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Case Difficulty Levels Explained!

Sleuth Admin
Sleuth Admin

This being a mystery game, it's sometimes tough to decide exactly how much info to give out about the specific rules of the game in the help files, and how much to leave for players to discover for themselves. I've had some questions about how and when players get access to new case difficulty levels that I thought should be cleared up.

In particular, a lot of people have had questions about when a harder difficulty level would be available above "Ridiculously Hard". It's a bit of a trick question, because a harder level is already available and has been for several months. The currently highest level of difficulty is "Almost Impossible", it requires a high level case contact and 4 million experience points (a level nobody has quite reached yet).

Anyway, rather than beat around the bush on this issue more, I've decided to just spell out the rules directly in the help file. To see the list of difficulty levels and what exactly is required to access each one, please click on the HELP link in the lower right hand corner, and click on "New Case Contacts" in the "Advancing your Detective" section.

Thanks, and Sleuth Strong!

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kivaas
kivaas

here's the rest of my post, which obviously was too long: ...

which develop their own strategies.

Code breaking was originally invented for the higher level players to give them a bit of a challenge. It is really a pity that it disappeared, and I hope that it will be back...

Resetting all skill points I do not consider a good option, because otherwise people would just make random choices (e.g. just train something which is less important, e.g. second tobacco analysis or so) just because it's cheap, and use this skill, and as soon as they have more skill points, they take the tobacco analysis away and train something better. That would then be instead of having to think and save valuable skill points until you can train something which really brings you forward.

Making buying a key dependent on the standing I think is also not really practicable, because you will need to buy keys especially in the beginning of the game until you train some lockpicking. And in the beginning of the game, you have no standings at all. Anyway, it is impossible to earn standing with the locksmith before you do IH cases and reach the point with the photo in the bank safe...

11georsog3
11georsog3

Thanks a pile!

DASMART
DASMART

Thanx!

Ediot
Ediot

thanks, Ben!

Gideon Kane
Gideon Kane

I have reached well over 10,000 experience points, but I have not received any cases beyond "Very Hard." Shouldn't I be able to access harder cases?

Gideon Kane
Gideon Kane

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sneha mapsekar
sneha mapsekar

thanks for the info ben

Marissa22
Marissa22

thankkk uu!!

ady_fisher
ady_fisher

thanks..

Fathom
Fathom

I am solving a "Very very hard" case... but actually it is an "IMPOSSIBLE" case! Let me see who can solve it.
I only got two handprints from murder site. I don't have any gift for ladies. I got alibies of all the 7 suspects, 4 of which (1 male + 3 females) were false. And no weapon was found from the houses of suspects with false alibies. So I had to do at least 5 handprint tests, which was impossible (Margaret is a woman, however she is helpful to me so I can check 1 handprint for free). So I thought of knowing the proofs first from the suspects, and then from the proofs find the likely murderer and check his/her handprint in the end. First of all, I checked both the handprints for the male fake alibi suspect, which were found out not to be his. Then I asked him proof for all 3 female false alibi suspects. Then I went to all other suspects (all of which were females) and asked proofs using up all my charms and intimidations. But NO ONE had ANY proof against ANYBODY ELSE. So I lost all of my charms and intimidations, a free chance and the bribe chance of checking handprint, and still I could not find the murderer out of the three ladies.
So, what else could I do? I know I could use my charms on Magaret (Handprint expert), but I never even dreamed of having NO proof by asking the suspects!

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