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    Steam will stop support of XP and Vista

    @Metis: If I understand correctly, Y2 will be able to take into account many more things in creating achievements. @Legate of Mineta, is this true? Furthermore, since almost all computer games that I play are based upon planning and pressing buttons at given times after enough turns have passed, I regard completing certain things in Academagia to be note-worthy achievements in terms of time management, character planning, etc. See, for example, the final stage of Uliva Valaresso's adventure.
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    Steam will stop support of XP and Vista

    @Metis: I care about achievements because they indicate that one is a skilled or completionist player, and indicate when the thing was achieved. But there is a reason why I mentioned achievements as the lowest priority for me. @Metis, @Schwarzbart: You raise good points about auto-updates, so let me re-phrase that. I like Academagia on steam because it has an updater. If Y2's non-steam release were to have a similar function that would search out and download patches when the player wants, it would be very easy for players to keep up to date.
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    Steam will stop support of XP and Vista

    @Legate of Mineta: Honestly, the only reason why I use steam for Academagia is for the updated interface, auto-updates, and Achievements log. If Y2 were to be sold directly from Black Chicken Studios with these features (or even only updated interface, auto-updates), then I would not need to use Steam to play it.
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    Steam will stop support of XP and Vista

    @Legate of Mineta: Would this affect the development of Y2? @freespace2dotcom: What about Academagia?
  5. I wonder, now that the final patch for Y1 has been released, and 2018 is well advanced, whether Black Chicken Studios would be kind enough to tell us how the progress goes. If they will not do this, might they at least tell us something about Y2's mechanics for adventures? Either would be a great encouragement to me as I write Y2 adventures. I do not want to think that I write for a game that will never be released.
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    How goes the Progress for Y2?

    @Legate of Mineta: Will there at least be an update about Y2 in January 2019?
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    A few in game questions

    @Legate of Mineta: I take it that the suspicion is that researchers might want to learn about the Mastery spells that were used, correct?
  8. Can someone, such as @Legate of Mineta, tell us how many words roughly are in Academagia Y1? And how many words in Y2? And how many words need to be added to Y2 before its text is complete? And how many words were added to Y2 (i.e., leaving aside lore from Y1)? By words I mean words of story/lore, etc.
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    New Skills for Y2?

    I am wondering whether there will be non-magical, non-fighting related new skills in Y2, such as fishing. I ask because I am thinking about writing some Y2 content in which fishing plays a major role, and was thinking that the trapping subskill is the closest to fishing in Y1.
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    New Skills for Y2?

    @Legate of Mineta: In honour of Rōhatsu for those Buddhists who choose to commemorate the World-Honoured One today, some questions. 1. Will Y2 have a better-developed crafting system? 2. Will Y2 have a better-developed combat system in which players can fight monsters rather than merely having to select from a few predetermined options to deal with monsters during adventures?
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    A few in game questions

    @Legate of Mineta: In honour of Rōhatsu for those Buddhists who choose to commemorate the World-Honoured One today, some questions. 1. Are authorities within the Empire of Man aware that Aminþia Que’la is regarded by some Gates mages as a deity/quasi-deity/saviour figure? 2. Was Aminþia Que’la-veneration known before the ban on Gates Magic? 3. Would it be legal for a scholar to research whether a mastery mage had created any cult dedicated to him/herself (as well as the course of such a cult's development) so long as no mastery spells were casted? 4. How wide-spread are pacifistic ideologies within the Empire of Man? Are pacifists regarded as draconic agents?
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    Length of Academagia Games?

    @Metis: Well, maybe a word count for y2 they might have.
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    How goes the Progress for Y2?

    @Legate of Mineta: Has there been any decision about telling us about the redacted progress? It seems counter to good promotion to conceal an aspect of a game in development.
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    A few in game questions

    1. Is it murder to kill a goblin deliberately and without justification? 2. Is it murder to kill a troll deliberately and without justification? 3. Is it murder to kill an ogre deliberately and without justification?
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    A few in game questions

    @Legate of Mineta: Is there any fear among any level of government that the Empire of Man might be invaded by a human army, perhaps analogous to the steppe invasions of Eurasia?
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    Steam achievement suggestion for Academagia

    For Y2, here are three more: ...The more she has of Cares: Having completed Uliva Valaresso's Y1 adventure, fight a duel with her. The Marchant's Man: As a male student with Station: Nobility, complete Philippe Marchant's Y2 adventure. Friendship is (not) the Treasure: Transfer out of Morvidus College. And one more that I hope can be based upon something in Y2: Will you walk, will you talk with me?: Hint to a student with whom you have affection that you study Gates magic. I love creating such lists - they are funny allusions to classics.
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    Large Cliques

    @wampa: Impressive. I maybe should start a new game focusing more upon befriending students.
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    Steam achievement suggestion for Academagia

    For Y2, here is one that I like: Helping the Good through the Bad: Finish Eliana Carosi's Y2 adventure while wearing Eliana Quaranta's jacket.
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    Large Cliques

    @wampa: Did you have 4 charm at the game's beginning or when you began creating your clique?
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    Large Cliques

    @wampa: what is your character's Charm attribute? Befriend skill rank? Am curious.
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    How goes the Progress for Y2?

    @Legate of Mineta: Are there any major milestones in Y2 before beta that must be done?
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    How goes the Progress for Y2?

    @Legate of Mineta: I hope that they will allow you to reveal what it is. Even if not, is its completion a major milestone?
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    How goes the Progress for Y2?

    @Legate of Mineta: What types of things were dealt with over the past month?
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    How goes the Progress for Y2?

    @Legate of Mineta: Has there been any meaningful progress in Y2's making over the past month?
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    A few in game questions

    @Legate of Mineta: 1. Are there people who categorically refuse to interact in certain capacities with people born in certain astrological circumstances? Is this considered tro be extreme paranoia, perhaps insanity, or merely great caution carried too far? 2. Pauper's Bane: What is it?
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