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    you know that feeling when you finally pay of your mortgage and you finally know that not only is your home your own from then on but you don't have to worry about making the house payments each month anymore?

     

    of course you fucking don't because most baby boomers aren't even to that point yet and millennials barely even stand a goddamn chance at step 1 or for that matter affording their own apartment nor will we ever in our lifetimes the way things are currently going

     

    but that's the kind of feeling i have right now.

    sort of.

    i think about certain aspects of making games as taking on a "development debt". I could make the game from start to finish much quicker if i disregarded everything like animations or adding new gens or rebuilding the AI, but I choose to do those things to make the game better. in return, I accept a certain amount of development debt that must be worked out of before the game can be considered finished. and that's pretty stressful. it feels bad to not be able to put time towards making the kind of progress that i care about the most-- which is of course the main gameplay and story. 

    so, although i still have a significant amount of debt to pay off in the form of finishing animations and the new gen, I'm happy to say that I can at least put the AI behind me.

    mostly.

    i mean i know it'll still take forever to test and debug and amend and yaddayadda but making fixes to something is much easier making something from scratch (or from the ashes of a previously ineffective AI system)

    and also i know that the AI is only planned and not actually implemented as of now buuuuuuuut thanks to the beautiful soul known as the cellist, that's all that i really have to worry about.

     

    which means i am freeeeeeeee from AI.
    except fixes and updates to E17's parts but again, who caressss about that i'll do it later.

     

    so! what's next? normally i would now turn my attention to the USUM sprites so that we can get our final new-gen debt all safely tucked away too. would feel good. i prioritized that last episode as well and there are really only a handful of sprites to handle this time, so that's nice too.

    alas, i am not going to do that yet.

    first, i will get started on the mapping. the first main area of E18 will take a bit of time on the other mapper's parts again, so I'd like to hurry and get it set, so I can pass it off to them and then, while everyone is occupied, I can take out the sprites.

    as you can see on the scoreboard i've already started that in fact, sooooooooooo really i just get to do part of the funner stuff a bit early... sweet stuff imo.

     

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    "you know that feeling when you finally pay of your mortgage and you finally know that not only is your home your own from then on but you don't have to worry about making the house payments each month anymore?"

    You are not alone. Don't worry. If not me, there are tons such people out there.

    Also, now I got to know for a fact that you wrote Julia's lines. 

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    A better analogue for debt for our generation might be car notes? I know that has been my big debt (and student loans, ofc), which as of October will be paid off for me, praise whatever deity might be listening. I know I will do a happy little jig that month. In any case, yay! Moving on to the fun stuff! <3

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    Working super hard. Can't wait for the next episode. Love the thoroughness put into developing the game. Hopefully I could do the same for my studies sometime. And for the mortgage stuff, I saw my parents reaction like a huge burden was lifted from them so it's pretty easy to grasp. I'm sure others understand too. 

    Also I was wondering, will there ever be trainers with legendary pokemon to battle? Nothing ubers, just ou stuff and below. That way maybe more stronger pokemon could be introduced like Ash greninja. Again thanks for all your hard work. 

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    Well, most of the people pay the rent of the house, even my parents, but they own like three other properties (one of them is still being paid) and I'm actually living in the rent.

     

    Anyways, I'm getting hyped for the E18. It seems that there will be a few more Pokemon like Lycanroc Dusk (not including canon characters' special Pokemon, of course, such as Ash's Greninja), but at least, the AI will hopefully be completed in time. Also, you know that you don't need to spend all your energy in the Episode to make sure that there is a time to rest, but if you want to work super hard, you decide, of course. ;)

     

    Well... I can't wait for the episode and thank you so much for doing this especially for us. I appreciate you and your nice work in Reborn. Good luck! :D

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    "the first main area of E17 will take a bit of time on the other mapper's parts again"

     

    Now I'm curious what the first main area of E17 was... The desert I guess? Does that mean that the desert will be redone?

     

    Anyways, good luck!

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    no rush or pressure or anything, but do you plan on releasing the USUM sprites when they're done, like you did with the SuMo sprites?  I'm anxious to see the new shinies, but that can obviously wait

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    On 1/24/2018 at 2:24 AM, Zander said:

    Also I was wondering, will there ever be trainers with legendary pokemon to battle? Nothing ubers, just ou stuff and below. That way maybe more stronger pokemon could be introduced like Ash greninja. Again thanks for all your hard work. 

    no plans for such. i wouldn't want normal trainers to have legends anyway, cheapens their rarity

    On 1/24/2018 at 7:57 AM, Thiazzi said:

    "the first main area of E17 will take a bit of time on the other mapper's parts again"

     

    Now I'm curious what the first main area of E17 was... The desert I guess? Does that mean that the desert will be redone?

    so that was definitely meant to say first area of E18, whoops.
    but for 17 it was desert, yeah. 
    like fuck are we re-doing that, no way

    On 1/25/2018 at 12:41 PM, BushyTheBushSpirit said:

    no rush or pressure or anything, but do you plan on releasing the USUM sprites when they're done, like you did with the SuMo sprites?  I'm anxious to see the new shinies, but that can obviously wait

    if anything i'd probably just post them here or something cuz so few

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    Pokemon Reborn's superior quality remains unmatched by any fan made Pokemon game I've played to this day. I'm still amazed that you were able to add most of Gen VII so swiftly. I'm super psyched for more content, and I wish you the best of luck.

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