Research Blog

Get the latest posts via RSS!

Bug Database

We now have a bug database where game bugs can be added to. This is useful since my prior bug tracking solution is just a massive text file soup consisting of 1,100 lines of ideas, bugs, and notes.  Hopefully this keeps things more organized so they don’t get lost.

You can report bugs directly to the bug database by clicking Report Issue and filling out the form. Almost all fields are optional. No need to make a new account either, it uses your existing login information. Easy!

The bug database also helps tell me which bugs people care the most about being fixed — feel free to reply ‘+1’ or something to any bugs in there that are important to you. You can also click the ‘Monitor’ button and you’ll receive e-mail updates on the bug.

In future, I’d also like the ability for people to attach cloud save files to bugs, but for now it’s fine to just stash them in an unused slot.  I didn’t have time to figure avatars for the bug database, but maybe I’ll take another look after Hydra’s out.  Speaking of avatars — over on this blog, I had accidentally not enabled the option for blog profiles to have avatars uploaded to them. So now you should be able to set a blog picture for commenting should you wish to do so.

Survey: Methods of Chat & Update Notifications

The Hydra DLC is coming along slowly but surely — I ended up going a bit overboard with the logic on her, but I’m pretty excited about what it’s shaping up to be!  It will likely be one of the most technically complex transformations in the entire game.

In the meanwhile, please check out this survey on community discussion methods and preferred notification methods.

Login for blog comments & wiki

Wiki login had been broken for a long time, but should be working again now. Also, due to a lot of bot spam comments, the blog now requires a game account with a verified e-mail to post (but you don’t have to type a recaptcha every time anymore, either).

Minor note – there’s currently a limitation that blog accounts don’t have the same e-mail as any other blog accounts. So if you have more than one game account with the same e-mail, you’ll only be able to post comments from one of them.

Feature Poll

After the huge amount of content that was Chapter 7, I’m going to do some smaller (but still fun!) updates before tackling Chapter 8.

I’ve had some trouble deciding exactly what, so I’ve opened it up to voting. These ideas are from various blog comments and discord posts that I’ve A) seen recently, B) liked and want to implement, and C) remembered to jot down.

If you’re currently a Patreon or BMT subscriber, head over to the researcher intranet to cast your votes. You can vote for as many or as few features as you like.

The options are listed below (click Continue Reading if you’re on the main blog page).

Continue reading