Re: pros and cons of peacocking
peacocking totally works for me. It's the initial approach that I have the hardest time with so drawing people in to come talk to me circumnavigates that; once I'm actually in conversation I'm golden. Rave fashion is bright and noticeable, and if you pull it off with style and a hint of cockiness your dhv goes through the roof.
My advice: Pick your colours- black plus a primary and secondary colour- and try to only pick up clothes in those colours. Create an alter-ego; someone who is like you but more sure of themselves. Treat it like you're role playing. Turn it into a game and have fun with it (but be real about people's emotions don't be a dick).
you are a soul playing a game of human
might as well unlock all the secret areas