Saturday, September 19, 2015

ALPHA v. 0.1.07 (September 19)


Today's patch includes several major bugfixes that were preventing quirks and skills from progressing properly, and a broad shotgun of minor content additions, including the first non-random events with actual consequences.


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Download: Mega.
If you haven't seen it, check out the post on the future of the game world.

Patch Notes:
  • Improved lactation. Lactation due to drugs and pregnancy is now different, has different effects, produces different volumes, and is different in several scenes.
  • Better handling of quirks. Bad code could lead to quirks becoming unfixable and/or overruling fetishes.
  • New glory hole assignment. I'm not completely happy with that name; this is an involuntary sexual vending machine kind of treatment. It's... not nice.
  • Fixed the long-bugged girlish figure trait. It now requires that a slave have small breasts and buttocks, not be muscular, and not be overweight.
  • New scenes here and there, including several for related slaves.
  • New random and non-random events. Some non-random events are now related to later non-random events: your choices will now have consequences.
  • Minor UI improvements.
  • Several other minor balance improvements that are called out in game.
  • No longer possible to repeatedly buy the same slave from the catalog.
  • Reduced the chance of no random event appearing, since there should now be enough to support play without constantly getting the same events.
  • Finally found and squashed the persistent bug that would make it impossible to go from giving personal attention to your first slave to giving nobody attention.
  • Other bugfixes, a few of which are pretty major.

50 comments:

  1. This is a bug that i have noticed for a few versions now, but have held off mentioning because i was not sure of it. During random events where you have the option to enslave, you are told you can sell your option for cash, however it never gives you the option and clicking continue does not give you the cash either.

    Now the only way i have seen this come close to being useful is enslaving and then selling the slave, which is an extra step to keep the current slave load.

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    1. Less a bug than bad explanation from the early days of development. There's not supposed to be another option. What that is meant to communicate is what you'd earn of you chose "enslave her" and then sold her immediately.

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  2. A bug of some sorts, happening as you send a girl to gloryhole:

    María is constantly punished for rulebreaking, reducing her resistance. The uncomfortable straps she's wearing constantly remind her of her servitude, increasing her obedience. María's ¤2 glory hole was used by 151 customers (21 a day). The stress of being used has damaged her health. Her asshole sees constant use and loosens. With her pussy being harshly used, her vaginal skills improve. Error: <>: bad conditional expression in <> clause: missing ) in parenthetical Her feelings, skills, and appearance do not matter. She is a hole. You were paid ¤302 for the use of María's hole this week.
    You train María when she isn't otherwise occupied. You set about investigating her sexuality. She's so rebellious that you have to fill her with psychoactive drugs and restrain her painfully in order to learn anything. This abuse increases her hatred.

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  3. For 0.1.07.0
    Started with a girl named Lily on Easy that was both pregnate and did not have any flag in pink on the main screen or time indication as before, just Pregnancy: Abort Pregnancy in the character window without ever traking the time as weeks passed.. Also had information on the character screen about Liliy being a Herm with a small cock and vagina without any flags in pink on her profile.

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    1. As a side note since I didnt see anything mentioned in the help pages unless i missed it, are herms naturally born?

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  4. Amputation surgery, mid-obedience, "Despite her obedience, she cries softly the whole time, shoulder and hip stumps moving ooccasionally as she..." "ooccasionally" should be "occasionally".

    Amputee, small chest, Play with her tits, "With your cock between her breasts, you hold your cock between her small breasts, and ride back and forth on her." That sentence is worded awkwardly, saying "your cock between her breasts" twice like that just sounds odd.

    From one of the non-random events, "You own this arcology! You - you offered to enslave us strippers when the old place closed down! Please, please, I can I accept?" the part "I can I accept" has an unnecessary "I".

    Non-random event, Counterattack failed, cash dropped to the weird number -1580.9000000000087 and never got back to being a round number. "This week, your business endeavors made you 308¤." End of week summary messed up too after this.

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    1. That's what happens when I screw up and let things get fractional. Fixed and reuploaded.

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  5. It took 83 weeks to find the first bug.

    Perineum piercing on a shemale, basic: 'She has a simple piercing between her pussy and her asshole'. Advanced: "She has a big ring between her pussy and her asshole"

    Naturally lactating slaves get 'not lactating' in the job selection part of their profile.

    Shemale slave wearing plugs on the walking-by scene that leads to the 'use her holes' text on the main menu: "You can see the bases of the dildoes and plugs that fill her holes"

    Still getting the 'cumslut' random event on slaves with normal sexuality.

    Fattening an underweight slave took them straight to overweight, possibly because they were also muscular.

    Something's still up with anal skills, I kept getting 'her anal skills improve' on a whoring shemale with 'experienced'-level anal skills, every week for months without any change to her skill level. Same happened on public use.

    'Fuck her' option in the 'huge tits' random event on shemales: "When you switch to her ass, the shallower strokes give her nipples a bit of respite", doesn't make sense since you're already in her ass since the rest of the text recognizes she's a shemale.

    'Fuck her with her sister' with devoted shemales: "you gently fucking her pussy"


    Loving the non-random events, they really flesh out the world and add to the whole king-of-the-castle vibe.

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    1. Good reports, that cumslut even is a bastard but I think it'll be fixed in 0.1.08.

      Glad you liked the new events. I wasn't sure what the reaction would be, since it's different than what's there already.

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  6. Preventatives are not stopping the health loss from milking.

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    1. Mother-daughter event, second choice (not sharing the bed but setting them up in the office): "You give them orders of devastating simplicity: they are to repair to the couch in your office..." Repair = retire?

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    2. 'Repair' as a verb is a formal and sort of old-fashioned way of saying 'to go somewhere', especially in company.

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    3. Milking event "delay milking and fuck her in public" option breaks vaginal virginity even if with a chastity belt worn.

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    4. @Boney M: I've never encountered that, though I now see that it's a valid if archaic usage. It's giving me tonal issues - as in, I might expect in a faux-Victorian passage, but the setup around it feels more "mundane" and "contemporary". I'm trying to say that I can see the luxurious lifestyle of the in-game's elite fitting that word use, but that lifestyle seems something the game is reserving for special occasions that seem mostly for show, like the opera/casino night.

      The game may be trying to hit too many different buttons at the same time. It's grounded in an "almost reality" contemporary world, has a bit of sci-fi tacked on in its main conceits (in terms of near-future tech), adds a foreshadowing of future post/apoc events, and then there's the faux-Victorian lifestyle of the rich. Without clear indications that each of these exists in its own little microcosm, the way (for example) Shadowrun's world shows its many very different levels of (meta)human existence coexisting but gated and rarely intersecting - the game's tone can come off as a bit jumbled.

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    5. Update: both choices in the "delay milking and fuck her in public" break vaginal virginity regardless of chastity belt worn.

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    6. A similar issue: trying to fix the "hates penetration" negative trait also ignores chastity and breaks vaginal virginity.

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    7. Bought orphan twins from "door to door saleswomen" event, one shemale and one female, both with "normal" sexuality. Their shared "fuck with sister" scenes refer to the two of them grinding their pussies together, even though only one has a pussy.

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    8. Good reports. In this case, the use of "repair" was intentionally polite-society. The intent was to create a dissonance between the genteel language used to give the order and the extreme crudity of the order (have incestuous sex).

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  7. I'm not sure if you're reading the non-bug reports, but I think it would be very nice if there was an option to pick your starting slave? I don't really like that the default slave is more or less random, and while I get it from a game perspective, it'd be nice if there were an option to pick your own starting slave(s).

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    1. I understand the opinion, but I also don't want people picking their favorite at the start every time. I may add another start option at some point for those that don't like the current approach. Until then, I suggest using the easy start option and then selling off all your starting slaves.

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  8. You can apply full-body tattoos to slaves that are already fully tattooed.

    Whoring in a chastity belt still improves vaginal skills.

    The 'explore her sexuality' isn't showing the proper text for discovering someone's a nympho.

    Clicking on someone's name in the 'personal attention' screen defaults to 'build devotion', even if she's still disobedient and it should be 'break her will' instead.

    Shemales requesting you buy their daughters seem to be only producing hermaphrodites.

    Whoring taking away the 'hates penetration' quirk isn't displaying any text saying so in the end-of-week report.

    Slave trainer end-of-week report: "Melanie Since she lusts after women" - also this text appears for non-bisexual slaves, I was getting it from a cumslut trainer.

    Slave training pay doesn't seem to be increased by whoring or entertaining skill, is this intended?

    "$recruiterMother.slaveName" is still asking me to buy her daughter. Probably because I only had the one slave, and I had previously bought and resold her daughter.

    Slaves 'naturally' mindbroken (by the glory hole or by extended sex slavery) show as 'She has been chemically lobotomized' in the remote surgery page.

    Kinda boner-wilting to bring up, but slaves dying from poor health doesn't have anything in the end-of-week screen, they're just gone the next week.

    All of the aphrodisiac effect blurbs in the slave descriptions are incompatible with amputees.

    Devoted 'Fuck her with her daughter' scene is completely incompatable with amputees.

    Amputees wearing lingerie: "As she walks, her pretty white garter belt holds her stockings high up on her thighs"

    Jean shorts and yoga pants from the 'choose her own slutty outfits' option don't really work with amputees.

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    1. Slave death is called out in the economics screen with the arcology and reputation summary. That way, the drugs get one last try to pull her health up with the end of week report.

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  9. Hair constantly defaults to 'shaved bald' regardless of custom descriptors or body modification options

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    1. As far as I can tell hair is working normally. Are you using the 'break her will' personal assignment on that slave? One of them is to shave her bald.

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  10. Have you thought about maybe adding Male Slaves?
    I personally would like if that were a possibility, could be more rare and expensive since maybe not many Males want to be Slaves or just are Slaves.
    But it would add to the game, and also offer new scenes, options etc.

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    1. Thought about it: and no. I can't really do the subject justice, it would be a huge pain just to make the slave pronouns flexible, and you can already get most of the way there with shemales.

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  11. "Heaven is not yet fully feminized, so she has been put on female hormones."
    Are the female hormones an on/off switch? or more like curatives, working along a slider (unhealthy<->healthy; masculine<->feminine)?

    I was going comment that I'd love to be able to play as "Mistress Bitchcock" instead of "Master DudeGuy", but I saw in the "will never add" section that character customisation is out :(. Understandable though, with the extra work that would add, even with just a single Master/Mistress choice.

    Idle thought; If I get a slave pregnant and have her carry it to term, I assume it gets sent off to slave school for rearing. If I continue the game for 18 years game time (and assuming the game doesn't crash or go wonky), will I be able to buy the child back from the slave school?

    This is easily one of the most full featured, well written games I've seen for a while, especially for one in alpha. Doubly so if it's only three months old. Thank you for sharing it, and I selfishly hope you keep working on it for the foreseeable future.

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    1. Hormones are on/off. If you put an XY slave on female hormones, there will be many effects including impotence, growth of T&A, and more. Children are not tracked, and will not be tracked.

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  12. From the 'counterattack' event: "Your mercenary squad and your drones form a resistless phalanx" Relentless?

    If you have no slaves due to the last slave dying: "Error: <>: bad conditional expression in <> clause: state.active.variables.activeSlave is undefined"

    Your head girl dying results in what appears to be her ghost continuing to perform head girl duties, leading to some broken events that can spawn MissingNo slaves.

    The 'impregnate her' option is still available on girls wearing chastity belts.

    'Remove her vocal cords' option is still available on slaves who have already had theirs removed.

    Glory hole doesn't respect chastity belts.

    Personal training doesn't take virginities, even when the text explicitly mentions penetrative sex. Ideally it would not teach penetration of a virgin orifice, in the same way it skips over the vagina when a slave is wearing a chastity belt.

    Since a number of events are reliant on having a head girl, shouldn't it be possible to set a head girl even if you only have one slave? I fairly regularly sell down to my head girl before waiting for an event to bring me a new slave to toy with.

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    1. Aphra Behn: A thousand martyrs I have made, All sacrificed to my desire; A thousand beauties have betray'd, That languish in resistless fire.

      The head girl limitation is to simplify code. That way, the HG code can assume it has at least one valid target.

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  13. Yay, found only typos:

    FCNN news feed: ...doping scandal as Slave Games watchdog alleges champion used internal reservior of lube...
    reservior -> reservoir

    New slave -> Take her anal virginity:
    She's certianly entered your service in a way that colors her impression of you with hatred.
    certianly -> certainly

    non-random event:
    Another wave of security hysteria is sweeping the Free Cities. And this time, it's not based on rumor and alarmism. On the other side of the globe, a Free City was sacked by and old world army today. The Free City's handful of high-technology defenders and multitude of drones caused heavy casualties among the attackers, but eventually sheer weight of numbers wore them down.
    by and old world army -> by an old world army

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  14. The other day 'Open' Hanna came to my office and asked me to buy her sister that just turned 18. I'm a good master so I buy her sister Kennedy. A couple of weeks after that is Kennedy's turn to come to my office. She also has a sister that just turned 18 so I buy her too. And believe it or not, her other sister is also Hanna! Now I have a 'Open' Hanna that is sister of Kennedy. A Kennedy that is sister of Hanna. And Hanna that is sister of Kennedy. I wonder if 'Open' Hanna and Hanna are related as well...

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  15. Strange. So the slave-sister events are working for someone else, the post above mine, but they're broken on my end. Although I bought the shemales all through household liquidator, it was because my plan was to just get a mother/daughter set that was set perfectly attune to my interests, and use family buyout random events to duplicate them and also feed my own erotic interests in regards to that. I'm just pretty niffed at this bug.

    Separate post since I want to know; could families be mixed gender? I was somewhat hoping to get a shemale mother/female daughter combo and it doesn't seem quite do-able even inside of random events. Even with this, hard-mode will be acquiring shemale mother with virgin daughter.

    Otherwise, while I do appreciate the "all shemale" option it can create some trouble when desiring a few random-gen females, and I don't want to do normal cause then there will be a market vacuum of shemales.

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    1. Families can be any combination of genders, but they're the way they are now due to my coding shortcuts. It's on the list.

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  16. Vanilla sex with hermaphrodite slave:

    "When you orgasm together, her erect cock squirts cum up towards her tits while your cock fills her asshole with cum. Her still-tight vagina keeps your load inside her."

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    1. Good report. Herms are going to be the death of me.

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  18. "Give her a chance to impress" when buying an obedient slave gives a blowjob scene yet takes their anal virginity (assuming they have it)

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  19. Also, the function that calculates cost of repairs after an attack on your city doesn't seem to bother rounding... I now have $3927.2000000000007

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    1. Thanks. Somehow even when I wrap everything in rounding this creeps in at times. I'll add an extra layer of rounding that should stop this.

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  20. Huh, apparently natural lactation doesn't count as lactating at all, at least for the sake of the milking job.

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    1. Fixed for 0.1.08. I never fix a bug without revealing another.

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  21. Fucking a shemale with her twin treats both of them as if they were genetic females: "Then they jump up on your desk and press their pussies against one another, spreading their legs to offer you everything." Technically without that line, the rest of it fits the context, but I would imagine the correct scene would have one fucking the other?

    Maybe I should start just posting lists instead of individual comments as I find things, heh.

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    1. Fixed for 0.1.08. Boney M and AmputeeLover, who I believe are the Captain and Lieutenant of Bug Reports, respectively, make a list of things they find while playing and then post a list.

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  22. Quick comment on a couple of persistent bugs I've noticed through different versions:

    Clicking on the encyclopedia link twice in a row bugs out the game: The 'back' link takes you back to the encyclopedia, no matter how many times you click it.

    The vocal cords/teeth removal options are a bit bugged out. If you choose to remove teeth, it (correctly) removes the option to remove teeth again, but it removes the vocal cord option as well. On the other hand, if you choose to remove vocal cords, the option remains - allowing you to remove vocal cords multiple times.

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  23. "New glory hole assignment. I'm not completely happy with that name; this is an involuntary sexual vending machine kind of treatment. It's... not nice."

    Perhaps call it Public Hole. I think it sounds more dehumanising than glory hole, but less crude than something like meat toilet or such.

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