Well considering that a random shopkeeper has the diamonds, why wouldn’t it be a fail condition? What happened if it isn’t and players start KOing a bunch of shopkeepers, what do you think the game will do when the courier will get to the diamonds? Either continue to walk forever or the game would crash.
So I ask again, why would anyone want to ko anyone when your objective is to find the courier or fixer? It makes no sense to ko anyone until you do this very thing.
Correct, but again, why would KOing anyone be part of anyone’s mentality when all a player should do is locate the courier or fixer? That’s what tre mission is all about, those two NPCs. And considering that Diana said they have NO IDEA where the diamonds are, why again, would anyone think “this npc has them”? That’s just very poor investigative skills. It’s basically shoot now, ask questions later. That means guessing and not knowing. So one is basically asking to fail with that type of approach.
First, that would be a contradiction. Diana already said they have no idea where the diamonds are so sayin don’t ko shopkeepers would kinda spoil that. If then they changed it to “don’t ko anyone blah blah blah”, then that would be a bit better. BUT, this is what they thought the players should do and I’m sure most did that, want the players to think for themselves.
And with that, Diana also said you’ll have to “shadow” the courier or fixer to find the location of the diamonds. And with Diana telling you right when you start the mission that the courier is in the cafe, what good would it be to ko a shopkeeper? They don’t even give you a cafe pass. So why would anyone deviate from the mission and not just go to the cafe and find the courier?
So the only “instrumental” part of the mission was to shadow the fixer or courier as they would get you to the location of the diamonds.
This is why I just don’t get this type of thought, when the briefings (text + video and Diana telling you the location of the courier) basically say you shouldn’t do anything other than go find the courier or fixer. That’s what boggles my mind.