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Post by Nagatoyuuki » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:21 pm

Question to any of the writers. Though I understand that your free time was mainly working on the project, as a writer myself must know; During development, or whilst planning out or writing scenes, did you ever get any ideas or inspiration for stories not related to KS?
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Post by scott1and » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:04 pm

Why did you change the original uniforms from the coloured RAITA design to the Grid1 green uniforms and then back again with further releases?
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Post by Mirage_GSM » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:21 pm

Merlyn_LeRoy wrote:How did some of the art from the final game get out early (you could spot some of it on /a/, for example)? Was it deliberate?
Are you sure that was leaked art and not something from the trailers?
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Post by Caesius » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:23 pm

I list here and here some observations I made while playing through the Emi route which I think indicate that Emi was intended to be the "natural" route that players go through first. I also point out some of the negative consequences that Emi's Act 1 presentation had on her reception up until release.

What are the thoughts of the development team on these points?
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Post by Aura » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:27 pm

Nagatoyuuki wrote:Question to any of the writers. Though I understand that your free time was mainly working on the project, as a writer myself must know; During development, or whilst planning out or writing scenes, did you ever get any ideas or inspiration for stories not related to KS?
Sure, we thought up and even wrote plenty of other stuff.
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Post by Aura » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:28 pm

scott1and wrote:Why did you change the original uniforms from the coloured RAITA design to the Grid1 green uniforms and then back again with further releases?
Lead artist at the time wanted to design a new uniform. After he quit we reverted back to RAITA's design.
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Post by Aura » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:31 pm

Caesius wrote:I list here and here some observations I made while playing through the Emi route which I think indicate that Emi was intended to be the "natural" route that players go through first. I also point out some of the negative consequences that Emi's Act 1 presentation had on her reception up until release.

What are the thoughts of the development team on these points?
The design of Act 1 was that unless you chased after Hanako/Lilly/Shizune, you'd probably end up with Emi. It doesn't mean that we meant players to read it first, however. The stories are not dependent on each other, they can be read in any order.
There's a very obvious correlation between characters with big, emotional endings in Act 1 (Shizune, Rin) getting more popularity than ones without (Emi). In the full game it doesn't matter (and we obviously always worked with the full game in mind), but Emi fans and to a lesser extent, fans of Lilly and Hanako too were disappointed that their favourite characters didn't get as epic Act 1 ending as Shizune did.
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Post by Nagatoyuuki » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:35 pm

Aura wrote:
Nagatoyuuki wrote:Question to any of the writers. Though I understand that your free time was mainly working on the project, as a writer myself must know; During development, or whilst planning out or writing scenes, did you ever get any ideas or inspiration for stories not related to KS?
Sure, we thought up and even wrote plenty of other stuff.
Did you ever feel that you wrote said stuff because you wanted to get your mind of KS for a while? Or as an embellishment on your understanding of your characters or motives?
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Post by Caesius » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:42 pm

Aura wrote:The design of Act 1 was that unless you chased after Hanako/Lilly/Shizune, you'd probably end up with Emi. It doesn't mean that we meant players to read it first, however. The stories are not dependent on each other, they can be read in any order.
There is, however, the issue of the letter from Iwanako. Someone who has read through one of the other routes before getting on Emi's is likely to have a very different reaction to Hisao throwing away the letter. Was this considered?
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Post by urishima » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:53 pm

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Post by finalizer » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:07 pm

urishima wrote:Hey, where the heck did you come from? :mrgreen:
>Implying I haven't been lurking here for over a year
>Implying I wasn't waiting on IRC for the moment V1 released
>Implying I wont find KS-related ways to troll Huntress
>Implying KS hasn't totally halted development of TC_Frostbite since it released

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Post by Sickhawk » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:15 pm

scott1and wrote:Why did you change the original uniforms from the coloured RAITA design to the Grid1 green uniforms and then back again with further releases?
You have any examples of this?

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Post by Guest » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:15 pm

finalizer wrote:
urishima wrote:Hey, where the heck did you come from? :mrgreen:
>Implying I haven't been lurking here for over a year
>Implying I wasn't waiting on IRC for the moment V1 released
>Implying I wont find KS-related ways to troll Huntress
>Implying KS hasn't totally halted development of TC_Frostbite since it released
We're not on 4chan.

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Post by Slart » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:34 pm

A question to Nichol, which BGM is each cutscene's piano arrangement based on? I know Shizune's is The Student Council, and Hanako's is Puddles and Raindrops, but I can't put my finger on Lilly's or Rin's. Another thing I'd like to know is if there's full versions of of these arrangements.

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Post by Merlyn_LeRoy » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:44 pm

Mirage_GSM wrote:
Merlyn_LeRoy wrote:How did some of the art from the final game get out early (you could spot some of it on /a/, for example)? Was it deliberate?
Are you sure that was leaked art and not something from the trailers?
Oh yes. At least a dozen, including an H-scene or two (and I think the one I saw with Hisao and Lilly in the bathtub had more Godiva hair than the final version). My comments about them before release were deleted, and Aura doesn't appear too eager to open this can of worms.

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