Monday, November 3, 2014

Progress Update

Short update: didn't get to the breeding menu just yet as I ended up needing to spend more time on aspects of monster creation; they're a deal more complex now with the changes but should be much more expandable. My previous system for dealing with various monster types relied on having them defined in XML and then just altered fields in a base monster class based on that. This time around I'm exploiting polymorphism more by having each monster type be a subclass of the base monster class, which should have the added benefit of allowing there to be more interesting and complicated differences between monster types as I can make more radical changes to them.

I realized I'll also have to nail down the preferences and status effects before moving onto breeding, and the appearance classes that will control the animations. This means I'll probably be pushing the UI stuff to right before I finish the update rather than tackling it now, but that shouldn't make the update take any longer to put together. Tomorrow I should hopefully at least get the animation system started, if not finished, and be able to start focusing on the requests and events.

42 comments:

  1. Cock Gobblin' NagisaNovember 3, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    Okie dokie, take your time!

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  2. I hope you will keep up this sort of progress update style.
    It will keep everybody interested instead of wondering if the project died.

    Please just please dont fall back into the lazy style of 1 blogpost per month.

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    1. Noone is so busy that they are unable to find a few minutes to write a few sentences.

      So, yep, lazy, not busy.

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    2. I'm just glad he switched to his current model of production and update rather than just apologizing for messing up then continuing his old ways. It shows a lot of improvement as a developer.

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    3. he dont need to update on here every day once a weeks is suffecant to make a impact

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    4. It's nice being able to read an update every night

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  3. Hello HartistaPipebomb,
    I think you must write somehing on your Patreon page in activity: http://www.patreon.com/user?u=108351&ty=a
    Coz some guys cant visit your blog and worry about - where you?where updates? where info?

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  4. Lol I bet we'll get the update at the end of this month. Look how badly Harista has underestimated the workload I don't buy that he's been working on the game the past month at all. Probably took his 23k and went on a vacation or something.
    Patreon is beginning to lose patrons, about time people started showing their distaste for Harista's shit progress with their money.

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    1. Haters gonna hate

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    2. More like "investers gonna keep tabs and hold their clients accountable"

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    3. true, but 'investers' is actually spelled with an o, so it's onaholesters. and also that's why i have no investors, so nobody nags me, i can set my own pace and direction and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0-KZS1dDyw

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  5. That's cool H-bomb looking foreword to seeing those events and requests keep up the good work man and stay awesome.

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  6. Where the hell is the new version??? The latest version for patreons is 5.3, public is 5.3 also.

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  7. There was apparantly a GREAT DEAL of code that was left undone, how you originally planned to put this all together in one evening (October 31st) mustve been a goal of epic porportions. On a positive note these regular updates really put my mind at ease. I think we all appreciate the news and look forward to your next progress update! Keep it up H-Bomb! ^_^

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    1. took the words right out of my mouth

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  8. When are the other genders of the breeders be available?

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  9. Hi H... I'm liking these little daily progress updates. Lets us feel a little more connected to the project maybe ... Keep it up!

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  10. You should really post a link to this blog on your Patreon, explaining the deal. Looks like many people don't know, and an official statement would put their mind at ease and show them the effort you're putting forth.

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    1. On main page of Patreon you can find blog's link

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    2. The problem with that is it would bill people for the month if it was an update people were checking up for. They're not going to reread everything again.

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    3. That's actually a really good point. However, a Patron posted about it, which I think is enough.

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  11. This guy is just fapping to his work instead of finishing it lol! ;) Keep on it mate, I understand.

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  12. You are correct. But he hasn't posted an update there saying that he's doing progress posts over here every single day. It's that message that I feel is important.

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    1. I swear I hit reply to the right post, guess not. This message was meant as a reply two comments up.

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  13. I think you guys are eventually gonna move from flash to something more complicated lol. Please do!

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    1. I was thinking similar, as flash has a lot of limitations when you get into higher-end programming... Unfortunately, to make a migration like that would require completely rewriting everything, including the animations, in addition to learning a language flash devs typically don't know anything about (the most common being C++). It produces a much higher quality end product, but it also requires a great deal more time and skill.

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  14. Just want to chime in with my appreciation for the new blog posts. It's a great idea; keep it up!

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  15. Go die, poopy lord.

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    1. Internet wit at it's finest.

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  16. Wow, you must have really underestimated your workload for this next release.
    Keep up the good work, though. Really appreciating the daily info.

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  17. How do I get Breeding Stock?

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  18. Keep up the blogging; we appreciate it

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  19. Hey HBomb. I know how it feels to think you've got things planned out, only to discover a million twists during execution. Sorry to hear that it went so badly this month, but you are on the right path to fixing it. Hiring someone to manage expectations is a great step, as are the simple updates. The biggest part is that it shows people two things: 1) that you are steadily doing *something*, even if it's not what was originally expected, and 2) it helps keep you on the clock, less likely to take a day or half a day off without really meaning to (God this world is so full of distractions!).

    I think you've learned your lesson, now show us it's true. Godspeed!

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  20. Missed a day... The daily update is still going to be a thing, right?

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    1. I don't think it the daily was something intended to last beyond this update, Might be wrong but thats the feeling i got from it, I certainly don't hope he does a daily update. Its much better to have a weekly sum. that way it doesn't become a "fixed an error that was forcing an never-ending loop"

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  21. I think we should expect next update in about... two weeks, or so?

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  22. FOUND A BUG...

    (i dont know if anyone else found it)

    Breeding area / stallion selection (dont show your stallions)

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    1. Yeah the only way to access them is through the all tab.

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  23. I have a request, I really like to use the pink pearl but I also use the "sell all" button and that plant thing that pops up on the farm at times. so I wanted you to add one of these to the next update

    add a "sell all but" button

    or you can add a "chest box" to store things you want to keep

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