welp someone on twitter gave me an idea. might let some people test some stuff for my game to see if the framerate dips are just because my laptop is bad or if it's something else. I'm leaning towards it 80% my laptop, 20% the engine being oof.
Moods do various things in battle with how they affect each character. Mike here will guard for a friend who's HP is low if he's in a Depressed State. since that state buffs defense, this helps make him tanky enough to do it.
FINALLY got the mood system in the game during battle. Since the game is called Panic Attack, I figured you should have certain moods present including Panic. so the main 3 or Hype, Depressed, and Anxious. Panic is only when stunned.