- Oct 24, 2015
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Dang! These are my favorite part about your plugins Good luck with future pluginsHi, fellow RPG Maker users! I have a small announcement to make.
I'm afraid I have to say that I'm no longer supporting the Yanfly Engine ATB and CTB plugins. I ask, that now, if bug reports are to be submitted, please do not include ATB and/or CTB in them anymore. As fun as these plugins are to make, making them work in RPG Maker MV itself is a chore in and of itself for a variety of reasons.
1. RPG Maker MV's source code is intentionally made for turn-based battle systems and not tick-based battle systems. The default BattleManager's format is far from optimized to be able to run both in a stream-lined format. While I could rewrite the BattleManager for it to work better in such a way, doing so would cause potential incompatibility issues for a lot of non-YEP plugins, to which, I deem makes it not worth it. We do not need a new "Tankentai" causing the MV community lots of problems.
2. Developing for tick-based battle systems is problematic for the very reason that the editor itself cannot be edited and changed through plugins. This makes developing new plugins to work for both the turn-based battle systems and tick-based battle systems a huge chore. The limitations of RPG Maker MV's editor forces more than a good half of the code I write for the tick-based battle systems to perform workarounds, which in my opinion, is not good for user-friendliness. Thus, for me to add the more complex features and have them work in line with other plugins and effects, I'd have to go way more than the extra mile to do so.
3. Time. I'll be frank about this one. I lack the time to pay extra attention to tick-based battle systems. Once again, because of RPG Maker MV's default structure, I have to put in extra-effort to maintain and fix problems with the tick-based battle systems. To me, this just isn't worth it anymore as that time can be used to develop more Tips & Tricks, more plugins, and more overall content to benefit a larger group of audience.
With those three things said, I'll be adding a new clause to instruction step 4 when making bug reports:
4. Install -only- the affected plugins. If you're using non-YEP plugins, do NOT include them. That said, both ATB and CTB are no longer supported by Yanfly, so if you're using them, please remove them from the project used for the bug report.
Thank you for taking your time to read this. I hope you understand my point of view.