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Astrology(Action)

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Decided to save scum on astrology a bit to get some relationship maximums boosted.

 

I'd never used it before, so I was a little shocked when I turned it on and it gave me 15 statuses.

 

Figured it must be a glitch, so I reloaded and tried again. 15 statuses once more.

 

Is this normal? Is there anyway to actually control what you get?

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Astrology gives you a bunch of stuff depending on which constellations are active (which is randomly determined at the start of the year, I believe) and how high your Luck/Astrology roll is. With the right combination you can indeed get a double-digit number of effects.

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Yeah, your skill deeterrmines how much you make of the active Astrological factors.

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That's...pretty crazy. Like, the good stuff is pretty decent, but the bad is massive.

 

Getting a ton of effects on a good roll is actually bad in my eyes.

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It's something that wasn't implemented well. In other words, Academagia.txt

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I really think it has more to do with Astrology being pretty random and the player not being good enough to filter out unwanted effects.

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I remember asking about this before and the Legate mentioned that how the Astrology action works ingame isn't exactly how it should work story-wise, actually.

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"I've gotten pretty good at this whole astrology thing. Wonder if I should check some consolations to see what I'm operating under at the moment..."

 

*Looks at stars*

*Goes stark raving mad from suddenly having 15 kinds of completely random effects slam into them*

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Bahaha!

 

Yeah, the system is pretty elaborate, but it can get you in a bad place quick if you are unlucky. Not the case in Y2. As much. :)

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This is a case of less unlucky and more getting slammed with every possible effect if your astrology and luck is sufficiently high. Lol.

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Well, Honestly, it seems to me that Astrologers in setting have the highest chance of going insane of all magic users. That random event that's a follow-on to one of the Avila stories where you look into the glowy star thing you were previously told not to, and wake up in a puddle of your own drool might just, *might just* be a sign of things to come, lol

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Honestly, I still don't understand how Astrology works mechanically. Do you actually have a chance to prevent negative effects?

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Each constellation has a pre-defined series of buffs/debuffs at pre-defined levels, and whatever your Luck/Astrology roll manages to pass, you get that buff/debuff for as long as it lasts. There's no way to filer anything other than not performing the Astrology action at a location that provides a buff to it, for all the nothing that's usually worth.

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Yeah, I generally don't find it worth it, myself.

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That just feels wrong, though. At 13 Skill and 20 Attribute I should get more use out of Astrology than as a total beginner.

 

Maybe change the constellations to have more negative effects at low levels with harder to obtain positive ones that cancel them out?

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