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phryne
phryne
Posts: 1218

1/9/2017
Sundry helpful things:
How do subscriptions/Exceptional Stories work?
Post your feedback here.
This thread is for any questions about Fate-locked content.
How to make "best answers" on the forum readable.
The Traveller's Friend - a helpful spreadsheet to manage and plan your FL goals, by Màiread


FL stories/qualities/mechanics:
The Ultimate Guide to Notability
Polythreme mechanics dismantled
The Ultimate Guide to Favours/Renown
The Cave of the Nadir
Scholar of the Correspondence 21 (Courier's Footprint)


Seeking Mr Eaten's Name:
SMEN guide
Do you need Mr Eaten's Calling Card?
Find people willing to be betrayed by you
Repair your Watchful


Seasonal content:
Christmas Guide / 12 Days of Mr Sacks ToL-maxing guide
Feast of the Exceptional Rose Guide
Fruits of the Zee festival: Strange Catches
Destiny Guide


I also keep a kind of forum archive, containing for example lists of Exceptional Stories by Season, and their writers.
edited by phryne on 10/7/2018

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Parelle
Parelle
Posts: 1084

1/9/2017
I'd recommend organizing it a bit:
- Seasonal ventures (include Destiny)
- Notablity/Making Waves
- Fate/Subscriptions
- Add a section on the Favours/Reknown?

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suinicide
suinicide
Posts: 2403

1/9/2017
Perhaps a brief thing on the temple club/parabolan kitten? A lot of new players don't know they exist.

And for quirks: http://community.failbettergames.com/topic21990-everyone-loves-a-quirky-girl.aspx

(Also, I'm not sure if this is a good place for it, but since nightmares seem to be one of the most common menaces early on, you can mention sunnytime will be accepting nightmares)
edited by suinicide on 1/9/2017

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Silverias
Silverias
Posts: 123

1/11/2017
I think there might need to be a guide on Zailing as well.

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Parelle
Parelle
Posts: 1084

1/25/2017
Perhaps with caveats that these are spoiler happy and reveal things which are perhaps found out on your own, here are some useful threads on Favours and Renown

- Docks Favours: http://community.failbettergames.com/topic21908-a-way-to-gain-favours-docks.aspx
- TC: http://community.failbettergames.com/topic21981-tomb-colonist-favoursrenown-gain--uses.aspx
- Urchins: http://community.failbettergames.com/topic23856-urchins-favoursrenown.aspx


I’m unable to find player made compilations for either Criminals or Rubbery, though I feel like they existed.
Rubbery: http://community.failbettergames.com/topic22675-whats-the-best-way-to-farm-renown-rubbery-men.aspx
That one is short, but really has all of what is needed for Rubbery Favours.

Criminal: http://community.failbettergames.com/topic20433-favours-and-renown-criminals.aspx

Here is an excellent Nadir guide, but SPOILERS (I miss the_truthseeker! We started around the same time and I haven’t seen them in a while)
http://community.failbettergames.com/topic21384-opportunities-in-the-cave-of-the-nadir.aspx

An addition: Maxing out Watchful for Courier's Footprint -
http://community.failbettergames.com/topic21265-a-brief-guide-to-couriers-footprint.aspx
edited by Parelle on 1/25/2017

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Optimatum
Optimatum
Posts: 3508

1/25/2017
Assorted FL probability math
Fidgeting Writer math
Example Nadir profitability spreadsheet
A different sort of Destinies guide
SMEN math for Appalling Secrets / Winking Isle
Enigma
edited by Optimatum on 1/25/2017

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Velociraptor42
Velociraptor42
Posts: 5

3/12/2017
The current destiny guide that's linked doesn't work well. Most attempts to click on the links in the google doc leads to a "not enough parameters" error page.

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Màiread
Màiread
Posts: 385

8/13/2017
I made a spreadsheet to help people track & manage their progress and to help with notability calculations: here's the thread.

  • edited by Màiread on 8/13/2017

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    maleclypse
    maleclypse
    Posts: 256

    8/19/2017
    Is there a working link to the example nadir profitability spreadsheet?

    Optimatum wrote:
    Assorted FL probability math
    Fidgeting Writer math
    Example Nadir profitability spreadsheet
    A different sort of Destinies guide
    SMEN math for Appalling Secrets / Winking Isle
    Enigma
    edited by Optimatum on 1/25/2017


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    Meradine Heidenreich
    Meradine Heidenreich
    Posts: 404

    8/19/2017
    The Example Nadir Math link leads to the Fidgeting Writer page.

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    dov
    dov
    Posts: 2556

    9/7/2017
    Not a guide, but here's something that can be useful/helpful to others:

    Have you ever wanted to know how many CP you already have towards your next Making Waves level?
    I've created a (silly) way to quickly check this. No extension is needed - just a bookmark:

    Create a new bookmark in your browser (tested in Chrome), and edit it so that instead of a URL it has the following text:

    [spoiler]
    javascript: (function() {
    alert(
    "Making Waves is "
    + document.getElementById("infoBarQLevel545").innerHTML
    + " and "
    + (parseFloat(document.getElementById("infoBarQLevel545").innerHTML) + 1) * (parseFloat(document.getElementById("infoBarQBar545").getAttribute("width")) / 100.0)
    + " CP"
    ) })();
    [/spoiler]

    This can also obviously be easily adapted to support other qualities as well.

    I can't guarantee that this will always work, and my javascript skills are practically non-existent. So feel free to improve.

    Please notice:
    • I haven't tried to round the CP value to the nearest integer.
    • This won't work for MW over 50
    • Make sure you refresh the page before calling this bookmark. It gets the values from the sidebar.

    edited by dov on 9/7/2017

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    Dudebro Pyro
    Dudebro Pyro
    Posts: 709

    9/7/2017
    That's pretty genius. But for whatever reason the span containing the current making waves level already has a space, so adding an extra space before " and " results in a double-space. Also you can use Math.round() to get an int. So that would be:
    //...
    "and " +
    Math.round((parseFloat(/*...*/) + 1) * (parseFloat(/*...*/) / 100.0)) +
    //...
    edited by Dudebro Pyro on 9/7/2017

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    dov
    dov
    Posts: 2556

    9/7/2017
    What the hell, I've upgraded this bookmark javascript code.

    It now prints:
    • BDR
    • Notability
    • Making Waves
    • Making Waves CP towards next level
    • Making Waves level needed for next Notability.

    It also handles Making Waves over 50 (in case anyone needs that).

    As before, just save this as a bookmark, and don't forget to reload the page before calling this, as this relied on the sidebar info.

    Enjoy and feel free to improve!

    [spoiler]

    javascript: ( function() {

    var notability_id = "infoBarQLevel101305"
    var MW_id = "infoBarQLevel545"
    var MW_percent_id = "infoBarQBar545"
    var Bizarre_id = "infoBarQLevel958"
    var Bizarre_bonus_id = "infoBarBonusPenalty958"
    var Dreaded_id = "infoBarQLevel957"
    var Dreaded_bonus_id = "infoBarBonusPenalty957"
    var Respectable_id = "infoBarQLevel950"
    var Respectable_bonus_id = "infoBarBonusPenalty950"
    var element;

    var curr_no = 0;
    var curr_MW = 0;
    var CP_perc = 0;
    var BDR_b = 0;
    var BDR_d = 0;
    var BDR_r = 0;

    element = document.getElementById(notability_id);
    if (element) {
    curr_no = parseInt(element.innerHTML);
    }
    var next_no = curr_no + 1;

    element = document.getElementById(MW_id);
    if (element) {
    curr_MW = parseInt(element.innerHTML);
    }
    var next_MW = curr_MW + 1;
    var CP_per_level = Math.min(next_MW, 50);

    element = document.getElementById(MW_percent_id);
    if (element) {
    CP_perc = parseFloat(element.getAttribute("width")) / 100.0;
    }

    var curr_CP = Math.round(CP_per_level * CP_perc);
    var need_CP = CP_per_level - curr_CP;

    element = document.getElementById(Bizarre_id);
    if (element) {
    BDR_b = parseInt(element.innerHTML);

    element = document.getElementById(Bizarre_bonus_id);
    if (element) {
    var bonus = parseInt(element.innerHTML);
    if (bonus) {
    BDR_b = BDR_b + bonus;
    }
    }
    }

    element = document.getElementById(Dreaded_id);
    if (element) {
    BDR_d = parseInt(element.innerHTML);

    element = document.getElementById(Dreaded_bonus_id);
    if (element) {
    var bonus = parseInt(element.innerHTML);
    if (bonus) {
    BDR_d = BDR_d + bonus;
    }
    }
    }

    element = document.getElementById(Respectable_id);
    if (element) {
    BDR_r = parseInt(element.innerHTML);

    element = document.getElementById(Respectable_bonus_id);
    if (element) {
    var bonus = parseInt(element.innerHTML);
    if (bonus) {
    BDR_r = BDR_r + bonus;
    }
    }
    }

    var BDR = BDR_b + BDR_d + BDR_r;
    var need_MW = (curr_no * 4) + 20 - BDR;

    alert("BDR is " + BDR + "\n"
    + "Notability is " + curr_no + "\n"
    + "Required MW for Notability " + next_no + " is " + need_MW + "\n"
    + "Making Waves is " + curr_MW + " and " + curr_CP + " CP (" + need_CP + " more needed to reach level " + next_MW + ")\n"

    ) } )();

    [/spoiler]

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    Elaina Schill
    Elaina Schill
    Posts: 190

    9/8/2017
    Is there one on Ambitions any where? Not an entire storyline but tips and tricks for individual options and/or grinds?

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    The Dogged Seeker, self explanatory.

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    Jack Blackstone
    Jack Blackstone
    Posts: 124

    9/8/2017
    Iona Dre'emt wrote:
    Is there one on Ambitions any where? Not an entire storyline but tips and tricks for individual options and/or grinds?
    Eventually you will need to become a person of some importance to finish the ambition. Lets just say there is a place in the ambition that requires a ship and components that only people of some importance may gain.

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    Jolanda Swan
    Jolanda Swan
    Posts: 1431

    12/13/2017
    LOvely guide, I keep returning to it. Perhaps this is missing from Social Actions though? A list of people willing to be interviewed in the newspaper.
    http://community.failbettergames.com/topic333-directory-newspaper-inviewers-and-interviewees.aspx

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    Six Handed Merchant
    Six Handed Merchant
    Posts: 110

    1/3/2018
    phryne wrote:
    added the new multi-purpose thread for all things Salon and Orphanage!


    You rock!



  • edited by Six Handed Merchant on 1/3/2018

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    Kylestien
    Kylestien
    Posts: 734

    1/20/2018
    Thing to add: Poet Laurette Guide.

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    Socotra
    Socotra
    Posts: 31

    4/19/2018
    dov wrote:
    What the hell, I've upgraded this bookmark javascript code.

    It now prints:
    • BDR
    • Notability
    • Making Waves
    • Making Waves CP towards next level
    • Making Waves level needed for next Notability.

    It also handles Making Waves over 50 (in case anyone needs that).

    As before, just save this as a bookmark, and don't forget to reload the page before calling this, as this relied on the sidebar info.

    Enjoy and feel free to improve!


    For some reason, the forum coding gets rid of some necessary semicolons. Copy/paste this into notepad, and add a semicolon at the end of each of the "var" lines in the top section (after the quote). You can then paste from there into the bookmark URL line smile

    [spoiler]

    javascript: (function() {

    var notability_id = "infoBarQLevel101305"
    var MW_id = "infoBarQLevel545"
    var MW_percent_id = "infoBarQBar545"
    var Bizarre_id = "infoBarQLevel958"
    var Bizarre_bonus_id = "infoBarBonusPenalty958"
    var Dreaded_id = "infoBarQLevel957"
    var Dreaded_bonus_id = "infoBarBonusPenalty957"
    var Respectable_id = "infoBarQLevel950"
    var Respectable_bonus_id = "infoBarBonusPenalty950"
    var element;

    var curr_no = 0;
    var curr_MW = 0;
    var CP_perc = 0;
    var BDR_b = 0;
    var BDR_d = 0;
    var BDR_r = 0;

    element = document.getElementById(notability_id);
    if (element) {
    curr_no = parseInt(element.innerHTML);
    }
    var next_no = curr_no + 1;

    element = document.getElementById(MW_id);
    if (element) {
    curr_MW = parseInt(element.innerHTML);
    }
    var next_MW = curr_MW + 1;
    var CP_per_level = Math.min(next_MW, 50);

    element = document.getElementById(MW_percent_id);
    if (element) {
    CP_perc = parseFloat(element.getAttribute("width")) / 100.0;
    }

    var curr_CP = Math.round(CP_per_level * CP_perc);
    var need_CP = CP_per_level - curr_CP;

    element = document.getElementById(Bizarre_id);
    if (element) {
    BDR_b = parseInt(element.innerHTML);

    element = document.getElementById(Bizarre_bonus_id);
    if (element) {
    var bonus = parseInt(element.innerHTML);
    if (bonus) {
    BDR_b = BDR_b + bonus;
    }
    }
    }

    element = document.getElementById(Dreaded_id);
    if (element) {
    BDR_d = parseInt(element.innerHTML);

    element = document.getElementById(Dreaded_bonus_id);
    if (element) {
    var bonus = parseInt(element.innerHTML);
    if (bonus) {
    BDR_d = BDR_d + bonus;
    }
    }
    }

    element = document.getElementById(Respectable_id);
    if (element) {
    BDR_r = parseInt(element.innerHTML);

    element = document.getElementById(Respectable_bonus_id);
    if (element) {
    var bonus = parseInt(element.innerHTML);
    if (bonus) {
    BDR_r = BDR_r + bonus;
    }
    }
    }

    var BDR = BDR_b + BDR_d + BDR_r;
    var need_MW = (curr_no * 4) + 20 - BDR;

    alert(
    "BDR is " + BDR + "\n"
    + "Notability is " + curr_no + "\n"
    + "Required MW for Notability " + next_no + " is " + need_MW + "\n"
    + "Making Waves is " + curr_MW + " and " + curr_CP + " CP (" + need_CP + " more needed to reach level " + next_MW + ")\n"

    ) } )();

    [/spoiler]
    edited by Socotra on 4/19/2018

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