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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I guess I should actually state what I did...?

Okay, so, five hours later, what did I do? A lot of things that'll piss people off, that's for sure!

I started by putting in the dreamcatcher item, which I may have alluded to in a previous post (also, you take creativity where you can get it, and that's where I got it, so that's where I went). I then realized a couple of things needed to be done to make the dreamcatcher work, then got distracted by some other stuff, then finished the dreamcatcher item and went to write the expanded list of dreams. Which I got about five or six of them done (which is a big deal because one of them has about seven variants). There's still more dreams to write, but they're not really all that big individually.

What I got distracted by is transformation lock-outs. People have complained about the fact that using the breast pump pretty much railroads you into the cow transformation, and I have heard your complaints. As a result, EVERY transformation now starts locked, and has to be unlocked by doing something specific. The cowgirl TF requires you to buy a certain item. The catgirl TF requires you to let something happen, then recognize the resulting problem and resolve it in a specific way. The succubus transformation requires you to spend a shit-ton of money. And so on.

And all TFs are now locked until day 60. Ha. Didn't see that coming did you? Well, maybe you did, but either way, you can no longer get any inhuman transformations until after the lab job is done (which is coincidentally when the robot TF becomes available).

If you think you can cheat and get the TFs before then...you probably can't. They reset at the beginning of every day until day 60. Besides, all the items that would LET you transform are now unavailable until day 60 anyway.

Except the drug dealer. He's had a slight...inventory reduction, though. If you want him to have all the really cool stuff, you need to fund his business. Every $150 you spend with the drug dealer will unlock a new drug, until they're all available (and then you have to spend another $800 to get his phone number, so enjoy that).

Anyway, that's more or less the gist of what I spent those five hours on. I meant to spend it all on getting the 20 dreams written, but kind of went off on a tangent. I think there was about half an hour to an hour spent on filling in some holes in other unfinished content, but I honestly can't remember at this point.

20 comments:

  1. Well I hope it works out as you planned. I think you might throw this game out the window if it starts acting up like the clothing system keeps doing every so often.

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  2. Also glad to see you getting closer to the next update. It is a shame, but I feel RAGS is holding this game back due to the limits within it but you already have so much invested in Cursed so far. If you ever take a break you could make the second part to Grandma's House.

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  3. That does make me a bit sad. I kinda like trying to race to see what Maria would say when I was a succubus.

    I think that you should either relax these requirements (the gates to them seem very reasonable, though), or try to introduce more things to make it easier or more rewarding in dialogue or story to rush certain ones. It's a game - no need to make us suffer for no reason.

    Nice to hear you are working on this! Keep it up!

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  4. Regarding the drug dealer, does this mean we are now forced to take a huge amount of drugs to get the succubus TF? Because we could only buy one of each at a time, and there's no way to dispose of them other than to take them.

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  5. D-did we do something to upset you? :(

    :P Not really, I can see what you mean. Glad to see that you're getting back into the swing of things :D I was worried this was going to become another Pornarium.

    On another side note would it be possible to get someone to make a completely new piece of software that you can use to play Cursed on? It might alleviate any problems you have with RAGS. Or is there any other software that is already out that is much easier to use and code for?

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    1. There is easier software out there.

      http://undum.com/games/tutorial.en.html is a very good fit for RAGs-like games - it's prettier, easier to write and use, and runs faster even for large games.

      RenPy is perhaps not quite so good for Cursed, but very powerful and versatile.

      I'd never recommend /starting/ a new game in RAGS, but I don't blame AnonymousMan for not switching at this late date - transferring a game to a different engine takes a lot of time.

      The time spent dealing with Rags' issues may be smaller than those of learning new software and porting to it. I'm not sure they are long term, but I'm not the one who gets to make that decision. ;)

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    2. I checked out that Undum and it is really nice :D Makes RAGS look like old software when compared. But I can understand the pain of moving over to another software. You would have to convert all the old code that doesn't work anymore to the new way, learn how the new stuff works and making sure its stable.

      But it might be worth a look for Anon :D Maybe for future projects?

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  6. It's your time to spend how you choose, we won't be upset with any work you do as long as you don't remove massive portions of the game or something. Work on whatever you want whenever you want and know that we will wait patiently to receive whatever blessings you wish to bestow on us.

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  7. I actually like this change. There's more opportunity to experiment, and I've never been a fan of the *bang!* bad end style of game.
    Happy to see creativity returned; I know how frustrating it is to have a block.

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  8. Thank god, the cow TF was annoying as hell.

    Anyway. Good to see an update :)

    ...Much as I hate to be *that guy*, any chance you might be able to guess at when the next release might be? Not like a date or anything, just a window. Like, before the end of the year, January-February, etc

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  9. I think he should finish this next update to tide us over, then take his time porting to a new engine, we'd be totally okay with that if I'm thinking like everyone else is. We'd love for it to be easier for you to do any work at all to the game, that means if you need time to port it, if it makes work easier and much less stressful. DO IT. We can wait, in the end less stress and hard work = more content and a happier Anonymous Man.

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  10. Glad to see you still in the game.
    I'm actually excited to see the Cow TF being gated off as it's hard to do the lactation stuff and avoid it.
    I do have to ask though, is Futa going to be blocked off too? As it is it requires a lot of intentional work to get and it's more of a core mechanic change than anything. It's the first thing I always go for personally and it still takes a long while if not cheated.

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  11. >And all TFs are now locked until day 60. Ha. Didn't see that coming did you?

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    ... ... ...What a dick move ?

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    1. This, essentially, screw ANY interest I (and many people I know) had in the game... What was able to get a hold of our interest, and allowed us to WANT to continue.

      Now...
      It's pretty much a tedious click-click-click-repetition until we can ''unlock'' the other DAMN HALF of the game.
      Yeah.
      Nice... -_-

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    2. This change actually makes me more interested in the game since what I wanted out of it was a game where the protagonist turns into a woman and has to adjust to life as a woman, with their behavior and sexuality in flux. What I was not looking for was a protagonist who turns into a woman, then decides "yeah that's cool but it's been two weeks as a woman and it's boring now so I want to be a pregnant furry cowbeast with 6 wings and a dick"

      I respect that some people want that and I don't think it's a problem that it's in the game in some capacity at all given that it's supposed to be a pretty open game, but I think there's a tendency for people who want a very specific thing to complain very loudly when their very specific masturbation fantasy is slighted, even when it's tangential content to what's being developed in the first place.

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    3. Gotta agree with Gegrafsd.

      If you want TFs all but shoved down your throat, play CoC.
      This one's always been about more than that

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    4. I'm actually cool with this decision. It'll allow for quicker updates to the game as it means less coding for every scenario prior to the 60 days. I'd personally rather see less transformations into creatures and more repercussions directly related to being a man trapped as a woman.

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    5. Exactly! That's kinda the whole idea behind the game after all

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  12. I support this decision wholeheartedly

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