Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Emoticon 22

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Bal'Rana the Pirate Queen makes her glorious return as a recurring character in the series, but now more than a brief encounter or mere fanservice cameo!

She has set up shop along the southeast coast of the Beldorian Empire, where she basically wrecked her last ship, and tries to make a living while figuring out where to go next with her crew of pussywhipped sailors.
And while the high seas have been cruel to Bal'Rana's attempted, pillage voyages, she did come across a little something that is said to let the heart of men "relive lost opportunities".

Something she is taking full advantage of to get that booty filled with sparkling coin!

Meanwhile, I've spent more time than I'd like to admit to hunting down and squashing a a couple of persistent, evasive bugs...but successfully nonetheless! Such as the rare one that makes the cutscene arriving at Arlon for the first time in a playthrough not play and leave you with a black screen, this turned out to be caused by visited Arlon in the "future" and exploring a specific cave.
Anyhoo, I've also been working on a new location and added some additional dialogue to the cutscene that takes place when returning to Castle Warrengard before heading to the Iron Spire.
Oh, and I'm also processing the results of an audition I held to give all the female character voices, a casting call that ended up giving me over 300 voice clips to go through. xD

And with that, I'll see you next Tuesday!

44 comments:

  1. Gorgeous and stylish.
    What about Za'Nina? Any chance to see her in the LoQO:O?

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    1. It's possible, but nothing I have planned yet.

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    2. OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE. i WANT A MOTHER DAUGHTER THREESOME. Maybe with FUTA action :P

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  2. Awesome with voice acting but I am willing to assume it's only for a limited amount of the lines and not "fully" voiced, right?

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    1. Pretty much, yeah, having all the lines voiced would severely slow down production time.

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  3. Ahhhh, Bal'Rana in emoticon form :)
    Speaking of which, how is the international artist doing? Is he making acceptable progress? Or must we unleash the full force of the Loqo fandom upon him?

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    1. He should be done with the fourth full CG Scene by the end of this month, and while that doesn't sound very impressive, take into account he have to do a ton of variations of each individual scene to add all the different protagonists.
      In reality, he has already done 40 illustrations. :3

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    2. Then that's great! As long as you feel it's satisfactory. Cause I remember last time you were a little upset by his lack of progress so just wanted to check in.

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  4. Helping men "relive lost opportunities" is all well and good but here's hoping/rooting for this girl to get back to her dream of being a pie-rate and rating pies across the seven seas! And here's to another weekly update Gabe may you have a good week!

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  5. I know this was last weeks big issue, but I think I have a better idea for Elin's age issue. Just have it an "Enter age hre" option like the Main characters name, people can put 18 or 16 as they want, it also means that when you are on your 8th playthrough and you feel silly, you can make her anything from 1 to 99. She can be 69 in cow years.

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    1. Maybe if Gabe has time or feels in the mood she might be able to tweak people's reactions to her age. If the age is below 16 everyone is like "you look very...mature for your age 0_0" and if it's a really high number it's "you look very...young for your age 0_0" and if it's between 16 and 22 it can be something normal.

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    2. I think while that would be fun, it's probably a lot of work. Plus the issue is to not draw attention to the age if she's under. Gabe would propably get in trouble if the game acknowledged the underage. Leaving it normal you can say that the option was intended to be for making an over "age of constent" age with the intention that they don't make it under.

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    3. Yeah I figured it might be too much work and I didn't consider that it would maintain the problem. Scrap my idea, keep yours.

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    4. I think at this point, it might be best if Elin simply isn't assigned an official age.

      Could become a running gag with someone trying to figure it out or something too.

      But mainly because everyone can just fill in the blank with their prefered age for her.
      Which for me is already way below anything suggested here so far. (ツ)

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    5. I don't really think it would be that big of a deal to be honest. I doubt Gabe would actually get into trouble for making Elin's age 15. Elin doesn't look like a child so I would assume they wouldn't put too much thought into it, and I believe Sweden doesn't really care about drawn art since no one is getting actually getting hurt.

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    6. TBH 21 sounds realistic. It's legal in every country I know of and given her personality and looks(not to mention while her sprite looks young her portrait could verry well be anywhere from 16 to 25) 21 sounds like it could be about right....also given that she was raised on a farm and not in the city where girls are known to grow up too fast(and I use the term grow up loosely lol)

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    7. Joe Johnson, 21 is too old and boring. Even Sunny-Sue is 18.

      Gabe better leave it 16 as is and make some tweaks only in case of problems, I believe.

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    8. 13 is where it's at for me.
      But who cares what I think.
      Hopefully not to many people. (ツ)

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    9. Nah jaht you're in good company.

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    10. We all play a game where women are screwed by dogs, horses, and monsters whose dicks alone are twice as big as a human body. And we see it happen with Sparrow physics? We fell down the rabbit hole a long time ago. We can't really judge anymore. So you're good jaht

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    11. Awww, thanks you two. (^-^)
      A lot of people would probably consider this talk as creepy but to me it's hearwarming.

      @Omegalock: Now you got me thinking about how woman copulating with male genitalia twice as big as the human body would look like without Sparrow physics.... (._. )

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    12. Well the Japanese are on to something in their hentai. Taimanin Asagi and Kuroinu to name a few as well as others hentai mangas out there.

      And John Person's, Pit, Illustrated Interracial, Rabies, Kaos, and BlacknWhite comics have utilized another strategy. While the Genitalia used in these interracial comics aren't nearly as big as the monsters in Loqo, they are definitely more than the female body should be able to take. They've used the strategy of simply ignoring the size. Using x rays from time to time shows this genitalia traveling throughout the female body rather than forging their own path and creating body inflation.

      But then again, there is a series know as Monster Girl Encyclopedia (which is in the realm of hentai) that actually gives an explanation for these body physics. A succubus took over as demon lord and in an effort to create peace between humans and monsters, turned every monster, creature, fairytale, whatever, into a sexy monstergirl. Not only that, their body's were magically reconstructed for sexual use. No matter how rough the sex is or how big the genitalia is, their bodies don't break. So if a monsterized fairy (like the fairy we now have in Loqo Origins) fell I love with a human. She'd be able to take his dick with no problems and enjoy it. Basically sparrow physics.

      So perhaps in Loqo we can say some supreme being blessed (or cursed) the women of the world to have unbreakable bodies during sex.

      ........see this is what I mean by falling down the rabbit hole. I just did a mini reasearch project or lecture on women taking huge male genitalia.

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    13. Not too bad a lecture as well.

      Ever played one of the InnYouChu games?
      Those indluge in that now and then as well, I remember a scene from the second in particular that averts both Sparrow physics and ignoring the size: During sex with a particularely nasty yōma, one of the female leads actually feels him ripping through all her internal organs eventually ending up having sex with her lung. Good for her (or is it bad?) guy has healing powers and keeps her body alive way past what would usually be possible so she can enjoy the felling of having her internal organs mashed to be fullest. Which she does, she ends up saying something akin to "Dying is the best of all feelings!"

      Ah, good times, good times... ~(^-^~)

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    14. You had me up until the ripping, I can do without that.......but you just helped me appreciate Sparrow physics so there's that.

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    15. Interestingly, the OVA of it kept the scene but removed the whole ripping through organs part.
      Basically they neutred the thing a bit for wider acceptence I guess. Since we're talking InnYouChu though, even the OVA is still among the most out there stuff though. So if you haven't watched it yet, do a search for "Inyouchuu Shoku" and tell me if it's more to your liking in that form.

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    16. jaht I won't condone or condemn you for your taste as this kind of art is a grey area when it comes to that sort of thing. That said it's not really about taste it's about what Gabe can do within the law of any country which is allowed to download this game. In most countries animations and art which depicts a child like character in sexual acts or nudity is legal so long as it is obviously stipulated that said character is of legal age. The problem being many countries and also STATES have different laws as to what that age is. As such if a character is stated to be say 13 like you want that character can no longer be in any scene where she would be depicted nude(to any degree) or in adult situations. Else the person who downloaded the game would then be viewing content which is illegal in their place of residence and it's also possible Gabe may be held responsible as well. The problem isn't morality or taste or even ethics it's liability. Some of Gabe's content already draws close to many lines in the laws of some countries I expect and that one might be the one which shuts this whole thing down. Hens Gabe's dilemma. 21 as I said would cover all bases and still be believable character wise. 16 might be pushing it but acceptable in most countries if walking the line as the age of consent may be higher but parental consent can over-ride that at a certain age or given certain conditions.

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    17. @Joe Johnson: Yeah, I know all that and I wrote I'd prefer her age 13 with the full knowledge that such a depiction would be illegal in my home country. That's why I added that line about people hopefully not caring about what I think.

      But what I meant was simply that: It's what I prefer, not what's possible. And even that what just an afterthought to my previous comment: Stating that with the different preferences people throw around, it might be best for Elin to simply not have an official age.

      I asked SweGabe on Patreon if she'd consider making her age a non-binding monthly poll and she replied that she didn't want her age to be a huge deal in the first place, hinting that she might regret bringing it up in a post in the first place.

      Bottom line:
      I'm not arguing for her age to be 13, neither do I hope Swegabe will decide on the lowest legally possible age, it's entirely her deccision and even us talking about it here is probably counter-productive by now.

      Afterthoughts: Thanks for your thought out reply. (^-^)d
      But as a funny side note: Didn't you notice already that the game has a ton of content that'll render it illegal in quite a few countries already? (ツ)

      I'm no expert so take this whith a grain of salt, but the game is already illegal in: China, North and South Korea, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Botswana, Egypt (ironic, ain't it? (ツ)), Sudan, Iceland, Guyana and the entire middle east.
      If I'm wrong please correct. (^-^)d

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    18. Lol I know you aren't pushing jaht. I was just trying to explain why it wouldn't be possible. Never know how many people would push for this kind of thing if you don't give good reason right off the bat. I did actually notice a lot of content in this game would be illegal in many countries(and walking the line in many others). Depiction of Bestiality for example. Heck even lesbian scenes are illegal in some countries which are severely homophobic. Clearly you have done more research than I have as to the countries where legality would be an issue though lol.

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  6. Yikes!
    Words fail me in describing how gorgous Bal'Rana's portrait looks. After 2 full games where she and her daughter only delivered entertaining comedy and merciless teasing while being represented by stock art (I think, correct me if I'm wrong) it's really nice to get a good and long look at her pretty face.

    I'm not going to stop looking for some time.
    *puts on Lazy Town's "You are a Pirate" for proper background music*

    Speaking of which, kinda weird how nearly all male characters of importance still have stock art and unchanging expresions....

    Are you considering getting full emotional range portraits for some of them eventually (Laquadia's big brother being the most obvious candidate), or have you already decided it will stay like this in the final version?

    I mean, Kythe got a bigger range too, the most out of any male character in the game so far.

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    1. DO WHAT YOU WANT CAUSE A PIRATE IS FREE YOU ARE A PIRATE~~~ LOL

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    2. lol I just had a thought about your comment. "BIGGER RANGE" Are you implying Kythe's tits are akin to mountains? :P

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    3. He, no. But reading that made me laugh. (^-^)

      I just meant a bigger range of expressions than any other male character. Kythe's original portrait has neutral, puppy eyed and agressive expressions.

      That being said though, I always approve of the other "bigger" you mentined as well! (^-^)d

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  7. Don't you think these updates are a bit too spoilery?

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    1. What would the update be about then? These are meant to tell us about the development of the game. So we will see new characters, gameplay mechanics, and other news. She usually stays away from story spoilers unless it's in the comments. But if you don't like spoilers then you probably shouldn't tune in to these updates.

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    2. I feel the second paragraph in particular goes into too much detail, telling us where we will meet har and her current situation instead of leaving us to discover that in the game.

      I would have liked to stay away from these updates so I can play it blind when it's finished, but I don't want to miss a poll or similar.

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    3. Wouldn't want to be you surfing the internet if that's what you consider as spoilers.

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    4. The second paragraph is at most a character bio and was already largely revealed weeks ago. And Gabe hasn't done polls in a long time but if that's what you're worried about just check the main page instead of going into updates.

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  8. That's good news,
    even if i wanted more information for the figurines :(

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  9. 300 huh wow you got your work cut out for you.

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  11. I have a serious question: do you have a German in your team?

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  12. I have a question will the metal Sensor be available in the next Beta? It's needed for at least 2 maps(and I suspect for a third)

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    1. Actually I have 2 more questions as well. During a quest in Arlon Sue-ellen mentions a glory hole in the back. Do we ever get to do anything with that? Also I think it was mentioned previously she would be able to be recruited to work at warengard but when will that happen?

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