Monthly Archives: November 2017

Status update: 11/17

Hi again. I just came by to post a little update since it has been a week or so since the last one. I sent my main Patreon rewards out last night, which was a bit later than I had hoped but that was mainly due to assorted technical problems and the fact that I expanded the story set to 52 images somehow. (This should not be considered normal, this is the exception in several ways; as I said before I was trying to make it special as it is the first chapter of the new story arc and I went overboard again.) There may be one or two tiny issues left that I may fix for next month, but I think it is quite good and hopefully those who see it will agree.

As for other news, I plan to update my Patreon page a bit in a day or two (adding one new reward, some other small changes); and I hope to have either this month’s new mini-set preview ready mid-next week or maybe a little something else for the off month from story sets.  In terms of next month, I will do another Patreon mini-set poll to decide the subject of that mini-set; so there is that if anyone is interested. (The mini-set for last month got expanded to ten images, by the way.) I have assorted other irons in the fire and such; but I have no idea when any of that will be ready. In the mean time, please vote in those polls on the right, and I will be back sometime next week with some kind of update.

LITC chapter one, “Matt is Missing” previews posted!

Hey there, sorry this took so long – but that is probably no surprise. Long story short, Life in the City (LITC) chapter one is basically done (again), I just came by to post the previews now as it has been longer than I had hoped as it is. I ended up redoing almost half of the set for assorted reasons, (some renders took several tries) and I still plan to add 2-3 more images and redo the ending in the next day or two, mostly because of all that I added in already. So that means that everything in the chapter is a bit more refined now; and I quite like it. I spent all the time I had this week redoing the renders and all of today redoing/rewriting the story images.

The story set is over 40 images now, both with clean and story versions as before; and it will get sent out to appropriate patrons of mine starting early next week – likely Monday or Tuesday. I ended up changing two of the preview images for assorted reasons, but I think this is better than it was before; it shows off the main scene and then the side scene quite well I think. This chapter kicks off the new story arc with a bang of sorts; as it is effectively a double chapter as I used to make long ago even though I likely shouldn’t do that. This first chapter introduces one established female character to the main story as well as a brand new female character – and her bio is already up on the characters page; though as with some others, some bits are left out for story reasons.

As for the actual story itself, the content scenes deal with James meeting the temporary guild-mistress at her potion shop while looking for Matt and then Tabitha makes a new friend while waiting for him at the guild hall. Also, as people allegedly wanted to see less clothing according to a poll I did a few months back; here is an attempt to cater to that – there is significantly less clothing in the scenes in this chapter.

As previously stated, I have no plans to release story sets from now on for free; which is not to say that I don’t want to, if I had enough support I would just give stuff out when it was done but as of yet that sadly is not the case so I am going to keep things as they are for now. I should be back late next week with some small update around the time I send out the main Patreon rewards message; I have several things planned but I will likely need a bit to recharge after redoing most of this set all week.

So check out the previews below (two clean, two story) and if any of that interests you, or if you just want to help support me, please check my Patreon page!

https://www.patreon.com/redleatherart

Poll results, new polls, Patreon mini-set reset.

Hi again. First off, as you can probably guess from the title, I did reset the Patreon mini-set list starting this month; so only the most recent three will be included when main rewards go out around the 13th or so. (This only applies to the mini-sets for the $15+ tiers; all other content is still included.) I may also adjust a few other things on my Patreon page in the coming weeks, but I don’t have time to fiddle with that at the moment. I did add a new game preview gallery up top by the way, just for convenience; it has the public previews from the old micro VN from last year and the new game in one easy to find place.

As for the polls, the results from last time were rather surprising actually; particularly the voice over poll. As expected, full voice over got one more vote than the other two leading options, but what amazes me is that one of those second place options was that voice work isn’t necessary. Of course I know this to be true, but I didn’t really expect anyone to vote for it here; so the honestly and/or realistic answers were greatly appreciated. I am still looking into this idea, and any real progress seems a long way off, if ever; but if I can get anything it will of course be little snippets and/or SFX for the adult scenes… getting full voice over would be great of course but is unrealistic at this stage for many reasons. The other poll asked about the most important part of an adult scene, and somewhat surprisingly the highest voted answer was the story/setup of the scene, followed by the characters involved… followed by a three way tie for content types, the scenario, and the visuals. (Audio got no votes and dialogue got one as well.) This is good to know, and I hoped to get more votes in this poll; but oh well I guess… I will almost certainly repeat this poll in a year or so to see if things have changed and/or if I can get more votes. This will definitely get used when I design future scenarios.

The new polls are also up; one asks what you think of the galleries on my site so far, and the other asks if you project yourself into adult content. Which is to say, do you imagine yourself as part of a scene when you view it, or do you simply appreciate it as it is with the characters involved? (I saw a small article on this somewhere, figured it would make a fun poll.) So please vote in those and let me know your feelings on this as well.

As for my status on fixing the story set, I think I have fixed it; and it seems that something I added to the scene was the cause of it eating so much memory – still not totally sure on this and I have no idea what it was if so. Regardless, I am trying to work in an additional small scene into this first chapter and I am desperately trying to keep it small and not go all in again. We will find out if that was successful sometime next week… so I will see you then!