I’m actually planning to have both of those aspects in my WIP. Certain ROs will have a crush on someone else (instead of you) if you don’t meet their stat requirements, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pursue them still. You can even try to pair them up if you want them and their crush to be together.
The second one was more accidental. Two of the ROs are supposed to be straight and two more that are gay, but I was convinced that maybe I’ll explore the possibility of them being bi instead. It will be a bit more difficult to romance them that way, and it will have a slightly different progression.
I’m considering something like this too and even having an achievement for trying to romance everyone It’s not much of an issue for me since they’re just crushes so far, not actual relationships.
Coding-wise I’m planning to have a confrontation scene in the midpoint where all your crushes want to spend time with you, but you can only pick one you want to be “serious” with, or none. So hopefully that cuts down the amount of conditionals because I won’t have to deal with it the whole story.
I think it’s a good way to show some hidden character development too you won’t otherwise see.
I also totally agree with that, and I’m trying to explore this relationship aspect too. The relationship will be much stronger if you can endure fighting/disagreeing with each other.
I think this is more of a coding/writing problem though, since it’s much easier to just lock out someone. Less work that way.