skills now work differently in my game... you can use them all for no cost, or use the correct input to use MP but also get an EX bonus ie more damage, added elements, etc... and you get the EX popup now.
it's wild how versatile action sequences are... I'm able to have a skill do 2 different sequences based whether the enemy is affected by certain states. and with the QTE plugin, I can even setup a parry/counter system on the enemy's attacks.
FINALLY done will all of the main cast's sprites... here's all the main characters and other teams you'll face in the game (Sans secret bosses and whatnot). and thanks to Qsprite, I can use these same SV Battlers on the maps too.
since all my maps are hand drawn... I admit, I super envy those who can make the tileset's work. I'm garbage at mapping, but slightly less bad at just drawing my own areas. plus it's easier to draw my own sprites than edit others to look like my characters.
thanks to a lot of lunatic coding... my game finally has a stun mechanic that I feel really good about. damage enemy's mental psyche (mp), and once empty, hitting with certain attacks trigger combos that can stack the damage.
so I've been following the MEchanics people dislike thread and um... I don't know how to please people with most of my game choices lol. but other's have told me to stick to my guns cause I've got certain design choices I'm really passionate about. just means I'll be alienating those who don't like it. can't please everyone...shrug.
Doing clean-up on tall-ified sprites, filling in pixel by pixel where the stretching warped the image, feels incredibly tedious but also highly rewarding when one zooms out and the sprite looks even better than before.
I'm going back to the default RTP, in the interest of getting it done. FSM is lovely but slow to work with and has tall doors. And switching to tall sprites would mean a lot of franking, and also the horses will be small.