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Re: Ask!

Post by marian11 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:21 am

Hello people.

Yesterday I finished Hanako's route and it was really awesome.

Now I want to do Lilly's route, but do I have to start the game from the very beginning to get to her route ?

Thanks in advance :)

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Re: Ask!

Post by A Forum Member » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:23 am

How come Aura has godlike english skills when he/she is not a native english speaker? And why does Aura posts five times in a row instead of citing multiple people in one post?

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Re: Ask!

Post by Helbereth » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:28 am

Suriko wrote:Japanese high school gets special mention as it really is a plague on the visual novel medium. It's difficult to think of another media so entirely gripped by a single setting, excepting very rare AAA releases or independents.
Perhaps it's my inexperience with the medium, then, that makes it seem less of a bore. This is still the only VN I've bothered with, despite many recommendations. Looking at the synopsis for them, though, I can see how that might be a problem.

Were any other setting locations attempted before arriving at the one presented?

Given that Raita's original drawing didn't get terribly specific on the character backgrounds, I could see the same plot playing out at a collegiate level, or perhaps even within a small microcosm community like an office building, or a mall--the five girls working at or running various shops or businesses, or departments within the same business, maybe in Europe or America somewhere.

Now I'm just spit-balling ideas...

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Post by Silentcook » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:43 am

A Forum Member wrote:How come Aura has godlike english skills when he/she is not a native english speaker?
Fielding this part of the question as his editor.

I wouldn't call them "godlike" any more than I'd call mine that, and in any case I find that native English speakers tend to get freaking lazy beyond belief with their own language.

I have written about this elsewhere, but in a nutshell: if you work at something, you usually become better at it.
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Re: Ask!

Post by ArcCain » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:30 am

marian11 wrote:Hello people.

Yesterday I finished Hanako's route and it was really awesome.

Now I want to do Lilly's route, but do I have to start the game from the very beginning to get to her route ?

Thanks in advance :)
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Post by BlackWaltzTheThird » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:54 am

You know, it's been bugging me for a while... what on Earth does your sig mean, Silentcook? Care to elaborate on it?
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Post by Carighan » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:23 am

See, I'm a developer. The sig didn't even mentally register for me. That's how commit logs tend to look shortly before release for me, too. :)
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Post by Silentcook » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:24 pm

BlackWaltzTheThird wrote:You know, it's been bugging me for a while... what on Earth does your sig mean, Silentcook? Care to elaborate on it?
'94 is the year when I became a nurse. When I got taken on board as a medical advisor, crud half-jokingly said that my job was to shatter everybody's dreams with cold hard facts, more or less.

The ugly pic is a screencap of the very last commit made before Act 1 got released to the public. It was a last-minute fix, made in feverish haste at an ungodly hour to correct a bad line break that had passed unnoticed until the very last moment. The pic is ugly because I suck at anything involving graphics.
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Re: Ask!

Post by Aura » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:12 pm

A Forum Member wrote:How come Aura has godlike english skills when he/she is not a native english speaker? And why does Aura posts five times in a row instead of citing multiple people in one post?
Education, practice, osmosis. A language can be learned just like anything, with perseverance and hard work.

It's a personal preference to keep it to one reply per one post. Hope it doesn't bother you too much.
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Re: Ask!

Post by pandaphil » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:08 pm

A couple questions from me. I apologize if they've been asked before, but I just haven't been able to get through all 184 pages yet


1) Everyone can agree that the characters in the game ring amazingly true to life regarding their feelings and emotions. Do any of the devs have any sort of background in psychology, or have they just read a lot. :)

2) I notice Lilly wears a cross necklace when shes dressed casually. Is she religious at all? Because lord knows a lot of Christians could take lessons from her.
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Post by Suriko » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:12 am

pandaphil wrote:A couple questions from me. I apologize if they've been asked before, but I just haven't been able to get through all 184 pages yet


1) Everyone can agree that the characters in the game ring amazingly true to life regarding their feelings and emotions. Do any of the devs have any sort of background in psychology, or have they just read a lot. :)

2) I notice Lilly wears a cross necklace when shes dressed casually. Is she religious at all? Because lord knows a lot of Christians could take lessons from her.
1. I don't, and I don't believe any of the other developers have either. I don't really interact with other people very much at all.

2. She's Catholic.

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Post by ArcCain » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:21 am

Suriko wrote:2. She's Catholic.
I was actually planing on asking the same thing but forgot about it, I take it she is a bit casually about her religion, seeing that she uses birth control and had sex before marriage?
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Post by forgetmenot » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:31 am

ArcCain wrote:I take it she is a bit casually about her religion, seeing that she uses birth control and had sex before marriage?
See, I always thought her flippancy regarding her religion was pretty much in line with her character. Lilly, while having a reserved, polite, well-mannered exterior, is chock-full of the same problems and impulses everyone else has. The necklace is a physical representation of that same character trait: a practicing Catholic on the outside, but a teenage girl who isn't afraid or ashamed of her desires on the inside.

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Post by pandaphil » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:45 am

I think these days most western Catholics ignore the whole sex and birth control ban.

I think it just means that Lilly isn't caught up in church dogma. She practices what religion should be about. Loving her fellow man and reaching out to those who're hurting and in need. I think Jesus would approve.
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Re: Ask!

Post by ArcCain » Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:02 am

I figured her a Protestant but Catholic sort of fits her personality in some romantic way.
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