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    Merry (Belated) Christmas! Today I wanted to talk to you all about the story structure of v13 and why it's been taking such a long time for it to release. 

     

    v13 is a special version, that's for sure. It's one of the longer episodes the game has put out. Actually, i'd say it's the longest? Either way, the main story this time is taking a LOT more effort than usual and I wanna make sure everything is absolutely perfect.

     

    That being said, what -exactly- is causing v13 to be the behemoth it is? Well, let's dive into that!

    Some of you have already guessed, but the crew is splitting up for a Super Secret Mission(tm). What's the mission, you ask?

     

    I just said it was Super Secret, keep up. 😡😡

     

    V13 is separated into 6 segments. Each being tackled by 3 different groups. So far the two groups we've seen are:
     

    [Melia, Ren, Venam]

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    [Erin, Kanon, Alexandra, and Damien]

    The third group is

    [Player, Aelita]

     

    Each group is on the hunt ̶f̸o̸r̵ ̵t̵h̶e̶ ▇▇▇▇▇▇ , as we know, but how are each of their parts composed?

    Well, each segment approximately the length of half a version. So by that scale, let's add them up!

     

    Main Story 1 and 2 = 1 version

    Erin + Melia's segment = 1 version

    Player + Aelita's segment = 1 version

    Epilogue = 1/2 version

     

    v13's main story is roughly a little more than 3 versions worth of content... So even though it feels like you're waiting one year for one version, you're actually waiting for about 3, lol. 

     

    Not to mention the new additions/changes to the early game and gen 8. Let's make this about 5 versions packed into one big bundle with a Christmas miracle bow at the top~

     

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    If you're interested in the flow of the actual episode-- I have created this special little chart for your eyes to wander over.

     

    Spoiler

    As the first main story segment ends, the player will have an option to choose (but must complete both to proceed) Erin or Melia's path. Once they're both completed, the player will then get the option to choose between the player and Aelita's path. 

     

    Once alllll that is done, the true ending of V13 will be revealed.

     

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    ...I think you can see why I decided to cut this version into two. With 13.5 being side stuff, mainly 

     

    It's also why progression on the status bars are SOOOOOO slow. Everything takes a lot of effort and time. I work all day on one thing and the progress bar goes up by like a decimal.

     

     

     

     

     

    That being said, I'm SUPER SUPER SUPER excited for this version. My Dev team and I have worked hard and we're so excited to show you what we've got hidden. Cause after all... We've only shown the surface of the exciting things we've got in store for you all :).

     

    Hope you had a Merry Christmas, and I hope y'all have a wonderful New Year!

     

     

     

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    Merry Christmas (kinda late on that 😃) and happy new year for you and your dev team too Jan ❤️. I'm honestly suprised how much content will be in v13. Can't wait to start a new game and experience all the changes to early game and the new chapter. Amazing job so far. (One last thing, will there be any new requirements in the early game to achieve true ending?)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

     

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    Dang, I knew this was going to be natively larger than usual, but you guys didn't quite sell just how massive this is gonna be before now! Yup, this definitely validates the decision to add the Side Quests separately just as much as Gen. 8's shenaniganry does! 😅

     

    >Reina isn't in any of the groups
    [CONCERN INTENSIFIES]

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    Well first of all, wish you a Merry christmas and a Happy New Year Jan! you definitely deserve it!


    I just wanted to know, will there be any summary of the plot or any way to have a recap of the story?

    Good luck for the end of v13 <3

     

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    3 versions worth of content? This will be a fantastic late Christmas present, whenever it comes out. Props to Jan and the rest of the team on their work during the whole pandemic. Last few versions were great and I'm really looking forward to this one

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    Earlier this month I discovered this game and couldn't put it down. I went through the whole game in two weeks, nobody told me it was such a riot! Now I'm left craving for more...

     

    So I'm very glad to see that you aren't just making progress, but you're also working on a lot of stuff! Thanks for all your work :-)

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    2 hours ago, Evylash said:

    I just wanted to know, will there be any summary of the plot or any way to have a recap of the story?

    Given that it's a direct continuation of the previous Version's story, and past Versions did little to recap what came before on release, probably not. The Devs have highly recommended replaying the game to see all of what's been changed earlier on in previous updates though, so that's probably our best bet for getting back in the groove.

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    I don't know if you feel that way because of peer pressure, but v13 isn't actually taking this long for what it is expected to have.  I hope this probably subjective hopefully objective impression helps you be more relaxed during these days :D

    Merry Christmas!

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    7 hours ago, Autumn Zephyr said:

    Given that it's a direct continuation of the previous Version's story, and past Versions did little to recap what came before on release, probably not. The Devs have highly recommended replaying the game to see all of what's been changed earlier on in previous updates though, so that's probably our best bet for getting back in the groove.

    We do recommend starting a new file, but when V13 is out we plan to host a public project to get the Rejuv wiki fully up to date, including adding a story summary. The reason we are waiting for this is due to a lot of QoL changes in older content, which makes it so that writing a summary now would be wasted effort.

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    Appreciate you keeping us informed!! Love this game and would wait another year for the next episode if that is what it took!! (Please take this as a compliment and not a promise cos I need my Rejuvenation fix for 2021 :D )

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    59 minutes ago, Kamuisaki said:

    Can we assume that the Player and Aelita will meet the Puppet Master, or somethings that explain why they should always  be together ?

     

    yeah definitely IMO, remember next chapter is titled puppet master's house of fantastic fun!

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    Wow this IS a christmas present. Santa Delibird has definetly come (?)

    Its very cool how big v13 seems to be going to be, and I, for one, don't mind a little bit waiting. Keep it up, the hype is still going 😁

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    Can't wait for the update! Was wondering if you guys were planning on releasing a Mac version for this update? I wasn't sure if you guys had stated if you were or not, but it would be greatly appreciated :)

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    I like the explanation for the split paths and how V13's story is projected to be. I can't wait for it! 😁 Happy belated holidays and I hope take care during these tough times. Make sure to get enough rest Jan and the rest of the development team!

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    I can't wait for this update, I didn't expect it to be this long! I am wondering will V13.5's side stuff be stuff present throughout the story and if so, is it recommended to wait for 13.5 to drop before starting a new file in V13?

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    This is the best pokemon game i have ever played and i have to say waiting for the v13 is very exciting. Merry Christmas and thank you for creating such an amazing pokemon game!

    ...Also it'll be great if there was a love story between the player and Melia...

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    2 hours ago, Alexios said:

    This is the best pokemon game i have ever played and i have to say waiting for the v13 is very exciting. Merry Christmas and thank you for creating such an amazing pokemon game!

    ...Also it'll be great if there was a love story between the player and Melia...

    I am quite sure that at this point in the game there is a confirmed pairing of Melia and Venam. The way I see it so far I think the player and Aelita seem like a more possible pairing.

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    47 minutes ago, RedWolf17 said:

    I am quite sure that at this point in the game there is a confirmed pairing of Melia and Venam. The way I see it so far I think the player and Aelita seem like a more possible pairing.

    Honestly as long as the player doesn't end up dead or alone, he can be with anyone even Lorna 

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    1 hour ago, RedWolf17 said:

    I am quite sure that at this point in the game there is a confirmed pairing of Melia and Venam. The way I see it so far I think the player and Aelita seem like a more possible pairing.

    I was thinking of Aelita and Ren being a couple by the end of the game, given that one joke that Nastasia makes inside the pyramid. The one where Ren's heart skips a beat when he sees Aelita safe after the fight with Alice.


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    I think the player may not survive until the end. There are some files you find in an underwater base, similar to the pyramid, that dictate the Interceptor's limits and one of them says that we shouldn't overuse our powers.

     

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    I accidently forgot to put a spoiler warning.
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    So. Many. CHOICES!

    I have no clue which to do first, I'm really interested in Erin's path but I also want to know why in Melia's path that group is in Goldenwood Town.

    Also, I'm very interested in what the (MC)'s path is like based on that one teaser picture back when the entire V13 Discussion Thread was just started.

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    You're a good guy, Jan. And Zumi is amazing and Alex is awesome and the whole entire Rejuvenation squad is spectacular! This post isn't about the game or pokemon in general. It's just to say that you're all appreciated and hope you all have an amazing New Year! Much love.

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    This is awesome! I had no idea that there were such ambitious plans for this part, it's definitely going to be worth the wait! I read that you don't want side quests in the next part, a cool thought for the one after that would be to tell the story in only sidequests. Oooohhhh! Thanks for all you do Jan and devs!

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    Excuse me? how dare you put 3 versions content into 1 version? how dare you tire yourself and your team working hard on this game? how dare you spoil us with all of this amazing content ?

    but on a serious note thank you for creating such an amazing game and helping us survive the crazy world

    don't overwork yourself and good luck.

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    TL;DR - Lots of content, new gen and 2020.

    It's fine, dud, just because of the new gen alone I expected this version to take a lot of time to be done with since there's all the sprites, moves, abilities to add and some trainers need to be update with the newest ones and then there's 2020, the whole year, fuck 2020 and I hope 2021 isn't 2020v2..

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    Hey Jan and everyone,

    Am playing Desolation E5 while I pass the time for V13 and E19 ... would like to tell you all about how excited I am for the update!

    Finished Reborn E18 almost exactly 2 years ago about at the end of 2018, 3 months after discovering the whole community, and started Rejuv shortly after at the beginning of 2019, and there I made a big mistake. While I now know that V11 was already out at that point, I downloaded V9 by mistake (I think you should put an obvious disclaimer on the old downloads to let people know that there is a newer release available.) I played through the whole game and only noticed I was playing V9 right at the end when I got the message that I was at the end of V9 content. I was about to update to V11 and continue that playthrough, but I got a new computer around that time and just kinda forgot about it. A year passes, then in early 2020 I find out that V12 released, and downloaded the correct version this time to start a new playthrough. I got as far as Teila resort before I started procrastinating continuing my playthrough throughout the pandemic summer and fall, with the election looming and all that (somehow I can even procrastinate doing things that I enjoy.) I kept thinking I would get back to continuing my playthrough, but never quite made the leap to resume after the months-long absence. Once I saw the news in the fall about V13 development, and saw how there would not just be much new content, but also a major revamp of the older content, and that it was being recommended to start V13 from the beginning once it comes out to experience the remastered older content and gen 8, I decided to put off Rejuvenation until V13 released and then start a new game. Thanks to my mistake back in 2019, I will be getting an extra special experience with V13, seeing the revamped older content and then experiencing the story of V10, V11, V12, and V13 all for the first time fresh, brand new, and mostly unspoiled.

    I give my best regards to Jan and friends for making this great game, and everyone in the community for supporting each other through the events of the past year. Happy New Year everyone, hopefully 2021 will be lit by the end of these terrible times and lit up by us all. Here's to a better future!

     

    Best Wishes,

    Shadow Angel

     

    ps jan i nominated you to get the award award award for surviving covid and everything, so you can thank me for that.

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    Im thinking that 95% of the fan base agrees with the opinion i'm about to state:

    I don't care how long it takes for v13 to come out, all that matters is its fun to play and that we can know more stuff is on the way. If it takes a year or two I don't care all that matters to me is that as the dev team produces the game that it turns out to be a well fleshed out game of pure entertainment. Asking any more than that would just be rude. Even if v13 is delayed all that means to me is more work needs to be put into it. 

    btw the 5% not mentioned in the 95% of people who agree are just lazy people who want it now ):< but imma be honest, no one wants an unfinished product

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    JAN U HAVE BEEN WORKING TO HARD MAKING SURE THAT THIS FINAL CHAPTER IS TO BE PERFECT SO DONT STRESS URSELF OUT  AS FARE AS I KNOW UR GAME STORY IS BETTER THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE WHEN I FIRST SAW IT, WERE ALL PROUD OF HOW MUCH EFFORT U PUT INTO THIS GAME .....so please ounce ur done plz take ur time to relax and make sure to clear ur mind, u need it but what i should be saying is THANK YOU for making a game that i truly love most.

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    11 hours ago, farhantdm556 said:

    JAN U HAVE BEEN WORKING TO HARD MAKING SURE THAT THIS FINAL CHAPTER IS TO BE PERFECT SO DONT STRESS URSELF OUT  AS FARE AS I KNOW UR GAME STORY IS BETTER THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE WHEN I FIRST SAW IT, WERE ALL PROUD OF HOW MUCH EFFORT U PUT INTO THIS GAME .....so please ounce ur done plz take ur time to relax and make sure to clear ur mind, u need it but what i should be saying is THANK YOU for making a game that i truly love most.

    Preach

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    On 1/3/2021 at 5:40 PM, farhantdm556 said:

    JAN U HAVE BEEN WORKING TO HARD MAKING SURE THAT THIS FINAL CHAPTER IS TO BE PERFECT SO DONT STRESS URSELF OUT  AS FARE AS I KNOW UR GAME STORY IS BETTER THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE WHEN I FIRST SAW IT, WERE ALL PROUD OF HOW MUCH EFFORT U PUT INTO THIS GAME .....so please ounce ur done plz take ur time to relax and make sure to clear ur mind, u need it but what i should be saying is THANK YOU for making a game that i truly love most.

    V13 will not be the finale of Rejuvenation, I think you're confusing it with Reborn E19. Rejuvenation will go until V16 or V17.

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    Jan and the team, 

    Make Pokemon great again! 

     

    On a serious note: hella nice update, you seem to burn for the creator/teamleader role, Jan. 

     

    I'm looking forward to dive into the new version.

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    On 1/4/2021 at 7:40 AM, farhantdm556 said:

    JAN U HAVE BEEN WORKING TO HARD MAKING SURE THAT THIS FINAL CHAPTER IS TO BE PERFECT SO DONT STRESS URSELF OUT  AS FARE AS I KNOW UR GAME STORY IS BETTER THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE WHEN I FIRST SAW IT, WERE ALL PROUD OF HOW MUCH EFFORT U PUT INTO THIS GAME .....so please ounce ur done plz take ur time to relax and make sure to clear ur mind, u need it but what i should be saying is THANK YOU for making a game that i truly love most.

    Wait, this is the final chapter? 

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    I just have one teensy tiny little question.

    With gen 8's roster coming up, plus that wild area route plan you've got going on, are the early-to-mid game pokemon encounters gonna be changed/expanded significantly?

     

    Thing is, a few of my favourite mons (and I'm a person who absolutely loves using their favourites) are locked until rather late in the game (Lapras, Aggron and Gardevoir are the three big ones), and given that I've already played V12 long and hard, I was thinking of hacking in my team of favourites for a challenge run (intense diff, set mode itemless), and 100% completion when V13 came out.

     

    But seeing these news I'm having second thoughts; perhaps I should do it now in V12 and play V13 normally, or just forfeit it altogether? If I'll get a better available roster the choice will be easier.

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    23 hours ago, Ravi Kabir said:

    Wait, this is the final chapter? 

    No, it's not.

    Don't remember where I saw it but I believe they plan to go up to version 16 when the game is completed, with the current version being 12.

    Anyone is free to correct me though.

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    On 1/13/2021 at 4:41 PM, ThiroSmash said:

    I just have one teensy tiny little question.

    With gen 8's roster coming up, plus that wild area route plan you've got going on, are the early-to-mid game pokemon encounters gonna be changed/expanded significantly?

     

    Thing is, a few of my favourite mons (and I'm a person who absolutely loves using their favourites) are locked until rather late in the game (Lapras, Aggron and Gardevoir are the three big ones), and given that I've already played V12 long and hard, I was thinking of hacking in my team of favourites for a challenge run (intense diff, set mode itemless), and 100% completion when V13 came out.

     

    But seeing these news I'm having second thoughts; perhaps I should do it now in V12 and play V13 normally, or just forfeit it altogether? If I'll get a better available roster the choice will be easier.

     

    There are quite a good couple of changes throughout the whole game in terms of encounters and event pokemon, though it's mostly additions of Gen 8 in various places. However, as far as I'm aware, Lapras/Aggron/Gardevoir have not changed obtaining methods, and will remain in the same place as they've been obtainable before.

     

    The only pokemon that currently are publicly known to be moved are Rockruff, A-Grimer and Eevee, which will no longer be the reward for the Sheridan help center quest. I don't think I can disclose any further information though, but I wouldn't worry *too* much about drastic changes to encounters!

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  • Old Content:

    #################### | Map Updates (95%)

    #################### | Script Updates (75%)

    #################### | Misc 75%)

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    #################### | Total (82%)

     

    New Content: 

    #################### | Story (80%)

    #################### | Mapping (75%)

    #################### | Scripting (70%)

    #################### | Sidequests (5%)

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    #################### | Total (71%)

     

    Gen 8:

    #################### | Battle Sprites (100%)

    #################### | Moves (100%)

    #################### | Items (100%)

    #################### | Rosters (70%)

    #################### | Encounters (100%)

    #################### | Events (50%)

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    #################### | Total (86%)

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    #################### | V13 Total Completion (80%)

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