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The detectives' sites

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:53 pm
by Dryunya
Did those have any use at all? Or are they something that was supposed to come to our attention later, but didn't?

Re: The detectives' sites

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:57 pm
by Dana
It wouldn't have looked very realistic had they opened a detective agency and not had any way of gathering new customers, now would it?

I believe they were, in one draft, supposed to have a more active role in things, but that didn't really pull through.

Re: The detectives' sites

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:03 pm
by Tom
Didn't they reveal the detectives' email addresses? I know for a fact those did get used at least once or twice, cause I can still send emails as Sherlock Holmes. Which is really cool.

Re: The detectives' sites

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:09 pm
by WackyMeetsPractical
Tom wrote:Didn't they reveal the detectives' email addresses? I know for a fact those did get used at least once or twice, cause I can still send emails as Sherlock Holmes. Which is really cool.


Speaking of which, the e-mail on Holme's website was broken. I remember trying to send him an e-mail very early into the game, almost as soon as the websites were revealed, but the e-mails kept coming back with an error message. Then we noticed a typo in the e-mail address that was linked from the website, there was a missing 's'. Once we put the 's' in, the e-mail worked fine. There was some speculation that this was an intentional test by Holmes to make sure that only intelligent people can send e-mails. There was other speculation that this was just a typo on your part. Which is it?

Re: The detectives' sites

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:24 pm
by Qara-Xuan Zenith
Tom wrote:I can still send emails as Sherlock Holmes. Which is really cool.

Man, I thought it was cool when I got an email from Sherlock Holmes. I can only imagine how cool it must be to send them.
...Though I did a double-take a few days later, when gmail listed Holmes' email under the addresses I'd recently contacted... connected to the name "Tom Pike" instead of "Sherlock Holmes". :lol:

Re: The detectives' sites

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:19 pm
by Dryunya
It was totally Sherlock Holmes' way of covering his tracks. :geek:

Re: The detectives' sites

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:19 pm
by Tom
Damn, I'm glad you didn't notice that while the game was running.

I'm guessing on the back end it was a typo, but since everything has to make sense in story, sure, it was a puzzle Holmes set up.