read it as 20MW -(BDR + 4N) and got really confused.

    edited by Charlotte_de_Witte on 11/26/2015

  • edited by Charlotte_de_Witte on 11/26/2015

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    "Do one thing for me, Sredni Vashtar."

    Social actions welcome. Only, send me dupes if you need help with the Affluent Photographer please, I like the bats! [And boxed kitties, and extreme gardening]- Thank-you!

    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Charlotte%20de%20Witte
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    Maythau
    Maythau
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    11/26/2015
    Charlotte_de_Witte wrote:

    do i understand right -its (20 - BDR) + 4N = amount of Making Waves needed to raise Notability by one?


    That is correct: the amount of Making Waves required is 20-BDR+4N. That's why BDR are so crucial to reaching high notability.

    Easy way to start gathering your BDR are joining clubs/Affiliations and acquiring good items. Here's a list: http://fallenlondon.wikia.com/wiki/Bizarre%2C_Dreaded%2C_Respectable_%28Guide%29

    Other than the obvious things like joining a club (both are equal), an affiliation (Orphanage or God's Editors) and getting a Sedan, I recommend you look into getting an Unfinished Hat from Polithreme and a Republic Journal from the Iron Republic. Or spending Fate.

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    Hobnail
    Hobnail
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    11/26/2015
    Congratulations! I recommend academia!

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    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Charlotte_de_Witte
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    11/26/2015
  • As long as there's no maths questions on the entry exam wink

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    "Do one thing for me, Sredni Vashtar."

    Social actions welcome. Only, send me dupes if you need help with the Affluent Photographer please, I like the bats! [And boxed kitties, and extreme gardening]- Thank-you!

    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Charlotte%20de%20Witte
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    malthaussen
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    Posts: 1060

    11/26/2015
    Wow, you've really impressed Hobnail, he used a complete sentence!
    I hope to be joining you soon among the Janissaries. Good idea! Meanwhile, you should read Tim Powers and Jerry Pournelle.smile

    -- Mal

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    Will do all socials except Loitering or Private Evenings (all my Free Evenings are accounted for), and Affluent Photographer Betrayals only, please. I am not currently accepting calling cards.
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    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Posts: 360

    11/26/2015
    How dare you mock my patroness! Seek not her most searing and avid wrath!

    -I'm very pleased you approve. I hope you will all one day soon give up your d--med radical ways, and join me here in the conservative comforts of the Sublime Porte.
    edited by Charlotte_de_Witte on 11/26/2015

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    "Do one thing for me, Sredni Vashtar."

    Social actions welcome. Only, send me dupes if you need help with the Affluent Photographer please, I like the bats! [And boxed kitties, and extreme gardening]- Thank-you!

    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Charlotte%20de%20Witte
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    malthaussen
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    11/26/2015
    I prostrate myself in abject apology. It was the Forum avatar threw me off.

    -- Mal

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    "Of two choices, I always take the third."
    Will do all socials except Loitering or Private Evenings (all my Free Evenings are accounted for), and Affluent Photographer Betrayals only, please. I am not currently accepting calling cards.
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    Parelle
    Parelle
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    11/26/2015
    It's the first point of notability which is the hardest: after that one, you'll have a bit more control over the process as you'll be able to call for the card when you're ready.
    That said, it's possible to gift a point of notability. People are usually quite happy to help - I would myself. One thing I would mention is that you'll need to be formally acquainted - calling cards are necessary.

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    maleclypse
    maleclypse
    Posts: 259

    11/28/2015
    I have just spent all day with the blonde barrister and I believe I am just a velocipede shy of being a POSI. Am I understanding that correctly?

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    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Charlotte_de_Witte
    Posts: 360

    11/28/2015
    If you are in the Bazaar side-streets then yes.

    - just checked your profile - your good. Get the components from the shops in the Bazaar.
    edited by Charlotte_de_Witte on 11/28/2015

    - I'm on tenterhooks here I want a new minio...recruit smile

    edited by Charlotte_de_Witte on 11/28/2015

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    "Do one thing for me, Sredni Vashtar."

    Social actions welcome. Only, send me dupes if you need help with the Affluent Photographer please, I like the bats! [And boxed kitties, and extreme gardening]- Thank-you!

    http://fallenlondon.storynexus.com/Profile/Charlotte%20de%20Witte
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    Guest

    11/28/2015
    For all those about to make the transition to PoSI (have the Side Streets and just assembled the Velocipede,) I suggest you use Nikolas Pawnbrokers items in the Bazaar to remove your Menaces before transitioning. After you are a PoSI, they either do not work as well or even can become addictive while losing efficiency (Laudanum.) This is your last chance to get the most bang for your Buc...err, Echo!

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    Optimatum
    Optimatum
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    11/30/2015
    I only recently remembered the various menace-removal tonics as a near-cap PoSI, so it's a little strange to be told my abuses have made me resistant. Some sort of quality tracking use might be useful. But yes, get the most effect for your Echo while you can!

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    Want a sip of Cider? Just say hi!

    PM me for information enigmatic or Fated. Though the forum please, not FL itself.
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    malthaussen
    malthaussen
    Posts: 1060

    11/30/2015
    @Optimatum: Like being told you have been approved for a credit card for which you did not apply. "Act now! One-Time Offer!" (What they don't tell you is that the one time is continuous)

    -- Mal

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    "Of two choices, I always take the third."
    Will do all socials except Loitering or Private Evenings (all my Free Evenings are accounted for), and Affluent Photographer Betrayals only, please. I am not currently accepting calling cards.
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