My thoughts on Private Messages

I recently get mails about requests and asking for stuff. Now, I appreciate it when people are upfront with their…demands or requests at least they’re honest enough. But there’s one thing I can’t stand, using Princess Princess or any of my games as a start to butter me up and hope that I’ll do things for you. It doesn’t work that way and I get insulted. One of them is formatted like this:

I love your game. But I can’t do x. Can you teach me how to do x?

As shocking and “rude” this might be, this is the only thing I want to tell anyone who are thinking of messaging me in the same manner, or something.

I didn’t go PMing random people in forums to learn. I actually tried things out on my own. I didn’t even look up tutorials because those are rare back in my time and I was taught not to be spoonfed. I was also afraid of how people would perceive me for asking the most basic questions and question my “seriousness” in regards to my projects. I take what I do very seriously and passionately and the last thing I want is to be mocked for it.

Tutorials are now widely available online for you to read! Go look for them! I know learning everything from scratch is hard but it’s the journey and experience that makes it count. You understand things better and clearer by trying things out on your own and referencing other materials. Your eyes will open up to new perspectives and it makes it all worth it. You get your own style and many other things.

I don’t expect people to follow this and I’ll probably still get them, but I really encourage everyone to think outside the box and work on their games as if scripts doesn’t exist, to at least learn the basics. I encourage you to look at the program you want to learn and open it and fiddle with it. Learn how your tool worksWatch Youtube videos if you have to! See people’s processes! There are also livestreams for you to look over! I can’t stress this enough.

Break open projects and see how they did everything they do! This is how we did it in 2k3! (Not as in use a decrypter, it’s like figure of speech or something <_<)

Encrypted projects? Go to an alternate source and use your collected knowledge to guess how they did an effect! Etc.! Don’t rely too much on asking! However, there is one place that I DO recommend people to look at as it was accumulated knowledge from back in my Gaming World days. And this is RM Tutorials. RPG Maker 2003 or XP or VX/Ace doesn’t matter. They follow the same logic anyway!

The same goes to art. Grab some books, look at online tutorials, DRAW, DRAW, DRAW. I can’t miraculously make you amazingsauce. It doesn’t work that way. Life is about learning, trials and tribulations and SUCCESS. If you’re serious enough to learn something, show it.

Scripts are another matter though. And I can totally empathize with you if you just can’t get it ;_;

And a fitting quote from wordpress just now:

If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it. – Tennessee Williams

Emily Video Process

Music:
Ragnarok Online Remix – Mintjam
Persona fan remixes
Ar Tonelico Loki
Atelier Ayesha Battle

Length: 2 hours and 11 minutes (33 minutes ish for video)
Still incomplete since I have to draw some effects, etc. But it shows how I color, hopefully.
Done in a livestream session.

Tools used: Paint Tool Sai, Brush and Pen Tool. Nothing else.

Total Amount of Layers: 69

Workarounds and Little Things

I added another page to the Tutorials Section. It’s basically RMVXAce Workarounds with newly added things, like snippets. Nothing big. And just drawing some small things. I was actually done with Naia but then power outage happened and I lost all my progress. Blah.

And since I didn’t pimp this in this blog @_@;

Princess Princess Episode 1.5

Trial Version:
It is highly recommended to play this version first!
Or you can watch Nicob’s Let’s Play of Princess Princess over here!

Princess Princess Episode 1.5 Download

(^^Clicky^^)

Or formerly known as Princess Princess V6. There were some change in plans on how the final project would look/start etc. So this defunct chapter is not usable anymore but it’s still plot important.

So here you go! I still recommend you play the original PrinPrin then play this. Since you know, connected and all or some things won’t make sense at all. There’s also some freebies for defeating the final boss of the game that can be used for your game projects. Will you reign supreme?!

If you need any hints/tips/got stuck, please read over here!

(^^Click the Linkies^^)

New Layout~

I was getting tired of the old theme, I mean it was nice and compact but yeah! Hopefully this is easier to navigate since before, people would be confused on how to navigate the menus for some reason. I’ll also update the material page to banners format probably so you guys can just clicky and see which ones are uploaded. Something like that. I’ll get on to it sometime.

Kinda like this:

I wanted to change the background too but I have to upgrade my wordpress to pro so I can change font colors globally. I am disappointed and I don’t have any money :(

And to not make this post useless, have a video~