Saturday, March 7, 2015

Progress Update

Hey guys; managed to get the guild services system all working, along with some smaller UI bits like stat tooltips. I'm currently working on getting gremlins in-game, as well as fleshing out the traits and consumable effects. I was also was able to get the animation testing gallery that Fleet made for us working in-game, so patrons can look forward to getting the debug codes for that.

I'm going to be doing just a tad of extra streaming today, starting around 5:30 PM CST, you're all welcome to join me if you like.

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  1. What do you thnk how long is it gonna take until alpha version 5.9 is finished ?

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    2. Man, trolls are weird these days. I read it and think, "That was kind of self-aware. It's almost funny as a running joke, but not quite there." Then I wonder why people bother. I mean, I bother because I care about the game. Why do the trolls bother, if they're not the usual inarticulate fountains of rage? It is a mystery.

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    3. Amen ! Preach it my brothers.

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    5. So it's very important to you for patrons to accept your vision of project failure? That might make sense to me if you were attempting to redirect patrons somewhere else, but I haven't seen that happen. I just don't see the point.

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    6. I was responding to Captain Cornhole, who was immediately above me. Before that, I was responding to Gods Shield. Are all of you the same person, That Troll Guy, or just you and Captain Cornhole?

      And responding to the substance of your response, what is the point of convincing people who aren't supporting the project to agree with you about the project's timeline?

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  2. I've been watching your streams this last week, and it's given me a whole new respect for coding.
    I had no idea how much work went in to even the most simple of things.

    Thanks for the update, I look forward to watching the game progress.

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  3. Cool I'll see you here H-bomb.

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    1. Newpost: Fixing some stuff, didn't double check and had to write 3x because of blogger messing up.

      Hbomb... Seriously, instead of "i did X" you SHOULD release the version with the feature. Even if it's buggy, slap a "version 5.8.1 unstable". So ppl can't bitch about promises.

      You should come and say "here i have a small version that i need to be tested, since it's not a major update it will be patreon only. When the next big update, version 5.9, come out i will release version 5.8 to public."

      Stop creating hype that may come back and bite you later.

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    2. No, make no extra work. Take it as "this is what I'm working on now," and nothing more. He's doing exactly what he should be doing: briefly updating regarding work status.

      I seriously don't mean to be offensive when I say that anyone who reads this as a promise or hype does not know WTF they're talking about, at least, not with respect to what real software engineering is like. I'm not a marketer, and I'm sure plenty of marketers would disagree with me. But for my money, Hbomb is doing exactly the right thing to give me confidence that he's directing his efforts appropriately and making steady progress.

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    3. Sorry to be combative/patronizing, but I enjoyed seeing this little update to the same degree and for similar reasons to discovering that my favorite pairing was being put in with the next update.

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    4. Okay, one more attempt at explaining myself properly: If I was dev lead for BS, this is exactly the kind of update I'd want from Hbomb.

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    5. As much i like this way of updating, "hey i got X done" instead of the "i will do X, Y and Z for the next update", ppl will complain about it. Hell even if he do the way i'm saying ppl will complain, "WHUT patreon only!?!", the trick thing is: give less room as possible to complainment.

      But that's just my opinion.

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    6. PS: I don't know how the patreon website work, but i don't think compiling+uploading BS in the patreon site is alot of work.

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    7. You're right - it might be easy, or even automatable. If so, then it might be worth it to automate incremental builds. On the other hand, I wouldn't want to get flooded with Creation updates.

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    8. It should also be said that many free software developers practice this habit: having both a stable release for the masses, and a test or unstable release; containing new untested bits; for the people who want to bug test. It makes for less complaints by allowing bigger bugs to be dealt with before the "public" gets to it. And it could be a nice incentive to get people to that $10 tier.

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  5. Why on the rework of Cordelia, Kala they're fatter?


    - http://vanillycheesecake.tumblr.com/post/112942056470/pardon-me-just-annihilating-your-waifu

    - http://vanillycheesecake.tumblr.com/post/112850649495/booty-update

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    1. Seems to me that Kala's legs are more muscular now in the calf and thigh, though her butt did lose some definition. I'm not sure about the fatter part - it seems like her shoulders are slightly wider while her lower back and upper arms are a bit more muscular. I generally like the change, though just the slightest bit more definition in the butt might be better.

      For Cordelia I think the story is similar - her torso used to be smaller relative to her thighs/hips but now it's more proportional. I love the change, including Cordelia's new bottoms. One possible exception is her jacket being off-shoulder, which (to me) removes all resemblance to a lab coat.

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    3. Realistic Murican body standards by McDonalds

      I prefer healthy body than unhealthy.

      Said theirs to eat more vegetables and less jizz!

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    4. Less jizz? now that's some straight up heresy

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    5. If eating jizz made me look like Cordelia, I'd be Googling up some recipes straightaway. Well, maybe not really, because I imagine tits that huge would be a bit of an issue even with a good core, but really now, she is well fit AND fit.

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  6. really enjoy the game couple of bugs

    - cant fulfill orders even though i have the order met
    - version 5.8 cant open up the blacksmith to build a new area


    love the game keep up the good work

    easter egg ideas

    -after all major holidays are in do the minor holidays like international woman's day, pancake day, dog day, etc, etc
    - do b-day event, where farmer gets special "presents" or actual presents, and towns folk wish farmer a happy birthday

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    1. How about holidays within the game continuity? Like the day Sister Lily discovered they didn't have to fight/kill monsters... they could just fuck them stupid. Call it "Breeding day" or "St. Lily day".

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    2. That holiday actually does seem to fit the game thematically really well.

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  7. http://vanillycheesecake.tumblr.com/post/112942056470/pardon-me-just-annihilating-your-waifu
    http://vanillycheesecake.tumblr.com/post/112850649495/booty-update

    Oh JOY.
    Another fatso. As if the game wasn't ripe with this shit. The booty one isn't that bad, but Cordelia is simply disgusting. She looks like they gorged her on a monthly diet consisting of deep-fried donuts with extra butter. She already was a cowtit, but it looks like S-Purple made it a point of honor to push his personal aesthetic to as many characters in the game as possible.

    It seems every fucking minority group - furries, gays, now "bbw" - has their fill, except actual normal, average folks.
    I'm not even talking about flat or small breast (as it seems they are almost extinct in the land of BS), but how many characters in the game have average tits, normal (not humongous) hips?

    Yes, I'm mad. Again.

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    1. <3 terror fatties as well

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    2. Har har har!

      That was a great one! I hit my lap so hard after that ingenious retort, my hand is still numb!
      Hah, truly I've seen the light and lay defeated.
      The point stands, 3/4 of the cast are cow-tited monstrosities, but as usual the response is ridicule. Because why not, I'm only a "troll" and "hater".

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    3. Oh no, you're not a troll Anonymouse, you're an "actual normal, average" person, unlike all the freaks and minorities here. "Actual normal, average folks" must be the most oppressed people on the planet these days, because they're oppressed even by the 2% of things in the world that are not specifically tailored for them. What will happen when it's down to 95%, or even 90%? I shudder to think of it.

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    6. I'm really glad to see the creators responding appropriately to unconstructive whining about "Another fatso", calling characters 'disgusting', complaining about minorities, and just generally acting like complete douchebags. For reference, I will now rewrite the OP in a way that would be genuinely constructive and minimally worthy of a mature adult.

      "I don't like the new Cordelia as much because she now seems to have the same body type as the others, and I liked her slim version. Is this because S-purple prefers more voluptuous females? Really, it seems like there's many women in the 'large' to 'extremely large' range, but not many in the small-to-average range both in terms of breasts and hips."

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    7. I think 'douchebag' is a lot nicer than what I really think, so I was cleaning it up there.

      I've already said elsewhere why I post: I care about the game and want it to succeed. Part of that is making clear that I support the team. There's also a bit of basic compassion for artists whose creations are being called 'disgusting.'

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    8. This is rather an entertaining thread, isn't it?

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  9. Greetings H-Bomb
    I have been a fan of your game for about 1½ year and it was a great game even back when I started playing it, but I think that after you updated the code you forgot some of the features that made your game so fun to play. I am not talking about animations or looks, I am talking about your great intro to the game in the old version that explained all the different stats I really miss that. The second thing I have to say is maybe it would be a good idea to use an implementation strategy like Scrum where you ALWAYS come with a new update every two weeks. You do not have to tell us exactly what will be in the update beforehand the first few time, you should just learn how to make use stories like "Have an intro to the game that explains stats" or "Implement new events" or "make a working algorithm for the price of monsters" etc. After having made a list of use stories give them points depending on how hard you think they are and then choose use stories you believe you can have done in a week . After that take the chosen use stories and make them in to smaller bits that you can accomplish in one day of work. This way you will get a better idea of what you can do in 2 weeks and the constant two weeks update will also mean that some of the shitty commentaries might go away. This a process that will take time to implement I would suggest that you for the next month or two try to make to update a month where the only promise is the date for the new update and nothing about what you expect to have in the update before hand.

    Hope this Help

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    1. You sound like someone with actual dev experience.

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  10. Lol didn't expect to write a lot, and because I did I don't want to edit it so if there are any errors well fuck it XD.

    I don't get why people are so enraged about his lack of progress or the 17k. First off, 17k is not coming out your (by "your" I mean the person that is complaining... a lot...like a piece of shit XD) pockets every month, its just 1 to 30 bucks a month... Also it increased guys, its now at 26k and 600.

    This paragraph is dedicated to Patrons that give money
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    If you only do 1 dollar a month and are complaining...why? XD Pretty sure you can afford a dollar a month and if you can't then I think its best you fix the way you make money cause if 1 dollar is hard to achieve in a month then just don't do it lol. If you contribute 10 dollars like I do (but now I'm going to switch to 30 just to get people mad >:D and also cause I can afford 30 bucks a month and love Hartista's strong will that doesn't crack under the amount of bitching) then I guess its reasonable that you'd get worried with where your money is going. For example, if he misses a deadline or says he will do something and doesn't complete it. If any of those scenarios causes Hartista to offend you or make you think he's a fake then just leave. I don't mean that in a negative way, what I mean is that if you don't like it its best to just put a stomp on your monthly payments and move on or come back some other time.

    Im sure Breeding Season isn't the only thing you have to look forward to in your life lol. Idk maybe go out with your friends or girlfriend, watch a movie, eat some pickles <---( lol), learn an instrument, take coding classes and learn what Hartista is going through cause I know its hard XD, exercise (I started working out again too). Im getting off topic. Point even if you are giving 30 bucks a month then if you simply don't like it back out. It sounds hard I know (pull up the page and signing in *yawn* gosh thats so tiring) but if your wallet is really taking a blow then back out of it for now or ever I don't know lol, would help calm your tits a lot cause they're swinging everywhere XD.

    Everyone and I mean EVERYONE keeps saying "suck it up and do the game" well I agree but now I want you to also say this to yourselves. IF YOU PAID THE MONEY AND FEEL THAT YOU LOST IT FOLLOW WHAT YOU JUST FUCKING SAID "SUCK IT UP AND TAKE YOUR CARD OFF THE FUCKING PATRON CAUSE THIS WAS YOUR DECISION LOLLOLOLOLOL"

    *cough cough* sorry caps locks is fun ^_^.

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    1. This paragraph is dedicated to those who don't contribute anything
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      Now if you don't contribute anything and are still bitching cause you have a blogger account and you just "feelz" like it XD... well I think we know what Im going to say lol. Shut the fuck up. You aren't doing anything to help the developer so if you don't like it leave lol. Do you feel hurt that santa A.K.A Hartista doesn't keep up with his promises aww too bad so sad XD. I've seen some people that don't complain and don't contribute money, I like those kind of people lol. You see if aren't giving anything you should feel happy that if you see Hartista mess up at least you didn't mess up with him ._.
      That kind of logic should make your dick hard...

      Anyway to sum things up Hartista I'm pretty sure you're beyond tired of hearing the bitching and I personally wouldn't mind it if you disabled all chat. I just want you to know that its not just me a lot of people are happy to see your work unraveling. Its really cool that you stuck through all that bullshit those pieces of shit put you through. Keep up the work! I know its not money that makes the game develop faster but, however long it takes Im sticking through with the Patron through the end ^_^.

      Now Im off to switch from 10 to 30 bucks a month >:D

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    2. Point being, no one should even DARE to complain, no matter if you're paying, not paying or anything. HB isn't at fault at anything, the project is done in a timely matter, deadlines are met, content is produced in a balanced, sustained way.

      Long story short, anyone who has any sort of criticism is a troll, a shill, an idiot - one should just shut up, give HB money (preferably even more money) and smile as he's working at his own pace.

      This is what you basically wrote you retarded cretin. "XD" and fuck you.

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    3. Why do detractors so often insist on dramatically over-exaggerating or deliberately misrepresenting the opposed/supportive position? Is it because their own stance begins to look childish and spoiled and entitled if they don't?

      Mouse, Supporters are not saying even half the things you mock here: the project is not being completed in a particularly timely manner, deadlines are very rarely met at all, content production is a very far cry from stable or balanced.

      That still doesn't give you, or anyone else, any reasonable right to complain about it. You can be critical in an informed and calm manner (I often am, and yet I've been mocked as a crazy white-knighter by detractors. No surprises there), and you can offer constructive opinion or personal wants in a mature and calm way... but complaining about it and mocking the creators illustrates a sense of personal entitlement to which you are NOT entitled.


      -Erica

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    5. I actually am a coder, and for those who complain and know nothing of the coding or the language, go learn how to code and come back to me. If you still think he's taking too much time to make it, I can respect your opinion, knowing your at least educated. I doubt many of you do know how to code.

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  11. Matthew 17:20

    "...If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

    AAAAaaaaaaamennnnnnn !!!!!!

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  12. Matthew 17:20

    "...If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

    AAAAaaaaaaamennnnnnn !!!!!!

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  13. really enjoy the game couple of bugs

    - cant fulfill orders even though i have the order met
    - version 5.8 cant open up the blacksmith to build a new area


    love the game keep up the good work

    easter egg ideas

    -after all major holidays are in do the minor holidays like international woman's day, pancake day, dog day, etc, etc
    - do b-day event, where farmer gets special "presents" or actual presents, and towns folk wish farmer a happy birthday

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    1. Bitter is only ONE of the four basic tastes, you know.

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    2. Maybe I should give credit for 'sour' as well

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