It may only be me, but I enjoy the roleplaying side of SP, so I like to project a personality in my interactions in the social arena. In the latest two playings, I've gone for "strong and aggressive" (although I this worked better with Wintre. See here ----> http://www.wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.p ... 5#p2371125 )
For example, choosing to be dominant rather than cowed. 1st playthrough after returning to WQ, dominant didn't work so well with Eria. Still a little derp there. Of course, it could have been the slightly less strength from being a female wolf that made Eria not work as well, and Wintre work great (Wintre being male with more strength. I use the "max stats" glitch on both of them. Shamelessly lol. )
I may go for another playthrough if I survive and prosper in Wintre's, this time with legit stats. (Suggesting stats/personality perhaps, peeps?) Anyway, personalities and their cons/pros:
Example Behaviors: Hunting for themselves, scaring off bears, killing coyotes, scaring stranger wolves until they submit, fighting stranger wolves
Pros: +EXP. And it's fun.
Cons: Risky for health. You have to scavenge a lot to not die.
Example Behaviors: Submitting and leaving as soon as aggression is shown from a stranger, hunting only weak elk, scavenging more than hunting, eating hares more, delaying in the social arena, leaving carcasses to Bob, frequently marking territory
Pros: You'll keep a lot of health and can feast on any bunny that dares cross your path; You won't deal with Bob.
Cons: -EXP. You may go hungry without hunting enough or scaring Bob off.
Example Behaviors: Scavenging to keep health up; Assessing a social arena, then fighting or fleeing accordingly; Patiently looking for the perfect mate; Frequenting the cattle ranch; Choosing the safest densites; marking territory regularly; making sure puppies are at high health; making sure mate is at high health; going after predators immediately
Pros: Your pups will be safe and fed, less predators, and you should keep in good health. You stay smart.
Cons: Unreliable EXP, lots of extra time taken.
Example Behaviors: Sizing up a social arena; hunting only with enough health; Avoiding Bob-claimed carcasses; letting one's mate hunt and feed, only leaving the den for short periods; hunting at the cattle ranch if at all; howling frequently to keep Affinity up; marking territory almost obsessively
Pros: Lots of HP, safe puppies, less energy wasted
Cons: Likely less EXP. Your mate may not always hunt for you.
Example Behaviors: Hunting frequently; scaring off Bob; Chasing coyotes; in general, only doing things beneficial to survival
Pros: Potential for a lot of EXP and staying healthy.
Cons: You may lose a lot of health scaring Bob off, but otherwise there are fewer immediately visible cons.
Strong and Aggressive
Magic list of peoples using...:
- Wintre (lilly_flower)
[unspecified wolf name] (Pelican)
[unspecified wolf name] (CakeWolfy)