Sunday, January 18, 2009

Another LSS

I just decided I'm going to stop explaining away my endless delays with posting updates. Suffice it to say, I'm somewhat resigned to my life no longer being as it use to be in my twenties. Back in the days I was doing the SG series, I pretty much had one job and fun time, a good portion of which was spent modding. Now, I have two jobs (three, including Ossian), one house to maintain, two dogs, and what's left is devoted to fun. Unfortunately, that means progress can be slow at times, and there always seems to be some crisis or another. I'm beginning to contemplate the notion that TMGS will be my only individual contribution to NWN2 and maybe my last individual project at all. Eh, maybe it's pessimism. I'm crawling steadily closer, yet I still feel maddeningly far away.

At least I made good progress today, but since the last update, not so much. I've only scripted a whopping 10,000 words, although a couple of those conversations were pretty hardcore. Also - most annoyingly - as I've wended my way back through the Act II dialogs, I've found several points where I meant to add some things that I forgot to. In other words, the PC is supposed to be able to ask a character about this or that, but I never included it. So I've cleaned a lot up and also added another short dialog. All-in-all, I'm a little more that 52% done with the conversational scripting.

I understand that the next patch comes out next week. If so, I'll switch back to testing Act III and finish that up. As it is, I don't have much longer in Act II until I've progressed enough for some actual screen shots with like, action and words and stuff. But who knows if that will be before or after I officially finish Act III and burn it to a disk. As it is, you'll just have to settle for this Load Screen Sunday. It's from the upper floor interior of the abandoned lighthouse.


Anonymous said...

Even slow progress is still progress. :) It seems like a good-sized project anyway, so I'm certainly not going to get impatient. Doesn't change the fact that I want to play it; it will just get done when it gets done. I have to tell myself that a lot with my seemingly neverending coursework . . .

Hope RL is good to you, and thanks for the update! This is Alez, by the way. I forgot my password again. :P

Anonymous said...

Same here lad, just keep plugging. I suspect I know what you're feeling... Take your time; it will all work out in it's own time.