Mikka Posted September 15, 2011 Report Share Posted September 15, 2011 So, Mikka’s Modding Project! (the exclamation mark is required) If you somehow missed my babbling about it all over the forums, I’ll summarize: I am working on a project to add four new students to in to the game. This project was started due to discussion and multiple people expressing desire there be same-sex relationship options in the game, and thus, the characters are all either bi or homosexual. I’m noting that directly in this almost prefix as to not make anyone uncomfortable, however, I hope you’ll enjoy all four characters (or at least enjoy hating them, as the case may be) whatever your or your characters preferences in such things are. It's certainly not the focus of their personalities, but it is there. (Not that such things matter or are brought up at all in year one anyway (Miya has I believe two events where she'll lightly flirt with a PC of either gender, and Antonio while ranting mentions not liking girls but will very quickly backtrack if you point out what he just said- and that's it), but I just want to get that out of the way to avoid being accused of bait and switch or setting anything off, and again to avoid making anyone uncomfortable.) I wanted to make students with a sort of theme, so it made sense on why they were packaged together. In hindsight, that was pretty dumb (they really don’t need a reason to be packaged together). Still, the first two made, Miya and Aaran, together have in common that they were based on a fairly common used character archetype only gender-reversed (the ‘Gentlemen Thief’ and the ‘Ill Girl’). A bit more thoroughly, all four of them have done quite a bit of traveling so far in their lives which has affected each of them in different ways. A bit more amusingly, none of them are currently using the exact name they were born with, but as that just banged itself obviously in to my head as I started writing this thread, so that's not really a theme. I’m going to pretend it is, though. So! For these four, travel and duplicity both have deep influence in how each acts and presents themselves. Or so I say. My goal for this project was DLC 14, but that isn’t going to be feasible (I really hope that they'll be done before DLC 15, though, because having the new mod-base out and still developing using the old one would be embarrassing). The two things mainly slowing it down, though, are PORTRAITS (!!!!HALP!!!! (see: this thread, or send me a PM)) and the fact that as long as no one is pushing me and I don’t have deadlines, I can be a bit lazy about things. Thus, part of the reason I’m making this thread is to encourage you, dear reader, to nag me. Ask me questions about the characters, ask me what progress I'm up to, ask for samples of writing, or just post 'MIKKA WHY ARE YOU GOOFING OFF IN EUIII RATHER THEN WORKING ON THIS'. Oddly, it gives me encouragement... and reminds me that I should be doing this rather then whatever goofy sidetrack I'm currently on. I'm also hoping to use a few of you kind folk as betas, chiefly in asking you to gain information on the characters in game and tell me what their end of the year stats and scores look like so I can be sure that I'm satisfied with their AI. The other reason I’m making this thread as it was requested I talk a bit about the characters that will hopefully soon be in your game. So, I’m going to start doing that now... but not in this post. Each character’s information will be put in a post after this. This is so I can up my post count by four wee, allow people who want to avoid any sort of spoilers what so ever to more easily do so (just don’t read below this post!) and thus simply use this post as a progress update. So! Progress Goals: Four Working Characters (Complete! ...Save for occasional pokes.) Four Working Familiars (Complete, save for...) Twelve Character and Familiar Abilities (five complete, then six more plotted- Aaran's self ability still being goofed with idea-wise) Four Portraits (one complete...ish, one sort of worked on, the two boys not even started) Five Adventures (One complete, one complete but being changed/revised, two outlined, one not started) Four Duel Adventures (three plotted, one outlined) Approximately Forty-Two Events involving the characters if occasionally vaguely (Sixteen done with around ten more in various outlined/plotted states... the rest sort of, um, going through writers block) (Plotted means the text is basically written, but hasn't been re-typed in to the modtools and mechanic-ized. Outlined means the idea is there (or even outlined) but I haven't gone any further. I fully imagine that a few other complete things will end up not being that complete- I'll obviously do a quality pass with re-reading everything before release, which may mean some re-writes.) Okay, reserving the next four posts... full descriptions will be added through today and tomorrow. Technically, I'm working right now. Technically. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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