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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Tomorrow's Update

Well, let's start off with this: It won't have everything I want it to have.

Here is what I wanted this to include.

-Combat updates
-Monstergirl Village
-Group Battle
-Cowgirl Farm
-Bilbao's religious district populated

On the face of it that seems easy. Indeed, much of the underlying work for that stuff IS done.

Here's what is done as of right now.

-Partial Combat Updates
-Partial Monstergirl Village
-Bilbao's Religious District

So why is so little actually finished? I feel I owe you an explanation, especially considering that I extended this for a week in hopes of getting more in.

Mostly it comes down to some invisible (to you) but time consuming things. Implementing all of the scripts for combat and getting them to play nice together took a lot of time. Having some custom stuff made also took time. In total, this actually took more than the week I wanted it to. That said, I already explained why I didn't go all out on the combat updates right away in a previous blog post.

However I was fairly confident the monstergirl village would be swift.

It was not.

The main reason the MGV is sucking up so much time is the custom sprites. Each damn one takes a full day's worth of work. I'll be working with people on getting those done - I've gotten some e-mails, and I'll be messaging some of you back soon. Also an issue - I just hit writer's block here. I've been getting help with it from some other writer's friends, but trying to get the writing in the village to the level you all are accustomed to has just been a monumental challenge for me. I don't know WHY the MGV has been so difficult to write, but it has. It's pretty simple on the face of it. You have the sealed tomb of the first daughter, which is like a short tourist attraction. Then you have a few monstergirls with minigames that let you get a sex scene with them. Coming up with those minigames has just been an enormous headache though. I have the art - I have the sex scenes themselves sketched out, but getting the minigames written out is just... bleh.

Plus I know you all will want sex scenes for every girl in the village, but there's only four sex scenes in the village itself. A Fairy, a Lamia, a Sasquatch, and a Kitsune. Of those I've only made any real progress with the minigame for that. I've got to come up with excuses as to why you aren't going to bang the other monstergirls I use in the background when I write them. That makes THEM a headache too.

The cowgirl farm is pretty easy. Just buy it from the princesses after Bilbine's chapter when Bilbine, as an alchemist, is able to make the potions for you reliably. Then you'll get options to corrupt the princesses and make them into cowgirls themselves. However it takes place AFTER Bilbine's chapter, which means that the attack on the tower will happen first. That means there's no point in writing that content until after the battle scene.

The attack on the tower is going to be a big, complex undertaking. It will be very worth it when it is done but at the pace other stuff has been going at I haven't been able to undertake serious work on it yet.

I want to make it VERY clear that I'm not giving you all excuses for not getting this done. I misjudged how long it'd take to do this stuff and for that, I apologize. I will put out a release tomorrow that is mostly going to focus on monster/combat updates and Bilbao's content getting filled in. As soon as I get them done I'll release a version with the monstergirl village, then the attack on the tower and cowgirl farm, and once that's done I'll start working on Ilmatar's chapter.

Today will not be a hard work day. I got eight hours of sleep last night - something I didn't get on Saturday or Friday, considering I didn't sleep those two days because I was working throughout - not just on the game, but on tasks for my other jobs as well. I'll polish things up and ready it for the release I outlined above in the "what's done now" section.

As a side note I was put in charge of a minecraft server for the hypnohub community more or less out of nowhere. (I didn't ask for it, but I might as well do it.) I've managed to spend about a grand total of an hour playing on that server since it went up a week ago, so I'll be enjoying a little bit of that today. I make games but I almost never get to play any. I think it's alright for me to take half a day off. No matter how much I crunch it'd be impossible for me to get everything into this release I wanted to.

See you tomorrow.


8 comments:

  1. Oh well kinda sad about cowgirlfarm but guess i can wait.
    About partial monstergirl village thats like 50% done? or less

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  3. The only way to do nothing wrong is not doing anything at all. Relax, lad, things like this happen, we'll just have to wait a little longer. Keep up the good work

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  4. Time is something I personally have loads of along with patience so waiting for the more major updates isn't too hard for me personally. Admittedly I'm mostly looking forward to that cowgirl farm but it's worth the wait, my only question is about the Minecraft thing, seriously why is that so dang popular?! It's dumb as hell but your call if you spend time on it.

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    1. I prefer a lot of games over Minecraft. Dwarf Fortress, Haven & Hearth if you can avoid the Russians, Terraria, etc. Still, modded minecraft is fairly fun. Vanilla minecraft is boring as hell. Anyway, it's what my friends play so I play it to spend time with them.

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  5. Will Bilbine be in the tower now after you defeat her?

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    1. I'm going to rewrite her whole defeat/first sex scene, so no. Not yet.

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  6. I'm fine with waiting a bit longer to get content, take a break whenever you need to, I've been stalking the progress of this game for some time now, so I'm not leaving any time soon :)

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