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Story Update: Player Sex & Ada - By Ignis
The player's sex now determines their relationship with Ada.
Female players will engage in a platonic friendship with her throughout the story, male players will still receive the usual flirtations and relationship talk.
Also, needless nudity in the story was removed when the filter is set to Safer for Work.
The vast majority of dirty jokes in the story are and will be left intact regardless of this setting.
Posted On: 2018-09-18 14:03:51
Game Starts in Safer For Work - By Ignis
New players of the game will have to enable sexual content from "player>account".
There is no longer a choice at signup.
Posted On: 2018-09-18 05:35:40
Sluteria Moped Added - By Ignis
The Sluteria Moped can now be purchased in the Credit Shop under "credit Shop Key Items" with the adult content filter set to "Sexual Content".
Edited On: 2018-09-17 09:09:54
Filter Update #1 - By Ignis
During player hunting, sexual party leaders will not be drawn from the database if your filter is set against it.
Corrupted Soul Puppets will no longer load in dungeons if your filter is set against it.
Tattoos with nudity will now be hidden in the tattoo shop if your filter is set against it.
People with Safer for Work set will not receive "pornier" LESPs when token rolling. This same rule is applied to various lesp breeding skills and lesp gifts.
People with Safer for Work set will not see "pornier" LESPs when viewing token chances.
Gift Code page image changed.
"Cumstain" no longer temporarily loads when you buy a compendium of love combo.
Credit Shop Key Items like "Poseable Sex Doll", "Sluteria Moped" and "Paint Spewing Tits" will now be hidden if you activate the filter.
Futa and Skin books are now unavailable when the "Safer for Work" filter is set.
Outfits are now supported. This means if another player has a girl's naked bits showing you shouldn't see it with the filter on.
Filter now affects Support/Signup/Collection Rewards listed. Items need to be filtered/edited at a later date.
Edited On: 2018-09-17 12:36:17
Filtering and Other Changes - By Ignis
I've decided it's best, based on irrefutable evidence I've seen, that we make adult content optional at PN, and in some special cases, restricted from newer people later.
This does not mean I am going to censor everything in the game... This is not like the SFW change that happened in the past, and no creatures are becoming permanently unavailable or forcibly censored.
However, there will be changes to the story and strengthening of the adult content filter that I consider necessary as a way forward. Because things can't continue the way they're going if I expect to keep developing the game.
The end goal here is to be able to partner with others easier and for people to be able to get the word out about the game without fear they're sharing porn.
This, like all my plans, can change if evidence dictates it should, but for the most part, this isn't going to affect you at Puppet Nightmares since the vast majority of changes will be configured around the optional filter under "Player>Account" this time.
This isn't because of any "social justice warrior" outcries, it's about money, and this game staying worth my time to continue developing instead of moving all of my personal time/resources into a new project. I've always thought long term about this game because I want it to last, and to keep working on it as I have the past TEN years. Maybe not the same amount though because I really do need to at least work part time on my next big thing. But let's see what the future holds.
I repeat for clarity, this is not the SFW change, because I am not permanently censoring any creatures or removing them. We also aren't trying to hide what we are this time around, because the internet just talks and whines about it anyway.
However, I am going back to pre Zombie Sister's release with my LESPs in terms of new art - where not everything had porn and most of it was contained in the optional nude outfits. There's also going to be a strong focus on designs that I think will appeal to my target/core audience, which is ages 25-35. So basically this is a rewind to 3 months ago, if anything.
That means developing really hardcore stuff like Fallen Angel of Death (Which to my surprise, wasn't even enough for some of you according to votes! Jesus Christ.) isn't happening again until/unless I change my mind. Which is always possible, but I make no promises since I do whatever it takes to keep this website active, and porn hasn't helped one bit. External artists may help pick up my slack in this regard but we'll see what happens.
I also don't have the time to keep making those kind of sprites - It takes 10+ days to finish a creature like Fallen Angel of Death (not counting after work burnout), and that's just one of my 2 monthly releases. It leaves very little time to do anything else for the game.
One thing I do want to reassure everyone about is that the website isn't going anywhere. It will always be online, and even now, it's not losing money. So don't worry about that.
What's really going on now is that we're struggling to stay (at all) relevant in an "advertising is nearly dead" internet.
Thanks for your understanding and support.
Edited On: 2018-09-17 10:00:20