Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Update

"I've had it with these motherfucking updates on this motherfucking Tuesday!"
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I've been a bit burned out lately with getting all of these maps done, but with temporarily changing focus and coloring a bunch of trading cards instead, I feel I'm slowly getting back into it again! 
I keep saying I should take Sundays off, but I never do and as such I have to pay the price. x3
I'm afraid I probably won't be able to release a new beta this month, at least not one with all of those new areas included as I've been working on something rather substantial in the game that was originally just meant to be a fun little secret for you to find...but what could it be? Let's just say it'll...hmm, give you a wider perspective of the world, yet is an entirely optional portion. 
I think Kristallia will be introduced in this area too. ;)
(Not related to the Frozen Continent though!)
And with that short and slightly disappointed update, I hope to do better next time!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Saphira

"Dammit Jim, I'm a Doctor, not an Update!"
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This time we're getting a bit ahead of ourselves by learning more of the lore and mythology of LoQO.

Presenting the two deities...
Azastral the King of Fire and Saphira the Ice Queen of Ilythium, more known as the Frozen Continent and the "parents" of the crystal fairy species...technically making Saphira the mother of all crystal fairies, Kristallia included.
There is an ancient saying among the people of the Frozen Continent. 
"The morning mist is a sign of the two deities strengthening their love."
Erm, or something sweet like that...

And as the rulers of the Frozen Continent, it was them Beatrix used to serve as a Skyhorn Maiden before she became a Crusader in the Beldorian Forces.

I say we're getting a bit ahead of ourselves because while these two characters exist in the LoQO universe, they may not be introduced in the main storyline of LoQO Origin...or even part of the finished game, though they will be added at the very least as post-game stuff or additional content for the "Golden Edition" of the game, a few years from now. xD
Or, they could of course show up earlier if I reach the side-stories milestone on my Patreon, as I could easily make a story about Beatrix before she arrived at the Beldorian Empire. :)
But for now, only time will tell when they'll make an appearance!
 And with that I'll see you again next week!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Illumi Cosplay 2

"Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty update!"
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This has been such a loooong day, but it'll take more than a heat wave, frying sun and dirty laundry to break my honorable Tuesday Update streak. >:3
As I teased last week in case you haven't been following my Titty Twister...erm, Twitter.
Actual Playboy Playmate and adult actress Angel Wicky gracefully accepted to cosplay as Illumi for a photoshoot a while back! So with this big ball rolling down the hill and LoQO getting more recognized outside my awesome fanbase, I got so much planned now that I'm not sure if I honestly have to forfeit my "salary" this month or not. x3
But as I've made a habit of it, I won't go into details and share more unless I'm 100% sure it's a thing, nothing says losing respect and credibility than making a lot of promises and failing to deliver. 
However, I can say one thing, the alternative Beastman Mode illustrator is coming along nicely and might catch up to the original artist within a month or two, which will then be added to the game. ;)
As for game related progressions, I'm still in the process of finalizing all the additional maps/locations and probably won't be all done in at least one or two more weeks.
So I'll see you again next week, enjoy the Angel Illumi preview! :D

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Monthly Poll Results

"I'm here to update and chew bubblegum and I'm all outta bubblegum..."
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So the monthly question for April was about who has the biggest boobs in the LoQO universe in your opinion, with 2395 votes gathered!

Won with 1337 votes, being 55% of the total.
Came second with 543 votes, 22% of the total.
Scored third with 327 votes, 13% of the total.
Came fourth with 125 votes, 5% of the total.
Came in last with 63 votes, 2% of the total.

I suppose the winner was crowned before the voting even began, Farah hand...no, tits down! ;D

This week certainly went by with a flash, it only feels like a few days have passed since last time I made another blog entry! But in the meantime, v1.05 was released over the weekend for my Patreon supporters and I've been working on adding content and polishing the new set of locations that'll be available in the following beta.
While all the locations had the majority of their maps finished, I'll still need to expand upon them a bit more and go through the slow process of adding all NPC's, enemies and interactive hotspots...though I aim to release the next beta with these locations sometime this month.

Also, if you're not a follower of my Twitter...stop by and take a quick peek. :3
I made a tweet May the 2nd that might be of interest and likely will be the main topic for next Tuesday update, with a sweet little preview!

So with that, I'll see you then!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Layla

"Tuesday, I am your update..."
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Poor Layla the mare...
It can't be easy being a horse in a house full of humans.
Because let's face it, they'll have a hard time finding a maid outfit to fit her measurements and dat wide, horse ass, meant to take it from behind.
But there you have it, Layla's "battlepose" for the game!
Although I doubt she'll ever be an active party member in battle, unless her special skills involves bowing, bending and leaning over.

Either way, production is going along fine and the next beta should hit early this weekend with a few bug fixes and including the new "Explorer" title tracking system, along with the safe cracking activity.
I've also made an effort to go over every single enemy in the game and tweak each one to offer more variety in strategies, something I should've done from the very first LoQO game I made...

What this means is that more often than not, if an enemy has a particular strength, there will be some kind of way to nerf him with spells or skills.
Say...like if a big, mean stone guy has super powerful magic spells, then you can either "Silence" him, making it impossible for him to cast spells at all, and if that doesn't work, then he might instead be weak towards "Feeble", which halves his magic damage output.
This should hopefully make the battles more enjoyable, especially boss fights! 
And with that, I hope you'll look forward to v1.05 hitting this Friday/Saturday and with the next beta including a new region on the worldmap to be introduced during next month!

See you next week!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Emoticon 15

"Never tell me the updates!"

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What has been going on this week?
Well, I've been implementing the new title display system I mentioned before that will change how "Explorer" specific titles will show and track information.
Mind you, this will only affect and involve discovered locations as the new display will allow more than four lines of text to be shown at the same time, which otherwise is the default limit for RPG Maker XP text bars.

So with the new system, you are able to track all illustration related activities at the same time in the same window, and it also allows me to add more obtainable art in each area as the tracking system is much easier for me to handle now.

Speaking about illustration related activities, a new one will be added in the next beta as well!
The new one involves safe cracking where you have to guess the combination code to break the lock, once one has been located and interracted with, several glowing areas similar to looting spots will show up in various places in the same building as the safe.
Not all are being useful while other's give code fragments, but it's not very tricky.  :3

And with that, enjoy Black Dame's normal emoticon and see you next week!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Black Dame

"Prepare to Update"

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Despite suffering from two power blackouts within two hours, and losing just as much progression, I was still able to release the latest beta during the weekend which introduced the new look for Black Dame, the Information Broker, and characters Queen Opala, Layla the Mare, and of course Mhu'Tiki.

So yes, the damn High Lord Gathering arc of the game is finally over and the next step will be to open the Gates of He...err, let people pass the River Checkpoint and into Arlon Farmlands, the next wide open worldmap terrain in the game with plenty of new locations to explore!

This also means we're getting closer to the introduction of Kristallia the Crystal Fairy and Naz'Raala the Barbarian, along with Castle Warrengard that will be your personal resident for this title.
So I'm certainly not running out of ideas to use anytime soon!
And with that I'll see you again next week!