Sunday, June 19, 2016
So I've been thinking
When I went onto Patreon and switched to monthly releases, I decided to switch between major releases (main storyline progression) and minor releases (side quests and non-plot slaves). This was mostly done as I knew I couldn’t do a major every month and the minors gave me a chance to keep new content coming while simultaneously giving me the time to rewrite/code the old content.
Generally, we’ve been doing a major followed by two minors over time. Initially, this was done to buy me time more than anything else. As I’ve been developing the minor quests, something interesting happened. I found that I really enjoyed adding some breadth to the world. Exploring new territories, learning about the history of the world and getting to know the existing cast better. And of course, finding and enslaving new women.
As we go into Chapter 5 we’re going to be hitting an on-rails section. Some fairly big things will be happening with the plot and to make sure that flows properly and makes sense, I have to control the pacing. Once we hit that, we’re probably going to be looking at roughly 4 months of on-rails as we go through two months of Corsix and then 2 months dealing with the aftermath of what happens there. While there will be some new content there (Kathleen/Fiona mostly) most of it will be retreads of v1 content. And you won’t get back to Celee for months.
So the question is: Where to go next? I want to know what you all think. Would you enjoy starting the on-rails section, knowing that it’s going to last a few months, or should there be a 4m3 and explore some of the new content more? I definitely have more stories to tell about Fiona, Naitay, and Joan that really won’t get told for quite a while without a 4m3.
I want your feedback. Where you want to see Harem go? Your feedback will decide this. But just to be upfront, unless feedback is definitely in one direction or another, it will be decided by a Patreon-only poll.