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by wendymarlowe
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: Black Closet
Topic: Black Closet - Alpha Testing
Replies: 241
Views: 53360

Re: Black Closet - Alpha Testing / Discount Copies

Another question - should I make the game default to the lower difficulty level and make people choose to move it up to the more hardcore setting for a challenge? Have people tried playing with both settings and seeing the difference? That would be my preference, honestly. I've been playing it on t...
by wendymarlowe
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: Black Closet
Topic: Solving Mysteries - General Hints / Tips / Strategy
Replies: 71
Views: 33256

Re: Solving Mysteries - General Hints / Tips / Strategy

Franka wrote:In my opinion, both. But I'm not an authority. Pay attention to the odds though.
I'm trying to track "is this a success/fail where a 1 or a 20 would have made a difference in the outcome?" but that depends on whether the opponent's die is a variable too!
by wendymarlowe
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Black Closet
Topic: Black Closet - Alpha Testing
Replies: 241
Views: 53360

Re: Black Closet - Alpha Testing / Discount Copies

Speaking as a writer ;) I think the best way to explain the scandal/rules thing would be a conversation with Mallory. Maybe when she comes to you being angsty about her role on the student council? It would give her a chance to ask something in the "Aren't we supposed to be enforcing the rulebook?" ...
by wendymarlowe
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Black Closet
Topic: The Cast of Minions - Character Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 6717

Re: The Cast of Minions - Character Discussion

Randomly generated students should include black, dark-asian, and light-asian in the options. There's no relationship between the visuals and the names on random students, though, so they may not be as noticeable. Elsa is black herself, of course, although you can't see very much of her until the C...
by wendymarlowe
Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Black Closet
Topic: The Cast of Minions - Character Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 6717

Re: The Cast of Minions - Character Discussion

Comment from my 6-year-old daughter, who insisted in sitting in my lap and reading everything aloud as I play: "Is this a school where only girls with light skin are allowed?" (When you take Vonne as your Harvest queen it makes it more obvious she's at least got some Asian heritage, because you see ...
by wendymarlowe
Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Black Closet
Topic: Solving Mysteries - General Hints / Tips / Strategy
Replies: 71
Views: 33256

Re: Solving Mysteries - General Hints / Tips / Strategy

Question: does the traitor manipulate only her own die roll, or the suspect's as well? I'm trying to keep track of successes/fails/ties, but sometimes the traitor is obvious and sometimes I seem to have all my girls doing equally well (i.e. succeeding at most things but not everything).
by wendymarlowe
Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Black Closet
Topic: Black Closet - Alpha Testing
Replies: 241
Views: 53360

Re: Black Closet - Alpha Testing / Discount Copies

Generalized honest feedback here: I'd really like to see more of a guideline for what the school rules are, exactly. I'll frequently get to a point where I know someone did X, but I have no idea how bad X is. Occasionally I figure it's nothing ("Oh, they're just learning about witchcraft - hooray fo...
by wendymarlowe
Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Black Closet
Topic: Black Closet - Alpha Testing
Replies: 241
Views: 53360

Re: Black Closet - Alpha Testing / Discount Copies

Well I made it to February this time, at least :-)

Is there a way to gain reputation on purpose? I only seem to lose it, and the only ways I've found to gain it are 25 points from winter finals and on rare occasions when someone don't screw up their performance.
by wendymarlowe
Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Black Closet
Topic: Black Closet - Alpha Testing
Replies: 241
Views: 53360

Re: Black Closet - Alpha Testing / Discount Copies

"A Delicate Blossom" - what's the intended outcome? Twice now I've had someone get to "I think I can" and persuading them says it does almost nothing, questioning doesn't help, and interrogating them makes them break down in tears. Then they flub their big event and the school takes a hit. I'm not s...
by wendymarlowe
Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Black Closet
Topic: Black Closet - Alpha Testing
Replies: 241
Views: 53360

Re: Black Closet - Alpha Testing / Discount Copies

Okay, cool :-) It seemed to always be when I did well, but I wasn't sure whether it was an "insert any number of characters here" placeholder or not!
by wendymarlowe
Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Black Closet
Topic: Black Closet - Alpha Testing
Replies: 241
Views: 53360

Re: Black Closet - Alpha Testing / Discount Copies

Another potentially stupid question: is "*" supposed to be a valid "grade" when finishing some cases?
by wendymarlowe
Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Black Closet
Topic: Black Closet - Alpha Testing
Replies: 241
Views: 53360

Re: Black Closet - Alpha Testing / Discount Copies

Okay, stupid question - where do I find my license key? The "product registration key" doesn't fit in the box and when I tried to update to the new patch without anything there, it told me I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred. WindowsError: [Error 267] The directory name is invalid: u'C:\\P...
by wendymarlowe
Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Black Closet
Topic: Black Closet - Alpha Testing
Replies: 241
Views: 53360

Re: Black Closet - Alpha Testing / Discount Copies

I've spent several hours on this game now, but have yet to get past November. In part, I think I'm still floundering with what's an appropriate punishment when a girl is caught having done something - when do I expel her, when do I suspend her, and when is detention (or just intimidation) enough? I ...
by wendymarlowe
Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: Black Closet
Topic: Black Closet - Alpha Testing
Replies: 241
Views: 53360

Re: Black Closet - Alpha Testing / Discount Copies

I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred. While running game code: File "game/tracebacks.rpy", line 170, in script File "game/tracebacks.rpy", line 170, in <module> File "game/tracebacks.rpy", line 54, in upload_traceback File "game/tracebacks.rpy", line 26, in upload_blob File "game/network.rp...
by wendymarlowe
Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Black Closet
Topic: Black Closet - Alpha Testing
Replies: 241
Views: 53360

Re: Black Closet - Alpha Testing / Discount Copies

It doesn't seem to want to let me upload this automatically, but I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred. While running game code: File "game/tracebacks.rpy", line 170, in script File "game/tracebacks.rpy", line 170, in <module> File "game/tracebacks.rpy", line 54, in upload_traceback File "ga...