Taking Advantage of the Community

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Today, I want to talk about something that really changed how I view RPG Maker.

First of all, RPG Maker is a great program. I don’t just say that because I’m paid to either. I have a long history of using the program long before it even made its way out of Japan. I’ve been using the program since i was a young teen, but it wasn’t until the last five years that I’ve found how much you can enhance your experience with it by taking part in the greater RPG Maker community.

We have several components to our official community. From Facebook, Twitter, and to a lesser extent our blog here. But the place to really, really get involved with the community is our forums, and I’m going to tell you why I think you should join.

1. Tons of Tutorials on Everything

If you’ve never visited our forums tutorial sections, you are really missing out. ALMOST no matter what you want to learn, you can find someone who has written something about it.

From basic beginner tutorials on the maker itself, to advice on how to organize cutscenes or write NPCs, our tutorial section is busting at the seams with knowledge.

2. Tons of Knowledgeable Fans

One of the really cool things about the forums is that there are so many people who know so much about the program. I’ll even admit a good many know way more than I do about it. If you are having trouble, all it takes is a quick trip over to the appropriate support section and ask for help.

3. Tons of Games to Play, and a Place to Get Feedback on your Games

Ever wonder what’s possible with RPG Maker? Look no further than our projects section. Here users put up their in progress and finished games for your perusal. Its also a good place to get advice on your own games. Who knows? Maybe you will become the next star maker in the RM Community!

4. Tons of Resources and Scripts

Another thing our fans are good at is producing content. Tons and tons of content. You can find scripts to do almost anything, and an abundance of facesets, battlers, and tiles to help you make your game exactly what you want. And the best part? If you don’t see what you like, you can even try and find someone to make what you need.

5. Tons of Inspiration and Comradarie.

Ever just need to bounce an idea off someone? Or check out discussions on what people think of different gameplay features? Our forums are the place to do it. And along the way, you can make friends with like minded creators, maybe even finding people who can help you make your dream game a reality.

There are dozens of other reasons to join our forums, and I really hope to see you there. I’ve always felt the community turned RPG Maker from good to excellent. And I want you to be there to contribute to that excellence!

4 comments… add one

  • shytende November 21, 2012, 4:00 am

    I haven’t a lot of time right here, but I should take more time in the Tutorials section.
    Always really informative.
    But now, I’ll have to change some things in my project.

  • Dan November 21, 2012, 7:20 am

    Nice post .. just thought I’d mention that “dearth” means the opposite of what you intend, i.e. a lack of something, not an abundance.

  • julian lai May 6, 2013, 6:34 pm

    thanks didn’t know that rpg maker had sooooo much things. Will check a few of them out. Thanks :)

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