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Pillars of Eternity: I updated the FUCK out of the OP, everyone! [Obsidian's New RPG]

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  • DramDram Registered User regular
    I'm excited!

  • CojonesCojones Registered User regular
    If only it went deep enough for all the statue to be visible...

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  • SmrtnikSmrtnik job boli zub Registered User regular
    TeeMan wrote: »
    That's gonna be on hellova dungeon
    Is each of the levels supposed to be as big as Durlag's tower levels?

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  • CojonesCojones Registered User regular
    I don't think they compared the size of each level with those of DT or WK, though I'd imagine that yes, they'd be in the same league as the levels of WK.

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  • DeaderinredDeaderinred Registered User regular
    edited October 2012
    OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY.

    just.. have to wait a few years now.

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  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    TeeMan wrote: »
    That's gonna be on hellova dungeon

    How many did diablo have?

  • BrocksMulletBrocksMullet Into the sunrise, on a jet-ski. Natch.Registered User regular
    C2B wrote: »
    TeeMan wrote: »
    That's gonna be on hellova dungeon

    How many did diablo have?

    16

    I, for one, enjoyed the Mako.

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    Let's do thiSSSS!!???
  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    So when are we getting that survey where we specify our extras?

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  • ArchsorcererArchsorcerer Registered User regular
    edited October 2012
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    An Eladrin or the art of a Dervish?

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  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    edited October 2012

    Brian Menze is probably the most senior artist at Obsidian.

    Not just *an artist*. *Fanboy rage*

    Edit: :)

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    The reason I was vague about the name is because the original headline was something like "Michael Benze" or something so I had no idea what the fuck was going on. See the comments on the article for a little record of Ben's many mistakes.

  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    edited October 2012
    The reason I was vague about the name is because the original headline was something like "Michael Benze" or something so I had no idea what the fuck was going on. See the comments on the article for a little record of Ben's many mistakes.

    Noticed.

    Also, I wasn't serious. ;)

    Edit: I see Menze joined himself in the discussion on the page.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    edited October 2012
    (Awesome) Interview with Avellone. Possible drunk at time of writing. Brings up the hard words. Every answer pure gold.

    http://www.gameranx.com/features/id/10388/article/an-interview-with-chris-avellone-on-project-eternity/
    Spoiler:


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  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    edited October 2012
    Especially highlighting this
    So if I were to implement a romance subplot in Eternity - I wouldn’t. I’d examine interpersonal relationships from another angle and I wouldn’t confine it to love and romance. Maybe I’d explore it after a “loving” relationship crashed and burned, and one or both was killed in the aftermath enough for them to see if it had really been worth it spending the last few years of their physical existence chained to each other in a dance of human misery and/or a plateau of soul-killing compromise. Or maybe I’d explore a veteran’s love affair with his craft of murder and allowing souls to be freed to travel beyond their bleeding shell, or a Cipher’s obsession with plucking the emotions of deep-rooted souls to try and see what makes people attracted to each other beyond their baser instincts and discovers love... specifically, his love of manipulating others. You could build an entire dungeon and quest where he devotes himself to replicating facsimiles of love, reducer a Higher Love to a baser thing and using NPCs he encounters as puppets for his experimentations, turning something supposedly beautiful into something filthy, mechanical, but surrounded by blank-eyed soul-twisted drones echoing all the hollow Disney-like platitudes and fairy tale existence where everyone lives happily ever after.

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    Let me guess, he's divorced.

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    Nope. Dude is just not a fan of the run of the mill love story.

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    Also, the only reason the romance bits in Mask of the Betrayer worked was because George Ziets helped me with them since he was able to describe what love is to me and explain how it works (I almost asked for a PowerPoint presentation). It seems like a messy, complicated process, not unlike a waterbirth. Don’t even get me started on the kissing aspects, which is revolting because people EAT with their mouths. Bleh.

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  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    edited October 2012
    Let me guess, he's divorced.

    Good one. No, he actually has a girlfriend. Was never married AFAIK.

    Also I wouldn't take him too literary in that interview.

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    I agree with him on kissing, though.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
  • jdarksunjdarksun Scion of Chaos Registered User regular
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Nope. Dude is just not a fan of the run of the mill love story.
    That's more than "not a fan", that's almost a freaky level of hate.

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    Sometimes writers like to exaggerate for comic effect. If you take everything Chris Avellone writes as being insight into exactly what he thinks, you're probably going to end up with a fairly warped picture. The same goes for almost any writer.

  • LoveIsUnityLoveIsUnity Registered User regular
    I agree with kissing Chris Avellone.

    I agree.

    Also, weren't you the one responsible for the Chris Avellone/Chris Cornell love affair... thing... a while back?

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
  • AkilaeAkilae Registered User regular
    They are teasing us with that Bayeux Tapestry. I actually do want a game that looks like that!

  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    edited October 2012
    I'll highlight another section:
    Firefly

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    jdarksun wrote: »
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Nope. Dude is just not a fan of the run of the mill love story.
    That's more than "not a fan", that's almost a freaky level of hate.

    If you were assuming absolutely nothing he said was meant to be funny, and thought it was all 100% serious yes.

    But that would be a remarkable failure to grasp tone.

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  • Mild ConfusionMild Confusion Smash All Things Registered User regular
    Please. Kissing is awesome. You guys are just a bunch of haters.

    Also, I'd play the shit out of a Chris Avellone made, Chrono Trigger game.

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  • AnteCantelopeAnteCantelope Registered User regular
    Project Eternity has been described (by Forbes) as a 'roleplaying risotto' rather than a unique dish of its own. What are you doing to give the RPG its unique flavor and ensure that it's more than just a mash-up of other games?

    Did he just ignore that question? I wouldn't blame him, because for fuck's sake, how does forbes think it knows anything about a game that's still in pre-production?

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    "Project Eternity has been described (by Internet trolls) as 'rotten shit from the devil's asshole' rather than a worthwhile contribution to video gaming. What are you doing to make the RPG a fun game and ensure that it isn't worthless?"

  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Project Eternity has been described (by Forbes) as a 'roleplaying risotto' rather than a unique dish of its own. What are you doing to give the RPG its unique flavor and ensure that it's more than just a mash-up of other games?

    Did he just ignore that question? I wouldn't blame him, because for fuck's sake, how does forbes think it knows anything about a game that's still in pre-production?
    Combining these two into one answer since the answer’s one and the same:

    :)

  • Rhan9Rhan9 Registered User regular
    Project Eternity has been described (by Forbes) as a 'roleplaying risotto' rather than a unique dish of its own. What are you doing to give the RPG its unique flavor and ensure that it's more than just a mash-up of other games?

    Did he just ignore that question? I wouldn't blame him, because for fuck's sake, how does forbes think it knows anything about a game that's still in pre-production?

    Incidentally, risotto *is* a unique dish, of which a few variations exist. A fucking great dish at that.
    Obviously Forbes isn't up to standard regarding haute cuisine.

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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    Well, I guess you could construe risotto itself as being a bit of a blank canvas. But, yeah, that analogy doesn't work. Which is surprising because normally comparing games and game consoles to food makes perfect sense.

    That last bit was sarcastic.

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  • jdarksunjdarksun Scion of Chaos Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    I just don't understand the analogy. Risotto is actually pretty difficult to get right, and there's a lot you can do with it.

    You could call Project Eternity a "roleplaying hash", to draw attention to the idea that it's "recooked leftovers".

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  • AnteCantelopeAnteCantelope Registered User regular
    Project Eternity has been described as a Unicorn Sandwich, in that nobody's seen it, made it, or eaten it yet, but I have strong opinions on it already, dammit

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Austin, TXRegistered User regular
  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Because I was bored. Your guide to stalking Obsidian

    Part I Twitter

    Obsidian Twitter Account list

    Obsidian (Offical Company Twitter)

    https://twitter.com/Obsidian

    Feargus Urguhart (CEO, Founder of Black Isle and Obsidian)

    https://twitter.com/Feargus

    Darren Monohan (CIO. Programmed Installers at Black Isle, Obsidian founder)

    https://twitter.com/darrenmonahan/

    Chris Jones (CTO, Programmer on the original Fallout and Arcanum, Obsidian Founder)

    https://twitter.com/_cjones_

    Chris Avellone (CCO, You know what, Founder of Obsidian)

    https://twitter.com/ChrisAvellone

    J.E Sawyer (Project Director on Eternity, Icewind Dale, the original (cancelled) Baldur's Gate III and Fallout 3, New Vegas)

    https://twitter.com/jesawyer

    Adam Brennecke (Project Manager/Director on Eternity, Programmer and first intern at Obsidian who worked on nearly all games except AP and South Park)

    https://twitter.com/adam_brennecke

    Rob Nesler (Art Director on Eternity, Company Art Director at Interplay, Art Director on Enter the Matrix and Hunted: Demon's Forge)

    https://twitter.com/NeslerRob

    George Ziets (Writer on Eternity, designer on LOTRO, NWN Act 2, Lead Writer on MOTB)

    https://twitter.com/gziets

    Eric Fenstermaker (Lead Creative Designer on South Park, Act 2 on NWN2, Area Design, Writing and Spirit Meter on MOTB, Vault 11 on F:NV among other things)(Hilarious Twitter)

    https://twitter.com/TheEFenster

    Brian Menze (Lead Artist on South Park, long-time Obsidian and BIS employee (drew most of the Vault Boy pictures so far))

    https://twitter.com/brianmenze

    Alvin Nelson (Associate Producer, currently on the cutscene team for South Park)

    https://twitter.com/AlvinNelson07

    Jay Fong (Senior/Lead Programmer, BG:DAII at BIS and KOTOR2 and AP at Obsidian)

    https://twitter.com/jayfong

    Bree Maldonado (Level Artist, Intern on DSIII, left after the cancellation and now fully hired back)

    https://twitter.com/bree3

    Mikey Dowling (Audio/Dialouge Producer, currently on South Park, wrote the *Begin Again* lyrics in Dead Money and OWB, has shitloads of voice actor friends, married as of a month ago to Stephanie DeBrule.

    https://twitter.com/MikeyDowling

    Stephanie DeBrule (Artist/Animator, Portofolio: http://www.splendidsteph.com/Welcome.html, was the singer of the *Begin Again* song, married to Mikey)

    https://twitter.com/SplendidSteph

    Paul Fish (Artist, Portofolio: http://paulfish3d.com/)

    https://twitter.com/CrackR0ckSteady

    Charles Staples (Senior Designer, Fallout: New Vegas DLC's)

    https://twitter.com/cestaples

    Roby Atadero (Gameplay Programmer)

    https://twitter.com/RobyAtadero

    Mitch Loidolt (Artist)

    https://twitter.com/mitchloidolt

    Joseph Bullock (Designer)

    https://twitter.com/Bryagh

    Sean Dunny (Enviroment Artist)

    https://twitter.com/eatenbybats

    John Perez (Artist)

    https://twitter.com/johnjoeyperez

    Brian Heins (Senior Designer on South Park

    https://twitter.com/bheins78

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