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Detective Joseph Chen
Detective Joseph Chen

Hi All,

I've been noticing about the proofs I get for the killers and I was wondering if anyone here knows what does "Hearsay" means? This is how it appears in my case file tab:

Seen Leaving Scene (Hearsay) Testimony: Yvonne Leatherman

and a second question:

Does anyone else noticed why does the suspect's avatar changes before and after they died?

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TJ Sweet
TJ Sweet

LOL Mercey, I like when others post there solving the case ideas, but fail to mention case levels. There is a big difference between an IH case and RH case. Even between an SH and AI. What you think may to be ok to "safely accuse" in some case levels, will not be the case in others. The only "safely accuse" method is to have at least 3 stars against a fake alibi.To post and say otherwise is a disservice to other players giving them a FALSE premise. That will lead to getting FAs.


Now Joseph, your agency maybe newly formed. You and couple others in it are seasoned players & treasure hunters. So you know how to properly conduct and defend a treasure hunt. :>)

Really Red
Really Red

Well first of all I have never been lucky, so I have always done what I am supposed to do(i.e to get 3stars).

Second point, I only said about the cases which are having more than 2-3 WEs(i.e a case matching the situation I mentioned and not the cases with just one PE).

Third point, LOL I forgot to mention that I have only played till SH level (i.e no IH or RH as yet), so really inexperienced when compared to most of you...

Fourth point, I don't consider my statement misleading to others(for increasing number of FAs)as I have never asked/suggested anybody to just go and accuse directly(if such a situation occurs), even I have never directly accused any suspect yet(in such a situation). As I said already I am just observing and noticing it. So any newbie or other sleuth who reads carefully and has proper grammatical knowledge will never get any FA because of my post.

Finally I would say to all(without naming anybody as no arguments are intended from my side) that as I said earlier it's just an OBSERVATION and not a VERDICT, it may be right - it may be wrong, but this is what I have noticed till now... so I think our honorable seniors(senior sleuths) should take this positively or cross-check it(FOR THAT WAS MY MAIN PURPOSE OF POSTING IT HERE) to confirm if it is correct or incorrect(as even I am not sure about it and mentioned it earlier), rather than just commenting or making fun off... Happy Sleuthing

Really Red
Really Red

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MERCEY LESS
MERCEY LESS

Do not believe there was any poking fun at or otherwise and I am really sorry you took it that way. Just remember one thing, just because you think something is does not make it so. The simple point being made and confired, is that shortcuts are not safe or recommended anymore.

If, by chance, you feel you have figured out a pattern or a shortcut that is great. And if you want to confirm it with a senior player, smail them your thoughts and see what they say. Your post clearly stated that it would be safe to accuse Y without the 3rd star. To newbies you would be considered a seasoned player and they make take that as fact.

Again, really sorry if you misunderstood intentions here.

Really Red
Really Red

Hi Mercy I totally agree to what you have said but I just wanted to make clear there that I "just noticed" it... Actually found some words in somebody's post(which meant that I am misleading newbies and others) due to which I had to clear my point again.....
anyways thanks for your reply and happy sleuthing...

MERCEY LESS
MERCEY LESS

Ok, all is good. We got that all cleared up so no worries.

Detective Joseph Chen
Detective Joseph Chen

Hi All,

I've been noticing about the proofs I get for the killers and I was wondering if anyone here knows what does "Hearsay" means? This is how it appears in my case file tab:

Seen Leaving Scene (Hearsay) Testimony: Yvonne Leatherman

and a second question:

Does anyone else noticed why does the suspect's avatar changes before and after they died?

Detectivu Lu Peste
Detectivu Lu Peste

Hi Joseph,

My English is very poor and I often run into words I don't understand. When that is the case I use a dictionary. You can find plenty of dictionaries online if you don't have one on your desk.

Here is what I managed to find on "hearsay" in about 10 seconds (typind included):
1. Unverified information heard or received from another; rumor.
2. Law Evidence based on the reports of others rather than the personal knowledge of a witness and therefore generally not admissible as testimony.
gossip; rumour
gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
hearsay evidence - evidence based on what someone has told the witness and not of direct knowledge

Of course, you can use your research skills to search further or even get a translation in your native language if you want.

However, I don't see why would you bother yourself with this. For now, any star you get is as good as other and it doesn't matter how you get it. We'll see what comes in future, but it seems to me that being what it is makes it a circumstantial evidence worthing only 1 star.

Now, about the avatar change... that is only natural, isn't it?
After a suspect dies, you can not see his/her avatar anymore. But IF you have necromancy skills you can see the spirit's avatar, which, obviously, is a different one.

On a different note, I think it would be very good for you and your agency to get involved in THs and SDs, as you said in a post above. Perhaps if you start acting like a man you'll scare the enemies away. On the other hand, pretending you're a newbie? How is this going to help and who is going to buy it?

Detectivu Lu Peste
Detectivu Lu Peste

Oh, and hi Red!

So you think you found a shortcut and want it tested? Why don't you go ahead and test it, then? I don't know what you mean by senior sleuths, but I guess you're talking about those who are playing for 2 or 3 years. Anyway, I think the game was made for every player to play it, not wait for others to play in their place.

However, even if it seems to be working, keep this as a reference, Ben's words:

"Noticing things like that and taking advantage of them is part of the game. However, we do not necessarily have to announce that we are going to change those kind of details before we do, so you are always taking a chance of getting an False Accusation if you rely on any method other than 3Stars + Alibi".


Really Red
Really Red

Hi Lu, hope you are fine... Bro you'll understand what I meant by senior sleuths when you'll read my first post here along with the replies of some senior sleuths....... By using the term "senior sleuth" I intended not to enter into any argument personally or one to one but at the same time answering the people who were having doubts over what I meant in my first post...Bro I think you have just read my post and nothing else after that otherwise you wouldn't have asked me what I meant by senior sleuths as it was just to give answers.
As far as your suggestion about testing the short-cut is concerned --- Yes I am testing it but I am in a learning phase in sleuth right now and I don't think anybody should have any problem if I share with others anything new that comes to me... I have never asked anybody to check things for me(or play in my place), I have only asked to cross-check to those who were just commenting and directly writing my point off directly without even giving it a thought... So I think its just that you have misunderstood my post and nothing else so no worries.......
Enjoy all and happy sleuthing......

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