Another patch, hopefully better playtested. The biggest changes are behind the scenes: this game is using the Sugarcube 2 format for Twine 2, which is still in beta, and I moved up to the latest build, which allows some new config manipulations that should speed the game up.
If you get an event that sounds odd, like an event that includes a mute slave speaking or an armless slave giving you a hug, let me know. The torture of procedurally created prose is that I can't think of every eventuality as I write the scenes. I can always exempt slaves from scenes, but it's better if I know the specific issue, because then I can often write an alternative sentence or two that explains things. Some of my favorite little touches come from this rewriting.
Again, I can't test every scene with every possible slave, so having playtesters tell me what does and doesn't make sense to you is invaluable. I suspect some things make more sense to me because I know the whole thing more or less by heart.
Fixes and updates include:
- Nicknames! Added a whole new category of random events in which your slaves acquire nicknames based on their stats. The player can either allow the nickname to stick or put a stop to it. (I have now created a game in which characters can earn the nickname "Snu-Snu"; one for the obituary.)
- Slutty outfits! That is, a new clothing option by that name. This gives a slave permission to choose her own clothing, and should provide a bit more variety than other options.
- Age balance. Past builds have been tough for older ladies; age is a big component of the current beauty code. As partial compensation, age is now a positive factor in many head girl tasks.
- Nerfed head girl success chances. Previously, a good head girl was having as much impact on slave obedience as the PC.
- As mentioned above, config changes that should speed things up, allowed with Sugarcube v2.0.0-beta.7.
- Various UI improvements suggested by playtesters. Most prominently, the main menu has been reordered, and parts of it can be collapsed.
- There is now a way to reduce slaves' obedience. It's in a slaves' individual menu, and is unlimited since it's strictly a bad idea from a gameplay perspective.
- Toys should now work from the main menu.
- Since many playtesters seem to be using the fucktoy assignment, it has been buffed. Before it was a pure luxury; now it adds some reputation, though much less than public service.
- Added more restrictions to random events to stop slaves getting events they shouldn't.
- Fixed an issue that could cause conflicting descriptions of breast size.
- Fixed several issues, as usual, that caused conflicts between dick and pregnant content.
- Many other bugs and oversights.
According to the Twine 2 story statistics, this thing now has a higher word count than Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.