Originally Posted by GrantMeThePower
Can anyone explain the persuasion mini game to me? I really don't understand what i'm supposed to do and the manual is of no help. Thanks!
By the time I post this someone will probably have a better description, but here goes:
The Persuasion Game gives you a wheel divided into four wedges. Each wedge corresponds to an action ... joke, threaten, etc (sorry, don't remember each one).
In the middle of wheel is a number ... the higher the number, the more they like you. The goal of the game is to increase this number.
The Persuasion game is played in rounds, you can play as many rounds as you like.
One round of the persuasion game involves clicking each of the actions once. That is, in one round you have to click each one, and you can only take each action once.
Every NPC will Love one action, Like one action, Dislike one action, and Hate one action. You can tell by looking at their face when you move the cursor over the action on the wheel.
Actions they like and love will increase the number in the middle (how much they like you), ones they hate and dislike will decrease the number.
Now, where it gets tricky is you will notice each wedge is filled in with some color. The more a wedge is filled in, the more that action will affect the NPC. So, if the NPC Loves the Joke action, and the wedge is completely filled in, it will greatly increase their opinion of you when you click the Joke action.
Anytime you click an action, the amount each wedge is filled in will shift clockwise. That is, if the wedge on the top is fully filled in, when you take an action the wedge on the right will now be completely filled in.
So, ultimately, what you are trying to do is click the Loved action when the wedge is full, and the Hated action when the wedge is almost empty.
As a final thing, the number in the center (how much they like you) counts down as the round goes on - so, you can't take too long to think about it!
It really is easier to give it a few tries than to describe it or read about it, though. The manual wasn't too helpful, and I don't know if what I wrote here is just more confusing than anything