Saturday, June 3, 2017

Old Clock Speedrun Planning 22

With the second Emily conversation, you can ask if this sort of thing has happened before, or you can ask if Emily used the stove last. If you ask if this has happened before, Emily sputters a bit before vehemently denying that she's responsible. If you ask if she used the stove last, she denies it right away. Since Emily sputters for about four seconds, it's about four seconds faster to indirectly accuse her.

After this, Emily goes on a tangent about Josiah Crowley. And here, for the first and maybe only time in the game, Nancy has three possible responses, not just two.

1. "Maybe he didn't leave you anything because he didn't have anything." Emily responds that he was rich, and that he left everything to Richard Topham. Nancy has two responses to this.

1a. "How did Josiah know him?" Emily says Josiah liked to disguise himself. Then she says he let Richard Topham live in his house.

1b. "Why did Josiah leave everything to him? "Emily says Josiah liked to disguise himself. Then she says he let Richard Topham live in his house.

2. "Was there a problem finding his will?". Emily says it was lost for months. Then she says Josiah liked to disguise himself. Then she says he let Richard Topham live in his house.

3. "Did he have any family?". Emily says that he thought of the Crandalls as his family. Then she says he liked to disguise himself. Then she says he let Richard Topham live in his house.

It looks like, no matter what, we learn that Josiah disguised himself, and that Topham lives in Josiah's house now. The fastest conversation is the third one, about family. The slowest conversation is 1 to 1b. That's about 18 seconds longer than option 3.

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