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TroublesomeBirdsong
27th Jul 2015, 02:50
Posted this on another forum a while back, but I was thinking episode 3 really missed an opportunity to tie a bunch of decisions together into one nice dramatic event.

Here's an extrapolation on a scene from episode 3, that could have made your decisions at least seem like they had a bearing on the action. Max and Chloe are snooping in Frank's RV. Chloe has just found out about Rachel and Frank and is upset. You leave the RV, get into Chloe's car and drive off.
That basically happens no matter what choices you've made previously. Instead, what about this layout that has different options:

Max and Chloe are snooping in Frank's RV. Chloe has just found out about Rachel and Frank and is upset.

If 1) Chloe still has David's gun, 2) Chloe stole the cash, 3) The dog got hit by the truck, then: Option A

If 1) Chloe still has David's gun, 2) Chloe stole the cash, 3) The dog didn't get hit, then: Option B & C

If 1) Chloe still has David's gun, 2) Chloe didn't steal the cash, 3)The dog got hit by the truck, then: Option A

If 1) Chloe still has David's gun, 2) Chloe didn't steal the cash, 3)The dog didn't get hit, then: Option C & D

If 1) Frank has David's gun, 2) Chloe stole the cash, 3) The dog got hit by the truck, 4) You gave Chloe back the gun, then: Option A

If 1) Frank has David's gun, 2) Chloe stole the cash, 3) The dog got hit by the truck, 4) You left the gun in the RV, then Option A

If 1) Frank has David's gun, 2) Chloe stole the cash, 3) The dog didn't get hit, 4) You gave Chloe back the gun, then: Option B & C

If 1) Frank has David's gun, 2) Chloe stole the cash, 3) The dog didn't get hit, 4) You left the gun in the RV, then Option B

If 1) Frank has David's gun, 2) Chloe didn't steal the cash, 3) The dog got hit by the truck, 4) You gave Chloe back the gun, then: Opt A

If 1) Frank has David's gun, 2) Chloe didn't steal the cash, 3) The dog got hit by the truck, 4) You left the gun in the RV, then Option A

If 1) Frank has David's gun, 2) Chloe didn't steal the cash, 3) The dog didn't get hit, 4) You gave Chloe back the gun, then: Option C & D

If 1) Frank has David's gun, 2) Chloe didn't steal the cash, 3) The dog didn't get hit, 4) You left the gun in the RV, then Option D

OPTION A: Max and Chloe leave. Frank doesn't realise you broke in or that his dog was hit by the truck. (Even though half the scenarios end in option A, most people wouldn't let the dog get hit by the truck, so it wouldn't be that common)

OPTION B: The dog loses interest in the bone and starts barking at the RV. Frank hears and comes out wondering how the dog got out and where his keys have gone. He confronts you and threatens to tell the cop in the diner that you broke into his RV, if Chloe doesn't pay him what she owes immediately. She does and he agrees to stay away from you. Max and Chloe leave.

OPTION B & C: The dog loses interest in the bone and starts barking at the RV. Frank hears and comes out wondering how the dog got out and where his keys have gone. He confronts you and Chloe pulls the gun on him, demanding to know what happened to Rachel. Suddenly the dog barks and jumps at Chloe, startling her, and she accidentally shoots Frank dead. Max takes the gun from her and rewinds so that Chloe no longer has the gun. Chloe reaches for the gun, but doesn't have it. Frank threatens to tell the cop in the diner that you broke into his RV, if Chloe doesn't pay him what she owes immediately. Max tells Chloe to pay Frank what she owes. She does and he agrees to stay away from you. Max and Chloe leave.

OPTION C & D: The dog loses interest in the bone and starts barking at the RV. Frank hears and comes out wondering how the dog got out and where his keys have gone. He confronts you and Chloe pulls the gun on him, demanding to know what happened to Rachel. Suddenly the dog barks and jumps at Chloe, startling her, and she accidentally shoots Frank dead. Max takes the gun from her and rewinds so that Chloe no longer has the gun. Chloe reaches for the gun, but doesn't have it. Frank threatens to tell the cop in the diner that you broke into his RV, if Chloe doesn't pay him what she owes immediately. She doesn't have the money to pay him, but Max calls Frank's bluff, suggesting she would tell the cop to search his RV and find his drug stash. Frank reluctantly lets them go. Max and Chloe leave.

OPTION D: The dog loses interest in the bone and starts barking at the RV. Frank hears and comes out wondering how the dog got out and where his keys have gone. He confronts you and threatens to tell the cop in the diner that you broke into his RV, if Chloe doesn't pay him what she owes immediately. She doesn't have the money to pay him, but Max calls Frank's bluff, suggesting she would tell the cop to search his RV and find his drug stash and David's stolen gun. Frank reluctantly lets them go. Max and Chloe leave.

PHub07
27th Jul 2015, 21:47
That would make your choice with the dog not matter though. Where I imagine throwing it into the street (i never did this) will have huge consequences with Frank in 4 or 5. If anything happens at all that is.

TroublesomeBirdsong
28th Jul 2015, 00:45
That would make your choice with the dog not matter though. Where I imagine throwing it into the street (i never did this) will have huge consequences with Frank in 4 or 5. If anything happens at all that is.

What do you mean? That's still an option that happens. Option A is basically what already happens in the game. This way, if you don't throw the bone into the street, the dog eventually alerts Frank that you've broken into his RV and he confronts you. If you do throw the bone into the street, the dog gets hit by the truck, Frank doesn't confront you, but it will still have consequences in a later episode, when Frank realises you killed his dog.

PHub07
28th Jul 2015, 18:21
Nevermind, I misread the options or missed A all together. Thought you said the dog would lose interest in the bone regardless of what you did. Not sure how I did that now reading it again. Did you edit anything?