Thursday, December 11, 2014

Alpha Build 5.5.1 for Patrons

Alright, build 5.5.1 is going up on Patreon in about 20 minutes. There's still some big bits missing: namely dialog, events, consumables, traits and saving, but the build is really starting to shape up now and it's a good deal more like an actual game now.

The request system is in; the requests you'll get from the NPCs are just placeholder for now, but they'll be a bit more fleshed out and interesting once I get a chance to implement them all. You have a random chance to get a new request every day.

Note that pretty much all the numbers, from the XP required to level to the level requirements on the requests to the way that stats affect XP, etc, has not been balanced yet whatsoever, so don't worry; these values aren't indicative of how I intend to balance things ultimately, they're just values I stuck in to get the build working.

There's also an extra treat for you guys in that I've finally managed to get the new catgirl hairs/faces into the game, and I have to say they are adorable and some of my favorite stuff S has made yet. They're not totally integrated for all the catgirl animations yet, but I wanted to at least get them in for the idle and for dickwolf/catgirl.

104 comments:

  1. Thanks for the release H-Bomb, looking forward to playing it and hopefully I will have constructive criticism for you once I shift through the game itself. Keep up the good work.

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  2. ok , i starting test. good job hartista

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  3. Looks really great so far. Catgirl faces are super cute and a really nice addition. Getting there!! Way to go, H.

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  4. The hair and wiggly ears look great. Animations run a lot smoother too.

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  5. Ran into an interesting bug, a monster birthed twins, but when I used one of them to mate with another monster, the other twin also got it's sex stam down, it also took up two spaces in the cathouse. I was able to still sell the catgirl and other "twin" entity that was with it was kept as an extra copy, I could still do all the normal actions with it. I am pretty sure this might be an instance where the breeding result being called twice somehow. Hope this helps a bit.

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    1. So you bred two monsters and ended up with two brand new monsters... were you able to name each individually? This sounds more like a fun feature where you can end up with litters that level up together... unless its a case of the coding "rolling" for pregnancy with multiple numbers instead of just a percentage base and the coding is getting like... criticals on each roll

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    2. I actually already know what's causing this bug and how to solve it but I just didn't fix it yet. When you get a new monster from breeding, once you have the naming window open, you can just keep hitting the "Keep" button to open more naming windows and you'll get a duplicate reference in your pen for every time you do it. I just gotta disable the button after you hit it once.

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    3. Ah, that's what it was, good to know that you knew about this issue already. Looking forward to future content that you and S-Purple put out..

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  6. Found a bug, dickwolves can now literally go fuck themselves.

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    1. kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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  7. Any word on the next public release for people who enjoy the game but don't have the funds to be a patreon?

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  8. how long until 5.4 is out to public?

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    1. Probably next year is my guess

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  10. why did the wiki close and when will it come back.

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    1. The wiki closed due to people posting sexy content on it.
      It won't return as an official wiki, because Wiki sites don't allow that.
      The owner H-Bomb has a copy of the wiki, but has not the time to set it up again.

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  11. quando vai sair free não acho justo pagar todo mes pra uma atualizasão simples quando vem uma atualização grats?

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    1. provavelmente se n vai ter resposta amigo ainda mais falando em português, provavelmente quando sair o completo um mês depois vem o grátis, se n acha justo pagar então pelo menos ache justo esperar o tempo de quem ganha de graça volte em janeiro.

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  12. So we None-Patrons get nothing ? Again ?

    Since you failed so hard on your November-Updates, i think the least you could do to make it up, would be putting the new Version online for everyone. At least this Time.

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    1. Fuck you, you don't get one.
      "I WAITED A WHOLE MONTH!"
      Dude, Patrons waited THREE months to get a slightly playable build, and maybe I don't know how to count, but I believe 1 is less then 3, and we fuckin' paid real money for it.

      You rock on, H-Bomb. Give these pansies the early-early build, 5.4.1., like we got. It's only fair.

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    2. I'm not the guy you're responding to, but you came off as a bit hostile.

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    3. I personally think both these commentators where being hostile. However, if one cannot provide money to the team, or will not, i don't think there is really a whole lot of room for complaint, a lot of times, patrons do get teasers long before non-patrons can even have a hope of getting the new game. it's not all sunshine and roses, your more likely to deal with bugs, have to wait longer for large fully playable updates, and there tends to be more anticipation just because you are supposed to get things sooner.
      My personal belief is that this is a wonderful game, and people should stop bitching weather patron or non-patron, we all like the game, are doing what we can to help with it's development,if the criticism isn't constructive i personally feel people shouldn't waste their time typing it but hey that's just me.

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    4. @Jason
      You're kidding me, right ?

      We're always waiting for the same Amount of Time, if you Guys getting it too late, then we're getting to late also. And thats what i can't understand. If he failed once to deliver, why he's have to fail again on purpose ? Just so we Non-Patrons get as mad at him as you did ?

      He can regain lots of Sympathies if he makes an exception this time.





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    5. @Ano 1:38
      At last someone with brain. With a background of arogant patreons.
      New versions are delayed for months for BOTH group of players. There is no need to make delay EVEN BIGGER for public players if new version can be delivered right away. Stick to rules and make update on time or fuck the rules and don't make public wait ever longer jus to keep patreons happy.

      @Jason
      Who cares you paid money? Nobody forced you to do so. You paid for uncomplete product and it got delayed - who cares?! There is no need to make public wait a month more just to make you feel important with your 1$.

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    6. Sorry, but I don't believe that us non-Patreon supporters should get the build immediately. Yeah it sucks to have to wait months for an update and I'm not happy that it took too long, but hey that's life. The fact remains that H-bomb doesn't owe anything to the people who aren't paying for development. The only people owed anything are the Patreons. The rest of us are getting the game FOR FREE. We are not entitled to receive something for free, especially something that other people are paying for. Sure no one forced them to pay for the game; however, they were promised something for that payment and that promise should be honored whether or not it sucks for those of us not paying.

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    7. I hope I came off as hostile. There's no right for anyone to demand they get anything, especially by insults. That's equivalent to yelling, "Gimmie Ice cream, BIIIIIITCH.", And this does include myself.
      I paid money because I like the game concept and the team, not because I expect a product. Non-Patrons see that a new version, i.e. 5.5.1, just came out and they expect we're getting our rocks off on brand spanking new content, fully loaded out the ass, when we're just bug testing- this isn't up to 5.3 yet, it has been revamped down to a year ago's standard, we're trying to help the team get back to it's point.(I won't lie though, we did get new catgirl stuff this update.)
      $1 Patrons tend to not get a whole lot of teasers, we didn't get Kay's Bottle Catch (although I understand why, $10 is a bit more money to shell out then $1), all we got were demos of the new menus. Again, testing. The best idea right now, is to be patient and let them work their magic.

      @Anon 2:58, you're getting a product a lot of people paid for, for free. It get's delayed-- WHO CARES?! There's no need to make yourself feel more important by saying "I should get this because I'm special." Patrons are special, even if they pay only a single dollar, and you wanna know why? 'Cause that's $1 more in H-bomb's account.

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    8. @Dorant, you're very sensible, but no one is owed anything. Not even Patrons.

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    9. Well put at the end there Jason. +1

      Side though: Part of me wonders if H reads these blogs cringing and gut-wrenching every time, or if he's so used to the flaming and trolling and begging that he's more like 'Time to check the blogs, better get mah popcorn ready lulz'

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    10. While i dont think non Patreons are entiteld to anything from a developer standpoint it would be wise to but non patreons on the same buidl as Patreons simply because the game changed prety much from what i can gather and bugs are bound to be everywhere so having more "Tester" on bord could help development on this stage otherwise its fine to wait for something free

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    11. Honestly recently I wanted to become a patron. Rly rly. I checked how does it work and I even added funds to my paypal account. I started an account in patreon system, tried to bound my paypal system with it and...

      WHAT THE FUCK?!

      Despite of quite some funds stored on paypal I can't support this project, because it demands my credit card!! Then ffs what is the paypal option there for? Im not giving credit card to ANY automaticaly-billing shit like that!!
      I would like to support this project, but I just won't when it is basing on that fucked up system.

      TL;DR:
      1. Delay for public was annoying.
      2. Patron system ALWAYS demands credit card, actualy paypal is useless
      3. Despite of good will I have to stay public, now it is frustrating.

      Ano 2:58

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    12. Paypal doesn't do or allow sex stuff, that's literally why we swapped to Patreon in the first place.

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    13. But it supports Patreon while Patreon sometimes contain sex stuff. Makes no sense at all.

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  13. Cool H-bomb cant what to see it when it comes to the non-patrons keep up the good work and stay awesome.

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  14. What does these small hearts mean next to the big heart in the breeding menu?

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    1. Those are "stored" hearts, and right now they don't mean much as the happiness system isn't in the game yet.

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    2. And what does the letters behind each number mean? I am sorry for asking these dumb questions, but do you have an overview on how that games work now? :)

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  15. I found funny bug in new build. When u breed catgirl x catgirl one of them have red forehead , its funny because they look like they are wearing a wig also new catgirls are super cute and puffy :3 but there's one that doesn't look too good. Overall very nice release.

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  16. shit i meant forelock not forehead. XD

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  17. So .. i liked the news hairs for catgirl , give us plenty choice. Are you working on a way for "passing " hair style on species?

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    1. =o monster barber...make it happen

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  18. Woohoo! The new game system is coming along nicely! Thanks for the update, H.

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    1. Catgirl x Elf Boy: That is one derpy catgirl, lol.


      Anyway, I hope the ability to build additional rooms in the barns is the next update! Oh and the elves need shadows in the barn so I can get rid of the fugly ones :/ Ew... hot pink skinned elves.

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  19. 5.5 for patrons what about 5.4 for freebies ?

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    1. I don't understand why freebies want broken non-playable version.... it's just plain stupid

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    2. What about 'Go fuck yourself!' for freebies?

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    3. freebies are human like you, so hard to understand we want to see the new breeding animations ??? 4.4 is the best free version for now ...

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    4. sorry mispelled "fuck myself"

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  20. If I'm reading past posts correctly, 5.4 is where H-Bomb changes the game system, right? I somehow missed it, but to clue you guys in a little, 5.5 wasn't even playable til 5.5.1 and it's still VERY basic gameplay. The most you'd really get is a preview of some of the menus new looks and even then; not very interactive.

    5.4 is a misnomer, it is really more like 0.1 Beta (with 5.5.1 being 0.2.1 Beta). There's not much to see, and it'd be more letdown.

    I would suggest to H-Bomb, that once he's got this version to the point that he's comfortable in calling it what it is (Beta); for this ONE time, release it Public at the same time as the Donors as it is essentially a new product. After that Donors get early access as usual.

    It'd be better for everyone to consider 5.3 the final version of Alpha and reset the expectations of this game from now on because it's NOT the same. Functionally, 5.5.1 plays around the same level of Alpha 3.0 for those that remember that far back (as a context).

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    1. Calling it a beta would be disingenuous, as a beta is feature-complete. BS is still very firmly in the alpha stage.

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    2. I was pointing out that 5.4 and up have little to do with 5.3 and below. It may still be AN alpha, but it is completely unrelated to previous versions other than art assets and should be denoted as such. Calling it 5.4, 5.5 and so on is disingenuous as well because it is no longer an extension of previous work, it's a complete do over.

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  21. so will we be getting 5.5 or 5.6 or 5.4 dumb question i know

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  22. Played 5.5 and its very nice. I like how the animations are silky smooth, even on my POS laptop (unlike the last full version of the game). New client system is also a big improvement as well as the new breeding menu. Can't say I'm ecstatic about the game release rate, but I'm diggin' what I'm seein', so keep fighting the good fight. TONS of animations still needed though... Good god, so many animations needed...

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  23. so when does the free version come out for normal non paying patrons i mean seriously i thought id be able to play a version where my stallions still appear in my breeding menu

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  24. I have plusieur question to ask you

    1) How much purebred of monsters it has and it will have? Because with all this change, me is lost the exat account

    2) Will have you he other monstrous futa than catgirl, elf and hol?

    3) It has it a possibility that games is translated into several language as French

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    1. 1) it hasen't changed

      2)probably

      3)no unless its a fan translation

      4) i'm a french speaker too and you're not trying.

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  25. guys but there are more public releases of the game you're forced to pay to play? and for those who can not pay?
    (by Katakara)

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    1. But not right until a few months ago there were public releases not anymore the only game I could do without paying vanished and now wherever you go you have to pay to play, and this injustice and at least release the demo I unfortunately live in Italy and are an Italian not know how it works for you but I know that I have disappointed I really liked this game I honestly expected other animations other monsters other things I did not expect that did you become a fee from you and I know that everything different than here in Italy but if I could pay lavrei whether you there someone would tell me how good and the game would be really curious and this email please.

      katakara95@hotmail.com

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    2. What he is doing is not for a fee, he's rebuilding the game. The animations and pictures will come later. INJUSTICE NO PORN DAHFUQ! I am disappoint Katakara95@hotmail.com, disappoint.

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    3. So why if you reconstruct the games say they will come out the other versions of the game and how the bed or not there will be more of publici releases and someone wrote that if you do not pay if you do not play and pay explain why there are not even by public releases of small demo nothing at all from what you write animations and other things and not selling the publici releases or thought that you had done a fee unfortunately the translator does not translate as it should however be sure not and paid ???

      (by Katakara)

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  26. So will we (non-patrons) be getting 5.4 or 5.1.1?

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    1. Trust me mate, neither of those versions are playable. It's just a skeleton at the moment :P

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  27. Guess we wont be getting anything nobody gives a damn about the people who dont pay to play

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  28. ok first off you guys before saying he isnt obligated to do anythign for us yes he is this game is free but has a early access thing which you pay for which means if he doesnt send out the releases than he can get in trouble for conning people

    second thing while no to non patrons he sint required to give anyhting patron says to SUPPORT not sell if he refused to put a free version he would be removed from patron most likely

    third guys he may be doign a sloppy job on keeping his word but he does still let them out its beter than nothing even paying doesnt make you special since ITS DONATION he isnt actually required to give you stuff for it for donating he could mark your ip to get a little "donator" by your name and call it that

    fourth asking for current or just before patron version isnt really right im not a patron and i know better than to think he is messing with usif i really wanted to i would just get a wall mart card or somthing and pay using that point being dont beg its unsightly

    fifth thing i would LOVE to see hbombs comment scrolling i mean LOL no matter what he does tis prob funny

    sixth i think he should have gone and worked more on the ones that didnt need a full rewrite first thhen when its actually completed where the current things are fully finctional then do the rewrite so that people have better patience

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    1. also this is just formign my opinions ont he comment section i know hbomb is always late on his things

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    2. Seventh, I dont have , or . on my keyboard, so fuck that.

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    3. @fakeohlveric XD i just didnt care enough to use them and @anon 1:46 am yeah but that means nothing

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  29. I was trying to hold out til the game was back to at least the level of features it had before to play, but i broke down and tried it today. Gotta say, all the WIP aside, the interface is great and everything is running smooth. Can't wait to see the future iterations when he's got the new ui fully decked out with all the features and when we start getting more sexy scenes pumped out. Gonna be AWESOME. Keep chugging along h-bomb.

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  30. Is there a way to Save with the downloaded version? I have no save, load or options on the downloaded version.... :(

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    1. Most of the questions could be avoided if you guys simply read. Right in the second sentence it says that, among other things, saving is not available yet.

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  31. Wow, I kinda expected other non-paying people to be bitching about the lack of a free to play 5.4 or some such.

    But really, idgaf. The game is still fun anyway, and H-Bomb & Company, if you read this comment, you all know your doing the right thing. Since you're able to get people to bitch about release times you know that you've made the game good enough to hook people even without all the newer features. Keep up the good work!

    As an aside question, is there like, a list somewhere of monsters that you're thinking about adding to the game? You might be able to get some of the toxic freebies to keep quiet if you keep everyone in the know about what is being planned instead of what is being released to the people who donate. Kinda like telling everyone what's coming up instead of telling everyone "Hey, this group of you get to do this now, YAY!" (sorry about the rant)

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  32. Well all i see is that patrons will be our point men that will guide this game into be a less buggy/bugless game so as a non-patron I will wait for the frees will be coming soon (no job right now so i cant play sadly) but keep up the good work H-Bomb nice to see that you are developing more as a developer. Keep at it ( ゚Д゚)b

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  33. I don't like the new hair. I prefer the old hair.

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  34. I'm still excited for male breeder x dickwolf :D

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  35. Love all of the new potential in the breeding and progression system. Playing through the 5.5.1 demo, I noticed exciting new interactions (like the gradual increase in pregnancy chance the more often the same pair mates, which adds a new level of strategy). I like the use of energy points vs. always racing against the clock, and I like that each possible mated pair allows me to see how much energy will be spent (again, gives me interesting control in terms of planning).

    I prefer the new request system to the old. The requests are cleaner and they put a face to the order. I hope some of them get more complicated later on, or more challenging.

    Excited for the male breeder, too.

    Suggestions/observations from 5.5.1 (knowing many of these changes/ideas are probably already in the works):

    The action announcement banner (the black bar that flits across the top) is a nice addition, but currently moves too slowly. It gets backed up if you perform a lot of actions in succession and can sometimes still be delivering news several game days later. It needs to get out of the way quickly, or at least keep up with the activities a little better.

    The new menu system is nice--but there is considerable lag when you have a number of monsters and need to scroll down the list.

    The new menu system makes everything more manageable and easier to see. When selecting monster 1 and 2, though, there is a bit of clunkiness in having to click the tabs at the top to switch over. Otherwise, I keep replacing monster 1, thinking I'm doing the rapid click for 1&2, as in the older versions. This could just be my own limitation as a player, not being completely used to the new tab system.

    Great improvements and lots of potential!




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    1. Agree to the anon above. Would appreciate a BS status update though. What's in the works right now and what can we expect next? Was a good habit to keep us in the loop. Missin it. Cheers!

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  36. H-bomb has been talking for several weeks about redoing the code alltogether, but I still don't understand; aside from the extra hairstyles and the UI remake, what other features should we expect that are new?

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    1. had to search a bit but in this post stands everything that he wants to do. Just substract the things he has already done and you can more or less predict how long this whole rewrite thing will take
      http://breedingseasongame.blogspot.de/2014/05/upcoming-gameplay-changes.html

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  37. so much money but such slow speed

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  38. where can i play this

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    1. either become a patreon (10$ or more a month) and you can download the latest beta under "Creations" or take the latest free version for all non patreons on the top of the page under "Play Breeding Season Alpha Build 5.3"
      I would recommend to not become a patreon for now since the latest beta is still pretty.... lets call it rough around the edges (no saving, no text, no dept, bugs that break the game, no map, no townhall etc)

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    2. *1$ a month or more

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  39. Alpha Build 5.5.2 or 5.6 coming? No status update in one week and s-purple didn't post in tumblr.

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    1. May be Mr.H-Bomb will give us that with "happy Xmas!!"

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    2. Smart man, Anonymous @ 4:23 am :D

      Still excited for the male breeder. 'Tis gonna be awesome!

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    3. "I've been working really hard last three nights and finally managed to break the game again. Happy to announce that you won't be seeing a playable build for another two months. Happy Xmas, guys!"
      Good enough?

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  40. whens free version coming out its been 5.3 for a few months while payers get 5.5.1

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    1. Do ya not know how to read? Lemme spell it out;
      Ever since the re-coding of the entire game, 5.3 has the most stuff in it. All that is working right now in 5.5.1 are menus.

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    2. At the moment H-bomb is trying to get whats left fixed up so for now we just have to wait.

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  41. Dear santa, all I want for christmas this year is a list of planned attainable monsters? S claimed that there is no such list, he's a purple liar.

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  42. Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas this year is that HB will finally complete the last patreon tier and finds the fourth person for the team, with proper flash programming skills, that will give us a playable version of BS.
    Getting tired of this bullshit.

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    1. Proper developers are paid quite well. He may be unwilling to give up more money. Although, he could find someone who is straight out of college or struggling to find work and pay them less. Also, hiring a new developer would require collaboration. He would have to teach the developer everything about his code, and the new developer might have more efficient way of coding. They'll probably want to recode the entire game.

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    2. They have a new designer/animator...

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  43. I've seen college students do more in a semester in comparison to what HB has done up 'til now while working part time and studying for other classes. They even wrote their own engines, did their own art and music, all while keeping everything compartmentalized for easy readibility and upgrading. Two even made their own version of minecraft using a completely different languages. You're using Flash for god's sake...

    Your first goal at this point is to have a playable version ready to keep people from ripping you to shreds. I mean, look at people like eluku99 or fenoxo. eluku99 updates once per month, linearly in terms of content and consistently while only having a donation system. Although Fenoxo's is text-based, he updates every few days if not every day to keep players in the loop, not to mention one could decompile his game and still understand what he's doing, and fork their own version if they wanted.

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  44. When will Alpha build 5.4, 5.5 and 5.5.1 be released for the general public. I really want to play the versions after 5.3. I want to do the quest for Kala. Really good game. Keep up the great work.

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    1. those aren't even playable versions. for some reason hbomb decided to release unplayable updates and call them actual game versions

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  45. you can't even release elves in this build or make space when you have too many of something. what in the devils black earth made you think it was a decent release?
    ... apart from all that removed content (wtf?) it is kinda starting to look better, feel more balanced and you got rid of the slow start. i like the new requests, that you don't get stuck because you don't have the right traits. without the traits in the requests it feels a lot more natural and i think you should stick with that and try to balance it in other ways.

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  46. Hey to the guy making this awesome game. I thank you. with that being said I am a low class blue collar wife and family guy in the WV area. (not so anonymous I know) But I want you to know that I support your game 100% hell the wife even likes to watch me play. I am a HUGE gamer at heart. I just hope you don't listen to the people who talk to you like your a crook. I am not a very tech savy guy and heck I can hardly get downloads and add-ons for computer games to work half the time. I have however a lot of friends in the code and gaming communities and I have a good guess how hard it is. it took my buddy two months just to program an alarm clock on his computer. so yea two thumbs WAY WAY up buddy and keep up the good work. If I can spare some cash in the future you will be the first to know.
    P.S. If you could add succubus's that would be very cool. oh might wan to have the cows loose about 5-10 libs

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