I apologise that it’s been slow since the last update. I’m sure you’re aware that a lot’s happened in that time, not least of all the US election. A lot of my US friends have been in need of support, and both Vahn and Crimson have been doing the same. This won’t be a political discussion thread, I’m just letting you know what’s up. Besides that, every year about this time I suffer from seasonal adjustment disorder. Got my sunlamp (although caffeine isn’t an option) which should help. Thankfully I don’t suffer from the depression that usually comes with it, I just get to spend the next few weeks feeling as though I haven’t slept. It’s a pain, but nothing new. Usually I don’t like to mention such things, but I’d like to keep these updates in the spirit of full disclosure. Anyway, update stuff:
Since Crimson’s thorough optimisation pass and the overhaul of the UI, there’s been a lot to do in putting the new UI together as well as patching up the back-end, since the new improved systems left a few areas nonfunctional. Happily I can say that we now have the battles functional again with the new UI. Work from this point on will be adding new things rather than improving upon existing things.
Lore and Stories
The response to the short stories has been both positive and flattering; thank you everyone for the kind words of encouragement. I still feel I’m new to writing, at least compared to art, so that feedback really means a lot. I’ve written the first few chapters of a new story hastily named Open and Shut Case, which is briefly NSFW. Since I first posted it to the Patreon I’ve added more to it, so if you’ve already read it there’s a bit more now, and there’s likely to be more to come. It follows Detective Sergeant Ford and his team and I hope to cover more ground in Sunrest and develop it as a location some more. Any suggestions are welcome, as well as any criticism – I’ve never written anything like a crime story before.
I’m aware I’ve been neglecting the Codex a bit, I’ll get around to updating it with the new information soon. Truth be told, I’ve been having a lot of fun writing the short stories, and I’ve got lots of ideas stored away for quests in the game. If anyone has any suggestions about what they’d like to read about next, or even just what kind of fetish/kink stuff you’d like me to cover, feel free to say so. It’ll all be good practice, especially if it’s not something I’m into personally.
Stereo and I think we’ve found a good alternative hosting service, so the migration should be going ahead soon. I’ll make sure to tweet on the @CarnalSouls twitter once that’s underway. Fingers crossed it goes smoothly.
Until next time!