Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Breeding Season Panel at Anime Central

Hey all, still working away at the next update (items and new save system). Progress hasn't been particularly exciting but it's moving forward and there'll be a release soon; there'll either be one big end-of-month update or two smaller back-to-back updates next week (one with the new gameplay features, one with a couple new events/animations).

I also wanted to announce, however, that I just got approved to run a Breeding Season Q&A panel at Anime Central! For those unfamiliar; ACen is a big anime con that takes place in Rosemont, IL each year (near Chicago). It'll be running from May 15th to May 17th this year. I'll be running a panel where I'll show off a bit of the game and then answer any questions people might have about it, and also any questions about the process of going about crowd-funding an indie game project, our team, etc. I'll have more details about the exact time and date of the panel once the schedule is finalized. It'll just be me there (S and the rest won't be able to make it, unfortunately), but I'm sure we'll have a good time.

Also, I will be absolutely floored if anyone is brave enough to show up in some Breeding Season cosplay; I will even be offering secret prizes to intrepid men and women who dress up as characters or monsters from the game. Of course, I will allow significant leeway to anyone who needs to alter their character's outfit a good deal to ensure that they don't get arrested or something :P.

Looking forward to seeing you guys there!

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  1. Thank you for the update! its great to hear that you guys haven't dropped dead of exhaustion yet.

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  2. it's almost like progress is being avoided

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  3. Awesome! Thanks for the update! Wish I could be there, even though I hate cons.

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  4. oh god, time to (still) no updates and focus on animecon

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  5. Hey Hartista, remember you said you'd try and be better and talking to the community and give progress updates a few times a week? I really wish you'd actually start doing that, even if it's just: "hey, things are going well". Glad to hear the update is coming along though, keep it up, and congratz on the panel thingy

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    1. The first fucking paragraph.

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  6. Nice I wish I could go it sounds fun but I can't however i'm looking foreword to the next update keep up the good work H-bomb.

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  7. i really admire you for doing this!!

    hopefully not too many weirdos show up

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    1. With this game, do you honestly NOT think we're all some kind of weirdo? Let alone the ones that will take it a step further and cosplay? More power to them, honestly, and nothing wrong with weird. Creepy is where it gets messed up.

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    2. Yeah, weirdos are fine; I only worry about douchebags ("hey, show us ur titz hurhur"/"fags r gross"/"wats with the fattiez?") and entitled dumbasses ("hey, I know a guy who owns a computer and he said it shouldn't take more than 35 minutes to write the game I want. I think you must be a scammer")

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    3. Anon at 2:43 AM they should have some security guards at Anime Central so if some douchebag showed up and if they have the balls to do it started making a scene H-bomb can just have them taking way by security.

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  8. Good to hear from you, and holy shit is that bold. Remember to turn neoteny off.

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  9. remember: deadlines = bad. stop that.

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  10. I wonder if being confronted about your lack of updates irl will make a difference...?
    Nonetheless, congrats, I guess. Great to know you're still alive.
    BS cosplay would be awesome. Do post pictures (if the cosplayers consent, ofc) if anyone does show up in costume.

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  11. I wonder if there will be a working version by May...

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  12. tremendously disappointing

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  13. Just make sure you post pictures of the cosplay's if you can!

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  14. Just make sure there won't be too much guys asking questions about frequency and overall quality of updates. No offence, in general an idea to show up on some sort of -con full of perverts is great in many ways, and you really do have balls if you're ready to break the wall of your porn game to the real world, but it would be much, much nicer if the game itself would at least be at the stage of late beta-testing instead of bunch of triggers and 1/50 of all potential animations. Don't want to hurry you up, but I've got a strong feeling that there are some ways to enhance the speed of development of the version, appropriate even for SFW presentation.

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    1. "Just make sure people don't voice any valid complaints!"

      Stalin would be proud.

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    2. We're all Яussian here, товарищ. Even S-Purple. Don't you tell anyone.

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    3. Это многое объясняет :) Хотя судя по ежемесячному прокатыванию всех жаждущих фапа на новые анимашки патронов, которое тут наблюдается уже больше полугода - подход у Хартисты скорее еврейский, чем...
      Гы...

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  15. I can certainly understand why "S and the rest won't be able to make it".

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  16. Dude, I was gonna go to ACen this year, anyway. Guess I'll see you guys there.

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  17. I don't know why people are complaining about the"lack" of updates, this game gets updated more often than any other game I know of that has a three man team.

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    1. I mean you see the exact same response with other games in a similar position, such as TiTS, where people are constantly angry and frustrated with a lack of updates and communication from the developer.

      Oh wait actually no one seems to be mad at Fenoxo, actually people seem to have a whole lot less complaints in general when it comes to that game.

      Clearly it had nothing to do with the last actual functioning version of this game being 3 months old or anything. No lets just blame the consumers because there are "only" three people working on this flash game.

      Flash games take time people and expecting 3 people who are working on one as their full time job to actually release a meaningful update more than once a year is totally unreasonable.

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    2. You seem to have some really low expectations here... To play devils advocate, Flash is ways easier to code than you are getting at. 3 people working full-time hours can put in about 6000 man-hours a year (50 weeks after vacation * 5 days a week * 8 hours a day * 3 people), which can get quite a bit done. (not to mention there are 4 people working on this).

      Not to say that it is SUPER easy work and they should be done already, but a good team can get out a meaningful update every few months, just as this team does.

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    3. I have to agree with the anon at 7:54 PM things with Fenoxo are just complicated to a point where I just lost interest in the whole thing.

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    4. Anoms at 9:41 and 10:18, can't you really see the irony on Anom at 7:54's comment?

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    5. Its cool that you'll be there at H-bomb.

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    6. ^Whoops posted on the wrong comment by bad :p

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  18. As exited i think people are to see you at anime central. Problem is i think discussing a game that is not anywhere near done is premature and a waste if time especialy when considering that patrons have been paying you a small fortune to focus on a game full time that is yet so show any real significant advance in the last few months alsonafter being silent for a whole week then just poping in to say theres going to be a small update and we doing this other thing now. Finish the game first then youll have actual bragging rites. I mean what are you going to show bugs broken klunky animations, seriously get rid of mitsies your previous animations were way more organic and his work on his own site is of better quality patrons do deserve better

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  19. I'll try and make if I can to Anime Central H-bomb not sure if i'll cosplay or not.

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  20. Well, first off, thanks for the progressupdate.

    I hope saving, loading and the most important events to 'beat' and play the game will make it into the next update(s).
    Sounds good for you to be approved for ACen, however I'm also a bit confused here.
    What exactly will you have to show ?
    How much time will be used on preparing for ACen ?
    Won't you just drive the nails into your own coffin (or however that idiom works) with either an embarrassing presentation or neglecting the game over the ACen ?
    Certainly that last line sounds a bit dramatic, but as you already often enough realized how much your lack of experience can mess up your work, I'm pretty sure this will be extreme stress on all ends.
    So yeah, I hope for you and this game that you'll get over the consequences of the rewrite / recoding asap, so that you can focus on the benefits of said recoding that you were hoping for all the time.
    And then you definitly need to think up some good lines for people asking about the progress, because despite all the trolls and haters that will not make it out from under their bridge to bring the hate to ACen, I'm pretty sure that there will be some (former) patrons that will be pointing out last years (still ongoing) desaster.

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  21. Well I'm done, I'm pulling out of this patreon.

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    1. to bad but I guess something like that happens. But don't worry, the amount of patreons only rose the last few months so H-Bomb losing your few bucks won't change anything

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    2. Yup and you supporters can keep supporting him, I found a different group to support who actually updates and makes progress of their works. Was fun while it lasted in this group....which was after version 5.3

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    3. Anon at 9:17AM just wondering whats the name of this group and what are they working on?

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    4. Anon at 9:56 If you love 3d you'll love them. But for their safety from hardcore fan threats here I'll leave it for you to look for. Any who, I'll still check up on this group for progress in the future but I just won't be supporting them anymore....because it is MY choice. Have a good day. And please turn your misdirected anger to someone else anon at 8:40.

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    5. Anon at 11:18 so I'm still a little confused there that doesn't help me to much they'er doing some kind of 3d work is there a form or some kind website that I should go to or something?

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    6. haha, what an asshole
      tells you to find a group yourself in the fear of "aggressive fans" and the only hint is "they work with "3d"
      what, are we gonna go harass them just because one person pulled out this patreon and signed up for another? lmao

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    7. ^ anon 103 the cause of blog taken down 99% sure.

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  22. lets hope the update actually comes and works because saving was a thing that, if I remember correctly, should have been in the game almost 1 1/5 months ago

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  23. V brave considering you have little to show at acen , you and your panel better be as gifted as houdini, because theres going to b some pd off patrons asking questions withoutthe sanity buffer the internet provides.

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    1. Actually, I think you'll find that people will be more or less nothing but personable and polite, in person. It's the internet itself that makes so many people feel like they have carte blanche to be aggressive, condescending douches, when if they were face to face with the target of their ire, they wouldn't behave nearly so poorly.

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    2. Yes they would use less expletives in their words of course but even perfectly polite questions could be hard to answer. Like "I have been dumping a ton of money into this project and for the past 4 months theres been nothing but excuses and delays, how fair do you think it is to use this event as another excuse for cashing in but delivering nothing?" Or "if you were working for a boss how pleased do you think he would be about your progress?" Or "do you think mitsies will ever animate anyting close to the original dickwolf harvesting animation?"For example, even from a developers perspective this is moving at a snail pace and the team is yet to meet a single target

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  24. Too bad it's in america. If it were in the UK my fiancee dresses as a catgirl on a normal day, let alone comic-con's. We'd be well in with a secret prize lol.

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    1. You mean, like those fat chicks who put cat ears on their head and think that it counts as catgirl cosplay?

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  25. And that's what I call a tactical planning, you really outdone yourself there, H-Bomb. Now you have a perfectly valid excuse for May!

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    1. Man, you know, I've been holding out for H-Bomb and trying to be patient since I know he's gotta be busy and stressed but - I can't help but completely agree. Will all of february and early may be "sorry, no updates/slow updates, prepping for con lol!"? Will S-Purple take over updates again? Will a proper build be released before then?

      I hope he does at least push for a functioning build sometime soon or better yet, before the con, especially since he'll likely be using the panel to try and lure in new patreons.

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  26. I actually think that by setting himself up for the con, Hbomb is giving himself the mother of all deadlines. But, I actually think we'll start to see pretty quick progress in the next month or two if he keeps chugging away. I say that based on my experience of how dev cycles realistically tend to go rather than because of any particular inside knowledge. If we don't start to see faster movement by the end of February, then maybe I'll start listening to the complainers, but for now I think Hbomb's biggest fault is promising more than was reasonable for a relatively inexperienced dev to promise, a classic mistake of someone who doesn't realize that twice as much code means more like 4-8x as much work, not 2x as much. Okay, and not checking in as often as he should, but I think he's working on that.

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    1. just like he stated in his post on 29th Dec, where he addressed someones post about leaving for not making things in the way the poster thought would be best. He admitted that he has problems with management and programming and promised to work on them.
      On the other hand, HBomb had shit planing skills before patreon and it didnt change since then. One would think it is possible to predict his work process correctly after programming for so long now.
      Logic says "things should get better", history says "things will slow down even more because HBomb doesnt learn".
      Lets hope for the best

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  27. if i was getting 25,000USD per month i wouldn't give a fuck about comments wither, hell if i was getting 5,000USD a month i wouldn't, so our comments are useless cause cunteons will kepp him living large for doing squat.

    adress to me as anon 009 agent brokeass

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    1. its not that much money. he stated in a post last month that he gets not nearly as much money as the number on patreon.com makes you think. But you are right, the work progress is laughable at best for that payment each month.
      But we are self to blame. Nobody ever mentioned a deadline or progress time when money got involved. There was only the promise of 2 updates a month and a update can be anything from a new patch to a few words like "still alive, till next month".
      But he promised to work hard on the project and himself last month so lets see what comes up because I personally doubt it will be a new patch because of the tons of stuff he has to do for the con.

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    2. >its not that much money
      Stopped reading there.
      I hope you lose everything of value and are forced to fucking work for once in your fucking goddamn first world cozy lazy-ass life.

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    3. I agree with Anon@ 7:58
      I made in total this year, $17,538 gross income, working a job where I need to constantly put up with shit (Literally).
      H-Bomb makes in a month more then I do in a year, but here's where I disagree with you, anon.
      More power to him if people find the game so awesome he has people like me give him money- I do agree he needs to work towards the completion of the game, but for the $1 I donate, he's working as hard for it if not harder, then I expect. I don't worry about the gross sum of money he gets- I only worry about the $1 I know he gets from me.

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    4. @ Anon 7:58AM and 8:14AM:
      I think you both misunderstood what I wanted to say and/or I simply phrased it wrong. I meant that HBomb does not get 25k a month. It is less than 20k after patreon-cut, tax and paying the other team members. Of course it is still a huge amount of money

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  28. What is funny is that you can download the latest version of this game for free if you just google it. But of course it's better to support lazy developers.

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    1. I think you're unclear on the concept. The point of the Patreon is to support the devs, not to buy something that can be gotten for free elsewhere. The rewards are "thank you"s, not products purchased.

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    2. Then why doesn't he release the newest version for public use for all officially instead of giving it only to those who send him bucks, huh?
      Checkmate shiteaters.

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    3. @Anon 7:57
      He releases on Patreon with whatever he has newest as both a way for him to create more patrons ("Hey, I want to see the new animations, here's a buck."), as well as give incentives for those who already do ("Why should I constantly and continously donate my money? Oh, because he gives patrons stuff early.").

      It's your business as to whether or not you google the newest version and download it, or give the devs a dollar so they have the ability to continue working on it. There's no "checkmate shiteaters", there's only "How do I get ahold of this newest release."

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    4. It seems like some people have really distorted ideas about this stuff, as if getting something at the lowest possible price is somehow morally superior to giving money to the people who made the thing.

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    5. It's about 2 days (max) before the newest patreon release will be available for free from other source. Obviously people prefer to get it in 2 days than in 2 months, when HB will be kind enough to throw old trash for public...
      Some time ago I was thinking about becoming a patron, but no system that demands credit card (even for paypal!!!) is thrustworthy to me.
      Finaly, with this progress speed I'm suprised that there are still people who care to donate. Money to support devs in... that's the question: in what? After all excuses given recently we still don't get even weekly updates. Last updates are mostly about convention event. Let's say it: all the work about event is meant for making money (more popular game = more $$$) not for making progress in development.

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    6. I'm the OP. I've already paid over $40 for this game. I'm done. I supported as much as I am willing. I should be getting early updates just for my initial donation. This business model is for idiots.

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  29. Hot damn, it's good to see you guys again! glad to have you back

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    1. absolutely agree!
      I hope that this blog will never be deleted again.

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    2. Makes you wonder what that "other_abuse" was.

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    3. "other_abuse" = Our egotistical short sided opinion is law, regardless of logic or reason.

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    4. Wouldn't be surprised if it was something related to bestiality, the making and condoning of which is illegal in most civilized countries.
      That being said - where's a fucking update??

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    5. @Anon 12:45AM:
      there won't be an update till around early February. He stated what he worked on, what he planed and the beta for non-patreons needs a post, too, so unless shit happens he won't make one.
      So I would predict the next update comes early next week. Maybe an art post from S-Purple, you never know when these pop up.

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    6. It was probably some White-Knight Moralfag who went ''Ewww, uncensored vaginas! Gotta report this place to make the internet more healthy and educative.'' and that's what we got. I'm glad to see this place back standing.

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  30. should create a tablet version that can only be downloaded off the site and every update is around a dollar or two

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  31. I see that atticus.arc had the same problem on his blog on blogspot and he do the same kind of stuff.

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  32. Andddd we're back.
    Really gotta work on that website/forum, man. Having the site down even for a few days can't be good for business.

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    1. But ignoring it an entire week, on the other hand ... ? j/k

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  33. I want to see cosplay photos posted here.

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  34. Pulling out of Patreon. I'll check in the fall to see if we can have a save system by then. Fun game but nothing but disappointment since 5.3. Wish you the best but i cant stick around for biweekly non updates after 6 months of disappointment at eom. Cheers.

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  35. for when was the next patreon release scheduled? i honestly dont remember the date hartista said.

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  36. It's literally right there at the top of the post. End of the month, meaning saturday at the latest.

    Of course he already missed the 'two smaller back-to-back updates next week'-thing. We'll see if he makes it.

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    1. What's irksome is not as much that he missed the back-to-back updates, but that he didn't even take 5 minutes to post "Hey, looks like it's a single update this month after all" ... He did promise that this year was supposed to be different.

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    2. If he does that people will just whine and complain about that instead.

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    3. And you... believed him? People don´t change unless they absolutely have to. And so far, with more money coming in than ever, he´s been given no reason to change.

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    4. Didn't say that. I said it doesn't matter what he does, people will find other things to whine about.

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    5. Sure, because that;s all it is, right? Whining? It couldn't possibly be legitimate criticism.

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    6. So he said in the post that it will be either 2 back to back-updates OR one big update at the end of the month.
      And you obviously have enough brain to realise that there will be no 2 back to back updates now.
      Then why exactly does he need to TELL you that it's not gonna be 2 updates ? And HOW does that mean he MISSED any update whatsoever here ??

      The only thing I'd say he should have left a post about would be a small summary of what they posted on patron about why the blog was taken down and what the plans for the blog are.

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  37. Vanilly, I know you're busy with your LiveStream right now (very cool!) but since I know you do read these posts I thought I'd put in a request. A while back I'd mentioned that what really made the Kittengirl, Vealtaurus and Chickadee appealing in the original animations was the fact that their expressions and poses (particularly the idle poses) were "saucy" ... these creatures may have been smaller, but they were very much in charge of what they were up to. (The larger eyes were also cuter; I'm sorry to see all the female eyes getting smaller.) Just something I thought you might be able to help pull off with the newer designs too.

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  38. the month end in two days so is there one huge or two small update to the game

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  39. I can pretty much see how this will go. "Oh no thats not in the game yet. That isnt either. That is! Oh, no wait its broken. Thats broken too."

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  40. Happy Birthday H-Bomb! May you have one day of not being shat upon by non-patreons too impatient to wait for their damn porn game. Have a good one!

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  41. Vanilly informed us it was your birthday! Happy birthday, h-bomb! home you didn't drive yourself into the ground today...

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  42. Happy birthday H-BomB! FURST!

    FMC

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    1. sorry, got mine in first ^

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  43. Cake is needed for this wondrous occasion!

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  44. Happy birthday H-bomb!

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  45. Hey H-bomb it's your birthday apparently so happy birthday

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  46. happy birthday
    omedetou
    parabéns

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  47. Hello H-Bomb-kun, happy birthday and thanks for all of your hard work. Breeding Season has backslid from 5.3, but I know it's because you've been working hard to recode it, and restoring features takes time.

    Keep up the good work, and please consider the following: alpha helicopter fucking animations. Namaste.

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