As of this month, this game has entered its second year of production! (RMN's date is when I finished & added the first teaser demo, if you're wondering why those don't match up). I have also received about 5k collective downloads on Baby's First Game through both RMN and my mediafire account, which is way more than I could've ever imagined would be the case for a thing I made to fight off getting bored of my senior thesis in college.
What's been happening in that time:
Things that I drew maybe June 2014 are actually functioning (sort of) in RMXP.
There's a terrifying number of maps. 90% of them have terrible names.
Placeholder images have become real images, and in some cases, needed to be changed even further as I slowly got used to drawing my own characters 2 years down the line!
At some point I became brave enough to fight RMXP and its weirdness to get it to do things I would like it to! Scripting is still a struggle, but I've learned at the very least how to make events work in ways that maybe they shouldn't but they fit my purposes. I feel like I've also learned a lot about mapping and events that make it more enjoyable as an experience, especially in comparison to the nightmarish horror that is the huge, empty maps from my first tries with RPG Maker. I'm still learning and have a ways to go, but I'm going to continue to try my best to bring everyone a fun game that they can enjoy. Or not, that's up to you lovely people to decide!
Either way, thank you all for these two years of patience while I fight RMXP. I hope you continue to bless me with your support until there's a finished product to play! It's coming. Eventually. I hope!!!