Hi everyone, didn't see this forum when I came here. Wanted to introduce myself.
Name's Sigurður (Siggi), from Iceland. Games are my nr. 1 interest. Love great storylines, character design and such things that keep you wanting to continue. I play various types of games, just not sports games. I miss the good old days where the emphasis was on stories and characters rather than only visual beauty.
Anyways, I have my RPG experience mostly from Final Fantasy. I played FF4 a lot when I was young and I must admit, FF: Mystic Quest has a place in my heart, I know, pretty bad game but one of my first games, it was pretty childish but well, I was a child back then.
I despise the newest FF games, for the love of Odin, how bad can they get?
But enough about that. More about me.
I graduated from the Multimedia School of Iceland and put emphasis on 3d. I'm more into 3d than programming but the little I've done there like editing scripts in RPG Maker has been a lovely time (and frustrating) and I've learnt a lot in a short time.
As I delve into the Maker, I am working on a game, just an old school FF like game. I'm using me and my friends as the characters, me as the protagonist of course (and planning to use Icelandic politicians and bankers as the antagonists, go figure). Mostly, I'm doing it as a humorous thing for my friends. I've completed a sort of an intro chapter and learnt a lot.
I am highly interested in all graphic making and I'm trying to get a hang of the mapping system. Since I'm most proficient in 3ds Max, I'm using that to make tiles. I know, sounds silly, but it's actually very easy to render out 2d images of a plane with different textures to use on different tiles. There's a lot I don't understand yet regarding the tilesets. I'm having some difficulties in replacing tiles in the various Tilesets, well, actually, only the A tilesets, don't understand those tiles like the grass and sand and such that occupy two individual tiles, then some other four that....well, you know what I mean.
Well....anyways. I'm glad to be here. I've posted some topics for help and I really appreciate the answers. Looks like a very nice community here and I hope I'll not leave here yet in an ADHD overload. I just wish this was profitable. I always seem to find ways to pass my time doing something like this......but heck, I like it
Best regards everyone