Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Kristallia

It's a me, Tuesday update!

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So Offbeatr has finally died...
But I managed to warn people in time and has spent the majority of last week doing nothing by replying on mails for hours, who knew processing 400+ people across a few days would be so much work!

Well, at least no one can accuse me for not trying to solve things screwed up by the website, I'd like to think I handled things as best as I could, given the situation. :)
But enough bitching, let's instead get straight to the...erm, kitching?

Noble Plains, the region Brightstone is located at, is getting a new location along the western shores named Whitehaven, it'll be a small port connecting the area by sea with Port Ronod.
So that's where I've spent most of my game developing time this week, but also preparing for Black Dame to make another appearance, along with giving her a new look so she fits all the other female characters, as she've been using a random place holder design until now.

And let's end this week on a high note by sharing Kristallia's battlepose, the tiny and mischievous crystal fairy from the Northern Continent you'll be encountering on your journey! :D

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Monthly Poll Results

Everybody sing along, Tuesday update schlong!
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The monthly question this time was who you're most looking forward to possibly meet in LoQO: Origin - Episode II, with 2313 votes gathered!

Osira
Won by 40%, being 930 of the votes.
Opala
Second, 23% with 536 of the votes.
Layla
Third, 14% with 343 of the votes.
Kristallia
Fourth, 6% with 152 of the votes.
Mhu'Tiki
Fifth, 6% with 142 of the votes. 
Naz'Raala
Sixth,4% with 113 of the votes. 
Naluna
Last with 4%, being 97 of the votes.

No competition, Osira is the clear winner for this one!

Let's begin with addressing and getting the Offbeatr situation out of the way.
Currently, I ask of everyone who pledged on the site for the higher tiers to make a copy of their receipt and send them to my mail in exchange for instantly getting your rewards sent right back to you! Or if you can access your Offbeatr profile page where it says you have donated x amount to my project, a screenshot of that should work too! :D
(Only for those who pledged for the $50 reward or higher tiers)

Update: Offbeatr just announced they'll close down this Friday.
Since I have absolutely no way of seeing who donated what, pledgers need to mail me as soon as possible and certainly before Friday the 5th! 

How kind of them to give us a three day notice... >.>;

That being said and left behind us, I should be able to release another beta this month on Patreon!
Over this week I've been working on tweaking a few system codes in the game, such as fixing the blacksmithing/forging and how it displayed changed/improved statistics in a flawed way which should no longer be an issue now!
And I'm also changing the currency in the game, from the default/boring "Gold" to "Krown".
It'll help everything feel a bit more original and never confuse money with the crafting resource.
Other than that, more story has been added and maskless Gabrielle has been revealed... ;3

Anyway, I'll see you next week with some graphics to come again with the text!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Offbeatr Fail

Liiiiive from not New York, it's Tuesday night update!
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This week we'll be addressing the issue that is Offbeatr.
All the different pledge rewards including the exclusive in-game items/equipment, Mature Farah Costume and the voiced thank you message from Osira have all been finished since last week with me trying to send them on daily basis ever since...however, Offbeatr is a complete mess and doesn't allow anyone to send messages, and it doesn't let us creators even check our list of pledgers so we can stay in contact and hand out the appropriate rewards to our supporters.

So as of right now, I'm not entirely sure how I'm supposed to proceed as the rumor has it Offbeatr will soon go under, rather than being fixed.
What I consider the best solution would be to simply offer all my Patreons these same rewards so they can at least be shared, but I fear those who supported me on Offbeatr would feel cheated.
A compromise would be for Offbeatr supporters to consider that Patreon did contributed for the Beastman Mode they wouldn't had the pleasure of experience otherwise, so it'd be a give and take situation.

But again, not everyone might agree with that, so I am in a difficult position.
If you supported me back on Offbeatr, how would this make you feel if I went ahead and did it?

However, next week will be a more cheerful update so I'll see you then as always! :D

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Update

Tuesday update...AGAIN!?
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On good and bad, I heard a rumor that Offbeatr might be closing down soon, so that had me stop everything else and focus on really makinf sure I finished adding all the content that's exclusive reward tiers from the crowdfunding.
And with that nearly done by now, I should be able to send out the Offbeatr exclusive "version" of LoQO: Origin - Episode 1 before next Tuesday that includes special equipment to some, and a mature Farah skin for teen Farah to others!

In other news, the "cheat necklace" will be returning in a different form for the next beta, with a more variety of acceptable codes and no longer punishing gamers by disabling titles/trophies or save access like it did back in LoQOII.

And probably the largest change I have to announce...is a change of heart!
Dafuq, you say? Well, I've come across a VA that has changed my opinion on the non-voiced protagonist so I've decided to actually have the character voiced after all.
Some might be a bit weary of that since a terribly voiced main character can ruin a whole game, but what would you say if Devon, the protagonist, had the voice and talent of...say, Booker DeWitt from Bioshock Infinite...?

Lastly, but not the least, the High Lord Gathering is soon upon us, and the introduction of Queen Opala imminent as she makes her case to the council in hopes of gaining the support of the Beldorian Empire in the war against An'Terra both the kingdom of Namaria and Egypt is fighting.
But they are a corrupt bunch, so here is your chance to pitch an idea of what they'll demand of Opala on the spot if she wants to prove her commitment and gain their favor... >;D

And with this update, I'll see you next week and end this one with a screenshot of Fierra Falls!


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Update

Weak-sauce Tuesday update... D;
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AGDQ is sadly over and it's time to get back to work!
But between last blog entry and this one, I really haven't gotten much work done on the game due to the weekly long stream of awesome speedruns...though I have been rounding up a few more trading cards, all with Kristallia - she takes Contoad like a pro. >3

Anyway! This update is really weak-sauce since I barely have anything to report, but next time should be more enjoyable as I'm heading back into development and hope to get the High Lord Gathering event out of the way and open up a large new portion of the worldmap!

So with that, next week it is!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Monthly Poll Results

Tuesday update with your monthly poll results!
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This month it was asked which your favorite game version to play in LoQO: Origin - Episode I was, with a total of 2113 votes gathered!

Western Edition
Won by 40%, being 862 of the votes.
Beastman Mode
Second, 33% with 716 of the votes.
Eastern Edition

Last with 25%, being 535 of the votes.

All in all, I think the results were pretty close to each other which goes to show none of the versions are completely useless and not used or preferred by anyone. x3

So! I hope you all had a good start at the new year! I managed to be able to release the new beta I hinted at last week, and shared it with the supporters on the final day of last year! Me, I've been doing my thing like usual and watching GamesDoneQuick since it began the other day, they'll sadly be distracting me for this week and probably have me focusing on finishing off more trading cards in the meantime instead.

I'd also like to make a small shoutout for a fellow adult game maker who is currently running a crowdfunding for his project Slice of Venture 2, more competition never harms and ensures us old, cranky "veterans" in the industry stays on our toes and doesn't get lazy. ;)

And with this first update of 2016, I'll see you again next week!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Emoticon 13

Last Tuesday update in 2015!

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To think it'll be a whole year before I can make another Tuesday update again.
You know, until next week...?

I hope you all had a great Christmas and will handle New Years Eve with a moderate amount of alcohol and not too many premature explosions! ;)

Since I only took a day off myself during the holidays, the next beta is so close to completion as I only need to tidy up a few things and pray to the almighty stallion that I'll still be able to make it in time before the new year without rushing anything! The new beta will include a little bit more story and a new mini-scene I think a lot of people has been looking forward to...hint hint, tease tease?

And to close this update, I'm presenting you with Kristallia's standard expression emoticon.!

See you again soon with the first update of 2016, and Happy New Year!