InterestsVideo games, mainly Nintendo or Sega related, drama, animation in general whether it be anime or movies or whatever, and recently I've taken an interest in the Sonic Archie comic book series. (Please don't spoil anything that happens in it though, I'm not nearly caught up yet.)
Noted. Though I'll go ahead and say this: Not everyone in the revolt should be represented by a few trolls because that's really all they are, a few trolls taking advantage of a serious movement. I could easily say I discredit the opposing side because of some of the lovely things we've been called by the more radical people opposing it (worse than ISIS, hope we all get ebola, misogynist, neckbeard, manchild, etc.) along with that lovely tweet Anita made saying that men are the reason for school shootings, but I don't. Why? Because it doesn't represent them entirely. Granted they say these things because they truly believe in them out of a result of being misinformed by MSNBC and what have you, I don't immediately discredit a group for one's actions. Instead I discredit the individual. I only hold respect for those who hold respect for me.
Apologies for the lack of updates recently, been busy with Drama Club and my upcoming trip to Orlando so things have been pretty busy as of late.
If you guys want some kind of update, I've been working on something I like to call "Chaos Mode." After a certain period of time spent in a battle (or for story purposes), certain characters will be able to enter their Super form temporarily (or for the entire battle, again, for story purposes) if they have a Chaos Emerald equipped. You get more Emeralds to use on certain party members as the story progresses, but there are only seven so you'll have to decide who's Super form will help you most in an upcoming boss battle or what have you.
In Super form, all of the character's stats are increased substantially and they have a new arsenal of skills that are either jazzed up versions of their usual skills, or new ones entirely. Also, the Super forms are technically their own class, so they have their own method of using skills, "Rings." Without the use of skills, a character can stay in Super form for 10 turns. If you use your skills however, you sacrifice some of the time you have in Super form, so you could either not use any and deal increased damage for ten turns, or you could go into Super for one turn to cast that really powerful skill you need to turn the tide of battle, again it revolves around decision making.
This Saturday's gonna be the only day I've had 100% to myself in a while, so I'll spend it on brainstorming new ideas to compensate for the lack of activity lately.
Also if you have any sort of experience with RPG Maker VX Ace, game design, sprite-making or music composing and you'd like to help me out on Project Archie (working title), my Skype name is srauscher2 and I'm accepting applications at the moment. If you apply, please go ahead and list any projects you've worked on before, if you do have experience to begin with. (If not, don't sweat it, I don't mind.)
This thread's for the animation fans on this forum.
I personally dislike it when a studio just uses Flash alone. You see, Flash is a tool for animation, not for the animation alone. When you just use Flash, the animation tends to look lazy and soulless.
I mean look at this. LOOK AT THIS. Your animation's supposed to IMPROVE with twenty years of age and an extreme advancement in technology and budget, what the heck.
Playing around the the concept of a Support class. I have the stats and such planned out, the only issue is what would be the name of the method in which they use their skills?
Maybe Worry, where it's like Momentum only the more full the meter gets, the more effective all buffs/heals are and it fills with how much damage everyone in the party takes.
Yeah, it does sound pretty intimate like you said, but limiting who can and can't get married would be a risk because I'll probably get some hate mail from people who ship two incompatible characters.
I may omit gay marriage in general but that would only make me out to be a homophobic bigot and that's no good really.
Again, this idea will likely be scrapped entirely.
Inspired by Fire Emblem Awakening, the more battles two characters are in, the closer they get to each other, and eventually you have the option to marry them. In addition to certain character marriages leading to extra sidequests and alternate endings, there is another mechanic to it that's kind of a handicap and a benefit:
If two married characters are in the same battle, they each get various stat upgrades depending on what class they are. For example: If a support character is fighting alongside their husband/bride, they heal 40% more to their wedded and 20% more to everyone else.
However, if one of the wedded characters fall in battle, the other gets that marriage buff reversed, so instead of healing an extra 20%, a support character would heal 20% less than normal.
I'm not sure if I want to make all the characters bisexual since that would mess with the canon more than it already has with marriage in the first place, in fact I may even scrap this idea later down the line.
You know, this sounds like a potentially crazy idea, but what if we combined our projects? Like, we worked together to create an RPG based on the entire comic, rather than one side for each project?
Wow, thanks! I'll likely try finding someone who can make unique sprites for Project Archie (working title), but in case I need a last resort, this'll come in handy.
RPG Maker VX Ace is also definitely going to be what I want to work off of, at first anyway. As with the 3D models, an independent engine would be preferred, but not likely.
Also I'll try coming up with more concepts and classes right now, sorry for the lack of new content announced. Things have been pretty draining this week so yeah.
It'll most likely be sprite-based, with designs inspired by the Sonic Advance games. 3D models would be pretty hard to get for a fan project, I'd imagine. If I COULD get 3D models though, I would be ecstatic, but alas.
Good point. I'll definitely consider it now.
Only problem remains: where am I gonna get the team? Maybe I should open up an application thread once I have a concrete concept laid out? Maybe I should ask a few more communities, though I'm not sure if anyone else'll help out a 16 year old with no experience in game design or directing.
I heard the guy who did the remastered Sonic CD port and mobile Sonic 1 port may be open for work, but getting a relatively big name like that would require some kind of salary which I don't really have the ability to give.