Kind of wanted to put my opinion on killing off characters here too if that's okay. I believe The Lost Kingdom is an Alternate Universe, right? So, in other universes, characters WILL act a bit different from the "normal" one, and so, things like death can happen when they wouldn't normally. The reason Molestia WON'T work is simply because (in my opinion anyway) Ponies should not be sexualized, and especially a character that makes rape "okay" should never be allowed anywhere.
Alternate universe is a good answer, but it goes a bit deeper than that.
Taking place in an alternate universe allows for me to take a few creative liberties, like Fluttershy writing a horror story, but in the end characters must be kept as close as possible to their original counterparts. This is why Molestia can’t be in the game, or Discorded Whooves for that matter, they are just so out of character (not that Dr. Whooves had character technically) they broke the rules. Also my personal opinions on how funny Molestia is didn’t help her chances much…
However the game also blends in somethings I would do. It’s a bit raunchier, it’s pretentious and most of all, I kill off characters.
However the fact remains this must remain a primarily MLP world, so a lot of my own touches had to be lessened naturally.
Gonna he honest here, I don't think having canon characters killed off is a good idea. It really pushes it too much and it doesn't fit well with FIM. I recall you citing this very reason in some things like not referencing Tyrantestia or Molestia. Just one mane opinion, no offense intended.
Your opinion was well written and didn’t resort to insults, no offense was taken. Anyways…
I do see your point, but I’m stuck in a situation where I can’t explain why I’m allowing this and not things like Molestia. I can say it’s only 5 characters and if I gave the list it would suddenly make a lot more sense. I’ll give this away too, Scorpan is on the list, and the entire Mane 6 survive no matter what.
When you mention cannon characters are less immune are there choices that actually can get one of them killed off? Or do they just get injured or something, and can can't be used for a duration/chapter?
A few more canon characters can get killed off now, it kind of fits in with a major theme of the game. It’s also possible to not obtain a few altogether.
Crappy days of work and recurring sickness are no fun, sorry for the lack of updates, I’ve been on a sleep/work schedule… So if it’s any consolation, some random artwork.
This is one of my most recurring characters in my Dust World stories, the Zombie Shogun (as he appears in the Cursed Planet), a necromancer trying to take over the world by chasing people out of town and having his zombie minions take over their businesses. In short his schemes are on par with a Scooby Doo villain.
Despite being a more comical villain, the Shogun is a master of ninjutsu, unkillable, immune to pain and a lot stronger than he looks, and as an immortal he evolves with the times, always using new technologies and mindsets to help him achieve his goals.
How obvious will some of the choice be, and will it be possible to keep everyone alive? Will some characters have a difficult quest/side story that might need to be done to keep a character around?
Mostly not so. The situation is very dire and a lot of alliances are built only around having a similar enemy, such as that with Queen Chrysalis. As such, not everything is black and white, and sometimes siding with one character requires siding against another.
It’s now possible to save everyone, but in the end only one of two characters can be saved depending on the ending.
All I can say, Rick is one of the hardest to keep alive, and some sidequests are required to keep a character or two alive/loyal.
Cat trivia: When a cat shows it's butt it means they trust you. Cats actually know whos in charge, they just don't care. The reason cats don't like to get wet is because their fur can't insulate as well when wet, there are a few exceptions to this such as abyssinians.
Interesting, so trust from a cat means a butt to the face. Why do I like cats again?…
Oh one more thing…
About Blank Flank, I’m no longer giving her the ability to use every other character’s moves, as it will take too long for me to put that together, considering that requires making the entire cast first. Even more, she’s going to be a lot easier to make now.
Instead, I’m giving her a collection of generic moves she can use, and some of them might be lifted/used from/for other characters movesets.
Blank Flank will be my next big project.
Choosing your own destinies…
It just came to me, the whole “prolong the inevitable” system I had planned is dumb because it goes against a big theme of the game, destiny vs dreams. As such, I’m removing it and instead I’m implementing a much deeper choice system, which will decide if certain characters live to see the end or not, or even worse if they ultimately become a friend or foe.
All I can confirm is Rick’s story can end with him surviving, dying a hero or with you being forced to put him down, two Mane Party members can actually get killed off now, and canon characters are less immune to bad ends.
That’s all for now, thank you for your time.
P.S. Crazy Game is moved to tomorrow. I was sick for half of the day today, and had unexpected company for the other half.
Are there any scenes in the game that might be similar to a Tarantino movie? Maybe Pinkie Pie and Hawkeem torturing someone else while singing Stuck In The Middle With You by Stealers Wheels?
Believe it or not, I’ve never seen a Tarantino movie, but…
Hawkeem: I want answers and no matter what you’re gonna make some noise, you can either tell me who your boss is and where I can find him, or you’ll serenade us with the song “Stop Making Me Hit Myself”!
Body Guard: Oh how cliched… I’ll never talk, and you’re good cop won’t work either!
Pinkie Pie: You think I’m good cop? I’m CRAZY COP!!
*pulls lever revealing the subject in a giant death trap*
Pinkie Pie: Trap activated in 5, 4, 0! just kidding, 2, 1-
Body Guard: Oh sweet Celestia, stop I’ll talk, just don’t let that psycho near me!!
Hawkeem: How did I become good cop?
Welcome to the joy of being a cat owner. Having 2 of the fuzzballs myself, I can say with certainty that little bundle of joy is going to be the source of a lot of 'GIVE ME ATTENTION NOW's. Prepare to have that happen a lot, and for your computer to become the cats bed at any given poi-DARNIT CAT OFF OF THE KEYBOARD!
Yep, been 7 years since I owned a cat, and this piece of work has a habit of using me as a bed and planting his rump in my face…
He’s a giant pain but I love him regardless, and I’ll be getting the last laugh when he gets neutered next week, bwahahaha!