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  2. For a game that advertised "[...]you can date a battleship. *drops mic* Say whaaaaaaaaat?" the Belles seems pretty disinterested in romance. I guess it makes sense since war is brewing and they will have much more important shi-stuff to focus on. Unless this is like a "prelude" to the actual game and the Belles are too freshly "summoned" to understand the human emotion of love. I expected them to be a bit more open to the idea since romancing them in-game is a big thing. All I can think of is Mahan's little crush on the captain, but that's only because she's been around them for so long.
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  4. Today I found out about USS Recruit!
  5. I would advise against penalties to the lucky (aside from maybe making some NPC or other be inclined to be suspicious of those who are too lucky), more give the unlucky an event or two. Maybe if you get too much detention, poor grades, and never gain a lot of teacher approval (or hate), a teacher offers to mentor you, so long as you agree to at least try to clean up your act (in contrast to the squeaky clean getting offers to be a TA or prefect or somesuch). Maybe a student or two might be more interested in wall flowers than those with ridiculous amounts of dating experience, once romance enters the equation; not to mention that some might prefer more "real" dating prospects - neither too goody-two-shoes nor excessively bad boy/girl. Maybe Santa takes pity on outcasts. Adding a weighed lottery or having a deity of luck show up and take interest in those with extremes of luck would be too much, IMO, but little things that make sense can be implemented.
  6. KK; Hey! I immediately edited to say it was everything except English and Japanese (with PG's note, of course!) for that very reason.
  7. So I have a question: What happenes to the Bells after the war with the morganas end? Once the final boss gets beaten and everyone goes home and WW2 is done with what happens? Do they get jobs and join the common people or are they kept as soldiers in their militaries?
  8. @Legate of Mineta thank you so much for calling German a romance language....
  9. Languages are fun aren’t they? I’m interested in hearing dialogue in at least 3 languages that I’ll be able to understand to one degree or another.
  10. Hmm... To be honest, I'm extremely curious to see how they will manage to pull this one out. While I can't really say for other languages, I can assure you that maintaining the Captain's gender ambiguous in Spanish is going to be harder than HARD. The main issue here is that the word "captain" itself is gendered, which, thinking about it, is really funny, as all other military ranks I can think off the top of my head are actually gender-neutral(that is, the "male" version is used for both male and female). So, if the Captain was instead, say, a Commodore, or an Admiral, most of the issue would be gone.
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  12. For the material in English, with some care you can avoid any gender usage when referring to the captain. Just look at the interviews for evidence of that. As far as the spoken snippets that will be voiced, I'm sure care can be taken even in other languages to maintain the ambiguity within the rules of particular languages. Certainly with English and Japanese it's not that hard at all. For the others, well, I'm sure some very smart and creative people are working to make sure the ambiguity is maintained.
  13. It doesn't matter what the pronouns are. The Captain is left to your imagination. Full stop. By word of the Devs.
  14. That's true of extremely polite and polite forms of Japanese, but in more casual settings it has gender-specific personal pronouns (I/me, we, you). Any woman will come across as tomboyish even now if she uses boku to refer to herself. In '39, only a woman masquerading as a man would do it.
  15. So, in order for everything to work, the player's gender should need to be specified at some point of the game... Also, all spoken phrases in languages which have distinct words for a male or female captain(and that are directly mentioning it) will need two different recorded versions.
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  17. DYM; Yep, those cursed Romance languages throw a wrench, but we do what we can. Actually, it's everything but English and Japanese that's gendered, I believe.
  18. Okay, Korky and I are currently sharing a lovely text conversation about the inherent flaws of continental languages, Yes, because of the fundamental misogyny () of Spanish and German, anyone who knows those languages will have recognized that the honorifics used to refer to the Captain were masculine. This is because most everything is gendered in both languages...and anything having to do with warfare is pretty much guaranteed to be male. BCS can't maintain the technique they use in English and Japanese with the continental languages. That doesn't change the fact that there are women in the continental militaries or that BCS's intent is not to gender the captain, but I thought I'd throw this out in Dmnt's defense. Not that this changes that I'm still waiting for an apology for all the females of the gaming world.
  19. Of course Briardi is polemical because as we know she is a maleficar in disguise. She does hide it well tbf to her. Beware courtesy amirite ? Maybe Aranaz are into something for a change.
  20. M; I'm not sure that we're any more or less prepared than we ever have been before.
  21. If that Beta involves a modbase than you'd better prepare for a flood of typos, Legate. And no, they won't be the last in any event.
  22. You'd have a hell of a time explaining that mechanic in-universe. Luck increases your base chance of running into random events, but there's some manner of divine power that makes sure to punish those who don't get robbed, run over or otherwise injured every now and again? Also, explain to me how this mechanic could not be exploited by people by intentionally failing a string of encounters so that they'll have "good karma" (anyone remember what that word even means anymore?) when they then initiate a difficult adventure or something. Please, if I wanted rubber-banding I'd play either a racing game or X-Com. Yes, it had such a mechanic, and yes, it did little but encourage the save/loading to either stay his course or literally sacrifice some rookies to the RNG gods.
  23. I'm not sure if this idea is to great because it means that people who doing good will be punished what in a single player game shouldn't happen. Also the team is talking about a Game + what means that together with such a Karma system that react to simple save/load exploits would have to give a extrem big negative karma to someone who use it. This all just to keep something of extrem artificial balance that people will then try to remove via mods or cheats. (Beside we already heard that it will come back and hunt in year 2 you if you have done to many adventure in year 1 because you will run out of free time in year 2)
  24. Possibly that is the case with Briardi. Her in game description implies it is primarily her gender, however.
  25. Rhi; 1. Speaking of Briardi's relationship with the Duke of Broken Pines, are the commoner lovers of nobility regarded as disgraced/socially ruined once the relationships end? It depends on their influence, but it often does happen. 2. Would any Y5 students be formally taught how to use time travel magic to get to class on time, or would they need to learn how to do it on their own? It is not formally taught- the risks are very great. 3. When gates magic was legal, were there efforts to great fully functioning brains? Was this even legal? [Redacted]. 4. Is it possible to use revision magic, enchantment, and perhaps alchemy to create organs for transplants? It is, subject to the fading of the magic, of course.
  26. @freespace2dotcom: I think that the controversy over Briardi may have something to do with her relationship with the Duke of Broken Pines: either a classist/misogynistic horror by parents that she would try to be the lover of a duke or maybe she and the Duke were involved in something more sensitive that she does not tell students but parents know about/suspect. @Legate of Mineta: 1. Speaking of Briardi's relationship with the Duke of Broken Pines, are the commoner lovers of nobility regarded as disgraced/socially ruined once the relationships end? 2. Would any Y5 students be formally taught how to use time travel magic to get to class on time, or would they need to learn how to do it on their own? 3. When gates magic was legal, were there efforts to great fully functioning brains? Was this even legal? 4. Is it possible to use revision magic, enchantment, and perhaps alchemy to create organs for transplants?
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