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Offline blueray

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can't fish a mermaid
« on: September 20, 2010, 07:19:59 AM »
so, now it finally got me..

i'm sitting here now for 3 hours and can't play on anymore..

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didn't work. i can't open my inventory when i'm out on the sea and when i want to buy a map from the map guy and give him money i get "you don't need any things from this merchant".. so good, i don't need a map fine.
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well...

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can't do any more things on the other isles, too.
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other two items are left.


what is a vessel anyway ? i got the boat.. animated ? can't think of anything.


i even put in some fresh water from the fountain in the bottle and wanted to water the plant to the right on wonder island
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didn't work.


it really gets boring after trying anything for 3 hours..

there would have been so many possibilities that could have been fun, nothing worked..

:-/

the stories i read
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were of no use to me in the game. nice story ;)) especially about the princess hehe, but i don't know of what use this would be in the game.


can anyone please give me a hint without telling the solution how i can play on ?

please ?
« Last Edit: September 20, 2010, 07:43:37 AM by blueray »

Offline FFL2and3rocks

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Re: can't fish a mermaid
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010, 07:21:00 AM »
You can't get the map until Graham knows he needs it.

Is there someone who might want to see a map?

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Re: can't fish a mermaid
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010, 07:26:52 AM »
nice gobliiins avatar :)


yeah i thought about that.
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the winged people ? no

the book store ? maybe, but i already offered him money and talked everything through,
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talked to all merchants, to the castle guards.. there are no more other people
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edit: did you know mermaids were in reality in fact sea cows :) i learned that on my trip to the mediterranean sea on isles in italy and france. they make sounds like a crying woman, so the fishermen think there is a woman in need of help and sail there to help her. the sea cows sit on rocks, and so the ships go under when they follow the "songs" of the mermaids and crash on the rocks. ;)
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Re: can't fish a mermaid
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2010, 08:04:26 AM »
Well Hassan did tell you to ask the bookshop owner Ali about the lost magic bag.  There's a particular item you're carrying that you can show to Ali to make it clear that you want his help with such a thing.
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Re: can't fish a mermaid
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2010, 12:14:49 PM »
Do you see the red circled area near bottom of magic map?

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Re: can't fish a mermaid
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2010, 05:15:25 PM »
ok, i read in another post what i should show him.

so far so good, but it doesn't make sense in any way.. (for me at least).

why should i show him the map i am carrying, there are only a few isles on it. if ali knows something about it, he also knows the isles and the map i am carrying.

so if there is a map merchant i should buy a map from him.

in the end, when you have done all stuff, it makes sense, but before you ever played that part it's very hard to come to this conclusion. ali should just tell that there is a specific point somewhere in the sea. graham should then be able to go buy a map (because he needs one) and let ali mark the X.

but why show a map to ali before knowing he needs one to set a mark or something..

maybe it sounds unlogical to people who already played it, but i stick with my point of view. ;)

thx for your help. i will play on 2morrow :)

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Re: can't fish a mermaid
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2010, 05:20:05 PM »
You're not showing Ali the map, you're showing him the ingredient scroll because (as a scholar) he may have done research that could be useful to you.

Then you can show the newly marked map to Hassan so he's aware of the new location.
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Re: can't fish a mermaid
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2010, 05:41:39 PM »
You do show the map to Ali eventually, but at that point, he has specifically requested it.

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Re: can't fish a mermaid
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2010, 12:09:31 PM »
ok, showing him the ingredients list is a better way and makes sense. you are right.

didn't recognize he requested to see it though.. well. what would adventure games be without those kinds of getting stuck.
 

anything