>Sorry for being so late on this, but if everyone wants me to do it and doesn't mind it being slow, just tell me what you need.
Apologies for taking so long to reply, I had to find the time to go through most of Rubi's content to get everything written down properly. I'll include the notes for the Rubi section of the Tel'Adre overhaul for transparency: https://pastebin.com/raw/CnNUen4W
These are the small scenes and changes I was talking about. Of course these are my suggestions to make the character feel more like he's part of the city and not just another name in the bakery menu. I'm sure you're more aware of him as a character than I am, so do please take the liberty to add to or change anything I bring up.
>It would be nice if Rubi didn't work 24/7 in the Bakery and had specific hours he works. This would make it so you can visit his home (if unlocked) on his off hours via the Homes menu, giving that some more use and meat when it's the logical thing to do.
What this would ideally entail is a small scene where if you visit the bakery on or before the hour Rubi gets off work you can go along to his home with him when his shift ends. A small change overall.
This would also include a scene where Rubi welcomes you into his home when he's off work already and you go to his house.
>If you choose Reject with Rubi at 30% affection it straight up removes him from the game. I doubt he would just quit his job after you reject his advances, so preferably variations for seeing him at the bakery would be written where he acts a little awkward around you (or whatever is in character for him). Either that, or make a Prefer Girls option with a route that lets you turn him into a girl before entering a relationship with him.
Seeing Rubi work at the bakery when you've rejected him wouldn't really result in much change aside from rewording a couple of things here and there probably. The Prefer Girls thing would take more writing and effort, it's not something I'd expect to be done at all so don't worry about that part. It might not even be in character for him, anyway.
>The choices of starting to date or completely reject the existence of a character are far too black and white. It should be possible to simply be friends with him and just maybe leave room open to revisit the topic.
This is something that would be nice for people who are just getting to know a character and don't want to be faced with either a yes or no option. I think a small scene that has his initial reaction to you wanting to think it over and one where you approach the subject again to him would suffice.