Been 12 shapes and sizes of busy. Not literally, of course, but I'll fill you in.
Let's get to Pangaea, shall we? I've been back to gathering resources, but all I could find was some useful music and stuff for the flashbacks in Ace's story. I still have a LOT I need to buy and find before I can get anywhere with version 0.4's battle update. As a reminder to those who don't know, I'm not looking to overhaul the battle system completely. The stock battle system that exists in 0.3 and before is, to put nicely, absolute garbage. Not knocking RPG Maker MV's stock, don't get me wrong. It's good for basic RPG battles. But for what I need? This doesn't even cover the skeletal framework. The core system relies on environment for Zero, Cici, and Boulder; especially Zero. As I wrote before, Zero's powers in battle will solely be affected by the area: If he's underground, it's rock-based. If it's in the tundra, it's ice-based. Of course, it won't JUST be rock or ice, but other elements too. How much elemental exposure will also affect what skills are locked or unlocked with him too. Can't make it too easy, can I? Otherwise, why have team members? Boulder and Cici will also be affected and the other party members are specialized in fields of combat, but those guys are still undergoing development. It won't be reflected in 0.4 since it's so advanced, but I'll try to put a taste.
Ok, so now to the real life stuff, for those interested. My therapist is on vacation so I haven't gone to see him for a bit yet. Still planning on getting help. I'm also back in school and that's eating up a lot of my time. A family member joined me at my job so now I'm helping them out as well as doing my own job. Been hectic, to say the least. I'm also headed overseas to France in the coming months for a family visit. Maybe I'll dust off my Pokemon Go app and catch a Mr. Mime while I'm there. I like game and all, but it lost it's luster when Niantic kept screwing up their launches. Role models in why I take my time with things and rush nothing. Nobody likes to wait, sure, but it beats something half-assed when pushing out a deadline on yourself. Most players appreciate when delays are made by developers when they admit something janky happened and they're trying to fix it. Disappointment happens, sure, but you very rarely lose a fanbase (and if you do, they were never fans in the first place, let's be real).
Ok enough of that. I just recently opened a Tumblr and Instagram account, but Instagram is empty until I get done with 0.4. I have almost no screenshots to show for it, but I wanted to get something out there. But the real focus is Tumblr. Reason I opened it was because I figured some readers and visitors who may have wanted to voice their opinion wanted to stay anonymous. No e-mail, username or anything like that. Tumblr lets your ideas be heard or voice whatever, staying behind the veil of anonymity. Naturally if it's just trash talk and insults, those are deleted, but for now, I'm giving the benefit of the doubt. If you have something to say, click here and let your voice be heard! I'm always listening.
Ok enough preaching and yapping. I need to buckle down and get to work! Thanks to everyone who's given advice and shown support!
The author and creator of "The Legend of Pangaea"