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A Few Current Game mechanics and progress report

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  • 09/28/2015 03:05 AM
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Ollimio is nearing it's first year in production, and a lot of time was spent taking advantage of the limitations rpgm2k3 has set. I'm not much for writing out lengthy scripts, but as I strive to make the game not only look pretty and having an engaging storyline, a good chunk of that year has been spent on setting up simple but effective game mechanics that try to be unique and reputable as far as old rpgmaker standards go.

In this small pocket of land shadowed by "towering" trees, we can see Olli and Gwyn tagging alongside eachother. Caterpillar systems are common, but an addition to other things Ive put on overhead maps to make them more animated. Another one of those additions will be mapped enemies that will being you to their battle screen if you collide with them. Some of them being passive, while others will actively seek you out; but none of them will move until you do, adding a sort of puzzle element if you're wanting to avoid confrontation. But the battles arent that bad, honest!!

Through the benefit of DynRpg and Hp2, battle screens have been cleaned up and altered away from 2003's default (and kinda horrid) ATB battle system toward a more managable and less infuriating wait system; I also removed the auto-battle and near-unusable "run" option (which is already a given option among each party member, so why was it even there to begin with???). Enemies WILL NOT attack until you've selected your course of action, and depending on the enemies speed compared to each party member, may sneak in 1 or even more actions before your party member's TP has filled. Defensive strategies and stat-altering among your team will play a very large role in each fight!

As far as the game is currently and what I have planned for the story, I am relieving Chapter 1 from a finite release date until I know exactly what all I have planned. Usually that sounds like trouble from anyone else, but I don't plan on letting anyone down! I think you all will be pleasantly surprised.

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I'm really glad you got rid of the atrocious default battle settings in 2k3. Now the battles will be playable (and more)!

The game is looking really gorgeous so far. Keep up the good work!
May I just say that I love your art style? It's gorgeous! I've never used the battle system for 2k3, but I'll assume it's pretty bad, which makes it a good thing that you're changing it! While I'll admit I don't want to, I can wait for you to get finished with the game before I scamper off and play it. Quoting myself, it's always better to have a wonderful game that took far longer than expected to make, than be stuck with a sub-par game that took less time to make.
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