Thank you everyone for the feedback! I was able to get a lot of useful information before the poll was polluted and will be taking it into mind as I continue to develop chapter 4. The routes were always going to deviate more there, but I'm going to push them a bit further apart than my initial plans with a focus on your character's motivation driving it (hopefully)
The actual development of chapter 4 is going very well. Both the writing and coding are more than 2/3rds done, after finishing that it just leaves imaging and testing. While it's way too early for me to pin down a date, I would expect a chapter 4 release earlier rather than later in May.
Finally, I've decided to stop using rapidgator/filefactory for distribution. I'll be using google drive as the primary download in the future. I did gain some small income from using them but it's been dwarfed by Patreon and no longer makes sense. So a big thanks to all my Patrons. The only downside is that I won't be able to track the number of downloads, but it's been 5000+ for every version. If you like the change, I do ask that you post a bit of feedback in the forums to draw more attention to the game! I do regularly check and respond to the linked forums same as I do here, so be confident that any feedback you give me will be read and responded to there as well.