Thursday, September 24, 2015

ALPHA v. 0.2.02


Every time I sit down to write more random events, I get distracted and make other content instead. So for today, we have more nicknames, slaves who like having their nipples tugged, and an overhaul of the descriptions.

According to Twine, word count is closing in on The Return of the King, because I am a lunatic.


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0.2.02 Patch Notes:
  • Nipple fixation as a fetish. This fetish doesn't have all its content yet, notably when serviced by sub-slaves.
  • Nicknames for slaves with big nipples or girlish figures, slaves serving as bodyguards, slaves serving other slaves, and head girls.
  • Huge balance change in that head girls now cannot do other work. A properly trained head girl on reputation duty simplified things way too much.
  • Major update to the long form slave description that appears in a slave's individual menu. Old content was condensed, new content was added, and everything is reorganized for better flow.
  • Ethnicity now appears on the main menu if racial descriptions are enabled.
  • Bugfixes. Notably, the new event coding system introduced with 0.2 seems have fewer bugs, and fixing those that appear is much easier.

57 comments:

  1. So I am getting the event that used to give you the option to arm yourself for 2000 or arm your drones for 5000. In this current version im only getting the option to arm myself. Did you change the event up?

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    1. You need to have installed the drone security system (from the arcology report) by that point in order to arm them in the panic.

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    2. Since at least the previous version, you only get the option to arm drones once you've actually bought drones. Have to do it at the end of one of the weeks before hitting that plot event first in order to get the option to arm them in the plot event.

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    3. Ah I see thanks for the heads up.

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  2. The "use race as descriptor only" option at game start does not disable racial nickname events.

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    1. Fixed and reuploaded; forgot to strip out the debugging clauses I was using.

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    2. So you can just leave your head girl with "head girl" as a job now? Nice. I don't know if it's intentional, but I was able to set her back to do a different job from the slave's details screen, and the only way to give her the "head girl" job again was to assign someone else to it and then reassign the first slave. Maybe this needs an interface improvement somewhere down the line?

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    3. Probably. I'm sure there's permutations of HG, BG and PA that cause problems; I wasn't able to test them all thoroughly.

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  3. How likely is loading a save from 2.01 going to screw up?

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  4. Ah the joys of randomly generated content...
    " Xendra is tall for a woman and an attractive weight for her frame. She's black, and her skin is white"

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    1. That's a badly hardcoded /d/ slave, actually. My random generation code is pretty good; my hardcoding less so.

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    2. (Psst, dev. Call it vitiligo like the anons on /d/ recommended and claim it's a feature, not a bug.)

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    3. Or it could be albinism.

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  5. (Making individual comments because I realized people can't reply to bits of a comment thread, just the thread as a whole.)

    Nice to see breast fetish in the game, but it seems the "gain fetish" trigger event doesn't check whether the slave already has fetish. Don't know how things look under the hood, but on the user end, the weekly updates keep including the "slave gained fetish" text.

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    1. There was an or where there should have been an and.

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  6. Head girl being an exclusive job now is buggy. You can select a head girl and her duty will change to "will be head girl today". If you then go into the girl's screen and switch to "whore" for example, she can still be head girl AND do another duty.

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    1. I just ninja reuploaded; you shouldn't be able to do this now.

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    2. Still possible in 02.1.

      Just to be clear, what happens is that the "head girl" gives the benefits of a) working the job she's assigned, i.e. cash, and b) training one random slave in one random way, as the head girl used to before this version.

      It does NOT give cash + the devotion gain HG would get from doing nothing but being HG all week.

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  7. Something's off with the genitalia display sentence order for herm slaves. The one I got from the 10k mission has this in her description:

    "Her hermaphroditic genitalia is bare and available. She is a virgin. Her pussy is fresh, with darker arab pussylips. She is unskilled at vaginal sex. She was born male; she has a gigantic dick and has a vagina, too. With her ass bare..."

    while the daughter I got from the mother-daughter addict event has this:

    "Her hermaphroditic genitalia is bare and available. It's tight and appealing, with darker asian pussylips. She is unskilled at vaginal sex. She was born male; she has a nice cock and has a vagina, too. With her ass bare..."

    The second sentence, starting with "It's tight and appealing", looks like it should be following a vagina description - or maybe should just start with "Her vagina is tight and appealing" instead.

    Maybe the game's checking for vaginal virginity and messing up text when it doesn't find it?

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    1. Fixed. A huge change to this much procedurally generated text is going to be messy.

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  8. The harem outfit says a slave's cock/pussy and ass are bare.

    Got a slave from the snatch-and-grab event with 'Her lips are huge and obviously augmented', but they weren't augmented.

    Suggestion: option to surgically reduce lip size.

    I get "She's climaxed a lot lately to anal stimulation, so her previous hesitations about buttsex vanish." with buttsluts that hate anal, even if they're just resting. Is this intended?

    Big-digged shemales in lingerie: "As she walks, her pretty white g-string totally fails to restrain her huge penis, which flops around lewdly in mockery of her lovely appearance" "Her lace g-string demurely covers her dick as long as she doesn't move too much" "she's got a huge boner that sticks out almost a foot" Seems to contradict itself re: cock concealment.

    Shemales on aphrodisiacs++: "she rubs her shaft and pussy with one hand"

    From the 'head girl nickname' event: "Double-click this passage to edit it."

    Removing breast implants from a disobedient slave: "For now, she seems to view these fake breasts as a cruel imposition." Similarly, removing butt implants: "For now, she seems to view this fake ass as a cruel imposition."

    Removing breast implants increases areolae size.

    I think the 'her butt gets smaller' effect from getting muscular is actually increasing butt size.

    The remote surgery page is including clothing in the body part descriptions, is this intended?

    Selling a pregnant slave: "Her pregnancy greatly reduces her value.>"

    Slave Bodyguards encyclopedia entry: "Slave bodyguards are best understood not as a protection for a slaveowner's person", the first 'a' should be removed.

    Bodyguard random event: "Victoria is accustomed to sleep on a bedroll placed across the bottom of the door to you bedroom", should be 'sleeping' and 'your bedroom'.

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    1. Great stuff. For now, the surgery just uses the standard description passages, so clothing is included. In general the surgery is the worst hole in the writing.

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  9. Something's wonky with the "serve other slaves" assignment. I have 2 slaves set up for service, but only one of them is actually servicing someone. The second slave is only Obedient, not Devoted; is Devoted now required for being serviced by other slaves?

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    1. Yup, confirmed - Devoted slaves get to play with serving ones, Obedient don't. Them's the perks of the job, I guess.

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    2. I've added a generic sentence that explains this if nobody has the 'rights' to a server.

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  10. The "may you take my vaginal virginity so my other holes get some rest" event a) triggers when the slave is wearing a chastity belt, and b) doesn't actually take vaginal virginity.

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    1. Update: the event doesn't take virginity, at all, chastity belt or no.

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  11. Surprised AmputeeLover isn't here with the report yet, so here's my bit: amputating a shemale slave and then changing her penis into a vagina results in a scene where the amputee is carried out of the surgery room but "She absently moves a hand to where her penis would have been and snatches it away with a sob."

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    1. Similarly, the rib removal / tiny waist scene for amputees reads: "She's desperately stiff and sore and WALKS gingerly. It takes a good while for her to figure out what has happened, but eventually her careful FINGERS discern that the cause of her extremely narrow waist is that her ribcage has been shortened." The sentence that follows is technically OK if an earlier one specifies she's been placed in the chair in front of a mirror, for example.

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    2. Continuing the trend, mindbroken slaves are still "horrified" when told it's time for an assfucking.

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    3. Oh and mindbroken slaves still show the "mind rebounds a little" devotion cap line in weekly summary.

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    4. Good reports. The surgery needs a complete alternate rewrite for amps; known deficiency.

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  12. Public milking scene with a shemale, choosing to fuck her butt: the last sentence is different in this version, but still glitched. It reads "You fuck her butt" and ends there, no period or indication of rep increase.

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  13. The more I play your game, the more I realize how much of a sadist I am. Had a session today where I immediately amputated, muted, and removed the teeth of every slave I got as soon as possible and then impregnated them before putting them in the glory hole. I'd probably blind and deafen them too if I had the option and rent them all out as useless cocksleeves. I wouldn't even lobotomize them, I'd let them all suffer through it until their minds gave out on their own. And while we're on the topic, maybe it's just me, but the glory hole job doesn't feel mean enough. At least when you whore out a rebellious slave the description makes it known they despise being raped and are actively resisting you, but with the glory hole it's all "They're a hole and they hate you for it." when it should be all about their suffering and despair at being used for a hole.

    ...anyways, on to the reports.


    The only 'bug' I found today is my continued frustration with the cheat mode event menu where when multiple slaves can have same the event, sometimes the wrong slave is picked. Like, I go to pick this one event and it's right next to the Asian nickname event, so I assume it's my Asian slave, but I pick it and it uses my white slave comes up instead.

    Other than that, the build this time was pretty stable. No glitch slaves, no buggy events, though I wasn't really pushing out of my comfort zone today, so I didn't really try out the new events very much.


    And now, it's time for everyone's favorite segment: Things Amputees Shouldn't Be Able To Do!

    Buttslut interest event, mute slave, "She's mute, so she uses gestures to ask you to do to her what you did to Brianna. You make her state it more explicitly, so she tries again: she tries to depict anal sex with hand gestures, then gives up and turns around and points to her ass." Can't gesture or point.

    Submissive interest event, the submissive slave is the amputee, "Yukiko is sitting on the edge of your desk with her legs around you," No legs.

    Submissive interest event, "She passes Miss Anne, standing in the doorway with a troubled look on her face. ... As though it has a mind of its own, her hand reaches up toward her throat." Can't stand. No hand.

    Submissive interest event, Turn her into a submissive choice, "You snap your fingers at Miss Anne and point commandingly at the floor next to your desk. You tell her that a proper sub does what her dom wants, always, and leave her kneeling obediently beside you for some time." Can't kneel.

    Surgery addict event, "...She touches her body absently...." Can't touch herself.

    Surgery addict event, the No choice, "...She can't keep her hands off a pair of bolted-on tits." No hands.

    Millenary event, Include everyone option, "After some thought, you position a slave on the couch next to your desk, Ella on all fours in front of her giving cunnilingus, a third slave under Ella to orally service her in turn, and yourself behind Ella to take her white ass." All fours does not apply to an amputee.

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    1. And here I'm horrified by that content and desperately want a way to save slaves like that. Barring that put them out of their misery.

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    2. Did either of you play Alpha Centauri? If I had real money to drop on development, I'd try to get the voice actor for Chairman Yang to read my encyclopedia entries. If you've played it, you'll understand the depths of cruelty we're talking here. "How can you tyrannize someone who cannot feel pain?"

      Cheat mode is not designed for actual play, and I'm not planning to spend time to make it more usable. It's just a debugging tool I don't bother to remove for public releases.

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  14. So even slaves who serve other slaves can be served by yet other slaves.
    Can that be turned off? It kinda ruins the immersion for me wwhen the black bottom bitches lustily abuse some unlucky mexican girl.

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    1. FC Dev said in the /d/ thread that got janitor'd that the ability to define your own pecking order is coming.

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    2. For now, more restrictions to who can be served are being added.

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    3. Also, that thread was janitored for lack of images, wasn't it? I told those chucklefucks to post images.

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    4. People have previously gotten warnings for posting about games at all, being told that /d/ was just for porn. Birds fly, grass grows, janitors go on power trips. Such is the way of things.

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    5. Perhaps post in /hgg/ or /hgg2d/ over on /vg/? It'd probably get less walk-in traffic than a thread on /d/ but at least it won't get pruned. Or just wait until the thread gets remade, it seems that the /d/game threads only get purged about once a week or so, the previous one fell off the board naturally and is still visible in the archives.

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  15. Will you be adding a Harem and Training Centre upgrades? Somewhere to keep my favourite fucktoys and trainers would be nice. I imagine they'd cost more than the brothel/dairy, since a training centre might need extra equipment for the various lessons, and you really shouldn't skimp on your harem.

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    1. A harem would be nice; when you enter the screen it could list a random vignette for each slave in there so the player can take their pick, or pick them all.

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  16. Some repetition in the sex vignettes, as the vignette describes their parts and then repeats the description from the profile. For example, with the string bikini: "As she walks, her nice little asshole is occasionally visible behind her tiny g-string. Her string bikini shows more than a hint of her tight asshole." "As she walks, her g-string rides up between her pussylips, hinting at penetration. Her string bikini passes over her pussy, hinting lewdly at penetration."

    I don't think glory holes are working properly for shemales. I put a shemale in a glory hole for a year and she never broke, and while it said she lost health on most weeks it never actually went down from very healthy. And I don't think shemales in glory holes are losing health more than bio-females; as it is a shemale in a glory hole is losing health (or possibly just getting messages about losing health) more often than a shemale whoring or serving the public.

    "She hates anal sex and tries to avoid it. She prefers anal sex." -bit odd that this self-contradictory trait doesn't have unique text like the others, is this a bug or just on the to-do list?

    'Explore her sexuality' finding a bisexual: "She can't keep her hands off the other slaves; she's naturally bisexual! increased her devotion to you."

    I got the 'I have a lot of implants, can I have some more' event on a slave that just had some small breast implants taking her from an A-cup to a B. Possibly because I had given her a butt reduction and the game was counting that as an implant.

    It seems odd to me that the businesswoman from the random event where you can enslave her and her daughter sometimes has such large lip implants that she's lisping - seems it would be ehavily detrimental to doing business. It looks like it happens when she's naturally got plump limps and then gets implants on top of that.

    There's no nipple fixation setting on the smart piercing, is this intended?

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    1. Enslaving aphrodisiac addict mother and daughter: "Unsurprisingly the daugther is an addict too", daughter is misspelled. And they both shlick even if one or both are shemales.

      In the 'thank the bodyguard' event, if your bodyguard is a hermaphrodite the event refers to her clit. Do Free Cities hermaphrodites have clits, or do they have penises where the clit would be? I know they can't grow prominent clits from working out.

      One of the nicknames for slaves serving other slaves is 'bottom bitch'. It's a fairly easy mistake to make, but a bottom bitch is not a bitch on the bottom of the pecking order. A bottom bitch is a prostitute at the top of a pimp's heirarchy who the pimp can delegate business matters to, or less specifically, a girl that a guy knows he can rely on through thick and thin - basically the equivalent of a FC Head Girl. Further elaboration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE9EGfrTH1s

      The 'obedient girlish' event for bio-females: "her dick is tenting the front of her dress". Also, can you check the triggers for the event? I tried to test it out further in cheat mode but I was only able to get it to appear on the event list once.

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    2. Good reports.

      Quite familiar with the term bottom bitch; that was a copy paste failure from the Head Girl code, since as you note they are indeed very appropriate for that nickname.

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    3. Also, the girlish event has both a lower and upper devotion bound (fearful and obedient only), so that may explain not seeing it.

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    4. I considered that and dropped a slave down to obedient and it still wasn't showing up for her. Might just be cheat mode acting strange, I'll keep an eye out for it in the next version and see it shows up as often as it should.

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  17. Can you add a way for one to sell sisters, mother daughter pairs, and twins as a pair instead of separately?

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  18. I've bit the bullet and started digging through the source code. For starters: RE female debtor? Didn't even realize it existed until I cracked the code open. I ain't familiar enough with Twine to speak with confidence yet, but I'm pretty sure it's because the code for it says "if (($rep/100)/100)" instead of "if ($rep/100)", which means it never, ever happens.

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    1. Good catch. And if you're in the code, my apologies. It's pretty bad.

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