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    That One NPC reacted to Holder for a status update, Looking for ant scripts or plugins that use my Animated Battlers.   
    Looking for ant scripts or plugins that use my Animated Battlers.
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    That One NPC got a reaction from PhoenixSoul for a status update, I'm super interested in making an MMO. It's really the only thing I want to do. It's   
    I'm super interested in making an MMO.
     
    It's really the only thing I want to do. It's the future of casual gaming, they end up creating their own societies and ethos among the player base, and they can generate a ton of money over an extended period of time.
     
    I have many ideas and I'm going to start drafting an outline for a game.
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    That One NPC got a reaction from PhoenixSoul for a status update, Got the leg sections done on a sprinting template for LL sprites. I need to modify th   
    Got the leg sections done on a sprinting template for LL sprites. I need to modify the arms a bit, which is the trickiest part. The front and reverse frames seems okay for a striding motion, but the sides look too relaxed.

    I don't even need to test run it to tell they'll look stiff from the side.
     
    Making outfits will be a bit tricky, I wish the arms didn't need so much editing because that would make it so much easier to do them. The feet rotate 90 degree counter clockwise pretty quickly and easily. Sprinting capability is something I have wanted for loose leafs. The higher level of detail makes it seem weird when they start power walking around maps.
     
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    That One NPC reacted to PhoenixSoul for a status update, When it comes down to it, it seems that MV has a lot more reliance on the Workshop fo   
    When it comes down to it, it seems that MV has a lot more reliance on the Workshop for completeness.
    The Add-On pack should also be reduced permanently to $10.
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    That One NPC got a reaction from PhoenixSoul for a status update, Think it's possible to run multiple year cycles using days, weeks and months, for mul   
    Think it's possible to run multiple year cycles using days, weeks and months, for multiple locations without breaking Ace?
     
    Context: That space opera game I mentioned with regards to Mode 7. I sort of want each solar system to run its own year calendar, simulating relativity. I will settle for a universal year calender, but it would be nice to have that touch of realism.
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    That One NPC got a reaction from PhoenixSoul for a status update, Is there a script for like FF6 air ship style world map navigation? I thought I recal   
    Is there a script for like FF6 air ship style world map navigation?
     
    I thought I recalled a friend mentioning that they had one but I can't remember.
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    That One NPC got a reaction from PhoenixSoul for a status update, So many hot button issues on my mind lately. The type of shit it's just risky to brin   
    So many hot button issues on my mind lately. The type of shit it's just risky to bring up, because people are so easily offended today. It's almost become a social right to be triggered as fuck and champion your cause as loudly, and judgmentally as humanly possible.
     
    But what's got me beside myself this month is the movement to make Santa gender neutral with a new name. It's gone too far and not only that, but it's become trapped in a cycle of hypocrisy. I don't think the LGBTQ+ movement ever intended to start kinda feeling like a fascist regime, buuuut, here we are. It's amazing to me how fast the tone of the conversation could go from, "Equality for all, judgement for none!" to, "Get on board, or burn alive, bigot!"
     
    How about we make Santa Race neutral?
    How about Santa having multiple ethnicities depending on nation, region, or personal taste? Wouldn't it be easier to say Santa can touch his rosy snout, wink twice and look whatever way he wants to visit kids from all over the world, than to say what you know about Christmas lore no longer exists; Gender no longer exists?
     
    I was born several centuries too late.
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    That One NPC reacted to Kayzee for a status update, I thought of a fun plot twist: What if there was a character who said they didn't kno   
    I thought of a fun plot twist: What if there was a character who said they didn't know who they are, so everyone assumes they lost their memories, but they didn't and never actually said that. They instead decided to throw away their old identity because they ended up not liking who they became. They knew who they were, just not who they are.
     
    Doubt I will ever use this in anything though.
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    That One NPC reacted to PhoenixSoul for a status update, I was an admin on a Facebook group a little while back, and I took a non-power trip,   
    I was an admin on a Facebook group a little while back, and I took a non-power trip, fair, honest, assertive and good listener approach, which while it did well to keep me honest, it also made me a target for the other admins who wanted me to conform to whatever BS standards they wanted, which wasn't going to happen, at all.

    The whole 'shoot first, ask questions later if ever' mentality, is the kind of crap that gets people in trouble offline, and it most certainly makes all who go that way look like an absolute jerkwad.
    There is no reward for honesty except everyone makes you their patsy, that's how this society is. Meh.
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    That One NPC got a reaction from PhoenixSoul for a status update, New Earthbound file. At the Lab beneath Stonehenge in Winters. I strongly dislike thi   
    New Earthbound file. At the Lab beneath Stonehenge in Winters. I strongly dislike this particular portion of the game, because although the entire party is reunited for the final time, Poo's only weapon is dropped here by Super Starmen. With a 1 in 128 chance of dropping the Sword of Kings, it can take a very long time to get the damn thing and move on unless you can stomach his puny unarmed attacks. I personally can't, and he doesn't have the PP to sustain psi attacks even on a mid-term basis. I don't think I've ever left Winters without the SoK, but this time it feels extra dreadful and futile.
     
    I'm using save states right now to try to farm the same Starman death until I get it.
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    That One NPC got a reaction from PhoenixSoul for a status update, How good are you with eventing, particularly variables and simulating npc choices?   
    How good are you with eventing, particularly variables and simulating npc choices?
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    That One NPC got a reaction from PhoenixSoul for a status update, There is so much you can do with that decorating script. I was thinking about the man   
    There is so much you can do with that decorating script. I was thinking about the many things aside from decorating a place that it can be used for. One thing was making the objects ABS enemies, Bosses, save points, treasure chests, and creating a "training" dungeon mode for an ABS game.
     
    Along that line of thought, you might be able to do a mini game that's like a combo of FF7's hill defense game, and something like Ogre Battle where contact of moving units causes battle between groups of no-name soldiers, perhaps main characters lead units, whatever.
     
    It ends up being a very powerful tool when you look at it as a means for the players to place functioning events on the map.
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    That One NPC got a reaction from PhoenixSoul for a status update, FarCry 3 has the only credits that can make me emotional. It's a combination of the m   
    FarCry 3 has the only credits that can make me emotional. It's a combination of the musical score, and seeing all of these names, wondering how each of them must have felt watching them for the first time. The overwhelming sense of pride for what they accomplished together. The music just brings it out of me.
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    That One NPC reacted to PhoenixSoul for a status update, So, even the paywall hype train has hit the RM community. I mean, the patreon garbage   
    So, even the paywall hype train has hit the RM community.

    I mean, the patreon garbage kind of paywall. Yanfly, you've really sunk down to the levels of the likes of dirty devs and asset flippers, but I guess it doesn't surprise me. It's either money or nothing. You know what that actually is? Greed.

    You could of put your plugins on Steam or somewhere where purchase would be much easier, but no, you gave the underprivileged the finger instead with sleazy Patreon.

    The Orwellian nightmare continues...
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    That One NPC reacted to PhoenixSoul for a status update, Yeah, I should be active more, here and elsewhere, but as of late, crap like the thin   
    Yeah, I should be active more, here and elsewhere, but as of late, crap like the thing ThatOneNPC found is flooding the online and offline society, and frankly, I don't blame them one bit for taking that step in moving on.

    I would too if, well, it would matter, and it really wouldn't. I still have no damn closure on a number of things, including my IP address being hacked and/or spoofed which led to some pretty stupid nonsense that I have no way of recovering from, short of cheating in some fashion (I wouldn't know what that would look like either). Probably wouldn't of happened at all if I had things like far better hardware, and access to internet safety software or whatever else, but that is one of those things I will not have unless I get donations and such.

    Yeah, about Epstein: publicly, definitely dead, but like Ian Watkins, is definitely still around...living a comfortable lifestyle in wait for the NWO that isn't going to come...

    I'm still making gamedev progress, but I'm struggling with this and that...
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    That One NPC got a reaction from Chaos Krux for a status update, What the actual fuck? With staff conducting themselves like this, the whole ghost tow   
    What the actual fuck?
     

     
    With staff conducting themselves like this, the whole ghost town scene's starting to make perfect sense.
     
    I'm out like Epstein, folks. This shit is too dramatic, even for me.
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    That One NPC reacted to Chadzter01 for a status update, feels good to be here again XD   
    feels good to be here again XD
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    That One NPC got a reaction from Ceri Handen for a status update, For years I've been thinking Megan Markle is Brittany Snow grown up with a tan. Shows   
    For years I've been thinking Megan Markle is Brittany Snow grown up with a tan.
     

     
    Shows how much of a jackass I can be at times.
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    That One NPC got a reaction from PhoenixSoul 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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    That One NPC reacted to PhoenixSoul for a status update, Starting a new project. The previous one just got to the point of overcomplicated to   
    Starting a new project.
    The previous one just got to the point of overcomplicated to fix, especially since I know not what is in error.

    So, this new one is going to be less complex, I hope...
    (my super-charged creativity makes 'simple' impossible)
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    That One NPC reacted to PhoenixSoul for a status update, South Central Kansas has some strong storms going on, like as I type this. Two of the   
    South Central Kansas has some strong storms going on, like as I type this.
    Two of these storms have been tornadic, and both storms are likely headed in my general direction. I already hear rumbles of thunder in the distance. There is no tornado/fallout shelter within a hundred foot sprint short of any of the houses across the street (unlikely shelter), so if the worst comes to worst, this may very well be my last post because these apartment buildings won't withstand tornadic winds, and even if I survive, my equipment will likely be damaged or taken by the storm.
    I mean, if I do survive, it'll be a LONG F*CKING TIME before I have internet access let alone hardware of my own.
    That's what happens when you're on disability payments.
    So, anyway, it's been fun.
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    That One NPC got a reaction from PhoenixSoul 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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    That One NPC got a reaction from Knighterius 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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    That One NPC got a reaction from Knighterius 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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    That One NPC got a reaction from PhoenixSoul 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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