Storyteller-Hero
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Storyteller-Hero

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Next month I'll probably have enough tested, written, and organized that I'll feel ready to build my game. Feels like calm before the storm. Dec 16, 2019 at 7:29 AM

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    1. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      A good title can make or break a commercial game. It can be seen by customers as how much effort a designer put into the game itself.
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      2. eluukkanen
        eluukkanen
        First thing people see will make the first impression. Title is more than important
        Jun 9, 2019
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      3. FleshToDust
        FleshToDust
        Most people don't finish their game so have no reason to worry about it's title.
        Jun 10, 2019
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      4. OmnislashXX
        OmnislashXX
        Not only the title, but the title screen. If it's a genetic screen, nobody is going to take you seriously.
        Jun 10, 2019
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    2. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      Even though it's far from where I'm at, I decided to take a look at how Steam achievements can be incorporated to RMMV - I'm so confused.
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      3. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        At the very least, I picked up the plugin for greenworks and found out how large an achievement graphic needs to be.
        Jun 6, 2019
      4. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        The problem is the code for adding them is controlled by Valve, so there's nothing Degica can do to help with this. You have to submit your game to them and get all the info from them.
        Jun 6, 2019
      5. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        There's a plugin for it on the forums. I'm just trying to figure out how to use it correctly - it won't matter for a while though since I'm nowhere close to finishing my game.
        Jun 6, 2019
    3. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I'm re-selecting a character theme for one of my planned characters, because I keep hearing the same theme used by other games.
      1. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        I like the music but I've heard it too many times not to associate it with other people's games. This could be distracting while I'm writing and listening to the theme for inspiration.
        Jun 5, 2019
    4. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I saw a really cool minigame plugin but decided against using it for my game. The temptation to overload a gaming experience can be fierce.
      1. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        On the bright side, it got me thinking about what kind of side activity I actually do want for my game, and I've come up with something that fits my vision of how I want the game to feel.
        May 29, 2019
      2. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        I really, really like the plugin I saw though, so I might get it for a future game should I live long enough to finish the one I'm currently working on.
        May 29, 2019
      3. bgillisp
        bgillisp
        I know the feeling. I had ideas for like 15 mini-games for my game. I ended up with 4 in the end.
        May 29, 2019
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    5. Storyteller-Hero
      Storyteller-Hero
      I had to take a break from organizing resources to work on another project but back at it. Lots of music from golden week sale to organize.
      1. Storyteller-Hero
        Storyteller-Hero
        Good sound design (not the same as composing music) is probably one of the less talked about topics, but it can do a lot towards making a game truly great.
        May 28, 2019
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      2. SolonWise
        SolonWise
        I agree. The little cursor, confirm and cancel sounds, to mention a few, are very important to help to set the ambience of the game. For instance, you cannot use the default menu sounds in a survivor horror game.
        May 29, 2019
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    6. 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
      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
      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
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. 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!
    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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
    13. 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.
    14. 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
    15. 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
    16. 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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    17. 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
    18. 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
    19. 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
    20. 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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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Dec 29, 1982 (Age: 36)
    First Language:
    English
    Primarily Uses:
    RMMV
    Interests:
    Anime