Continuing down the path of evil, eh? You know you can quit and just take the Good Karma way out – the failsafe.
But this is so much more fun. After making Timmy Neusbaum cry, Betty will give you another task: make the Rockwells get a divorce.
There is, again, an easy way out. There are also some more creative and difficult to figure out methods. Take your pick of the following three options.
How to Make the Rockwells Get Divorced – Illustrated Walkthrough
First things first, here’s a quick illustrated walkthrough showing you your options. Stay tuned for a detailed written explanation.
How to Make the Rockwells Get Divorced – Detailed Walkthrough
Now for those of you who prefer words to pictures…
First, find the Rockwell’s residence. It’s the house that looks distinctively like all of the other houses in the neighborhood. Head to the southwestern point of the circle.
For this dirty trick, you have three options. One straightforward, two a bit more roundabout.
The simplest method is a speech test, just like with Timmy Neusbaum. When you first speak to Mrs. Rockwell, you can convince her that her husband is cheating on her with Ms. Simpson. If you succeed (I had a ~70% chance), she gets into a fight with her husband and storms out.
The brutal method is to kill Ms. Simpson. If you walk upstairs into Mrs. Rockwell’s bedroom, you can read her diary. She apparently thinks Ms. Simpson is messing around with her husband, and she fantasizes about killing her.
Head down to the kitchen and you’ll find a rolling pin. This is one of the few (only?) weapons that you can pick up in Tranquility Lane. You’ll automatically equip it.
Head next door and find Ms. Simpson. Beat her with the rolling pin – two or three good whacks should bring her down. Then, walk back to the Rockwell residence. When you talk to Mr. Rockwell, you can tell him that Mrs. Rockwell has gone insane and murdered Ms. Simpson. If you stick around, you’ll get to hear their argument.
Head back to the Rockwell residence. In the hallway to the kitchen, you’ll see a basement door. Go downstairs and in the corner you’ll find a desk that you can interact with. Activating the desk will place the lacy underwear on top of it.
Go back upstairs and find Mrs. Rockwell. You can now tell her to follow you into the basement. When she finds the lacy underwear, you can take your pick about what to tell her. Either one will create an argument and spark the divorce. I chose to tell her that her husband was a cross-dresser.
Take your pick with the methods. Like with Timmy Neusbaum, you don’t gain anything for being sneaky – just a little enjoyment. You might lose a little extra karma if you choose the murder route, if that matters to you. Oddly enough, you don’t lose any karma for stealing the lacy underwear.
Go back to the Table of Contents for the Chapter 6 (“Tranquility Lane”) Walkthrough.
Or head to the next step: How to Creatively Kill Mabel Henderson.
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January 5, 2009