You see… It all started when I began designing the fight between Berry and Mutated Octavia in Element of Lust. If you interact with The remains of Twilight, you'll see a dialog box describing that "despite Octavia being dead, the grip is still strong". I thought about the implications of that and came up with a cool idea that monster Octavia is blind so she held to Twilight like it was Vinyl. But with the way the ending cutscene goes, it's harder to see things that way since it focuses on Vinyl's drug addiction and vinyl stealing money. This is when I realized that some changes need to be done in element of justice to fit a much more wholesome narrative. I hold to this update dearly because it focuses on the main issues with the story. It doesn't fix the playability but rather it stiches game's most broken and unwanted parts. So I will cover in full detail what was added and the reason something got removed.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD.
Ending cutscene with vinyl
This scene plays after you defeat trixie with a hat on. In it Vinyl shows up out of nowhere and gives Octy some hard time. I'll tell you right away - I hate this scene. Or at least I used to. Here are things I hate:
-If Vinyl can't remember vandalizing Trixie's wagon, how does she know that she did it?
Second problem is in Octavia's wording. You don't reply "it's okay" to someone who just confessed about stealing your money. Giving some comfort to a friend is fine but you can't just call it okay right after you hear the shoking news. That implies that Octy is saying she's okay with being taken advantage of. She is not. Lastly, I just don't like the mood that was setting in. This scene is supposed to depict Octy's last moments of fleeting consciousness, but insted it presents itself as a flashback that explains what pushed Vinyl to draw stuff on Trixies wagon. (Spoiler - it was drugs.)
Here's a real question to be answered:
-Do you actually give a fuck?
You don't. As a player, you've spent only a minute with those two characters and it's not enough to be emotionally invested in their stories. You know absolutely nothing about them and without knowing more you don't feel the need to actually care if they succeed or fail. This is a problem number three. So to solve Them I completely rewrote the setup. Now in this cutschene Vinyl recalls on her apology and tries to figure out what went wrong. I abandoned the flashback idea and made it more oPost too long. Click here to view the full text.