Friday, April 6, 2018

TLS 0.33.3 Public Release

Download*: https://mega.nz/#!vlc2iR4S!vlnsQOcrtwON_RO5PuZJA_m3aM5uJcStoAXdm_76F5g
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*Requires RPG Maker VX Ace RTP to be installed. If you don't know what that means, use the RTP link.

TLS 0.33.1
 - Names added to the candidate display.
 - Minor balance change.
 - Assorted bugfixing and polishing.

TLS 0.33.2
 - Further bugfixing.

TLS 0.33.3
 - Further fixes and refinements.
 - Party order is now saved when switching between the two groups thanks to Decanter.
 - It isn't commonly known, but TLS can be played with a controller. Decanter added a script that ties text skipping to L1, which means you should be able to do anything with a controller you can do with a keyboard.

TLS 0.33.4
 - Party order saving bug is fixed. If you have a bugged save, cycle through both parties and it should be fixed.

Lots to do, so I'll keep this short. New version, please enjoy!

73 comments:

  1. In case that you're missing the changelog (it probably depends when are you reading this) you can find it here.

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  2. way bug the 33.3 I mean I can't send picture, but how did robins group ended up in New Givini when I transfer to robins group and back to simon.

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    1. The bug seems to be : Going from the suitors room to Ardoheim and we have all people with us and also we have Simon? I think you missed the Remove Character for the Different teams and wise versa. Sorry Sierra

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  3. Afteer checking Robins group in Ardford, I can also use Simon and the others that are in Givini in ardford.

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  4. New release! Damn...and here I am with my computer outta commission. Can't wait to play it whenever I've resolved my computer issues! Hell, 2 days before my birthday too, such cruel twists of fate! Hahaha.

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  5. "extermination requests are no longer permitted due to political concerns" LMAO poor Ardanians, now i feel guilty.

    But yeah Simon also joined the Ardan team in my playthrough.

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  6. Wow SL you work fast. 33.4 already. I have a question about the + point for male characters like mestan and farnam does it work similar to the female RP and will also be lock what is it trust or loyalty points?

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    1. When there is a serious bug, I try to fix it ASAP. Apologies to everyone affected.

      On Mestan... no comment! For Farnan, he doesn't have RP. The variables for him represents how strong his claim to the throne is and how much influence the party has over him politically.

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    2. Oh so that was influence on Farman, but you dodging Mestan, I feel like there something that will happen with him.

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    3. Add: also Simon is started to show some interest in Mestann (No Homo) like he started thinking that Mestan is not such a bad guy.

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    4. I knew he couldn't resist Mestan's cavalier charm forever!

      Seriously though, it's great that Simon has someone he can freely razz over a beer.

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  7. Would it be too much to ask if we can just straight up make Tyna Queen Regent if we work at it hard enough?

    I don't want to increase Bhakan's support if there's a better candidate available.

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    1. You really should know better. There is dark horse in that race and he has yet to make his move... the great Antarion

      Now seriously I think that we will have to wait until the end of the chapter to have a definitive answer...

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    2. Not clear if you're asking mid-update or if you've finished the content, but the events that occur toward the end go a long way toward answering that question. At least that was my intent.

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    3. Yeah, feeling a little embarrassed now that I've finished the update...

      Who knew Antarion was going to become King so quickly? Alonon is right: reality is meaningless, and all our works trying to pick a non-Antarion candidate are an absurd farce.

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    4. Wait Antarion? i finished the update and Tyna was choosen by the king as the heir. If Antarion becomes king i would like to flail him alive pls

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    5. There's multiple ways to finish the update. I went through and subverted everyone but Tyna and her friend, what's-his-name?.

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    6. Ignis. I also had Tyna announced as successor, now i'm just hoping there will be a way to prevent all the political marriages from taking place. All of the other candidates seem shady and the newcomer wasn't any better being an ex-chosen.

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  8. Nice update it seems that Nalili mature, but you don´t increase the value of it ;) Poor Qum is confused ;) so again good Character development and a sweet romance to sweeten over the fact that we will not get Tyna. But really Robin the Grey? and all others ok, all is normal we won´t tell it the Succubui and that's all? I think there will be some more reaction to that connection or do they don´t get it?

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    1. In all seriousness, Nalili's maturity is only rated during the initial segment in the Orgasmic Empire. After that, it's just part of her natural character arc.

      As for Robin's transformation, if you earned it, you'll be seeing further conversations about it in 0.34.0.

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  9. SL how did Kalant desert on one of my save where I told him to keep fighting, how did he end up in the library not being a chosen anymore?

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    1. If Simon tells him to keep fighting, it hinders his growth and costs hidden variables, but he still ends up escaping being a Chosen.

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    2. One of the chosen stays alive is a funny fact compared to all of them you meet and how esay it is to kill them

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  10. Playing version 0.33.4, I had copied both Bhakan's guard and the NG King's aide (after the ball if that means anything), but only the guard appears in Trin's list.

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    1. Looks like there's a typo in the part that displays if the guard is copied. Fixed, thanks!

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  11. Heh, with the sudden declaration of Tyna as heir at the end of the chapter, I get the feeling we were less eliminating political rivals throughout this arc and more weeding out marriage candidates for Tyna. :P

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    1. In all seriousness, it's both. You have an influence on marriage candidates, but some were never candidates for being Tyna's consort and eliminating them will assist Tyna's path to the throne.

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    2. You mean I can't have my OTP Tyna x Antarion? :(

      Seriously, though, I'll be interested to see what happens going forward. Especially in regards to whether cooperating with Farnan actually makes him a viable marriage candidate for Tyna even after he drops out of the succession - that definitely wasn't something I saw coming.

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  12. Kalant is best Husbando, fuck you fight me.

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  13. Doing a second playthrough. Stark and Varia seem to have an awful lot in common. I'd love to see them interact, even for one dialogue scene.

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    1. Assuming you meet the conditions, you'll see this in the future!

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    2. Excellent. I love the fact that when we meet those two characters, they both have a death wish and a supernatural inability to die.

      Confronted with this, reshaped Varia chose to be changed in order to be happy, which is very similar to the choice that Stark may have to eventually make. I don't know if you created this brilliant parallel on purpose or by accident, but either way, I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

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    3. It could be both started as an accident then grown from there

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  14. "It isn't commonly known, but TLS can be played with a controller. Decanter added a script that ties text skipping to L1, which means you should be able to do anything with a controller you can do with a keyboard."

    That will save me so many hours, now this game is "speedrunnable". :D

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  15. I'm kinda sad that Tyna won't join us.

    I know that this really doesn't have anything to do with this update, but I hope we will see an other use of the Qum bomb. It seems like an really good, non lethal, short time solution for conflicts, also it's quite funny and adorable, to see how people react after they got qummed

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  16. so, i'm running into this problem, where i don't want to have to kill literally everything i come across, but i am falling so far behind on levels that it's making the game feel terrible (really early in), is there some sort of grinding area i am missing, or what?

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    1. Sorry, there's no grinding in this game. However, the spread between maximum and minimum possible levels isn't actually that large, and the story content can all be beaten at minimum level (no promises about optional challenges). Consider changing up your strategy.

      Also, going to take a guess that you might be encountering the spider house in Stineford. That's meant to be a difficult challenge even at the very end of that section, so consider coming back just before you leave.

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    2. that was one, the other is the megail recovery quest. 3 enemies, 2 hits to kill an ally. means that each round that anything is alive, is a lottery.

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    3. Sodding spider house was hell itself.

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    4. You're referring to the Unhuman boss? That's the boss of the whole chapter, so you'll probably be glad to know that when moving to the next chapter, bonus experience is awarded. If you're low level, you'll mostly catch up automatically at the end of each chapter.

      Dying in two hits sounds unusually fragile, though. You may want to check your party's equipment or use a tank character. You should also be able to take out the lesser enemies quickly once you determine their weaknesses.

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    5. The are guides up for those sections on the wiki if needed but you could also try different skills Simon is good at inflicting debuffs (blind/silence/etc), Aka is good at reducing damage and defense stats, Hilstara is good at protecting the party. I personally found these very useful for both the spiders and unmen.

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  17. I noticed two small grammar errors:
    - "Given the politically-charged atmosphere, I didn't think it ('d be) appropriate to approach you without introduction." - talking with Luanell in her room
    - "Once, that would be have been completely incomprehensible to me." - Yarra talking with Elleani after the ball
    Also Donovan doesn't stays turned down after meeting him in the givini mage hall.

    Still, it's another great update :)

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    1. I meant Donovan stays turned down...

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    2. Thanks for the reports! The first is actually intended, if uncommon usage. The other two were uncaught errors, so thanks - fixed! And glad you liked the update. ^-^

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  18. Possible Bug: Simons path: Esthera in her room page 7 is now the Conversation after Wendis dream but need the switch Prime Nalili Conversation 621 in version 32 the switch Wendis Dream 620 needed you shorten that Event from 11 pages to 9 but now im stuck on Day 18 and don´t get the conversation over the dream? Bug or not?

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    1. Also if the Wendis conversation would now trigger the Question if Simon have children will not be possible. Sorry

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    2. Sorry, but it's very unclear to me whether or not you're describing a bug or something that's simply different from specific expectations. The event logic of this part is complex and I don't remember the details offhand.

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    3. If you get the Wendis dream Simon would then have a conversation about it with Esthera. The Problem is that on the left side is 621 instead of 620 set therefore you need to have Nalili to get the page but then the switch to get that conversation on the right side is not possible and you get the conversation if Simon had children and we leave that event page if we get first the dream conversation we also leave the event page and the conversation about if he had children is locked seems that that is the problem will test run it on the weekend.

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    4. Sorry, there is no bug the changes that were made after 0.32.2 didn´t make it impossible to get the Wendis dream conversation, it only delayed the Event for at least 12 Days in Simons route therefore I needed some time to find out that is was a change and not a bug only question I have after spending 12 h on locking over the Events in 0.32.2 and 0.33.4 where is 0616 Esthera Cooldown set to ON? I only found events that set it to OFF. Also, I must admit that your code composition is complex and that it is more complex than necessary, you could have chosen to do more pages instead you condensate and make the same effect with less pages so Sierra Lee thank you for your work the complexity it held is not seen when playing but studying the code was something I learned I hope at least a bit.

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  20. Okay, found what appears to be a genuine bug: the quest tasks for "Stop a Jade Clerk preying on" and "Stop Inquisitors Harassing" aren't registered as complete in the quest log, despite being complete.

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    1. Due to changes to the quest log that I didn't quite finish, these quests could pop up again under certain conditions. I fixed my mistake in the newest version, but can't guarantee the quest log entries will disappear. At least I can tell you that it's harmless.

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  22. Started recently this awesome game.
    My main issue is: where do I discuss it? Doe sit have a subreddit?

    To sierra is there some sort of control that sees if I'm cheating and will punish me at the end of the game?

    Saing said it is an amazing game!

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    1. http://thelastsovereign.wikia.com/wiki/The_Last_Sovereign_Wiki

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    2. The wiki is indeed the best current place to discuss the game! There has been discussion of a subreddit, but we've never actually created one.

      The game does not generally check if you're cheating. It blocks you from using infinite ProN in a few plot-related places, though.

      Anyway, glad you like it!

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  23. is it possible to have the statue in your palace face each other instead of facing one direction they look kinda awkward,, well if its not possible its fine just minor details.

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    1. Which statue is bothering you? I tried to make two versions of all the statues that look left/right, but I didn't make alternate versions for ones that face forward or are weird in some way. If you mean giant statues... probably not, due to their events.

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    2. The dragon statue the gargoyle and the goddess of magic statue.

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  24. Hey SL do you want to make a discord to discus your game.

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    1. There have long been discussions of making a Discord or a subreddit, but neither has been made yet. I like it when there are places for people to talk, but usually try to focus on my work, since managing such places can take time.

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  25. Hey there SL!

    I just completed my first ever play-through and wanted to thank you for your work in creating such an excellent game! The amount of detail you have built into the characters and relationships grows real attachment and appreciation for the hard choices you sometimes need to make in the game.

    That in mind, I also wanted to offer you some constructive feedback, so here I go:

    First, this game is listed as having ~25 hours of game-play on your patreon. I found this to be vastly understating the amount of content you have created. I would easily say that a first playthrough has 40 hours of content based on my playthough! More if you have to reset the whole game after making choices that cause enough harm to the characters you come to love.

    Secondly, I wanted to mention the way that information about quests is given in the game. Right now, many of the quests the party goes on come with a decent amount of explanatory text when you first talk to the quest-giver. This exposition, however, cannot be repeated and much of the information is not included in the quest description in the menu. I believe it would be worth your time to add dialogue options to have this text repeated or include additional details in the quest log so that players that go around and collect all of the quests before completing any of them can remember what the requirements are.

    Next is something that I think may be a bug or at least a confusing bit of gameplay in Aka's route in Split the Party. Due to me being too excited to get out into the city, I left the palace without talking to the Queen. This left me with no understanding of the situation with the noble houses, which makes the route devoid of any meaningful choices as the Queen provides the vast majority of the information you need to make informed decisions. Additionally, the large carriages in the square that you can use during chapter 2 will allow the party to use them even if you don't talk to the queen and get her letter of approval beforehand, which is referenced in the dialogue if you do talk with her. I would suggest considering making the wagons refuse to provide transport without talking to the queen first as a way to clue some particularly dense people (aka me) in on the fact that they are missing key information. Either that or adding a quest requirement for talking to her.

    Lastly, when playing through chapter 4, which I am aware is not complete yet, I found myself stuck after exiting the demonic realm as there appeared to be no additional quests listed for me to complete after that point. I know that there is more information on how to continue in the walkthrough, but that seemed like a good stopping point for me at this time.

    I eagerly await the next installment!

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    1. Hello! Thank you for all your feedback and happy to hear you enjoyed the game!

      Because player times vary so much, I update the officially listed playtime kind of sporadically (and not in all places). But I'm hearing 40+ hours from more people lately, so maybe I'll bump it up!

      On your second piece of feedback: opinion received, but I don't think there's any way to support that from within the quest log.

      Not sure if it was you or someone else, but recently we had another report of a person confused during Aka's route. In my build, you now have to talk to Janine to leave the palace.

      As for your final point, I'm unclear on exactly how far you are in Chapter 4. The next step is either to return to explore the other realm more, or to go to Ardford. I tried to include dialogue about both of those, but also let players travel freely in the meantime.

      Hope you keep enjoying the game!

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  27. Finished the game. Total time 50+ hours. Doing a second playthrough.
    It is an awesome game. Thank you!
    Random questions. Are the stained chess pieces Riala find in the IK fortress related to the Chess set made of feces she is assigned to find during the Chapter 1?

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    1. Hello, glad you enjoyed the game so much!

      Those chess pieces are definitely meant to remind the player of that conversation, but Riala refuses to speak more of it. =P

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    2. April 21st: "recently started this game"
      April 26st: "finished, total time 50+ hours"

      But that's just what this game does to you, i binge played my first playthrough within a week aswell. You just always say to yourself "i just want to know how this storyline ends and then i'll stop, i promise"

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    3. Haha, I'll take that as a compliment. ^-^

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