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Monday, April 11, 2016

Monday (Progress Report)

I added a new thing today: basically, once you get to a certain point in a pregnancy, you have the option to call your doctor's office to decide how you want to give birth. There's three main options: hospital, doctor's office, and at home, and each of those options has three variations.

The main concerns when it comes to giving birth are three factors: health effect, recovery time, and baby happiness. The choices you make will affect those three factors. Generally, the shorter your recovery time, the more detrimental the effect on your health and baby happiness. The more you spend, the better the effects in general. If you don't have enough money, then you can always choose the hospital option (with no variation), and it will take all of your money instead.

The other thing I had a thought about today was a laundry system, or rather a system for getting your clothes dirty. At first, I didn't really want to do that, because it seemed like busywork for the sake of busywork. But then I realized that there's a way to do it that opens up new opportunities.

Still working on the details, but the basic idea is that every day you wear a particular outfit, it gets a little dirtier and wrinkled, adding a non-natural charisma penalty. To get rid of it, you have to do laundry. It doesn't take long to do, but the problem is that your apartment doesn't have a laundry cleaning machine, so you have to go to a laundromat. Hey look, chance for new encounters! Whee!

Also, what if you don't WANT to go to the laundromat? Maybe there's an apartment that has a washer/dryer hook-up that you can move to? Hmm...

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  1. Revision 0.5.3.2 Logic error with painting easel. I can no longer paint after I've tried to sell or sold a painting.

    --Elvis

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    1. Er, hey...
      Any chance you could collect all of your reports into *one* post instead of just spamming comments?

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  2. Revision 0.5.3.2 Logic error with notebook: write...: ...a Diary. I somehow managed to write -2 pages.

    --Elvis

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    1. Addendum...I bought two notebooks before using one up. Examining the notebook now reports, "A simple, spiral-bound notebook. You can write whatever you'd like in here. It has 70 pages.

      There are -2 blank pages left."

      On an unrelated note--I'm a touch-typist and find it most difficult to keep from putting two spaces after a full stop. On an even more unrelated note (less related?)--I'm a fan of the Oxford comma, and I see that you are not.

      --Elvis

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    2. Okay, I went back and bought another notebook to find that I can write in my diary again. Next I'll buy more painting supplies (despite currently having enough for 15 days) to see whether that will allow me to paint again.

      On an unrelated note--I find I keep replying to myself, but that's only because the voices keep telling me to.

      --Elvis

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    3. Didn't work. On the plus side...I now have painting supplies for 20 sessions.

      --Elvis

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  3. Would we potentially be able to buy more than one version of each outfit when the laundry system is implemented, so that we can wear set outfits on consecutive days without the charisma penalty?

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  4. Revision 0.5.3.2 typo in interaction with Goth Girl. "when you hands get full" should be "when your hands get full"

    --Elvis

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  5. Revision 0.5.3.2 typo in Room: Foyer - Clean Up. "use some actually cleaning" should be "use some actual cleaning"

    --Elvis

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  6. Revision 0.5.3.2 spelling in interaction with the Security Guard at the bar. "possesions" should be "possessions"

    --Elvis

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  7. "Maybe there's an apartment that has a washer/dryer hook-up that you can move to? Hmm..."

    I really like that idea. So far, only 2 possibilities : Genevieve and Britney - unless you add a new NPC, of course.

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    1. Maybe the sister or the guy friend... forgot his name

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    2. I'm voting heavily for sister :^)

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  8. Finally the promise of a romantic interaction ! There was a real lack in that domain until now !

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  9. Right, think about the possibility of waking up realizing that you don't have a clean panties to wear to work. Surely can awaken the inner exhibitionist in everyone's heart.

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