Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.13.1, 8/2/2019)

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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.12.1, 8/1/2019)

Postby dannub » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:05 pm

I'd agree with a lot of that. The sheer drop in stats from asking for oral completely discourages me from ever picking it. It does take days and weeks to get anywhere in the game, especially at first when you can't hire anyone (or you quickly go broke and game over). In the first game, you got to the serum making and dosing the girls pretty quickly. Here, it can take several in-game days to get any kind of serum, let alone one that's worth a damn. Also, in the first game there was a pretty fluid transition from just making out with a girl to handjob to oral to sex. In this game, you basically just make out until you can get a girl's panties off, switch to missionary, and bam, you're done. It's only much later on that you can experiment with other stuff, because you can't even get to the sluttiness required before you cum and it ends. There's not even a point to doing anything but missionary after you've seen all the different scenes, currently, because the other sex variants don't do anything tangible, and when you have to grind sluttiness to get to the final level of serum options, you don't have the luxury of choice.

Another thing: I still don't like how employees in this game are basically blank slates. What I end up doing in every run is hiring a few people to get things going, and then firing them and replacing them once I have the high sluttiness/work stat perks. I have no attachment to them because they're just a collection of numbers that are easily replaced. Granted, it's nice finding ones that are into public sex or slutty outfits, as they're the easiest to passively improve sluttiness, but still, I could drop them and replace them with a different girl without hesitation.

All that said, I know this game is a work in progress, and I look forward to seeing what you add in the next release.
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.12.1, 8/1/2019)

Postby vrengames » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:13 am

v0.13.0 is Live! If you're already a patron you can download it here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/24378713

Lab Rats 2 v0.13.0 focuses on improving the introduction of the game and better explaining the mechanics of the game. A new, optional introduction to the lab explains the basic tasks that lead to a successful business. New tutorial overlays also explain the key parts of different screens, including the outfit designer and the serum designer. The final main addition are tooltip overlays for the key stats of characters that explain what they influence and how they can be changed.

Beyond the new introductory material there have been several other improvements. A new process for rendering character bodies is being introduced which will improve overall character quality. A new sleeveless top and a suit jacket have been added to the game, and the old suit pants image set has been replaced with a model less prone to clipping. As the game size grows the size of the image gallery was beginning to be a concern. Some minor image compression has been applied to the game images and has resulted in a 50% reduction of file sizes with no noticeable change in quality. Finally, a few events, mainly concerning your sister and mother, have been expanded.
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.12.1, 8/1/2019)

Postby MaxTheDark » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:49 pm

How long till public?
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.13.1, 8/2/2019)

Postby vrengames » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:16 am

Lab Rats 2 v0.13.1 is finished and available to everyone! Get it here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/lab-rats-2-v0-13-24555928

The focus of the v0.13 update cycle was improving the new player experience and general UI feedback throughout Lab Rats 2. A new, optional introduction explains the basic tasks needed to get business running. New tutorial overlays now offer additional information about the various game screens. These explain the outfit designer, the serum designer, the employee hiring screen, and the research screen. The last piece of the UI improvements is the introduction of a flexible tooltip system. Hovering over a menu button or character statistic gives more information on what it is, why it's important, and what can be done to change it.

In addition to the improved UI there are a number of other major changes in this version. A new process for rendering the character images for LR2 has been introduced, and it has both improved the quality of the characters and reduced the overall file size. At the same time two new clothing times have been added - a suit jacket and a sleeveless shirt. A couple of new outfits using these items have been added to the default wardrobe, but you can always add more of your own! Finally, there have been tweaks to the seduction mechanic of the game. There is now a wider range of responses a character can give when you succeed or fail to seduce them, and they are more aware of when you're seducing them in an inappropriate location.

I hope you enjoy the update, I'll be back with another one the same time next month!
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.13.1, 8/2/2019)

Postby MaxTheDark » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:00 am

I moved Stephanie to Supply Procurement and I have permanent 0/0 supplies, can't get new ones, and cant produce anything. Am I doing something wrong, or is it your fault?

[EDIT]
MY FAULT! I've set the 'keep stock level' at 0 because I wasn't sure what it means, and there was no option to cancel. That's because it uses the phrase 'Serum Supply' instead of 'raw supply'.
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