2020-06-27 19:39:35

Hey everyone,

So this is an exciting time! We were just on the cusp of it before the summer sale but now Warsim has officially sold 20'000 copies! To celebrate I've made an update with 200 features in it. To each of you 20'000 people, I honestly can't thank you enough. Genuinely.

The update has no general direction but tons of sub categories of stuff, I hope you all enjoy smile

CAN I AFFORD THE BOOZE? (22 features)

I noticed that while in taverns where you can buy ale, you can't see how much gold you've got. This is because once upon a time taverns were just locations to see but drinking in them and spending gold wasn't do-able. After the 'let the people drink' update we've been able to buy ale but still you can't see how much gold you've got. Now every tavern in the realm has something that checks how much gold you've got first. I also fixed a handful of little tavern bugs noticed while updating them all.

* Added current gold indicator to Darkdale Tavern (Darkdale)
* Added current gold indicator to Gilded Crescent Tavern (Darkdale)
* Added current gold indicator to Darkdale Cat Tavern (Darkdale)
* Added current gold indicator to Dragons Kneecap Tavern (Blackmarket)
* Added current gold indicator to Blackrow Tavern (Blackmarket)
* Added current gold indicator to Pitside Tavern (Blackmarket)
* Added current gold indicator to Thickblood Tavern
* Added current gold indicator to Silver Staff Tavern (Artifact Market)
* Added current gold indicator to Three Blades Inn (Artifact Market)
* Added current gold indicator to Sandman Tavern (Arasuk)
* Added current gold indicator to Fight coastman tavern (Shaian)
* Added current gold indicator to Shaian Tavern (Shaian)
* Added current gold indicator to Ox Head Tavern (Smallhaven)
* Fixed text bug in Ox head tavern intro
* Added current gold indicator to Human's Toe Tavern (Goblinwood)
* Fixed text bug in Human's toe tavern intro
* Added current gold indicator to Rusty Dagger Inn (Goblinwood)
* Fixed text bug in Rusty dagger inn intro
* Added current gold indicator to Dirt Den Tavern (Blackmarket)
* Added current gold indicator to Ice Watch Tavern
* Added current gold indicator to Shades Bloom Tavern (Baiaa)
* Added current gold indicator to Golden Lily Pad tavern

KNIGHT TO CHAMPION (5 features)

The knight to champion screens were a little lacking, it wasn't clear what happened to the knights sometimes so now you will be shown you've lost a knight, and if it's a brawl you'll not lose the knight even if he loses the fight... he'll just lose a bit of pride.

* Added screen for knight winning fight to become champion (credit u/Jean287)
* Added screen for knight failing fight to become champion (credit u/Jean287)
* Fixed knight losing champion fight is killed when he shouldn't be (credit u/Jean287)
* Added missing -1 knight indicator to losing knight climbing saaroth to become champion
* Added missing -1 knight indicator to losing knight on quest for an item to become champion

UPGRADING THE BLACKMARKET (8 features)

Previously upgrading the Blackmarket gave you no screen or notification, once done things automatically improved but the player would be clueless as to what had improved... I even had to research and remind myself all of the various upgrade improvements for this, but now when you upgrade the market there are a bunch of new screens showing exactly what's new and what to expect.

* Added new screen with sound effect when paying for Blackmarket upgrade
* Added new screen showing the 2 Slums improvements from Blackmarket upgrade
* Added new screen showing the 2 Dockrow improvements from Blackmarket upgrade
* Added new screen showing the Blackrow improvement from Blackmarket upgrade
* Added new screen showing the Guildrow improvement from Blackmarket upgrade
* Added new screen showing the 2 Fighter's District improvements from Blackmarket upgrade
* Added new screen showing the 7 Central District improvements from Blackmarket upgrade
* Added new screen showing the 3 general improvements/changes from Blackmarket upgrade

One of the new screens that show the changes to the upgraded Blackmarket - https://i.imgur.com/AIZS1V9.png

THE LAST STAND (5 features)

Noticed a few more issues and some things that could be improved for the last stand of Krut/Erak, and bandits.

* Added new laugh sound effect to Krut leader end battle
* Fixed final stand for bandit horde skipping a screen
* Fixed final stand for Krut skipping a screen
* Added new screen for Krut King being killed
* Fixed final stand for Erak skipping a screen

GNOME INSULT BATTLES EXPANDED (13 features)

Everyone's been asking for it so here it is, gnome battles have been expanded! Now there are 50% more insults, and a total rework of the gnome battle system full of new sound effects, a new layout and more!

* Added 10 new brutal gnome insults
* Added 10 new gnome sound effects
* Added one of 10 random sound effects play when gnome says insult
* Added one of 10 random sound effects play for introduction to each gnomish insult warrior
* Added notification of esteem points lost in gnome battle rounds
* Added rare chance the gnomes stop and make friends and skip away holding hands
* Added colour system to break down gnome esteem
* Added random trumpet sound to winning gnome screen
* Reworked Gnome battle self-esteem level to be words as well as numbers (very strong, strong, moderate, wavering, low, very low, ruined, devastated)
* Made gnome skin colour lighter (for non independent kingdom battles)
* Merged two separate instances of gnome insult battle code into one (Throne room entertainment/Gnome independent kingdom)
* Fixed 8 gnome insult battle reaction text grammar bugs
* Fixed 4 gnome insult battle victory/defeat text grammar bugs

GOODBYE GUARDIANS (2 features)

Noticed this camp wasn't very rewarding to clear out and didn't have a screen, now we've got new screens and loot!

* Added new screen for destroying Guardian tree camp
* Added new loot chest for destroying guardian tree camp

THICKBLOOD IMPROVED (4 features)

Only just realised how lacking the capturing/buying screens for Thickblood tavern is, now it's been fixed.

* Added sfx for buying thickblood tavern
* Added new screen for having purchased thickblood tavern
* Added new screen for capturing thickblood tavern
* Added new screen with sfx of your flag being raised over thickblood tavern (once captured/bought)

DARKDALE TWEAKS (3 features)

A handful of changes in Darkdale

* Fixed sound not playing correctly when leaving mystic Mycks in Darkdale
* Fixed sound not playing correctly when leaving Jesters society
* Added option to ask Catyr owner of Darkdale Cat Tavern about Cult of Ha'Hah (Only if Darkdale King is Cultist)

LOOT GLORIOUS LOOT (24 features)

Another fat batch of misc junk for you to find in the world!

* Added 'finely crafted sword with an amber gem encrusted in it' random loot artifact (worth 160 gold)
* Added 'diamond wedding ring' random loot artifact (worth 300 gold)
* Added 'gnome foot with gems encrusted in its toenails' random loot artifact (worth 170 gold)
* Added 'skull with crystals growing on it' random loot artifact (worth 140 gold)
* Added 'red eye amulet' random loot artifact (worth 120 gold)
* Added 'green eye amulet' random loot artifact (worth 110 gold)
* Added 'well-crafted but primitive axe' random loot artifact (worth 60 gold)
* Added 'bracer made of finely woven vines' random loot artifact (worth 20 gold)
* Added 'finely decorated gold dwarvern greathammer' random loot artifact (worth 320 gold)
* Added 'jar of angry-wasps' random loot artifact (worth 10 gold)
* Added 'black hand amulet' random loot artifact (worth 100 gold)
* Added 'red hand amulet' random loot artifact (worth 105 gold)
* Added 'jar of dead wasps' random loot artifact (worth 2 gold)
* Added 'crusty chamber pot' random loot artifact (worth 1 gold)
* Added 'purple eye amulet' random loot artifact (worth 130 gold)
* Added 'iron spike knuckled gauntlet' random loot artifact (worth 10 gold)
* Added 'finely decorated spike knuckled gauntlet' random loot artifact (worth 45 gold)
* Added 'gem encrusted spike knuckled gauntlet' random loot artifact (worth 120 gold)
* Added 'gold plated spike knuckled gauntlet' random loot artifact (worth 140 gold)
* Added 'gem encrusted gold spike knuckled gauntlet' random loot artifact (worth 320 gold)
* Added 'gem encrusted goat horn' random loot artifact (worth 120 gold)
* Added 'gem encrusted gold goat horn' random loot artifact (worth 290 gold)
* Added 'crudely carved wooden goblin idol' random loot artifact (worth 6 gold)
* Added 'crudely carved wooden dog idol' random loot artifact (worth 7 gold)

LAST KINGDOM INSPIRED NAMES (2 feature)

So I added most of the character names to the game but I'm still binging and enjoying this series so I added some new names based roughly on some names from the show.

* Added 10 new last kingdom inspired names made of previous names 'Skorik, Skyrk, Ulff, Ulaf, Wutgar, Auldhelm, Bjornhelm, Ceowald, Ceowulf, Ealdred'
* Added 83 new saxon-era themed names

WEIRD NAME SUFFIXES (12 features)

The word 'Weird' was floating in my head when I thought about name suffixes and got a bunch of ideas!

* Added new name suffix 'Weirdaxe' (+16 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'Weirdblade' (+15 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'Weirdshield' (+13 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'Weirdhelm' (+17 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'Weirdspear' (+15 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'Weirdmace' (+16 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'Oddaxe' (+15 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'Oddblade' (+14 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'Oddshield' (+12 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'Oddhelm' (+16 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'Oddspear' (+14 battlescore)
* Added new name suffix 'Oddmace' (+15 battlescore)

DEFENDER'S NAME SUFFIX REWORK (21 features)

Defender from Audiogames came forward with several issues with misspelt suffixes or suffixes that could stand to be a bit worse to the hero who got them!

* Fixed misspelt name suffix 'the Captuerer' (credit Defender)
* Fixed misspelt name suffix 'the Expreinced' (credit Defender)
* Fixed misspelt name suffix 'the Mathmatical' (credit Defender)
* Fixed misspelt name suffix 'the Talkitive' (credit Defender)
* Changed 'the Weak-Hearted' suffix from -5 battlescore to -10 (credit Defender)
* Changed 'the Fainter' suffix from -3 battlescore to -7 (credit Defender)
* Changed 'Limp-Legged' suffix from -3 battlescore to -8 (credit Defender)
* Changed 'the Slow-Minded' suffix from -3 battlescore to -5 (credit Defender)
* Changed 'the Slow-Thinking' suffix from -3 battlescore to -5 (credit Defender)
* Changed 'the Crushed' suffix from -2 battlescore to -5 (credit Defender)
* Changed 'Wine-Guzzler' suffix from 1 battlescore to -2 (credit Defender)
* Changed 'Ale-Guzzler' suffix from 1 battlescore to -2 (credit Defender)
* Changed 'the Cutesy' suffix from 1 battlescore to -3 (credit Defender)
* Changed 'the Oafish' suffix from -3 battlescore to -6 (credit Defender)
* Changed 'the Timid' suffix from -1 battlescore to -2 (credit Defender)
* Changed 'Mild-Mannered' suffix from 3 battlescore to 0 (credit Defender)
* Changed 'Beatlebrained' suffix from -3 battlescore to -5 (credit Defender)
* Changed 'the Entangled' suffix from 5 battlescore to -5 (credit Defender)
* Changed 'the Ruined' suffix from -1 battlescore to -8 (credit Defender)
* Changed 'the Impaled' suffix from -3 battlescore to -6 (credit Defender)
* Changed 'the Useless' suffix from -3 battlescore to -10 (credit Defender)

LACK OF CIVILITY (2 features)

The text describing savage kingdoms has now been made a little more dynamic and varied depending on relation and the level of savagery instead of the same exact text for all.

* Added 2 variants for unable to speak to savages depending on how savage they are
* Added 7 extra variant texts for unable to speak to savages depending on relation with them

THRONE ROOM ENTERTAINMENT INTROS (38 features)

I realised that hiring throne room entertainers (in your upgraded throne room) is immensely lackey and is just a slither of text. Now there are screens for hiring them and the entertainment menus have been upgraded a bit.

* Added gold indicator to throne room entertainment screen
* Added screen to hiring Brawlers entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring Scorpion breeder entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring Axe throwers entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring Monster tamer entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring Juggler entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring Acrobat entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring Poet entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring Rat racer entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring Game master summon entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring Gar Gallock entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring Orcish grunter entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring Luteplayer entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring Gnome whistler entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring Goblin drummer entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring Clicker entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring Chanter entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring Blackmarket shanty singers entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring wulf thorenson entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring wild skalds entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring musical abomination entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring long serpent crew entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring gnome entertainers in throne room
* Added screen to hiring goblin dancer entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring comedian entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring farting abomination entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring Sand talker entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring Changeling entertainer in throne room
* Added screen to hiring Illusion Conjurer entertainer in throne room
* Fixed text bug in violent acts screen
* Fixed text bug in magic acts screen
* Fixed text bug in comedic acts screen
* Fixed text bug in every other act screen
* Fixed text bug in music acts screen
* Fixed text bug in love council
* Fixed typo with sand talker in throne room
* Removed 'you don't have the gold' notification for throne room entertainment
* Fixed throne room options not being x'ed out if you can't afford them

SONGWOOD IMPROVEMENTS (28 features)

Decided to have a look at every location in Songwood and make sure everything was up to date and working fine, I found plenty of things that needed improvement.

* Added new screen and text for viewing gravestones in songwood
* Fixed 6 text bugs in leader of love cult camp text
* Split leader of love cults large history dialogue option into 3 leaner screens instead of one bloated one
* Fixed 26 text bugs in Well-being booth in love cult camp
* Fixed 10 issues with text needing to be broken up in well-being booth dialogues
* Fixed graphic of destroyed love cult camp to match it's pre destruction size
* Added new indicator on love cult camp main screen if the cult is active in your lands or not
* Added new screen for hiring love cult from their camp
* Added new screen for trying to hire love cult from their camp but being broke
* Added new screen for cancling love cult help from their camp
* Fixed text bug with high trees of songwood
* Slightly rewrote love cult camp intro
* Slightly rewrote ruined musicians guild text
* Fixed typo in muscians guild intro screen
* Fixed 22 grammar bugs in muscians guild screens
* Added indicator of relation with musicians guild on main screen
* Added indicator of tribute taken from musicians guild
* Reworked several texts with musicians guildmaster
* Added new indicators of gold gain odds and relation change when taking tribute from the musicians guild
* Reworked all lyrics notes in music guild lyric vault to have better layout colour and page turn sfx
* Fixed guildmaster graphic not showing in intro to speaking to him screen
* Removed attempting to enter lyric vault screen
* Fixed double screen bug when destroying music guild
* Fixed grammar bug in grolok's stump first stump text
* Fixed double screen bug when destroying old cabin in songwood
* Fixed 15 text spacing issues in old cabin
* Fixed 2 grammar bugs in old cabin
* Fixed text bug in destroying ooh snake sanctuary screen

BUGFIXES (9 features)

* Fixed savage village destroying missing line bug
* Fixed Old Ruined Outpost explore screen text capitalisation issue
* Fixed no march sound effect recruiting men from hunters rest
* Fixed grammar issue with axe throwing intro text
* Fixed comeback missing space in thickblood text (credit M I N T Y)
* Fixed comeback missing space in slave fort ruler text (credit M I N T Y)
* Fixed 7 text bugs with animal descriptions (credit Defender)
* Fixed broken coin bag graphic in various places
* Fixed version number for warsim not visible on main screen in ascii disabled version of Warsim (credit Defender)

EVERYTHING ELSE (2 features)

* Added new patreon 'Defender' to the 3rd Stump of Gro'lok in the West (Thanks mate!)
* Added indicator of how much land you have in 'kingdom wants 1 land for peace agreement' diplomacy event

WHAT'S NEXT

To be honest right now I'm mainly focusing on trying to find new places to share Warsim and get it in front of people while it's on sale (open to any ideas). I'm also going to keep clearing through some loose bug reports and to-do features on my list.

Cheers

Huw

Last Free Version of Warsim (0.6.8.7) - https://www.dropbox.com/s/ewnm4cehswu6m … m.zip?dl=1
Steam version of Warsim (0.7) - http://store.steampowered.com/app/65954 … na/?beta=0
Itch.io Version of Warsim (0.7) - https://huw2k8.itch.io/warsim

2020-06-27 19:55:42

@Huw, congrats on the big number.  can imagine it must be a major milestone for you. Also congrats on having 2400 posts in your topic. You've really given us a great game, and I'd like to say unbehalf of us on the forums, thank you for taking the time to make the game more acessible for us. Keep it up!

Remember this and don't you forget it.
Love is nothing more than a chemical reaction. A chemical reaction that occurs randomly.

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2020-06-28 00:06:29

@Jaidon, Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so so glad Dark invited me to this forum as it's honestly been a pleasure. There have been so many major features added, bugs fixed and so on purely thanks to the dedicated guys on this forum and it's been instrumental in important development discussions for years.

Can't thank you guys enough smile

Last Free Version of Warsim (0.6.8.7) - https://www.dropbox.com/s/ewnm4cehswu6m … m.zip?dl=1
Steam version of Warsim (0.7) - http://store.steampowered.com/app/65954 … na/?beta=0
Itch.io Version of Warsim (0.7) - https://huw2k8.itch.io/warsim

Yesterday 23:48:22 (edited by Niklas Yesterday 23:49:48)

The last big Update is very cool like always. BTW: about my exploration idea regarding houses and such: It was meant that you can explore some normal houses and talk to the inhabitants, get some quests maybe, or find some items. This wayyou can hear more stories from different persons within the game, sometimes get part of them and have even more flavour to the game, a bit like some throne room encounter aspects wich make the game even more athmospheric and let you get deeper into the world. Ah and BTW: are more community challenge updates planed? I found that very interesting, because everyone has his own style of writing. That is very good, for stories or such, like I menssioned them a bit like mini gamebooks or even it is great for texts of new ingame Charakters.

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