I don't consider myself much of an actual writer, I don't usually write as a hobby thing, or even do all that much reading either. When I read a piece written in a style I like, I can't even really put into words what I actually like about it. I'm just an amateur really.
Which is probably why I both underestimated the time it would take to write the visual novel parts of WoD, as well as overestimate my 'writing endurance'. Sure if I could
write 2000 words per day, every day. The majority of VN files would have been done a week or two ago. But in reality it was more around 900 words on day, when I'm in the mood to write.
In addition, the episode 2 vn segments ended up being much larger in comparison to episode 1, because of all the new characters being introduced.
Regardless of facing reality like this, I did end up writing a lot of words these past weeks. And am in the progress of wrapping up the second to last file today, with just one remaining for episode 2. A major milestone, because in the months before starting on this, I had been dreading this seemingly massive pile of 'things to do and write'. And just getting even started
on it could feel oddly depressing.
Now that is not to say that I'm actually close to being done on this. All of these files are still without their syntax, variables and the fred missions they have to be put in. (Not to mention all of the testing required afterwards
) but hey it's progress
Game development is hard.
In other news.
Let me shows you two new weapons that have been added to the game. These two blackmarket weapons can be bought in episode 1 (and only in episode 1), so be sure to look out for them when you go shopping at the blue haven colony.
The Ezchalon Scattershot
, a powerful close range medium shotgun, that can fire a burst of 4 shells in quick succession before it has to swap drums. It's not the most reliable weapons, and sometimes a faulty shell may be exploding prematurely, flinging its submunitions in all directions.
And the Mazer
, a energy weapon that draws upon surrounding ether to increase its power. Making the weapon exceedingly damaging at long ranges, but performs poorly at close ranges. This weapon will overheat with continuous use, aversely impacting its accuracy.