So I put a poll out for 2 months before I went on full vacation (I was in burnout/hiatus mode before that). Expectedly the results were heavily skewed towards Anime Character Creator (38 votes). Next was Active Comic Reader (3 votes).
Other (T-ACT Engine), Other (I don’t care), Games, and Learning Monkey (e-book), all had 1 vote.
I’ll respond to each one in a separate paragraph below.
Didn’t expect T-ACT Engine to pop up. I figured everyone had given up on that one, including me. Let me say straight up that I would love to do T-ACT Engine. However, without funds and more experience, there’s no way that project will gain any traction. This is just a blatant fact that I have accepted and hopefully you will as well.
For the “I don’t care” option, you 1 person hit the most ironic choice on the poll. In that you took the time to care about not caring about what I do. Very interesting indeed.
For the games one, yeah, I’d love to do that too. Games burn me the hell out though. I feel like no matter how much I learn I’m still unable to accomplish what I want. Games are a hell of a thing to make. I think with more math knowledge it would benefit me a great deal.
For the learning monkey one, mmmm, no. I put that up before I decided that I’m probably going to move on to another system. Programming games from scratch wouldn’t be a problem if I didn’t have to deal with collision detection and response. I’m horrible at the math for collision and it has burned me out more than 5 times now. So I think I’m done with Monkey.
As for the most common answer, Anime Character Creator, I’m not sure how to go about completing it. I did some really strange stuff in the code and it actually locked me into a bit of a corner about how to do the addons. I didn’t think about that stuff from the start and now it seems very hard to add. I will attempt to finish up, but uh, yeah, I need some time to consider the best route to add addons.
ACR received a surprising 3 votes. This was completely unexpected. I don’t know if people accidentally clicked on it or if those were genuine votes. If they’re genuine, then great. I’m actually interested in working on it at the moment and will proceed to do so (suck it ACC voters :D). As of right now I’m in the process of enhancing it. Audio can be cached and played at will. I’m also in the process of rewriting the same code that ran the prototype but with a different and extendable style. I want to approach ACR in a somewhat robust style of programming that I’ve never tried before. We’ll see how that goes.
So there you have it. That poll was just for me to gauge interest, not to follow strictly. I’ll obviously take into consideration that ACC/2.0 is my most popular project, so not finishing it would be a lousy move on my part. However, that project was originally meant as something for me to learn from, it really wasn’t meant to be my most popular project. That was just pure chance. I was actually hoping Duplicate Tile Finder (DTF), Window Tool, or SPCalc would be more popular. Obviously this was based on my bias for tools that help in modifying and hacking, which is a very strong passion of mine.