Tuesday, October 6, 2015

ALPHA v. 0.3.01


The brothel has three new variety bonuses for a total of four. I will not spoil them so that players who wish to discover them by experimentation can do so. All variety bonuses split slaves into two groups and award the bonus if neither group is more than twice the size of the other. For example, the slim vs. stacked variety bonus added in 0.3 is awarded if the brothel contains 3 slim and 2 stacked slaves, and not awarded if it contains 5 slim and 2 stacked slaves.

These bonuses are now available to the promenade as well. There is a fifth bonus if all four variety bonuses are simultaneously awarded to either the brothel or the promenade.

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0.3.01 Changelog:
  • Added three new variety bonuses to the brothel.
  • Applied all four variety bonuses to the promenade.
  • Hard difficulty now much harder.
  • Major UI rework.
  • Most random events now restricted by starting options. Players who opt out of XX or XY slaves should see very few of them.
  • Disabled the independent work assignment. This simplifying assignment has been intentionally overtaken by the upgrade facilities, and has become imbalanced.
  • Slaves' sexual histories are now kept in greater detail.
  • Bugfixes.

65 comments:

  1. Is it just me or does the followup 500$ stripper event never trigger anymore? or is it RNG based and i have the luck i do on wow

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  2. I just brought up one of my slaves to look at their description and noticed something that might be a bug. She is an anal virgin but also a skilled anal slut? Just struck me as odd.

    Keep up the good work!

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  3. With the increased importance of the upgrade facilities I have a couple of suggestions, both relating to maintaining variety amongst slaves.

    The first: For some reason assigning a slave to the Promenade forces them to be naked. It would be nice if they could wear the clothes I assign them.

    The second: A slave assigned to the dairy will always end up having maximum sized breasts. How about having the automatic size increase stop once it reaches 'Huge Tits', so I can customize my dairy cows.

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    1. I understand the suggestion, but the main effect of this would be to increase micromanagement by encouraging players to rotate cows in order to increase breast size.

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    2. Maybe I'm playing the game 'wrong', but I always personally shape my slaves to exactly how I want them since to me that's the whole point of the game. Once they're how I want them I put them into the various facilities to reduce the clutter on the main screen. As it is now I can't even use the dairy because if I do, all the slaves there will just end up with the same breasts.

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    3. It could just be a toggle on the Dairy management screen. (Improve cow udder size to [no / large / huge / max])

      The primary purpose of those buildings seems to be to declutter the main screen, so some options would be nice. Also "Breed Milkers to encourage lactation." could be another toggle for that one. There could also be a toggle on facilities for Training versus Earnings, with options for balance, the two extremes and adaptive that milks the pros and trains the newbies up.

      With this level of interactivity the facilities could get a blurb in the weekly reports like "The N cows produced X milk, earning $ money this week. Cow A was successfully impregnated."

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    4. Hopefully FC Author is still reading new comments here. I had an idea that could be a good compromise if it's not too much coding.

      How about leaving the current facilities the way the are (they could be 'training' facilities) but adding in some new specialty entertainment facilities, or 'Clubs'. They'd be more expensive to buy which would be a good money sink. Only slaves that match the fetish for the clubs could be assigned there, but they'd earn more than at the generic facilities and they wouldn't be modified any further while placed there.

      I had ideas for six clubs, much more than that would probably get too unwieldy and they would allow for overlap (a heavily pierced young slave with a girlish figure would have two options for placement, for example).

      Club T&A, for the outrageously figured slaves
      Jailbait Club, for young slaves with girlish figures (note: they aren't actually underage of course, just late teens or early twenties)
      Suicide Club, for heavily inked and/or pierced slaves
      The Dungeon, for subs and exhibitionists
      Au Naturale, for slaves with no surgeries or body mods at all
      Mother's Milk, for lactating and/or pregnant slaves

      The last one could have special rules for automatically impregnating slaves placed there, maybe as a special auction for a lucky customer.

      There could be diminishing returns on the earnings of additional slaves in each club after a certain point, to encourage diversity.

      Anyway, that's my idea. I know I get frustrated when I carefully mold a slave just the way I want her, then she gets all warped out of shape if I put her in a facility. I think this would be a great compromise IF it's not too much extra coding.

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  4. On the page for the dairy, the encyclopedia page links to, "Dairy in the Free Cities", but the entry doesn't exist

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  5. Just curious, haven't had time to try this out yet... but have pregnancy-fetish slaves been given any content beyond the one "impregnate her" line yet?

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    1. Not beyond a couple of one-line mentions.

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  6. Hey FC Author person! Love this game. Have spent an inordinate amount of time playing so far. Just wondering if there are any plans to add more BDSM oriented options. Would love to see some maso slaves, and maybe some opportunity for sado slaves to dom others, perhaps as a reward similar to how senior girls get to use junior girls who are assigned as subordinates. Seems like a natural development for sometime in the future. Perhaps you could even have a dungeon where you can send girls similar to the other rooms/areas.

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  7. Herms get clit piercings instead of dickhead piercings.

    'P shoot result' - limosine should be limousine.

    Shemales on aphrodisiacs: "idly rubs her shaft and pussy" On extreme dose: "she rubs her shaft and pussy"

    'RE headgirl dickgirl' doesn't make much sense if the subject is an amputee and you instruct the head girl to give that slave special attention: "It seems she did not clean her assigned portion of the slave quarters with sufficient diligence".

    Suggestion: bisexual shemales with balls on permissive/sapphic rules shouldn't be unhappy about lack of hormones, because hormones would prevent them from inflicting their dong on their fellow slaves.

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    1. Good reports and good suggestion, as usual.

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  8. I think the "let her earn continued virginity" event isn't meshing with the "total times fucked" counter. Letting an anal virgin shemale blow the master resulted in ORAL 0, ANAL 1 count - when I'm guessing it should be the reverse. The slave was still an anal virgin afterwards, which is why I think it's just the counter that's the issue here (and also because the counter didn't track oral before this version).

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    1. I foresee that debugging the various counters is going to be a real delight.

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    2. Some time in the next couple days I'll dive into the code and check every counter increment.

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  9. Acquired two slaves from the "sister pimps and sells her brother" event. Sister's origin properly indicates "You acquired her along with her sissy sister due to her inexperience as a madam", but brother's origin says "She was brought up in a radical slave school to match her twin."

    I'm guessing this is because the brother/sister pair is selected from the same slave pool as the school ones.

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    1. Just hit an event with this pair, regarding whether the brother enjoyed having the sister sell rights to his ass. Choices are "Turnabout is fair play" and "Both HER have HER revenge and remind her of her place". Second choice needs a bit of rewording.

      Both choices have a couple of issues: "Her cock is pathetically small, but by how Emily the Incest Trap reacts it might as well be a baseball bat." I think this line is supposed to indicate how the SISTER is reacting to the trap's cock, but is referencing the trap's name instead. Also, the "has become more rebellious" text is in the GOOD pink rather than the BAD purple.

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    2. Actually, both slaves became more devoted after the event, so the COLOR of the text is fine but the text should reference the would-be pimp becoming LESS rebellious instead.

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    3. Good reports. This was the first of a newly complex generation of events. Every time I look back at code more than a week old I cringe.

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    4. I'd say that's an excellent indicator of how much your abilities have grown in such a short time - there's a programmer saying about always being horrified when looking at someone else's code, and you've managed to start looking at your own (barely) old code that way.

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  10. FC dev do you plan to add any events that relate to the weather? At the moment it seems like it's just a cool feature that has no influence on anything.
    Also do you think you can add anal chastity options similar to the chastits belt you have now?

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    1. Yes, and yes. Better chastity options are waiting for the next time I have many unbroken hours to code, since they can impact so many scenes.

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  11. "Dairy in the Free Cities" wiki passage, linked from the dairy building's page, does not exist.

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  12. Since the post is being ignored in the thread for a couple of days now and I actually really like the idea:

    "So I was thinking about the game and remembered the gladiatorial fights you can have with your bodyguard.

    Would it be possible to have fights between your own slaves which use the same system?
    I basically want to pit up different slaves, see who wins, humiliate the loser and celebrate the victor.

    And since you're more or less an evil demi-god in the game, it should (in my opinion) be possible to rig the matches, to give one side of it a shockstick for example to give that girl an unfair advantage or maybe other weapons.
    Or possibly 2 on 1 fights or 3 on 1 fights.

    As an addition that could be implemented later I'd like to see wagers for the battles, so the loser would have to be the other's bitch for the following week or something similar.

    The damage on their bodies could be shown in the same way as the abuse option does I guess, I'm sure other anons will have suggestions to help this one along and inspire you for more.

    As always, mucho <3 and thanks for the raceplay implementation."

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    1. I saw the original post, and read it with my usual close attention. I did not reply, as I do not reply to many good suggestions, because I did not have any particular response other than "cool." Good idea, just like the hundred other good ideas I haven't yet had time to implement.

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  13. Escape attempt event, "confine her" choice - first line of the resolution reads "You order $activeSlave.slave confined until further notice" and then the next sentence starts with the slave's name as normal. Probably some sort of syntax issue in that particular clause.

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    1. Building on this - a rebellious slave, previously both muted and amputated for repeated escape attempts, was allowed to be part of the "two rebellious slaves drawing strength from each other" event. Neither the initial event text nor the choices make allowances for mute and/or amputee slaves.

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    2. The "turn her into a submissive too" scene says the amputee slave who triggered it is "propped up nearby", but the second paragraph references the slave "passing by". It also mentions the slave "explaining herself" despite the fact she's mute.

      Similarly, the "steer her away from it" choice refers to calling the slave over "before she can give voice to her interest in submission, and make her ride you. You ensure that she maintains the active role throughout." Though technically all of the above is possible if not taken literally, the paragraph should probably be reworded.

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    3. The mute amputee triggered the "buy my daughter" event, during which she both requested an audience and managed to explain the situation to the master with complete sentences.

      The scene needs a rewrite I guess, but I don't see how it would work except for giving the mute amputee the Lassie treatment: "What's that, Lassie? You threw your daughter down a well 18 years ago?"

      Maybe have the head girl bring her in and explain the situation - but that would cause issues when there is no head girl. Oh, right - have the arcology AI look up the data and explain the situation to the master.

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    4. The mother also "embraces" her daughter and explains the situation to her, both of which are a bit impossible. Oh, and considering the mother wasn't mute or an amputee when they parted, "looks a little fearful but clearly realizes that she's lucky to be here" might need to be taken down a few notches on the obedience scale.

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    5. For now, mute and amp slaves are being taken out of eligibility for these events. I consider a special event just for them, since that's what it would take.

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  14. Well, you succeeded on making the hard mode hard! Good job there!

    Was the movement of the 'Week #' line from the sidebar to the main page intentional? If it was I I would like to vote for putting it back >_>

    Also a suggestion, even if you don't want to put in the whole pony/pet play in: A ponygirl race. Bonuses to winning coming from like, height, health, and fitness. (Though 'Ponygirl Taxi service' seems like a great way to help your Arc save energy)

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    1. This is precisely the sort of UI feedback I want, and no one else seems to be giving.

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    2. There's one thing moving the week counter was good for: it let me see at a glance which of the saves was from which week.

      But I agree, not having the week counter prominently displayed on the left threw me for a loop at first. Maybe if the text was a bit more obvious, or larger, it would be easier to notice during gameplay.

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  15. Quick question: Will we be able to choose the sex of the player at the start at some point?

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  16. Once again posting about the previus build, but n]I'm not sure it'll be seen in a previous blog post comment listing:

    v0.03.00.2:

    Bug: Mindbroken status sets oral/anal/vaginal sex to 'skilled' (and will actually increase them to that if the slave is unskilled) and does not reduce whoring or entertainment skill at all. Skill/Devotion increases are still shown in the end-of-week summary, random events, and fucking the slave through her own page, and Mindbroken slaves still seem to be sorted in the list of slaves by Devotion somehow.

    Bug(?): After a pregnant slave gives birth (whether in the main household or the Brothel) she defaults back to being on contraceptives. Kind of a boner-wilter for those of us who want to keep a dedicated babymaker, or for keeping preggo whores for the johns who are kinked that way.

    Bug(?): I may have just been extremely unlucky, but I sent a fresh slave to the Dairy and waited 50 weeks, and she seemed to get 'stuck' at the second-to-last size (70 liters/week) early on and never went past it. She also never got either of the areola growth events in those 50 weeks. I had to take her out of the Dairy and set her on boob injections manually to get the last size bump, at which point the regimen was force-ended and I had no way to get areola spread (if I had wanted it). Like I said, I may have just been reaaaaaaally (un)lucky, just thought I'd mention it.

    Suggestion: I know you've said updating the starting slaves is low-priority, but just in case it's not already on your list, the slave origins are nice and the starters could use them, even if it's only 'she came with the arcology'. Personally, I tend to pick a Fearful virgin and imagine she was the original owner, who decided to double-down with a bet about hopping into the surgery against getting the arcology back...

    Suggestion: Would it be possible for all the sub-lists to remember the rules/clothing setting for slaves? I'd like to have my household servants in lingerie and my whore/dairy units set to Restrictive...

    Suggestion: Add how many babies your slaves have had and subsequently been sold off to slave schools to the stat block in arcology management.

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    1. In order:

      Mindbroken slaves are currently using a half-assed workaround for devotion and deserve a rework; I know this.
      Preg content needs more work, yes. I'm playing around with a breeding facility like the dairy.
      Will look into the dairy's impact on breasts.
      Unique origins are definitely planned for the hardcoded slaves.
      Facilities and how they interact with clothes and rules is partially forced by crappy code limitations, but I'm working on it.
      Good idea on the baby count.

      And finally, this is indeed a better place for this kind of feedback than TFGames. That site's comment formatting makes me sad.

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    2. Breeding Facility, you say?

      Oh man, unf...

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    3. Re: tracking births - do you already track abortions ? If not, could this please be added ?

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  17. Here's a bug I've seen often before but am only now getting around to reporting: the "penis enhancement" drug option disappears completely from the slave menu. Unlike the breast and butt drug options, which are replaced with gray text when maxed, the penis option is simply gone - the space beyond butt enhancement is blank.

    I don't really know why this is happening. I'm guessing once penis size is maxed the game simply removes the penis drug from the list, which hadn't really been a problem until the recent addition of ball growth (and its dependency on penis enhancement drugs). The issue is that, if you stop penile enhancement after maxing the penis, there is no way to come back later and resume the drug to grow balls.

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    1. As of right now, the workaround is to use female hormones to shrink penis size, at which point the slave details screen again makes penile enhancement an option.

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  18. "Bitchy slave pisses off business partner" event, "loan" resolution: Her back and buttocks have been meticulously flogged right up to the very edge of damage, leaving angry marks across her pale." Word missing - skin? flesh?

    Next sentence: "Her mouth lolls open, as though she's been doing little but give cunniNglingus." Needs either "she's done little but give" or "she's been doing little but giving" for verb agreement. Or reword as "she's used it for nothing but cunnilingus" instead.

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  19. "Ignorant immigrant" event slaves are still triggering "orphanage sister" events, even though the initial immigration event claims the immigrant has no understanding of how the slavery system works.

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  20. I started with a slave named Box whom in her description is a mute amputee, but I have all surgery options open for her except for the mute one and the areolae one.

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  21. Why should large get a bonus, flat is justice :(

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    1. There is a bonus for "Girlish figure". Which requires the bust size to be B or lower. Along with a small ass.

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  22. Countcheck complete, with a side of virginity check. Got pretty long so I've put it in a pastebin: http://pastebin.com/1E0CHdDG

    Other misc bugs:

    In 'RE millenary', the third option involves a dick-equipped slave buttfucking, even if they're on hormones or lacking balls.

    'RE birthday' probably shouldn't increase age, since RNG could make it fire repeatedly for the same slave.

    'RE buttslut interest' - now that herms are more officially in the game, the second option should check whether she has a vagina instead of whether she has a dick to decide whether she gets vaginally fucked.

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  23. UI Suggestion: Being able to collapse the slave status reports in the end of week summary would be very helpful - if you have a set of slaves who are essentially in a steady state, you could take up less screen real estate showing their status. For example, this would be quite helpful for your head girl and bodyguard.

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  24. Just wondering could chubby/overweight status lead easily to humiliation or submissiveness perhaps?

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  25. v0.3.01 this time! I'm not a version behind! Yay!

    Bug: Slaves with Pregnancy Fetish display it properly on the min page list but show Normal Sexuality on their individual info page.

    Bug: The high heels/shortened tendon event doesn't give you the "heels for an anal slut" option if the slave selected is a shemale or herm.

    Bug(?): Combat skill (for Bodyguards) isn't shown on the main page listing. And the end-of-week summary says she's training, but I've never seen it go past 'skilled'. Not sure if I'm missing something or the PRNG just hates me.

    Bug(?): RE Stark Naked can fire for amputees and will describe them with the normal 'X is walking around' text.

    Typo: "After her smart [b]clit[/b] piercing encourages many orgasms when she is restrained, she develops a fetish for submission." Slave was a recently-gelded shemale.

    Suggestion: Week number on the main screen is hard to get used to, I keep wanting to glance at the sidebar. Personally I'd prefer it back over there.

    Suggestion: While I really like the direction that variety bonuses indicate the game going in, perhaps consider splitting up the T&A and Inked&Pierced requirements? You could lower the actual bonuses if necessary, but there are only so many ways you can combine both Heavily Inked and Heavily Pierced before every slave starts to look a lot alike. And T&A is even worse. If the bonus was just for 'Modified' versus 'Natural', for example, and [i]either[/i] of Heavily Inked or Heavily Pierced qualified, that gives you a lot more leeway in making different-looking slaves.

    Also, and this is most likely a backburner thing, but with Girlish Figure and Huge Tits being things, I find all my slaves ending up either B-cups or G-cups. Would be nice if there was some sort of graduation/granularity there, instead of hard cutoffs. No clue how to best implement it though.

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  26. So i noticed the moving of the sub rooms to the side bar. I think its a great idea to have them there.

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  27. v0.3.01
    When the Soldier in Love event fired, it picked a shemale slave who had never been assigned to whore or brothel, she was only ever serving me. It was a little annoying, as I usually give him the girl as a gift, but this was one of my personal slaves.

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    1. That event does its best to pick public slaves, but it will pick one that's not probable if there are no better options.

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  28. Hello! Back from my week away and ready to play! Love some of the new additions you made, especially the improvements to the UI.

    Glad to see some more of the surgery options now account for when the slave is an amputee, that was something I was looking forward to for a while.

    I'm coming down with a cold, so I couldn't play long, sorry that I don't have much to say.



    Things amputees shouldn't be able to do:

    Fuck her ass, rebellious anal virgin, "You call her over so you can take her anal virginity. She is appalled at the idea of taking it up the ass. She does anyway though, sobbing into the cushions while you hold her arms behind her." No arms to hold.

    Resistant anal virgin event, mute amputee anal virgin, Let her earn continued anal virginity choice "...She frantically begs with gestures, pleading on her knees...." Can't gesture effectively without arms, can't plead on knees without legs.

    Resistant anal virgin event, mute amputee anal virgin, degrade choice, "...You place a moderate-sized one on a low table in your office, and order her to squat down on it and fuck her own asshole....Still crying, she hobbles over and up onto the table, and fucks her little ass open on the dildo. You keep her up there until her legs give out, and then let her lie down on the couch, telling her to keep working the dildo with her hands or suffer another whipping...." Can't do a lot of these things without arms or legs.

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  29. Hey, great stuff.

    Immaculate conception?
    A personal slave with a record of 0 vanilla got pregnant.

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  30. I can't figure out the fourth bonus! I've got T&A/Girlish, Modded/Not and Old/Young but what's the last one?

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    1. Female/Male. Herms don't count, I think, because they have both.

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  31. Suggestion: now that custom slaves are in the game, maybe the "surgery addicted tenant" event can be used to customize said tenant's appearance?

    I'm playing on max shemale content, and while the tenants I've seen so far have all been male (to start), the result of "transform + enslave" is inconsistent - sometimes the genitals are reshaped into a vagina, sometimes left alone. It's possible I'm seeing a work-around for the event spawning female slaves (by spawning them as male first and then reshaping genitals), but the event lore implies that the master is in control of what transformations are happening to the tenant.

    I understand this will mean more coding since you'd need to make this random event pull up a version of the customization interface rather than just spawn a slave from a pool, but I think it's a good idea to let players see some of the content they're gated from (as custom orders aren't available until high rep) through chance-based events.

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    1. That's a good example of an ancient event that needs a complete rewrite. It might have been the first I wrote, actually.

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  32. Suggestion: as of right now, gelded shemales will lose penis size even if they are not on hormones. This is good for all cases except one - when the master wants them to have big, flaccid dicks, to remind them that despite their massive size the slaves can't do anything with them. Maybe you can make an option to prevent penile size shrinkage equivalent to the "no hormones" option for "intact" shemale slaves - perhaps an implant of some sort to regulate internal hormone distribution, similar to how the smart piercing regulates sexuality?

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    1. I'd expand the above suggestion to also handling/preventing breast and butt growth from a lack of testicles/testosterone. It's kind of annoying getting a gelded slave 'right' and then have her continue growing on her own.

      An unrelated suggestion, but as I'm already here and typing... Some of the skin tones girls can have aren't available in the auto salon. It would be nice if, for example, for a 'black' black girl the options weren't 'lightened', 'pale', and 'tanned' but instead 'black', 'brown', and 'light brown'. Similarly some white girls start with 'fair' skin but you can't get it in the auto salon, although it would probably read better in events than 'white'. And there's olive for latinas/asians/arabs...

      One more tangential suggestion since I'm already here: Is it possible to 'weight' fetish generation on a per-gender basis? Shemales being Bisexual more often than usual (since that's the 'likes to fuck women/slaves' fetish, it's basically heterosexuality) might be interesting. Or is it assumed in the Free Cities setting that shemales are pretty much universally accepting of taking the cock?

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    2. The bisexuality fetish is in line for a total rework, since it was actually planned out before XY slaves were possible at all.

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  33. You probably already have this in a list somewhere, but I'm just reporting everything I notice to be on the safe side: The sexual act tracking seems to just evenly divide everything between oral/anal/vaginal with no randomness or variation, aside from a couple events that only increment specific values.

    RE Posh Mother/Daughter (and possibly Addict as well, I haven't gotten that one since I actively started watching for this) seem to have a trend of giving both slaves the same fetish. Not sure if that's intended behavior.

    Situation: You implant a Rebellious, Breast Fetish slave with either breast or milk implants. This makes her angry because she's rebellious. Should it perhaps be overridden by a devotion gain since she has Breast Fetish?

    Does the Slave School not generate shemales? I spent a decent bit of time refreshing and didn't see any, not sure if it's just rare and the RNG is messing with me, busted, or intended behavior.

    Low-Priority UI suggestion: When browsing the slave vendors would it be possible for the buy/decline options to be moved lower and in a static spot instead of right at the end of a variable-length slave description?

    Heavy Lactation doesn't seem to give any bonus to whoring (aside from inherent breast size), should it perhaps give a bit of monetary boost (smaller than 'being a milk cow', more like the bonuses you get for having a fetish or whatnot)? I'm sure someone out there is into suckling milk from the teat.

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