Hey there everyone, I hope you all had a good holiday.
I had a pretty awesome one myself. Just before new year I finally finished with sleep study related things, and now I use an APAP machine. It’s not exactly sexy, but I’m now waking up each day feeling like a million bucks. I think my work will definitely improve this year, which is good news for all HC fans!
Anyway, today I’m going to be talking about how I’m improving the “Chat” option for the next release.
The “Chat”s have been pretty lame up until now, mostly giving a single static conversation based on relationship level, if that. But I really want the Chat option to be as characterful and interesting as the banter system, so I’m making a few changes. First off, there are now multiple chat tracks. The game will randomly select one of three or four topics when you select “Chat”, so there’s a good chance every time you select Chat it will be unique. I will be weighting the different topics differently for each character, which should add a little more personality to the game.
The topic which involves the most work will be the “quest” category. I’m adding some code to the game so that it will remember what the last quest you did was, and what party members you took with you. If a given party member was there, they’ll share some observations or discuss how that quest made them feel. If they weren’t present, they’ll offer an outsider’s perspective. Even non-party characters like Kevin, Alina, the maids, etc, will be able to offer their own comments on your latest exploits!
Because the game will now track this data, I can also work it into the dialogue of NPCs, and various wandering townfolk can discuss current events. This is a lesser priority, though.
An other chat option is news- characters discussing changes in the game world itself that might lead to new lesser quests or reveal new areas to explore. A third topic is gossip- characters discussing their fellows harem girls and other characters close to the Hero. Finally, there will be a miscellaneous category which will let me put in other little tidbits as they come up.
The last big change will be that the “Chat” will check the relationship rewards list the same way that giving gifts will. If you enter a new relationship tier because of a sex scene or whatever else, you can chat instead of needing to give a gift to unlock the next reward.
Anyway, I’m going to get to work on all this, I’ll see you guys next week. Have a great week and happy fapping!