Multi posting the AMA
New Site is being Launched will have lots of new info and turn arounds.
Qrow's weapon doesnt have a name but they like the fan nickname of Harbinger and accepted it as its name.
Mercury's reasons for fighting with Cinder is not simple and something they plan to explore pretty soon
Writing for Vol 6 Multiple whiteboards. What they need to do, what they want to do, improve/fans asking for, what went over well for vol 5.
Things they thought went over well Spring reveal, ilia's story, Cinder vs Raven Fight.
Things they need to improve on. More Fights with Character weapons and abilities, more attention and meaningful conflict for Ruby, and show dont tell.
They are happy with how Vol 5 looked but they are always looking to improve and refine their skills.
Vol 6 going forward more Show not tell is the big thought going forward.
jaune is on the younger end of his family and we will see soon enough.
I am going to just copy in Miles and Kerry's response here to Jaune self-insert
I'm gonna answer this for Miles actually.
In the first few Volumes, if Jaune was in a scene it was almost always because either Monty or myself wanted him in a scene. From the very beginning, Monty was very big on having that archetype of character be fairly prominent in the show. Miles has always been incredibly hesitant to insert Jaune into scenes, to the point where he's voiced before that he wishes sometimes that he didn't voice him. So, if people want to be mad at someone for Jaune being in scenes, take it out on Monty and I :P
Oh, thanks bud! Haha.
Yeahhh, more or less what Kerry said. I won't lie and say that I didn't have fun getting to do lines in the booth. It's always a pleasure to get to do more acting, especially if it's a character that gets to do more dramatic scenes. But yeah, the accusations that Jaune was a "self-insert" really started to get to me over the years, to the point where I began actively avoiding writing scenes that had him in it.
Now if I was voicing someone like Torchwick or Watts. Bro. Fuckin' rename the show "Teenagers Get their Butts Kicked by Awesome Badguys: The Roman Torchwick Hour of Villainy - Starring, Written, and Directed by Miles 'Loves Playing Villains' Luna"
When asked about swearing Miles responded negatively
Time skips were treated as watch and find out.
Qrow is NOT Ruby's father and they get asked this a LOT she just looks up to him and mimics him.
Kerry's favorite scene to write was Weiss and yang talking in Ep 8
Kerry also said there is in fact Cutscenes but they werent cut per say more pushed and its not something they can talk about but is about a cut character sub plot.
For Miles Ilia and Blake in the alley was his favorite and Jaune flipping out at Cinder.
Vernal is not her name and its one she assumed when she became the Spring Face. She doesnt have a surname
Evernight is the in joke reference to Salem's lair as its always at night but isnt the official name.
They wont talk about vol 6's theme but we will know it.
Each Oz incarnation has its own name
People dont focus on getting more Aura just working on using what they have better but he thinks its possible.
The belladonnas figured out Sienna was dead once it was clear Adam was in charge.
On a question of Passive semblances Kerry said Qrow's isnt always running but does have spikes which are random. He can amplify it during fights which that does use Aura.
Maiden's there is no too young to be a Maiden but roughly around 30 is the cut off point. And that is for BECOMING a Maiden just to be clear since some are confused on that point.
Everything has become too complicated Monty liked to add things for Rule of Cool factor Miles and Kerry's job was to figure out how it fit in the world. And its become really hard to manage now because they were so ambitious.
Ilia is a Lesbian
Winter is 5 to 6 years older than Weiss roughly.
Pilot was suppose to be gay but because of his attitude and death they cut that line off.
Miles says and I quote Qrow is so, totally the Scarecrow that sounds sacrastic to me but take it as you will.
Monty created Raven's weapon and it can be loaded with different Dust blades as she needs for missions.
RWBY does have an end they are flexible about how long it gets there and some plot points but there is an end. But they are willing to explore other areas and timelines if people are still willing to watch.
A lot of its been planned from the start. Vol 3 end Nora and ren's backstory but they are also flexible as new ideas come to them.
Winter was never going to be in Vol 5 as the Short for Weiss was a hint
Miles says their biggest goal is to tell stories people enjoy put more positivity in the world and bring people together.
Kerry was 100% on baord for RWBY from the start and thinks the whole office was as well he says the Red trailer was his favorite thing they made.
There isnt an encyclopedia but Miles thinks that would be great.