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Monday, July 6, 2015

Post will be late tonight

I'll put up the beta late tonight. It'll probably be around midnight US Mountain time.

I want this to be about the combat changes and improvements mostly, so I'm leaving out some of the rewrites. The other Bilbine rewrites are out because I need to change the art.

Keywords being "some".

I know, I know, you want to see that stuff. Right now I just want to make sure nothing is broken. I'll use the time for the beta to continue improving the rewrites because I'm not fully satisfied with them.


EDIT:

To tell the truth, I'm utterly unsatisfied with the state of the rewrites. I just don't know what I'll do about that. I'll hopefully force a resolution to the situation by the end of the beta. For now you can expect to explore a post-Bilbine Bilbao, but with a minimum of commentary by her or Audr. I just haven't fixed them and it pisses me off. It would probably be easier if I didn't have to spend so much time doing so much blasted farmwork in July during a heatwave, but that's no excuse. It irks me severely that I'm stuck doing this crap for now (the nonwinter months are always farming heavy times), but Overwhored is going to have to start taking priority because you all have been way more generous than I think anyone expected, not the least of which is me.

I'm not quite sure what I'll do. Maybe - in spite of it being something that'll get me into trouble - I'll let one field go to weeds. I dunno. I hate taking a month and spending almost all of it tilling the fields when you all are here and are willing to pay me decent money to do something I enjoy a lot more. If this weren't a family thing I can't imagine I'd ever bother. That being the sticky bit. I can't just abandon that work. I dunno.

Sleepymaid and I have given a bit of thought to roomating together in a city. It isn't doable yet. I put all my money back into art or other stuff for the game right now and even if I cut it down to $500 a month I wouldn't be making enough to live comfortably and put a bit into savings. Sleepymaid would need to save up. If it happens games will happen a lot faster. Neither of us are totally sure it'd work, though. The farming season will have to be over first whatever else happens.

And this is no place to complain about my personal life, it isn't professional, but.... well. I hate this place. I hate working on this farm. I hate the people here - not that there are many - and I'm burning to escape this sad, dying place.

I'm sure as hell not asking you for more money, though. I'm well aware of what the average pledge amount for me is, and it's fucking crazy. I don't know what I did to get you all as fans, but I know I don't deserve you. Pay only - ONLY - what you can comfortably afford. Don't give me money if it's a choice between me and Ramen Noodles, even if you love Overwhored. Or hell, a choice between a diet with Ramen Noodles and one without. Just don't. Friends don't let friends eat Ramens.

I've pulled an all nighter again. Some of family visited for an entire damn week and kept me from working for the ENTIRE flipping week. Thank goodness they're gone now and I can have a day to myself again. That's the real reason this thing will be coming late tonight. In a few minutes I'm going to go fall in bed because I haven't slept in much too long. At some point I'll wake up to someone's yelling and crawl outside to whack at the ground with a hoe for a while, then come inside and grind on this later in the day to make sure it's ready for a midnight release.

I've gotten a lot done with the combat system and art, but I'm just damn sorry it isn't more. Try as I might I have a lot of trouble squeezing out creativity when I'm bone-tired. That's an excuse and not a solution, though, and the only solution is a rough one. For the rest of this week, come hell or high water, I have to say fuck the farm and work ONLY on the game. My family won't be happy, but that's how it goes.

Well, I'll see you at midnight. Probably putting this on MEGA since last I heard NoMoshing is still moving. Time to fall on the bed.




20 comments:

  1. Sounds like you need an hour or twenty doing something you love rather than work.

    Someone who cracks can't do shit for anyone. You'll also be unsatisfied with your work until you destress, too.

    Take a day and do something else for a while. Fuck July.

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  2. Dude put your farm stuff first, I'm sure we're all happy to wait since there are plenty of other things to do on the internet in the meantime lol and real life has its own distractions too of course.

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  3. Master Yoda said: Better waiting for a good game, than rushing for a crappy game!! :D

    Most of us will wait for it to be ready!

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    1. That was Shigeru Miyamoto, not Yoda. The exact quote is: "a delayed game is eventually good; a bad game is bad forever". Admittedly he was talking about console games in the cartridge era, before publishers started using patches and updates as an excuse to rush out a bodge-job product and fix it later, but since I believe the SPECIFIC game he was referring to was Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, he knew what he was talking about.

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    2. we said the same things differently!! lol

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  4. I don't share the same opinion. I'd much rather see the game finished over having it rewritten so many times. Most H-Games(more specifically, RPG maker games) are too overambitious, and that's why they never get finished. Also, how Patreon works by default. But, I am still a big fan of your work, and out of all the H-RPG maker games I've played, this is definitely the best. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication

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  5. It is not a H game, still The way is quite exemplary as to time heavy game making (think addon, which can also be used as to provide quite good 'pre coming' intel & adventures (parents, childhood links etc).


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  6. Farming is more important than porn.

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  7. We like you, man, and we want you to be happy. But you've only got one family. No need to burn any bridges for us.

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  8. As to farming, same as to quite any others subject, they are details to be considered, among them :
    BRF (bois raméal fragmenté) technic using small shard of (specifics) woods (idealy selected on spring, logic), then, allow for quite some water "economy", this along with others settings (guess it has to be considered on a "game/life" change type given it could well be opening to something else (If you got time a read of some interest :

    One-straw Revolution: Introduction to Natural Farming
    Masanobu Fukuoka
    Then, I guess it has to be seen, can't sleepymaid be considering moving with you on the actual farm as to prepare then launch 'something else' ? :p

    Life = responsibility (self + others), adaptation + bene vivere.

    To be seen.

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  9. Btw, also, first thing (rule) = local first, so before possible, see details over :
    - land (earth, others minerals)
    - water(s, be it from lake or river, quite not the very same).
    In any case, some reading should come first.

    Take (good) care.

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  10. I am using my old version 0.5 BF 3 save files and am getting a strange error when I try and advance into the battle scene.
    Script: 'Idle Party Events' line 93 NoMethodOccured undefined id for nil:Class.

    The dialog ends smoothly and I get the "Are you ready" prompt. Clicking yes crashes with said message.

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  11. hi, I tried to download the v5.3 fx4 through badkittygame but the archive seem corrupted.
    is there another way to download it ?

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    1. I try to download it again today (July 12), it's work ^^

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  12. I'm getting a little worried about Cypress, I'm a donor and I still haven't received a link to the new beta, he hasn't been posting on here and he's usually pretty good about apologizing when life happens, and he's working on a farm while he's half asleep...

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    1. I am a Little worried too i hope he is ok

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    2. Hopefully, he is just still in bed, catching up on much needed sleep.

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    3. posted a link to the beta on his patreon for donors

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