I read your "introductory rant". Congratulations we are now friends, and I refuse your refusal! I also dabble at many things at some time. Your pacing and tone of writing make me impressed, I hope to see more of your articulate posts in these forums. Guess you can say I feed off of creative energy, ahaa
Well, that's it.
I've finally crossed over.
Me: *Decides to make a custom battle system for my game using events.*
One week later: *Decides to implement about 200% more tactics than originally planned.*
Another week later: *Decides to add in allies to battle and let you switch between them without using any of the default battle system or menu options at all because I'm a masochist.*
99% of my questions have already been answered by the same five or so people, and I love them almost enough to send them love letters messages just to say thanks.
So I guess this is a shout out to the people who have been sparing the rest of us headaches for years without asking for anything in return.
I love you in the (not entirely creepy) way you love strangers on the internet XD
Sometimes, I wonder if I should be sleeping instead of adding tiny pixel droplets of blood to a character sprite that's no bigger than my fingernail on screen...
...But then I watch in awe as RPG Maker turns my time and creativity into an actual playable game with the exact aesthetics I want it to have, and I ask myself "who would rather sleep than do what I'm doing right now?" XD
I love how I can look up a problem I'm having with my game, find a post from like six years ago that addresses the issue, and the solution provided still works in RPG Maker.
It's times like those that my life feels really easy XD
I closed RPG Maker because I should be sleeping...
...But instead of going to sleep, I got on the forums to look up what format to convert audio files into for background music, posted an introduction, and randomly read an entire thread about a plugin that I have no intention to use.
I can already hear future-me regretting this decision, but I regret nothing.
Don't you hate when you're trying to sleep and suddenly the smoke detector needs batteries? That's exactly what happened to me. Now I'm sluggish and tired after that darn thing started chirping at 11:30 at night. Man I wish I had one of those smart smoke detectors that sends a message to your phone way before it starts chirping.