Monday, 19 October 2015

Quick update

Hi all, just a quick update. I'm a little under the weather this weekend, so I probably won't release this evening.
I know it's a pain. It's a pain for me too - my goal for this month is to get both 0.3.11 and 0.3.12 out, and this is likely to mean a major scramble to try to release the second one in time.

If my head's clear enough for testing tomorrow then it'll probably be that evening.

37 comments:

  1. Take the time you need, no need for rush.

    prefer having stable releases over buggy stuff :)

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    1. Thanks :) Much better today. I was fairly pleased with how testing went this afternoon... which probably means I've missed some fatal bug and I'll wake up tomorrow to a hundred messages about it!

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  2. Feel better, Splendid! Lots of rest and medicine is best.

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  3. Never mind the second one, just take your time. Coding (especially for a game) is a creative job and nothing good comes out if creative person is trying to force something out of him/herself. That isn't what we're here for :)

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    1. Thanks :) Much better today so 0.3.11 ended up being tested more thoroughly than the last release - we'll see if that helps things!

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  4. Release it when you're ready. Better to have a stable version a little late then a buggy mess on time.

    A few things I've noticed/want:
    Start with a little more money, as sometimes the initial 150 isn't enough to buy a blouse and skirt for work.
    More cute or elegant clothing. During my playthroughs, the most elegant clothing I've seen are the business skirts that are usually on sale at the beginning (1/0/6), while the cutest are a bra and the cute nightie (0/5/0 for the bra, ~5/15/0 for the nightie). Given the high naughty/casual stats of most of the other pieces of clothing, this makes getting a high cute or elegant outfit quite difficult.
    Would really like more things to spend money on, since I tend not to buy anything once the basic outfits are complete and I've gotten everything for the flat.
    And, is there any chance that the Psychic option currently available for Patrons would be released for the public? Would love to be able to immediately know whether or not to drop a guy or if he's my character's potential soul mate.

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  5. The 5k milestone reward could be the hiring of home nursing care, remedying your health issues and replacing the patreon milestone in one stroke.

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  6. I hope you feel better, do whatever you think is best.

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    1. Thanks :) Much better today. Wasn't anything serious.

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  7. Since you plan on releasing two updates for this week, why not wait and release all that content on a single update? Its not something I think is really important, just pointing it out. Also, get better.

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    1. I wouldn't wait. If Splendid Ostrich is on the way out then it makes much more sense to get another release completed before the cold embrace of death puts Newlife development on ice forever. The best software devs keep both hands on the keyboard even if one foot's in the grave.

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    2. Whoa! Hold up, this is the first anyone has mentioned anything this severe! That may be going a bit overboard. A little under the weather doesn't typically mean fatal disease.

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    3. Clearly you have not been here long. Cubano is SplendidOstrich's lawyer and Chief Consultant for Fashion and Romance on "New Life". Everything Cubano says should be taken literally, no matter how outlandish.

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    4. My first instinct was to protest that I wasn't that ill, but then it'd be totally embarrassing if I got hit by a comet and cubano was proven right.

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  8. Take your time to heal and feel better. Appreciate that you want to get it out but don't strain yourself. Feel better :)

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  9. Thanks for all the work you do, this is a great sim. You should be able to tell guys that you want a strictly platonic relationship, which they can accept or refuse. It's kind of silly and unrealistic that like 90% of the time every guy will aggressively kiss then try to bone you without even asking, even if you know them and they're your friend. I think caring guys should always ask before getting sexual if you aren't in a relationship, normal guys should usually ask, and jerks/selfish characters usually shouldn't ask (unless they're pretenders). If they've agreed to be strictly platonic, then getting sexual should be disabled unless that changes.

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    1. I made some similar comments over on Patreon not long ago, suggesting that even NPCs you're in a relationship with should be less sex-crazed depending on traits and personality... e.g. a caring guy should wait for high relationship before trying to get in your pants - and perhaps even then he might wait for *you* to initiate it. That sort of thing.

      But yeah, being able to hang out with *friends* without them trying to bend you over the couch would not only be nice, it'd just make sense

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    2. Yeah, I like that idea. I also think it would be easier to code. Shy caring guys should have a very low chance of initiating sex, while outgoing caring guys should have a high chance of initiating sex, but only if you're their girlfriend in a close relationship.

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  10. hey is there a wiki or something where you can find out the chances of certain scenes? i had a scene where i ask him to not cum inside, and he still came inside but before he did he said 'babymaking time, '

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  11. Sounds like classic jerk/impregnator behavior.

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    1. anyway to idientify if the person has the 'impregnator' trait?

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    2. Well, they will lie about pulling out. Also, if you tell them you are unprotected, they will almost always make a comment about trusting them or, if you are a virgin, that you can't get pregnant on your first time. This sometimes leads to them mocking you about getting knocked up from your first time, but that dialog seems to trigger very, very rarely.

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  12. The most reliable way I've found to spot the impregnator is to just find a jerk who'll promise to pull out, but doesn't. (Not to be confused with trying and failing.) Oh, doggy style has the dialog you mentioned.

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  13. Is there gonna be a chance for Condoms to 'break' or perhaps having jerks/impregnators using sabotaged condoms to trick you?

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  14. Just tossing an idea out there. Would be interesting if guys could be under-endowed, too, and have big penalties for women who prefer big penises.

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    1. You're not alone in asking for this. I've put it on my todo list for consideration, but I doubt I'll get round to seriously looking at it anytime soon - there's a backlog of patron content, and then the friendship update to finish first.

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  15. Is there any way you could make it so agreeing to be someone's bitch makes them treat you differently in public, such as on dates or at the club?

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