Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Old Clock Speedrun Planning 25

Continuing from yesterday, is it possible to deliver a telegram in place of playing minigolf? The timing is, um, iffy.

Nancy can't deliver telegrams, until she talks to her father. Her father calls, after she meets Jim Archer. My current route is this:

Trip 1: Half of trivet quest, get mirror from Jim Archer.
Trip 2: Second half of trivet quest, get dress from Jim Archer, pay Waddell to do the quartz blank
Trip 3: Give the finished dress from Jim Archer, get quartz blank from Waddell
Trip 4: Go to Jim Archer to open Topham's safe deposit box.

You have to pay Waddell to make the quartz blank and pick it up later. If you try picking it up immediately, he yells at you. With the proposed "get money from delivering telegrams" route, you have to delay paying Waddell to make the quartz blank, because you can't afford it. So it would have to be...

Trip 1: Half of trivet quest, get mirror from Jim Archer.
Trip 2: Second half of trivet quest, get dress from Jim Archer, get first telegram and deliver it
Trip 3: Get paid for first telegram, pay Waddell to do the quartz blank, give the finished dress from Jim Archer
Trip 4: Get quartz blank from Waddell
Trip 5: Go to Jim Archer to open Topham's safe deposit box.

Ugh, that gives me an extra trip into town! I don't know about that.

Well, it depends on what the trigger is for "Waddell finishes making the blank". If the trigger is "Nancy goes to the Lilac Inn and back", then yeah, another trip is necessary. If the trigger is "wait a minute of real time", then maybe I can pay Waddell, do the stuff with Jim Archer, then pick up the quartz from Waddell. I will have to test this out. Hopefully this works! An extra trip into town is probably still faster than doing minigolf twice, but it'd be nice to NOT have to do it.

Another possibility is that I deliver the first telegram and get paid for it right away, but it just seems like a waste to deliver a telegram right next to Lilac Inn, then go back into town to get paid. It just makes more sense to deliver the telegram when visiting the inn, then getting paid when visiting Mr. Archer.

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