Wands and Witches[Ren'py][WIP]

Discussion in 'Showcase' started by agl, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. karunama

    karunama Well-Known Member

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    The only link I'm seeing is for .32c
     
  2. agl

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  3. karunama

    karunama Well-Known Member

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    Thanks muchly
     
  4. Ainonna

    Ainonna Active Member

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    I've been playing the .42 version and I've noticed that, despite Hermione being interested, I cannot make any kind of sexual advances on her. Is it that she isn't fully finished? True, Ginny and Luna do have their own romance quests and all that, but I wouldn't mind having Hermione as my girl's girlfriend.
    Also, adding Madam Pince as an option for an encounter is...... interesting, even if both of you could get in some sirius ;);) trouble if discovered, though Nymphadora "Don't Call Me That" Tonks would be a much better option, for, hopefully, understandable reasons.
    About Metamorphosis quest: does it mean that one will be able to...... add..... certain parts to your char?
     
  5. agl

    agl Well-Known Member

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    The game still at early stage of the development. Version 0.4x has less of a half of planned content. We will release version 0.5x soon. It will included a several new quests with Hermione too...
     
  6. Ainonna

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    How soon can we expect that .5x update?
     
  7. agl

    agl Well-Known Member

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    Alpha version of 0.5x branch is already released for our 10$+ patrons. We will release a public version as soon we finalized planned for this version content and fix all bugs. It will takes a week or two.
     
  8. agl

    agl Well-Known Member

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    So, here it is. Your long-awaited public version. We did it for two months, it's true. But the size of this version is almost twice as average update for our games. 16,000+ words of text are not jokes.

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    Also in the new version:
    - Eight new locations
    - Seven new quests, mainly in new locations
    - A new secondary character
    - Two new soundracks
    - The game time is extended until the end of November.
    - Redesigned player character's sprites. Now he/she has both hands and lots of poses.
    - Added random encouters at dating place.
    - Many sandbox improvements

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    You can download it at our Patreon page:
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  9. mrttao

    mrttao Well-Known Member

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    So, in the prologue you can buy the recommended wand, a cheap wand, or an extra large wand that an innuendo filled conversation warns you is "too much to handle" for someone so young. Is this meant to be solely a dick joke, or do those wands actually affect the story in any way?
     
  10. megabozoman

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    not the story (so far) but your chance to increase your skills like dada or charms
     
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  11. mrttao

    mrttao Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, I think it might affect your sorting too. Weighted towards gryffindor if you choose big wand
     
  12. Number13

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    Does anyone know how to get the Forest Astoria scene seen above?
     
  13. CleansingFire

    CleansingFire Well-Known Member

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    Just raise your DADA score a lot, I guess. And her affection. And according to the quest screen, you have to be male.
     
  14. Marymcfall

    Marymcfall New Member

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    How do u get Ginny to fuck u
     
  15. agl

    agl Well-Known Member

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    Here is it - the new pubic version.
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    What's new compared to version 0.52:
    - 9000 words of text
    - 4 new quests, including one very large
    - completion of one of the old quests
    - 6 scenes with frame-by-frame animation, 4 for female player character and 2 for male player character
    - Two scenes with simple animation
    - Three backgrounds were completely redrawn

    Also, our Parons already testing new sandbox features. Now you can try them too.

    Firstly, the choice of "Praise" topic now ends the conversation, and ALWAYS adds one point of the relationship. You will not be able to select this option if you have already discussed other topics. This is done so that you can quickly develop a relationship if you do not want to choose a lot of topics. If you don't want this, then you can play as before, hoping to get up to 3 points of the relationship instead of a guaranteed one point.
    Secondly, we will limit the number of conversations during the daytime. You can talk only once in the morning on weekdays, after which the professor will require silence and begin the lesson. The same will be for the middle of the day, if you are in class. At other times, you can make three conversations, and after the third the next time will come. So you can choose, speak twice and improve your skills, or speak three times.
    Thirdly, now there will be an option in some locations to support the conversation in the company. This can bring you points of relationship with everyone who is in the same location.

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  16. agl

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  17. karunama

    karunama Well-Known Member

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    Shortly after starting the game (my first introduction to DADA) the game told me I had failed an important storyline quest and immediately ended. Idky though, since I'm sure I tried this before and got much further in. Played as Slytherin, if it makes a difference.
     
  18. agl

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    We made quest 2 mandatory, as a main storyline's quest. So you must complete it in the first few days.
     
  19. karunama

    karunama Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe I ever got it in the first place. When I lost the game, I hadn't picked up any quests at all yet. Of course, since I'm only interested in M/M, I deliberately avoided interacting with anything with tits. Mebbe there's a correlation there?
     
  20. agl

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    Well, sometimes, in order to help one guy get another guy, you need to interact with the girls. it's not necessary to flirt with them. In general, there are very few m/m scenes in the game for now.
     
  21. Ainonna

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    I believe I can understand which one. You must talk to Ginny to be able to find Harry who was turned into a girl (and a good-looking one, to boot). Of course, being a Snake can be very detrimental in that instance, for obvious reasons.
    Plus, while I play a lesbian, I still maintain cordial relations with the guys.
     
  22. karunama

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    Tbh, I approached it like a dating sim, which generally penalize you for spreading your attentions too thin and interacting with people you're not actively going after. That said, the heads up about the dearth of M/M is appreciated. I do have to admit I rather despised that in the prologue, the MC's room was nonstop tits, but tbh that's pretty common so w/e.

    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  23. wibble

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    I rather enjoyed it: I approached it with the mentality of "try everything, make friends with everyone," which I think is why I had a different experience to karunama. Here are a bunch of notes. There's more text on the negatives but they are outweighed by the positives.

    I chose to be sorted in to Hufflepuff (I wanted to see what you had done with them) and I think this limited the quests I saw. It looks as though quite a lot of content is gated by house, which I feel is a bit of a pity since there's nothing in-fiction stopping you making friends or having adventures with people in other houses. There are a couple of mechanics I feel could be tweaked though:

    Hygiene: Taking a shower has no cost and only provides benefits. As such it isn't an interesting choice (the player should always shower) and so is a chore not a fun thing to do (there are rarely other people in the bathroom, so it doesn't even act as a guide for interacting with anyone.) A potential alternative is to force the PC to shower each morning, with an option of raising or lowering arousal for the day, and have random events in the bathrooms during that time.

    "You couldn't learn anything." Why not? Was my arousal to high? My skills already at max? What could I have done differently to make it so I did learn something. Also skill checks are hidden, and it would be nice to know what sort of numbers we are aiming for before trying again. (This could be an option in the preferences menu for people that do or don't like numbers.)

    Magic causes arousal. Fine. Perfectly acceptable premise for a porn game. But magic isn't a thing the player controls (it just happens in lessons) and arousal isn't something you do much with. Give us options to perform magic; perhaps small events, (like clicking something in the background) and reward us for it (house points / skill ups / relationship points,) while "penalising" us with arousal build. On which note:

    Is arousal a good or bad thing? Or does it have aspects of both? Do lessons always want it lower and relationships always want it higher? Currently we can only affect it by moving it downwards (for free) and it isn't clear to the player where they want their arousal levels to be.

    Relationship building and quest progression are the only rewards we care about. This isn't a bad thing, but you have gold and house points that exist but aren't really being used for anything. (Maybe have your scholarship contingent on both your academic progress and your house points?)

    Locked rooms. Show a padlock on the map screen, please. Quest 2 is essential and requires you to check a room you expect to be locked. After that I have not found a situation where classrooms are unlocked (outside of lessons) but I feel the game still expects me to check them.​

    That said, there are things that I feel were done well:

    People have unique interests and dialogue! This is so important and I love the amount of effort put into it. There are characters here I genuinely want to talk to and have adventures with. The nudity is a small bonus, but really I want to explore this world with these people in it.

    The art is good! The character art can feel a little off for animations etc. but I love the background art and the feel it gives the world.

    Your quest log is a bit rubbish but at least it exists, functions, and gives players some hints.

    The owl is so cute.

    There are enough little details to keep you interested. Such as the gossipers and the people on brooms. More of these, please.​

    Conclusion: Looking good! I'm going to read the patch notes and play every few builds.
     
  24. MayrunSC

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    Yeah, you can't ignore anyone in this game. For example: in order to initiate Rolf Scammander's quest you need a good relationship with Ginny so she will tell ypu about the rumors of a beast in Hogwarts, and speaking of that quest, it's bugged. If you tell Rolf you find his pet cute the scene ends without telling you of a change to the quest and if you check the Quest tab it says he will speak with Mcgonagall without any way to follow it up. But if you tell him that you must report him he will accept to speak with Mcgonagall the next morning, you receive his update, but if you check the quest tab you receive an error, the same if you try to go to Mcgonagall's classroom for the follow up.

    With that out the way I have a few questions about the hints for the M/M scenes. One says that it's for MPCs that have gay content enabled, I'm assuming that refers to the questions Ginny makes about gays and lesbians at the beggining of the game?
    Another one says that it's specifically for gay MPCs, does that mean that in order to get that quest I can't do any of the quests for the girls?
     
  25. Ainonna

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    About Rolf's quest: I found it perfectly finishable, Yes, I didn't know, at first, that the broom icon was for that quest, but that's okay, I figured it out later.
    Speaking of which, is it possible to increase the amount of nights on which you can be caught by Filch while outside your respective dorm? There is a quest in which you either need Stealth or Courage to proceed, and you also need high Quick Eye to improve Stealth, which limits the speed at which you can learn it.
    Yes, I do believe that that question is essential for enabling gay content. However, it would be nice if one's PC is able to actually declare their sexuality.
    I don't think that not talking to girls is going to affect that quest. Of course, if you become a patron, you will have access to WaW walkthru and cheats and you will be able to find out how each quest is acquired. I would argue that walkthru shouldn't be restricted (I have no problems with having cheats restricted), but I do believe that I am in the minority about such thinking.