Chapter 7 is coming along well. I ended up rewriting a lot of the minor details for the chapter 7~9 outlines, which is pretty typical for every time I’m in the early phases of a new chapter. I think it comes out a little better each time, becoming a progressively more cohesive story that flows better chapter-to-chapter. No changes to overall chapter topics though!
The first release of Chapter 7 will cover the events that happen before you get into the aquarium — you may recall some unusual/milky behavior from Krista, which the first part of Chapter 7 goes into details on (and lets you decide her fate!). You will also make a contact at Baosheng, who is the one to give you the aquarium mission.
Also in the next build will be proper tracking for the Faction Points system as well as a place to check your current alliances.
I’ll be closing out the discord chat vote in a few days after the Patreon pledges have gone through so new patrons have a chance to weigh in.
The usual notes about the patron cycle follow — if you’re a new patron, please take note:
It’s the first of the month, which means Patreon processing has begun and will continue updating automatically over the next few days. New backers should ensure their Patreon accounts are linked on the researcher intranet. Note even if Patreon’s website indicates a charge to you, it can still take a couple days for their website to update the data they display to me. In prior months, most people’s access is usually granted on the second of the month, with others spread out on the other days of the first week of the month.
If you’re planning to unpledge on Patreon, I recommend waiting a few days for the reconciliation process to complete before you unpledge. This is because once you unpledge, the Patreon API no longer sends any data about your purchases.
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