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    Though it's for something very different this time around! For people who have browsed the Rejuvenation Club before, they might be aware of a Q&A thread we did back in 2019, and a tiny bit more recently there was a Q&A stream that Jan and I hosted after V13's initial release in 2021. We haven't done one in serious capacity since then (if you don't count the impromptu one Jan did on his tumblr a couple of months ago), so why not bring it back? We're not going to be able to post many updates about the game itself, but we still don't want to have complete radio silence on our end, so we're doing a Q&A with the entire team again!

     

    To give a quick rundown of the team so you know who could potentially answer specific questions:

    • Writing: Jan (also does tilesets and overworld sprites)
    • Art: Crim, Nym, Soulja, Dallas, Winter, Zumi (also involved with writing and music)
    • Programming: Haru, Falirion, Sardines, Cass
    • Balancing: Alex, Azery (also does some programming)
    • QA: Ramiru, Dream, IceCreamSandWitch, Autumn (also does some of the move animations)

     

    I can't guarantee all of us are available or willing to answer, but I know at least some members of the team will be happy to pop in and reply. And it could be about just anything! It could be about the story, but also about the game's development as a whole if you're curious. Or just about how the devs have been experiencing Rejuvenation from a developer's point of view! The world of questions is your oyster and you can do whatever with it...

     

    Well, as long as you stick to the rules.

    • Please stay courteous with the questions! Crude questions in regards to us or the characters of the game (i.e. "can you kill off this character bc they suck", stuff like that) will be ignored and/or removed.
    • We will not give answers to questions that are obviously veering into spoiler territory for future content. For your own sakes as to not drive yourself nuts over theories, please do not treat our unwillingness to answer certain questions as confirmation/de-confirmation either. It'll do nothing but cause confusion LMAO
    • Please don't ask about adding romance options for the MC. The answer is still no— it's even been mentioned in the old 2019 Q&A post that they won't be added and that has not changed. There's a whole list of reasons (narratively, technical and personal) for this decision, but the tl;dr is that it's just plain not worth it. We're asking in the nicest way possible to please respect our decision on the matter and to not press it any further, we will ignore/remove your question if you do. (That's not to say we disapprove of any ships entirely! We simply instead encourage you to dabble in making fan content of your favorite ships yourselves through writing, art or other means. Just don't bother us to indulge you on the matter in official capacity, that's all.)

     

    We'll keep the Q&A running for a week and will be answering questions as the week progresses before closing it off. If you've read all of that and agree to be nice, then fire away!

     

    Have fun! o7

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    How difficult is it to track 2 different story lines now that Paragon and Renegade are a thing. Does it get confusing and you start to think one thing happened in paragon but it actually happened in renegade, or vice versa?

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    We should kill one of the devs (not in minecraft but actually irl) and I have the perfect candidate. His name starts with S and ends with s. Can you please implement this feature asap, I personally need it NOW. Looking forward to hearing a prompt response, thank you

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    I actually am curious about the obliteration spell. At the end of renegade, Melia explains when it's used it on it just nulls your existence. So are you just in a space where you are just deleted or thrown into the trash been like 

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    Reborn spoils like with what Terra did during the episode 19 in the arena?

    Or are you just gone, dead, forgotten etc? Also does it just limit to people? Also sorry if this question was asked before 😅

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    Do you think that the postgame content will be just as lore heavy as the main chapters? It's fine if it's just an educated guess or not. I'm very curious because I like the story a lot and it must've taken a lot of hours to write it.

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    There doesn't have to be direct details on the question, But with the custom TM Moves, like Slash and Burn and Irritation, are there plans on making more Custom TM Moves of the types that dont have one yet?

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    Ohhh!! QnA!!

     

    Ok, I have a question! In chapter 15 when you at destroying the panels with the bats, there's a scene where someone is yelling to get out of their head, was that Risa in the next room over, or the A-gang at you/Puppetmaster?

     

    Also, if I can have another question, in Crawli's gym, Gothitelle attacks you and after the battle the text describes that she "also seems somewhat disappointed", was that directed at your strength level or her being upset over your whole... deal?

     

    Oh! and also! In 13.5 Annihilape was mentioned, does this mean gen 9 pokemon are being added in v14? Would it be all at once, or batched? How long does sprite'ing and coding a new generation of pokemon take?

     

    Thanks for your time :3

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    [spoiler warning in case lol]

     

    did a new playthrough on 13.5 and the new content is amazing! was such a nice refresher after not playing the game for a while. i noticed that the alternate outfits you get when you go back in time to kugearen city are different and wanted to see if there was a place i could look at all of them, thank you!!

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    4 minutes ago, Sardines said:

    We should kill one of the devs (not in minecraft but actually irl) and I have the perfect candidate. His name starts with S and ends with s. Can you please implement this feature asap, I personally need it NOW. Looking forward to hearing a prompt response, thank you

     

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    I gave you my Q. Where is the A?

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    I keep forgetting the entire plot of the game each time I beat it, as well as the names of all the characters, locations, and the everything else. What do I doooo

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    Thank you very much for this!

     

    World Shatterer, Missing.exe, the person Anju is sticking around in ch3 to protect, K/C's master, the person Eden is based on like Jean/Xara... Are these people we have enough context to be able to guess who they are? Since I'm struggling to even come up with candidates for some of them (though I think it's just MX for 2 of them...).

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    1: What happened to the yveltal in ruined timeline?

    2: does melia's mimikyu have any future relevance or is it just another team member now?

    3: any odds this gem of a screen gets fixed?image.png.528075e0646009f3f98ba0f74f4c3f8d.png

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    Hello hello devs! It's Chiara Firever here

    I'm really curious to ask how would you handle fan merch.

    See, the other day I decided to pick back up the project I had left abandoned to make plushies of all the major characters of the game but then I realized... where do I even put all this stuff? 

    I felt a little sad to leave em to collect dust in a drawer.

    So, what would the best course of action be? Giveaways? Selling them and giving a percentage of the profit to the devs? 

    I hope this is an actually good question to ask here, I felt like other people might benefit from knowing what to do!

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    Is there any characters you feel like could have been better than what they are now but it feels too late to change anything about them? Be it design wise, writing wise and etc..

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    I can't answer all of the questions already asked, but I'll answer what I can in confidence!

     

    28 minutes ago, RJPS1000 said:

    out of all the characters in rejuvenation which are each of yours favoruite's in terms of overall character?

     

    *gestures wildly at pfp* Eizen. Love that cryptid of a man. It just kinda is what it is LOL

     

    26 minutes ago, RaeNoceda said:

    What has been each of y'all's favorite part of the game to work on?

     

    Doing the music for V13 was some of my favourite work i've done for the game! it was really fun to do overworld tracks for that chapter (and Master of Nightmares ofc). That and the xenogene quest of course, since it holds a very personal meaning to me :)

     

    23 minutes ago, Sardines said:

    We should kill one of the devs (not in minecraft but actually irl) and I have the perfect candidate. His name starts with S and ends with s. Can you please implement this feature asap, I personally need it NOW. Looking forward to hearing a prompt response, thank you

     

    no

     

    19 minutes ago, sasha_ said:

    [spoiler warning in case lol]

     

    did a new playthrough on 13.5 and the new content is amazing! was such a nice refresher after not playing the game for a while. i noticed that the alternate outfits you get when you go back in time to kugearen city are different and wanted to see if there was a place i could look at all of them, thank you!!

     

    Best you can do is go into the graphics > characters folder since there's no means to look at them in the game itself!

     

    11 minutes ago, Fiwam said:

    Thank you very much for this!

     

    World Shatterer, Missing.exe, the person Anju is sticking around in ch3 to protect, K/C's master, the person Eden is based on like Jean/Xara... Are these people we have enough context to be able to guess who they are? Since I'm struggling to even come up with candidates for some of them (though I think it's just MX for 2 of them...).

     

    I'd say for everyone except Eden you'd be able to at least make a guess on what they refer to!

     

    11 minutes ago, Radiant46 said:

    3: any odds this gem of a screen gets fixed?image.png.528075e0646009f3f98ba0f74f4c3f8d.png

     

    Idk what you mean with "fixed", because the screen is already as it should be. I get the art quality is different between the character art (and I'd be lying if it didn't bother me at least a little bit) but honestly I'm not about to redraw it seven times with all the different protagonists for the sake of a screen that appears for only a few seconds, that's WAYYY too much effort even for my standards LOL

     

    10 minutes ago, just_call_me_ace said:

    Is there any characters you feel like could have been better than what they are now but it feels too late to change anything about them? Be it design wise, writing wise and etc..

     

    In my personal opinion, there's some character art/design decisions I made that I could've approached better by now (mostly the characters that received their art very early on and haven't had redesigns since). It's also a matter of just having grown in skill immensely since then though 😔 Tying in to the former question, the quality difference is pretty big between some of the older character art and the newer, which... primarily had to do with me rushing the shit out of the older artwork instead of putting more thought into it. Maybe one day I'll go out of my way to bring everyone on the same quality level as the new stuff LMAO but that day is not today

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    For a more genuine question: how excited are you guys for working on Rejuv post-V14, with the end of this incredible story in sight?

     

    Dumb question for everyone/anyone not named Jan: On a scale of 0-11, how comically evil has Jan been acting during development overall?

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    We get a lot of scenes of our friends letting out, getting defended by or just enjoying time with their ace pokemon.


    Do you think it would be possible to also have our moments with our pokemon in a cinematic way? Like your lead just being the "default cinematic choice" or maybe a calculation based on hapiness, time spent with the pokemon or battles won by it.

     

    This idea popped in my head when I saw the Venam/Seviper scene, and I got really teary seing the good wholesome stuff they have. Kinda jealous.


    Although I understand that's a big dev challenge and possibly a lot of scenes rewrite.

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    1. If Rejuvenation was ever to get anime, who would you like to voice the MCs, Melia, Venam, Ren, and Aelita?. It can be Japanese dub or English dub you pick

     

    2. What do you think of the fanfics about the game?

     

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    On the top of Ecylsia Pyramid with the showdown with Madame X, do the Protag and Aelita just straight up start fist fighting with her? Cause I always found it more entertaining that they were just having a fist fight rather than a pokemon battle.

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    Is Griselda and Ieisel just 2 of the 18 overseers?

     

    If so, what do the chests in Wispy Ruins mean when they imply Spacea/Tiempa were the ones to turn her into Giratina? And what legendary goes Ieisel represent?

     

    On the topic, in the old Castle, the first document says the 7 kingdoms turned into 5 since Griselda killed Kasumi persumably... But a later document says all the kingdoms (including Griselda's and Kasumi's) had to unite, what am I missing exactly?

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    Is it possible to somehow make this into an alternate outfit style you can pick from, because I was so disappointed to find out it doesn't show up in battles and that it's taken away from you so quickly (Sorry for the low quality)Screenshot_20240505_074711_Gallery.jpg.e92f2db5aef62726ebe6eeb1fb7f54eb.jpg

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    potentially very niche question but what kind of outfit is "jean" supposed to be wearing in the scene where he pulls a gun on aelita? it's tough to tell since he only has an overworld sprite.

     

    speaking of the dream world, is there any reason in particular that zetta occasionally shows up with black hair? it's not just as a disguise, considering he shows up partway through the school of nightmares with black hair suddenly. he also calls himself "high roller zetta" in that scene; is that what he calls that look? he's very cute

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    I have 3! 1 major question and 2 minor ones (if that's okay) 

     

    1. (Major) I'm not sure if this has been asked, but how did rejuvenation begin? How did the game become a thing? Like did you and Jan know each other then started from there? Or did you all meet through the development? 

     

     

    2.(minor) who are your favorite characters? Whether it be for their character, design, or their story 

     

    3. (minor) will we see the organised criminal mastermind cleffa again? 

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    Will there be new character arts for the Protagonist's formal wear and Xenogene wear respectively? I would like to see our MCs with drip on them in full body art.

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    I have a couple of questions (if that's alright)

     

    Will terrestrialization ever be a thing in the game? Balancing it would seem like a nightmare with Field Effects, Megas, and Z moves.

     

    What are your favorite MC Kugerean designs?

     

    and what's your favorite chapter?

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    Hello developers :)

     

    My question is what characters and/or sidequest do you think is underrated, whichever you prefer if you wanna answer only one. Also could we get a hint as to what that survey Jan was sending out was all about?

     

    Edit: Completely forgot to add in a word to the first question.

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    Has player reaction ever directly changed how a character was developed down the line? 

     

    For example I disliked Ren for a while after he joined up with Team Xen in previous builds and I came to dislike Melia after Blacksteeple for a while, but as of v13.5 I've come to find that the more antagonizing aspects of those moments have been reworked.

     

    What is the process like for rewriting certain characters and scenes that they're in? 

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    44 minutes ago, AxelRod45 said:

    For a more genuine question: how excited are you guys for working on Rejuv post-V14, with the end of this incredible story in sight?

     

    Dumb question for everyone/anyone not named Jan: On a scale of 0-11, how comically evil has Jan been acting during development overall?

     

    1) VERYYYY. I'M SO STOKED. AUGH. y'all aren't ready i'm telling you

    2) 11 but also i'm in on the bit so i get to be evil as well

     

    30 minutes ago, froehlibabe said:

    We get a lot of scenes of our friends letting out, getting defended by or just enjoying time with their ace pokemon.


    Do you think it would be possible to also have our moments with our pokemon in a cinematic way? Like your lead just being the "default cinematic choice" or maybe a calculation based on hapiness, time spent with the pokemon or battles won by it.

     

    This idea popped in my head when I saw the Venam/Seviper scene, and I got really teary seing the good wholesome stuff they have. Kinda jealous.


    Although I understand that's a big dev challenge and possibly a lot of scenes rewrite.

     

    As cute as it sounds, it's definitely wayyy out of scope. It'd require having overworld sprites for all the mons available in the game, not to mention it require a script or extremely detailed event that calls the right sprite at the right angle and stuff like that. It's a massive amount of effort for something extremely minor and the payoff really isn't worth it.

     

    28 minutes ago, GameAddict_78 said:

    On the top of Ecylsia Pyramid with the showdown with Madame X, do the Protag and Aelita just straight up start fist fighting with her? Cause I always found it more entertaining that they were just having a fist fight rather than a pokemon battle.

     

    i don't really know but honestly i'd like to agree and say that's exactly what happens bc that's funny as hell

     

    17 minutes ago, dustyvic said:

    Is it possible to somehow make this into an alternate outfit style you can pick from, because I was so disappointed to find out it doesn't show up in battles and that it's taken away from you so quickly (Sorry for the low quality)

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    Nop, it involves a ton of spritework that we just don't have the time for to add. Bear in mind that every single alternate outfit having full sprite sets would require sprites for:

     

    • Walking
    • Running
    • Fishing
    • Biking
    • Diving
    • Surfing
    • Surf/fishing
    • Cutscene-specific sprites
    • Backsprites
    • Trainer sprites
    • VS portraits

     

    That's a bare minimum of 8 different spritesheets AND a bunch of other sprites for in-battle usage as well. We're only with so many people capable of making those sprites and we have to make careful decisions on what we do and don't put more effort into as to not overscope... And this is just one of those things that would be on the very back of the backburner if we do still want to make use of it eventually.

     

    20 minutes ago, kwis said:

    potentially very niche question but what kind of outfit is "jean" supposed to be wearing in the scene where he pulls a gun on aelita? it's tough to tell since he only has an overworld sprite.

     

    I think it's just a classic suit, so it's not anything super special!

     

    14 minutes ago, tongconator said:

    (Major) I'm not sure if this has been asked, but how did rejuvenation begin? How did the game become a thing? Like did you and Jan know each other then started from there? Or did you all meet through the development?

     

    (minor) will we see the organised criminal mastermind cleffa again? 

     

    1) Rejuvenation started out as a game that Jan made for his friend group to play! Jan and I were already friends at the time. It really was just a small (and VERY different) game at the time, but we eventually convinced him to post it publicly for people to play (which by the way, this year will mark the 10th anniversary of him doing that!!). Needless the say the game's changed a ton since then, but that's how it all started. The other dev teams joined along the way through applications or through personal recruitment.

    2) who knows........... maybe they'll be back for violence....... maybe they're biding their time for a bit longer................... only time will tell

     

    15 minutes ago, 0mn1Seeks said:

    Will there be new character arts for the Protagonist's formal wear and Xenogene wear respectively? I would like to see our MCs with drip on them in full body art.

     

    Nop, way too much work LOL (tho Saber's art exists ig so you have at least one)

     

    11 minutes ago, kaiciu_creates said:

     

    Will terrestrialization ever be a thing in the game? Balancing it would seem like a nightmare with Field Effects, Megas, and Z moves.

     

    What are your favorite MC Kugerean designs?

     

    and what's your favorite chapter?

     

    1) I highly doubt it bc it'd brick the shit out of the balancing for the game LOL

    2) Aevia's and Axel's designs are my favourite! Alain's also pretty funky.

    3) Chapter 15, closely followed by 14.

     

    6 minutes ago, Spar-kie said:

    Hello developers :)

     

    My question is what characters and/or sidequest, whichever you prefer if you wanna answer only one.

     

    If I had to give an unbiased answer for the sidequest one, the Hero of Slime 1000000%. i just really like the goomink fever dream quest it's so funny

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    if i am skipping an ask it's either because i am no position to answer it or think someone else on the dev team can answer it better

    2 hours ago, RJPS1000 said:

    out of all the characters in rejuvenation which are each of yours favoruite's in terms of overall character?

    okay for me i usually can't pick to well, but erin is often a mood, aelita is so pure no one can actually hate her.
    for renegade:

    Spoiler

    I also really enjoy M2's dynamic, having the "goody" deuteroganist of the game but all corrupted really sells the evil route to me, and it really does feel it's still melia under there aswell with her occasional doubt and remorse.

     

    2 hours ago, RaeNoceda said:

    What has been each of y'all's favorite part of the game to work on?

    in scripting i often deal with the battle mechanics of the game so i was among other things responsible to make the thing the xen mages do work, this also extends to saki's current gym battle but by far the most fun i had making was (renegade spoilers)

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    The special mechanic for Tiempa's renegade route battle, those that know, know. 😈

    aside from battle mechanics though another thing i had a lot of fun with (I am bad at picking favorites)
    is given all the characterswitch teams (aka when you play as a different character) flavor data, stuff like their correct catchlocation, a proper catchdate that aligns with the story's time progression (note that the year number displayed for these is relative to the year you are playing in so hapi is gonna show 2017 as the catchyear currently (in 2024) cause melia found hapi 7 years ago from the start of the story) and i build in a couple cute little easter eggs into it (i at this point have semi-canon backstories for a lot of the main casts pokemon teams)
    sidenote about catchtime, since i doubt a lot of people have noticed, catch a pokemon in a past section and look at it's catch time  😜
     

    2 hours ago, Sardines said:

    We should kill one of the devs (not in minecraft but actually irl) and I have the perfect candidate. His name starts with S and ends with s. Can you please implement this feature asap, I personally need it NOW. Looking forward to hearing a prompt response, thank you

    no can do, it would be a waste this s at the start and the end person is stuck here with me and haru and cass

     

    2 hours ago, MoonPaw said:

    Oh! and also! In 13.5 Annihilape was mentioned, does this mean gen 9 pokemon are being added in v14? Would it be all at once, or batched? How long does sprite'ing and coding a new generation of pokemon take?

    i am gonna skip the other two asks cause those are more likely to fit for someone else on the dev team
    while i can't make any statements as to which version is going to include gen 9, past statement is that it will eventually
    as for how much work it takes to implement a new gen
    that usually entirely depends on how many new abilities and moves are in it atleast for the coding side
    but with the later gens having more and more signature moves and abilities that means it tends to be a lot of work to get all of it implemented right, I already had to effectively deal with it for gen 8 (reimplementation due to script merge and new implementation for Legends Arceus stuff)
    Bonus points for gamefreak doing weird mechanics like dragon darts (derogatory)
     

    2 hours ago, sadcateatspizza said:

    Which side quest was the most annoying to work on?

    maybe not specifically a sidequest but I have had some personal experiences with the new fast travel menu's
    especially terrial braviary was much more annoying to set up properly than you might think, because no it is not just a simple menu and I was this close to just cooking that bird
    actual sidequest wise i would have to opt for saving amber from the kyogre, specifically ignoring that quest the failure conditions kept just working incorrectly for even a good bit after release (questlog wise i mean)
    it's partially down to it being in valor mountain (awful place)

     

    2 hours ago, xXAulkranXx said:

    I keep forgetting the entire plot of the game each time I beat it, as well as the names of all the characters, locations, and the everything else. What do I doooo

    write it down in a book as you play! /j
    and then drop the entire book on the wiki after you are done with it

    2 hours ago, AxelRod45 said:

    For a more genuine question: how excited are you guys for working on Rejuv post-V14, with the end of this incredible story in sight?

     

    Dumb question for everyone/anyone not named Jan: On a scale of 0-11, how comically evil has Jan been acting during development overall?

    it's rather fun, before joining the dev team i was an avoid follower of the story so seeing first hand how it continues bit by bit is very cool (it should be noted that besides jan and zumi the other devs don't know where the story goes either)

    well it depends: when it comes to writing you often see some interesting jan comments, 5-8 depending on context
    when it comes to game mechanics it's usually me or azery being the comically evil ones (and it just gets funnier if we end up convincing jan)

     

    1 hour ago, froehlibabe said:

    We get a lot of scenes of our friends letting out, getting defended by or just enjoying time with their ace pokemon.


    Do you think it would be possible to also have our moments with our pokemon in a cinematic way? Like your lead just being the "default cinematic choice" or maybe a calculation based on hapiness, time spent with the pokemon or battles won by it.

     

    This idea popped in my head when I saw the Venam/Seviper scene, and I got really teary seing the good wholesome stuff they have. Kinda jealous.


    Although I understand that's a big dev challenge and possibly a lot of scenes rewrite.

    i have actually thought about such things before myself, like the valor shore scene in before V13.5 terajuma
    where the whold gang sends out a pokemon against zetta and have considered doing something that makes the player send out their lead mon for the cinematic. But that is a lot of work since it very much intersects spriting, scripting and eventing a good bit, so it's a bit rough to get done and i haven't gotten around to messing with that (partly because there isn't really overworld sprites for each pokemon and there would need to be due that)
    but important disclaimer, i am not saying this is definetly going to be a thing, i am just saying i have had similar thoughts before, and i may or may not look at it

    okay i am leaving off here for now gonna answer some more stuff some other time

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    1: Any Aevian forms that the devs feel overperformed or underperformed? Wether it be in terms of balance, or just overall popularity (i'm pretty sure some of them are more popular than others)

    2: Any chance the WLL characters get official art? it would be neat to see the young versions of these people (there's only so much their sprites can portray)

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    33 minutes ago, kaiciu_creates said:

    I have a couple of questions (if that's alright)

     

    Will terrestrialization ever be a thing in the game? Balancing it would seem like a nightmare with Field Effects, Megas, and Z moves.

     

    What are your favorite MC Kugerean designs?

     

    and what's your favorite chapter?

    actually let me grab this one real fast cause it jumped out at me

    terrastalization is a hard no, that is not getting included even with gen 9 being a thing eventually, we skipped dynamax we skipping this, it's just too many mechanics to include another one, it's gonna stay at mega's and zmoves
    for bringing up terrastalization a pipebomb has magically manifested in your mailbox

    hmmm alain ig, (i do often pick aevis but i prefer his default outfit to the kugearen one)

    chapter 15 (i like angie's manor and the school of nightmares) and renegade chapter 0
    This is a close pick tbh chapter 7 is also cool (pun not intended)
     

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    Spoilers for the Regice Quest 

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    At the end of the quest, Nymeria suggests the reason Anju chose to not to free her parents sooner was due to fear. What kind of fear was she talking about? Fear that despite her training, Anju still had doubts about her ability to control her powers and hurt her parents again? Fear that they would hate her? 

     

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    This question includes mention of things that were only revealed in the .Karma files. That being said, I don't think it counts as a question asking for spoilers, since I'm just asking for confirmation for something I feel is heavily implied.

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    In Terajuma, when Melia says Karma's a bitch in the weather station, we see the karma eye appear above her looking staticky and upset.

    Is this her losing Karma? If so, does this mean she's become an Interceptor at this point, or is that just Karma being upset at being called a bitch?

    If she hadn't become an Interceptor at this point, what about later? We see Karma say that Melia is different than expected, which suggests free will, which suggests she has become an Interceptor. But she's also been around an Interceptor for a while, and two for a little while. So I suppose that could have just resulted in her personality being different from other versions of her.

    To clarify, I mean an Interceptor like V, who became one after travelling to Aevium from another universe, not like Crescent and us who became Interceptors because Variya made us into Interceptors. Melia obviously isn't one of Variya's interceptors, or else our extra lives would be split up even further.

     

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    Gotta ask: will there be an epilogue after the games end, like a "This is where everyone is at a year or so later" type of thing, or maybe a post game segment that takes place after the story is all wrapped up?  I've always wondered about it

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    So I have 2 questions!

    1. So seeing as there's to be 4 endings, Best, Good, Bad and Worst, I was wondering if Paragon and Renegade would each have 2 endings or if Paragon would have 3 and Renegade have 1. It would make sense to me that both would have 2, but judging off of how much you can mess up Paragon and still do it, I was curious.
    (Not sure if this would be answerable for obvious reasons but I asked just in case!)

    2. Was there any scrapped content or story you wish made it into the game but didn't? Or stuff you had to remove due to reasons?

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    This might be a bit of an odd one, but i've noticed that Sunflowers tend to show up whenever Death is involved. Rift Chandelure's little pocket dimension (Six Sunflowers on the top of the hill, as well as the field of Sunflowers), and numerous times in the Nightmare Realms, particularly involving the whereabouts of Risa, as well as one on an operating table in Aelita's Nightmare Realm. Do Sunflowers symbolize death in Rejuvenation, or am i looking too deeply into this?

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    2 hours ago, RJPS1000 said:

    out of all the characters in rejuvenation which are each of yours favoruite's in terms of overall character?

     

    hi hiiiiiiiiiii rejuvnation~

     

    anywy for this one i'll just list my top 5 from the sorter??? that being nymiera, alexandra, nim, crescent, and v

    specifically alexandra, cres, and v i think but i just like so many it's hard to choose lmao

     

    2 hours ago, RaeNoceda said:

    What has been each of y'all's favorite part of the game to work on?

     

    probably when i get to do the few cg arts i have. spriting is still fun but also very tedious and harder than some might think! so i don't like doing it as much, but regardless. arts

    (and any designing...!!!)

     

    2 hours ago, Candii said:

    HERE WE GOOO
    1. Will florin and talon ever be cannon.

    2. Will anyone in the game besides (insert well known meme-y character here)  be ever happy. 

    3. Who design Aevian gastrodon and Aevian milotic?

     

    Aevian Milotic was Zumiiiiiiii I believeeeeeeeeeeeeeee??? (just checked. yeah was zumi)

    Aevian Gastrodon was done by both Crim and Myself, with Crim doing the "West"/Kristilline one (the more colorful and pointy) and me doing the "East"/Route 6 one (the more monochrome and round)

    And then we also did the shinies for one another's slug.

     

    2 hours ago, Sardines said:

    We should kill one of the devs (not in minecraft but actually irl) and I have the perfect candidate. His name starts with S and ends with s. Can you please implement this feature asap, I personally need it NOW. Looking forward to hearing a prompt response, thank you

     

    No <3333333333333333333333333333333333

     

    2 hours ago, sadcateatspizza said:

    Which side quest was the most annoying to work on?

     

    Now I'm not calling the sidequest itself annoying. But the sheer fear of trying to draw something vaguely castle looking for the registeel cgs -> help. (skill issue on my part tho LOL)

     

    2 hours ago, ChiaraFirever02 said:

    Hello hello devs! It's Chiara Firever here

    I'm really curious to ask how would you handle fan merch.

    See, the other day I decided to pick back up the project I had left abandoned to make plushies of all the major characters of the game but then I realized... where do I even put all this stuff? 

    I felt a little sad to leave em to collect dust in a drawer.

    So, what would the best course of action be? Giveaways? Selling them and giving a percentage of the profit to the devs? 

    I hope this is an actually good question to ask here, I felt like other people might benefit from knowing what to do!

     

    Ok so anyone else can feel free to correct me on this lol -> but afaik, no rejuv fanmerch is allowed to be sold by anyone besides devs (at this time). it can be made for personal usage and devs (aka. just zumi rn lmao) can sell but mostly due to i presume copyright worries etc, tend to avoid allowing the selling of them.

    giveaways would probably be fine I'm guessing? especially because iirc you only make the characters and not their mons with them, so tagging them without the pokemon ip is easy enough. shipping is also a thing(tm) to think about w so many plushies, but yea selling probably isn't an option (unless you end up receiving an individual private offer for a certain chara, in which case i guess there's nothing particularly stopping them from being sold...? just can't really be mass produced atm/public w/ the ip/pokemon ip attached afaik.) But that's just what i can think of right now.

     

    2 hours ago, AxelRod45 said:

    For a more genuine question: how excited are you guys for working on Rejuv post-V14, with the end of this incredible story in sight?

     

    Dumb question for everyone/anyone not named Jan: On a scale of 0-11, how comically evil has Jan been acting during development overall?

    1. bouncing off the Walls

     

    2. 11       for sure         and we must bear every second of it (affectionately)

     

    1 hour ago, tongconator said:

    I have 3! 1 major question and 2 minor ones (if that's okay) 

     

    1. (Major) I'm not sure if this has been asked, but how did rejuvenation begin? How did the game become a thing? Like did you and Jan know each other then started from there? Or did you all meet through the development? 

     

     

    2.(minor) who are your favorite characters? Whether it be for their character, design, or their story 

     

    3. (minor) will we see the organised criminal mastermind cleffa again? 

     

    (answering 2 and 3)

     

    2. i mean i kinda answered it above but i'll give a bonus 10 from my sorter results yippee. |  Nymiera, Alexandra, Nim, Crescent, V | Erin, Madame X, Kieran, Puppet Master, Eizen | Talon, Kreiss, Damien, Karen, Vitus |

     

    3. i think if you see it out of jail.... it's already over for you ...........

     

    1 hour ago, kaiciu_creates said:

    I have a couple of questions (if that's alright)

     

    Will terrestrialization ever be a thing in the game? Balancing it would seem like a nightmare with Field Effects, Megas, and Z moves.

     

    What are your favorite MC Kugerean designs?

     

    and what's your favorite chapter?

     

    1. what everyone else said. nopeeeee

     

    2. Axelllllll! ... and that's lowkey it hJHHJSHJS.

     

    3. 15 + .karma + 12 (spicy i know) + 13 + 7 (i really like all of terajuma now tbh i always feel like i gotta put one of those chapters when answering this but i rotate between which one)

     

    1 hour ago, Spar-kie said:

    Hello developers :)

     

    My question is what characters and/or sidequest do you think is underrated, whichever you prefer if you wanna answer only one. Also could we get a hint as to what that survey Jan was sending out was all about?

     

    Edit: Completely forgot to add in a word to the first question.

     

    ALEXANDRA IS UNDERRATED AND I STAND BY THAT. SO MUCH

    Crescent used to be underrated but with .5 people have warmed up drastically so

    also Nymiera and Vitus are underrated; for story reasons. not bc theyre good people.

    sidequest wise... mmmmmm.... Alexandra's sidequests. if you couldnt tell there appears to be a Pattern

     

    1 hour ago, 2tousent said:

    1: Any Aevian forms that the devs feel overperformed or underperformed? Wether it be in terms of balance, or just overall popularity (i'm pretty sure some of them are more popular than others)

    2: Any chance the WLL characters get official art? it would be neat to see the young versions of these people (there's only so much their sprites can portray)

     

    (answering 1)

    Okay even i can agree that the moth (aevian volcarona) is definitely... something. it ESPECIALLY overperformed before it got nerfed (we thought intimidate was a good idea on it. and by we i mena it was entirely my fault at first)

    Even know it's known for causing mayhem.

    Froslass also 'kind of' overperforms. And by kinda I mean, adaptability water spout IS a bit insane, albeit just curbed enough by Froslass only having 85 spatk), but the problem is that despite all its utility it does kinda Lose its niche and start to Underperform if you were to remove it bc it doesn't have enough bulk really to do some other silly things. (Like I know Soak/Giga Drain is popular, etc). Only slightly though, but it still drags it down a little more than it should if it Were to lose the insanity.

    Underperformed.... Musharna and the Palossands... they're so cool design wise and tough claws is a really nice ability for Musharna but they just. Simply Do Not Vibe w the state of the world.

    I would've said Parasect for overperforms too but I feel as if that is biased and I am the Only one with Beef with that Mushroom.

     

    1 hour ago, PixelMods said:

    This question includes mention of things that were only revealed in the .Karma files. That being said, I don't think it counts as a question asking for spoilers, since I'm just asking for confirmation for something I feel is heavily implied.

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    In Terajuma, when Melia says Karma's a bitch in the weather station, we see the karma eye appear above her looking staticky and upset.

    Is this her losing Karma? If so, does this mean she's become an Interceptor at this point, or is that just Karma being upset at being called a bitch?

    If she hadn't become an Interceptor at this point, what about later? We see Karma say that Melia is different than expected, which suggests free will, which suggests she has become an Interceptor. But she's also been around an Interceptor for a while, and two for a little while. So I suppose that could have just resulted in her personality being different from other versions of her.

    To clarify, I mean an Interceptor like V, who became one after travelling to Aevium from another universe, not like Crescent and us who became Interceptors because Variya made us into Interceptors. Melia obviously isn't one of Variya's interceptors, or else our extra lives would be split up even further.

     

     

    karma is just petty and doesn't like being called mean things :((((((((((((((( that's bullying. you kick karma???? you kick karma like football???? jail for melia, jail for 1000 years

     

    [that's all for now :3 until someone asks something else I can answer,,,,]

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    When making crests, what's generally the idea?
    Like on a scale of "This crest will be a balanced buff for __ so it should be added" to "This crest would be really cool so it should be added" where does the team fall? Obviously it varies, but is there a general stance on this?

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    Here's a weird one that I don't think anyone has asked: What are your favorite and least favorite field conditions in Rejuvenation? Personally i'm an enjoyer of City and Concert Field-- you guys cooked with those-- and hate that goddamn fucking swamp


    Alternatively, what are your favorite/least favorite specific battles? Either from a design point of view (designing cool fights is fun) or to actually play.

    Also, without getting into spoilers, what characters are you most excited for in terms of future content/development (besides the obvious like Melia and other main characters, if possible)?

    Unbelievable work on the game from ALL OF YOU by the way. Rejuvenation is a triumph of hard work and creative drive, and it means a great deal to me to see a game of this caliber exist for a franchise I love very dearly, even (especially) in an unofficial capacity. So thank you :)

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    As someone who enjoys writing dialogue, which characters do you like writing dialogue for? (and if you want to answer, which characters are harder to write dialogue for) 

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    Ahh, been meaning to ask few things:

    1. In the ending of the Blacksteeple arc, when Nancy was killed, MC was pulled from the ship's railing and then passed out-- Presumably from grief. Who came up with that and how? bc holy shit compliments to the chef 😭👏

    2. I hope this isn't too spoilery, but why are Nymiera and Hazuki's swords stowed away in Indriad's mansion?

    3. This is more of a question for Zumi but-- Is there a significance to having Risa, Texen, and your in-game sona be siblings? I was so touched by the mini scene at the graveyard after the movie sidequest-- Like it's so profound? Heartfelt? I hope to be that good at writing one day...

     

    Hoki, that's all from me. I hope these are answerable ;w;)/

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    what are the favorite foods of the team Xen admins/executives and what about madam X's favorite food? is that too spoilery?

     

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    hello rejuve-nation. it me. i'm not really the person to answer the majority of these tbh bc idk the future, or bc others can answer much better, but here's what i can answer*

    5 hours ago, Candii said:

    2. Will anyone in the game besides (insert well known meme-y character here)  be ever happy. 

    the mc was a therapist for gurdurr in that one terajuma sidequest, so maybe once the game is over every(living) character will just form a (very long)line to seek help and the the mc's help, but this time its just for therapy instead of (insert big thing that happened). gurdurr is pretty humanoid, so some skills should transfer i reckon.

     

    5 hours ago, RJPS1000 said:

    out of all the characters in rejuvenation which are each of yours favoruite's in terms of overall character?

    cant decide on one, so a few in no particular order for me are : Erin, Kreiss, Aelita, Rina, Eizen, Adam, Saki, Dylan, Martin(he has at least 5 seconds of (optional)screentime so he counts as in the game)

    5 hours ago, RaeNoceda said:

    What has been each of y'all's favorite part of the game to work on?

    i'm just a battlers spriter but i will say 

    Spoiler

    karma talon was fun to work with, bc he was big as fuck and fucked up, and very out there, and i got

    to say something about him going in a bucket.

    3 hours ago, 2tousent said:

    1: Any Aevian forms that the devs feel overperformed or underperformed? Wether it be in terms of balance, or just overall popularity (i'm pretty sure some of them are more popular than others)
     

    Kommo-o was overperforming during testing, and while it was only nerfed a bit in the full release i hear ppl claim its underperforming(though the overperformance might've been bc when we were testing we gave it to ourselves at the start of the game, oops!). Golisopod seems to be performing very well according to the ppl, better than expected but ig its what happens when you have Golisopod with an ability that actually benefits it. Bronzong i see ppl claim is underwhelming, which, yea, but fun fact it used to underwhelm even more during internal testing. and this is probably just my personal bias but a-toxtricity has big "boss when you fight it vs boss when it joins you" energy, bc amber's causes murder, but when i use it i'm just whelmed by it.

     

    2 hours ago, wingdings said:

    Here's a weird one that I don't think anyone has asked: What are your favorite and least favorite field conditions in Rejuvenation? Personally i'm an enjoyer of City and Concert Field-- you guys cooked with those-- and hate that goddamn fucking swamp


    Alternatively, what are your favorite/least favorite specific battles? Either from a design point of view (designing cool fights is fun) or to actually play.

    concert's a fun field. i also like city/back alley, and deep earth is pretty fun(when you're not doing mono poison like i did). hate water surface and underwater field, and also raise my fist into the air with an angry expression at bewitched woods. 

     

    one of my favorite battles is the new saki bc heehee funny(and maybe bc old saki was a bigger nightmare than what the last part of the whole chapter was), but i also really like the adam fight, but not the gym leader one, the one in carotos if you chose to go with him. least favorite fights gotta go to valarie and the nim fights(except the first one). honorable good mention goes to zetta/geara bc its tough and very climactic, and dishonorable mention to rift 'bodor bc you'd struggle making a more poison-weak team than melia's in that fight unless you were doing mono-grass/fairy

     

    2 hours ago, Lung Stealer said:

    When making crests, what's generally the idea?
    Like on a scale of "This crest will be a balanced buff for __ so it should be added" to "This crest would be really cool so it should be added" where does the team fall? Obviously it varies, but is there a general stance on this?

    *ok not the best person to answer this bc i wasn't around to see what the thought behind the first batch of crests was like, and i didn't make any of the new ones either, but from looking at the process its a mix. a good amount of them(or at least ideas that have been thrown around) start as "lets give x a crest"(usually a weaker mon) and then thinking up of really cool stuff to do with it

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    Can we get a special, stronger Snom form at some point or a Snom based trainer?

     

    Any plans for a built in rando or mono type run mode at some point? I know the game has plenty of difficulty already but fun challenge modes could really up the ante.

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    3 hours ago, 2tousent said:

    1: Any Aevian forms that the devs feel overperformed or underperformed? Wether it be in terms of balance, or just overall popularity (i'm pretty sure some of them are more popular than others)

    2: Any chance the WLL characters get official art? it would be neat to see the young versions of these people (there's only so much their sprites can portray)

     

    1) A-Volcarona is unsurprisingly on crack and very much used by a lot of people. Underperforming... I'd say A-Bronzong? Since it kinda just fills a niche. A-Palossand also is Not The Best but hey. Sometimes we just add things for the sake of narrative enhancement and having the form be different based on Mt. Valor's mood just sounded neat

    2) I still wanna tackle those someday! No worries, they'll happen Eventually(TM) but it's still very much in the air when exactly.

     

    3 hours ago, PixelMods said:

    This question includes mention of things that were only revealed in the .Karma files. That being said, I don't think it counts as a question asking for spoilers, since I'm just asking for confirmation for something I feel is heavily implied.

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    In Terajuma, when Melia says Karma's a bitch in the weather station, we see the karma eye appear above her looking staticky and upset.

    Is this her losing Karma? If so, does this mean she's become an Interceptor at this point, or is that just Karma being upset at being called a bitch?

    If she hadn't become an Interceptor at this point, what about later? We see Karma say that Melia is different than expected, which suggests free will, which suggests she has become an Interceptor. But she's also been around an Interceptor for a while, and two for a little while. So I suppose that could have just resulted in her personality being different from other versions of her.

    To clarify, I mean an Interceptor like V, who became one after travelling to Aevium from another universe, not like Crescent and us who became Interceptors because Variya made us into Interceptors. Melia obviously isn't one of Variya's interceptors, or else our extra lives would be split up even further.

     

     

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    The Karma eye appearing above Melia is just 100% Karma getting upset with Melia for calling them a bitch, LMAO. It's a gag more than anything

     

    2 hours ago, Sauv3477 said:

    So I have 2 questions!

    1. So seeing as there's to be 4 endings, Best, Good, Bad and Worst, I was wondering if Paragon and Renegade would each have 2 endings or if Paragon would have 3 and Renegade have 1. It would make sense to me that both would have 2, but judging off of how much you can mess up Paragon and still do it, I was curious.
    (Not sure if this would be answerable for obvious reasons but I asked just in case!)

    2. Was there any scrapped content or story you wish made it into the game but didn't? Or stuff you had to remove due to reasons?

     

    1) It's two for each.

    2) Well, one was the vaccine plotline for GDC which ended up scrapped. Covid happened, nuff said. Another part is the "joining Bladestar" thing, it's a thing that started and then just kinda went nowhere so it was decided to get scrapped altogether.

     

    2 hours ago, SaraElizabeth-J said:

    Sorry if it's a weird question.

    Since each chapters have a title/name, do  Act 1 and Act 2 have them too? 

     

    Nop! They're just referred to as Act 1 and Act 2.

     

    2 hours ago, Generic Gamer said:

    This might be a bit of an odd one, but i've noticed that Sunflowers tend to show up whenever Death is involved. Rift Chandelure's little pocket dimension (Six Sunflowers on the top of the hill, as well as the field of Sunflowers), and numerous times in the Nightmare Realms, particularly involving the whereabouts of Risa, as well as one on an operating table in Aelita's Nightmare Realm. Do Sunflowers symbolize death in Rejuvenation, or am i looking too deeply into this?

     

    Though I don't really have a clear answer, I think that's a pretty accurate assessment. Blame Mother 3 if anything.

     

    1 hour ago, Lung Stealer said:

    When making crests, what's generally the idea?
    Like on a scale of "This crest will be a balanced buff for __ so it should be added" to "This crest would be really cool so it should be added" where does the team fall? Obviously it varies, but is there a general stance on this?

     

    It's a mixture of both! Sometimes we just wanna do a funny thing to give a mon more utility/varying usage besides the main way (think infernape/darmanitan crests), or to make underperforming mons mean more in the later game (Dusknoir crest for example!). In the case of A-Ampharos it was given a crest due to the lack of a Mega Evolution for the mon— though I can't guarantee anything of the sort, it's very much possible in the case another mon is given an a-form that's normally able to mega evolve that it's also given a crest. Stuff like that!

     

    1 hour ago, wingdings said:

    Here's a weird one that I don't think anyone has asked: What are your favorite and least favorite field conditions in Rejuvenation? Personally i'm an enjoyer of City and Concert Field-- you guys cooked with those-- and hate that goddamn fucking swamp


    Alternatively, what are your favorite/least favorite specific battles? Either from a design point of view (designing cool fights is fun) or to actually play.

    Also, without getting into spoilers, what characters are you most excited for in terms of future content/development (besides the obvious like Melia and other main characters, if possible)?

    Unbelievable work on the game from ALL OF YOU by the way. Rejuvenation is a triumph of hard work and creative drive, and it means a great deal to me to see a game of this caliber exist for a franchise I love very dearly, even (especially) in an unofficial capacity. So thank you :)

     

    1) I really like the Electric field because I tend to use Electric types quite often! Glitch field is the WORST because it gave me trauma thanks to Saki. awful horrible field. gen 2 mechanics my beloathed

    2) My favourite battle rn is the Master of Nightmare battle, especially with the updated boss mechanics. Makes the fight just feel so much more imposing than it was in V13! Saki's actually also up there now with the rework, and I also still really like the Ryland battle as well. My least favourite fight is still Hazuki's, I think... Idk I just don't like that fight. Like with Saki's, that fight gave me trauma in V13 LMAO

    3) Eizen :)))))) But other than that as the obvious answer, I also am looking forward to Martin's proper in-person appearance rather than through a missable cutscene, hahaha

     

    And thank you very much! Thank YOU for enjoying the game that much! <3

     

    1 hour ago, Lunartone said:

    As someone who enjoys writing dialogue, which characters do you like writing dialogue for? (and if you want to answer, which characters are harder to write dialogue for) 

     

    I had the pleasure of doing the nighttime dialogue for Spector, which was honestly pretty fun! The Xenogene quest also had me writing some stuff for the main cast. I'd say Melia and Aelita were harder to write right than the rest, because they have some overlapping personality traits that makes it a little harder to distinguish them from each other. Not that it's impossible of course! But with having to write stuff for them for the first time myself, I was pretty nervous and really wanted to make sure I got them right. There was already so much existing dialogue, so I was worried it'd stray too much from their original writing for it to line up with the rest of the game's quality dfljdfljkdsf

     

    1 hour ago, Lupo said:

    Ahh, been meaning to ask few things:

    1. In the ending of the Blacksteeple arc, when Nancy was killed, MC was pulled from the ship's railing and then passed out-- Presumably from grief. Who came up with that and how? bc holy shit compliments to the chef 😭👏

    2. I hope this isn't too spoilery, but why are Nymiera and Hazuki's swords stowed away in Indriad's mansion?

    3. This is more of a question for Zumi but-- Is there a significance to having Risa, Texen, and your in-game sona be siblings? I was so touched by the mini scene at the graveyard after the movie sidequest-- Like it's so profound? Heartfelt? I hope to be that good at writing one day...

     

    Hoki, that's all from me. I hope these are answerable ;w;)/

     

    1) That'd be Jan! He does practically all of the main story writing, albeit he sometimes bounces ideas off of me first before fleshing stuff out. The Blacksteeple segment was entirely him, though.

    2) 🤔

    3) Nah LMAO Jan just woke up one day and chose violence by deciding "Texen is Zumi's brother now". By correlation it made Risa my ingame sister too, so it just kinda ended up that way. I didn't like the idea of having my in-game equivalent feel distant from her family though, so I still wrote it with the intent as if it they were my actual siblings (tho with less of the emotional babbling I'd normally do in reality and with more proper dialogue)

     

    39 minutes ago, FernStoleMyBike said:

    Was this QnA a good idea?

     

    sometimes i feel like the monkey's paw curls a little bit with these, but i think they're fun nonetheless!

     

    1 minute ago, SnomSnomSnom said:

    Any plans for a built in rando or mono type run mode at some point? I know the game has plenty of difficulty already but fun challenge modes could really up the ante.

     

    I think monotype passwords will be added eventually, but I've got no clue when exactly. I just know they're still on the table (tho i'd imagine it's easier to add those for the final version when stuff is more balanced out)

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    So Four questions, if yall dont mind!

    1. Soo, I know throughout the first couple of chapters, we think our mom had died in the ship because we see her spirit (aka amethyst cave, and after you beat Narcissa) but then we learn that she is alive in Blacksteeple (but then 'dies' for real). But my question is, who is the spirit that we see? Is it the care taker from the A gang's backstory?

    2. What are all the main characters fav foods and/or drinks??????? (AT LEAST THE A GANG PLEASE)

    3. Can the MC also change their powers to crazy stuff like M2?

    4. why did Aelita feel all woozy and stuff before we walked into Akuwa Town, I see Nim had something to do with it, but How so?

    tHANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

    Spoiling for spoils lolol

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    For everyone: What exactly goes into creating a new character for a new update? Like deciding what role you want them to fill, what team they have if they’re gonna be fight-able, etc.

     

    For Zumi: Has the brain rot for Eizen truly ever left? /hj But in all seriousness, how much control do you have whenever it comes to actually drawing the characters outside of fanart?

     

    PS, Jan I still am not gonna forgive you for that side quest in chapter 5 with the boss fight against [REDACTED BECAUSE SPOILERS]. You bitch ass (affectionate).

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    Alrighty! Got twoquestions for yall!

     

    Number 1!!: Favorite ship? (Can also include MCs)

     

    Number 2!!!: Any more LGBTQ+ characters that haven't been mentioned before? (Like Venam, Melia, and Aelita for example)

     

     

    THANKS SO MUCH!!!!! This game has always had a special place in my heart and is own of my favorite games! (It's number 1 on my favorite list and it is even above some of my favorite Pokemon Games)

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    9 minutes ago, Tempestrio said:

    For everyone: What exactly goes into creating a new character for a new update? Like deciding what role you want them to fill, what team they have if they’re gonna be fight-able, etc.

     

    For Zumi: Has the brain rot for Eizen truly ever left? /hj But in all seriousness, how much control do you have whenever it comes to actually drawing the characters outside of fanart?

     

    PS, Jan I still am not gonna forgive you for that side quest in chapter 5 with the boss fight against [REDACTED BECAUSE SPOILERS]. You bitch ass (affectionate).

     

    1) Pretty much all of that is decided by Jan, so I'll leave answering that question to him if he feels like it hehe

    2) Nope! It has never left, and I doubt it will anytime soon jajajajaja. Also I've got mostly free reign with the official art by now! I do usually ask for a general direction that it needs to be taken in if Jan already has specific ideas (or a sprite to work from), but other than that the pose and fleshing out of a design is mostly up to me nowadays. Sometimes the sprite is updated to match a design instead tho! (see: Kreiss, Rorim B, Mr. Luck etc.)

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    Any particular reason why the Madame X appearance during the "mc gets teleported to Xen's base" segment was removed?

     

    Also, love the game😃

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    A question for Jan!

    A bit ago, I decided to try out the early releases of Rejuv, like version 1 and such. This had me thinking about a couple of things regarding the story, and while I didn't get far (good god the game was slow back then, how far it's come..)
    How has the story changed over the many years it's been in development? I felt as though there was a massive shift with 13.5 and renegade content, and it had me wondering if that idea was always there, or if it's a recent development?
    Also, what caused the more "PG" approach to the boat scene? From what I understood, it had a major revamp in version 12 (and then also in version 13 with the upgraded graphics). I thought it was.. really surprising to see people speared by Deoxys tentacles, the whole thing of corpses being dragged away, etc. (Some examples have been attached)

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    6 hours ago, Chrixai said:

    I actually am curious about the obliteration spell. At the end of renegade, Melia explains when it's used it on it just nulls your existence. So are you just in a space where you are just deleted or thrown into the trash been like 

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    Reborn spoils like with what Terra did during the episode 19 in the arena?

    Or are you just gone, dead, forgotten etc? Also does it just limit to people? Also sorry if this question was asked before 😅


     

    what I wanna know as well, feel Karma can bring them back at a later date and also prove EoN is null and void

     

    also, any fire/fairies mons being worked on

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    28 minutes ago, nhehvnukl said:

    Any particular reason why the Madame X appearance during the "mc gets teleported to Xen's base" segment was removed?

     

    Also, love the game😃


    what version did that happen?

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    First off: I absolutely LOVE all the changes done to the Terajuma arc. Love everything flowing together a lot better, and I appreciate being able to have Flora content earlier.

    1.) In terms of teams for gym leaders, villains, and basically everyone, what's the ratio between "We think this Pokemon fits this character the best" and "This Pokemon fits the team from a gameplay sense"? Or is that even something ya'll think of and it's just a go off of vibes type of thing?

     

    2.) Who are your favorites villains/antagonists in the story? And why are they both Flora and Angie in that order?

    2.1.) Who are the gaslight/gatekeep/girlboss of Rejuv. I'd like to offer forward Clear/Crescent/Flora in that order.

     

    3.) Is the criminal Cleffa friends with the Corsola with knives? Do they have a dark and mysterious past together?

     

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    Hello hello hi! I found Rejuvenation a little over a year ago now through just a simple google search of good pokemon fangames, and now it's easily my favorite pokemon game I've ever played. I probably wouldn't be exaggerating when I say I've put well over 1000 hours into this game by now. (Someone help me)

     

    But on to my actual questions now:

     

    1.) Is there any possibility for more characters from Reborn getting a cameo like Adrienn and Aya? (I would absolutely love to see an interaction between Terra and Saki but I fear that would also cause the universe to implode.)

     

    2.) Can we get just one pixel reveal from anything in V14 so far? Just one pixel? Please?

     

    3.) Are there any plans for more side-episodes like WLL?

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    1: Are any new aevian forms being made (love the ones we have)

    2: Aside from implementing gen 9 are you planning on revisiting early game

    3: What part of the game did you find hardest to test

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    2 hours ago, LunarsStarsShips said:

     

    Number 1!!: Favorite ship? (Can also include MCs)

     

    S.S. Oceana.

     

    3 hours ago, FernStoleMyBike said:

    Was this QnA a good idea?

    very.

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    Past Avium uses mostly gen3/rse assets does this ever plan to change? We deviate from that a little bit in sections like 13.5's look at Anju and Hazuki past where it takes on very pretty and original looks compared to chapter 9.

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    Hey devs!

    I've got two very important questions:

     

    1. Which of the main cast needs a vacation the most? You can only choose one, so be careful with this choice. Only one of them gets to be relaxed and hydrated, others must keep suffering.

     

    2. So we all know Nim has to consume souls to survive. Do all souls "taste" the same to her, or do they have different "flavors" depending on whatever traits that human possessed in life? Or do they all just taste like nothing and get absorbed through whatever in Storm-9 is going on (this is a boring option)?

     

    Thank you for your time :)

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    I think this has happened in the past, but will existing crests be changed if their use is too niche/not very useful? Like don't get me wrong, I have tried most of the available ones and they are great, but for example to this day i still don't get the use of infernape's crest. Is it supposed to make them more deffensive starter instead of an offensive one? I mean infernape has some good support attacks, but I would still rather use it offensively than deffensively, as their types are more offensive based and has great moves and coverage both in special and physical attacks.

    Also, this is just a silly question, but will there be more events with Jolene and Volta in either already existing chapters or in E14? They both have great designs but they lack a lot of protagonism in the story, speacially jolene which seems to have great charisma but only appears in one mission, weird with her being also an E8 as Karen, Tesla, Alexandra and Dylan, who are all great.

    Finally, a praise for all the work you guys are putting on the game, and in episode 13.5. I absolutely LOVED mamans redesign and that you made Neved a more prevalent figure in the story, and I adore the new Terajuma plot and redesign.

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    Kind of an odd question but it has been on my mind recently
    That being if there is any particular reason behind the names that were chosen for characters in the game. Other than the more obvious type puns for Gym Leaders, I mean more so for main characters or others that don't seem to meet the previous criteria, I wondered if it was just because they sounded nice or if there's other meanings behind them.

     

     

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    Are there any plans to incorporate sprites of main characters emotions while they talk? Specifically like how Desolation does.

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    Two questions here that are on different ends of the spectrum since both have interesting potential answers.

     

    1. When making the movesets characters use on their pokemon, how much of it is just the 'optimal' set and how much is thematic? Since I know that you can make quite the statement with a moveset in some cases.

     

    2. What characters would/wouldn't be willing to accept being treated more like a weird/unofficial sibling/cousin by the player after a certain point? Purely platonic relationships going on here, I'm not about to open that can of cursed worms.

     

    Anyways, I love the game and can't wait to see what V14 has in store.

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    How did Vitus's Gardevoir get the key to the weird shack since it drops it after we battle it? We know from WLL that K/C (and their creator, who persumably owns the shack cuz of the suits being there) and Vitus/Garde aren't working together

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    Did you ever expect this fan game to get as popular as it has? How does it feel to be working on a project a lot of people are invested in and excited to see more of? 

     

    And for a more fun question: what pokemon do you love that you think is underrated?

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    man, rejuvenation has become one of my favorite fangames and I'm excited waiting for v14 to come out but I wonder
    The first version of rejuvenation came out in 2014, it's about to turn 10 years old, they plan to do something, like a thank you post or something like that
    and also, they plan to add the 9th gen pokemons, if iron moth is already in the game, they plan to add the others or just some species

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    I don't have any questions. Just wanna say that Rejuvenation is straight up my favorite game. Keep doing God's work, and I appreciate all the effort that goes into it. Yalls are great.

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    Hi, thank you for doing this again!

     

    1) Eizen?

    2) Do you have any advice for someone that does not have the heart to play their own Renegade save file but wants to know what the hype is about it? Asking for a friend.

    3) Would Eizen go ballistic if he found out about the concept of interceptors? (If he, at any point of the game did, I probably didn't see that yet/can't recall?)

    4) If Eizen took one of those "what Pokemon am I" quizzes, which one would he be? (My guess is

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    Terapagos. Estranged blue timeline Pokemon for the win :)

    )

     

     

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    Thank you so much for Renegade. I already loved the game before, but this route unironically has Rejuv as my #1 game of all time. I get why it's Jan's favorite!

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    1 hour ago, thegamemaster43 said:

     

    And for a more fun question: what pokemon do you love that you think is underrated?

    carnivine. lumineon. elemonkeys. they're just goofy guys and I love them.

     

    37 minutes ago, SilverAngelus said:

    Hi, thank you for doing this again!

     

    1) Eizen?

    2) Do you have any advice for someone that does not have the heart to play their own Renegade save file but wants to know what the hype is about it? Asking for a friend.

    3) Would Eizen go ballistic if he found out about the concept of interceptors? (If he, at any point of the game did, I probably didn't see that yet/can't recall?)

    4) If Eizen took one of those "what Pokemon am I" quizzes, which one would he be? (My guess is

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    Terapagos. Estranged blue timeline Pokemon for the win :)

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    1. Eizen.

    2. There are tons of YT videos about it. I myself haven't even played any of V13.5 haha

    3. Eizen.

    4. He would be a-

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    Are there any characters we haven’t met yet that you all are excited for?

     

    If that’s too spoileru, which characters are the Devs personal favorites?

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    do you think any characters (huey and lavender aside) have traveled to or particularly enjoyed any other regions, and if so, which regions?

     

    also, on that note, do you think any of the characters have ever met or known any of the well-known figures of other regions (reborn region aside)?

     

    absolutely adore this game and the work that goes into it, so excited for v14 and wishing all of you the best ^^

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    hi dev team !! you all are doing so so amazing , thank you so much for rejuv  : ]

     

    i have a few questions actually : 
    ( act 2 spoilers in tagged )

     

    - are any of the characters collectors ? ( if yes , what do they collect ? )

     

    - what music artists/songs would the characters listen to ?

     

    - are there any flowers that you associated with anything in rejuv ? ( the sunflower question inspired me a lil for this one ;; ) 

     

    Spoiler

    - are there any more facts you could say about the a - class or crescent from around that time ?  

     

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    hi guys!!!! thank you so much for hosting this q&a! i've been very normal about this game since v13.5 dropped. very normal. trust me. so normal.

     

    without further ado, here's a few questions!

     

    1. if you havent answered this question already what video game genres do you think some of the characters would be fans of?

    2. apart from pokemon (obviously) and i know deltarune and the mother series are referenced a few times throughout rejuv, what other series did you take inspiration from during the development of rejuvenation? i really love picking apart games and stories to find references to other media i like....

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    hi! very silly question but who would the missing children gang main in mario kart 8 deluxe? (if they were normal mentally well people that also happened to play mario kart 8 deluxe, that is.)

     

    p.s. i did not make this the main focus because it's not anything super specific but it would be very appreciated if i could get any random crumbs of useless info on dylan, particia, or v (they are my favorite scrunklies ❤)

     

    love this game to death and all of the hard work put into it... o7

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    Lets say I was making a mod that had an Ice/Ghost type Mega Tyranitar, what would be the best ability to give it? 🤔

    this question is for one specific person

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    I haven't done a renegade playthrough yet, so I'm sorry if this has already been answered. I know that renegade has a lot of differences from paragon, so will future versions of the game expect the player to have seen both routes, or will it still be a complete story even if the player hasn't seen one or the other?

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    Heya, I did both routes some time ago and would like to play again sometimes, but the start is kinda tedious and the terajuma passwords sets you up with a decent team, but it is not EV trained and since you start from scratch your achievements are 0, so that means you have zero AP and terajuma which should work as a skip to get you right into the game starts with a sort of a grind which you have normally as well, but feels more overwhelming now since by terajuma the gyms and bossfights aren't that unpunishing compared to the start of the game and you sorta have to get good trained mons to not suffer that much. So my question is, will it be somehow balanced in the future? Like getting some AP or maybe opening the EV training rooms?

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    1. Will there be more uses for the Puppet Doubloon?

    2. Does Melia have a british accent?

    3. Will there be more ice cream flavors in the game?

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    When you agree to help K/C and officially join renegade, does something physically happen that changes the MC slightly? The effect seems immediate with the new interceptium-Z and the A-gang not vouching for MC when Crescent tries to attack shortly after, even Venam/Amber comment on how aggressive out fighting style was vs the Azelf... Maybe this MC had this mindsight from the start and the "deal" just pushed them to become more honest about it???

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    1. What is the Dev teams favorite scene/battle to make.
    2. What are the Dev's Favorite Character to write, and hardest character to write.

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    What advice can you recommend to someone struggling with their own project to help them get the ball rolling? Especially with regards to some aspects they can’t do themselves?

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    1. Will there be more regional variants? Are there any ideas we can get a little sneak peak on?

    2. Tips for getting better at using RPG Maker XP to make a fan game? I know how to use RPG Maker, but I don't know how to use it well, or any real tips outside of the basics.

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    So silly question that popped up as I was playing through again. But um with tesla adopting the mc that makes them and amber siblings technically right? Then in the school of nightmares we find out that Aelita and amber are cousins. So does that technically make the mc and Aelita cousins to?

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    1 hour ago, Lavamites said:

    1. Will there be more regional variants? Are there any ideas we can get a little sneak peak on?

    2. Tips for getting better at using RPG Maker XP to make a fan game? I know how to use RPG Maker, but I don't know how to use it well, or any real tips outside of the basics.

     

    Again, wanna flaming fairy, maybe a regional Macargo to show that snail some love

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    Which gym leaders would be considered the most attractive by the general public of Aevium? (out of the adult gym leaders, I mean.) Or just which gym leader most popular among the Aevians if that question is a little too much.

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  • V14 is still very much in active development! We just can't show anything that's not OOC nonsense from the devs because it's all spoilers. Sorry!

     

    On a more serious note, along with not having as many dev blog posts, the official website will stay down until V14 is released as to not jeopardize the game's development with having too much of an online presence after the turbulence surrounding fan projects lately. We hope you understand our decision for doing so!

     

    Now... Back to the nonsense!

     

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