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Unstable states can cause random encounters. The lower a characters inhibition, the higher the probability of a random encounter occurring. The higher a characters corruption, the more intense the encounter will be. Instead of a global check for an event happening, a check for each eligible character is made. The order of these checks makes some characters more probable than others.

There are numerous ways for a character to fall into an unstable state. The overuse of Lust and Love Overcharges from SymPathic Link, the Insanity Aura from Psychosism, or Naturally.

Types

There are three Types of unstable state a character can become. These three are exclusive from each other, a character can only suffer from one of these.

Nymphomania

They become sex crazed. This state naturally suppresses their family ties if any. Scenes where they accost Billy for sex can occur with a rate based on their inhibition with intensity based on their corruption.

Obsessive

They become obsessed with Billy. This state naturally suppresses their family ties if any. Scenes where they disrupt Billy's sleep can occur based on their inhibition with intensity based on their corruption.

Volatile

While characters can become volatile the effects are not yet implemented. As combat development progresses, volatile characters may attack Billy.

Modifiers

There are also three other distinct psychological states that can modify the unstable states.

Psychotic Breaks

This is a permanent psychological modifier making it easier for the subject to gain unstable states. Characters become broken through Psychosism. To remove it, it is necessary to reboot them with Mindcraft.

Deep Seated Mental Illness

Their unstable state is permanent and will remain even if their willpower is fully restored. This modifier is mutually exclusive with Temporary Mental Illness only one or the other can apply. To change a Temporary Mental Illness to a Deep Seated Mental Illness requires the Insanity Aura and a lot of patience or luck.

Temporary Mental Illness

Their unstable state is temporary and will fade when their willpower is full restored. This modifier is mutually exclusive with Deep Seated Mental Illness only one or the other can apply. To change a Deep Seated Mental Illness to a Temporary Mental Illness requires the Insanity Aura and a lot of patience or luck.

Natural Unstable state Requirements:

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A broken character, one affected by the Psychosism ability Psychotic Break, can fall into an unstable significantly more easily.

State Normal Requirements Broken Requirements
Volatile
  • Willpower equals 0
  • Anger greater than 60
  • Fear greater than 60
  • Willpower less than 50
  • Anger greater than 30
  • Fear greater than 30
Obsessive
  • Willpower less than 30
  • Love greater than 60
  • Anger greater than 60
  • Fear greater than 30
  • Willpower less than 50
  • Love greater than 60
Nymphomania
  • Willpower less than 30
  • Lust greater than 80
  • Inhibition less than 60
  • Corruption greater than 30
  • Willpower less than 50
  • Lust greater than 60
  • Corruption greater than 10
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