32 views on the 28th of September, and here I thought no one read this thing!
So first off, theres some decent spoiler free video footage insofar. Incase you missed it.
I have plans to start moving up in the world, I intend to go to University once this year has passed and start being a code monkey, then all I need is my friend to compose (who has offered) and I can start making money, I'll be the artist, scripter and writer, while he'll be my beat monkey and possible pixel artist in tow. Chances are he'll be my big typo spotter and bugfinder too along with a few other friends.
Anyway, more on that story as it develops. For now menagerie has seen a sort of unwanted Hiatus because of a recent mid-life crisis (that has come a decade too soon) and I am terribly sorry, but even if not for 12/12/12 Menagerie will happen, I've gone too far with it not to finish now.
its not that its the linear content holding me back, that's what I want to work on! But I've gotta get tedious shit out of the way first. Item tooltips, getting a code monkey to patch the item tooltips script a little, as well as writing out those tooltips and applying the colours. Also I've got to fix up recipes and make more random encounter enemies.
WHAT!? RANDOM ENCOUNTERS!?
I know right? This was a decision I had to make based on necessity, this game involves a fair bit of crafting, and since I don't want to limit players or make them feel stupid by only letting you make a few trips to the blue sun for the primers in that awesome weapon they want to make and realize they were needed for the late game time-loop completion, I've decided that encounters will be the way post completely deforesting, stripping, and depriving the planets and suns of resources.
Its complex making a farming system for extraterrestrial materials, while I *could* have trees grow back, its a lot of extra-work and I've already given myself too much. the things is, Lumber is going to be among the most common and hard to run out of commodities there is, if you find out a way to make uranium nuggets reform, please do say so!
Uranium is a fairly rare resource, and is used heavily in a lot of technological items, including the Kitty Caboose. *Mysterious wink*
Anyway, to give you some dirt on the characters.
|He looks Derpy on purpose.|
|I mean based on personality wise, not looks, do you honestly think I know anyone close to this pretty?|
Fyori Felicee is based on a good friend from the states known around as Sjunior, and hes the only candidate because none of my friends are girls. But anyway, the character is cheery and outgoing, she is a tad autistic though, and doesn't like killing natures fauna, and acts the other three characters overlook she can often be disconcerted by... such as taking all of the materials from a recently killed mans house.
Unlike Fatty, she is happy to indulge in technological theory-crafting and design, and often debates with Spooky on subjects which fly over Gerald's head and usually end up in Fatty leaving the room.
|Yeah, goblin paladin, fuck you archetypes D:<|
Gerald Gelati is based of a good friend from Holland, Orcram or more commonly nicknamed Orcz, which tied in well with the Greenskin aspect. He says Jow now and then and comes off as the friendly outgoing group member. A tad naive and untrained in higher learning, but he serves as a great chill buddy. He's prone to being an impressionable doofus though, easily manipulated by his three friends into doing something he wouldn't do without their prodding.
|I only recently realized how racist his name is. Thank you Beat monkey for giving me something to worry about.|
Spooky Schema (Wayward branded) is based off of me, obviously. Why do I even need to explain this?? He has a fair few faults, talking too much, being a massive god damn troll to those stronger than him, and he manipulates a lot. Usually just to turn things in his favor, he also lies solely with omission, which is odd for a Galaxion, but the antagonist does it too, so its not a unique feature.
Okay, I'm not going to go into a whole lore sect here, since this is going to be long enough, but here are the Galaxions (outside Spooky) that are here so far.
|Want to know a secret? Her original drawing is eerily similar to this one, and I drew the original before I knew of Homestuck.|
|"Hey! That is creepy, you're creepy; Vind."|
|The first to feel Regicide at Zardari's hand.|
Vind Sollihst (Director branded) is based off of Tallest Red and is much more serious and on base with matters that Slik wouldn't usually think on, he is far more perceptive, and usually subtly tests the honesty of his subjects.
|That star is all wrong!|
Originally these were the only Galaxions, but I added some new ones recently.
|Ante matter lightsabers, why not?|
|"That's more like it Schema, I've got a surprise for you!"|
|Its surprising how well I unconsciously planned his rehashing.|
|Ain't got much dirt on this bitch, yet.|
That certainly is enough exposition for now.