Devblog #9 – To degeneracy and beyond!

Greetings, everyone! Johnny here, with yet another devblog.

As I’m in the midst of working on Luna writing, I’d like to take a moment to share some ideas I’ve written down while going over Hermione’s content. Before I proceed, I want to provide a heads-up that this post may contain spoilers. My intention with this post is to gather valuable feedback from all of you and to create an opportunity for you to contribute your own ideas before I delve deeper into the planning and writing process. What I’ve written down so far, is in very much in its early stages and isn’t fully realised yet, so I anticipate it evolving and changing before the final product. With that clarification in place, let’s delve into the mind of a lunatic… I mean, adult visual novel writer.

I’ve been considering adding tier-up events for Hermione, similar to how we do it with Cho’s Quidditch matches, as a way to make the leap between tiers smoother. Below, you’ll find how Hermione’s attitude towards favours changes as you progress to higher tiers, along with some general ideas for the tier-up events.

Tier 4:

Hermione’s naughty side emerges quite a bit during this tier, but it takes sexual stimulation or prompts from Genie for her to display it. She’s somewhat embarrassed when putting herself on display, and she will now start touching Genie when requested (handjob), as long as she is paid well.

Potential 3-4 Tier-up events:

Hermione has given up on preventing other teachers from selling favours, realising that there’s no way to stop it. This would also explain why “flirt with teachers” is no longer an option for public requests. Some writing during tier up events would differ if the player has done public requests.

There is currently an optional ‘talk to me’ event on this tier with Tonks that mentions Hermione’s attitude changing. This event may serve better as a tier-up event, and there would instead be a more regular ‘talk to me’ event in its place.

Tier 5:

Hermione’s attitude has shifted drastically, as she agrees to perform fellatio without making a fuss. This shift in attitude is quite sudden, and her only explanation is that she’s happy to be able to help her house, and that putting a penis in her mouth is nothing as long as it helps her cause.

She has a greater appreciation towards everything sexual, and she sometimes forgets about points. With her attention on schoolwork tapering off a bit, Hermione’s drive to excel is instead shifting towards the sexual favours. For example, she will blame herself when she doesn’t manage to swallow all of Genie’s cum.

Additionally, she now allows you to use nicknames such as “whore” and “slut.” Her argument being that if it helps reach her goal during the favours, then it’s fine by her. Although she perceives it as nothing more than a sexual aid rather than how Genie actually views her.

Potential 4-5 Tier-up events:

As yet, there are no well-crafted notes, but since this tier has the biggest shift in her attitude, there needs to be a solid reason for it. Perhaps Genie and Snape would come up with a scheme that would lead Hermione to put more effort into it. Such as Hermione overhearing a conversation between them where Genie thinks about ending the trading between Hermione and him. If that’s not enough, Snape can say he’d be happy to take over the trading.

Tier 6:

She remains steadfast in her commitment to help Gryffindor win the cup, but her inner desires occasionally get the best of her, revealing her enjoyment. You’ll find it much easier to persuade her to engage in explicit conversations or to dress provocatively, and she might even do so without any prompting.

Potential 5-6 Tier-up events:

This tier shows a smaller change in attitude than the one before, as she will immediately agree to have sex. My first thought for the tier up events was to include something where Hermione gets pushed to her limit, with the goal of sex not feeling like such a daunting task. A deep-throat event would be fitting, especially since the one during the ball ending is both unprompted and sudden.

Other notes:

There are a few additional events that I haven’t had a chance to go over yet, and I thought I’d mention them briefly. The ball, for instance; features a sex scene, which can be reached before the sex favours. The writing for tutoring is quite different and doesn’t align with the rest of the game, especially the later events. I’ve left those events alone for a while now, as I’m unsure how players feel about them, so I would appreciate your feedback.

That concludes what I’ve written down about her progression so far. Please let me know what you think, and if you’ve got any ideas of your own, don’t be afraid to share them in the discussion channel on Discord.