Shifting Gears: Update to Tazu Saga and University progress

So, in less than a month, Mac has become my offical co-author for Way Walkers: Tazu Saga, will have her name on the cover of Negating Destiny coming out next AND we’ve signed a contract with RAP for the next portion in the series, Implied Permissions, on which Mac shall be a full co-author. Now the fun of Implied Permissions is it’s not done yet, and while RAP is going to give us some time to do so, (and it’s going to be really cool, and following a new publishing format, but more on that later) we still need to get it more complete for the release of Negating Destiny, which is slotted for this year. And trying to juggle that, Way Walkers: University 3, our University DLCs, AND Patreon ….is a lot. And while we WANT to get WW:U3 DONE this year as well….not so sure we can without having some kind of mental breakdown. 😑

BUT we do not want to disappoint our fans, especially those of you whom University is your main fandom. (I mean, Sem is awesome, we get it.) However, the deep structural problems with WW:U3 keep arising, and one of the things we’re going to need to do to fix it is some major re-working…which becomes doubly difficult when we’re also working on the DLC content for WW:U2. So, in order to make things go more smoothly, and allow for Mac to work more efficiently, we’ve decided to shift our gears from trying to finish WW:U3, to simply fixing it so we can then finish it.

Now, this will take a few steps: the first will be a small patch for WW:U2 coming soon-ish that will address a few code clean ups and other things. Secondly, we will be aiming to beta-test smaller, less ‘polished’ chunks of WW:U3 more often. Previously, we had not prioritized beta-testing the smaller working parts because we have been trying to fix the deeper structural issues. We don’t know exactly what our final schedule will be on this, but we are switching gears here so that progress continues where it *can* while we iron out the bigger problems.

The third, and this is the big deal, will be our focus on the WW:U2 Social Expansion DLC, with the *hope* that we can get that out this year or early next year. (either pre-Christmas or Valentines day, we hope) This DLC is something we’ve already had to start poking at, as big parts of it impact necessarily WW:U3. Part of what has been clogging up 3 has been our trying to work on these simultaneously, but now we believe it’ll be easier to work on 3 once we’ve established *what* content for 3 is DLC and what is not.

But do not despair, as this is a big and fun expansion that will take place at first before the dance, when new extracurricular holiday activities will allow you to meet new people and maybe even try out new skills. It then will expand upon social and academic opportunities throughout 2 & later 3– unlike Halloween, which was kind of a big one-time block in the middle of the story. This will be consistently updated (with or without price changes that’s up to CoG) and will not only expand upon current friendships, romances, and activities, but will also introduce several new dateable characters: and these are possible long-term dateable people, not just for the dance.

And to make it more awesome– we’re going to let our patrons pick some of them

That’s right, we’re gonna write up a few “dating” profiles, and patrons will get first crack at helping flesh out the new romances/friends. So be on the look out, sign up to Patreon to get into the discord and be ready for some fun! If all goes well, you’ll be seeing plenty of awesome Way Walker content as we move forward. 😁

Check out the Patreon here for the most-up-to date progress on all projects, and for tons of additional content!

~J. Leigh & Mac

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