Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Legend of Queen Opala: Origin - Update

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Another week, another update! :D
(Sorry for it coming in so late in the day!)

And boy, do I have some juicy details I've been dying to share with you guys!
Since I released the latest beta the other week, I've worked on something for the game I've been thinking about for some time now...a loot box system.
Now before you all grab your torches, pitchforks and come hunting me down, stay a while and listen! See, the mechanic itself isn't so bad when you take out the extreme corporate greed and money making scheme, but in fact, focus entirely on just making it a fun experience.

First thing first, there are no microtransactions and you can't buy them with real money.
That being said, these things are called "Lewd Boxes" in the game and rewards you with randomized cosplay photos that has previously only been Patreon exclusive, although the versions you get in-game won't be quite as large in pixel size.
You can't get dublicates and if the lewd box system tries to reward you a cosplay photo from a set you have already fully unlocked, you'll get an Emerald Gem instead. (Which in turn can be used to unlock CG Scenes you've already seen, but in alternative art styles instead of replaying the game)
You get a new Lewd Box per each individual "Title" you earn, which is rewarded for a lot of different things like defeating enemies, looking through houses etc, and you can also sell the Lewd Box for the ingame currency Krown as early players might be more interested to quickly earn a lot of coin instead of unlocking optional content.

Currently I'm not entirely sure how, but I'll try to come up with a solution to have the game count the titles you've already earned (for long time players) and reward you with all the Lewd Boxes you should have, possibly by a one-time use code for the mystical mirror in Colussia. :3

With that, I hope you like the sound of it and I'll see you next Tuesday!

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    1. I'm hoping for a scene like that too but to be fair, there are illustrations in the game with rim jobs already if you really need your fix.

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    2. The reason you don't see the protagonist perform any rimjob/pussy licking action in the game is because that means you have to give the main character a face in the CG scenes, which multiplies the required number of illustrations per playable character.

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    3. hmmmm....loophole, protagonist receives rimjobs! No face required! Second loophole, girls perform rimjob/pussylick on other characters than protagonist!

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    4. You could also try out a picture composition that only features his tongue. Either by the magic of invisible body parts often featured in erotic works or by the rest lurking offscsreen.

      Then again, I actually don't like rimjobs, so...

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  2. I feel old. What's a loot box system? Why would I be angry at you for incorperating one? Why not throw out the save system and go long-posteriro password on us, like in the good old days?

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    1. In most games Loot boxes is as close to gambling with youre money and still be leagal in others it's a luck based system to enchance it. 99% of it is the money grabbing gambling

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    2. Ah, so basically it's like paying for a random drop?

      Never been a fan of struggelin' with RNG deities after all. Thangs for explainin' guys.

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    3. Loot boxes are found in a lot of multiplayer shooting games now. Destiny has them, battlefield has them, and now Battlefront has them in the worst way, and a bunch of other games. But EA has the real hard on for them right now. Lots of people hate it because of how random they loot boxes are and in order to get the really good items you have to buy the special loot boxes with microtransactions and even then it's random. So now not only do players hate them because of how greedy the game companies that use them are but certain groups are arguing that it is basically a version of gambling that is marketable to kids. So yeah, lots of drama.

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    4. The worst part about loot boxes are that they are only driven by making profits, because all the money is not enough money to publishers.
      I wanted to bring them into a new light where the mechanic is pure and only meant for fun with zero profits.

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    5. Well video games are a profit driven industry and while one can argue that more games are being sold nowadays than before there's also the fact that game development is way more expensive than ever before.

      I mean remember when the first Zelda listed a whooping eight people for the entire game? compare to all the people listed in the later installments and you may know what I mean.

      Still, some approaches seem more dubious than others and I can understand the reactions.

      I also never went anywhere near multiplayer shooters so that explains how I missed the whole thing.

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    6. Development is only more expensive these days because publishers spends millions upon millions on advertisement, and if a game makes a loss from selling over a million copies...you're doing something wrong.

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    7. That's simply not true, at least when it comes to A-list games. Miyamoto himself said that Breath of the Wild needs to sell 2 Million copies to break even on development costs (meaning excluding marketing costs). It sold 5.2 Million copies (combined from both plattforms it was released on)

      It had over 100 people working at it for over 5 years and over 300 people listed in the credits. Compare to the six people who threw together the first Zelda game in about a year. Which, by the way sold 6.5 copies on the NES alone, excluding the numerous re-releases. Meaning it's still 1.3 Millions ahead of BotW.

      in fact, here's an illuminating graphic on that matter:
      http://nintendoeverything.com/wp-content/uploads/zelda-chart.png

      If you now take all the costs into account all this talk about coperate greed looks a bit different. I'm not saying corperate greed isn't a factor at all, I'm just pointing out the issue is more complex than it intinally appears.

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  3. sounds ok, not my cup of tea but I won't complain.

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    1. Always an easy way to earn quick Krown or grab a few extra Emerald Gems! (Since you can sell the lewd boxes instead of opening them)

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  4. I will be honest, I didnt really like the whole cosplay thing, but realy liked the idea of the gems unlocking the cg scenes(also, it would be really enjoyable if the scenes could be replayable).

    That being said, I think that focusing in the story would be the best thing to do for now.

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    1. CG scenes will be replayable at some point, that's a promise!

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  5. Randomized rewards is a bit of a bummer, especially for cosplay pics of girls who, let's be honest, can never reach the amazing proportions of the girls in-game.

    Two questions though:
    1. Will there be any benefit for choosing to use an inn to sleep at in game compared to sleeping outside a city for absolutely free?
    2. (asked this previously) Will Nehas, Farah's son, make an appearance as a possible mount for the world map or maybe even just a lewd scene? I doubt Farah, being the loving mother she is, would leave him behind.

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    1. 1) Unless you buy the tent upgrade, you aren't actually restoring health by sleeping in it, only changing the time of day.
      2) Good question! He might make his debut, we'll see!

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    2. I completely forgot about the tent upgrade, it's just kind of a shame it completely nullifies inns.

      Also good to hear about Nehas. Feels like a lot of people forget he exists but the fact he does is kind of motivation for a certain antagonist as he's living proof of Farah's divine fertility.

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  6. So i guess these Lewd Boxes really like cosplay.
    I mean just look at them go at it:

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ru9l15fCFqA/maxresdefault.jpg

    Anyway exsited to see the cosplay photos giting in on the game!

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    1. I would make a Metal Gear Solid joke...but sadly, Konami already did that with Metal Gear Survive.

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    2. And pachinko machines can't forget about those pachinko machines!

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    3. Or as Konami calls them, Cashinko!

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  7. Nice it would be cool seeing some futa, cum eating and other character scenes of characters we haven't seen in a while in the games.

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  8. I like that we can get emerald gems from loot boxes from photos we already get, can help for players who aren't strong enough to beat a bunch of bosses for gems.
    Also really liked the international edition scenes. How long do you think it will take for the artist to catch up with all the scenes in the game?

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    1. Probably in the next update, tbh I would prefer if the focus was on new scenes.

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    2. He is able to make one full scene or two mini-scenes + one emoticon set per month.

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    3. I see, so it will take some time. Still great though. Now I see the appeal of mini scenes.

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  9. Hey Gabe, glad to hear you're always bringing more ideas into the game. Just yesterday, I got around to trying out the International Edition, though, and I wanted to ask how the artwork is coming along.

    I played through it after a Western Edition playthrough, using the Orb of Restoration, and not all the CG scenes are showing me updated International Edition artwork. I assume this is because the artist hasn't been able to make everything yet, and that makes plenty of sense because artwork this amazing must be in high demand and take a lot of time.

    Just to compare notes, the scenes in the new style, numbered according to the appearance in the Art Gallery were: 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 21, 22, 25, and 26. Basically, all of the paired scenes up to and including Gabrielle's Giga Lardo performance. Farah and Gabrielle's flashing scenes, along with all the non-listed scenes showed up for me as Western Edition artwork. I didn't notice anything mentioned in your posts about not everything being included, so I wanted to check if all was working as intended and ask if we might get more trickled in through future betas and perhaps be caught up in time for Episode 3?

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    1. Yeah it said in the current version notes that not all scenes were in and the ones that were wouldn't show up in the gallery/

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    2. Ah, thank you, I didn't even know to look there. The scenes are just so good, though, I've gotta play it again to see the scenes again...

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    3. I simply screenshot and saved every single CG since SweGabe said the international editino is not in the Gallery yet, You might want to do that again to not having to keep replaying the game all the time till the next beta hits.

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    4. That is a solid idea, but I do like playing through the game. I have 52 emerald gems as a result of getting almost all the available CG scenes (need to do a second run through on Eastern and International). I'm also hoping to do a more meticulous playthrough soon where I can record missing relationship points onto the wiki.

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  10. This was my first time starting the game over in awhile and I finally got to hear the new voices. Beatrix was great. Though it's kind weird because she sounds older than Laquadia when Laquadia is older but sounds so much younger.
    Farah's voice was amazing! She's so softspoken and shy and it really works and she still sounds sexy!
    Gabrielle really blew my mind. Because you speak English so well and have all the characters in game speak so well, in my head I hear american accents and I forgot you're from Sweden and Gabrielle's is based on you so she has an accent. It's a great voice! But I have to get used to it lol. In my head Gabrielle sounds like basically a toned down version of Masquerade's voice.

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    1. Laquadia sold her soul to the Serpent God, likely to be young forever

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    3. Right, forgot about that. Still, Beatrix still sounds just a tiny bit older than 32.

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    4. Beatrix is a warrior and Laquadia is a priestess...from a lifestyle living point, I'd say Beatrix had it a bit rougher and likely got a deeper voice from shouting out commands and warcries. x3

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    5. Wait Gabrielle has a Swedish accent? That totally sounds like a British accent to me. (O_o)?

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    6. Well it would make more sense since Gabe is from Sweden and Gabrielle is based on Gabe if I'm understanding correctly based on past conversations and updates. And Swedish can sound British I guess? But I haven't played through all the scenes yet so I haven't heard Gabrielle's voice actress that much. But it doesn't sound quite british to me yet (but the very first line she said did sound british at first). To me a British Accent sounds more like Lara Croft from Tomb Raider if you've ever played those games.

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    7. I originally wanted to give Gabrielle an Australian accent, but the moment I first heard Tracer in Overwatch, I said to myself; That's a Gabrielle!

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    8. Ok well I was wrong, it's a british accent. Maybe I just have to listen to it more. Thanks for clearing it up Gabe.

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  11. No news about Latex in the game? ;(

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    1. Latex is in another continent fighting the an'terra.

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    2. I wish she was fornicating with the An'terra instead. (._. )

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  12. Are all of the cosplay images softcore? I've been loving a few of the girls so far.

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    1. Softcore might be a too strong word, but they all do nudity, yes. :3

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  13. This LEWD box idea is awesome.
    On a side note I feel I should warn people that MEGA (the site which Gabe posts the betas and other content for linking) and in some cases Firefox are limiting the size of downloads which can be made from it. Anything over 2GB cannot be downloaded directly through the browser and instead needs to be imported to an account(free to make) then downloaded through the MegaSync desktop app. This means most if not all the live action adult films Gabe has made so far can only be downloaded in this manner and same will most likely be true of the finished game.

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    1. In serenity bridge there is a destructible wall but behind it is a misty waterfall and nothing else. Is this a placeholder for some future treasure? An oversight? Or just something fun and scenic to find. This is in the latest Beta by the way so those people playing the main game may not have access to this spot yet.

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    2. That was in the game since the 2.0 version, you fight the plant Ultra there

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    3. huh. Ultras are the monsters unlocked by killing 30 in a species aren't they? I've already done that for every monster but it's not there. Wait is it a night time thing? :(

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    4. Sigh wish Beta stuff was allowed in the wiki. Having so much trouble finding exactly what is in game right now and whats not and where all the new stuff is :(

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    5. She isn't restricted to the beta, she's in the final episode 2 release. Here is her entry on the wiki: https://loqo.wikispaces.com/LOQO+Origin+Enemies#Overview-Ultima Monsters-Roseus

      Once you dynamite the weak wall and go into the hole you'll be in a rather lush area on a grassy walkway. Roseus should be in the lake atop that walkway. I believe she can't leave that position in the current build, so she should be there no matter what. The character I'm checking with has killed thirty of all the different enemies, but hasn't killed a single legendary monster, so you may need to get a monster hunter title before she appears, I don't know. Also possible you need to do a new game+ if this playthrough has never done one.

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    6. Actually, I'm pretty sure she doesn't appear there till a certain point in the game. I'm sure you have to finish at least the castle arc. Maybe even the Kahr arc...

      I think this is done since SweGabe obviously plans to have her be movable to the castle eventually and arranged it this way the option to do so is not available before you even have a castle.

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    7. I assumed they'd gotten through the Episode 2 content because they mentioned the beta, but I'm sure you're right. I've never popped into Roseus before the end of a playthrough.

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  14. What happens ifor you have all titles but due to bad rng don't have all the cosplay pics? Though I am not all that interested in the cosplay pics since the eroticism of loqo is rooted in the story and kinky setting and not just pics with no context but I am a completionist, the idea of having missing content that I can't get for my 100%+ save is unbearable (and I say 100%+ cause it is possible to go over 100%, one example was in loqo2 with having multiple bladespecially of ahrodo having one for every single party member etc)

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    1. You'll likely be able to buy Lewd Boxes end-game, and/or purchase still locked cosplay photos with Emerald Gems. :3

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  15. No comment really for this week. Going to put a little twiston my usual words of wisdom and say I'd really love to see Farah with even bigger tits.

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  16. Hmmm that lewd box system seems like it will be fun. Have to wait and see though. With my luck ill get the same thing 30 times. So lots of emerald gems and nothing else lol.

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  17. Actually this system sound really good and promising.

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  18. Off topic question. I can't find any scenes with main character and Gabrielle. Am I blind or we just have to wait until next episode is done?

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  19. They haven't gotten together. Kythe and Gabrielle is a variant of one scene, and I'm sure we'll eventually get a scene with her and Devon. Two episodes still to come, so no guarantee for Woodside three.

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    1. Oh I see,thank you. Then waiting it is!

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  20. Illusian Forest, any way to enter it yet or is it locked until further updates?

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  21. And also, is Naz'Raala(Steel Demoness) entering the party at some point if we keep her at the prison?

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  22. Are magic growth pills gonna make a come back at some point? it was interesting to see the diferences in the scenes.

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    1. Sadly not, it'd require too much work to take all character/species variations into account and how this game has...like, five times more scenes with the protagonist? x3

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    2. Understandable, it does creates a lot more work.

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