Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Val'Toras

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So it looks like the drillings have finally stopped, since I haven't heard any of that for the past two days...yay! Like, really yay!
Along with that, beta v0.07 was released over the weekend with production going along smoothly, the release of LoQO: Origin - Episode 1 may be within reach for February/March, taking into account the two weeks without sleep I had to endure.

Also introducing a new baddie is one of the seven warlords who rule parts of the Land of Savages, and one who'll show up in LoQO: Origin - Episode 1.
He is the leader of the Val'Toras species, they're basically the LoQO universe's answer to bullmen, like Ra'Tiki and the Neifu Tribe are to catgirls.
The Val'Toras consider themselves being a pure breed species while minotaurs are viewed as the lesser "branch" with too much outside breeding watering down the generations.

Without spoiling too much, I can at least say his loyality lies with Osira...dum-dum-duuuum!
Other than that, all voiced lines for Laquadia has been recorded with the other characters soon to follow as well.

Aaaand that'll be all for this week!

52 comments:

  1. I hope his views on genetic purity won't stop him mating with a certain Egyptian lady.

    Or maybe Farah just needs to help him see through his racism and "embrace" other races and cultures.

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    1. Hehe, actually, I supposed it really would be a form of rascism...
      I don't think he has any problem sleeping with a human women though, it's just mating for the sake of breeding that is a questionable topic. x3

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    2. It kinda reminds me of the defense. "I'm not gay, I just wanted a BJ and this guys offered to give me one".

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    3. Well if his loyalties lie with Osira. And he is a monster soooo.

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  2. So I saw mention of a second tier lockpick in the last topic. How do you get that?

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    1. Buy it with golden tokens you get from golden beetles. It allows you to unlock a few more doors and other previously impossible to unlock strorage containers. There are some which still can't be accessed, so we'll probably see a tier 3 lockpick soon.

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    2. I've only unlocked the animal whistle, bug detector, and art razor, so if you have more details on getting it, that works be appreciated.

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    3. Hitting action button/ENTER on the rewards marked as ????? will tell you have to unlock them for purchase.

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    4. My achievements may be bugged and not registering properly (I have gold stars for two thief categories, but it says I only have one on the rewards screen) just trying to figure out if I should just restart from scratch for the full release.

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    5. I can't recall if any of the thief related things has ever been bugged...I try not to think too much about titles since I finally finished it, since they have a tendency to meltdown my brain with complexity.

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  3. With the final episode 1 within reach, how many betas can we still expect? One or two? And storywise: Will there be more to come or is the beta almost at the end?

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    1. One or two, yes, and I answered that question in the previous blog update, it almost is at the end. :3

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  4. Hey Gabe I have question about how romancing is gonna work. Will it rely more on how many relationship points you have or can one dialogue choice make or break it? For example the camp conversation with Ratikki talking about the howling moons. From that you could get two different reactions from her but still get plus one relationship point for each reaction.

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    1. Really...? Sounds more like a bug, you're not supposed to get a plus for pissing her off. ;P

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    2. No no. When there is the choice of helping her fight the howling moons or suggesting she join them, the joining option pisses her off. But the help option she says "really?" And there is another choice saying because we're friends or anything for a beauty. The friends option she smiles(slightly blushing) and says you're not so bad after all. The beauty option she blushes a lot and calls you a moron. But both options give you plus one relationship point.

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    3. Oh yeah, you can't really do any wrong there! x3

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  5. I hope that Kross comes back in this game so we can squash him.
    While not my fav villian he is on the top of the ones I wanted to be crushed.

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    1. me too and i hope his sister as well come back for other reason he he he

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    2. Kross...? Err, pretty sure we won't be seeing him again, wasn't even enough for a burial. ;)

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  6. So is the beta sent through email or patreon? And is it sent to people who paid for last month or this month?

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    1. If you donated before she made Patreon like through offbeatr or paypal than you have access to the beta and it comes to you through email(check your spam)If you pledged money through Patreon then you get the beta the next month since they charge people at the end of the month. So if you pledged today or anytime in January, you get it February cause rewards until they get the money.

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    2. *no rewards until they get the money.
      And in that case it's still your email that it comes through I believe

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    3. Makes sense (for Gabe). Otherwise people would pledge the needed 10 bucks for beta access, get the download link and immediately reduce or cut their pledge afterwards.
      There is a special thread that only people whop pledge >10 bucks on Patreon, though that one is just for listing bugs in the beta. No download links.

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  7. a pure breed with osira(the monsters cumdump)???and when u say "pure" u mean not humans?cause that smells layla's turn...i hope pure means bigger and thicker dicks for every "unlucky"(ofc not) girl they may find in their way!!!damn that girl she always finds the best coworkers to team up :p

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  8. I've been playing through the latest beta and really enjoying Gaberielle's new minigame, also the new mini-scene. Not so much Ra'Tiki, though. I'm really hoping we get an option to side with the Howling Moon clan.

    Also, since you've reached the 3,800 milestone on Patreon, have you thought about how the Beastman PC is going to be implemented? Storywise, I mean, it would seem a little odd to be a Wolfman in the Beldorian military.

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    1. I kind of like Ta'Tiki and her abrasive character. Farah and Gabe are just too "nice" xD
      I believe playing as a beastman will be available in episode 3, so we're still a ways off from that. Wasn't the goal one episode per year?

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    2. I'll fight you mate. Ra'Tiki is the best - THE BEST girl in the game. Delicious brown chocolate, feisty not-loli catgirl that addresses people through the usage of nicknames with a sense of superiority contrary to her stature, also has what seem to be tsundere tendencies on the outside, with what I'm willing to bet hides a soft, nougaty, chewy and narcotically sweet interior.
      11/10, waifu of the year, would abandon civilization including the internet forever,settle down in the woods and give entire litters of kittengirls for.

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    3. I'd like to think Ra'Tiki's personality makes a very good contrast to the other characters, and makes for more varied and interesting conversation combos.

      Though as for the beastman thing, it'll be included in Episode 2 at earliest since there is no way a third artist would have time to finish 20+ illustrations between now and then Episode 1 is being released.
      As for including a beastman into the Beldorian military actually makes surprisingly much sense, when you take into consideration what the main character later is being accused to spy for.

      And 0nymous, reading that really made my day. XD

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    4. Nothing personal, but Ra'Tiki is like, every trope I hate about anime/hentai characters rolled into one. At this point I'm just hoping her overall story importance/presence is minimal.

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  9. Hi, decided to post here because i feel like i'm missing some important new game + content :(

    So, first of all now i know about golden beetles, but just to be sure, they can appear anywhere in the area or only in caves?

    I also know there is legendary monsters, how do they appear? Also random or do i have to do something for them to appear?

    I have unlocked only the easy things, i don't know if i'm stupid or what, but i did more than 15h and i just can't seem to find those golden beetles or legendaty monsters ><

    Anyway, if anyone has tips thanks ^^

    Also thank you Gabe because despite being hard, your game is awesome :D

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    1. They appear on the same enemies in every area I have located 4 so far I could spoil wich ones they are but i'll say this most are in central areas of the map.

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    2. Golden beetles can appear anywhere! It might be on the first screen, it might be in some obscured mob hiding in a cave or behind a tree. One you get the indicator it becomes a lot less random, so I'd save for that one.

      Legendary monsters appear after killing 30 mobs of one kind (it's the number of encounters that count, not the number of monsters actually on screen). As far as I can tell not all monsters have a corresponding legendary monster. Yet. I haven't found a legendary Broncallo yet and those were a bitch to kill...

      Getting the tokens is almost pure luck at first. But since you'll be farming for XP anyway, chances are that you'll encounter a few along the way. Just kill them quick by using skills. They usually run after one round and it's really frustrating losing one like that.

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    3. Allright, thanks for the tips i managed to have 6 golden tokens and defeated 6 legendary monsters.
      I bought the thing telling if there is a golden beetle in the area, one lockpick set and the art razor.

      Still missing a few things, but i will keep trying later, i take a break now ^^'

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    4. Hum... coming back for another subject, i have killed most of the legendary monsters and i have too much golden tokens now :p

      Now i have some problem with titles :
      - Adventurer : stuck at 4/5 side quests, stuck at 48/50 treasure chests (though i think i need lockpick lvl 3 which might be in a reward that i haven't unlock yet), and haven't found any treasure maps so far
      - Thief : 3/5 frames looted, but my guess is that i might need the lvl 2 art razor which is also a reward i haven't unlock?
      - I have a ??? title (bottom left)
      - Monster Hunter : i have to start searching for : Sylvan Fungus, Nectarfluster, Bone wanderer, Dark bat and Venom hornet (since apparently Broncallo doesn't have a legendary). I also guess that one of those legendaries is in Darkthorn sewers
      - Explorer : 21/22 location discovered damnit XD, only Western Lighthouse, Lake Fairlight and Grand Bridge are cleared, also Port Ronod details appear as cleared but i don't have the star??
      - Collector : 3/5 Master Hen'Tai, 4/10 art chests, 4/10 Gabrielle cards, 0/10 Illumi cards, 4/10 Ra'Tiki
      - Completionist : 18/25 dimensional shards, 3/6 scholar
      - Trader : 0/10 wildlife, 22/30 ore, 0/1 collapsed walls
      - Procurer : i have 6 (???), 7/10 perverts entertained, 2/3 taverns challenged

      Aaaaand there we go ^^

      I don't ask for the full walkthrough of how to get what i'm missing, i just would like to know if anyone did better and if someone has guessed which titles can not be claimed yet as it stands in this beta.

      Now, i'm gonna keep farming ^^

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    5. -Adventurer: 4 side quests, 50 treasure chests, no maps
      -Thief: 10 locks, 133 furniture, 4 frames, 1 donation (story one doesn't count?).
      - Same ????? title
      -Monster Hunter: (same list of missing legendaries. I didn't see one in the sewer, though.)
      -Explorer: 22 locations. I think you're missing the hidden one that's in the southern part of the country.
      -Collector: 5 Master Hen'Tai, 3 Laquadia, 3 Farah, 3 Gabrielle, 0 Illumi, 5 Masquerade, 0 Ra'Tiki. Where did you find her cards, I haven't seen a one yet except by the Prediction player who won't accept my challenge until I find at least one of her cards.
      -Completionist: 19 shards, 3 quizes
      -Trader 0 wildlife, 22 ore, 0 walls (what's this even? I didn't get a bomb, but I also managed to miss the lockpick in my first playthrough, since Black Dame disappears if you forget to chase her right away.)
      -Procurer 7 perverts, 3 taverns, probably the same 6 ?????

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    7. The first Ra'Tiki card I got from theman at the end of the docks. After that I gambled against the mercenary in the perverts house and then went to the camp at the lake and challenged him.
      I had just about everything you can get from one run no new game+.
      But I got a new computer today Ihated Win 7 but Win 8 is a bloody nightmare. I also wonderd about that donation thing seems a bit strange but oh well!!

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  11. Laquadia is going to have voice acting? I thought only the Royal 3 would be getting that treatment like in past games. Good news!

    What other characters will be voiced?

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    1. I'm trying to have all the female cast voiced this time, Laquadia, teen Farah, adult Farah, Opala, Osira, Masquerade, Gabrielle, Ra'Tiki etc. x3

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    2. Woah, all the female cast? That's awesome!

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  12. There is something I've been thinking about Gabe. 1 about the perverts that you can interact with about Farah, is there a way to have them respawn randomly? Cause for people (including me) who enjoy that activity it kinda sucks that they disappear afterwords and that's it. 2 about the tavern wench challenge, I put up all the posters and waited days but each tavern still has barely any people. So is this because you haven't fully implemented the system yet or will it end up as the more taverns you make that we travel too will have more people. Also the tavern wench has the same issue as Farah's game where there is no way to play again.

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    1. Well if you could make Gabrielle super popular already, then the remaining two episodes wouldn't really feel like you'd progress anything... xD
      And all mini-games will eventually reach a point where you can do them a infinite amount of times, but without affecting anything, it might already be in episode 2.

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  13. Will the animals come soon it's frustrating having the whistle but no animals?
    Gabe have you ever thought about having character sidequests that will flesh tem out a bit?

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    1. I'm having tunnel vision right now on completing the main story, but they will come soon enough!

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    2. Oh that's good. Have we seen all the areas for ep1 or are there more?.

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    3. The 22 areas are all in ep1, and I forgot to reply to your other question, but yes, I do have a few backstories for each character to flesh them out. :)

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  14. Hey Gabe, think you might be able to get your LOQO1+ and LOQO2 (western) CG artist to do the beastman art? Would be a shame if they weren't involved after doing such good work in the previous games.

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    1. I am, in fact, talking about him returning for it. :)

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    2. Fingers crossed you're able to get him to commit to LOQO-O!

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