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Tried suggesting designs with 13 Ranged Defense and 25 Evasion techs, but it didn't help.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 21 Jul 2017 00:56

Some results I got today:

Africa:
Your drones report that the nationalist army between Africa and the Americas totals 9 legions.
Your drones report that the force in Africa is smaller than the one in Oceania, but larger than the one in the Americas.

The Americas:
Your drones report that the force in the Americas is smaller than the one in Africa, but equal to the one in Eurasia.
Your drones report that the nationalist army in the Americas is small, no more than three legions.

Eurasia:
Your drones report that the nationalist army between Eurasia and Africa totals 9 legions.
Your drones report that the force in Eurasia is smaller than the one in Africa, but equal to the one in the Americas.

Oceania:
Your drones report that the nationalist army in Oceania is massive, more than six legions.
Your drones report that the force in Oceania is larger than the one in the Americas and Eurasia.
Your drones report that the nationalist army between Oceania and Eurasia totals 11 legions.

I ended sending 7 to Africa, 4 to America and Eurasia, and 9 to Oceania, in case I had to actually beat the enemy numbers, and that was sufficient to win.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 20 Jul 2017 02:55
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 19 Jul 2017 20:18
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Orbital Watch

Al mentioned something to this effect in chat, but I think the watch encounters and the ones from the dusty clipboard are linked. It looks like if you hit a failure state in one of them, it blocks out additional encounters from both of them for the rest of the day. Or at least the watch can block the clipboard.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 19 Jul 2017 20:18

The info I gather seems to come in a couple forms:

Your drones report that the nationalist army in Africa is massive, more than six legions.
Your drones report that the nationalist army between Africa and Eurasia totals 12 legions.
Your drones report that the nationalist army between the Americas and Africa totals 13 legions.
Your drones report that the nationalist army between Oceania and Eurasia totals 8 legions.
Your drones report that the force in the Americas is smaller than the one in Africa, but larger than the one in Oceania.
Your drones report that the force in Eurasia is smaller than the one in the Americas, but equal to the one in Oceania.
Your drones report that the force in Eurasia is smaller than the one in Africa, but equal to the one in Oceania.
Your drones report that the force in Oceania is smaller than the one in Africa and the Americas.

I attacked with 1/1/1/1 drones as an experiment (lost horribly to the 8 legions in Africa.)
Americas+Africa = 13 ∴ America = 5
Oceania+Eurasia = 8 and are equal ∴ Oceania = 4; Eurasia = 4.

So 21 legions in the opponents together; I may have needed to gather resources once.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 19 Jul 2017 01:20

I am fairly sure the results for seeking out the different drone types will vary quite a bit, since this seems like the kind of puzzle that would have some randomized settings.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 18 Jul 2017 02:30
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 18 Jul 2017 00:53
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Orbital Watch

Despite the hidden bonus to Eclipse duration, nothing special for gaining 65 etheric energy at once with this. Also, can't use Watch Winding with it.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 18 Jul 2017 00:53
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 04 Jul 2017 21:45
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Protein Database

Using 6 of these and one successful installation of the Protein Analysis routine, no sign yet of progress on protein analysis.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 04 Jul 2017 21:45
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 03 Jul 2017 03:59
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Primeval Pit

(Hooked) Cyberlegs do not protect you from fall damage when jumping into the pit.

EDIT: And Melee Defense does seem to help. Reactive Defense- need more data. Also need to test if partial diving suit parts help (and if so, if any of data below was contaminated by it).

-3 Melee Defense
1 Stealth Defense
-4 Fire Defense
-3 Ranged Defense

Dam: 19-22 [base 16-19 - MD?]

7 Melee Defense
2 Ranged Defense
1 Stealth Defense

Dam: 13,13,13,13 [base 20 - MD?]

12 Melee Defense
2 Ranged Defense
1 Stealth Defense

Dam: 3,7,8,4 [base 15-20 - MD?] — Some of this may have been 10 MD as I got broken bones without noticing.

-1 Ranged Defense
1 Stealth Defense
9 Reactive Defense

Dam: 16, 18, 15, 19

Looks like about 15-20 dam minus MD.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 03 Jul 2017 03:59

It looks like I had the same idea 2 years ago, but now that Healing Factor does cure various illnesses, I can still confirm that using the injector itself does not cure toxins/bones. (Unlike antidote injector, which does cure etheric.)

Edit: Healing Factor does cure broken bones.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 28 Jun 2017 00:36

Out of that list, it looks like only Gaze Beyond is likely — which might actually make sense if Shadowy Presence also gives it.

There's a couple other related skills that seem to give the same message, eg. Ocean Eyes or Blessed of the Seas. The Perception is new, I'll try to check Shadowy Presence again.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 21 Jun 2017 00:42

This message:

The hiss of static slowly transforms into the sound of a serpentine bulk dragging itself along the ground. You only faintly remember the dream, just striking and blood.

Isn't for Shadowy Presence. I just got it, and my current skill list is:
Chess
Common Dreams
Emerald Meditation
Experienced Observer
Experimental Chemistry
Fishing
Gaze Beyond
Harvest Dreams
Kingly Favor
Long Lost Nostalgia
Monarch's Call
Ocean Eyes
Patchwork Dreams
Poltergeist Spark
Pugilism
Quantum Mechanics
Simple Coding
Sushi Chef
Undying Heart
Urban Lore

I also got 1 XP in both Reflexes and Perception.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 20 Jun 2017 23:34

Result count from searching the desk:

30 IDs
50 Briefcase
26 Latte
12 Memos
27 Wrappers
13 Flasks

Memos and Flasks seem somewhat rarer.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 18 Jun 2017 15:39

Used at 6 FP - "You start seeing things around you that you could set on fire."
Used at 10 FP - You've learned a new Skill: Arsonist Training

May need further investigation if multiple uses build up your fire-observation skill level or if it's just a straight threshold, but if the latter, the range is narrowed to 7-10 FP.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 17 Jun 2017 23:33
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 16 Jun 2017 23:07
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Sheltered Woman

Attempting to think outside the box a bit… Wearing all the pieces of the Valentine Killer outfit except the old scalpel doesn't open up any option to murder her, or change what you attempt to do when treating her.

Tried chatting with her while dressed as a doctor with 5 first aid, and Survival Bulwark, Ocean Song, Ocean Sight and Slags Poisoning active. No change.

No luck treating while in the full ratty suit with writhing flesh, either.

Pep in Your Step doesn't help to hold off the blackness.

Giving heriodule's idea a try while treating her. Ghoulish crown, ghoul maw, bloody shirt, bloody pants. No change.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 16 Jun 2017 23:07
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 16 Jun 2017 18:00
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Gimme Shelter

Pounding at the door with cyberarms doesn't seem to change anything. Still leave smears of blood and all that.

Abandoning it with 14 Evil Eye doesn't do anything, either.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 16 Jun 2017 18:00
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 10 Jun 2017 21:32
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Sheltered Woman

-6 ED, Burning Vision, Wide Open, Muffled Sight, Examination Glasses, nothing special for Treating her.

Nothing special for checking Ground Zero w/Survival Bulwark.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 10 Jun 2017 21:32
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 08 Jun 2017 22:46
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Sheltered Woman

Running a little low on ideas. Got Unchanging Survival, tried going through 20 fights in a row, without otherwise spending any energy, and without dying. Because hey, survival, right? No obvious results.

Having Unchanging Survival active when you restart the next day with Pinnacle of Fire doesn't seem to do anything.

Trying to treat her with 6 Dust Conflagration and 10 Dance of Ashes doesn't help.

I tried going up to a +24 bonus to Perception, since that's the XP you get from trying to treat her, but no change.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 08 Jun 2017 22:46
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 07 Jun 2017 01:59
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Gimme Shelter

Abandoning it specifically with a full heavy containment suit didn't do anything, Pep in Your Step doesn't help you remain conscious, and 7 Dance of Ashes and 5 Dust Conflagration in my deck did nothing either.

Also tried 6 Dust Conflagration since that seems to be an important number for some other checks, but no luck.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 07 Jun 2017 01:59
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 07 Jun 2017 01:35
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Hunting Fire

Dance of Ashes doesn't work for trying to run from the fire. Which makes sense, as it's not actually an Evasion tech, but thought it might be worth a shot.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 07 Jun 2017 01:35
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 06 Jun 2017 02:19
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Gimme Shelter

Nothing special for abandoning it with Stellar Appreciation either.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 06 Jun 2017 02:19
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