[quote=fishandchips]What are the most important things to do after becoming a POSI?
Acquiring a ship?
‘Unfinished business’ quests?
Unlock more areas? Wilmots, Orphanage, Laboratory etc.
Will I be locked out of anything significant after becoming a POSI?
Finally, are getting kicked out of the University and getting banished from the Empress Court reversible?
For the former, you get kicked out if you accuse the Provost… should you do it? Are the rewards worth it?
The latter is inevitable if you continue along the MYN: a name signed with a flourish storylet.[/quote]
I have also just become a POSI but am far from maxing my stats. I started a thread on this recently, too! There are SO MANY CHOICES! Also I checked the wiki for some spoilers: both uni and court banishments are necessary to progress and eventually reversible (with a lot of resources) but you probably want to wait a while to do so.
So, I have bought a cheap ship, and got a university lab. These are expensive things! I’m getting married to my alt (slow and expensive unless you want to elope which harms you socially), I’ve acquired a couple of home comforts (gym & library). I’ve done a short zee voyage: there are local places worth exploring. I tried to get to polythreme but got killed by pirates when I was almost there (oops, high wounds and failing a 95% dangerous check damnit) so I’ll do that again soon.
I decided not to get kicked out of the university until I have used my lab enough to get to Parabola, so that is sitting there as a loose end. I opened Wilmots End (worth it for getting various items) and the Labyrinth of Tigers (need more dangerous!) and I’m looking around for other locales that might need opening. I don’t have Mahogany Hall yet, or a newspaper.
I’m using the "plans" section more now, and noting some as long term. Like, I’m saving up for a Zub, a Salon and lab improvements, so it’s handy to have a quick reference on what I still need to get. I try to focus on one thing a day - I’ve just done a Wilmot’s End run for legal documents to get my library. Then if I have time during the day I drop in for cards, resources, small things. Tomorrow I may try to burgle the records office so I can make my name in shadow more: my character is not very shadowy but is driven by SCIENCE, so whatever it takes to improve the lab. Or I may try Polythreme again: I’m hunting Jack.