I wanted to let you know ahead of time that I will be changing the protagonist roster from 4 to 3. Originally I made it 4 so to have to light and two dark skinned characters, but the two option dark skinned characters are two drastically different shades. So now with 3 I have light, medium and dark. In case you were wondering, Edge ( midnitez-remix.deviantart.com/… ) is the one I'm removing. She will still have a role in the game, it just won't be playing as her. So now it will be Moki ( missnips.deviantart.com/art/Fi… ), Nuvo ( badmanbastich.deviantart.com/a… ) and Aloe ( midnitez-remix.deviantart.com/… ).
So along with that and keeping in the theme for a trio, I've decided to let the player choose 3 different trainer classes. Each class determines your starter, your strategy and what category of items you will get rare variations of. And each class will have 2 upgraded levels; you can choose to have a balanced class or have a focused class which will increase the chance of getting rarer items and finding legendary Pokemon that match your initial starter's type. Your options are as follows:
- Fire Type Starter
- Specializes in Physical attacks
- Obtain a pickaxe to mine ore
- Able to Forge new Pokemon equipment
- Water Type Starter
- Specializes in Special attacks
- Obtain knowledge to find hidden treasures
- Able to Craft TM Scrolls and in-battle items
- Grass Type Starter
- Specializes in Status and Support attacks
- Obtain tools to farm wild plants
- Able to Synthesize healing items
I think this will help enhance the strategy of the experience, despite being a small game. It's assumed that there are other trainer classes out there, but these are just known as the most popular I guess. Also, seeing as most of the region is made of water, choosing a powerhouse like a Fighter doesn't mean that would be getting the best class. Likewise choosing a Healer would give you a type advantage for most of the game, but without ways to power yourself up like a Fighter, it sort of balances out. So that's all the info for now, I'll make more updates as I program more things.