Managed to create my own parallax backgrounds for my castle tower maps. I created some maps of the same size, filled them with trees, grass and river.. took a screnshots and apply blur in an image editor.. looks remarkably good.
Worked on my project for a few hours last night, having to rebalance everything on account of new skills has been... interesting. The battles definitely feel a lot more interesting now with lots of choices and stuff
So the overhaul on my project has been going great, I like this version of the project a lot more. It's more contained and less overly ambitious for what I can achieve given my constraints on time, money, and skills in advanced programming. I'm going to wait till my project is mostly finished to begin working UI polish again. I'm going to learn how to use LUNA MV to polish the project.