The Doctor wrote: ↑
I'd rather raocow move on to the next game than spend several episodes combing through every single level that he's already beaten to get some coins that are really not worth it.
(This isn't meant as a direct response to The Doctor, it's just what inspired this post. Apologies for the ping!)
So I forget if I've mentioned this here on the forums, but I've been working with Darkonius and the rest of the MLDA team to put together a remastered version of Delightful Adventure with updated bosses and other improvements before the LP. It's still not done yet, but when I asked about how long the Wario Land 3 LP would take in the spotzone folks gave an estimate of around 2 months.
But raocow's been going at a pretty steady rate of around 3 chests per video, and I'm in agreement with the majority of folks
apparent consensus in the LP thread that rao shouldn't extend the playthrough just to hunt down the music coins. Does the 60-70 video estimate still
hold up? If it only lasts 30 to 40 videos our schedule is considerably tighter -- especially since I've got to balance this stuff with my college capstone project -- so now's probably the best time to ask: if it comes down to it, what's the likelihood of Last Impact or one of the other A-side games getting bumped up, and if it is doable, how would everyone feel about such a change?
Just to give an idea of how much has been done and what still needs doing, 2 of the 3 major bosses and 1 of the 2 standalone cutscenes are roughly finished (still need one last pass for polish and bugfixes) with the third boss at maybe 30 or 40%. Of the 3 remaining bosses, only one has any significant progress in being updated to lua. This is all after a good chunk of time spent adapting some of my existing SMBX2 Beta 4 tech to this Beta 3 project. I'm waiting for the okay from Darkonius to share more proof of our progress but for now here's some footage of one of the mostly-done bosses + the original for comparison:
Again, we don't know for sure whether the extra time will even be necessary. If it starts looking like it will around the time raocow gets fourth music box in WL3 I'll ask then, that's probably enough time for a heads-up. Of course, rao's not obligated to shift things around, and there are other factors as well like patreon poll order. Nonetheless, we're working hard to make sure the game is in as complete and polished a state as it can be by the time it gets LPed and that little extra push, if we end up needing it, would be greatly appreciated.