Hey guys. I know Eternal Bond seems to be basically vaporware at this point due to my own inactivity. Mostly this is just because I’ve got lots of things going on in real life which keep me busy. I love doing these things but they’ve left me with no time to work on little projects like this.
I’ve come to the unfortunate realisation that it’s simply impossible to finish this project on my own. I don’t have the time anymore and the hacking landscape has changed so dramatically in the last year that I’m pretty much forced to start over again (again). My biggest problem is that it is terribly difficult to code, sprite and write all on a chapter-by-chapter basis. But uh, writing 24 chapters of content without seeing anything in action is an even more daunting task.
Therefore, I’m looking to put together a “dev team” for EB, with writing being the first step. This is would by primarily on a voluntary basis, although compensation isn’t out of the question. The idea would be to have a finished, polished script that has been parsed by an entire team, which would then mean that coding and graphics could be left to another team. That being said, a lot of graphics have been finished and assembled over the years.
I worked with another writer recently who workshopped some aspects of my story for me and I found the process thoroughly enjoyable. Said writer has gone AWOL but it did give me a lot of faith in the process itself.
So what would you need to do? As much as you want to. Write one chapter, write a few chapters, write the whole thing, proofread it, add ideas, worldbuilding - you name it. I think it’d be really fun to see what kind of ideas other people can come up with, and it’s loooonely writing on your own. I did have substantial progress on the hacking & writing fronts. You can see a (now very outdated) video of that here.
I hope I’ve built up enough credibility over the years to be asking for this kind of thing. I don’t really know a lot of the new users anymore, but I’ve done bit of music hacking work over the years, and I was also assistant translator for the FE12 English patch, which I think speaks to my commitment to the community.
So, uh, is anyone interested in helping out?