Hey all. Sad to say that I haven't had as much time as I'd like to work on BS the last couple of weeks due to grad school preparation stuff, but S-Purple has been cranking out the updated UI and it looks great, and he's even started to move onto the new character sprites, which means I've been able to get started on new animations (as an aside, I'm still the one making the animations, though S-Purple will be involved in designing the poses and intermediate sprites, etc).
Since I'm remaking the animations from scratch, I'm taking this opportunity to redesign the animation set-up a little bit to allow "cookie-cutter" poses which will fill in the gaps for pairings that I haven't gotten to make custom animations for yet. This way every pairing will at least have an animation (though, until I update the pairing with a custom animation they might be a tad samey/boring).
I plan on posting at least a sneak peak at what the new animations will look like by next week.
As for the next update, I'm going to shoot for the 30th. Expect an updated UI and a more fleshed out event system. If (if) we're lucky, you might also see a couple new monster models and animations, and an updated save system. I know it's been a long time since I've made an update with a lot of new gameplay-impacting stuff, so I'm going to try to focus on that.
Also, in addition to Dwolla I've been looking into Patreon. We're actually fine under their TOS. Possibly we might go with Patreon for a few months just to get a way to donate up and running and get the game into a more solid state before rolling out the membership/voting system as planned. I'll keep looking into it.