The time has come, people (decision reversed)

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I'm leaving the gaming industry to answer a higher calling. I just found it too frustrating and unrewarding to pursue. Instead, I'm going into film and animation, where I can start a new journey to create an animated show that tells a story I want to tell.

For those of you who are wondering what will happen to Uniques United, I've decided to make an animated show out of it instead of a game, at least for now. It's a long trip and I don't expect it to be any easier than making games, but this is the price we all must pay for anything worthwhile in life.

I may come back and visit occasionally but I don't expect to be doing much with RPG Maker VX Ace anymore. But it was fun while it lasted, and ultimately, this is what I was able to produce on my own (after 8 months):




Ultimately, I want to be a storyteller, but the medium of expression can change at any time. The biggest lesson I've learned since high school is this:

Don't try to do everything yourself; it's a lonely path to failure. Make some friends, do some favors and get some help. You'll be far better off that way.

I hope to return someday in better circumstances than I left. It was nice knowing you guys.

Take care! :)

I screwed up.​

I just talked with Scythuz about some of these questions I answered and, looking back, there's a lot more to consider when making decisions like these that I wasn't aware of.

I love games, and I love making them, but when I hit a wall and don't know what to do, I say and do things that I thought was smart at the time but later turn out to be misguided. I spend 8 months working on Uniques United, in RPG Maker VX Ace, and then stop working on it, thinking my next endeavor would be any easier. That was my first mistake.

Next, I post a thread in the Farewell section, saying I'm moving from games to animation, where I have even less experience. To make animation, I need a pretty sizable budget and a team of dedicated staff which I obviously do not have. At least with RPG Maker, I can do some things on my own, get a prototype of a game working and show people that this is the foundation for what the rest of the game will entail.

And finally, I come back to this thread, only to realize that this entire discussion was a mistake. All this embarrassment could have been avoided had I just asked you guys what would be the best way to deal with one situation or another, instead of trying to do everything myself, thinking I could figure it out on my own.

Scythuz, I want to thank you for explaining this to me when you did, though I feel pretty stupid at having made this realization now when half a dozen people are reading this thread right now.
 
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It's always good if you find your goals even when going a bit from the wrong path to learn things.

It ws a good time, so don't forget what you learned here.
 

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Best of luck to you.
 

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Take care Blinn! I hope you'll find your path in life, be sure to drop by from time to time. Good luck for everything.
 
 

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Good luck Blinn! You seem like a very nice person, I hope you find a more rewarding path and that you check back in on us occasionally. All the best :D
 

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Best of luck to you, man. 
Do realize that film animation won't be easy, but if your heart i set on something and you work hard enough, you can achieve just about anything.
 

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Good luck on your jounery. As an animator, I have to say it will be worth the trip. 
 

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Best of luck to you, man. 

Do realize that film animation won't be easy, but if your heart i set on something and you work hard enough, you can achieve just about anything.
I actually have some off-the-cuff experience as a director. I led a small production team on Skype way back in 2012 that did audio dramas.
 

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Good luck! I'd love to see your animated show! =3
 

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You can still be here and actually do your stuff I think. You can do like offer freelance animation services or something for games.
 

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Wait, you're quitting after only 8 months? That doesn't sound right. But hey, sometimes you realize it's a bad fit. Best of luck to you on future endeavors.
 

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So you decided to take a road of lesser resistance?

Well, take care.
 

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So you decided to take a road of lesser resistance?

Well, take care.
I want to make an animated series before I turn it into a game. I was trying to do both at the same time and it didn't work. One day, I'll come back and start on the game.

EDIT: Also, I didn't take this decision lightly. If I took the road of lesser resistance, I would have stayed, but the game wouldn't have been as great had I finished it.
 
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I assumed you already had the skills to get started in animation as professionally. It isn't unheard of people schooling themselves before starting their new careers so that they don't get fired on a first day. ;)
 

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