So, lots of stuff wrapped up/happened this week. Here’s the rundown:
First, there is now a version 3 that fixes many of the bugs and problems that folks were complaining about last week. IF you’re having trouble with the current release, please be sure to upgrade. (okay, version 4 for you fussy types that demand things like “defeating enemies should give you exp”)
Second of all, the first ever winner of the Iron Waifu Grand Tournament is… Therese! After a month of voting, the people have spoken and the number one harem girl is none other than the first party member you receive in HC. Expect the September update to be Therese-themed, featuring her love quest, a more in-depth examination of the Paladin Orders, and some other stuff I’ll come up with later. I’m also swearing off other “popularity contest” polls from now on, so hopefully I don’t end up in a pinch for topics.
In case you didn’t catch it elsewhere, the backer Devstream will be June 11th from 4-6 EDT, and the public Devstream will be June 25th from 4-6 EDT. I don’t know what topics will be explored, but odds are good that the June 11th stream will involve at least some dungeon design. As always, bring your questions for the Q&A period of each stream, Backers get spoilers but the public does not.
There is now an FAQ for questions I’m tired of answering or that I think people would want for easy reference, which you can access without a BKG forums account. Also, on the blog, I’ve changed to manually approving every comment because I’m not receiving email notification of auto-approved comments anymore and probably missing a lot of stuff. I’ll do my best to check for new comments daily!
I had a pretty good vacation last weekend, where Nekochan and I left to attend an anime convention being held in our area. We had a lot of fun- I picked up some semi-rare games (Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth for Xbox, Faxanadu complete-in-box for NES, Nekochan got Trails in the Sky Premium Edition for PSP), placed second in a Tanto Cuore tournament, tried some interesting new indy games (would absolutely recommend checking out Chronoclysm), got my ass handed to me in a Pokemon event….
It’s weird how taking days off because I’m stressed doesn’t help me relax nearly as much as a planned vacation, especially one as physically demanding as attending a crowded convention in the middle of a heat wave. I even got heat exhaustion one day, almost threw up in the charity silent auction room, and had to take the rest of that day off. But ever since getting home, I feel totally refreshed and have been getting a lot done on the game.
Funny story, when Nekochan first got the TitS Premium Edition box, she rattled it to make sure that the pin that comes with it was still in there. However, when we finally sat down and she had an opportunity to pull the game apart and have a look at everything, it turned out the pin was missing- that rattle was a disc-only copy of PSP Generation of Chaos stuffed into the same box. We kind of strugged it off- the value of GoC is enough to offset the loss from having an incomplete TitS- but it was just kind of funny that the original seller and the used games reseller never bothered to check what was in the box.
Would you guys be interested in hearing about my game collection on a slow news week? I’ve got nearly 500 games, including some pretty rare ones. I’m pretty proud of my collection. Let me know what you think in the comments.
Until next week, take it easy and happy fapping!