Dev Diary #96: Maybe I *should* diet…

Dev Diary #96: Maybe I *should* diet…

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Greetings.



Well, well, well, looks like this is where the fat chin meme comes to die.

Today I will be talking about one of the free several patch additions coming alongside Holy Fury, namely character shape.
With our next expansion, rather than being a random genetic component, this visual effect will be turned into a dynamic feature.
The game now will keep track of your character’s lifestyle and either increase or reduce his weight accordingly. Going above a certain threshold will result in your character gaining the Fat trait, alongside the appropriate visual, while going below a certain threshold will result in your character gaining the Malnourished trait, alongside a new emaciated look.



While there are certain events that can result in immediate gain or loss of weight, characters will progress from one state to the other primarily depending on their conditions and lifestyle. Traits, Focus, Society membership and health can all affect a character’s state. Some factors, such as being Gluttonous, will increase a character’s weight, others, such as belonging to a Monastic Order, will reduce it, and others still, such as leading an army during wartime, will keep it balanced.

New events have been added to give flavor to this new mechanic, allowing players the opportunity to change their habits or offer advice to their friends and relatives’ lifestyle. Some old events have also been updated to use new effects and make the mechanic feel fully integrated to the rest of the game.

And that should be about it.

 

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That's nice. Now I wish brawny and frail had something similar.
 

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I'll admit it, When I've read 'diet' I thought of something completely different. :confused:

It is still cool, tho. :cool:
 

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One of the coolest additions to the game I have read about for YEARS!
I have wished for something like this, since the game first came out...

Will the malnourished and fat trait not have an impact on health? From what I can see, it only affect the fertility...
 

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Finally, the one feauture we've all been waiting for!
 

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I'll admit it, When I've read 'diet' I thought of something completely different. :confused:

It is still cool, tho. :cool:
Yea for some reason I thought Japan...
 

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What effect will this have on mods that use custom portraits - including yours, silfae?

They will need to be updated, I'm afraid.
This feature required updating all chins of all portrait sets and the addition of two new separate layers that apply the fat chins and the malnourished look. Depending on how many custom portrait sets a mod has this might be a faster or slower process.
 

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It's perfect. I can already imagine some interesting roleplay becoming popular.
Your wife gets fat? Well, off to dungeon until she gets in shape!

Seriously, your wife becoming fat should be valid reason for imprisonment or/and divorce.
"That tyrant imprisoned his wife for no reason! We should form a faction"
"When was last time you saw her?"
"Two years ago, why?"
"I saw her at last royal banquet. She really let herself go. Ugh. Can't exactly blame him"
 
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so we no longer have to wipe out entire family branches just to get rid of the "fatty face" portraits?
that's good and bad at the same time. i mean, wiping out fatty face bloodlines was probably the single most justified reason to go on a murder spree, right?
j/k :)

i like that little detail
 

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No more triple chins? sad days are incoming, a era of darkness await us, only our dear emperor hirohito will be able to bring light to our existance