So, I just got an email about 10 minutes ago or so, that is warning me of an upcoming policy change that may affect the blog... today.
Great work on getting that warning out ahead of time, guys! So, basically, the new policy goes from having specific restrictions on blogs containing adult content to forbidding adult content outright. There are exceptions for Art, Science, and Education, but that sort of thing is easily open to interpretation.
So, what will this mean for this blog? Well, not much really. While I had marked this blog as NSFW to be safe in the future, there is currently no adult content on the blog. Basically, I'm just going to switch it from a NSFW blog to a normal blog since the upcoming updates won't involve anything NSFW anyway. Eventually, I will need to make a new blog, but thankfully I'm not in an immediate panic to make any major changes in a hurry.
Personally though, I do not like the new policy change at all. It seems as though many corporations have been using the restriction of services to act as the internet's morality police. PayPal, for example, is one of the easiest, and accessible methods of payment on the internet... but cannot be used by the creators of adult content.
What does it matter to PayPal if someone is spending their own money on a chair, or a mature drawing? Adults should be able to make their own decisions, and spend their money however they like, yet companies with an exceedingly large amount of control over the free market make these rules that forbid behavior that is completely legal simply because they do not approve of it.
With Google; why the sudden change in policy? Makers of Adult Content were forbidden already from monetizing their blogs. Not just forbidden from using adsense, but actually forbidden from MONETIZING at all. The warning when entering an NSFW blog were more than sufficient from a legal standpoint. It seems to me like they wanted to get rid of adult content by making it inconvenient, and when that did not work, they decided to simply forbid it.
But, this is a free market. They can restrict their services however they like, and it's legal for them to do so. Ironic, isn't it? They are free to limit our freedom however they like. It's not like they control our laws; they just control the infrastructure which we all depend on.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Dr. Tiff is the Support Magic teacher in Adventure High, and is amongst the youngest faculty members. She also acts as the school's primary medical staff, since she is an expert in healing magic. So far, she has a flawless patient recovery record.
There is, however, just one.. little problem. Seeing someone suffering from an injury or illness tends to send her into a fit of rage! While few doubt her effectiveness, perhaps it might be doing the whole school a favor if you use your powers to improve her bedside manner?
In other related news, the next version of the game is currently available for Patrons and is ready for a public release on the 24th of this month. It will include an introduction to Dr. Tiff, some alternate costume dialogues for Val, and a few other improvements to the interface.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Say there is a character who has spells you like to use in combat, but don't like the looks of. That can be a bit of a problem in an H Game. Well, what is the point in being an evil mind controller if you can't make a few changes to your slaves to make them more appealing? These changes will of course be there to enhance the character you are starting from though; not replace them outright. So, each alternate costume will be based mainly on the original character, with certain modifications. In addition to being able to change their appearance, certain changes may also have an influence on the target's personality.
Monday, February 2, 2015
It's about an hour early from the 3rd, but I figured it would probably be a slightly better idea to set it up and launch the demo early so I can deal with any problems than to launch on time and then become late. Turns out, I did not have much trouble after all. I had to adjust the width on the main posts a bit to prevent the game from breaking the layout, but other than that, it appears to be working. So, now you can play the latest public release any time by clicking on "Play Now" on the sidebar on the right.