Failing to Sex0r NPCs now robs you of Luck instead of Chi Trying out a little experiment, so for now, when you attempt to sex0r mobs and fail, it now costs you Constitution Luck instead of Sexual Chi. This should make it much, much easier to keep your sexiness up and a little harder to keep your Luck up.
Why would I need help keeping my *sexiness* up?
(is it even really useful for anything past, say, 1000?)
Also, I am not very fond of any game mechanic that punishes me for having bad rng. If I need to sexor something and fail, I am already wasting a bunch of turns looking for it again. Why do I also need to accrue a (slight but cumulative) penalty  on all futher sexor attemps?
This would also seem to make equipping sexy outfits and tittyhats a bad move, because they now often turn a mostly neutral thing (the mob fights you, giving you items and stats but presumably unwanted GEOC) into a bad thing (you lose a useful stat), where that used to be a mostly neutral thing too (you lose a mostly useless stat).
 in that having lower CON means having fewer turns, and therefore fewer attempts, and therefore fewer successes
mainly because I heard a lot of complaints from people not able to get sexxy at low levels because they took to long to figure out the mechanic. Also, yes, sexiness is quite important for some things past 1000.
Lost me there - if you get a fight you haven't "failed" in the sense that the change affects (it affects a straight "fail" in terms of the sex0r results that are returned - the one where they turn you down but don't start a fight). If the mob plain don't like you, you provoke a fight, which happens well before a fail can - the penalty doesn't apply.
but you don't get the penalty if they fight you. still lost.
also, if the issue is the relatively tiny hit to constitution itself, then consider that Cigarettes were not long ago a very high drain on constitution that no longer exists. Compare the relative loss you would have had if cigs were unchanged and estimate the relative harm from there. (:
I get a penalty as often as before, just bigger.
A hit to sexiness is something I just eat, because getting more sexiness is relatively easy. Sometimes as easy as ... +3/turn (because while you get +1 for success and +5 for the "your moves are so smooth and relaxed" result, all stat gains seem to be halved, because it's not a fight)
Getting back constitution is 1) nowhere as easy and 2) something that has to be done elsewhere
If cigs were unchanged, I wouldn't even buy them. I would clean my health by fighting mobs naked (as opposed to fighting naked mobs) and not hitting them.
Well, except I would still use cigs to get more creativity for item drops in dimits (that's what that does, right?).
could hit luck instead, but I was looking to put a small check on constitution now that cigs aren't the big check they used to be. Luck, however has more mysterious effects than constitution, which would likely diffuse protest since the effects of losing luck (or chi) are less obvious than the rather visible effect of losing constitution.
Balance, baby, Balance!
Lose one, keep another - make it work for old and for new - Langers is glad he doesn't have to keep track of all THAT jazz like the brother does.
I'm with Crash on one point, so I vote for luck.
(takes a long drawl on a ciggy)
Eew! Eew! Eew!
There ain't no grass in this and... and... issthat a clove?
(grabs a PROPER smoke)
Wee! Wee! Wee!
Speaking of planets, hows the status on Phallorus? It was the main source for the flat head screwdriver, needed to make a utility belt - which is a pretty low percent drop elsewhere, but sometimes asked for on a certain planet.
Phallorus is dead pending a renaming and complete content overhaul. It's basically a placeholder for a future new planet, and its ghost gravity knocks a hole in the space maze just like the other ghost planets.
Yeah, being both is definitely best. Not only do you not have to worry about people not liking you, you don't have to worry about losing sexiness from sexing the "wrong" gender.
(Though honestly, in the sex-crazed world of the 31st century where almost everyone is ready to do all kinds of kinky activities with strangers and it's totally fine to get it on with talking animals, I'm surprised sexual orientation is still a thing.)