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Hey, I was thinking of this place the other day - remembering some good times and bad times circa 2015.
Thought I'd poke my head in and see if anything was still happening. Anyone still around I remember? Anyone still around that remembers me? Anyone become the hit indie sensation yet? Anyone ever finish their RPG-maker septologies?
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There's a new version of RPG Maker called MZ. They've added a few new features like XP's layered mapping, but they also swapped out the old animation system for a new particle based one, but you have to use an external program called Effekseer in order to make any yourself. There's so much more they could have done but didn't, so a lot of users were pretty pessimistic about it (and rightfully so).
Also, there was controversy over Yanfly's plugins being plagiarized & him hiding all his MV plugins behind a paywall. Although Yanfly officially retired from making plugins, he's now taken the mantle of a team leader helping a team of plugin writers write new plugins for MZ called VisuStella. Another controversy stirred up when they decided to obfuscate their code, preventing anyone from even looking at it. It was enacted as a anti-plagiarism measure, but it also prevents other plugin writers from making compatibility patches or personal edits outside customizable parameters.