Maybe this is just repeating myself, but… when the game was just released I asked if the Master of Ceremonies could be triggered to perform the burning of the effigy:
The Master of Ceremonies [Spoilers]
And in the forum for Three Headed Serpent I talked about the Lack of Fallbacks for key NPCs. That is, a lot of key characters are meant as disguises, and cannot be triggered to do things themselves.
Now comes the time for Jebadiah Block. Maybe he has a fallback?
Can he be made to attend the meeting with Sophia Washington? Does anyone know? If he does I’d love to know about it.
The most promising possibility I found, that straight up made me mad that it didn’t work, because it seemed so clear to me is this:
- The Constant arrives to talk to Block. He makes Block think he’s supporting communism (he is shocked to hear this, so this is new to him).
Afterwards Block is on the phone and it’s clear he’s not supporting Sophia at all anymore, referring to the Ark Society as “tree-huggers”.
My conclusion was: If I intercept the Constant before this conversation, maybe Block will decide to go to the meeting?
Hint: He doesn’t.
Frankly, I feel like IO needs to look over what kind of possibilities their missions are implying. The lack of fallbacks is the most frustrating when it feels like the game is communicating that a fallback exists.
Really, Block should go either way. He could vote no if the Constant gets to speak to him (Sophia takes him to the penthouse where you’re waiting in the knight’s armour), and vote yes if you intercept the Constant (makes them toast, and you can poison Sophia’s glass).
Anyways, this isn’t just an excuse to rant about a lack of fallbacks. I genuinly want to know if Jebadiah Block can be made to go to the meeting. Anyone know?