I'm (sorta) back after a couple months hiatus. But with a new years resolution to lurk more and not get so distracted in random stuff that detracts from the actual purpose of being here and making a game...
It's not going very well so far, maybe I should leave again.
A video game has a brand attached to it.
No offence meant, but it is disadvantageous to use the default RM graphics due to the fact that they can correlate your game strongly to other RM games and whatever associations a user has with those unrelated games.
thats it, i 've had it, I will NOT promote my game as a "retro RPG" when its done, i have in the past but it is literally the first thing on every rpg maker game description to the point that you'd think the sales pitch came with the RTP. I refuse to use that angle.