Sunday, 16 August 2020

Plan for v0.4

Hello again,

I just wanted to make this small post to let you know what my plans are for the next few weeks ahead. As mentioned in my previous post, the next release will be the preview version of v0.3.9.5, and then after that I'll move on to getting things ready for the public release of v0.4.

I took a few days off after releasing v0.3.9.1 to get some rest, so due to that, these next releases will be out a few days later than I'd originally planned.


Plan for v0.3.9.5
- Fix all bugs reported in v0.3.9.1
- Finish off last few placeholders for the Rat Warrens
- Add (small amount of) Shadow/Silence content
- Add some last few (very small) pieces of content that I had planned
- Add item modding
- Add one last character (which has been planned for a while)

I'm hoping to have all of this done by the 24th or 25th of August.


Plan for v0.4
- Fix bugs
- Add race modding
- Add Fields encounters
- Add next stage of the main quest

I'm planning on getting this done within the two weeks after v0.3.9.5's release, so it will likely be released in the first week of September or so.


Thank you all for your feedback and bug reports in the comments. I'll make another post during this next week to let you know how things are progressing, so I'll see you again then!

70 comments:

  1. finally we're getting out of 0.3
    congrats

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  2. The fields feel like some promised land we've been traveling to for so long it I almost started thinking they weren't real. This does raise the question of how many zones total the game's going to have, and how fleshed out they're gonna be compared to Dominion.

    I'm 99.99% sure that Dominion is by far the largest area we're going to get, but (agonizingly long development aside) I'm down for them being as expansive as you can feasibly make them.

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    1. (edit/addendum)
      Bit of a side note, orgasmic level drain is busted as all hell especially since it's available from level 3. Granted, once you have a few levels under your belt, it's already really easy to grind since you can just up the difficulty to make enemies scale. But something to consider if you aren't already.

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    2. The grand plan is four major biomes (fields, jungle, desert and sea) with sub areas and transitions where appropriate. Basically, open the world map and check all the colours.

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  3. I guess by 'item' Inno meant consumable items? I wonder if it'll be possible someone brings the perma-stat boost potion back this way. Since I still think that system had more potential than the current equipment based enchantment system Inno is using.

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    1. Speaking as someone who normally plays with the Enchantment Limit off, I'm kind of with you there.

      But it's possible that Inno intends the defeat of Lilith's daughters to grant a stat bump. Perhaps unlocking levels beyond 50?

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    2. I'm really hoping for this since it seems npc characters have levels BEYOND 50.

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  4. Holy shit race modding!

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    1. I hope race modding means some easier way to get the race you want without mucking about in RNG hell hoping the right transformations come your way via losing to enemies or the right ones happening to be in shop

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    2. No, race modding means defining entirely new races via xml.
      What you are talking about is called "go to the shop, buy racial food (check item background for the race icon you want if the clich├ęs aren't obvious enough) and enchant it with whatever you need"

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    3. Wait that's how you make racial transformations? Huh, in hindsight I probably should have tried that before. But I never bothered with consumable enchanting because I never really bother with consumable items unless the game makes me.

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    6. @MustangFlex
      … Seriously? How long have you been playing this game for that you didn’t know that? The customization and transformation options are one of the main features (and attraction) of this game. The worst part is that you're not an isolated case either... I find it quite disconcerting how so many people play this game yet don’t even know half of how it works and what it offers.

      Is this a design flaw, where the game just isn’t clear enough? Or are some folks simply so used to hand-holding what to do that they have lost all sense of discovery and experimentation on their own? Maybe both? Hmmm...

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    7. Given that Lilaya EXPLICITLY explains how to enchant consumables into ... well, anything you want, I would say the problem is people skipping that dialogue and wandering on blissfully unaware of just how completely customisable stuff is in this game.

      I think this because ... because that's exactly what I did in my first playthrough.

      Short of some kind of massive flashing text that warns the player that a central game mechanic is about to be explained, I don't know how better Inno could highlight this stuff.

      @MustangFlex the relevant explanation is a conversation the MC can have with Lilaya once someone has orgasmed in the MC's vicinity (which is likely to happen pretty quickly and probably with Lilaya herself).

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    8. Making it clear in the item descriptions themselves that they're used for that could help, for sure.

      Don't remember having any problems with it though, personally.

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    9. Or it is possible to add mini quest, where Lilaya asks player to buy some food and enchant it for her, so player will be definetly aware of this ability.

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    10. i would laugh at @MustangFlex but throwing stones in glass houses isn't smart

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  5. What happened to buying a house?

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    1. I think that is planned after the release of v0.4 but could be wrong about that.

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    2. There may be some more abstract real estate investing somewhere in the 0.4.x cycle, but a house the way it's usually understood, i.e. as an alternative to Lilaya's place, isn't planned anytime soon.

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    3. It would have to be some darn impressive 'house' to rival Lilaya's mansion in terms of space and size. How many houses are there for sale that match the bill and haven't been taken by demons yet, especially in the Fields?

      Unless people are ok with a more modest/smaller home.

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    4. >How many houses are there for sale that match the bill and haven't been taken by demons yet, especially in the Fields?
      A boostable base in the fields might be pretty nice, and the framework is there from Lilaya's house.
      Less like 'endless mansion of slaves' and more like 'Buy a share in a milking barn and get free use of the facilities'.

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    5. That's one of the things I was thinking: farm the milking of slaves (see what I did there?) out to a secondary base in the Fields.

      As the game expands, more "properties" could become available in other areas, each with unique benefits. Also, once things begin to come to a head with the campaign against Lilith, Lilaya might have to retreat to her mother's place and the MC might have to re-establish a base in Dominion or Submission (rebuilding Meraxis' old lair perhaps?).

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  6. This probably isn't the place to ask but how do you actually obtain a party member?

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    1. In the old versions you used to able to bring a slave with you, or alternatively, you could summon an elemental that would follow you everywhere and fight for you.

      However, the companion system has been deprecated and is no longer being supported as of a few versions prior to this one. This doesn't mean said content is gone, its just hidden behind a toggle located in the game's options. (Again, it's no longer being supported so outside of the content already there, don't expect this to be expanded unto new areas.)

      If you still want to use the old system, turn the toggle on. Otherwise, your only option is to summon a (revamped) elemental who will fight for you (but not longer partake in group sex). Temporary NPCs are a thing as well.

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    2. You could also have friendly occupants join you in the old system as well, but they were limited to only a free time slot once they found a job and would automatically dismiss themselves when their shift came up. Slaves would ignore any assignment as, speaking as if in universe, the order to accompany you overrules the assignment as far as I know. I have not had them leave me. The last supported build was 0.3.8.5, though I am pleasantly surprised that Inno is keeping the final iteration of the system maintained, which means there is much less chance of total removal than there was when support officially ended since there was no indication it would be touched at all.

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  7. I hope it all goes smoothly for you, but I have understandable (I think) doubts it will. Sounds good. Good luck

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  8. As usual, I'll be around looking forward to playtesting the new content. Be easy.

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  9. hey anon here, is there a formal place we can throw ideas over to Inno? im not good at coding, and god i couldnt be a writer, but i might be able to aid with ideas. i could post them here, but i wanted to know if a more formal place is available

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    1. You could try posting it on discord

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    2. No offense, but everybody is "the ideas guy". Feel free to contribute yours but at least have a look around the place to see if it's one of the five or so that everyone has first - you'd be surprised...

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    4. What Snek said. You're not good at coding nor writing, same as the vast majority of people who play this game, but those skills are precisely what this game needs ATM, not more 'ideas'. Those are a dime a dozen. Even the best thought out plan means nothing if there's nobody capable of executing it into action.

      Not to mention the fact most folks just love to dump whatever comes to their head without even checking if someone (or 20 people) already posted it before them. Unless you're willing to work on it yourself, you're going to have to wait for someone else to do it for you and there's no guarantee that's going to happen (or at least not any time soon).

      I don't want to be a debbi-downer but it's the reality of the situation.

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    5. What about for us- I mean hypothetical folks who have been permanently banned for quoting 8ch banners? Can those hypothetical people post ideas here?

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    6. Sorry to interrupt a discussion but it is good to see another fan of Degrees of Lewdity. i wonder how much over lap between the to fan bases are

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  10. This game is pretty impressive considering it's developed by one person. My favorite aspect of the game is that you can continue playing after what seems like a bad end, with changes to your character.

    That said, the interaction of the pc with npcs that had transformed them before can be improved. for example, brax just becomes a normal subby slave once you bought him, instead of being rebellious and dominant as his character was established to be.

    Speaking of which, the sub/dom scenes were hot and written very well. Physical transformations are verbose and descriptive, but mental changes like fetish gain are just a short blurb, which I found weird, but maybe that will improve in the future.

    Overall great game. I'm hoping one day we'll see some player slavery content ;)

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    1. Those actually aren't bad ends, just transformations. That is actually a key aspect that sets this game apart from most others and it does come up at a certain point in the story by choice, a couple actually. If you want an example of a real bad end, Inno is currently working on filling in placeholders for a quest that has one. Any actual bad end will actually be a game over as they entail situations that irreparably halt the main quest, such as being captured. As for Brax, I'm pretty sure his personality shifted from resistant later on, especially after the second transformation.

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  11. "Add race modding" the end is near and it will be glorious.

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  12. Glad to see modding being expanded. Given the (more or less understandably) slow pace of development its really seemed for a long time like what the game has needed to keep more interest and momentum going forward.

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  13. While I like playing this game, my biggest problem is the affection stat of other characters. A lack of orgasm makes everyone get blue balls and dislike you. Ok fair enough. Give them more than they ask for and the treat you no different. They either keep masturbating or just lie in bliss but with no boost, not the smallest grain, in affection. Not going to lie, if someone could bring me to multiple orgasms, I'd like that person a bit more.

    I like Rose the character and the concept of her. Sadly the only for her to like you is for her to wear a strap on and fuck your brains out. You can do that special hand holding scene where she complains how Lilly doesnt notice the care she puts into taking care of her hand and make her orgasm from playing them nothing comes of it. It's really annoying. Give people what the want and they tolerate you. Do what they want and sometimes they'll like you. Outside of slaves and people who talked to you in ally ways, only certain interactions raises affection. Being Ambers slave as an example. Or doing a romance quest.

    While I do love the game it feels like most things involve you having to be a sub for people to like you. If you dominate people nothing really comes from it. The only really important part is turning demon and even then its meh. Outside of the turning demon thing being dominate is useless. So far this game feels tailored for only subs to be liked. Oh I'll leave Vicky's store in a meek manner and boom sex. So far no other way either.

    My main point is what's the point of domming people if being they only like you as a sub. Gave Rose over a dozen Rose's and did that special sex scene, nothing. Caught masturbating with panties once and let her blackmail then fuck me. Instant liking to me.

    You know for a 2 way street, traffic is only going one direction.

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    1. To be fair, the entire affection system is incomplete and unbalanced.
      But you can get around certain issues by feeding your slaves fetish potions you tailored for the situation. Someone hated you because you blue-balled them? Give them the denial fetish and boom. Problem solved. They lose affection every time you inspect and molest them? Make them exhibitionists and masochists. Boom. Solved. There are several fetishes to work with.

      Through the method I mentioned above, it is extremely easy to get your slaves from hating you to "worshiping" you in just a few in-game days. I find it a tad unrealistic but for the purpose of the game (which is to hurry up to the "good parts"), it works. Likewise, go to the Watering Hole club, have a few drinks with someone you’re interested in, and their affection goes up almost to max in just one evening. (Though it does reset the next day.)

      Affection as it is right now doesn’t do much. Sure, slaves become more meek and friendly and it even changes how certain persistent NPCs react to you (if written that way), but it doesn’t do anything special. For a description that says “they worship you” it feels a bit bare-bones and shallow IMO. Hopefully, once more interaction with slaves (and dates) are added, that will change a bit.

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    2. Lilaya and Rose suffer from a fairly common problem: They're pretty old characters who just don't have meaningful interactions even though they appear in several quests. The handholding is pretty much an April Fools joke that people liked too much, so it's debatable whether it should influence your relation. The panty scene was supposed to lead into a longer sequence involving all three of you but was cut short by a deadline. On the other hand, there's also no actual use for increasing their affection stat... hopefully now that things are moving forward again, we'll get some of that scheduled content "at home".

      On a related note, Inno is aware that the last couple of quests and characters were (in part pretty hardcore) sub content, so there should be more focus on dommy or at least equitable paths in the near future.

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    3. Some game mechanics in this game just get to me at times. Dommy character and Subby slave but add the 'Use You' permit and roles get reversed. Affection is pretty useless rn. Use Orgasm drain with the enemy leveling with you difficulty and boom easy level 50. Get a Earth Elemental and some Martial Artist skills, drink physical potion, boom beat the entire story with Brass Knuckles. And the Alley way tiles. You can grind a dark alley for demons all day if you keep enchanting simple items to enslave them.

      I get wanting to please everyone by progressing the story further and keeping the promise of opening the fields by v4. Just feel Inno put to much promise in that and its gonna bite back later on.

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    1. Planned for when the main quest reaches the jungles.

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    2. @Carlos
      Might come earlier than that with race modding (which will be added sometime during the Fields expansion). When these mods start rolling in, Inno could very well just add them to the game like any other community contribution. Let's just hope the authors are willing to keep their content updated until then or allow Inno to do it for them.

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  15. wow, it all sounds really cool! i hope i have enough brainpower to remember to open my pc for this

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  16. Fields (and ferals) and race modding are all content I'm very excited for!

    oh and speaking of bugs: not sure what caused it, but slaves assigned to milking aren't equipping the items to milk them, so they spend hours standing around generating no income.

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  17. I don't mean to be a negative nancy but, based on how these things have gone in the past, adding a whole character seems like it'll take longer than a week. I usually expect a delay or two at this point, so I hope you're not too discouraged if you don't manage to get 0.3.9.5 out in a week. Same goes for everybody else. Anyways, the communication is greatly appreciated, wish you luck with these next releases.

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  18. If you have a large penis, oral sex actions should be available in the Self Actions tab. "Lick head (self)", "Deepthroat (self)", etc.

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  19. Have you any plans for goblins, elfs and other fantasy races? Are you planning add some tentacle monsters (with nest and victims)?

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    1. Generic fantasy races aren't going to be added. These include elves, orcs, goblins, kobolds, gnomes, etc. Basically the mainstream and generic races of Tolkien and DnD. Tentacles are planned and will be added sometime during the Jungle expansion (which, IIRC, will come after the Fields are done).

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    2. That's dumb.

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  20. There seems to be quite a few knowledgeable posters here, so I'll ask the question.
    Do you guys know if there are any plans for half-demon transformations to be available to the PC? I know I could just buggy, but I'd rather a canon way.

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    1. They'll most likely be tied to collecting the other Elders' special perks.

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    2. I suspected as much, I can't wait for what the future holds for this game!

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  21. bet she says the 24th but she means the 24th of next month

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    1. Hey, it's not easy to do things all alone

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    2. ^ As usual, missing the point.

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  22. Hello all!

    Really love this game and have been playing since the very early releases. I haven't been much in the loop regarding planned functionality but would anyone be able to tell how far modding will be expanded? I hope that it would be possible to mod in your own quests, NPCs and maybe even locations.

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  23. I feel like an idiot asking this, because I've played the game a lot the past couple months. Does Vicky at Arcane Arts sell clothing? There's an option there but it's always greyed out.

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    1. Only if you installed some mod that actually sells via Vicky, which is like one big armour set and one or two random necklaces from somewhere.

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  24. race mods would be nice. Game lacks of other mythical creatures. There is only 1 serpent race to pick in the game. If there are unicorns i see no problem for dragons to be in game too.

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  25. Can you gain a fetish by doing it a lot or do you have to buy or enchant something (basicly buying) to get a fectish, no real way to ern them?

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    1. No organic way to earn them atm, you can at least buy your own fetishes directly from the phone menu though.

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  26. Is the glory hole scene broken or am I just a goober? In previous versions (from a few months back)you could request how you were serviced but now you are at the whim of the NPC on the other side. Did I miss an update notification?

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  27. Yesss , im so excited :DDDDDD

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