Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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Interview Chris Avellone on lessons learned and future plans at RPGamer

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Sep 10, 2017.

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    I wanted to remind myself of its level of abrasiveness and compare them, but no such luck. Was it moved again or did it actually get taken down? 'Cuz dem links don't work.
     
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    They relaunched their site and changed everything, fixed
     
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    I don't really like Chris Avellone; still support his butthurt against obsidian.

    And I do hope Obsidian crashes and burns. The sooner the better.
     
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    On the one hand I can understand how people fall out with other people, or disagree with the management, and feel like they can't change anything - and so they leave. I can sympathise with Chris on that.

    On the other, I don't get why he is still complaining so much about Obsidian. It's not as if Obsidian can take it - their existence still hangs in the balance just like it has always done. He will just end up hurting the developers there and the fans who like Obsidian RPGs.
     
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    Holey shit, is it 2 years already since? I thought it was like this year or something.
     
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    And good fucking riddance.

    Obsidian is such a whoring and balls less game dev studio with its insidious ways; it should die already.
     
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    I always wonder what kind of self-loathing a person must be suffering when they wish other people circumstances like failure and unemployment simply because they didn't get what they wanted from them. It's more understandable when companies engage in business practices that erode the entire culture of gaming, but to wish a company to go out of existence simply because they under-perform to your taste? Try hard edginess.
     
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    Unemployment? In gamedev? Lol.
     
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    Jessica Edge looks hot, there's no way she and Feargus were born from the same parents. I'd check the milkman.
     
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    This. So much this.

    I see so many try hard newfags come here and try to prove their Kodex Kredentials by wishing death on the infidel, death on Obsidian, whatever. It is so boring. So shit.

    Back in the day Codexers would be like "Meh, Obsidian. I didn't like NWN2 or KOTOR 2 but they aren't Bethesda so they're ok."

    MotB, New Vegas and Alpha Brotocol won them plaudits here and rightly so. Then Pillars of Eternity came out and we got an influx of absolute retards.

    It's like these assholes want Bethesda and Bioware to be the only major RPG studios in the industry.
     
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    No, I think they want all major RPG studios to burn. And rightly so. Obshitian included.
     
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    Industry sure as hell seems to have been keen on that during the last console generation by effectively splitting into AAAs and indie shovelware. Which tells you when this new influx of gamers got into the hobby. Thankfully, we're seeing a revival of the mid-budget market.
     
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    They? You are part of them newfag.
     
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    wishing death on Bethesda is totally warranted though. they're responsible for the decade long decline in RPG making.

    Oblivion did more to hurt the genre and the market than any game, any studio, any publisher will ever do ever again.

    on a funnier less serious note I remember back in the VD days that VD once banned someone for wishing a meteor would strike in Bethesda HQ, because MrSmileyFaceDude took the post as a literal death threat to his person and family and started whining about codexers.
     
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    Yeah... I remember those days.

    Beth is shit, and I've been routinely let down by Obsidian games, so I don't know which is worse. Probably Beth because of the rape of Fallout.

    Can someone post a vid of that movie with Jody foster pleasing those guys and replace the faces with Todd & co. and Vaultboy?
     
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    I can't really think of any long-term effect Oblivion had when it came to publisher line-of-thought. No one commissioned a bunch of Oblivion clones, and in fact one of the best console wrpgs uses its engine.
     
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    I rate this post Deus Vult, although for some reason i can't :(
     
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    CD Projekt RED is a bigger player than BioWare these day, btw. And rightfully so, since BioWare games have been terrible for almost a decade now.
     
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    I don't usually say "I fixed it for you", but I fixed it for you. :M
     
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    Yep, this is basically true. He's attributing to Oblivion what games like KOTOR and Mass Effect did. It was Skyrim that had a massive impact, but by that point there was no oldschool RPG genre left to kill.
     
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    So have cpr games. Last good one was TW1, after that they went dick deep into cinematic storytelling combined with twitch popamole action combat (or in short a rolling simulator)
     
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    Codex 2014 Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong A Beautifully Desolate Campaign
    Funnily enough, every BioWare game I have played, I have finished. Can't really say the same for any other company (except Blizzard I guess, if you do not count difficulty levels in Diablo etc).

    Finished TW1 and TW2 multiple times too, although that's like 2 games vs several.
     
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    TW3 has like 3 cutscenes in the entire game. What the fuck are you talking about?
     
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    So what, is dialogue cutscenes now? Because if so, I have some news about PS:T for you.
     
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