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Codex Interview RPG Codex Interview: Chris Avellone on Pillars Cut Content, Game Development Hierarchies and More

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. Ismaul Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech A Beautifully Desolate Campaign
    I got an idea for his company name, given his success as a stretch goal: Aveloan Games.
     
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  3. Think big! Smoking Dicks

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    How about Chris Avellone's Giant Horsecock?
     
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  4. Cross Savant

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    I'm sure they'll appreciate reading this then. :lol:

    How does he not know how hard T:ToN bombed? Or was this part of the interview done before it came out?

    :whatisfun:

    So much for that highly touted freedom from publishers that they said would allow them to explore mature subject matter.

    https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012...all-star-effort-to-revive-the-classic-pc-rpg/
     
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  5. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    Codex 2012 MCA Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2
    I was reading the comic "Hawkwood, as in the actual Sir John Hawkwood, captain of the mercenary band White Company. And in one chapter the company loots a French village for provisions. While looting, they naturally rape the women. The main protagonist casually strolls by the street whilst his soldiers are having their bit of fun.

    The comic didn't stop to lecture the reader about how wrong this is, the rapists didn't get punished and Hawkwood himself didn't give a damn. Men were killed, women were raped and the villagers probably all starved. Company rode on and got rewarded for their efforts.

    Could you ever imagine something like that happening in a fantasy RPG? Nobody has the balls.
     
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  6. fobia Learned Patron

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    What can change the nature of a promise?






    A: Nothing! A promise is a promise, get back at those wolves Avellone! :argh:
     
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  7. Junmarko Ravioli di canguro Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Bubbles In Memoria Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
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  8. Sensuki Arcane Cuck

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    Thanks for the interview Fairfax, and thanks for the responses Chris Avellone

    Well worth the read

    wow @ some of the pillars of eternity stuff, esp regarding internal communication :|
     
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  9. Chaotic_Heretic Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Shitposter

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    Does this interview mention why P:E is shit? Who is to blame? Apart from Fearass Cuckheart and Joshua Eric Sawyer, the eternal enemy of fun loving grognards that is.

    Someone give a TL;DR version please


    What did Fairfax say about Sawyer?
     
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  10. Bohr Erudite

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    Interesting interview, thanks. Don't have the autistic stamina to delve back into the old poe threads but it seems some of the speculation going around back then... was in the right ballpark at least.
     
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  11. Prime Junta Arcane

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    Epic interview. This is what makes the Codex great.

    Show Spoiler

    especially the office gossip
     
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  12. you know what time it is Arcane

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    Chris is still my boy, less so after the wolves incident of 2013, but still.
     
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  13. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  14. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    Retard on a forum: It's bad form to hear only one side of an argument
    Sane person: It's an interview
    Retard on a forum: Waaaaah
     
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    :what:

    God, who formatted the transcript? Stevie Wonder, with Ray Charles as additional consultant?
     
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  17. Blakemoreland Hybrid Boss Magister Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Think big! said

    Think big!
     
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  18. Blakemoreland Hybrid Boss Magister Patron

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    Remember that Ubisoft developers trashed Obsidian publically saying that when the game end up in their hands it was not like a South Park game at all and that they had change a lot of stuff. I would include swearing in the middle, that's for sure. Political correctness is a bitch. Or maybe it was just jealousy.
     
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  19. ga♥ Learned

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  20. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    Well in Tyranny you can side with rapists. Fallout: New Vegas too. :M
     
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  21. Septaryeth Savant

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    Fair's fair, maybe MCA did wrote some characters that require too much resources to have their story completely play out.
    But cutting them all down to bare dialogues... and he said he was only told after he finished the task and left?
    Good luck seeing either of Gm or Durance in PoE2 I suppose!
     
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  22. ga♥ Learned

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    Fairfax wish you could ask Chris Avellone how his role as one of the owner/founder of the studio could led to such situations as the one described in the PoE development.
     
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  23. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    He's mentioned elsewhere that he didn't really have much power as an owner/creative director. The smallest big fish.

    Like he mentioned in this interview that Urquhart and Parker went to bat for Sawyer even though they didn't read Avellone's work or necessarily understand what exactly Josh's problem was. That's two owners against him.
     
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  24. ga♥ Learned

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    It seems to me he just didn't want to be a "boss", and the small fish was self-imposed. He could probably "force" his vision... but he decided not to because he's too nice.
    Thats why the appeal for someone to write down a clear hierarchy (someone ELSE, not him).
    I am speculating ofcourse.
     
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    It seems to me he regretted this decision once they start ganging up on him out of petty jealousy.
     
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