Screenshot Survival 20XX

Looks great as usual, reminds me of Eye of the Beholder.

[RMMV] Various Combat Mechanics

[RMMV] Various Combat Mechanics

Bump, feedback would really help.

Screenshot Survival 20XX

This is so nuts, I love it! A breath of fresh air. Man I wish I could code something like that.

SGT M: Cool intro! Reminds me of Borderlands/Mega Man.

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Dyhalto took the time to write a concise and well written overview of the situation if you're so inclined to read it.
What's your take on it?The Chinese Communist Party is a repressive totalitarian regime with a documented track record of human rights violations including open concentration camps and the organ harvesting of political dissidents. Their foreign policy with other countries, known as the Belt And Road Initiative/Forum, is a thinly veiled, modernized version of 17-18th century British colonialism : Lend money at an exorbitant interest rate, then seize strategic assets as collateral when they inevitably default. Corporate strategy is to buy foreign companies, steal the patents, shut down the factories and move production to Vietnam (used to be China, but Vietnam is now China's China). The wealth gap is more atrocious in their "communism" than in any western country. Fun Fact : 1/3 of China's billionaires are CCP Parliament officials. Cronyism much?
Not to mention the nightmare dystopia-in-the-making that is the Social Credit System.
These are just off the top of my head.
I might be a little biased, but I want Hong Kong to win, whatever that entails. I hope the democratic fervor spreads to Taiwan and the mainland, and the CCP is overthrown and it's party members all tried and convicted for everything under the sun.

Do you think the 5 demands are justified?
The Five Demands, to save folks some look-up time.
1) Full withdrawal of the extradition bill
2) A commission of inquiry into alleged police brutality
3) Retracting the classification of protesters as “rioters”
4) Amnesty for arrested protesters
5) Dual universal suffrage, meaning for both the Legislative Council and the Chief Executive

(1) is a Life-or-Death issue for everybody in Hong Kong. The CCP has a 99.9% conviction rate in their trials, so being arrested in the dead of night and extradited to Hong Kong is a death sentence. The bill was finally killed just a week-and-a-half ago, so that's a plus.
(2), (3), and (4) only emerged because the initial protests were allowed to reach this level of violence, and the demand for their fulfillment will only grow as time goes on.
(5) The intricacies would be better explained by someone who lives in Hong Kong, but the basic idea is freer elections. Nobody who enjoys the comforts of the western democracies has any right to say this isn't a worthy demand.

Are they going to happen?
It's honestly hard to say. The people of Hong Kong are tenacious, but the CCP can't afford to show weakness either. The Chinese economy is slowing, and if a democratic movement coincides with a recession, things could go badly for them...

Was Blizzard right in the way it managed its apology?
No opinion. I haven't kept tabs on it.

What about the NBA?
It's not a Chinese Basketball Association. It's just NBA games broadcasting in China.
I know, right?
One thing about China; once they discern what works and what doesn't, they build their own version of it and kick the original out.
The NBA is capitulating for access to that huge, sweet market, but in the next few years, after China organizes a few teams and establishes a league of their own, the NBA will be turfed anyway. Stupid idiots...

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I guess it depends what you mean by productive. I'd say sharing opinions about Marvel movies isn't productive. It could be fun to read and interesting but I wouldn't say it's "productive".

Maybe you're right in saying that discussing what's happening in Hong Kong isn't productive, I guess it depends what you consider to be the benefits of doing so.

Also, do conversations need to be productive? Who knows.

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In other news:
Xi Jin Ping is showing support for Carrie Lamb despite the situation in Hong Kong: 1m42s
I find the non-verbal interesting here, the monarch sitting on his throne with a sheepish lamp with her arching back.

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Very well put.

I personally never thought Marvel Superhero movies were supposed to teach you anything meaningful as I've always seen them to be as a source of entertainment first and foremost. To quote Coppola:
"Personally I don’t like the idea of franchises, the notion that you can keep repeating what is essentially the same movie for financial gain — in other words, what is a formulaic approach.

I feel that approach is taken to reduce the economic risk of movies, and I feel the “risk factor” is an element that makes movies sometimes be great. Also, the formulaic film draws most available resources to them, leaving little for more daring productions, reducing diversity."

Just my opinion (and his).

Alternative to RPG Maker

Thanks, I have a good feeling about this. I think it'll work out ok.

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Speaking of not buying it, I used to love Overwatch and it's relentlessly positive message, and I desperately wanted story missions and so on.

I don't think Blizzard was ever ethically involved with Overwatch. It's just a product to them for sure. I think it's important to dissociate a product for its producer. I think it's great that you are inspired by the message of the game but I certainly don't share your optimism regarding the humanity of corporations like Blizzard (or any corporation for that matter).

My take on the apology was a typical PR stunt. Case in point, they decided to issue an apology when their feet were put to the fire. Also, while they apologize, Blitzchung is still banned for 6 months. Talk about an apology.