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    FAQ/Walkthrough by Dousho

    Updated: 01/29/12 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    Love & Order Walkthrough (V 1.0)
    This is my first walkthrough. I really loved this game, 
    and was surprised there wasn't already one. So I hope it helps,
    and that my English is at least understandable. Dousho
    You play Dana, secretary in the state attorney's office. Upon
    organizing her desk she stumbles upon a mysterious case file.
    Your goal is to solve the case, work at the bureau and get a date
    with one of three hot guys  or a girl.
    Every day (monday to friday) consists of five time periods, of
    which three are work time (morning, early and late afternoon) and
    two are free time (lunch hour, evening). Saturday and Sunday are
    special, you have one action each, and you can only choose between
    shopping or stress reducing activites, plus doing household
    chores, which has no other effect than ending the day.
    On Thursday you are paid. (For details see below). 
    The player has to divide these time units wisely upon three tasks:
    work (which generates stress), solving the case (which generates
    stress), and de-stressing Dana. 
    Work tasks
    Every time Dana enters her bureau, there's a chance one of the
    members of the office asks her to work on their case. Accepting
    (Helpful, Good) results in Dana getting one to three subtasks,
    which have to be done two days later (sometimes the time is
    shorter, especially if Pierre is asking you for help). You can as
    well talk to someone and ask for work, which they usually give to
    you. You can decline the offer (Busy), but doing so lowers their
    Each subtasks takes one time unit to deal with, they are all
    executed in the different rooms of the bureau. Walking around
    costs no time, so you are free to look around and check how long
    you have left for your tasks. This can be useful when you have
    taken on cases from different co-workers or tasks from the same
    guy that expire on different times.
    Mails are sent from the Reception, Printing and writing Memos etc.
    as well as calling people are done from Dana's bureau; meetings
    are held in the Board Room; copies are made in the Copy Room. 
    If you are to take notes on a meeting you are given the time the
    meeting is held. Just go to the Board Room at the right time and
    choose to do the task. 
    Important: check on your Projects, because only there you can see
    if you got a task like that and when it is to be executed.
    You don't get a second chance, if you missed the morning meeting
    you were supposed to take minutes at, the task is lost, but it
    will take until the end of the day that you are informed about it.
    Take Care: Tasks, that require you to get a signature, or to
    deliver sth. can not be taken care of in the evening (because the
    office is empty). Consider this when planning your work day.
    Working stresses Dana out. Once she reaches a stress level of
    about 8% she can screw up, once you reach 15% the chance of 
    failing is considerably high, over 20% screw-ups get pretty regular.
    Once Dana finished all subtasks, she can get new ones of the same
    case by talking to the one who gave them to her (or wait for
    somenone to give her work, or ask someone else). If she doesn't
    the one will eventually come and give you new tasks. Every case
    has a set number of subtasks. If you finished them all (regularly
    after two or three times getting tasks, 3 to 12 subtasks in all)
    a new task appears in your projects list: report back to. Go to
    the one that gave you the task and choose Chat about work.
    The case is taken from the list and usually you get aditional
    respect if you didn't screw up too many subtasks,thus failing
    your task.
    I recommend taking on about 2-4 subtasks, six at most if you have
    to. This will minimize failures and stress. 
    Your salary is determined by how much you work and especially by
    how often you do overtime. You get 10$ at least, but can get up
    to 85$. (I never got more, working a lot of overtime at the
    beginning usually nets 55$). 
    (If you know what determines salary besides overtime please tell me, thanks!)
    So 'saving' a task up until evening to make overtime pays off!
    Skipping meetings cuts down on your salary!
    Stress  buy the lucky watch
    Your biggest problem, especially at the beginning, is the stress.
    Every subtask stresses Dana, even more if you work during lunch
    hour or in the evening. 
    When Dana is stressed, she fails at tasks  failing generates
    additional stress, and the loss of money (from your paycheque)and respect.
    A normal task generates between 3-6% stress, overtime up to 15%.
    You can de-stress Dana by eating (lunch hour and free time), the
    theatre and watching TV. 
    What you pay is what you get  playing solitaire gives you back
    3%, eating in the lunch room 5%, watching T.V. 6-10% (all for free).
    Eating out during lunch hour 15% at 5$ each, in the evening
    chinese food 15% (5$),Pub 20-25% (10$), Expensive food (30$)
    (didn't use it, so dunno about the effect); Theatre 15$.
    The main point is to buy the lucky watch. It's the most expensive
    item you can buy at the mall (200$), but it's totally worth it.
    Possessing it lowers the stress generated by working or sleuthing
    to 1-3% (4-8% time off). At the start Dana has 100$. 
    If you save those up by controlling your stress level (so you
    don't need to spend money) and work overtime as much as possible,
    you can buy the watch the third or fourth week. 
    (For example: Work, work overtime; next day you have about 10-13%
    stress, so play solitaire and eat at the lunch room, then either
    play solitaire until evening and do overtime or work, play
    solitaire and then do overtime  and so on. 
    I usually have to spend one day resting or eat out at lunch once,
    but that leaves you with 95$+ a nice paycheque). 
    The rest of the game, the stress level won't stress you out.
    Each member of the office has a bar, that shows their respect for
    you. Each time Dana asks for work, accepts to help with a case or
    finishes a task she gets repsect. 
    Is the bar filled, it won't drop everytime you decline to work for
    someone (which it does otherwise).
    Asking someone out colors the bar pink.
    Dana can ask out everyone she is working with (Dorothy, Ross,
    Jonathan, Pierre). Asking for a date is considered a task and
    thus costs you one time unit.
    The day you are to meet your love interest, you will find  Date
    tonight - written below the respect bar. 
    In the evening go to Dana's apartment and change (Casual or one of
    the bought outfits, Crimson blouse usually earns you a compliment).
    Sometimes you are asked something by your date, most of the time
    the answer doesn't seem to matter, but Dorothy won't react
    positively to anything but action movies.
    If you go on a date with Jonathan you split the cost. Since he
    wants to go to the Expensive Diner, that's to be considered.
    - buy the lucky watch! - save your starting money, do overtime
    - it pays off doing only one or two tasks at work time and work at         
    - saving regularly can save you from failing a task or losing
      the game by being fired
    - eating out at Lunch hour gives you 15% for only 5$, use the
      opportunity if you are too stressed
    - refusing work lowers respect  but only if you have some
      already, so working to fill one or two bars at a time and 
      ignoring the other two or three makes the game easier: you
      don't have to take on too many tasks and won't loose too
      much respect
    - Dana can work on solving the case during worktime, this can
      cut down on your paycheque, but is neverthless worth it,
      because it cuts down on your stress too. But beware, 
      there is one task you can't take on during worktime, 
      since it will get you fired (it's late in the game, 
      accepting a fax at the reception)
    Solving the case of the missing attorney- Walkthrough
    This is the storyline of the game. I recommend building up some
    respect, starting a romance if you want one and  most important 
    buy the watch, before digging around. I usually do one task or
    another every now and then, but start getting serious only later
    in the game.
    'Be there' means you just have to be at the given place at the
     given time without doing anything
    * means the respective action takes some time to be available
    Dana's Office: Organize desk
    visit Dorothy, Pierre and Jonathan at their repective bureaus
    talk to Ross and ask him about Jean Simone
    ask Pierre or Dorothy about case ML-265
    Dana's Office: Search database
    Reception: Check mail
    Dana's Office: Call archives office, ask nicely
    Reception: Check mail
    Dana's Office: Review ML-265
    Dana's Office: Phone Gatineau
    Dana's Office, Lunch hour: be there
    Dana's Office: Review ML-265
    Dana's Office: Phone Robin
    Dana's Office, Lunch hour: be there
    Reception: enter
    Dana's Office: Look up Parker
    Pierre's or Dorothy's office: Look up Parker
    Watch T.V.
    Dana's Office: Phone Robin
    Dana's Office: Look up Politzer
    Copy Room: Check tray*
    Dana's Office: Phone Police
    Reception: Pick up Report*
    Copy Room: Copy Report
    Reception: Send back Report
    Dana's Office: Review Report
    Dana's Office: Call detective
    Dana's Office: be there
    Dana's apartment: Call prosecutor
    Dana's apartment: Check voicemail
    Dana's apartment: Call prosecutor
    Reception: get fax (only evening after work!)*
    Office of your date: Tell about W. (if you don't have one
         call the police)
    -----------------you won-------watch the ending-------------------
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