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Are these fanfictions from the backers ?

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by tyrannosaurus rex, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    I'm 90% sure they'll go to KS anyway, since it's easy money and can be justified by saying "you're backing to get more content!", just like Shadowrun: HK. Put in a few romance stretch goals and an extra companion or two, and they stand to make a cool mil for little effort.
     
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  2. Why take a single name when you can have them both Arcane Zionist Agent

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    I realized very early that characters with a different colored name were these "reach for his soul" NPCs, so I started ignoring them right after Gilded Vale. I didn't realize they were some backer fan-fiction shit, though.

    If they are as laughable as OP, however, I guess I could find some entertainment out of this crap :lol:
     
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  3. PhantasmaNL Arcane Patron

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    This makes me somewhat cautious for my Torment backer content entry.

    I will make doubly sure it will meet, nay exceed, Codex standards.

    You will know it when you read it.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Awor Szurkrarz Arcane In My Safe Space

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    I realised recently that I seriously hate a lot of the rewards stuff in crowd funding.
     
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  5. Gangrelrumbler Arcane

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    I don't know about the backers but I'd prefer if I was made into a normal NPC questgiver or a named bandit, not some special snowflake with stretched out stories. I mean telling people "remember that bandit that killed you on hard back there? It was me!" is much more satisfying than "Remember that textdump about misunderstood yellow vampire? I wrote this shit".
     
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  6. Durante Learned Patron

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    The backer content is easily the worst part of PoE.

    Luckily it's easy enough to ignore.
     
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  7. Jarpie Arcane Patron

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    Hopefully there's gonna be a mod what replaces them with generic npcs.
     
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  8. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    So anyway -

    I don't think they were written by the backers. Probably outlined and then written by the real writers, or at least heavily heavily edited. The writing style is way too consistent for them to be straight off the word processors of the general public. Actually, they all sound like they were done by the same guy after you read a few.
     
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  9. Mazisky Arbiter

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    The backer NPS texts can be easily modified cause they are located in the game folder.

    Problem is that memorial text files can't be find anywhere? Where are located?
     
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  10. Irenaeus Self-Ejected Patron Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual The Real Fanboy

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    I liked about 80% to 90% of the stories. Read only about 30 so far.
     
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  11. TwinkieGorilla does a good job. Patron

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    Pretty much. This is definitely the most hilarious drawback to a Kickstarted game I've yet seen though! :lol:

    And to think I read like the first 10-15 before it dawned on me....
    Show Spoiler
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  12. Immortal Arcane

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    It's funny because I have seen like 3 actual god touched npc's that -weren't- backer beta narrative dumps.

    However almost all the back beta's are like these robed / armored death / fire / spirit god touched npc's smoking pipes and acting all edgy and cool. I can just picture the lame retards that all tried to be unique designing their NPC's only to have a mod remove them by the end of next month.. :lol:
     
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  13. Irenaeus Self-Ejected Patron Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual The Real Fanboy

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    I like the edgy NPCs, they give charm to the taverns, like the fat guy without fingers smoking a cigar in New Dunryd's Inn.
     
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  14. LizardWizard Arbiter

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    So is there any point to these fucks, quest-wise, besides ignore/murder?
     
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  15. Ulminati Kamelåså! Patron

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    Better than paying 1000 kwabux for a virtual spaceship they'll never fly.
    :troll:
     
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  16. Jools Eater of Apples Patron

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    Well, they just joined the legions of thousands self-published fantasy (and non-fantasy) book authors.

    I checked them all out until I realized/found out what they were, and skipped them from then on.
     
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  17. Chateaubryan Cipher

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    Some of them feel really fanfictional, some of them adds a nice break from the ambiant gloom. I check those occasionnally.
    As zombra said, it's likely they were heavily rewritten by someone at Obsidian.
     
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  18. Wulfstand Prophet

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    The towns would be significantly more empty.

    Unless you mean to just turn them into regular npcs.

    I can't really say I've enjoyed most of that fluff, but then again it's ridiculously easy to just ignore the whole lot thanks to the golden tag attached to their names. I just wish there'd be more npcs with, you know, actually meaningful content/things to say.
     
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  19. MicoSelva Prestigious Gentleman Monstroterratum Furiosum Patron

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    Backer NPCs do not bother me, their stories are at least consistent with the in-game lore (I still ignore them since I have realised what they are, though).

    Also they are killable.

    But those fucking backer memorials full of out-of-place text and internet memes - I hate them. There should be an option to disable those.
     
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  20. Ulminati Kamelåså! Patron

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    Time to make a run where you kill every backer NPC.
     
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  21. Obsequious Approbation Savant

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    Lesbian wizards staring down the patriarchy defiantly (2x), ignoring their "responsibilities" -- very fucking subtle, thank you very much. And I thought those NPCs might become significant, so I checked them all.
     
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  22. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    They would be stupid to not use Kickstarter. Not for the whole game, but like Larian, they could use the funds to improve the game.
     
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  23. nikolokolus Arcane

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    Is the money is necessarily there anymore? Maybe OEI would be an exception because they proved they were capable of delivering the goods, but I wonder if crowdfunding is quite the no-brainer that it might have been over a year ago?

    Personally, I'd prefer it if they weren't beholden to include the kind of half-baked, fan made crap we got in this game; some of it is OK, but 90% of the backer content I've read is puerile, insipid trash.
     
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  24. Morkar illiterate

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    I don't actually mind the stories. They are optional. What annoys me is that the npcs are completely useless. You can't even talk to them and they just stand around without doing anything. They remind me more of a lot of advertising pillars. At least that's consistent with the name of the game.
     
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  25. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    This is the first time in history I've been more excited to see "Commoner" than a named NPC.
     
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