The Seven Heirs of Ophaesia (WIP)

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#1193

I have missed this one.


#1194

Oh snap. I’m not gonna lie, I was always praying this would happen.


#1195

To clarify, there’s no new content – the game has simply been moved to DashingDon so it’s playable again.

There’s some news regarding Seven Heirs/me, but I’m in bed right now so I’ll post about it later.

(Sorry if you guys thought this was a real update.)


#1196

@Fawkes
I found one typo

  • There were many nooks within the library that kept a person hidden from anyone who only casually perused the selection of books.

Books


#1197

:astonished: :smiley: :star_struck: It’s back! Omg I’m screaming (internally and in the good way), this is such a good WIP, and I’m so happy to see that it’s not dead!


#1198

I do not think that is a typo. Nook is a word and it makes sense where it is at.


#1199

Ah I see, I guess it’s make sense after I do search of it


#1200

good news i hope? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#1201

Thanks an, I just requested its revival few days ago.:grinning:


#1202

I really enjoy the game so I’m pretty interested in what you have to say about the project future.Sadly I fear Its not the good kind of news that I hope for.:sob: I do hope that I am in the wrong though.


#1203

I loved it! I like royal intrigue filled games like this, I haven’t seen many on the forums and this one is so well written, I was smiling from the beginning of the game until the end of the chapter which was too quick haha.

If the Mc is so beautiful I was thinking that maybe they could commission a painting of themselves (nobles did that anyways regardless of looks) not sure if the painting would be mentioned again, maybe if you do include some way to decorate your room as I saw that feature was suggested before.


#1204

Oh Uh this isn’t going to be good


#1205

People calm down. You don’t even know what the author wants to tell us. Maybe it’s good, maybe it’s bad, most likely it will be rather neutral. Just calm down and be happy that we can play the demo again.


#1206

Glad to see that we could play this WIP again.

@Fawkes, hope you’re doing ok.


#1207

So glad to see this alive again


#1208

Update - August 2nd, 2017


Before anyone gets too excited, let me clarify once more: This is not a proper game update — there’s no new content.

Now that that’s out of the way, I can get on to letting y’all know what’s going on.

This is going to be super long. Important parts are bolded, and there’s a TL;DR summary at the end.

It has been… a very, very long time since Seven Heirs has been updated, and I have more or less ghosted. I want to sincerely apologize for that, and I want you guys to know that I never meant to just disappear and leave y’all hanging. I have my reasons though, and I’m going to tell them to you guys so you know why this happened and to further explain what is going to happen with Seven Heirs.

I haven’t properly worked on Seven Heirs in awhile due to health reasons, both mental and physical. I have been coping with debilitating Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder for years now. It doesn’t let up, not really, but like with anything, I have my good days. I wrote the first chapter (and part of the second chapter) during a period of many good days. I haven’t had good days like those since, not really. After a long period of bad days kept me from working on Seven Heirs, I found it difficult to get back into writing it.

I never did give up on it, though. I’ve thought about it a lot, but it seemed like a colossal task, to sit down and work on it nonstop like I did before.

On top of my mental health issues, I’ve been coping with physical health issues.

Where to begin with this… Well, for starters, I deal with chronic pain, and it’s twofold: I have costochondritis, which is like chest arthritis and makes me feel like I’m having a heart attack whenever it acts up; and I have TMJD, which is a disorder of the jaw that means I’m having muscle spasms everyday. I hurt everyday, and that saps my energy, making it hard to be productive. I also have a B12 deficiency, which saps my energy, and hypothyroidism, which saps my energy.

And now, my health concerns have gotten even worse. I’ve always had poor eyesight, but only in the past year or so did I realize how abnormally bad my eyesight was. Turns out I have visual snow, which makes seeing difficult. I went to my optometrist because my GP thought I had a detached retina, but he didn’t see anything wrong so he sent me to an ophthalmologist. My ophthalmologist checked me out and confirmed that physically my eye is just fine. We talked about my visual snow and other related issues, and then he brought up that I likely have a pseudotumor. So he’s sending me to see a neurologist (on August 9th). Doing research of pseudotumors, I have all the symptoms, and in the last six months, my symptoms get significantly worse with each week. In the month and a half since I’ve seen the ophthalmologist, my condition has worsened.

I have a headache everyday, generally one migraine a week, my memory is practically nonexistent (almost comically so), and my vision is extremely bad. There’s a risk of these symptoms, especially the vision loss, to be permanent to a degree, but treatment is pretty straight forward. I’m concerned, of course, but I’m determined to not worry too much. This goes without saying, but this has made doing anything a bit more difficult

So where does that leave Seven Heirs?

Well, Seven Heirs is my baby. I have notes for it scattered across documents on my main laptop. I am going to start working on it again, but perhaps not at the pace y’all would like. To keep myself from burning out, I’m going to take it slow, work on it as I am able.

What will slow this down even more is that while working on this, I’m also going to try to work on a couple of other projects. Those debilitating mental health issues I mentioned? They’re disabling to the point where I cannot work a normal job. I need to start supporting myself, and I’m going to do so by doing what I do best: writing. I’m going to try to write a few cheesy, smutty, short romance novellas to self-publish on Amazon as a way to make money (under an equally cheesy pseudonym). This is going to take away some time and energy from Seven Heirs, especially since it’s a higher priority, but it’s something I need to do. Hopefully it’ll help me create a better writing habit, and who knows? Perhaps working on different projects at the same time will keep me from burning out.

So when will the next update be?

Hell if I know. It could be anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months — maybe even longer — since I update once I have, for all intents and purposes, finished the chapter.

Just know that I am going to work on it, bit by bit, as I am able. Fortunately, I have so many outlines and notes, it’ll be relatively easy to pick up where I left off. Even if I take a break, I’ll know exactly what needs to happen next when I come back to it.


TL;DR

  • I have been unwell & unable to work on Seven Heirs for awhile.
  • I haven’t given up on Seven Heirs & am going to start working on it again.
  • I am going to work on other projects at the same time.
  • I have no idea when the next update will be.

If you have any questions or whatever, just let me know.

Thank you for your patience. It means a lot to me, and I hope the wait will be worthwhile.

Also, sorry for any typos. The pseudotumor makes it hard to read, and I didn’t feel like having someone else proofread this for me.


#1209

Wow, it’s been far too long, but good to see you’re back. I truly hope you can recover with time.

Take it easy and enjoy writing. Treating it like a theraputic and fun hobby will make you less likely to stress and burn out, so work on whatever makes you happiest and most excited. We’ll understand if you take a break from this project again. Good luck. :slight_smile:


#1210

Firstly, so glad to see you back and well enough to start writing again. You are a very talented author and this place is better for you being here.

Secondly that is just brutal luck on the health front. My irl RO has tmjd and just that by itself is no joke pain wise. Seriously I admire your fortitude with all you have dealt with.

Take all the time with this story you need. It’s important to remember that we’re here to support you and your writing, the fact we enjoy the story is just a bonus.


#1211

I admire your strength for fighting just don’t push your self and take your time and I know what its like to suffer I had PTSD from my service and that well it was not fun not at all the worst of it happened when I got back home I couldn’t even go to the bathroom with out getting properly was the first time in my life I ever felt vulnerable I hated it I so a started to sleep in my bath tub lol so yeah take all the time you need no rush and we all understand if you take a break from this project again. Good luck dude and be safe.


#1212

You and @Snoe and @FairyGodfeather always make me feel like my own youth largely lost to bad health (and depression brought on by said bad health) due to undiagnosed celiac’s feels small and insignificant, particularly since I eventually got better.
So here’s to hoping that you meet the right people and finally get the right or at least most helpful diagnosis and treatment(s) too now.

She can with Seven Heirs, but not those novellas and that reminds me why I am happy to live in a country that still has some sort of social safety net left, for now at least.

Well if you feel up for including male/male gay stuff I’m always in the market for a good bit of smut between cute (fictional) guys. :wink: