So I'm having a bout of Must Get Things Done and am trying to organise my stuff so's I can get it all done. I don't usually let others in what I'm doing because I have a general paranoia that it will set off a chain of 'no you should stop doing that thing that matters to you and do what I want and if you don't drop everything to do what I want you will ruin Christmas'. Like, I know you're better than that, but I've run into enough that aren't to get twitchy about it.
So here's a thing that matters to both of us ( in that I got a few e-mails about it while I was on semi-break ) and I'm asking your input on: All Hail Flamewar, it will continue, but how? So, the status update:
I was building the AHF game in RPG Maker VX Ace. Back in late October, I bought the new version, RPG Maker MV. I spent some time playing with the new engine to see if I liked it. There's ups, there's downs, but in general I found I prefer MV. It felt really weird to use Ace again when I got back to working on it. Then Christmas-based Real Life happened and that distracted me until January.
The AHF game is over half-done, I'd say ( about half the chapters are done, but the chapters in the second half are shorter. ) Current options, as they stand, are:
a) Finish the game in Ace and hate doing it, because it means finishing a bunch of sprites I will never use again because they don't fit the larger MV format. Making sprites is my least-favourite part of building these games.
b) Convert the game to MV, which means redoing all the pixel art ( I like doing tiles, but sprites, argh ) and figuring out ways of doing some of the interface since MV doesn't allow button input ( that I know of. Maybe someone did a script. Anyway, not the end of the world. )
c) Release what's available ( I've been building it in order so it is playable, though a lot of the art is placeholders ) as a curiosity, accept that I bit off more than I could chew, and get back to drawing the comic like normal.
I'm currently leaning towards Option C, much as I hate dumping a project, so I can get back to the comic.
Also I apparently have a Patreon now. Donate, don't, whichever.