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Interview Feargie answers some questions at HomeLAN Fed

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Saint_Proverbius, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. Saint_Proverbius Arcane Patron

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    <A href="http://www.homelanfed.com">HomeLAN Fed</a> has an <a href="http://www.homelanfed.com/index.php?id=17168">interview</a> with <b>Feargus Urquhart</b> about his new company with the same old twist, <a href="http://www.obsidianent.com">Obsidiant Entertainment</a>. Here's a bit on why a deal with <A href="http://www.bioware.com">BioWare</a> would be a <i>SLAM DUNK</i>, in his opinion:
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    <blockquote><b>HomeLAN</b> - Why did Obsidian Entertainment wish to ally themselves with BioWare?
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    <b>Feargus Urquhart</b> - What Bioware and Obsidian like about working together is that we have known each other for coming up on ten years and we have built up a lot of trust and respect. I think our talents really complimented each other.</blockquote>
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    How exactly did <A href="http://www.bioware.com">BioWare</a> compliment <a href="http://www.interplay.com">Interplay</a> and <a href="http://www.blackisle.com">Black Isle</a>? On the one hand, you have <a href="http://www.bioware.com">BioWare</a> running way, way over schedule with <A href="Http://nwn.bioware.com">Neverwinter Nights</A>, sucking down what little money <a href="http://www.interplay.com">Interplay</a> had. On the other hand, you have <a href="Http://www.blackisle.com">Black Isle</a> clinging to a severely limited engine for way too long, hoping to milk it for all it's worth, and ultimately producing one final flop with that engine at a time when they really needed an infusion of innovation and <i>cold, hard cash</i>.
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    Thanks, <b>Dan</b>!
     
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  2. Voss Erudite

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    Wow, you really don't need to read between the lines that much to see the bitterness toward Interplay. Thats the most non-PC PC answer I've seen in a while.

    And OK, great that he's got his own studio now. But when someone chooses to leave their current job to start up a business, you can't play the poor independent studio card to much, or it sounds like whining.
     
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  3. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Interesting. Though he is no Cain, I'd be interested in seeing what he has to offer.
     
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  4. Briosafreak Augur

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    MWWAHAHAHAHAHA


    ...i couldn`t believe my eyes reading that...
     
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  5. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    How could Obsidian build up respect with anyone. for ten years/ They were just created this year... :?
     
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  6. Killzig Cipher Patron

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    Because the entire staff is ex-BIS?
     
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  7. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    Last i chcked BIS is NOT Obsidian. Please try again. Not to mention, BIS and BIo didn't even have close to a 10 year relationship - more like 5.
     
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  8. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Hell, then what is Feargie talkin about? Maybe he's known the guys over at Bio for that long somehow?
     
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  9. Spazmo Erudite

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    Volourn, you chucklehead. At the core, Obsidian is composed of five people from BIS: Feargus, MCA, another one of the Chrises and two other guys who I can't remember. These are the people Bioware had been working with when they worked with BIS. Now, I know Bioware is dirt stupid, but I don't think they really need great big "BLACK ISLE STUDIOS" nametags to remember that Feargus is Feargus and MCA is MCA.
     
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  10. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Volourn is known for his very conservative position on "company" definition. Every time somebody mentions Troika and Fallout in one sentence, Volourn is here to correct the mistake. He must be a lawyer or something :lol:
     
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  11. Killzig Cipher Patron

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    LAST I CHECKED the entirety of Obsidian are former BIS mainstays. AKA The people dealing directly with Bioware whenever they worked with BIS. Not only that, people are leaving BIS in large quantities for Obsidian Entertainment. It's gotten so bad that IPLY has been forced to blackball all communications coming from the obsidianent.com domain.
     
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  12. Jed Cipher

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    Volourn also likes to go around spouting off how Troika has only "one person that worked on Fallout..."
     
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  13. Psilon Erudite

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    You realize that eventually Interplay will blacklist every incoming message not dealing with herbal Viagra, penis enlargement, and mortgage refinancing, right?
     
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  14. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    Wrong, XDEJDX. Three. Tim Cain, and 2 graphic designers working on TOEE worked on Fallout. P,ease get facts straight.

    Sorry, but I'm worried if you think I'm being anal about this; but Obsidian has not worked with Bio for 10 years. To say they have is to dispute the known fact that Obsidian only came into existence this year. It is true, that people who run Obsidian do have experience working with Bioware. State that, and you stateth the truth otherwise it's baloney.

    I think VD got it right. I ahve a very cosnervative definition of a company. People shoudld raw they broadly. It's silly. As for me being a lawyer? No.
     
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  15. Greenskin13 Erudite

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    Geez, Spazmo. Way to embarass Chris Parker, Darren Monahan, and Chris Jones. Those poor guys are probably shattred that Fearg and Avellone get all the attention.
     
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  16. Seven Erudite

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    You've gotta be kinding, even you can't be this spaced out. BTW, there are more than 3 people who worked on FO working for Troika.

    And since you're being so "anal" you'll have to note that Feargus says "we have known each other for coming up on ten years and we have built up a lot of trust and respect"; he does not not explicitly state that Obsidian has been around for 10 years nor does he state that Obsidian as a dev house has worked with BIO for ten years. It's quite clear to most literate people familiar with BIO's relationship to BIS staffers/exstaffers that Feargus (for all of his faults) is referring to personal relationships and not the age of his dev house.
     
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  17. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    Someone needs to read properly. I didn't say only 3 FOers work at Troika. I said only 3 former FOers worked on TOEE. That's a big difference. Please don't put words in my mouth.
     
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  18. Seven Erudite

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    Xjedx wrote :
    You respond with:
    Now from this any sane person would draw the conclusion that you've assumed that troika only has 3 who worked on FO. Look, either you don't know how to convey your ideas properly, you enjoy contradicting yourself, or maybe you assume that I won't read your previous posts thereby allowing you to spout any nonsense you want, which one is it?
     
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  19. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    Huh? I speciifclaly stated that 3 former people who worke don Fallout worked on TOEE. Accoridng to Troika's site that is a fact. You do realize that Troika has 2 different teams. I only checked on who was working on TOEE; so for all I know Troika may have more than three former FOers; but only 3 of those of those worked on TOEE. Do you get it now? Perhaps, if you stopped ASSuming things; you'd know. You are substituing Troika for TOEE which are different ya know.

    In simple turns:

    I stated: 3 former FOers worked on TOEE.

    I did not state: Troika only has 3 former FOers in their employ.

    Can't you see the differences between the statements?
     
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  20. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Cant we all just get along?
     
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  21. Seven Erudite

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    Your response to Xjedx was very clear, and his statement makes reference to troika. If you then want to only respond to TOEE then you should have said that with respect to the members working on Bloodlines. You did not. BTW, in light of your inability to properly formulate your ideas I think that certain assumption are necessary unless you can fully explain yourself in one sentence.
    If you don't like people "putting words in your mouth" then you need to learn to better explain yourself and take into account responses that you leave yourself open to.
     
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  22. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    Huh? My statement was very clear. Once again, there are only 3 people who worked on Fallout who aslo worked on TOEE. It cna't be that much cleraer than that. Work on tyour reading skills.

    Blackheart, we are. It's all good.
     
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  23. Jed Cipher

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    Note that I never mentioned ToEE in my post...
     
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  24. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    Note the fact that you were misquoting me, and I was pointing that out. :roll:
     
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  25. Jed Cipher

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    Slippery ol' Volourn...
     
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