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#202

Real life me totally agrees, but my mc’s are usually much cuter and bolder about such things than I am.


#203

Funny thing I am bolder in real life that in role playing. That is sad lol


#204

My initial post that seems to have led here was not to suggest any of this nor to focus on the romantic sub-plots.

Your goals of allowing interaction with the widest range of NPCs during particular times of day and in particular situations is exactly why I think a “balanced” selection of NPCs would be desired for the initial play session.

One of the reasons most source material that I can think of for the social dynamics that this game sets out to explore is diversified is to lead to as wide of a range of experiences as possible.

I wasn’t just talking about sleeping and personal care arrangements - I was trying to focus on the richness of the total boarding school genre promoting your goals.

I still feel that once an initial play session has been run, each individual reader would then be in a better position to judge for themselves a mix (or lack of) of NPC characters that works for them. Until that first play - through, I don’t think any of us would be able to suss out what would and wouldn’t work for us based on the sample given to the point where the choice is presented.

ymmv.

@idonotlikeusernames - I did not mean to leave out an all guy selection in my post as a choice.

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#205

Oh absolutely! I didn’t think you were suggesting that - just wanted to clarify and expand on what my thinking was behind the dorm arrangements. I’m still considering adding an option where there’s an equal spread of dormmate genders as you suggested :blush:


#206

In fact I did not read your comment previous put mine. I think that share bedroom in a teenage years is something should be explored in a game as is interesting.

However, Is a very conflicting situation both in real life and in fiction. I never thought about a cog having stuff as voyeur or that still The sense of danger is there in my consciousness somehow. As is something that for some people is very very uncomfortable. Probably due childhood and Teens traumatic stress event as bullying.
That’s why I suggest a disclaimer and a warning in final product.

I personally has no issues as play gay or lesbian or nb


#207

Just on the co-ed accommodation- Backpacker dorms are frequently co-ed (other end of the monetary spectrum I know, but co-ed dorms are not unheard of and usually people behave themselves, especially if there’s others around they have to continue to work with!) I know I had far more problems with people doing annoying things like letting mosquitoes into shared bathrooms or leaving a mess in the kitchen, than ever having issues with seeing anything in appropriate.


#208

i don’t think that is the word is appropriate for this Mara
Voyeur:
One obtaining sexual gratification from observing unsuspecting individuals who are partly undressed, naked, or engaged in sexual acts; broadly : one who habitually seeks sexual stimulation by visual means
2 : a prying observer who is usually seeking the sordid or the scandalous
I don’t think these high class kids are like that, but I respect and understand your discomfort, but I do feel that girls only dorms and vice versa are heteronormative and as someone who had to share a room with girls a lot of times(girls I didn’t know) there are a lot of things girls do to other girls that can be considered harassment, but are overlooked because it’s seen as a “myth” so I wouldn’t be comfortable in a all female dorm.
There could be like a mention that mcs parents send them late so the school board had to make late sleeping arrangements for the mc.
As for the author defining canon genders for the ros, I must admit that I prefer choosing, since having them choosing by the author in the first playthrough and to choose in the other feels kinda fake, I choose the random on my 1st run and now I can only see Freddie as nb, and day the author on the first play decides that Freddie is a girl and then if I replay (not everyone plays the same game more than once) I can choose their genders, I don’t see the point of the canon then if in the end we can choose anyway, sorry if I’m being rude that is never my intention


#209

No I know that was the meaning and it was the word I was using. I know this game doesn’t have anything like Voyeurism etc etc What I was thinking is in stuf far more aggressive but no needed to comment about that due This game is a Cog game and Cog is a positive attitude towards gender identity and equality. Thanks again to the company for that. Makes impossible anything like that happening.
Still I feel uncomfortable sharing bedroom with males I don’t know. That’s why I asked the author about it. I understand Their reasons for it . And I have no problem to choose Lesbian to avoid the problem.

However, I know a lot of people who doesn’t want that so a disclaimer and a warning I think should be placed. I think is very logic situation