Starting with door 4 would be best for me at least as I’ve already chosen it and have started exploring behind it. That was all in my first test run, I got a little carried away I think If the club goes for door 5 I’ll have to go back a little and replay, but that’s fine too. I guess we should coordinate on non important choices too, so that we can discuss the same content, even if it doesn’t affect the future. At least I guess so, I’ve only played until a little past the door, so I know nothing more about the game. By the way, I think I remember that there were also some questions about remembering one of the rules, or adding up some numbers, trivial things like that. Does how you answer those affect anything at all?
Those don’t change anything, other than some alternate dialogue - there are a few non-door choices that will eventually matter, but we won’t need to worry about those for quite some time.
Kind of like the idea of everyone picking whatever they like if it doesn’t affect progress, but that also means there’s a possibility everyone will miss the ふにゃりんぱ option (I don’t actually have strong feelings either way tho)
But I think you should say what matters for progress because otherwise people will have to redo all the puzzles in that room just to select the correct choice for progression. But you might want to ask outside of spoiler tags whether you should do this, since it’ll mostly affect the people who haven’t played the game (and likely aren’t looking in these spoiler tags). That way you can get better input on whether correct/incorrect choices are okay to be spoiled
Starting with Door 4 sounds good! From what I remember it’s the choice the game kinda leads you towards at first anyway, and based on future events it’ll be best to get to know the characters in that door now imo. Trying to keep as vague as possible even with spoiler tagging but hopefully you know what I mean
Fair point, here goes:
To all of you who are new to the game, how do you feel about me listing what choices to make for things that don’t affect our general progression? For context, not every choice affects the game in a way beyond what dialogue you immediately get, but I’m not sure if I should specify which choices actually matter or not. Saying which choices are and aren’t important could possibly qualify as mild spoilers, but if I don’t then that would keep you guys from making your own choices in places where it doesn’t matter so I wanted to see what you all think.
- Yes, only list choices that are necessary for the club’s progression
- No, list all choices without indicating which affect the game’s progression (this would necessitate me making some choices for the club somewhat arbitrarily)
- Compromise; list potential choices for all situations and indicate in a spoiler tag whether it matters for progression or not
- Other (comment below)
I was checking in here to check the schedule (so I could figure out when the next VN pick poll needs to be made, because maybe for once we can get it done ahead of time!?!?!?!), and I noticed that the week 2 thread was neither announced in this thread, nor has been linked in the OP. It is easy to forget. (I’ve done it from time to time too!)
This is my workflow so I remember it all: I open the home thread in one tab, last week’s post in another, and then a third tab for making the new topic. That way I can copy paste the content of last week’s post to create the new weekly thread, and I’ll remember to add the links to the new week in both last week’s post and in the main thread. And also post the link in the main thread. (After I adopted this, I don’t think I’ve forgotten to do any of the updates, but I surely will in the future again. xD)
Ahhh oops, I totally forgot about the home post sorry everyone, thanks for the reminder! Hopefully now that I’ve done it more than once ever it’ll stick in my head better
Week 2 is underway!
Week 3 is posted!
I’m currently working through week 4’s scenes to see how things look, and I have some choice things I’m not sure on that I’d like to hear others’ opinions on.
Spoilers ahead: So we’re at the point of picking another door. @AAABatteries had mentioned going through 3 before, which I wanted to see how you guys feel about. I might be biased from my own experiences, but I did that one last and so I feel like the build up to what you discover behind that door is important. What are your opinions? Looking at the structure I think if we want to do the sub ending first 3 would indeed make sense, so I guess the question is what everyone feels is more important. I’d love to hear your thoughts!
We did already put it to a vote and decided sub knife axe (and so on), but… you’re totally right, the buildup to what’s behind Door 3 is so important. I can’t believe I forgot about that. And it’s definitely not the “neutral” option (like how we decided to go Door 4 partially because it was the neutral option). The game really doesn’t want you to do that choice first lol
I’ve only done sub last too (out of axe, knife, sub). So I was curious to see how it would be with sub first, so that’s why I originally agreed to go with sub first. I think sub ending itself would be a really good first ending too. But Door 3 itself is much better to experience later in the game. And the other two endings are still good first endings imo
So I’ve changed my mind, I think we should go with either axe or knife first. Doesn’t really matter to me which. Since we went through door 4 we could also do coffin first but I don’t recommend that since coffin gives a lot away. If we go axe first, iirc we need to pick door 8 next. With knife it doesn’t matter if we go 8 or 7.
If we really want to see sub first, we should go through Door 3, I know there’s other ways to get sub but that’s the best option. So I guess it’s a question of what’s more important: the suspense of waiting to see what’s behind that door, or seeing that ending first.
That got really long, sorry about that, but I wanted to lay out all my reasonings
No you’re good, I appreciate it! Yeah I agree it’s definitely not the “neutral” first option so it feels weird to go for it first imo. We could potentially just swap and go for 486 first? That’d mess with the rest of the order the least potentially.
Re: spoilers I suggested 3 first because I like Sub as a first ending, but if we want to swap it out for Knife I would not be opposed.
Yeah I like the idea of knife first!
so like @natarin said the doors this time would be 486 which leads to knife
Week 4 is posted!
On previous discussions, spoilers ahead: I went with door 8 for now; from there we could just swap sub and knife and keep the rest of the order the same, or if anyone has other particular preferences we could consider those as well. As of now though sounds like we’re going for knife first!
Week 5 is posted!
Week 6 is posted!
IIRC there’s a 3 post in a row limit or something? Just gonna help break it up by saying thanks for all of your effort in running this; you’re doing a fantastic job. I really appreciated how thoroughly you compiled stuff in the posts.
Edit: Come to think of it, there’s an exception if you created the thread I think. Oh well
Alright, I’ve just finished the potential assignment for the coming week (since I have time now that finals are over yay! ) and it’s… short for reference it took me about 50 minutes which is quite a bit less than the others have been. However, it also (slight structural spoiler) ends with our first ending, which makes me somewhat hesitant to add on additional scenes.
So… we have a few options I can think of. One, we could just do a short week as a sort of rest time/catch-up week, potentially aiming to ramp up the speed a bit in the near future. Two, we could add on more scenes regardless, though that would require figuring out some other things before finalizing due to the aforementioned slight structural spoilers. Three, we could keep the upcoming week short and try to do a bit more the following week (week 8) to make up for it, in which case I could potentially post week 8 a bit early so people can balance time between the two.
I’m open to any other suggestions as well, so let me know what you guys think! I’ll put a poll here as well to get a general idea:
- Keep week 7 short
- Add more scenes to week 7
- Keep week 7 short, but add more to week 8 to make up for it
- Other (please explain)
Aw thank you so much :') that’s really nice to hear! It’s been a lot of fun, I’m doing my best
I’m really behind and would love a catch up week so I’m going to vote for the keep it short option
I’m voting for both short options entirely because this is the week Tears of the Kingdom comes out haha. So I’m very willing to see it extended if it comes to that, but I guess we already have support in the catch up direction.