Sunday, August 4, 2013

Alpha Build 3.7

EDIT: Pushing it back a couple of days, sorry guys.

This is only a small update, as I've just finally got everything tied up at my work this week and can now enjoy unemployment. It means bad things for me, but great things for you guys, as my update schedule has been pushed up to once a week what with all the time I have on my hands all of a sudden. That means that the next update will be on 8/11/13 at 11:00 PM PST  8/13/13 at 11:00 PM PST.

A donor pulled out on the male/male animations, so they've been dropped below neoteny and the futanari trait for now, but once those two are done the male/male animations will go in along with elves. My plan currently is to simply grind away at all of the long-overdue donation features and polish the content that I've got in already that needs some more love, and once that's finished I'll get the donation site back up and start working on more storyline/exploration content. At the very least, all of the donation features will be present in the game by the end of the month (though they may be rough/unfinished).

Next weekend I will have all of the female neoteny monsters in the game, but they are likely to have relatively few animations.

Alright, so, this update 3.7 (8/4/13):
- Updated breeding menu. Click once to select the first monster, again to select the second, you can click the colored box or hit the 1 and 2 keys to change whether you are selecting the monster corresponding the the first (orange) or second (blue) spot. The tabs on the left allow you to sort by monster types. You still must breed a monster with itself to get it to breed with the player (this will change). Let me know what you think of the new menu

- Implemented dialog choices. Not using them an awful lot just yet.

- Messed with rate of trait accumulation. Let me know how it works.

- Hopefully fixed the bug that was causing you to have two games going at the same time when you went back to main menu and started a new one.

79 comments:

  1. Good job on upholding your deadline! Sorry to hear about the out of internet issues, but at least you'll have the appreciation of fans to help you. Keep it up!

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  2. It's good to see an update coming so right on time. I'm a but disappointed at the lack of new content, but glad to see the development going anyway. Keep up the good work!

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  3. The breed button does not show if it's incest anymore? after a while you lose track having so many of them

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    1. Hm, not intentional. I'll try to figure out why it's not working and have a hotfix up tomorrow or Tuesday.

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    2. Hotfix Soon™?

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    3. Sorry, I went ahead and decided that since I'm doing the next update on Sunday anyway I'm better off just releasing the fixes with the big update then.

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    4. Alright cool.

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    5. I agree putting out a hotfix when the next update is in only a few days seems pointless when you can just add it in to that.

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  4. Love the new interface, especially the pregnancy percentage. That's an unexpected and nice touch. I like the expanded dialogue and I look forward to actually seeing the elves in the game. Is the ferals that Kala mentions an avenue you'll take? -Vect

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  5. Bug Report:
    Game does not update the breeding menue immeaditly.
    If you make 2 monsters breed and a child is born it only appears in the menue after selecting another Monster first or closing and reopening it.

    Even though it is a minor inconvenience it should be fixed. And it should be relatively easy to fix.

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  6. The new selection method is awkward and sort of confusing. I find it very counterintuitive personally.

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    1. I like it myself.

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    2. I think a better way to do it would be to make it so click assigns orange, and shift-click assigns blue. Maybe have an option to toggle between the way it is currently and that-- though I think the ability to choose which one you're assigning without clicking something else is important.

      Also: Could we get a 'remember choices' box to check on the breeding screen? It would help when you're trying to breed two specific monsters.

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  7. What looks like a new holstaurus animation (in progress) is used for their breeding list icon instead of the usual... with themselves?
    http://puu.sh/3Ubru.png
    Honestly not sure what's happening here. Using the downloaded EXE.

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    1. Haha, yeah, I should've caught that. I know exactly what I did there.

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  8. Bug:
    when you name the monster with default names (at least the first one) they dont appear in client list and only sometimes in other menus.

    Also sweet! I'd love to see where this goes.
    I do wonder if I can help in any way, since I am pretty familiar with flash...

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  9. Great with updates, to bad about RL stuff =/

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  10. New breading interface is awesome!

    Suggestions:
    1. Limit number of traits monster can possess based on wisdom, max 10 different traits (For now wisdom is pretty useless). As an option you could add special trait allowing monsters to have additional trait slots.
    2. Trait which gives you 100% chance of getting something makes game boring and consumables useless. I think each level of traits should increase chance by 5-7% instead of 10%.
    3. For gold client add look requirementы. For example "fur color" - will encourage player to look for the monster with fur in specific color range.

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    1. I disagree with you on the wisdom trait, in my opinion it's the most important traits you get (later in the game). It's a stat multiplier; the higher it is the more Str., Sta.,etc. y0ou get per breeding session(which saves a whole lot of time when you try to get the bar filled all the way up to sell a new monster especially during the monthly deadlines). This is of course my opinion, but it was what helped me beat the game (3.6).

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  11. I went into town and decided to save before I restocked that way I could save scum and not spend a shit load of money early on looking for specific stats, when I loaded into that save (I'm playing the .exe not the browser) the clouds decided moving was a sin unless I double clicked everything and when I bought a DW it wouldn't a appear until I single clicked the leave button. I found the solution is to rename it to get it to show up in menus and the pen so clearly in some form it's created but not synced properly.

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  12. I seem to still able to have the bug when I close the game and restart a new game on the menu, that I can still see two games going at the same time.
    But I am not sure what causes it.

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  13. I get what you are going for with the new breeding selection system. The overall view is better and easier to see and sort through large numbers of critters, but the orange/blue thing is confusing. Separate the orange and blue buttons on the top so you can click one or the other and maybe superimpose a 1 and a 2 on the buttons. Also, when selecting, along with the orange or blue highlight, maybe stick the number in the corner of the critters card?

    Just an idea.

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  14. About the new interface:
    Style is nice but there are a few things:
    1) Already mentioned: We cant see incest anymore. Please add this info again
    2) Already mentioned too: newly born monsters don't appear right away but only after you did something else
    3) Could you please add a number in the color box at the top so that you know for sure if orange is 1 or 2? I know its not hard to remember two numbers and 2 colors but still it would be nicer
    4) Please add an option if you want this first/second slot toggle automatically or not. Often enough I know 1 monster fix but want to choose the right partner. with the automatic switch I have to press "2" every time I want to look at the next monster

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    1. I came to say all the things these guy and other before have already said. XD

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  15. Personally, I like this new menu you've set up. Not only is it larger, but you don't have two lists of the same monsters. Also, it seems like the skill genetics is a little bit more accurate and... genetic and less random (which I hope was the goal)

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  16. Hey, found a bug that happens when attempting to run the game on windows 8. Windows seems to believe the flash game is a virus or a harmful file? Not sure which. It aloud me to download the file but not run the exe. Tried a few things to get it to run but no dice. Runs on my windows 7 pc just fine but 8 seems to not like it.

    P.S. Good job so far on the game. Enjoying every new rendition. Can't wait to see what you have in-store for the next update!

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  17. There's a few minor bugs but overall I like this update. The breeding menu is a little confusing with the colors thing but I like the way the side of it is organized now. Keep up the good work.

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  18. This. I like this.

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  19. the new new interface is cool but, we cant see anymore if the breeding is incest or not it is very annoying

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  20. I jack off to this game every day

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    1. No fucking way! So do I!

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    2. Your both faggots.

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    3. I have an idea lets all be friends! We can have a masturbation session on skype! Everybody add my skype! :) pikachuuhi i'll be sure to give you a good view of my puss puss.

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    4. Dafuq did I just read

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    5. Dafuq is right nobody wants to see this shit...

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    6. Puss Puss? It's gonna be a fat naked old man with a cat, isn't it?

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    7. Puss Puss sounds like an old diabetic cat...Which no one wants to see!!!

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    8. I want to see! :)

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    9. Pikachuuhi, u srs?

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  21. I don't know if this is the right place to put this but I have noticed sometimes when I'm playing the game Ill get to a point where all 3 bronze, silver, and gold clients needs are impossible (really hard) to complete like getting a certain trait on a certain animal that hasn't shown up in the shop and I think there should be maybe a way to update what clients want after a weeks time kinda like a wanted ad board and you can accept certain jobs so they wont go away and that way you wont get locked up per say and it will make it alittle easier/funner for people like me!

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    1. Yeah, maybe after a week or two, you could reset the client list (all or nothing), or maybe pay to reset an individual client at any time. Sometimes you get a request that is *really* specific fairly early in the game (like "Albino, Altruistic, Str > 180, Dex > 120, Will > 140") and it becomes kind of an all-or nothing if you can't make the monster in time. I don't think it's a problem that these exist, but it would be great if you could put them aside after a while.

      Also, great work!

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    2. YES. *Please* let there be a way to dismiss client requests - even if it costs money, even if it means the next one is a level higher (just as if the request had been fulfilled), maybe even if it takes a minimum amount of time to replace (like, not until the next morning, just to prevent people from spamming the Dismiss option).

      It really is irritating to have a whole farm of Gods Among Creatures with straight 1000's, six green breeding mods, and every trait known to man, only to find you can't sell any of them because some wealthy dingbat wants his Harpy to have "STA < 377" and your entire farm hasn't had any negative modifiers in it since five months ago.

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  22. I've noticed something a bit weird and wanted to bring it to your attention before the next version. I've gotten human intellect 10 on my creatures and it says 100% chance of acquiring a new trait through breeding and while it worked at the start it tended to fail quite often.
    Like for example I had a dick wolf with int 10 and it was breeding with a whole array of other creatures that had other traits I wanted to put on it but no matter how many times or even the creature it failed 100% of the time. After 15 days in game I gave up trying to get traits on that dick wolf and just started getting traits on it's offspring. It worked initially but failed after acquiring 1-2 traits.
    Now I'm not sure if that's intentional but I was trying to upgrade currently existing traits such as incorrigible 1 to incorrigible 2 but all I managed to do was acquire the skill once and not upgrade it after that. There were a few exceptions but in most cases it stalled and I couldn't learn new traits.
    Anyway great game and just checking to see if that was intentional or a bug.

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    1. This happening because human intellect acquires a random trait from the other creature. If the first creature already has that trait (even if is of a lower rank) than the trait is discarded and nothing happens.

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    2. Then why is it that some times it overrides the old trait and other times I can go on for days and it refuses to budge?

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    3. Alright I loaded up the game again and tried once more to pass on the traits and for some reason it worked without a hitch. I'm assuming that after a while the game just gets a bit buggy, so I've started restarting it every 10 minutes to avoid this.

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    4. Just to make sure I'm understanding correctly the next update will be out 3/12/13 at 2 A.M. for people on EST?

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    5. 3/12/13? march is over it was over 5 months ago your far behind on the times

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    6. Yep, your time machine is bugged... you should fix it now, or you can stop in the ancient era, next time... -.-"

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    7. There's a chance I might end up posting the update on Monday night instead of tonight, I'll keep you guys updated.

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    8. this is why i'll never donate, stuff takes so long to get made and then gets delayed forever.

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    9. I on the other hand, intend to donate when possible.

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  23. Sorry it was early and I wasn't paying attention to what I typed I meant 8/12/13.

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  24. Seriously? a few more days? Why don't you release what you have finished and stable so we have something to mess with while you polish off what your working on currently? Id rather have a bunch of small updates, than to sit on my hands waiting for one big update.

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    1. Couldn't have said it better myself.

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  25. Another delay? Who could've known!

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  26. There are a bunch of whiners in here, but I just want to put in that you're doing good work and I'm glad there are independent developers like you making cool programs!

    Those of you complaining that it's "late," don't forget that he already pushed the schedule forward, so this update is coming earlier than it would have anyway. Chill the fuck out.

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    1. You, sir, have my respect.

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    2. You haven't been here for long, eh?

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    3. People like this who blatantly suck up to the devs always make me laugh. "wow dont whine, this game is so cool, just chill the FUCK out guys, its not even late."

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    4. I'm unclear on how anyone could be sucking up to the developer, since we're all anonymous in this thread. "Sucking up" usually implies an attempt to curry favor with someone in power, but if one is anonymous, one could hardly curry favor for oneself. Maybe if they were also asking for something in the post, but that doesn't appear to be the case. If you want to deny the sincerity of the post, it would be better to call it a sock puppet.

      In any case, I also support the developer doing what he can when he can. Literally, since I actually donated without voting or anything. Personally, I work on a dev team and respect the flying leap of faith this guy is making in devoting work to something that is far from paying the bills, if I understand the donation figures correctly.

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    5. It's less "Sucking up" and more like "Hugboxing"

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  27. Delayed noooo waay!! Shocked face - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y80EL6d2peI

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  28. Darth Vader's NOoooooooooooo

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    1. http://nooooooooooooooo.com/

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  29. So another none update and no information about if or when we'll see it anytime soon?

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    1. tonight, read it again, it was edited.

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  30. Thus the never ending cycle continues...

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  31. FUCK YOU I NEED SOMETHING NEW TO JACK OFF TOO

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  33. Glad to see an update will be coming soon.
    But on the subject of male-on-male animations, will there be an option to turn them off or have a threesome with the PC? I am straight and those animations in other games make me uncomfortable. Not that I have anything against homosexual people, I just don't like the idea of forcing everyone to watch just because a select few donors have fetishes.
    This game is great so far and I am very glad to see you continue it.

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  34. If he's going to have gay animations as settings you can turn off and on, to please everybody he'd have to do the same for straight and lesbian animations. Relatively easy to do for him, but on the other hand you could simply not watch the animations. It's not like it's a minute long gay porno, there is a short cut to end animations instantly, so unless your reaction time is very poor, you'll get a split second of these animations at most.

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