Interacting with Other Players in Echo Bazaar
There are some things you can do with (and to) other players in the game. These are called social actions. They aren't strictly necessary but your experience in Fallen London can be enhanced by choosing them.
How does this work?
When you select a social action from a storylet or Opportunity Card, you will need to choose the other player's Twitter or Facebook username from the drop-down menu that appears. It will cost 1 action to send the invitation and 1 action to accept an invitation. If the invitation is never accepted, you still lose the action.
Invitations you send and that others send you can be seen on the Home tab. If an invitation is accepted, the resullts will appear underneath the Previously, in Echo Bazaar… heading on the Home tab. (Results from invitations you accept will generally take a few seconds to appear in that space.) You can also cancel outstanding invitations from that tab.
(The names that appear in the drop-down menu for the social action are those in your personal network(s). You cannot arbitrarily choose a player that is not connected to you through those networks.)
What kinds of things can we do?
From Your Lodgings
|Invite a friend to join you in something potentially dangerous.|
|Attend to matters of society and scandal.|
|Invite a friend to join you in something rather shadowy.
|Invite a friend to join you in something terribly intellectual.
|If your Nightmares Quality is getting too high, the Find a way to deal with your Nightmares appears, in all locations, giving you an opportunity to reduce your Nightmares.|
|If your Suspicion Quality is getting too high, the Find a way to throw the Constables off the scent appears, in all locations, giving you an opportunity to reduce your Suspicion.|
|Playing the Putting the Pieces Together card gives you an opportunity to gain Cryptic Clues.|
|You can invite a friend to share a bottle of Black Wings Absinthe with you.|