Horror Meets Shopping at the Echo Bazaar

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Dispite the use of Twitter, it is quite a step above the Facebook games like Mafia Wars. It's very interesting, though I'm annoyed that I can't get my coworker to join so I can have someone to do duo opportunity cards with and "socialize" in my house.

Susan Arendt:

Cpt_Oblivious:
I'm gonna go give this a try. It better be awesome Susan.

Ok, it's cool but how do I increase my skills in things other than Dangerous after I chose Watchmaker's Hill? I'm a little stuck on getting a house...

Other skills are upgraded in other areas -- for Watchful, go to Ladybones Road, for example.

Thanks. Now I need another 25 Rats on Strings to buy a house though.

Hey, folks...anyone wanting to play Knife & Candle - or just play some chess - post your Twitter name here so we know to look for you!

Susan Arendt:
Hey, folks...anyone wanting to play Knife & Candle - or just play some chess - post your Twitter name here so we know to look for you!

Twitter: jaguillard
I haven't joined Knife and Candle, but I'm up for social opportunities.

Calobi:

Hiphophippo:
So I have to have a twitter? Pity. count me out.

Aurora219:
Yeah, I don't want Twitter. Meh.

We're like long lost brothers or something. Why does it seem like so many things are demanding that I use Twitter recently?

Yay more people who don't want twitter. I'm not alone.

I'm joining twitter JUST so I can play this game.
If anyone needs any friends, and I'd like some game-mates on there I'm lollipopdragon. Because the character limited wouldn't let me be thelollipopdragon. Friggin thing. >:(

Susan Arendt:

You actually end up bumping up all of your stats over the course of the game. Grinding just one won't really get you very far at all. And you can ignore Knife & Candle completely if you want.

But I really want to play Knife and Candle. Of course I didn't expect that I would just be using one stat, but everyone having the dangerous ambition (whatever it is) will still have an advantage over me. I wouldn't mind as much if there was any compensation for it in the rest of the game (which might be there and I just haven't found out about now, but it's definitely not spelled out anywhere).Not that it will matter too much for at least one more week, since there seems to nobody playing who doesn't have every at least at 20, which is still a far way for me.

Oh, and I'm Ceruton in-game, by the way.

Ziren:

Susan Arendt:

You actually end up bumping up all of your stats over the course of the game. Grinding just one won't really get you very far at all. And you can ignore Knife & Candle completely if you want.

But I really want to play Knife and Candle. Of course I didn't expect that I would just be using one stat, but everyone having the dangerous ambition (whatever it is) will still have an advantage over me. I wouldn't mind as much if there was any compensation for it in the rest of the game (which might be there and I just haven't found out about now, but it's definitely not spelled out anywhere).Not that it will matter too much for at least one more week, since there seems to nobody playing who doesn't have every at least at 20, which is still a far way for me.

Oh, and I'm Ceruton in-game, by the way.

You'll enjoy the grinding, though, because the things you do to up your stats are so...unusual. And there a bunch of different ways to do it, too, which helps keeps it feeling fresh. I hop from stat to stat (buff Dangerous for this 10 actions, switch to Watchful for the next 10, etc.) and am having a blast. Ok, so I'm losing pretty consistently at Knife and Candle, but that won't last forever...

Ever since I went insane (and got better) the dream opportunities show no result text any more. Does this happen to anybody else?

Edit: So this seems to work now, it was probably just a server issue. However I'm now grinding for my rooftop shack. Of the options given, it seemed to be superior to the other options since you can easily get six rats per adventure so you should get easily 150 per day, even if you log on only twice a day. Everything else presented to me was either to expensive for me or required items that I haven't found anywhere yet.

I'm having very much fun with this game. And mad props to the developers for not making the players choose a gender. This game is entertaining all over. So much that I will tolerate the use of twitter and try to convert my friends to the game.
Well done sirs.

I should not have looked in the well. Nightmare stats got to five and only my second day on this.

Jonci:
I should not have looked in the well. Nightmare stats got to five and only my second day on this.

At least you get an uncommon item out of it...
I tried to decipher runes today and got nightmare +4 and nothing else because I was unlucky, putting me to an eight. It's not really that bad turning crazy (no permanent stat damage, lost items or anything) it just needs a lot of adventures to return to being sane without raising other stats much.

Thanks for covering this Susan and Lovecraftian! Gonna check this out right away. I wonder do they have a slender man in Fallen London!?

Hey if anyone else has signed up Add me please!

Username: Sneaklemming

obviously...

I wanna try it out....but I don't want to become a twitter whore as well as a facebook one *hangs head*

So I've gotten into it a bit... but can you even add people? or is it not social in that way... how is it social?

Wait... how do I play chess =)

Sneaklemming:
So I've gotten into it a bit... but can you even add people? or is it not social in that way... how is it social?

Wait... how do I play chess =)

Well, if you use your Twitter feed to follow people, then it makes them easier to keep track of, but you don't have to. To play chess, go to your lodgings. Once you're there, you'll find a bunch of options for activities you can invite people to...chess, a private supper, etc.

The only thing I dislike about this game is the waiting. It's so fun!
*happyhappyhappy*
twitter: lollipopdragon

Oh, low-level work becomes unavailable when you raise your stats too high? Bugger. Does anybody know where I can get rats on a string other than in Watchmaker's Hill and the Bazaar?

Is there any good way to get whispered secrets?

How do I unlock more areas? CAN I unlock more areas?

the_lollipop_dragon:
How do I unlock more areas? CAN I unlock more areas?

Yeh get a place to live, and you can go from there. BTW I invited you to dinner YOU'D BETTER ACCEPT OR ELSE, the cat gets it.

To everyone who wants my help getting rid of nightmares: I'm currently at nightmares 5 myself, so I can't afford to help you. Sorry.

I'd be happy about supper invitations, though. I need a lot more of those tokens of admiration.

So I started playing this, name's LoopStricken.

Maybe we could get a list of names somewhere.

Sneaklemming:

the_lollipop_dragon:
How do I unlock more areas? CAN I unlock more areas?

Yeh get a place to live, and you can go from there. BTW I invited you to dinner YOU'D BETTER ACCEPT OR ELSE, the cat gets it.

Well I would have but you invited me to listen to your nightmares and it cancelled out the other invitation. Next time, WAIT. :p

I'm not a big fan of twitter myself, but this game seduced me. Echo Bazaar is highly amusing, definitely worth playing for story snippets alone.
However, it could use an alchemy system (or something along those lines) so that we may put all those stockpiles of various odds and ends to good use, instead of just using them as alternate currency.

That said, allow me to declare that Allan_Foe will gladly join you in an endeavour of your choice, but note he she they are not available for sparring as of this writing (still Rank 0).
How can someone with Dangerous=15 win a single match at Knife & Candle? Gah!

Allan Foe:
I'm not a big fan of twitter myself, but this game seduced me. Echo Bazaar is highly amusing, definitely worth playing for story snippets alone.
However, it could use an alchemy system (or something along those lines) so that we may put all those stockpiles of various odds and ends to good use, instead of just using them as alternate currency.

That said, allow me to declare that Allan_Foe will gladly join you in an endeavour of your choice, but note he she they are not available for sparring as of this writing (still Rank 0).
How can someone with Dangerous=15 win a single match at Knife & Candle? Gah!

I'm currently at dangerous 21, watchful 24 and shadowy 14 and all targets in Knife and Candle are still way out of my league... So in short, you probably can't.

Today I login into Echo Bazaar an it throws me onto the character creation screen... HUH?!
Where does one get help for this sort of thing? The "Help" link on chobazaar.failbettergames.com seems to require that I register a character!

All's fixed, it was because of me renaming my twitter account recently.

I'm not exactly a social person (case in point when I started regularily viewing the escapist there were 3 or 4 zero punctuation videos yet this is my second forum post). And I hate all that twitter stands for. But the ARG aspect of this game is really interesting chatting with all the masters and trying to piece the world together from all the snippets of information (follow Mr_Eaten you will not regret it).

It's just too bad that twitter has a 140 character limit. It's impossible to say anything interesting or in character for that matter, since it's supposed to be victorian England and they seemed quite verbose back then.

This is really interesting and I'm really enjoying myself. It's a good game to return to every hour or so during your day, so that you don't have to wait 24 hours to play at all again, and your not always playing. I also love how they chose Victorian London over any other city or time period, because it really goes great with the brand of horror and humor they have.

There are a few things which bug me about the game though. For one, when an action is locked (like changing your residence) due to lack off items, I wish the game would tell me how many of those items I had without forcing me to go to my 'me' screen. The exhaustion system is also kind of annoying, not because you get exhausted at all, but because of something else. I made my profile at 3PM, so I use all my actions that day and eventually go to bed. But, since I created the profile at 3PM, I have to wait from until I waked up until 3PM to be rested again and get more action points. This is kind of annoying, because there's no way to change the time that you get your possible actions back. It would be nice if you always got them back at 8am or something, because then you only have to wait for less than 24 hours on the first day. But this would probably be problematic, since then they'd have to work on actually keeping track of the time, rather than just having a timer, and they'd have to account for timezones. It could also be an option to pay fate to change your 'reset' time, which would also solve the problem and would be simpler. But, these are both minor problems.

Also, I accidentally discarded the opportunity card for the house I was saving up for, but that's my fault.

(my profile name is Psuedocrat)

Angrywyvern:
This is really interesting and I'm really enjoying myself. It's a good game to return to every hour or so during your day, so that you don't have to wait 24 hours to play at all again, and your not always playing. I also love how they chose Victorian London over any other city or time period, because it really goes great with the brand of horror and humor they have.

There are a few things which bug me about the game though. For one, when an action is locked (like changing your residence) due to lack off items, I wish the game would tell me how many of those items I had without forcing me to go to my 'me' screen. The exhaustion system is also kind of annoying, not because you get exhausted at all, but because of something else. I made my profile at 3PM, so I use all my actions that day and eventually go to bed. But, since I created the profile at 3PM, I have to wait from until I waked up until 3PM to be rested again and get more action points. This is kind of annoying, because there's no way to change the time that you get your possible actions back. It would be nice if you always got them back at 8am or something, because then you only have to wait for less than 24 hours on the first day. But this would probably be problematic, since then they'd have to work on actually keeping track of the time, rather than just having a timer, and they'd have to account for timezones. It could also be an option to pay fate to change your 'reset' time, which would also solve the problem and would be simpler. But, these are both minor problems.

Also, I accidentally discarded the opportunity card for the house I was saving up for, but that's my fault.

(my profile name is Psuedocrat)

Your action clock is based off of when you made your first action of the day - that is to say, when you "spent" your first of that day's 70 actions. So to reset your clock to something more workable, you just need to take a day off from the game, then make sure you use up all your actions in an agreeable time frame.

I think I'm done with this game now. Failing three times at straightforward-tests to conclude an ongoing mission - and the last one was the hard conclusion to "The curate and his sister" (which I attempted at Investigating... 30), a quest that can't even be repeated.

Right now, I'm frustrated enough by my everyday life. I don't need some chance-based browser game to poke into my wounds.

If you're like me and only made a twitter account to play this game, feel free to add me.

My twitter id is mgmaness

I only use twitter for Echo Bazaar, so you won't be getting anything weird from me.

I've started following anyone who put their twitter id on this page.

Turns out, Knife & Candle can be fun! I was saving my Fate for early Carnival entry but I've blown 20 so far on action refreshes.

Edit: 30

If anyone needs anyone else murdered, poisoned, silenced or removed from polite society I am your man.

I also make a wicked hunter's stew should any of you be interested in joining me for supper, although it would be better for the both of us if you refrain from asking what the stew is made of.

Twitter profile is http://twitter.com/Dragonspet

I'm up for some interesting fun. Find me in Fallen London as Dintalion.

Ziren:
To everyone who wants my help getting rid of nightmares: I'm currently at nightmares 5 myself, so I can't afford to help you. Sorry.

I'd be happy about supper invitations, though. I need a lot more of those tokens of admiration.

Actually if you listen to nightmares you go up a little, but if you talk, you go down a lot. Net effect of both listening to each other is both going down a bit.

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