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WARNING! Accuse with less than 3 stars of Evidence at your own Risk!

Sleuth Admin
Sleuth Admin

Some corner cutters amongst you had discovered some safe ways to accuse suspects without first gathering 3 stars of evidence.

In sticking with the original intent of the game (not to mention our hitherto faultless game documentation), it is no longer safe to ever accuse with only 1 or 2 stars.

Good luck out there...

and Happy Sleuthing.

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Detective Joseph Chen
Detective Joseph Chen

Randomness in the game really could kill some great detectives in the long run, especially with similar names and similar looks with their avatars. Just be very careful next time.

Droid
Droid

I too have fallen for similarly named characters, fortunately now I never get motive when looking for whereabouts.

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel

in Noir Ananda and Amanda Goforth caused my first FA!

Detective Joseph Chen
Detective Joseph Chen

Mine was like Sunny Giron and Sunny Abeyta. lol...

Josephina Lanae
Josephina Lanae

I just completed a case with a suspect with 3 stars. However, he did NOT have a false alibi. I thought the real killer was someone else but ran out of manipulation to find the motive behind the suspect. So since the the one guy had 3 stars, I changed my mind. However, I lost the case and the suspect had 3 stars!! How is this possible???

Also, if the only evidence is a handprint, where do you go to test it? I've tried every place in town.

Detective Joseph Chen
Detective Joseph Chen

Police clerk in the police station in Doyleburgh can help you to match the handprint to the sample glasses taken from the suspects' houses.

3 stars + real alibi = not guilty
3 stars + unconfirmed alibi = maybe not guilty
3 stars + fake alibi = guilty

TEALY
TEALY

I have to say, Im on the " I DONT LIKE THE SETUP TEAM." I understand that the rules have always stated that you a suspect must have three stars, before a conviction. However, ever since the new setup, I have had to pay off three false accusations....and in ALL of those cases...I accused a suspect with a fake alibi, who actually had well over three stars. Therefore, based on my xp level, I have had to pay well over 220,000 in the past month! thats INSANE!

Needless to say, I have not only stopped doing stupendously hard cases, but I also find myself quitting almost every other case.

I LOVE a good challenge. However, I feel as though it has become more than just challenging, but rather...increasingly less fun, time consuming, and bothersome. I really dont understand, why there was a need to change the original setup, in the first place.

Overall....I BEG YOU TO PLEAAAASE CHANGE IT BACK!

Detective Joseph Chen
Detective Joseph Chen

@Tealy:

There's only one way for you to know whether you're seeing the right suspect before you clicked the accuse button and I have a solution for you, from next case onwards, make a screen capture of your suspect that you're about to accuse (that will prove that he/she has the 3 stars and fake alibi), then after you accuse, make a screen capture of the confirmation page whether you get case solved screen or false accusation screen.

Send both the pictures by email to help@hypoware.com if you get another FA in this condition, then stop doing another case, so that Admin can check the case for you, but based on the 2 pictures, it would be enough for them to tell you or for you to tell yourself whether you did yet another mistake or its a mistake from the game system. Hope this helps.

Droid
Droid

If I was you I would check the case file just before you accuse Tealy, I often do that and realise I'm about to accuse the wrong one; 3 or more stars and a fake alibi = guilty. I'm pretty sure Ben can check from the database on your FA cases rather than you sending him screenshots, but I don't know how far back it is retained for.

TJ Sweet
TJ Sweet

I have done a couple hundred or so cases of various levels IH-RH(since the rule change) and I have not had a single problem or gotten an FA on a accuse when I have had 3 stars and fake.

If you truly have had a suspect with a fake alibi and 3 stars or more and gotten an FA you should have filed a bug report immediately.

I would take that extra second and double check who you are going to accuse.

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