Friday, April 1, 2016

Alpha Build 7.4 for Patrons

Hey guys, Alpha Build 7.4 is going up in the Patreon Creations section in just a moment!

We spent more time going through design/iterations with the new UI changes to make sure they're absolutely perfect, so while the Ranch Assistant system is partially working in-game we didn't have time to get the UI implemented yet. On the upside, the designs are turning out really fantastic and I'm looking forward to getting them in-game (pictured below is the new breeding menu):



Also, it gave me time to focus on starting the implementation of more storyline content this month instead, so you can look forward to seeing the game's story actually begin to develop (this will lead into the Ranch Assistant system as well)! Pictured above are some characters you can look forward to seeing as ranch assistants!

Also, there are 7 new sex animations including an update to Bailey's St. Paddy's day event that includes a rad (and surprisingly difficult) new minigame, and I'm happy to announce that we finally have a tutorial in-place!

7.4 Patch Notes

Additions
- New breeding animations: Fbreeder x Dickwolf, Fbreeder x Tigirl, Fbreeder x Titwolf, Fbreeder x Futa Titwolf, Fbreeder x Dickpup, Fbreeder x Dire Dickwolf
- Bailey's St. Paddy's Day event has been updated! New drinking contest minigame courtesy of Fleet and a new event animation for the male breeder, as well as a special consumable reward
- A little bit of new storyline content with Margo and Ferris. Not much yet, but it will lead into a larger storyline with Delilah later (currently it ends before you talk to Delilah).
- There's now a tutorial! Courtesy of ChocoPinkPurin! (tutorial is liable to change as we continue with the UI updates, but at least this should get new players started for now)

Bug Fixes / Balance
- Colors have been adjusted to be more consistent between different monster types (your pink catgirl should have pinkish dickwolves, etc) - this might change the colors of some of your monsters from older saves
- Milftaur and Minotaur colors should work correctly now
- It now snows at the same time in the town and on the ranch
- fix to Amadour event for females

Known Issues
- Due to color changes, some of your monsters from older saves may be new colors now
- There may be some weird game behavior when monsters with disabled traits are obtained
- Some animations are glitchy due to design changes and colors
- Colors are incorrect in a number of pens and animations

Also, just to let you guys know the team will be playing a bit more ARK this weekend and streaming it on Twitch, so drop by if you guys want to hang out:
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97 comments:

  1. Awesome, I'm looking forward to seeing the new UI and the Ranch Assistant system as well keep up the good work guys.

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    1. I'm not sure if I like this new UI. There's something off about it that I can't quite put my finger on and it's certainly not that Mr. Stallion seems to have no dong.

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    2. I like it, personally. The old UI doesn't give you full-body idles when examining the monsters for breeding selection: just portraits and stats.

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  2. Still waiting on those M/M updates.

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    1. Were are you reading? They've said over and over again that all Fbreeder X Monsters are gonna go first. Then Mbreeder and down the line. Its gonna be a few months.

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    2. More like a year or so. That's a lot of animations. Plus they're not working single-mindedly on that task exclusively either.

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    3. It wish they alternate between FBreeder and MBreeder,They should do Mbreederxcat,MbreederXdickwolf then alternate between the two.

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    4. ^ya, I don't really play with Female Breeder. :/

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    5. Patience, my fellow MBreeder players, patience :D

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    1. Fluff Dragon was removed from the game if I heard right.

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    2. That's sad Thea wry so cute and sexy :3

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    3. They were adorable, yes. But they were too similar to Titwolves.

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  4. Downloaded it and already impressed with all the progress! Can't wait to see the new UI & Assistant system. Don't stop being amazing you all!

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  5. While I'm glad more work is finally being done on animations, don't you think it would be better if you focused on early animations the player is likely to encounter so as to generate more interest? Shouldn't all he base monsters have animations with each other first before moving on to the relatively rare off shoots?

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    1. I think this since they already started the Breeder animations, there is no point stopping now. Let's just let them finish the FBreeder and MBreeder, and then ask them to make the basic animations first

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    2. There is a principle in game design - you want the player to expect that there will be a reward, but not be certain. SO, I'd spread out the animations a lot more, instead of concentrating them. Just compare how you feel when you do, say, FBreeder x Futa dickwolf (of course it's animated - FBreeder animations are done), compared to stumbling across Stallion x Holstaurus. You're not expecting anything, and then suddenly you've got something. It'll make a much better intermediate state for the game.

      So, the way I'd do it is,

      0) start with catgirl x dickwolf.

      1) Whenever finished with one animation, look at the pairing they just did. If one of them is basic and the other not, pick the basic one. Otherwise, pick the one with more undone pairings. Call this one KEEPER. The point of having a KEEPER is to preserve workflow and familiarity - you will have just done an animation with one of these monsters (just like now, with going down the columns).

      2) Get the list of all of the partners KEEPER could have, with un-done animations (including itself). Pick one randomly, call it PICKED. If the animation of (the basic monster of PICKED) x KEEPER hasn't been done yet, change PICKED to its basic monster type.

      3) If at any time the above doesn't make sense because there's nothing in the list, pick a random undone animation.

      4) Draw PICKED x KEEPER, then go to step 1.

      That should help keep pleasant surprises coming at a reasonably regular pace throughout.

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    3. I think that system is a bit unnecessarily complicated ;) We could just let them finish the breeders animations, and once those are done they could make all the basic pairings (catgirl, dickwolf, harpy etc. etc. ), so to make the "base" covered. And then work from there as they like ;)

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  6. After Clicking "New Game" I just get a white screen.

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  7. This update is AMAZING my thanks to the breeding season team for all their hard work!!

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  8. uppdate the animation tracker, if you whould be so kind

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  9. Im really impressed with the amount of work you got out this month. 7 animations, a new minigame, more story and an updated UI. Good Job BS

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  10. Good upd speed during last few months, folks! Can't wait for the new breeding UI and RAS, they look just amazing!
    Oh, and more of Roxie and Kala storylines for me (and everyone else, too), if u plz! ^__^

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  11. What?! Margo and not the Breeder. You just broke my heart.

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  12. Cool , you get a solid build and new structure for next part of game dev . I will waiting for the story as well . keep going.

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  13. BUG FOUND
    In the animation of MPlayer x Yuelia, the cum is not in the right position. (tested in gallery)

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    1. Where is it suppose to be? Flows right out of her just fine. Unless you mean Bailey. I still say the cum should fall on her tits.

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    2. Sorry I meant Kaliba. Those buttons were too close so I messed them up.

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  14. Wow, way to go guys. You worked really hard this month. And sory if people were mean on the april fools' update (me included, didn't mean to). Hey, also, I found color errors on the budgie and the vealtaurus at 7.1, but since I didn't saw anyone talk about it, I got confused. Was it fixed or no one has ever even seen it?

    Anyway. The game is gaining the shape of a final version. Just promise you won't change the lineart style a fourth (right?) time. Looks good this way. And now that it's coming together, I think you can start calling it beta, right? Or maybe once you implement the sound. In theory, alpha is only for inside tests with developers, so it's been beta forever. I think it would be an important transition from the patron's perspective. But I'm getting carried on here. Good job and best of luck! :D

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  15. Awesome update, it's so nice to see big amount of content being added more regularly nowadays :D Keep it up team, we're all cheering for You! ;D

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  16. now thats an update! thank you guys. keep it up

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  17. I know there is a lot to come, but I think a sibling path would be an interesting option. Instead of picking the male or female breeder, you play as both trying to keep their parent's farm from going under. Then you can use either of them as options in the breeding area, and if inclined, incest for the people looking for that. Or even have them team up to teach a creature the birds and bees.

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    1. i was hoping for something similar too. now that would really make it interesting.

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  18. Hey there. Sorry if I'm being a jerk, but can I point out an issue? You see, there is no difference between a taurus and a holstaurus. You know what I mean? You see, if a monster likes a taurus, it will appear as "like holstaurus", cause the game perceive the taurus as a holstaurus (a genderbent holstaurus, but a holstaurus nonetheless). That's not such a big issue, until it comes down to events. For instance, I turned in a taurus for Levi at the alchemy quest, and he kept saying "she's got her boobs hangin' out" and stuff. So, you either consider a taurus and a holstaurus essentially different monsters or take special care for handling quests because of the gender (which would cause a little extra work, but anyway). Just wanted to point that out. :)

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  19. Email link has SWF file linked twice, and exe file not downloadable at all.

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  20. nice update but i still can't wrap my head around the fact, that you guys are not doing actual penetration breeding animations for all monsters and got rid of milking animations... but maybe you guys could do this once all the animations are done.

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    1. Yes, I'd say they should make all-penetrating animations when breeding and add "milking" animations when harvesting. But perhaps down the road.

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    2. I don't know how new you are, koolgam3r. Although a lot of fans want harvest anims as well, they've said they won't go that route. Workload and already slow progress, I'm sure you understand.

      They could, once they have the rest of the anims in as a kind of "Thanks for your patience" kind of thing, but... That's quite far down the line and far down the list of priorities.

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    3. Yes of course this will be WAY in a galaxy far far away but the devs should consider distinguishing between what is a breeding animation and a harvesting one.

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  21. I know this is off topic, and I think your updates thus far have been great! ^^ But when will the public realse be next updated roughly? :)

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    1. Was going to ask that myself. Are we getting public 7.3.1? As the save fix is in that update.

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    2. I do hope so it is soon, since it is has been more than a month for the public to get any sort of release, while it was understandable the 7.2 had barely any new additions and such, still it is getting abit too long without any sort of release for that.

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    3. I hope so as well. Free users are actually getting tired of being 3+ builds behind. But the Breeding Season team isn't the worst proponent of "we'll get around to you guys whenever" that I've ever seen. That dubious distinction unfortunately belongs to Fenoxo.

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    4. Hey, sorry guys, will make the public release happen this week. There were challenges with it due to the fact that it's the update in which we started using the split swfs.

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  22. So is the public release just not gonna happen anytime soon?

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  23. So is the public release just not gonna happen anytime soon?

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    1. If you mean "soon" as in sometime this month, then it's a near certainty. If however you mean "soon" as in in the next few days, I wouldn't hold my breath.
      Check back next week is my advice.

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  24. Yes i love the update the game is going to sound amazing with sound. and I'm excited for stallion and demon animations which i home leads the end animation with the female breeder becoming a deflating cum water balloon

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    1. If you had them from before they are the same ones.

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  26. This is great, a step in a new direction. The tutorial is finally here! Yay!!! Anyways while this is great and all I have another suggestion. How about a percentage rate of when a monster can become a gremlin? It's easy to level up the same monster with different stats so long as they have offspring with better stats but when they turn into a gremlin it's kinda counter productive. A percentage of possibilty or maybe a warning ahead would make things easier. Just my two cents

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    1. Gremlinization happens at a certain stage of inbreeding. When it's been consecutively inbred for a number of generations, the chance of Gremlinization shoots way up. If you want to avoid that happening, either avoid inbreeding for a few generations, or try and get the Incorrigible trait in your genetic pool. Once you build up Incorrigible to rank 5, the chance of Gremlinization drops to 0. When you're trying to build a stable of all S-rank statted monsters, Incorrigible is absolutely key.

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  27. Hey does anyone know when they are gonna update the public version its still 7.1? and that makes me sad

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    1. Feeling left out here, I'm certain they'll post it eventually but what's with the delay. They already have it operational for patrons why can't they post it now.

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  28. Hiho... I have a Patrean Problem.
    I want to pay The Breeding Season Team, but i cant Pay with PayPal.
    is this normal or am i missing anything?

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    1. All Patreons marked NSFW will not be able to recieve money trough Paypal, because of paypals strict no-NSFW guidline.

      I'd suggest you try get a prepaid visa debit/credit card, most 7/11 or big shops have those

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  29. Good work thus far team "Breeding Season". Really loved the new breeder animations, the tutorial and the UI. Keep it up and the game will be a masterpiece for sure.

    Just a curiosity: which of the pens are coming next? Stallion pen ou Harpy pen? Personally I'm very happy with this new series of updates.

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    1. Probably the Harpies & Seraphs will be next then the Stallions then elves and then demons. That's what I think the order will be, anyhow.

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    2. Well based on the animation tracker wiki (http://wiki.breedingseason.com/Animation_Tracker) It's Harpy, Holstaurus, Stallion, Demon, Elf, rest.

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  30. Is it a bug with me, or are there no facial animations on Fbreeder x Titwolf, Fbreeder x Futa Titwolf and Fbreeder x Dire Dickwolf?
    Animation is moving, but the faces just stay frozen in a very ridiculous "O" face that is just... breaking immersion. Feels like a caricature.
    Hope this is not intended? If it is, seems like a very unpolished, sloppy work to me.
    On the upside I really love the Fbreeder x Dickwolf animation! Great work on this one, guys!

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    1. The faces do change, although almost imperceptibly. I was perplexed at first until I took a closer look at it. I have to say, the separate .swf files do certainly help matters.
      Shorter load times for one. Also, if something goes wrong with the animation, they can find the problem more easily and port out a fixed file a lot faster and more efficiently like this.

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    2. Not sure what you mean, but to me the facial expressions don't change. Mouth and eyes do not change at all during the entire animation. It makes it look like automatons having sex. I do not consider this a finished animation. Granted some of the previous ones could have gotten a bit more love during the clean up process, such as the catgirl bellybutton on Fbreeder X Catgirl animation, or feet virtually anywhere on the new ones, but those are passable. These new facial expressions are not, they ruin the experience. Especially the Fbreeder X Futa Titwolf! Those faces... just... how could this be approved as finished is beyond me.

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    3. Actually yes, it seems you're right. I was speaking rather disjointedly and drunkenly through my arse.
      This should be rectified ASAP as a kind of QOL thing.

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  31. I suggest that you take the tutorial part and put that out for the general populace ASAP, even if the rest is reserved for patrons. You don't confused Newbies giving up.

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    1. This. Definitely this. Newbies always have no idea what to do, as is seen by the amount of "What do I do" posts here.

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  32. where is the free public release?????

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  33. Soooo wheres a public release for people who cant pay for Patreon. at least update 7.1 to like 7.2 at least.
    Pls ?

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  34. I think there's a bug with feral catgirl x fbreeder. Regular catgirl appears doing the normal sex animation with the fbreeder (Tested in gallery). Also with feral catguy x fbreeder. Catgirl appears instead of feral catguy.

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    1. The same is happening for me. The dire dickwolf is also appearing as a regular dickwolf in the animation, as is the dickpup.

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  35. Found a glitch.
    My Energy hasn't recovered even after sleeping and Aitako's pearl isn't showing up when I try to feed consumables to my monster, but it shows up in my inventory.

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    1. Same I have even made new games and nothing works.

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  36. I notice that Subtank's animations are more "violent" (like in the Amadour anim: right after the penetration, he immediately is on "full speed", or in Bailey anim the movements are very rapid and a bit chaotic), and the characters have to facial expressions.

    I know Subtank is juggling multiple tasks, so I just wanna say "maybe take a look at the details a bit more". Though of course the animations themselves are good enough for me already ;) It's just like a little tweak I would love to see there ;D (especially the facial exrpessions)

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    1. No change in facial expressions really ruins it for me too. This definitely needs to get more attention. Especially if "animation cleanup" is a separate step in the design process, as was stated.

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    2. The new addition/features are great so far but as SsandmanN stated, some animation where f/breeder facial expression is static, like f/breeder x feral dickwolf is a bit mood killer. Sure, cause I am not into futa thingy and not feeling hype over dickwolf x f/breeder new animation. Feral dickwolf seems the only good looking penetration scene I was waiting for but the face expression issue ruin the fun a bit. Apart from that, the game run smoothly and fun with the new features.

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  37. I like the fact they have a story now to move the game forward. I mean I'm sure we can all agree that the NPC's in the game don't exactly have much personality to them do they? I mean it's like they don't really have a purpose to be there except for filler. But the 'Margo'route really makes a great headway in the game development, cause now it means the characters in Breeding Season are now their own personalities. And if you think about it, having to fulfill certain requirements for each individual character would fit in perfectly for the UI creation especially considering that you would be able to marry send NPC as stated in previous posts. Still, this is just me. What do you all think? Would you like to see more of the story or something different?

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    1. I agree. More story definitely would give this game extra flavour :D (and I mean story, not just events, those for me are actually the least important). Also, I can't wait to see more NPC's and have the romance option :D

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    2. Me: Breed breed breed, die of boredom because that's all there is to do... Why hallo thar Margo and Ferris and STORY bits that I haven't seen before! At last, something to do other than breed!

      To clarify: Yes I would like more storyline content. Honestly, animations are icing to me and I turn most of them off anyway. I started this looking for porn, but at this point I'd rather have plot than porn, or at least plot WITH the porn.

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  38. Your home at Ark become a beaver sanctuary

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  39. There's a bug with kittenboy's tail, it's like horizontally flipped in his animation with fbreeder.

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    1. Good catch. I wonder how that happened...

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  40. I am unable to complete the ferris quest because I cannot find delilah. I've completed the request and checked the chuch (I think) to not find any interations.

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    1. It's incomplete at the moment, it stops at the point you get told to go talk to Delilah. Kind of like how the Marchionesses stuff currently ends when you give her the monster and get the Seraphs.

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    2. Ah I see, thanks for telling me.

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  41. Recently picked up the game and its quite fun. I hope there's an endless mode after paying off that debt and maybe more types like lamia.

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    1. It's endless by default. The debt is more of a motivator to actually work at breeding and selling monsters, give you goals. Once you pay off the debt, there's just no more debt, and you can keep doing what you've been done.

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    2. I haven't made it to the end of the debt yet, but didn't know. I'm glad it does though. ^_^

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  42. How can i get a monster with both selfish and altruistic traits because i need one for ferris

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    1. Unlock both if they aren't unlocked already, order them from Lily or get lucky at the shop, pray that you get opposite sexes and that RNG favors you and that you have enough time to get it high enough level unless the request is the platinum one.

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  43. No love for harpies :(
    Please make some male monsters or male character-harpy animation

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