26 НОЯБ. 2021 Г. AT 17:07 Post-release information This last week was insane in so many ways. It was the most hectic and fun release so far. There are always going to be problems during releases, but it went relatively smoothly despite some hiccups. The game has gotten too big, both in popularity and file size, to distribute to patrons effectively. It's a wonderful problem to have. Each server used was struggling all week long, and it was exhausting trying to deliver the update in a timely fashion. I apologize to everyone affected by the slow download speeds, file corruption, and waiting time; I truly did the best I could. The current download links are stable, and the server load has cooled down over the week. It's comforting to know that Season 3 will be like pushing the reset button on the file size. So, the next download will be significantly smaller, and I will provide patches again in the future. Make sure that you keep the game on your PC since Season 1 and Season 2 are considered complete now. If you want to replay episodes 1-8 in the future, you will need the 0.8.x version. There are still some bugs in the current version that I'm fixing, so a v0.8.2 will come out at some point, both as a smaller patch and a full download.
Thanks to everyone for staying patient before and during the release week! And a special thanks to patrons helping each other figure things out when I had to sleep. The beta testers, proofreader, admins, and moderators, also deserve huge thanks for their efforts.
Amidst the network issues and bug fixes, I haven't fully appreciated the feedback and overwhelming response you've sent my way. I've been feeling like a robot trying to put out fires as they started, but the impact of the release is starting to dawn on me. All of your comments and praise humble me, making me very emotional to read your words. I poured my heart and soul into this episode - and I did so while mourning a tragic family event, but developing this game provided me with a distraction and kept me sane and healthy. And if that doesn't prove how much this game means to me, nothing will. It's been wonderful to deliver the full second season to you, and I truly wish that all of you thought that the wait was worthwhile. Thank you for supporting and trusting me during the development months of episode 8 and for the incredible support during release. Not only did we become 15000 DIKs, but even 17000 in a matter of 4 days! That's nuts! You are amazing! I want to celebrate these patron count milestones with you. I have something special planned for this occasion that I will share at a better moment. In general, I have plenty of exciting news to share with you soon about everything that's coming up for Being a DIK, both in the near future and long-term.
You can look forward to posts including this and more: What I'm working on The upcoming Steam release Season 2 patch information The episode 8 walkthrough Information about the Interlude Patron milestone celebration A new Q&A post where you can submit questions Patreon tier changes Posts may come somewhat irregularly as soon as I have something exciting to share, not just on Fridays, at least for a while. Fun times lie ahead of us, and I'm so damned excited to start working on Season 3 - where both big questions will be asked and answered! Right now, I'm going to power on with work. Love, Dr PinkCake