Storyteller-Hero
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Storyteller-Hero

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Yanfly just released a weather in battle plugin and Aries a weather control plugin. I didn't know how much I would want these until now. May 18, 2019 at 2:43 AM

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    1. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      Yanfly just released a weather in battle plugin and Aries a weather control plugin. I didn't know how much I would want these until now.
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      2. OmnislashXX
        OmnislashXX
        Yanfly is cool. Aries- well, that's basically only two new weather effects for 10 bucks so no thank you.
        May 18, 2019 at 4:28 AM
      3. OmnislashXX
        OmnislashXX
        He'll, you can buy the whole RPGMaker program sometimes for double that amount. Sorry, but that is ridiculous.
        May 18, 2019 at 4:30 AM
      4. Kupotepo
        Kupotepo
        @OmnislashXX, some of Yanfly associates like to charge money. I guess those people think this is a rich business, but they will discover later the sad reality.
        May 18, 2019 at 4:46 AM
    2. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I've played a few hours into Echoes of Aetheria but unlike Skyborn, I don't feel like playing to the end. I might just set it aside for now.
      1. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        If Skyborn was 6/10, this one would probably be 4/10 or even 3/10 on the same scale. Plot holes and contrived advances in the story kind of kill it for me. Certain gameplay mechanics choices have also been disappointing. For example, the enemies in a certain area will actively chase the player from a distance, making the preemptive strike mechanic worthless and effectively forcing battle grind with little reward.
        May 7, 2019
      2. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        I personally liked the plot better in the end but the battle system I hated so much I just dropped it to easy
        May 7, 2019
      3. IAmJakeSauvage
        IAmJakeSauvage
        I really liked both! The battles were pretty rough at times though.
        May 7, 2019
    3. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      Every time I wonder how something could be done in MV, I see a plugin for it. This feels like a great time to be working on a game.
      1. Poryg
        Poryg
        Yeah, but if only people actually exploited these resources, it would be great. For example I can't remember a single game that would introduce interesting skills or battle system.
        May 6, 2019
      2. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        I'm hoping that what I'm planning for battle in my game will stand out a bit. Fallen Olivia managed to replicate Octopath Traveler's battle system with a plugin, and if it functions well together with Jay's dual technique plugin and Irina's Action Cut In plugin, the stuff that can be done will be super fun to watch on screen.
        May 6, 2019
      3. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        Ah it looks like Jay will be rebooting his dual tech plugin with a new one. I hope it comes soon.
        May 6, 2019
    4. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I managed to get one of the 4-day badges for NYCC after more than an hour spent waiting in queue. It was horribly tense but i made it!
    5. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      My May goals are to finish writing the main story for my game and to finish organizing the resources that I've collected for it.
      1. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        With an organized plan of where I want to take my first game, it probably won't take me more than a couple of years to finish. I might even finish within a year.
        May 4, 2019
      2. OmnislashXX
        OmnislashXX
        May 4, 2019
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    6. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I just finished Skyborn. It gave me a good idea of things I might want to consider in my own game. It was shorter than I expected though.
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      2. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        Overall, it was a bit disappointing in my opinion but far better than a lot of what I've seen in Let's Play videos on YouTube.
        May 3, 2019
      3. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        6/10 if the SNES Final Fantasy games are 9 or 10 on the scale.
        May 3, 2019
      4. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        I'd give it a C myself. As in, average. Decent story, poor battle system which had no tactics short of make your tank have the highest threat, watch them get KO'd, revive, repeat. At least that is how all late game battles went for me.
        May 3, 2019
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    7. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      With all the music packs that I splurged on during sales, I'm going to vary by map region the music of encounters and traveling in my game.
      1. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        I remember that Final Fantasy VI did this to some extent, and it really added to the ambience of environments during the journey.
        May 2, 2019
    8. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I picked up more music for RPG Maker MV in the golden week sale. My experience in theatre working with sound designers was all for this lol.
    9. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I've started playing Skyborn to see how well a popular RPG Maker game was made. So far, not bad.
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      2. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        I got it as a gift from a Humble Bundle. It's a decent sample of what RPG Maker can be used for. Not the best I've played but decent overall so far (though I haven't played enough to determine if the game is currently worth its full price if I'd bought it myself). It's also a good case study for what the publisher Degica Games finds acceptable for project submissions.
        Apr 29, 2019
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      3. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        I thought the story decent but the battle system awful. Late game it was they KO my tank, I revive them, rinse lather repeat.
        Apr 29, 2019
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      4. Knighteriius
        Knighteriius
        Apr 30, 2019
    10. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I've been picking out various tracks for my game based on how well they fit themes and whether they might become annoying if looped.
      1. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        Sometimes a tracks sounds great at first but then the music adds a sound that seems cool for the first listen, but is too grating or uncomfortable to hear if used repeatedly in the background.
        Apr 27, 2019
      2. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        --track-- I should probably take a break...
        Apr 27, 2019
      3. kirbwarrior
        kirbwarrior
        I find it best to use them as background music while developing. If it starts to great on you, then it's not grate for the game.
        Apr 29, 2019
    11. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      Not having to spank my computer every day to get it working properly is truly a blessing.
      1. Animebryan
        Animebryan
        When you spank your computer, does it scream "Harder Daddy!"?
        Apr 23, 2019
      2. Kuro DCupu
        Kuro DCupu
        She likes it rough
        Apr 23, 2019
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    12. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      Picked out theme music for 8/10 of the characters in my first game so far. It's getting me super inspired for the dialogue to be written.
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      2. RavenBlueIndigo
        RavenBlueIndigo
        Are you using royalty free music?
        Apr 22, 2019
      3. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        Music from MV music packs. I splurged on them during discount sales and now I'm organizing everything into iTunes playlists.
        Apr 22, 2019
    13. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      There are rules of storytelling for good reason: many writers screwed up along the way and developed the rules to screw up less than before.
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      2. Benny Jackdaw
        Benny Jackdaw
        I am constantly second-guessing myself as a writer. That is why I am treating my current writings as a rough draft so I can iron out what doesn't work through feedback.
        Apr 17, 2019
      3. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        If you study not just what the rules of storytelling are but also why they exist, you will have the wisdom of the greatest writers in your hands and the confidence that your final draft will never fall below a certain level (maybe not great but never bad). Knowing also helps prevent writer's block since you'll have a more solid foundation to write from.
        Apr 17, 2019
      4. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        For example, the basic rule that conflict (not to be confused with physical violence) is what makes a story interesting - the reader is far more likely to be hooked if you have a good conflict as the basis of your story, because they'll have a legitimate reason to be curious - to see whether change or resistance to change wins out.
        Apr 17, 2019
    14. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp are down. The zombie apocalypse has officially begun.
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      2. SpaceBot
        SpaceBot
        Last time that happened people were calling the police about it. :guffaw:
        Apr 14, 2019
      3. Dalph
        Dalph
        That is why you should always have Discord as a backup, on both your phone and your pc.
        Apr 15, 2019
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      4. WhiteW
        WhiteW
        What happened while I slept??
        Apr 15, 2019
    15. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I'm organizing the music and sound effect files that I collected for MV. It's too bad my old computer wasn't cloud sync'd - starting over...
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    16. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      There have been so many great plugins released by Yanfly, Olivia, and Irina since I started planning my first game. It's really freeing.
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      2. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        The more options get put on the table, the more ways to express as an artist. The more ways to tell a story.
        Apr 4, 2019
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      3. Elliott404
        Elliott404
        This is the blessing in starting at your own pace. You get to witness masterpieces.
        Apr 4, 2019
    17. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      My new computer is set up. I'm so happy that I can work without having to slap my computer anymore.
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        Mar 25, 2019
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    18. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      Computer is ready for pickup 1 week early! So much work to catch up on! I've got prep files for transfer now.
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      2. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        "got to prep" - ugh
        Mar 23, 2019
    19. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      It's going to be a couple of weeks until the new computer. I'm not so sure I can do the birthday event but I'll be wishing luck to y'all.
    20. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I didn't get picked in the jury selection today. I'm free omg I'm free. Getting back to working in RPG Maker soon.
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      3. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        I was selected once, but got eliminated after the interviews.
        Mar 14, 2019
      4. hiddenone
        hiddenone
        The selection process when I did it was someone saying "if you can think of an excuse, sit over there to be questioned"... I didn't think "I just don't want to be here" would've been a good enough excuse, luckily it was a pretty short trial.
        Mar 14, 2019
      5. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        The particular trial I could have been picked for would have lasted into next month. I can't divulge details, but getting picked would have drastically delayed a lot of plans. Three days of jury selection was already rough - several weeks of actual trial would have been torture for me as someone who does creative writing as an income source.
        Mar 14, 2019
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Dec 29, 1982 (Age: 36)
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    English
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