- 14 Jan 2018 09:02
I hate to say it, but there's not much of a community *left*, and Pixelmon was not an original idea. It was original execution, but it was, by its very definition, a derivative product.
I'm making my own thing in Minecraft. I've been a server owner and a staff member on and off for six years, and I got the idea when I first started. It's got a stats system like Pokemon (magical and physical types) mixed with the thrill of discovery of games like Skyrim or Zelda - it's an adventure RPG with a focus on avoiding the typical RPG tropes, basically. Or that's the concept, anyway. I liked the idea of hiding something as massive as an underwater temple in survival way back in 1.2.5 when I was staffing, then I gradually got to the point where I wanted to make a world like you'd see in Wynncraft. And I've been building up the spawn on and off since January of last year, with several breaks.
It's been hard, with just a few people, but I've gotten to the point where I'm at least somewhat satisfied with the starting area, at least in terms of terrain, and I've gotten better and faster since I started. And I'm finally applying my Java knowledge and actually developing a dedicated server plugin over the past several weeks, to manage events.
With any luck, you'll hear about that here in a month or two, when we finally release the first beta, after a year of development and six years of conceptual development (I'm reusing and repurposing some assets - only the good ones - from my six years as a staff host and server owner). That's if the marketing is good enough- we'll see what I can manage. I came back here because I was working on a Pixelmon project too, back in 1.10, but I abandoned that when Pixelmon got DMCA'd.
I don't know if you could consider me a part of the community though. I didn't program for Pixelmon because I hadn't started any programming projects yet - it was just something I always told myself I'd do, but never got around to, until late last year. I'd studied programming before then. I started studying Java in early 2015, and I've studied C++, PHP, JS, and a few other things since then, though I'm really sort of a novice.
I don't know. I'm rambling, and very tired.