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AnnieOakley
AnnieOakley

I have completed over 20 cases in a row without being offered a favor to do. Why is this?????

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Detective Joseph Chen
Detective Joseph Chen

you can only get 3 favors per day (if subscribed) and 1 favor per day (if unsubscribed).

Voy Seven
Voy Seven

Yes I know.

I have not done any favors yet today.

I am subscribed and I did start this morning with solving cases.

Normally the 4th case should have been a favor, but it wasn't. And the 8th case still was not a favor. And the 12th also not.

So I suppose it's a bug which only concerns subscribers.

Detective Joseph Chen
Detective Joseph Chen

Then you should send a PM to either Secret_Squirrel or Sleuth Admin regarding this matter.

Sleuth Admin
Sleuth Admin

Annie and Voy, it looks like you both got (and completed) your full 3 favors both yesterday and today.

Let me know if that's not the case.

good luck on the hunts!

Voy Seven
Voy Seven

Yes, we got them after all.

But very very late!!! Normally the 4th, 8th and 12th case every day should be the favors, and not the 16th, 20th and 24th one.

However, at least in my case I found out why I had the bug: it was because I had stored some files in the agency.

When I do not store files, this problem does not appear.

I checked again yesterday, I had stored 4 RTA cases in the agency the day before, and yesterday I played them. After each solved case, I had a look for favors from my case givers.

And something very strange happened: after playing 3 of my stored cases, only the Morgue Assistant offered favors, while the other case givers had NO FAVORS, but just normal cases instead. So I played a favor I got from the Morgue, and then I checked out all case givers again. This time, the bishop offered favors, while all the others had normal cases. So I played one of these.

That means, yesterday I did two favors in a row without any cases inbetween, but the choice was very limited.

After that, I played the last stored case and also a few others, and then another favor occurred. But this time in the usual manner: all case givers offered nothing but favors.

I am sure this is a sort of bug, I will test it again and keep you informed. I will now store some cases in the agency and then play them tomorrow.

Droid
Droid

The way around this is to only do two RTAs after a favor, then do a proper case, then next favors come up no problem.

Voy Seven
Voy Seven

just tried. Doesn't work.

Stored 2 RTA yesterday.

Now played both plus another normal case.

So there should be a favor now, but there is NONE.

Voy Seven
Voy Seven

played 2 more normal, now got favor

Droid
Droid

If you just played two cases and are now at favors you wouldn't have been at favors when you tested before. The number of cases solved under your profile will be divisible by four if you're at favors, it's not a fixed number of cases from when you started after server reset.

For example if you leave yourself half way through case 999 tonight then when you complete it tomorrow your next case will be a favour. Server reset is at midnight server time, so if for example you're in Australia you can get 6 favors in one of your days, but of course you won't get any at all during your morning the next day until server reset occurs.

Doing 20 cases in a row without a favor is quite possible; cases 1, 5, and 9 may be favors, then you've got 21 cases left (more if you use RTAs or do each other's cases) until you reach your daily limit.

Voy Seven
Voy Seven

I did try again in order to find out how it works. But I'm still convinced that it must be a bug.

I stored 5 RTA cases yesterday. Today I played 2 of them and one normal case, so now my 4th case of today should be a favor, but it is not.

I'll now play 2 more normal cases in order to see if the stored cases just didn't count... and then I will try to use somebody elses stored cases.

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