What is *the* ABS to use?

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  1. Eschaton

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    Before this gets moved, this isn't a request for a script.  I know what scripts are out there.  For this discussion, I want peoples' opinions on the ABS scripts available for RMVX Ace.  Sell me on them.
     
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    A lot of it is tied to how much work you're willing to do, and sometimes how flexible you are on replacing scripts due to compatibility issues.

    I used Falcao's Pearl ABS for a while - it's very user friendly, has a truckload of customisation options - more suiting for me than XAS - and was pretty easy to get running. It also works with icons rather than character poses which can save a load of time if you're not artistically inclined. XAS came with a whole ton of compatibility errors for me, and the interface that comes with it is so obnoxious too, which led to me to tons of GUI editing and whatnot. It can do some cool things though, but I much, much prefer Falcao's system, generally just for the ease of use and the fact that it has most of the options that XAS does too. Though I haven't done an actual side-by-side of them, I'd recommend Pearl.
     
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    I thought Pearl was a bit on the clunky side.  XAS is JRPG-er-iffic.
     
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    The stock one is, yeah. But like I said, I didn't have time to put the amount of work into it that needed to change that, but with all the features there I'm sure it could be good for other uses.
     
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    So many acronyms xD

    Hope you don't mind me asking what ABS is.
     
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    Action Battle System.  Think Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past.

    I haven't played around with them much myself (I prefer CTB, personally).
     
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    Some acronyms and special names are explained in the topic linked in my signature, I'll hope I have time to add the rest somewhen in this year.
     
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