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    PhoenixSoul reacted to Kayzee for a status update, Phew, I was at a big Indian-style wedding today. To much formality for my tastes, and   
    Phew, I was at a big Indian-style wedding today. To much formality for my tastes, and all the people around made me sort of nervous. But it was still quite the sight to see!
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to Rikifive for a status update, I'm extremely late with this, but happy birthday! 😁 I hope it was a great day for you   
    I'm extremely late with this, but happy birthday! 😁
    I hope it was a great day for you.
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to Kayzee for a status update, Guess where I am? Come on guess, guess! :3   
    Guess where I am? Come on guess, guess! :3
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    PhoenixSoul got a reaction from Knighterius for a status update, I have decided not to leave as of yet. However, all in all, I have not been treated f   
    I have decided not to leave as of yet.
    However, all in all, I have not been treated fairly. I can give exception to some who have indeed been far more fair and to this forum in general, but ultimately, the imbalance is wearing on me. Wearing on me hard, and no amount of 'internet break' will alleviate that. Only resolution and closure will.
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to Kayzee for a status update, Tomorrow is the day I start the journey to Singapore! Kinda anyway. More like the jou   
    Tomorrow is the day I start the journey to Singapore! Kinda anyway. More like the journey to where I will start the journey to Singapore which I will start the next day, and I already spent the last week or so with my human parents.
     
    Also: Haven't really been working on my game much lately. Been playing with Daggerfall Unity lately actually. It's almost feature complete! Only a few things that havn't been finished yet. It also has tons of cool mods!
     
    I still say Daggerfall is probobly the best Elder Scrolls game and the peak of the series and I really don't like the direction the series went in from Morrowind onwards. I mean even if I like Daggerfall for what it is, in theory I had no problem when them cutting back on the scale and making a more detailed handcrafted open world, but the problem was their more detailed handcrafted world was almost as lifeless and drab anyway. You want to see a good hand crafted open world RPG? Look at Ultima 6 and 7. Those games had actual personality. And yeah, maybe they could have trimmed down the number of skills (for example the language skills in Daggerfall are almost useless if you ask me), but did they have to gut the whole interesting character creation system? And the series hasn't really gotten any better.
     
    Don't get me wrong, Daggerfall can get pretty boring and irritating. I just rather have had them continue to improve the ideas started in Arena and Daggerfall instead of completely abandoning most of them for something that's just as boring and irritating in a different way.
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to Knighterius for a status update, I wonder if Minerva and Kotori still stay in touch. They were a pretty active duo bac   
    I wonder if Minerva and Kotori still stay in touch. They were a pretty active duo back in the day
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to That One NPC for a status update, Hell. Yes. This is why I love Loose Leaf sprites. I was worried about Loose Leaf hair   
    Hell. Yes. This is why I love Loose Leaf sprites.
     

     

     
     
    I was worried about Loose Leaf hair parts not being enough to sprite generated faces, but a lot of chibi bangs can be used. They aren't perfect, but they work. 
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to Kayzee for a status update, I am gonna go on a big trip soon! 😮 Gonna go to Singapore!   
    I am gonna go on a big trip soon! 😮 Gonna go to Singapore!
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to kurin for a status update, why are there so many forum posts with broken images??? not blaming the people who po   
    why are there so many forum posts with broken images??? not blaming the people who posted them, I'm just legit curious why almost EVERY FORUM I FIND has broken images
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to kurin for a status update, fellas, is it right to make your own character designs for pre-made sprites? asking f   
    fellas, is it right to make your own character designs for pre-made sprites? asking for science
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to TobiObito4ever for a status update, Attempted a sprite edit for one of the characters for Kamikakushi's direct sequel. Th   
    Attempted a sprite edit for one of the characters for Kamikakushi's direct sequel. The arms were the hardest part.... >~<
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to TobiObito4ever for a status update, Oh dear... My sprite requestee fell off the radar. Was my sprite request too big, I w   
    Oh dear... My sprite requestee fell off the radar. Was my sprite request too big, I wonder? 😟
     
    I'd sprite them myself, but I'm not the best when it comes to that stuff.
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to kurin for a status update, my room's practically been under quarantine for two days due to termites but i'm back   
    my room's practically been under quarantine for two days due to termites but i'm back and they're gone
    still not letting my guard down tho
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to That One NPC for a status update, I'm not in the proper state of mind to be a contributing member of a board right now.   
    I'm not in the proper state of mind to be a contributing member of a board right now. Before I take my leave from the community, I just want to apologize to anyone I may have upset or offended. I'm not one for excuses, but given my recent temperament, you need to know I'm not usually an abrasive dickhead. 2019 has done everything in its power to destroy me. From losing my job when the company I worked for shut down facing a management scandal, to my dad's lungs failing him slowly, to my mom being diagnosed with not one, but two forms of cancer, it has just been riding my case. Like an old Chevy, I'm beaten up and worn down, but all I can do is keep going. My mother is the strongest woman on the planet, always has been. Met my father serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. G.I. Jo (Joanna). Seeing her so skinny and weak she can barely leave her bed to use the washroom, well, it just takes the wind out of my sails.

    Anyway. I'm out. Sorry for being a dick. I'm old enough to know better, just stopped caring for a while there.
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    PhoenixSoul got a reaction from Animebryan for a status update, These are lyrics I relate to. The artist is amazing to boot. "...You can't understand   
    These are lyrics I relate to. The artist is amazing to boot.
    "...You can't understand unless you've walked in my shoes..."
    ♫There's an outcast in everybody's life, and I am her (I am her)...♫
    ♫There's a shadow in everybody's front door, and I am her (I am her)...♫
    ♫There's a dark cloud in everybody's sunlight, and I am her (I am her)...♫
    ♫Oh no, I am her...♫

    I'm no stranger to being an outcast, that's what makes me unique, partially. I don't follow the path someone else takes, and I revoke rebuttal when I know that the rebuttal is pure nonsense.

    I don't care what anyone else says or thinks. I may be a pessimist, but I didn't choose to be. Just like I didn't choose to be imprisoned inside of mortal flesh. There are times when things unexplained, uncontrollable with outcome, can't be seen with foresight or circumvented, happen. That type of nonsense though, has happened to me without my consent or my say, far many more times than fair or balanced. I do fine without your interference, thanks. Leave me be, that's all I require. Don't screw with me, don't promise me things you've no intention on delivering, don't say nice things to me, and go behind my back and rebuke them, and in general, don't be stupid, because one come a time, you're gonna come to me asking for something, or perhaps begging and pleading, and I'm going to say NO. You've burdened me with your misconduct, allowing me to take the fall too many times, and I won't have anymore.

    No, this is not aimed at anyone in particular, but those who know they've screwed with me in this way, know that I've been wronged by them. Whether or not they care, that's not on me.
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to Knighterius for a status update, I love this community and miss how active it used to be... https://imgur.com/w1pEVGX   
    I love this community and miss how active it used to be...https://imgur.com/w1pEVGX
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    PhoenixSoul got a reaction from Knighterius for a status update, Well, damn...this sucks... RIP Richard Anthony Monsour, aka Dick Dale... He passed aw   
    Well, damn...this sucks...
    RIP Richard Anthony Monsour, aka Dick Dale...
    He passed away on March 16, this year.
    One of the guitar greats, sorely missed, one I'll never get to meet. As a tribute, I'm sharing Misirlou.
    May the Divines guide you to peace, great patron of the musical arts...
     
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to That One NPC for a status update, Many of you probably noticed that I did a bit of re-branding over the weekend. Loco C   
    Many of you probably noticed that I did a bit of re-branding over the weekend. Loco Choco Games was going to be the name I released everything under. I never intended to give myself any form of credit, at any point, for anything. It was just going to be, L.C.G., those involved, and credits for materials used.
     
    I came to the harsh, soul crushing realization that I'm not ready to put out any form of game yet. I may have been messing with RM titles since '95 for the Playstation, but messing, flirting,  toying around with, are the key words. Most of my story ideas ended up in RP format, where you can flesh everything out that much more from moment to moment. The structure changes in game format almost completely. It's totally different context compared to literature.
     
    Despite all my romancing with these programs, I never completed a game...nowhere even remotely close, lol. I never had enough time as a youngster, even a young adult. I actually have less going on at 33 than I did at 23.
     
    That being said, I figured I'd just get something done, because how hard can it be, right? The editor does roughly 70% of the actual work, outside of mapping, so how hard, can it really be?
     
    When you care about quality and integrity as much as I do, it's practically impossible with my skillset. I could make a game with a great story line and great characters, but it's for shit if the game is fundamentally imbalanced, or buggy. It's difficult for me to keep up with today's hyper-informed experts on everything technical, who will rip a game to pieces based on specs alone, not even based on game play or story line.
     
    So I've decided to toss such notions aside. I never thought I would be that super star who does everything by themselves, that's just not how game development of any kind works. We can look at the pros and realize this pretty quickly. Those who take 5-10 years to develop a game alone, were still foolish to have done so, they just got lucky. But now I'm faced with the reality that, everyone is doing their own thing, hoping to be that next self-made, independent super star developer. All you keep hearing is, "Group projects are a total mess." Well no, actually. Logic tells us group projects are the best, because that's how professional games are made. You have an expert do a single job, because they specialize in it... They just do it better than you. So it must be the RM user, on average, who is a total mess. As someone looking to make serious, serious games that do more than say I did, because I could, this is very disheartening.
     
    For now I will figure out what to do, if anything. My fate may be a simple story writer, who writes stories for other people. Only time will tell, I suppose.
     
     
     
     
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    PhoenixSoul got a reaction from Knighterius for a status update, I̭͙̰͉̞͈ͩͣͥ̏ͬͥ̑͜'͙̥͓̈́̒̿̎m̡̗̦͙̹̣̣̟͐ͥ͌͒͗̓̇͗͟ ̓͑̓̉͏̻͇̱̬͞͡n̄̔̓̎̔͏̢͍̱o̸̰̠͚̟͋͞t̩̺́̔ ̀ͮ̔ͫͩ̿ͣ̚   
    I̭͙̰͉̞͈ͩͣͥ̏ͬͥ̑͜'͙̥͓̈́̒̿̎m̡̗̦͙̹̣̣̟͐ͥ͌͒͗̓̇͗͟ ̓͑̓̉͏̻͇̱̬͞͡n̄̔̓̎̔͏̢͍̱o̸̰̠͚̟͋͞t̩̺́̔ ͖̝̝̜̣̬̀ͮ̔ͫͩ̿ͣ̚͘ͅf̷͖͉̯̬̞̗͕͋͂̈̓ͪ͆͡͞ͅę͚̦̪̲̝̰͛̏ͤͫ͌̇͢e̢̝̿ͩ̕l̃́̒ͮ̓̾̓̊͏̵̠̞̲̲̬̭̳͚͢í̢̲̞̰̪̟̠̤ͧ̿̿͡n͔͔͎̘͖̬̳̻̑̾̓͢͡ͅğ̶̩̠̖͖͓̜ͩ̋͗ͣ̀ ̧͔͉͉̣̠̉̆ͨͫ̏͜͠s̶͛͒̈́͠͏͇͉̼o̥͔̞ͬ̄̋̾͗̃̓͘͠͞ ̙͎̰ͬ͐͑̇͞w̌͆ͪͮ́̆͏̷̣e͕̥͙̰͇̥̣͓ͩͥ͐̋͜l͇̞̦͉̼͒̓͑̇̚̕l̵͓̩̺̗ͦͨͯ̾͊̿͑̐͝ ̛̀ͯ̀͋̎̓̅ͭ҉̬̦t͋̓͋̿̎̓͏̻̰͓̰͘oͣͮ̾ͦ̏ͫ̅̈̚͏̸͚̙͉̳̲d̼̯̥͖̠̦̽ͤͬͦͩ͟ͅa̢̯̱̟̞̱̤̣͈ͨ̚͡ͅy̦̹̜̪͇͑,̴͓̪͉̣͎ͣͨ͌̽̚ ̙̥̥̄̌͟c̰͎̪ͥͯ̒́ą̪̽͠͠ͅn̢̪̖̙͇͚̹ͯ͋͝'̷͎̙͖͙̆͗̆ͬͪ̃͌̈́͌ț̯̤͖̖̩ͫ̿̽̈́̒͘ ̤̼̇͜͞y̹̗̿ͣ̍̈́̓ͬ̂o̰͖̺̩ͤ̍͌̾̔̎͂ù̄҉̗͓̯ ͗͏̢̲̹̜̙̗͈̣t̺̗͎͚͈̖̣̀͂̓̈́ͨe̩̲̬̜̤̰̳͐̎͐̓̐̇̂ͫ̉ͅl̰̲̜ͧ́͒ͮ̀͜l̴̡̖̮̻͓̫̮̫͒ͩ̐́͘?̸̖̦̜͇͎̇ͤͣ̈́͊̂̍́͡ ̡̱̣̮̪͚̙̻̙̠̎̅ͥͦͪ̏͂͟͠l̷̸̟̮͙̣̘̪ͨ̿̉͑o̶̶̮̖͔ͧ̎̉ͪl̤̲̒̇͊ͧͥ̋̅̈̐̀z̖̰̦̭͖̰ͫ̑͐̄̿͐ͤ͛̍ͅ
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to Kayzee for a status update, Hehe, I made a game.bmp for my game today! For if I upload it to the steam workshop.   
    Hehe, I made a game.bmp for my game today!
     

     
    For if I upload it to the steam workshop.
     
    (That's me looking though the D! :3 )
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to Kayzee for a status update, I just thought of a joke: How many Buddhists does it take to change a light bulb? Zer   
    I just thought of a joke:
     
    How many Buddhists does it take to change a light bulb?
     
    Zero.
     
    ...Mind you I am not sure what school of Buddhism would fit that joke best. Zen?
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to SpuddyFerret for a status update, I've been away for a long time. Two people who wanted music both messaged me in the s   
    I've been away for a long time. Two people who wanted music both messaged me in the span of a week, so I need to update my workshop details. 
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to Kayzee for a status update, You know what's kinda awesome to think about? What happens when two really good song   
    You know what's kinda awesome to think about? What happens when two really good song mages battle each other with their music.
     
    Because think about it. They often can't just both sing their own songs at each other. That doesn't tend to work very well. Instead, they are better off trying to improvise off each other in such a way that they can twist the music into the theme they want while the other mage loses track of what they are doing.
     
    Basically, they fight with jazz. :3
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    PhoenixSoul reacted to Kayzee for a status update, Today I figured out my gui/'hud' thing was being refreshed every frame and that's why   
    Today I figured out my gui/'hud' thing was being refreshed every frame and that's why I had framerate troubles in the dungeons! I thought it was just VX Ace being slow at rendering my lights... I could only imagine how laggy it could be if I didn't use optimized font rendering...
     
    Also made it so enemies/events would give up trying to pathfind to a place after three attempts, because there were times where they would try going someplace they couldn't over and over and slow the game down as a result.
     
    Because of these things I get 60 fps in dungeons! I thought for sure VX Ace would have a bit more trouble with my lighting effects but apparently not!
     
    Edit: Okay it turns out it's more 47 - 59, but still better then I expected.
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    PhoenixSoul got a reaction from That One NPC for a status update, Not RPG related necessarily, but I know I can't be the only retro gaming junkie here.   
    Not RPG related necessarily, but I know I can't be the only retro gaming junkie here.
    If you're ever in the west side of the Denver Metro Area and are in the hunt for a new-old game...
    There's a place called Game Fortress.





     
     
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