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Popularity

Postby wataru14 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:04 pm

Do you spend Popularity points to make choices like you do with Luck or does the total never decrease?

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Re: Popularity

Postby Raww Le Klueze » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:46 am

Companion, Popularity and Secret points don't decrease nor do they have any visual representation.
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Re: Popularity

Postby wataru14 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:37 am

Thanks! But now I'm confused about something with the flowchart.

Many of the Luck+1 choices say "Popularity-1" underneath. Most of the Episode 1 Sierra choices for example. If your Popularity never goes down, based on what the flowchart explanation says, you need to have at least 1 Popularity to choose most of those options. But you don't. I'm playing it for the first time and am doing a "jump the bridge" run. I never once increased my Popularity in Episode 1, but I could pick all the Luck+1 options. Do you start with Popularity 1?

Also, choices with Annallee and Nina both list Popularity-1 as outcomes with no increase in Luck. Both seem like negative things to say, so it seems weird there would be a gatekeeping requirement to choose them. And meeting Clive says there is a requirement of 2+ Secret Points, but it also says Secret-1.

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Re: Popularity

Postby Raww Le Klueze » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:59 pm

Sorry, what I meant was they don't decrease by choices like luck points do.

As in no choice will ever be greyed out because you don't have enough popularity points.

So for example a choice that says -1 LP means you must have at least 1 LP to make the choice, if you don't have any LP you can't make the choice.

But a choice that says -1 Popularity doesn't mean you must have at least 1 Popularity point to make it, it just means the score will go down if you make that choice. If your Popularity is 0 you can still make the choice and it will remain at 0.

Think of Luck Points as a currency that you spend to use certain choices and the others are more like stats that go up and down and affect some scenes but you don't spend them.
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Re: Popularity

Postby wataru14 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:40 pm

Got it. Makes sense. Thanks!


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