Brainstorming : Everybodies Ideas for Office Party!

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Re: Brainstorming : Everybodies Ideas for Office Party!

Post by erasmus » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:30 pm

We can't guarantee a steady supply of NPCs with specific hair colors, but we'll definitely keep the general idea in mind ;)
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Re: Brainstorming : Everybodies Ideas for Office Party!

Post by Donaldkeedick » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:27 pm

I think it would be cool to include at least one character from the first game to show its in the same world. idk if it would be good or bad for the theme of the game/ its direction but you already established patrick owns a company it could be his office party. working for a porn company could make some scenarios seem more "believable" I guess. Also holiday/costume party has to be in the game as dlc/alternate scenario at the very least

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Re: Brainstorming : Everybodies Ideas for Office Party!

Post by erasmus » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:50 pm

Donaldkeedick wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:27 pm
I think it would be cool to include at least one character from the first game to show its in the same world.
This is our intention. What we're *really* hoping to do is offer a basic "save migration" feature between House Party and Office Party that would allow your decisions from House Party to have some minor to somewhat meaningful impacts upon your playthrough of Office Party. Nothing that would shortcut or cancel out major content, but an easier mini-opportunity here, a temporary perk there, a bunch of flavorful dialogue changes, some Easter Egg-kinda stuff, etc. We don't want anyone to feel disadvantaged by not having spent money or time on House Party, but also want it to be worth implementing. It'll be a tough balance but we believe we can make it work. Worst case, we just have some of the House Party characters present in Office Party in various roles, and maybe have an initial conversation with them about their "time at the party" kind of flesh out their interactions.

As for the rest lol, we've considered some of that. We'll just have to see ;)
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Re: Brainstorming : Everybodies Ideas for Office Party!

Post by hotspot » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:54 am

I love continuity, so that sounds like a brilliant idea.

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Re: Brainstorming : Everybodies Ideas for Office Party!

Post by PatioTable » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:08 pm

Going off of the currency system that has been mentioned:
-Each day you could be given a task or set of tasks to do that you get paid to do (faxing things, printing stuff, writing, etc.) However, these all take time and you have to choose between doing the tasks and faffing around the office.
-A online store where you can buy items from your desk and have them shipped to the office would be cool. Give you something to spend your money on and you could buy things like flowers, candies, cameras, clothes, objects of the dildo nature...
-You could also spend money on other people. Pay them to keep quiet about something, to like you more, flash you, etc.
-Finally, being able to set up your office would be cool. Move around furniture, buy things like couches, paint the walls, not very realistic for an office environment, but having your own space to spruce up would be fun.

I don't know how many of these ideas have already been mentioned, so sorry for any repeats...

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Re: Brainstorming : Everybodies Ideas for Office Party!

Post by erasmus » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:50 pm

PatioTable wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:08 pm
Going off of the currency system that has been mentioned:
-Each day you could be given a task or set of tasks to do that you get paid to do (faxing things, printing stuff, writing, etc.) However, these all take time and you have to choose between doing the tasks and faffing around the office.
-A online store where you can buy items from your desk and have them shipped to the office would be cool. Give you something to spend your money on and you could buy things like flowers, candies, cameras, clothes, objects of the dildo nature...
-You could also spend money on other people. Pay them to keep quiet about something, to like you more, flash you, etc.
-Finally, being able to set up your office would be cool. Move around furniture, buy things like couches, paint the walls, not very realistic for an office environment, but having your own space to spruce up would be fun.

I don't know how many of these ideas have already been mentioned, so sorry for any repeats...
All good! We don't mind repeats of ideas. In fact we encourage it because while we can never guarantee any specific idea will be used, multiple suggestions of the same type increase that chance, or at least inform us as to what type of content people want to see. These are all good ideas, thank you!

Having recently spent a few hours customizing my base(s) in No Man's Sky, I am particularly feeling a "player housing" take on the office :geek:
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Re: Brainstorming : Everybodies Ideas for Office Party!

Post by Backwards » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:19 pm

It would be nice to see a couple of returning characters. Like Katherine in her element, or even Amy as a new employee after she graduated college. Gotta say, I felt extremely accomplished by finalizing each characters opportunities in house party. Keep that going and I’ll be a continued supporter of Eek!

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Re: Brainstorming : Everybodies Ideas for Office Party!

Post by erasmus » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:05 am

Ok, noted! Thanks for your support :) Glad the game is feeling like the right balance of challenge and fun!
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Re: Brainstorming : Everybodies Ideas for Office Party!

Post by desperado1089 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:28 pm

I mentioned this on Discord a while back (as captain_bond, FYI) but now that I know I can make it "official", here goes. Basically, the party portion of the game could take place in another building that the company has rented for the party. This could be anything from a sprawling, top-tier hotel suite, to a mansion complete with a pool and multicolored party lighting, to the aforementioned "team-building" retreat facility, whatever and wherever it may be. Basically, the "main event" should take place somewhere more "cool", that doesn't evoke the mundane nature of the workspace. All the characters will be "letting their hair down", the venue should be more relaxed and fun to match it.

As for other ideas, the player character should absolutely be customizable. However, the option of his/her position within the company, assuming the player ends up being able to choose it, should perhaps start somewhere in the middle, rather than at the bottom. After all, the "good" playthrough wouldn't exactly present many opportunities for the PC to "rise to the top" within the <5 days of "regular" office time before the party, so if players choose to be a good noodle, they still have some clout when the party starts. (BTW, this is based on a "good" playthrough being one that includes choices where the PC does not ask for or offer sexual favors for promotion, hence the way I said that.)

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Re: Brainstorming : Everybodies Ideas for Office Party!

Post by desperado1089 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:45 pm

A further suggestion, albeit one whose implementation requires escalating levels of complexity depending on *how* it's implemented, is to have the option to either...

A) Fully customize a "special" NPC love interest/regular fuck buddy; this would obviously require a great deal of effort to work this character into the overall story, not to mention the fact that this customization might need to include multiple different "voice flavors" in order for the result to be "fully functional".

B) Make it so that the player character's backstory could possibly include a previous connection to a preexisting NPC. This obviously means that they have hooked up sometime in the past, perhaps still do, and thus the NPC feels comfortable enough and close enough to the PC to alter his/her appearance (within reason) to suit the PC's preferences. However, any such changes would be reversible, so if the PC does something to piss off his/her "special someone", the NPC would take revenge by undoing the change. For example, if the NPC's appearance was altered so that they have a larger amount of pubic hair than the base model, if they're in an exclusive relationship with the PC who is subsequently caught messing around with someone else, the scorned NPC goes home that night and shaves their pubes off.

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