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Mass Effect: Have You Hugged Your Toaster Today?

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  • HullisHullis Registered User regular
    Taky, I'm newish around here, so do you mind giving me the rundown on the stuff you wrote? Very impressed with ME2 so far.

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    Hullis wrote:
    Taky, I'm newish around here, so do you mind giving me the rundown on the stuff you wrote? Very impressed with ME2 so far.

    Well, he did Mordin, Garrus's shipboard conversation in ME2, Tali in ME2, Miranda outside the main plot, and a lot of miscellaneous stuff.

    Including Shadow Broker.

  • HullisHullis Registered User regular
    Tali rules so that's good, mordin is awesome, garrus is awesome

    miranda, well

    I mean

    you did the best with what you have?

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    And he's the one that did "Big stupid jellyfish"

    His greatest contribution to the arts.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    takyris wrote:
    According to my wife, I already do speak like Mordin when I get excited about something.

    TLB, I would say that some of those choices kinda screw you, but honestly, they result in you getting to shoot more people a lot of the time, so... win-win?

    yesss

    I an pro shoot first what the fuck's a question

  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    y'all need to stop all this miranda hatin'

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    y'all need to stop all this miranda hatin'

    Worrrd.

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    y'all need to stop all this miranda hatin'

    this is just your love of chuck talking, isn't it

  • HullisHullis Registered User regular
    Miranda can stay the fuck up on her high horse far away from me

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  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    Antimatter wrote:
    y'all need to stop all this miranda hatin'

    this is just your love of chuck talking, isn't it

    full disclosure

    that's part of it

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  • HullisHullis Registered User regular
    Same with me and hackett

    Love aliens

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  • takyristakyris Registered User regular
    I should get it on a hotkey or something.

    Here, going by Wiki names for shit.

    ME1:
    Mostly just side plots. I'd say that if any planet is "mine", it's Feros, as the main writer for Feros was off the project by the time I came on (mostly to help out while another writer recovered from a back injury). I didn't write much of Feros, but I revised and touched up a lot of it, so some stuff in there is mine. Beyond that:
    Spoiler:

    At the time, that seemed like a lot.

    ME2:
    I was on ME2 for most of its development -- not all, as I was on a project that got canned and came on in time to do writing, but not all the planning. I also finally got to write followers.
    Spoiler:

    Dox the PI wrote:
    takyris, Greek God of blowing shit up.
  • takyristakyris Registered User regular
    Hullis wrote:
    Tali rules so that's good, mordin is awesome, garrus is awesome

    miranda, well

    I mean

    you did the best with what you have?

    As Luke (the first BioWare writer, who is still there) once said, there's a pretty good chance I wrote someone you like and someone you hate.

    Dox the PI wrote:
    takyris, Greek God of blowing shit up.
  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    Wait. Wait. Wait.

    Toombs AND all the elevator conversations AND Darius AND Emily Wong?

    Wow. Every time I hear what you did, I find a little more of everything I like in Mass Effect is your fault.

  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    chiasaur11 wrote:
    Wait. Wait. Wait.

    Toombs AND all the elevator conversations AND Darius AND Emily Wong?

    Wow. Every time I hear what you did, I find a little more of everything I like in Mass Effect is your fault.

    This is pretty much how I'm feeling, too.

  • -Tal-Tal I'm just not there Life's just not fairRegistered User regular
    Darius was a feat, even compared to his cousin Burning Krogan

    if only there were interrupts in ME1

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  • takyristakyris Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote:
    Darius was a feat, even compared to his cousin Burning Krogan

    if only there were interrupts in ME1

    I think Darius -- LORD Darius -- may be part of the reason Interrupts were made.

    "Why, yes, I WOULD like to shoot that guy. Thank you for asking!"

    Dox the PI wrote:
    takyris, Greek God of blowing shit up.
  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    And he's the one that did "Big stupid jellyfish"

    His greatest contribution to the arts.

    Here Lies Taky

    He Wrote "Big Stupid Jellyfish"

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2012
    TrippyJing wrote:
    And he's the one that did "Big stupid jellyfish"

    His greatest contribution to the arts.

    Here Lies Taky

    He Wrote "Big Stupid Jellyfish"

    Beneath Heaven Above Hell
    He Born Not from Shell
    Continence of the Fen
    Mind Which Cannot Ken
    What Zephyr Weather Not
    What Fyre Burn Not
    Centurion of the Ocean
    INTERRUPT: Massive Explosion

    Takyris - He was loved; then misquoted.

    Munkus Beaver on
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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    Ad astra wrote:
    takyris wrote:
    We were talking at lunch today. It's amazing to look at Mass 2 and see how relatively few impacts the previous game had. In ME3, you can look at every non-N7 mission in the game and see a not-inconsiderable difference based on some choices. The presence or absence of a character, even if that character is "just" presented through two or three conversations and a bunch of ambients as they help you out, can change the entire feeling of a mission.

    Hopefully it ends up being worth it.

    Taky, do you delight in torturing us?




    Ugh, hurry up and get here March!

    I think we all know the answer to that question

    History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    y'all need to stop all this miranda hatin'

    I don't hate her, I just think she's silly. Her father issues I can understand, but her problem with being "perfect" doesn't really do it for me. I always imagine my Shep just sort of humouring her whenever she mentions it because honestly a lot of people have a lot of weird hang-ups so I don't hold it against her.

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  • -Tal-Tal I'm just not there Life's just not fairRegistered User regular
    You know, sometimes even Shepard gets tired of winning all the time

    sometimes she just needs to fail, you know?

    that's what the suicide mission is for

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    takyris wrote:
    I should get it on a hotkey or something.

    Here, going by Wiki names for shit.

    ME1:
    Mostly just side plots. I'd say that if any planet is "mine", it's Feros, as the main writer for Feros was off the project by the time I came on (mostly to help out while another writer recovered from a back injury). I didn't write much of Feros, but I revised and touched up a lot of it, so some stuff in there is mine. Beyond that:
    Spoiler:

    At the time, that seemed like a lot.

    ME2:
    I was on ME2 for most of its development -- not all, as I was on a project that got canned and came on in time to do writing, but not all the planning. I also finally got to write followers.
    Spoiler:

    So taky, this means you are responsible for deciding that when Miranda wanted to bang she wears white and not black?

  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote:
    You know, sometimes even Shepard gets tired of winning all the time

    sometimes she just needs to fail, you know?

    that's what the suicide mission is for

    This explains your decisions so well.

    evilthecat wrote: »
    "Bioware I want to suck on your teets of gamingness".

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    I banged Miranda on this playthrough

    feels good man

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    Spectre-x wrote:
    y'all need to stop all this miranda hatin'

    I don't hate her, I just think she's silly. Her father issues I can understand, but her problem with being "perfect" doesn't really do it for me. I always imagine my Shep just sort of humouring her whenever she mentions it because honestly a lot of people have a lot of weird hang-ups so I don't hold it against her.

    I feel about Miranda the same way I feel about Morinth in Dragon Age. Sort of bitchy super-hotty with knockin' tits and otherwise not very much interesting going on. The father issues are sort of mentioned, but since Miranda just follows behind Shep all day her issues are never given a chance to actually affect how she behaves. Contrast that with say, Shep, who's background deeply affects his decision-making process (or at least the fans' interpretation of it, as we can see in the last page or so of players' background choices).

    One of my favorite moments in all of ME2 was just when Tali mentions that if she's convicted she'll be exiled from the fleet. Tali and the Quarians had been really well characterized and I immediately responded, "Oh, shit!" I immediately wanted to help out Tali and knew just how serious a sentence that would be for her. It was far more emotionally compelling than actually saving the galaxy, which anyone who's ever played an RPG has already done about a dozen times over.
    chiasaur11 wrote:
    Wait. Wait. Wait.

    Toombs AND all the elevator conversations AND Darius AND Emily Wong?

    Wow. Every time I hear what you did, I find a little more of everything I like in Mass Effect is your fault.

    Normally I sort of roll my eyes at all of those "how to get into the industry" panels at Pax.

    But whenever taky starts talking about his job writing I'm just green with envy.
    Maybe if we eat him we can absorb his powers? Worth a shot at least...

    Kana on
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  • takyristakyris Registered User regular
    Jesus, you guys.

    Now I gotta find a place to put that poem on a plaque and shit.

    Dox the PI wrote:
    takyris, Greek God of blowing shit up.
  • Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous WALK 3X FASTER New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    Christ. I really need to stop thinking of you as "the guy who wrote that quest that actually wasn't pro-choice/pro-life allegory at all."

    Because you're responsible for a good portion of what I like about those games.

    I also need to stop starting with the default assumption that whenever someone in the industry posts on PA, they're going to be asset guy responsible for the rock mesh on level 3. Because I totally did that with Vsove too, and probably a few other forumers (like Nevs).

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  • HullisHullis Registered User regular
    @Houk is my favorite industry guy on the forums because he translated my favorite robot anime dating sim

    and did a good job!

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    Christ. I really need to stop thinking of you as "the guy who wrote that quest that actually wasn't pro-choice/pro-life allegory at all."

    Because you're responsible for a good portion of what I like about those games.

    I also need to stop starting with the default assumption that whenever someone in the industry posts on PA, they're going to be asset guy responsible for the rock mesh on level 3. Because I totally did that with Vsove too, and probably a few other forumers (like Nevs).

    First thing I knew about Taky was he did that sidequest.

    And that he was sorry it sucked, and it was his fault, and he had a very good explanation how it happened, but would try to do better in the future.

    It was an admirable degree of frankness, and the small matter of the quest sucking was minor in comparison. Then in Mass Effect 2 he wrote the same two people debating over another minor thing and ending the conversation with "Maybe we should ask complete strangers what they think."

    Taky is excellent.

  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    Wait Taky if I'm reading that correctly this means you wrote the Nerve stim conversation.


    Dude that made me feel like a pervert.

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  • Dox the PIDox the PI Registered User regular
    taky started the Quad thing right?

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Taky wrote Mordin's loyalty mission, which is the gold standard in video game moral choices. I mentioned as much in a thread and taky went "I wrote that" and I went "Gat damn"

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    That rock mesh on level 3 was masterful and you need to recognize

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    Taky wrote Mordin's loyalty mission, which is the gold standard in video game moral choices. I mentioned as much in a thread and taky went "I wrote that" and I went "Gat damn"

    The little talks you have along the way during the second half of that mission are probably my favorite bits of dialogue in the game

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    Hey what did you guys do on that quest anyway
    Spoiler:

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Grey Ghost wrote:
    Hey what did you guys do on that quest anyway
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    Bold, sir, very bold

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    Spoiler:

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    Also, I am really looking forward to getting back to ME once 3 drops.

    Skyrim's been fun, but the sense of moral ambiguity permeating the game is just really depressing.

    I miss being able to punch reporters in the face just for the fun of it, as opposed to serving the agenda of some malevolent force.

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