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Eternity AVOWED - Obsidian's Skyrim clone set in the Pillars of Eternity setting

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by Infinitron, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. Brotherman Bill Arcane Sad Loser

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    Regarding marketing:
    After Obsidian was aquired by Microsoft, they released Outer Worlds. Which sucked massively.
    But it sold well, and reviewed well. So it seems Microsoft does do the marketing for Obsidian.

    However, Obsidian seems to use this breathing space to lower their ambitions, for some reason. They have fired all their good writers and hired bland SJWs in their place. So tbh Obsidian will now be a knock-off Bethesda.
     
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  2. TheDiceMustRoll Game Analist

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    who was fired? Chris? Didnt he - by his own admission - quit?
     
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  3. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    josh was fired from the pillars of eternity franchise rip
     
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  4. S.torch Savant

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    The initial expectation around the game had little to do with Microsoft.
     
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  5. Brotherman Bill Arcane Sad Loser

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    Well, tbh I don't know if they were fired or quit. But results speak for themselves. PoE2 had extremely crap story, in spite of being the type of game where we should've been able to expect a good story. They let Carrie Patel be head writer or something, ffs.
     
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  6. freygeist87 Educated Zionist Agent

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    Is she also involved in this project, does anyone know?
     
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  7. Flying Dutchman Learned

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    I thought she was heading up the 2nd TOW DLC and got brought in to "fix" the writing and take charge of the writing from Kate D. in DLC1.

    Might be on something else, but if so, avoiding it.
     
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  8. Flou Arbiter

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    She lead the 1st DLC. Starks is leading the 2nd one. Patel's current position is unknown.
     
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  9. Flying Dutchman Learned

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    Except for the who-cares tabletop version, he probably quit PoE.

    If what people here said is true, it probably only required him swallowing Feargus's full shaft down to the groin, cupping his slam-dunk basketballs in his hand, and holding back his tears as his trembling mouth firmly encircled Feargus' cock for a few minutes to buy his freedom. If that.
     
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  10. TheDiceMustRoll Game Analist

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    lmao he probably just got bored and wanted to work on something else. ya'll realize he worked on pillars nonstop from 2012-2018 right? That's a chunk of his life right there
     
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  11. Flying Dutchman Learned

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    Guess it's a sign if he got as bored as the players did.

    Pillars wasn't "inflicted" on Sawyer, he made it what it was.
     
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  12. Sergiu64 Arcane Sad Loser

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    I'm Ridin' with Biden I'm Ridin' with Biden
    Don't think the story was Deadfire's problem. It's just too easy - unless you play, on artificially inflated enemy stats.
     
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  13. Luckmann Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Both. Definitely both.
     
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  14. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    Hypothetically, can Obsidian now use Creation for Avowed? Sawyer always praised Bethesda's tools for being the best Obsidian used or something like that.
     
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  15. Harry Easter Self-Ejected

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    There's a scary thought.

    Any news or romours? I have googled the game and haven't found anything new on the official channels.
     
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  16. Butter Arcane

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    Game is probably in development hell with a lead who doesn't know what he wants.
     
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  17. Flying Dutchman Learned

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    Obsidian is the gift that keeps on giving.

    Apparently:

    - Chris Parker and Feargus Slam Dunkulus got into a huge falling out over Avowed, guess it wasn't going great
    - ...in front of the studio so everyone got to see it...
    - ...after this, Parker gets yanked off Avowed (!).
    - Bobby Null (lead designer?) also gets yanked off Avowed.
    - Art Directors switch to someone else, not sure who.
    - Not sure who new art, lead designer, and project director except the new project director and lead designer is "not Sawyer."

    Not a good sign. Wow, what a clusterfuck.

    Before you ask for citations, I got multiple citations on this info, but still happy to get more confirmation and any details I missed (kinda hoping someone here also can independently confirm this if they have access to Obsidian gossips and complainers/worriers).
     
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  18. yes plz Arcane Patron

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    Wow, the development of an Obsidian game being a clusterfuck? What a surprise.
     
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  19. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Why does the Obsidian headquarters look more like a teenage sorority than a game dev studio?
     
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  20. Gordian Nutt Educated

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    Can confirm some rumors on Avowed...

    None of these people are fired, just moved around

    Parker gone from Avowed, replaced with Patel ughhhhhh
    Bobby Null gone from Avowed
    Art directors definitely switched, don't know old one or new one

    I did not hear about a specific fight but these are big changes
    No one talking about it seemed to think these changes were for a good reason, sounds like something bad happened

    Extra confirmaton would be good
     
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  21. Briar Diem Obsidian Entertainment Developer

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    Pattel is the new director. Matt Hansen is the new art director. Bobby Null wasn't the lead designer on this project, he was the creative director. There is no replacement for him so far.
     
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  22. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    can confirm some rumors
    obsidian is full of ugly women that can't write or design games for shit
     
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  23. Quillon Magister

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    :roll::roll::roll::roll::roll: hope MS shuts the studio down lmao

    they don't need to fund the surface-level clones now that they have bethesda
     
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  24. Wunderbar Arcane

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    Roguey why are you giving those rumours a parrot instead of citation needed? Do you know anything?
     
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  25. Ismaul Thought Criminal #3333 Patron

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    This is the reason, I bet:
    Roguey likely thinks Flying Dutchman is trolling by giving info that cannot be verified.
     
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