Another week and more stuff happened. Let's get started!
I mentioned this some time ago, but I was experimenting with the idea of making Zero customizable and can be either a guy or a girl. After playing with the idea for a bit, I decided against it. I didn't realize it before, but too much of the story's relationships would change to my liking. Nothing story-changing, but too much where I feel it strays from the original story. Still, I like the idea of making a character the player can customize, so I'll do that for a future game. Yanfly (click his name to go to his webpage) is doing a bunch of plugin updates to accommodate for RPG Maker's last version update. While I don't use all of them, I do use enough where it will affect certain aspects of the game. So far it's nothing major, let alone noticeable, but I'm foregoing any testing until he and his team get their stuff updated. I won't need to wait until he's finished with the whole list; just up to where the core plugins I actively use can be used again. I'm testing other plugin ideas from other users as well to get 0.4 working how I want it. I've created a separate "game" that exists solely as a play-test area for the different developers and their plugins they created. Maybe if I ever grow enough to be able to hire people, I'll send this tool to them for them to play around and experiment too!
Not much in the personal life business. Work is eating up a lot of my time and schoolwork takes the rest of it. Fortunately, I'm a multi-tasker so I can do both (even work on my game) at the same time. My old Logitech keyboard finally died on me after over 10 years of use. Since my debts are paid and my bills caught up, I splurged and got a mechanical keyboard, a G413 Carbon (still a Logitech). Yeah, it's nothing uber fancy, but it lets me play my online games (when I have the time) and it's a bit smaller, so I have more desk space now. I still need to upgrade my tower PC and get a Mac OS X and Linux key for troubleshooting too, but that's down the road. That's right, I didn't forget my dear Apple trendsetters or lovely Linux hipsters! But a key is all kinds of expensive and I need to deal with what I have on hand first before I expand to other systems. I also recently discovered about the RPG Maker Fes, for Nintendo 3DS playing. After some research, I think The Legend of Pangaea might not see the light of day on it, but once I finalize another story idea I'm putting together, I may use it for that. We'll see, though. The fact there's no side-battle really turns me off, but if there's enough content for it to recreate the story, I'll reconsider it. Either way, RPG Maker Fes is near the bottom of my priorities list right now.
As I'm writing this, I still have a lot of work to do. I'm hoping to sift through all my plugins since I have thousands of them and see which ones I need and which ones I don't. Thank you again to everyone who has been so supportive. It means a lot that you all visit my site. I swear, getting it cleaned up is also on my to-do list lol