Evowok Breeder update 4.4!

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Evowok Breeder update 4.4!

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This is to announce that Evowok Breeder version 4.4 is now available to download. :)

As well as a lot of bug-fixes and minor improvements, this update contains some major changes and revisions to the way that some aspects of gameplay work, with particular focus on reducing some of the non-gameplay wandering that the game previously necessitated! Hopefully, both healing and Bravado-management in particular should now be much clearer and more consistent:
  • Major revisions to existing gameplay:
    • Revised evowok healing system!
      • Evowok injuries no longer heal naturally over time, or have a requirement to do so; instead, healing injuries by first-aid can now fully heal injuries up to 100% (depending on the First-Aid Skill of the practitioner!), and there is no limit to the number of times healing can be applied to a particular injury.
      • Removed carapace filler from the game; evowok shells can now be treated by first-aid as with other injuries.
    • Fully revised the effects of different events on player Bravado throughout the game:
      • Bravado is no longer affected by most trivial events.
      • Effects on Bravado during a match now vary depending on the size of the spectating crowd!
      • Altered alcohol tolerance handling, and changed the way that alcohol and drugs affect player Bravado to improve their usefulness.
      • The player now pines for good food after wandering the wilderness for some time without a hot meal, losing some Bravado. Eating consumables will stave off this sentiment (as will good food in any of the dining houses the Kingdom has to offer!)
      • Bravado totals including modifiers are now shown in the character details window.
      • Changes to Bravado and Luck are now fully notified throughout the game.
    • Fully reworked timekeeping functions for accuracy and consistency across local and world settings:
      • Revised scaling of time passage whether travelling on the world map or exploring towns and other localities.
      • Time now passes consistently during non-gameplay events, or when engaged in activities such as evowok matches!
    • Holding the Shift key while travelling on the world map now allows the player to actively hunt for wild evowok, travelling at a slower rate but with an increased chance of evowok encounters!
  • Updates and changes to existing content:
    • Pills, body grease and ablative venom now last for a more consistent range of time.
    • Added crowd sounds for spectated events outside the Arena!
    • Modified visual effects of alcohol and powder.
    • Gave more descriptive names to elixirs in the inventory.
    • Updated graphics for several common inventory items.
    • Minor characteristic tweaks to certain breeds.
    • Added one new Other Achievement.
  • Fixed (many!) existing bugs:
    • Fixed bug causing crash before the title screen.
    • Fixed bug causing serious erroneous post-match behaviour following some matches against a single opponent.
    • Fixed obsolete effects of coagulant and antidote potions.
    • Fixed colouring issue for heesquees wearing barding.
    • Fixed bug causing erroneous text when kicked by a horse.
    • Fixed bug causing incorrect behaviour upon removing The One Ring.
    • Fixed bug causing incorrect behaviour in dealing with Werner and Manfred under some circumstances.
    • Fixed bug reducing poison damage when travelling on the world map.
    • Fixed bug potentially causing reset of NPC evowok fatalities during the first play session for new players.
    • Fixed potential incorrect behaviour when a player's evowok was killed by a dangerous wild evowok under some circumstances.
    • Fixed bug causing the player's final Luck point not to be counted when attacked by a dangerous wild evowok!
    • Fixed bug causing fire damage to non-sensitive locations to cause injury and Endurance loss.
    • Fixed bug preventing body grease from functioning correctly.
    • Fixed bug causing some properties not to be correctly cleared when becoming a chrysalis.
    • Fixed bug in conditions for entering display matches at the Wrestling Stadium.
    • Fixed bug causing the Hibernate skill to cause a crash.
    • Fixed bug causing evowok to be capable of sleeping while still standing.
    • Fixed incorrect challenge markers for characters in multiple maps.
    • Fixed bugs causing incorrect behaviours in several scripts.
    • Fixed incorrect evowok information for Johnny in Jasper.
    • Minor typo corrections in several scripts.
  • Under-the-hood improvements:
    • Improved efficiency of on-load savefile update functionality and included tidying to remove obsolete data for existing savefiles.
    • Implemented support for ambient environment sounds in location maps.
    • Miscellaneous code tidying and efficiency improvements.
The 4.4 update can be downloaded in the usual place, and as always, please do post below with any additional feedback/thoughts/comments/questions/suggestions.

Enjoy. :)

Ryan

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