Friday, May 22, 2015

Version 0.8.2 Released!

Download: https://mega.co.nz/#!yxVh2a5b!gFD6WqXiLf6J7Q7ft-DoRBHBTNs-ZqmPXNe09QaZeiI
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*Requires RPG Maker VX Ace RTP to be installed. If you don't know what that means, use the first link.

Version 0.8.2 [5/22/15]
 - New chapter of the game.
 - Five new plot sex scenes.
 - Five new affection sex scenes.
 - See elsewhere for full list of updates.
 - A multitude of minor fixes/improvements from 0.8.0 and 0.8.1.

This is the public release and official name change! Because I've improved a lot of things behind the scenes, old saves will no longer function, but there are new mechanics, redesigned characters, and added bonuses to make your replay fun! This version should be pretty polished, but there's always a chance I added new bugs at the last second, so let me know.

It's going to take me a little while to update everything, so forgive me if a few links are broken in the meantime. Once that's done and I finally sleep, I'll be diving into version 0.9.0 with the next chapter of the game! ^-^

Monday, May 11, 2015

Version 0.8.0 Changelog

Since version 0.8.0 was effectively a revamp in addition to being a new chapter of the game, I put the complete list of all changes here:

Major Changes
 - Yarra has been redesigned with a major art upgrade.
 - Hilstara and Carina also got art upgrades (increased emotional range and new profile image, respectively).
 - I dropped some money on new tiles, NPCs, and other resources. I want each country to have a different look and feel (as you've probably noticed, I used Mack tiles for Yhilin) and now I should be able to distinguish all of them.
 - A character I planned to introduce later now appears in the prologue. You'll also see some new graphics there, which will be relevant far down the road.

Graphics
 - Game now has a custom title screen and chapter titles.
 - The game now uses custom menus. Nothing fancy, but I think it matches the feel of the game better.
 - Talking to harem members in camp now produces a fancy popup with their information instead of using a text box.
 - Formerly generic NPCs like Ina, Lucy, Kara, and Orcent now have unique sprites and facesets.
 - The shade of Varia's sprite now matches her bust/faceset.
 - A few new facesets now match characters better (for example, succubus leaders no longer use lamia faces).
 - I also gave the Zirantian prostitute and the Givini characters proper non-generator facesets.
 - When traveling on map screens, you now have a movement cursor instead of a normal sprite.
 - Finally got a fog system figured out: maps can now have clouds, fogs, sunlight, and probably many other things. The ones I have may require some tweaking, but I think they make several areas look nicer.
 - Similarly, I'm making better use of VX Ace's weather effects. They don't feel appropriate for too many areas so far, but feel free to leave feedback on this.
 - Did a little remapping to areas that were bland or to make better use of my new tilesets.
 - Massively increased the iconset. This means that all sex skills now have appropriate icons (and some have improved ones). I also changed up some item icons to standardize things (like normal vs heavy armor) and made miscellaneous improvements.

Music
 - We have music that is, if not custom, at least non-default. I'm not going to add what I have recklessly, since it will balloon the file size, but I'll be including new songs as they're needed for added variety.
 - One of those is a new theme song that isn't so heavily used. Hopefully everyone likes it or lets it grow on them, because I really like the feel of it.
 - Battle music now varies. Bosses have a different theme, there's sadder music when you're forced to fight a certain ally, etc.

Gameplay
 - Yarra now presides over a harem management system. Right now it doesn't have a lot of functionality, but it lets you see everyone's profile shots again and keep track of people.
 - There's a quest log system to keep track of all plot and side quests.
 - Sex skills rebalanced, preventing the method that was making combat grindy for some people.
 - Shops now display more information about equipment so purchasing decisions are easier.
 - The text box toggles on and off when you press the Control key.
 - The giver of the mushroom sidequest now takes your mushrooms more efficiently.
 - There's a new battle during the early part of the plot.
 - Robin and Hilstara's exp in Stineford changed slightly. You can still optimize experience, but they won't be as far behind if you get them very late.
 - There are now items that restore SP in combat.
 - New slime enemies provide an optional chance to grind for items.
 - Lots of little notes: Robin/Hilstara comment more in Stineford, story dialogue changes slightly based on optional stuff, etc.
 - Minor balance changes. There's slightly more exp, money, affection points, items, and unique collectibles available than in previous versions.
 - Bunch of minor cosmetic things fixed/improved.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Version History

I'm making a centralized version history since it wastes more time than I expected to update all the threads individually. Dates are written American style: month/day/year.

Version 0.30.2 [11/8/17]
General Changes:
 - There have been minor affection changes added to the investments at the end of the war. These only affect the very end after the final battle, but you may want to re-select investments to optimize affection.
 - New sex scene when accessing your bed, if certain relationship points are high enough
 - New character interaction, requires unlocker event
 - Two new synergy skills
 - Misc bugfixing
Customization Stuff:
 - The courtyard is now customized by your wall choice and you can choose your ground type.
 - The courtyard now contains training orcs to test new skills
 - Nine new wall choices
 - Nine new floor choices, including wood floors
 - Six new carpet choices
 - Thirteen new statue options available, including pillars
 - Many statues now have left/right versions
 - Two new big statues
 - Eight new banners, including other wall ornaments
 - One additional bed, one additional throne
 - The library shelves are now symmetrical. A few of you are quite pleased, I'm sure. =P
 - You can now sit on your throne. It doesn't do much, but you can feel thronely?

Version 0.30.0 [10/27/17]
 - Intro to chapter four.
 - Base customization, expansion, and upgrading.
 - One new plot sex scene.
 - Many affection scenes are now available for the first time.
 - Nine new synergy skills.

Version 0.29.5 [9/29/17]
 - Yet more fixes, most trivial but a few inconveniencing to certain saves.

Version 0.29.4 [9/9/17]
 - Fixed several invisible but nontrivial mistakes involving hidden variables.

Version 0.29.3 [9/8/17]
 - Reviewing the entire war, there have been a number of tweaks to improve the overall balance.
 - Though I kept the reduced reserves, I made the instability penalties less punishing. In theory this will nudge games away from both extremes.
 - The results of the investments have changed in multiple ways. They are generally more beneficial to the player, so you may want to replay the very end.
 - Thanks to Decanter, we have an edited chapter four title card. Now hopefully more people will read it right at first glance.
 - Riala's sex skills have been given new animations and slightly rebalanced.
 - The usual bugs, typos, and polishing.

Version 0.29.2 [9/1/17]
 - The orc summit has been made somewhat easier.
 - Hilstara's sequence has been made harder.
 - The number of reserves during the aftermath has been reduced.
 - This section has also been modified to eliminate some bugs, but more checking is necessary.
 - Riala's skills have all been compiled into a single menu.
 - The Unsuccubus Mass image has been improved (thanks to Decanter!).
 - All party buffing animations improved and sped up (thanks to CyberForte!).
 - Many minor bugs/fixes/improvements.

Version 0.29.0 [8/25/17]
- Another double update, both the end of the war and the aftermath.
- Four new plot sex scenes.
- Six new affection sex scenes.
- Decided to increase the speed of buffing skills and trialed it on Carina's. Report if you like it and I can use the same style for other skills that target the entire party.

- The new section of the game involves splitting the party into three groups for one dungeon. This is only possible thanks to the scripting work of Decanter. Huge thanks to him!

Version 0.28.3 [7/21/17]
 - Yet more polishing to war calculations.
 - On Yarra's route, the variable "Empress Approval" now works properly.
 - The Kingsmen and Queensmen bars now have more variability throughout chapter three.
 - Flower Speculation investment now removed from ledger after the reunion.
 - The Dusty Horde and AriGarda are no longer listed in the ledger after taking over Yhilin. The Iron Cudgel remains, however.
 - Since some people were unclear on this, rewrote dialogue to make it completely unambiguous when the Dusty Horde is destroyed.

Version 0.28.2 [7/16/17]
 - Further internal mechanical fixes and balancing.
 - Varia skill rebalancing.

[Crimson Gray released.]

Version 0.28.1 [7/10/17]
 - Riala balance update, unique combat reaction added.
 - Character updates: Antarion and Sho equipment, Grubbak skills.
 - Several internal mechanical change.
 - Misc polishing.

Version 0.28.0 [7/7/17]
 - Double update: the first two thirds of the war against the Incubus Emperor.
 - Three new plot sex scenes.
 - Implementation of the new party splitting mechanics.

Version 0.27.1 [5/26/17]
 - Made a major change to the magical shop in the Rose District. If you fulfill the requirements, you'll now have a chance to buy Orgasmic Empire tier equipment here before the war! This one is a balance chance, but can be utilized by any save prior to the ending screen.
 - Various flavor additions around Yhilin.
 - The usual polishing and bugfixes.

Version 0.27.0 [5/19/17]
 - Final iteration of Yhilin before the war.
 - Two new plot sex scenes.
 - Four new Synergy Skills available if you have enough affection.
 - There are new (retroactive) consequences to researching Dari's condition. Continue a save from the waiting screen to receive your proper benefits.
 - New Uyae conversations around Ari-Yhilina.
 - During previous Yhilin iterations, you can now summon more people to the throne room. No balance changes.
 - New Eustrin mausoleum graphics thanks to Lamsey.
 - Lucy now has more unclothed images during her naked scenes thanks to Bug Reporting.
 - Bug Reporting is also responsible for the adorable succubus children. Expect to see more of them over time. ^-^
 - Various enemy stat changes (mostly for consistency and to remove unintended exploits).
 - Back in Stineford, there's now a visual effect when the door is destroyed.
 - If you invested in the demon-ridden mineshaft, it now appears properly in your investment ledger.
 - The shop in the outskirts can now reopen depending on investments. This is a retroactive change, but doesn't affect balance much.
 - Several quest log items had been neglected, most notably Conquerer. These have been fixed, though your quest log may need refreshing.

Version 0.26.2 [4/28/17]
 - Bugfixes and polishing.

Version 0.26.0 [4/21/17]
 - New section setting the stage in Eustrin and Aram.
 - Two new plot sex scenes.
 - Party switching mechanics implemented in preparation for upcoming content.

Version 0.25.2 [3/17/17]
 - More bugfixes and polishing.
 - Hardcore hugging action added to the reunion section.

Version 0.25.1 [3/11/17]
 - New synergy skill system introduced!
 - The bug with restarting the game via F12 has been fixed.
 - Assorted bugfixes and polishing.

Version 0.25.0 [3/3/17]
 - New iteration of Yhilin.
 - Four new plot sex scenes.
 - Three new affection sex scenes.

Version 0.24.0 [2/10/17]
 - New section of the story, finishing the Zirantian section.
 - One new plot sex scene.

Version 0.23.2 [1/21/17]
 - Some minor polishing, but the real reason I put out a new version is this:
 - Several pots in 0.23.1 that give Zirantian Artifacts can't be interacted with properly. Update to this version to collect them.

Version 0.23.1 [1/20/17]
 - The usual bugfixes and polishing.
 - Additional flavor text added to palace room and the crypt.
 - Thanks to Lamsey for fixing and converting a lot of musical tracks. If you noticed any minor audio glitches before, those should be fixed now thanks to him!
 - Thanks to Decanter, we have a new Fuani sprite that matches her coloring better.
 - Since the "optimize" option does not really optimize in a game with multiple stats on equipment, it has been renamed. Thanks to HarmlessArachnid for volunteering his scripting knowledge, even if it didn't get used in the end. The discussions and contributions of players help me keep polishing all the details. ^-^

Version 0.23.0 [1/13/17]
 - New section of the story added, beginning the Zirantian section.
 - Two new sex scenes.
 - The previous iteration of Ari-Yhilina has been updated, adding more potential affection.
 - There are also a significant number of Lynine/Orilise events added to that iteration.

Version 0.22.0 [12/9/16]
 - New iteration of Ari-Yhilina! New quests and conversations, plus new chances to access content that was blocked for your save before this point.
 - Three new sex scenes.
 - Reworked system for Robin's research. Nothing has changed for old saves, but it'll be better for managing the expanded choices you might be getting soon.
 - Multiple sidequests weren't being marked finished or failed at the appropriate times; I believe I have this mostly straightened out. The quest journal in new saves should be clean. 
 - Full screen mode now available! Press F5 to try it out.
 - Due to popular demand, there is now an event in the waiting room that will let you check everyone's relationship points.

 Version 0.21.0 [11/18/16]
 - New section of the game, finishing the elven section of the plot.
 - Four new plot sex scenes.
 - Six new affection sex scenes.
Version 0.21.2
 - Assorted bugfixes and changes.
 - An affection-granting conversation has been added for Bertricia at the end of the current content (minmaxers are advised to find it).
 - Iconset modified to match attribute names, thanks to Decanter.
Version 0.21.3
 - Additional bugfixes.
 - Necessary fixes for certain paths (like skipping Altina).

[Ouroboros 2.0 released.]

Version 0.20.0 [8/19/16]
 - New section of the game.
 - One new sex scene.
 - Aka's Deathblow skill is fixed.
 - I commissioned a bust image for Aka's new version, now found in the harem menu.
 - In addition to the above fix, there are now more entries in the harem menu.

Version 0.19.0 [7/8/16]
 - New section of the game covering the Yhilin aftermath.
 - One new plot sex scene, two new affection sex scenes.
 - Shopping event added pre-battle and on the waiting screen.

Version 0.18.0 [5/27/16]
 - New section of the game covering the invasion of Yhilin.
 - Two new plot sex scenes.
 - Some new custom sprites and graphics in previous sections.

[Ouroboros released.]

Version 0.17.0 [3/18/16]
 - All events in Ardford are finished, as is the second chapter!
 - Three new plot sex scenes.
 - Various minor changes throughout.
Version 0.17.1
 - Lots of new custom music.
 - New custom battlers.
 - Minor glitches and cosmetic improvements.

Version 0.16.0 [2/12/16]
 - New city, stage is set for the Ardford Summit.
 - Two new plot sex scenes.
 - Three conversations added to Janine's Retreat based on patron suggestions (no gameplay changes).
 - ProN now shows up in the menu (thanks Decanter!).
 - Simon's new armor has a darker color palette (thanks Scrambler!).

Version 0.15.0 [1/15/16]
 - Reunion chapter of the game.
 - Four new plot sex scenes, three new affection sex scenes.
 - See here for a full list of changes, as many new features were added.

Version 0.14.0 [12/11/15]
 - Completed Simon's route.
 - Eight new plot sex scenes.
 - New NPCs and dialogue added to Yarra's route.

Version 0.13.0 [11/6/15]
 - Completed Yarra's route.
 - Eight new plot sex scenes (this is the succubus route after all).
 - New sprite for Estaven, new battlers for Hilstara, the Magekillers, and Tal.

Version 0.12.0 [10/2/15]
 - Completed Aka's route.
 - Two new plot sex scenes.
 - More battle songs have been added, further differentiating the various types.
 - Slight chances to SP balance.

Version 0.11.0 [8/22/15]
 - Completed Megail's route.
 - Two new plot sex scenes.
 - Some edits and new systems (see notes).

Version 0.10.0 [7/18/15]
 - New section of the game.
 - Two new plot sex scenes.
 - Three new affection sex scenes.

Version 0.9.0 [6/20/15]
 - New section of the game.
 - Five new plot sex scenes.
 - Twenty new affection sex scenes.

Version 0.8.1 [5/17/15]
 - 68 changes/improvements/tweaks, 5 minor bugs.
 - That's it. Glad this was just a polishing update. ^-^

Version 0.8.0 [5/10/15]
 - New chapter of the game.
 - Five new plot sex scenes.
 - Five new affection sex scenes.
 - See elsewhere for full list of updates.

Version 0.7.1 [4/11/15]
 - Fixed two potentially game-freezing bugs.
 - Minor rebalancing.

Version 0.7.0 [4/4/15]
 - Next chapter of the game.
 - One new sex scene.
 - Minor fixes.

Version 0.6.0 [3/7/15]
 - Next chapter of the game.
 - Four new sex scenes: two in the new section, two added to Stineford.
 - Mine bug fixed, parallel versions unified.
 - Some minor cosmetic changes/improvements.
 - Balance changes.

Version 0.5.0 [2/7/15]
 - Two major plot quests added: you can now raise enough money to leave Stineford.
 - Three major combat sidequests, several minor sidequests.
 - Two new sex scenes.
 - Enemy healing bug fixed, minor improvements to Stineford.

 Version 0.4.0 [1/9/15]
 - New plot segment plus the entire city of Stineford.
 - Eight new sex scenes.
 - Sex sprites added retroactively.
 - New sprites for Simon and Qum D'umpe.
 - Multiple additions to prior sections, including two short sex scenes and some affection choices.

Version 0.3.1 [12/13/14]
 - Fixed boulder bug.
 - Minor rebalancing.

Version 0.3.0 [12/12/14]
 - New chapter of the story.
 - Several bugfixes/improvements in previous sections.
 - Whole game rebalanced, overall easier.

Version 0.2.0 [11/29/14]
 - New chapter of the story.
 - Minor cosmetic improvements to the prologue.
 - New gameplay mechanic (sex point based characters)

Version 0.1.0 [11/22/14]
 - Launch version, contains the complete prologue.

Older Posts

If you want to see posts older than this, visit the old blog here:
http://thelastfucklord.blogspot.com/

If you didn't know, the game used to be named The Last Fucklord. I still think that's hilarious, but I've been convinced that the title was misrepresenting the game: it gets across the sense of humor, but not that I'm trying to create a sophisticated plot, complex characters, and a fully realized world. I kind of miss it, but changing to The Last Sovereign was definitely the right choice.