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mishakoc

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Hope to get some game making done this weekend. I miss it way too much (even if it's only been a two week break). Oct 11, 2019 at 2:31 AM

    1. mishakoc
      mishakoc
      Hope to get some game making done this weekend. I miss it way too much (even if it's only been a two week break).
      1. Traveling Bard
        Traveling Bard
        You and me both! Feels like I haven't written anything in a month (in reality maybe a week?). Monsters and maps aren't going to make themselves haha Good luck on your project!
        Oct 11, 2019 at 4:37 AM
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      2. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        dayum real life getting in the way of game making! It's strange how the time flies by so quickly but at the same time, it seems like an eternity. I'm not even sure which project I was working on anymore.
        Good luck to you too, of course. How far along are you with your project?
        Oct 11, 2019 at 6:54 PM
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      3. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        Did the forum really censor the first word to dayum or am I just absolutely bad at typing?
        Oct 11, 2019 at 6:57 PM
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    2. mishakoc
      mishakoc
      It's important to make back-ups of your work. It's also important to be actually able to not get lost in all the back-ups you have.
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      3. Ms Littlefish
        Ms Littlefish
        I always put the date of the backup. I learned long ago that "back up 1" and "back up 2" can be misleading, LMAO. I don't overwrite because sometimes you're just gonna bork and need to go back a version. XD
        Sep 27, 2019
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      4. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        All my backups are in a .rar file which has the name of the project and the date the backup was made. That way I can tell which is the most recent.
        Sep 28, 2019
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      5. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        You're right, writing the days is most helpful. I don't know why but since August I just had "nameOfGame AUGUST" and "nameOfGame SEPTEMBER" and since I was using two computers some of the back-ups were on the desktop PC, sometimes I used a laptop, some of them were on a flash disk, some of them on a 2 TB disk...
        You can imagine how it went.
        Sep 28, 2019
    3. mishakoc
      mishakoc
      Too bad real life is not RPG. Tried to stuff 20 books and a laptop into my backpack. Didn't work, it just fell apart at the worst time. :(
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      2. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        I'm not surprised you don't like being praised for basic things people do. While I understand it probably takes much more effort while you're depressed, even if the people mean well, it just sounds patronizing.
        I think people are just trying to help, offer words of encouragement but they actually have no idea what to say or what to do.
        I don't even know if there's anything they can say or do that could help at all.
        Sep 25, 2019
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      3. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        If I were to say "I really hope you can get better." even if I sincerely mean it, what does it say to the depressed person? Does it just sound like an empty phrase? Trying to brush it of? Trying to look like a good person because you pity them?
        Sep 25, 2019
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      4. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        @Hyouryuu-Na The laptop seems fine (except for a weird scratch on the back, oops). My back and especially shoulders felt like they would fall off, but now it's fine, thanks :)
        Sep 25, 2019
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    4. mishakoc
      mishakoc
      You know these baby names sites some people use to name their characters? I tried to look up names from my language. Was not disappointed.
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      2. Traveling Bard
        Traveling Bard
        Having him in the group would be dangerous because he could take over some of the weaker minded psychics behind the scenes which could have some interesting effects in the game's progression ;)
        Sep 27, 2019
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      3. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        Glad you liked the video. Ylvis do a lot of parodies of music genres and it's usually so stupid but entertaining.
        I haven't seen Castle yet, or the others you mentioned. But Castle is watched by a lot of people in this household so I am going to watch it sooner or later anyway. My favourite detective show is probably Medium for whatever reason. Need to watch that one again.
        Sep 27, 2019
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      4. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        Having a mind-controlling person on the team who could control the other ones... he could quickly become a villain himself. Seems like he has his own agenda so yeah, that's pretty dangerous. Especially because the weak ones are quite important.
        It's going to be interesting.
        Sep 27, 2019
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    5. mishakoc
      mishakoc
      Me: Finally a weekend. Need to spend two days doing math assignments. RPGMaker forums: No, you don't!
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      2. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        @mishakoc Self-discipline? Turning your internet off? Having something installed (a browser extension or something) that prevents you from visiting certain sites before a specific time? I don't know.
        Sep 22, 2019
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      3. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        Aw! :( No magical and easy way to do that? (jk)
        Sep 22, 2019
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      4. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        But seriously, I really need more self-discipline.
        Sep 22, 2019
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    6. mishakoc
      mishakoc
      mishakoc's tile editing lvl UP new skill learned: round table don't know why I'm so happy&proud of it but I am
      1. Hyouryuu-Na
        Hyouryuu-Na
        Tbh round stuff are hard to make in pixel art. Congrats on learning new stuff!
        Sep 18, 2019
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      2. Traveling Bard
        Traveling Bard
        This looks awesome! Love the lighting too. I wonder what the fortuneteller has to say...
        Sep 19, 2019
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      3. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        @Hyouryuu-Na I find them hard too to make too. Even if I'm making tiny steps towards leaning it, it's all fun and makes me want to try harder stuff too.
        @Traveling Bard thanks. I'm not a fan of bright and saturated colours usually but it really fit here pretty well.
        She is saying a lot of BS to be completely honest. :)
        Sep 19, 2019
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    7. mishakoc
      mishakoc
      First day of a new semester and I already think evening classes should be illegal.
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      2. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        So many night owls here!
        @Finnuval Contrary to that, I'm such a big baby who is too tired to stay awake past 10 PM. xD
        @Wavelength I like being done with classes as soon as possible, knowing I'm free until the next day to do anything I like. The most productive and interesting thing I'm capable of at night is sleeping.
        Sep 17, 2019
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      3. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        @Traveling Bard Thanks, I'll try to study real hard this semester. At least that's the plan. (that's always the plan but it seldom happens)
        @The Stranger True, most people are sleeping in class in the evening or decide to skip instead. But wouldn't morning classes be the same?
        Sep 17, 2019
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      4. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        I think there's less people attending night classes than morning ones. You also tend to get a different group of people. I'm also just a night owl.
        Sep 17, 2019
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    8. mishakoc
      mishakoc
      It's not always wise to lend your computer to siblings...
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      3. Wavelength
        Wavelength
        Bravo! I can't stop laughing at that portrait.
        Sep 16, 2019
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      4. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        @Wavelength Right? Can't imagine more worthy title than the one he gave the creature, "Perfection-itself". :D
        Sep 16, 2019
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      5. Wavelength
        Wavelength
        And who could possibly disagree with that title? Its body is sculpted like that of a Greek god. Its eyes glisten like turquoise pools.
        Sep 16, 2019
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    9. mishakoc
      mishakoc
      Time Fantasy has a new free tileset! Makes me more excited than Christmas when I was a kid. :kaojoy:
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      3. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        Oh, today's Giant Tree tileset is looking great as well!
        Sep 13, 2019
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      4. Traveling Bard
        Traveling Bard
        Right now I'm still using RTP & placeholder maps but I intend to use Time Fantasy eventually & even doodled around with it for a few small forest maps. Luckily the way I designed the game makes it so I don't have to have that many maps :)
        Sep 13, 2019
      5. Traveling Bard
        Traveling Bard
        Mapping is probably my greatest weakness, right next to making a simple game more complicated than it needs to be lol I'll totally send you some screenshots of my attempts when I get home.
        Sep 13, 2019
    10. mishakoc
      mishakoc
      Of course it starts pouring when I want to take a walk outside. *sigh* Back to making games, I guess.
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      2. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        @kirbwarrior I think all hiking shoes have such a sole surface that the mud gets stuck in the gaps and then when hardens, it makes it hard to clean. It wouldn't happen if they had flat soles, but then it would be more slippery, I guess.
        It is only a problem in the forest/on the field after it rains. I just need to avoid these places when the ground is too wet. :(
        Sep 10, 2019
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      3. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        @Traveling Bard Cold weather, I wonder what that means for you in Texas. I also thought last week I liked cold weather because it was way too hot. (Though I know for 25° C sounds probably nice) Now the temperature dropped 10 degrees and it's too cold for me, haha.

        I hate umbrellas. Don't know why. Still prefer the plastic raincoats, even if only kids wear them here.
        Sep 10, 2019
      4. Traveling Bard
        Traveling Bard
        @mishakoc It is normal during winter for it to get down to 10°C though I've experienced it get as low as 0°C for a bit. It doesn't really snow here. I can remember 3 times in my 31 years of life that it "snowed". I guess it's one of the benefits of this place if you aren't a huge fan of cold weather :)
        Sep 11, 2019
    11. mishakoc
      mishakoc
      It has been a long time since I felt this challenged while mapping for my project. It's a surprisingly nice and fresh feeling, actually.
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      2. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        Right now I'm using very different tileset and sprite art, so this wouldn't fit, but I'd like to finish the generator someday. But I'm no pixel artist, so the quality would be quite... questionable.
        No idea how to shade it, haha. Or how to properly draw complex clothes and armour.
        Sep 9, 2019
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      3. Hyouryuu-Na
        Hyouryuu-Na
        It looks goood *0* Reminds me of XP a little but I like that style. Many people use xp tilesets even now. Keep up the good work~
        Sep 9, 2019
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      4. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        It's interesting it reminds you of XP, because it's actually Fighter08 from the XP RTP. :) Different clothes though.
        Yeah, the XP RTP is much better than MV or VX/Ace. Too bad it doesn't have a character/battler generator, otherwise I'd definitely use it.

        :kaoblush: Thanks, I'll try to work hard (hopefully). But I have no idea what I'd do for battlers if/when I try to finish the generator. That's way too much work.
        Sep 9, 2019
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    12. mishakoc
      mishakoc
      Never in my life have I thought I would be researching princess dresses. But here I am.
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      2. RitualTeeth
        RitualTeeth
        That overly frilly dress was Rococo, 18th century fashion worn by wealthy French aristocrats. For a more simple style around the same period try Baroque?
        Although the simple and elegant dress you showed would be from 10th-14th century medieval/dark ages. From the 16th century is Renaissance/Elizabethan and it starts to gets very theatrical and frilly from then on :)
        Sep 2, 2019
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      3. RitualTeeth
        RitualTeeth
        For a medieval style that looks noble/royal, try Byzantine! :)
        Sep 2, 2019
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      4. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        @The Stranger Looking into other culture's dresses is a great idea, thanks!
        @RitualTeeth You are right, the older history looks more like what I'm looking for. The Byzantine dresses look noble but not impossible (the drapery will kill me though, haha). Thanks for the suggestion!
        Sep 7, 2019
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    13. mishakoc
      mishakoc
      I'm looking forward to Monday. While working, at least I feel like I'm doing something productive.
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    14. mishakoc
      mishakoc
      They said you're supposed to make a small game first...
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      2. Hyouryuu-Na
        Hyouryuu-Na
        I played a game like this made in vx ace! It was called it's our revolution. The objective of the game to gather as many followers as possible without getting stuck (like the snake game in old phones). Nah I still think it's cute ^^ MV graphics are very cute that's why they don't really fit in with serious rpgs.
        Aug 30, 2019
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      3. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        Yeah, snake is what I was going for. To my disappointment, it is way too easy to implement.
        The various levels designs and difficulties will probably be more difficult than eventing.
        I wonder if I should make every follower distinct...
        I don't like MV's graphics much. Ace's was better, XP's the best. But they don't have battlers sadly.
        Aug 30, 2019
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      4. FleshToDust
        FleshToDust
        Its like rpg snake. Cool!
        Aug 30, 2019
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    15. mishakoc
      mishakoc
      I accidentally knocked over a kitchen timer into a pot of boiling water. What incredibly stupid thing did you do today?
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      2. Traveling Bard
        Traveling Bard
        Hope your hand is okay from trying to pull the timer out of the boiling water!
        Aug 27, 2019
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      3. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        @FleshToDust Well, I can do anything. :p
        @Traveling Bard Ouch, that sounds bad! Do you have any problems because of this? Except for their "notice"? That's why I always arrive to work 30 mins earlier even if it's excessive. I'd be way too scared to come late.

        And no, my hand is thankfully alright, thanks. I had the oven glove on so the water wasn't as hot on my skin (I assume).
        Aug 27, 2019
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      4. Traveling Bard
        Traveling Bard
        @mishakoc no problems that I can see... yet lol I'll just make sure to be here early tomorrow & stay late tonight. It's very much the kind of place where as long as you get your stuff done it's fine BUT don't make being late a habit. Glad to hear that your hand is fine :)
        Aug 27, 2019
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    16. mishakoc
      mishakoc
      RPG Maker taught me the true importance of naming variables normally, using functions and keeping proper documentation.
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      2. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        I find it easier to manage. Sometimes, a map ends up cluttered with so many events that it becomes a pain to work with; this often happens when you have a few different cutscene events, plus the standard map events, on one map. I don't do it for every map, just for certain ones.
        Aug 25, 2019
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      3. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        I usually have a lot of events on a single map, so I use picture labels to know immediately which are cutscenes, mini cutscenes, initialization, teleports, etc. So I don't have any blank events.

        I thought about using copies of maps for cutscenes but I feel it would make me more confused than it would be helpful to me. But I understand it might be helpful to other people.
        Aug 25, 2019
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      4. mylafter
        mylafter
        Comments are really useful if you go on a break and come back to your project confused. It's good to help get back on your feet. But there are times where I would read a comment and still get confused as to what I was doing.
        Aug 26, 2019
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    17. mishakoc
      mishakoc
      Instrumental music - the best kind of music to listen to when working on your projects.
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      3. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        Music seems like something people don't even register consciously when watching movies/playing games, even if it's the easiest and default way to set the mood, I think.
        A lot of scenes would be so awkward without music - remember a scene - three people staring at each other for 5 minutes, just the camera changes. But since there was a soundtrack that made it mysterious/epic, it wasn't such bother watching it.
        Aug 25, 2019
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      4. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        Yeah, music and sfxes often fall into that categorgy of things that you don't notice when it's done well, but which you notice if it's bad or missing entirely. Take footfall sounds, for example, it's not something you tend to praise or even notice in a game, but it's something people notice when a game doesn't have them.
        Aug 25, 2019
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      5. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        And, as you said, music can be, and often is, the main reason we feel certain emotions in a game or film. Music has a powerful effect on us. Music can make us feel things, or even recall old memories. Would your favourite emotional scene from a game be as powerful without the music and sound design? Probably not.
        Aug 25, 2019
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    18. mishakoc
      mishakoc
      My entire legs are aching so much from work today. I seriously need to start working out or something. (...Yeah, right.)
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      3. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        @The Stranger I do have walking boots actually. Use them as winter shoes and shoes for hiking. But in summer it gets way too hot so for normal walking in woods I just wear sneakers.
        I don't really get blisters, my feet just feel they're going to fall off.
        How's that fun?! And why is the needle heated? It works even if it's cold.
        Aug 24, 2019
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      4. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        Holding a needle in a flame sterilises it; don't want to get an infection.
        Aug 24, 2019
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      5. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        Oh, how come I didn't know that? I wouldn't use a needle to poke my skin but still...
        Aug 24, 2019
    19. mishakoc
      mishakoc
      How come days pass by so quickly? I can't get anything done.
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      3. Hyouryuu-Na
        Hyouryuu-Na
        Oh my what big walls of text! But I had to get that frhstration out of my system and make you understand the horrible situation :/
        Aug 20, 2019
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      4. The Stranger
        The Stranger
        Good choices. Computer science and engineering should afford you some decent opportunities; I know we could always use more engineers over here if you can't find work in your neck of the woods.
        Aug 20, 2019
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      5. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        Oh, I'm sorry, it sounds tough when so many people fight for one place. Also, agree with @The Stranger, engineering is a great degree to pursue.
        I'm cheering for you, you can do this!
        Aug 23, 2019
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      mishakoc
      https://imgur.com/a/NvYeYgx Testing character busts instead of working on the game (again).
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      3. mishakoc
        mishakoc
        @Kes Thanks for mentioning the neck, I really appreciate it! After taking a careful look at it, I really see what you mean. I feel like the problem with drawing is I often don't see mistakes that are very obvious to other people because I'm so used to my drawing style. I usually only see them several years later, haha. I'll be sure to check the WIP thread.
        Aug 19, 2019
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      4. LittlePIGGY
        LittlePIGGY
        The style is recognizable, the colors are soft. Made soundly and well. Hairstyles are very affect the look of the character. For example, long hair lying on the chest visually lengthen the neck very much. And it concerns not only toon, but also living people.
        Aug 19, 2019
      5. Finnuval
        Finnuval
        One little tick I use to spot things like the neck being to long is look at your work upside-down... Looking at it like that you'll spot inconsistenties easier
        Aug 22, 2019
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