Wow. Firstly AMAZING feedback. You kind of opened my eyes to a whole level of thought about it that, quite frankly, I hadn’t even considered. Different clothes for different situations, disguises, reactions to clothes… I’m completely split now whether to go down the rabbit hole or avoid it. I’m thinking it could be a massive amount of work with a payout for a percentage of the player base, whilst the other x% won’t even notice it. Gah… I dunno. I really dunno. I might concentrate on finishing the chapter first and then see how I feel.
Seriously though, some of the most eye opening feedback I’ve had in this thread. Thanks
I can definitely see this on some of the meatstacks thanks.
Oh yeah I did see that, but I’m afraid it didn’t clear it up too much for me hahaha. The doctor both mentions ‘copying your binary based soul’ and then boils it down to “you go in one end and out the other”. Which I mean, I’d get why they wouldn’t want to tell you “well you are going to die but an identical mind copy of you will move on”
So unless I’m misinterpreting it, you die and then take over playing a ‘separate but equal’ version of the person you just were?
I like the inversion and you make a good point about the possible shifting fashion sense of the future generations. Still given a choice most of my cute mc’s will go for the black leather and for this game since I get some Matrix-esque vibes from the fight scenes I want a badass black (leather) longcoat for my synth mc. Besides looking cool it should have quite a few pockets to put stuff in.
If you want to keep it basic just include an option for dark (leather) clothing and boots. Similar with the other styles and let our imaginations do the rest.
Take a look at @Snoe’s game, “Freak amidst the neon lights” which offers very good style choices for the mc, but doesn’t go into much detail about the specific pieces of clothing beyond some flavour text in the shopping scene in order to show what sort of things are generally considered to be part of each style…
Make that dark prototype combat armour over a long-sleeved black shirt or turtleneck for me. Urban camo is overrated, imho unless the city is as shot-up and devastated as the combat zones in the Middle-East.
Nothing wrong with black cargo pants, though I my preference would veer towards sturdy black (leather) motorcycle gear and black leather combat boots. Sneakers with no steel toe or sturdy soles don’t offer as much protection.
Well, i the mission requires a certain disguise then I guess that’s necessary, though I would argue for allowing the mc their own, idiosyncratic style outside of that.
The body is rather different and the mc here does have significant memory issues.
Sometimes life just has a way of getting in the way of writing. Pretty much shaken the bug but girlfriend has been in the hospital for the past 3 days with something worse. She’s back home today though yay!
Despite everything I’ve managed to get a good few hours in. I’m going through one of those phases where I hate my writing but pushing on, I just keep telling myself I can always go back and rewrite some of the bits I don’t like.
The first half of Chapter 2 is proving longer than I’d anticipated, it may actually be the whole of chapter 2 at this rate and then I’ll reorganise Chapter 3 so pacing works a bit better. We shall see. Still so much to do though.
Thanks, the pain is a lot better and her blood tests have been improving but they still don’t know exactly what is going on. Just hope she keeps on improving now, she’s had a rough time of it recently
We’ve got the weekend together as she’s no longer working this weekend (obviously!) so looking forward to some time together outside of a hospital. She’s taking plenty of naps all the time so I’ll chip away at this as a distraction when she does
To keep people up to date progress has pretty much halted over the last month or so. Partner is doing much better at the moment but still awaiting tests but with everything going on with that and life i’ve just lost some momentum on this. It’s recently started to burn again in the background, I’ve got weddings etc to go to for the next few weekends but hoping at some point to get going again. Chapter two is about half way done through the first draft just got to write the damned thing.