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New Case Level Harder Than AI

icaughtyou
icaughtyou

This post is for serious players, subbed or unsubbed, so please keep this post on track with no off topic talk, and keep our comments polite and positive, let us not have any arguing, drama, or nasty comments about other players... This is my suggestion to any player(active) who has reached the Almost Impossible(AI) case level and wants to see a harder case level implemented into the game. I would greatly appreciate any and all feedback from the following players:
Joseph Chen
TJ Sweet
Mercey Less
Jayneromina
and of course Admin, and Secret Squirrel.

All the above mentioned players(active) know, playing AI cases are very similar to the Ridiculously Hard(RH) cases with a few differences, I won't reveal to others what those differences are to keep the game interesting to those who have not achieved the AI level yet.
Here is my suggestion to make a harder level case above AI to make the game more challenging for all players..

I suggest a new case level called either "Totally Impossible"(TI) or called "Admin Special"(AS) cases.. Admin or Squirrel can choose the name. Here is how it could work:

We all know that the Bank President and Editor in Chief will unlock the SH,RH, and AI case levels depending on your EXP level.
I believe that SH is 100K, RH is 1M, and AI is 4M EXP(if i got SH wrong please correct me).
Once a player has reached 10,000,000 EXP and they have a minimum standing of 100+ with the Bank President and the Editor in Chief the new case level will unlock and give the TI or AS case level.
In solving a TI/AS case here is what we could receive:
10,240 EXP
$2800-3100 Reward
in favor cases the above EXP and $ would not change, however the standing points for the particular townie would be between 3-9 standing points for successfully completing the favor case, we would still of course have 3 favors per day(subbed) and 1 favor(unsubbed).
The standing bonus can be based on what the townie is currently at, once a townie has a standing of 80+ all favors for that townie would be a standing of only +3, any contact with a standing below 65 would

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Detective Joseph Chen
Detective Joseph Chen

@icaughtyou: Actually I sent lots of suggestions to Admin through PM but after searching my sleuth mail for half an hour, I couldn't locate them and I'm very forgetful regarding the suggestions that I mentioned to them before and usually would suggest again to them which makes it possible for them to ignore my suggestions because the suggestions already being mentioned before. Hehe...so sorry if you don't like my suggestions above.

@Admin: Is there a way that you can forward back all my suggestions to me through sleuth mail, so that I can re-organize what I have suggested before and what I haven't suggested before.

I think no one likes my suggestions...so I still think its best for Admin to make the cases harder for myself so that it doesn't affect everybody else (the one which I requested for multiple PEs of the same type in all my cases).

icaughtyou
icaughtyou

no worries joseph, i just wanted to express my opinion on trying to improve the game, this post is and was an open forum for the top tier players to say what they thought about the suggestions they also have, so I have no problems with what are going to be said.. we ALL have our own thoughts and ideas on this game and we should be able to share them with others regardless of the idea, when people come together and share it makes it easier to discuss ideas..

icaughtyou
icaughtyou

@ Joseph,
I also like your idea about the admin making cases harder for specific players, I think I too would enjoy if the admin could make my cases more difficult and not affect others in the game, it would possibly make me work a bit harder on the cases so I would not become bored with the current difficulty level I am doing.. of course I can see a bunch more quits in my future if this happens.. sometimes these cases can be brutal to get through as others would probably agree..

Droid
Droid

Admin's revenge...

The same as RH cases but it treats it as if you have no standings with anyone and wearable items don't work. They are doable since it's pretty much what I have to do with Doc as his standings suck but it's harder than AI for a regular player who has more than 15 standing with each townie.

icaughtyou
icaughtyou

Never heard of Admin's Revenge, but I would be willing to try it....

TJ Sweet
TJ Sweet

A newer or higher case level sounds great and all. Not saying would not like to see it at some point. But at this point when so few have even gotten to AI level. I know one can say well might give them an incentive too. Well After 3 or more years since introduction of AI dont see many taking it up.

My opinion is more in SoM should be done to promote Agencies and team work. We have enough individual shiney bobbles that has taken the challenge out of most of the detective (hard thinking) out of the cases. Agency Achievements, specialty things to benefit those in an agency, Ways to get more wanting to sub and be part of a working team.

Would also say since the flooding of additional handgear to enhance skills it has caused the "staleness" of the cases and maybe looking at a little tweaking of the cases.

MERCEY LESS
MERCEY LESS

Droid is masochistic so don't listen to him :P:P Just kidding.

That would be a great challenge without the use of standings or wearable items. All you get is the skills your detective originally came with. Of course you would need your money for bribing but that only gets you so far as well.

Maybe SD's could be made to this fashion so they are not so easy to chalk up or maybe even the last favor of a TH. Interesting thought.

Jayneromina
Jayneromina

I think icys' idea is a good one, also admins revenge

icaughtyou
icaughtyou

thank you jayne, i dont think it will happen though, but i did try to make it more interesting for all us who have reached the AI level..

Droid
Droid

I like TJ's idea of an agency incentive rather than personal stuff next time and I've often asked for a fingerprint analysis computer to be available for agencies but it would be a lot of coding for Ben and it would make the game even easier.

SoM used to be a lot harder which is why I suggested "admins' revenge", it not only becomes easier as your character matures and builds standings but also easier from items you can get just through plodding through cases. Take the standings away and become a beginner again and it's still hard to get a foot-hold in the game.

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