I was just playing in a game (see here for the character: http://burningwheel.org/forum/showthread.php?p=86838 ), and we came upon a slight stumbling block.
Basically, my character is involved with a street gang, and wanted to find the leader of the gang. Now, I didn't buy a relationship for that character, so I would have to roll Circles, I guess. Where we hesitated was in determining the correct difficulty.
Would "leader of the gang" make this guy higher station, or would it rather be an uncommon profession? If I'm looking for this specific guy, would this indeed be a specific occupation, only with +1D on the Circles test for me knowing his name? Would it be both specific occupation *and* higher station? Maybe even higher difficulty for uncommon dispostion (considering he doesn't like my character)?
Basically, we thought it was kind of funny to have a very high Circles obstacle to find someone "soon" (i.e. within the session) when my characte regularly meets up with the guy at gang meetings.
I mean, it's possible to say I should buy a relationship if I want to always be able to find him, and normally the GM would just say yes (as he did here, too), so the high Obstacle would only come into play when the test was important.
I guess it's not even a real question I have, I just want to make sure. In this case, figuring out the obstacle as:
specific occupation (leader of a specific gang) +3
higher status +1
i.e. obstacle 5 would be correct?