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    I was thinking that with community lots being confirmed and paras having a personality system of some sort. What if they had the five senses as well? This idea is mainly based around community lots but would extend to everyday life as well.

    Sounds and Emotions
    They can feel overwhelmed by the amount/crowds of paras around. They could feel excited/happy because they’re going to shop. They can become frustrated because its too noisy or they cant find anything they like (clothes and furniture food etc.). They could also become self- conscious which would lead them to fidgeting and touching their hair if they’re around certain paras. Paras would be able to ask other paras if they could go to a restaurant to get dinner instead of cooking at home or even family members in the same household just asking if they want to go into town for a while. Lastly, paras could become sad because maybe an item they wanted cost too much or was out of stock.

    Smell, Sound, Touch, and Visual in a nutshell
    When they go to lots they’d get mood boosts based on smells, sounds, touch, and visual. For example if a paras is walking past a coffee shop they would get a mood boost because the smell of coffee is good to them, or if they don’t like coffee they could feel sick. If they walk by restaurants they would get a mood boost because of how good the food smells vs a pregnant para who would smell food and could become nauseous due to their morning sickness. Paras could also get mood boosts from lots based on them remembering going to that lot previously.
    When they go shopping for clothes or any other objects they cant react with a negative or positive response, based on the quality of the item.

    Food wouldn’t only smell good but it would taste good as well. They could have fluctuating tastes as in they’ll have cravings for certain foods, or if they end up eating a food they didn’t want it could not satisfy them and cause them to either still be hungry or upset. They may like one food one day then not like it the next time. They may not even like a certain dish or certain foods at all and wont eat it if they’ve tried it on. ( I think it’d be cool if we could somehow pick what foods they wont like or either let them be generated randomly within coding) Develop favorite foods based on the type of food(s).

    If they’re around town or even in a community lot. Paras could respond to sounds like for example if a para is trying to study or do homework, and the paras around them are talking a lot or too much they can become annoyed or distracted. If they’re on the phone same thing because they aren’t able to hear the other person on the other line. They can feel lost if they’re in a new area of town they’ve never visited before and feel either scared or curious and want to explore further. They notice their surroundings, not just looking around physically but they notice the weather they notice the amount of people in town, they notice if a new place has popped up or not including new neighbors moving in, they notice new houses that have been built in the neighborhood and may be interested in buying it or notice houses for sale and so forth. They can feel scared or alert if its sound of sirens or hearing paras freaking out (yelling, screaming, fighting, crying, etc.)

    Interior would work the same as physical appearances such as clothing and homes. Paras would notice if a para is well dressed or dressed in a certain way which would cause them to feel either of the many emotions: adoration, envy, self-conscious, or sadness. It can be due to them liking what the other paras wearing or how the home is decorated, feeling less attractive, or wishful in wishing they had the same thing, or envy as in they’re better than others and look better and dress better and have a better house.
    They can also marvel at how a room or house is decorated or become bored or not affected by any of it because its overrated to them.

    But again this wouldn’t be limited to just community lots but everyday life too…

    What ideas would you all like to see if we could have ‘five senses’ for paras?

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    Sounds cool. Something like this would be nice to tie into a system of preferences for Parafolk. Like taste could tie into favorite foods, or a preference for sweets. Sight could relate to favorite colors.

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    These are very interesting ideas, the author is well done!


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