I finished writing the traditional penis-based victory scene for the new rival & bodyguard encounter (~3,000 words) and the vagina-based one (~1700 words). Very good day for writing. The first scene definitely spun out a bit longer than I intended it to be. I still want to do one for people that have “too big” endowments (because I’m all about that stuff), after which I’ll be diving into putting the encounter to code.
We also had some discussions about the ship systems which have been sidelined for quite some time as a result of real life being a dick to Gedan and most of the remaining work being UI focused. I made the executive decision (for the moment) to cut the detailed customization and ship part collecting aspect from the systems for now to minimize the amount of UI work that will need to be done in order to push for faster access to obtainable ships – something we really need with Zheng Shi coming to a head.
In place of bespoke customization of parts and rooms, we’re going to have ships come with predefined weapon/equipment loadouts. Later I’d like to have Vahn allow the option to swap them out for some other predefined loadouts in order to maintain some customization until we can get things straightened out on the UI front. For instance, you could have Vahn swap out your CassTech’s loadout so that some of the crew rooms are replaced. Nobody likes building new UIs.
Take all this worth a grain of salt. We had some intense discussion about this during the afternoon, but like all things in development, our goals for the design are liable to change and adjust to the realities of our project.