Hello, new to Eclipse Phase (as my other post states) but I am trying to learn it from the book since no one here plays it. I have a few questions about Re-sleeving and I'm having trouble parsing the book.
1) It says if you critically fail on your Integration roll in Re-sleeving, that you suffer a -30 to all physical skills with that morph UNTIL YOU RE-SLEEVE! Isn't that . . . um, pretty harsh? I mean, you critically succeed, you gain 1 temporary moxie usable that session only, you fail, you are essentially out of commission until you can rack up another 40,000 credits for a new fury morph? I mean, come on, that's . . . that's really harsh isn't it?
Listen, I get it, make critical failures bad, sure, but really, how do you go from "awkward for a few days" (failing by 30 or more) to "Morph is useless for all time." And sure, I know you can use Moxie to degrade it to a 'normal' failure, but what if you are trying to save your moxie so you don't go insane from continuity problems? Seems pretty harsh is all I'm saying.
2)Backup insurance only covers being turned into an infomorph, right? So if you are, say, killed on the first mission, then you are essentially done as a character? I mean, you won't have the money to even buy a flat, and you may not even have enough money to buy a case. So unless your character can earn money as an informorph . . . you're done, right?
3)Stress from Morphing: Okay, so you can, or probably will, suffer stress from re-sleeving. Shouldn't re-sleeving come with mandatory counciling then? I mean, you can get rid of stress points at a rate of 1 per HOUR (depending on how crazy you are and how good your shrink is), so sitting down for 8 hours would probably get rid of all your stress. Why wouldn't anyone do that? Heck, just plug them into an AI counciler and have it talk to them for a few days and you'd be fine, even if you died in a violent way and remembered everything.
4) You you AUTOMATICALLY suffer stress if you are a fork, or only if you know? Like, if someone forks you without your knowledge, you suffer the +2 Stress points for not knowing if you died, but do you suffer an additional +2 by virtue of the fact that you are a fork?