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Feargus almost fired Josh Sawyer and Adam Brennecke during production of Pillars of Eternity

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by Urthor, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. Urthor Liturgist Patron

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    tl;dr I could write more but book quote says it best. Fergus and the Cheesecake factory is not an association that surprises me in the slightest given his shape.
     
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    I picture him talking like Mr. Burns in the episode where he's shot, cept he can only say "Balance": https://youtu.be/HWW7OH9WlLE?t=1m33s
     
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  3. Felix Arcane

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    so feargus is a zionist agent.
     
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    Feargus should've gone through with it anyway. The game still didn't feel like a whole experience. Fire them!
     
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    I quit that game after it started by sending me off to find berries.

    Berries, Carl!

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    N-nani? We have to use our own money?! You goys better watch out...
     
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  7. taxalot I'm a spicy fellow. Patron

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    Josh Sawyer clearly would have had no trouble finding work elsewhere at another talented studio ; whether Larian, Piranha Bytes, Bioware, or Bethesda.

    Clearly the management of Obsidian would never have had the guts, because it would mean those other studios would have now been able to rivalize with them, considering Avellone is now a hired gun.

    Imagine what it could have meant : The Elder Scrolls VI written by Avelonne, designed by Sawyer !
    Or Fallout 5 even !
     
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    :selfhate:
     
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    Let's be serious here, Bioware and Bethesda would never hire them for a normal salary when a legion of clueless interns that can do all the work.
     
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  10. taxalot I'm a spicy fellow. Patron

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    I was not serious obviously.
    But still, Sawyer and Avelonne have now become marketing arguments. I would not be shocked if this happened in an alternate universe.
     
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  11. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer Sad Loser

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    I think there was a video interview with Feargus months ago where he himself told this story. "I told them, if this game is not coming out, you're done". And everybody laughed. So no news here.
     
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  12. Paul_cz Arcane

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    I kinda feel like Fergus was not actually serious when he said that. I can't imagine him actually threating anyone with firing like that. That said, it would have been a total fuckup if they had to delay it even further.
     
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  13. badler Obsidian Entertainment Developer

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    I wasn't in that meeting, but that was probably less Feargus saying he would fire either of them and more letting us know that there wouldn't be another extension beyond March.
     
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    Crunch time bullshit, terrible job security, constant time pressure, super hard fought market.

    And then, when you guys manage to somehow tack together something half decent despite all of this crap, you can be sure your fans on the internet will take it apart and call you a bunch of fags.

    RPG developers, man. You guys must be a bunch of tough motherfuckers.
     
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    Well, we can safely assume it would still have terrible gameplay, but one of the romanceable companions would be a balanced, well adjusted one armed old hag named Kreia.
     
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    CLICKBAIT confirmed!
     
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    It could be worse Feargus could have FUCKED them, like literally. Gay sex.
     
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    Good. Crack that whip you cuddly old bear.

    :slamdunk:
     
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    It could have carried the implication of firing, though.
     
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    Did they also meet in a New York Deli and not a cheese-cake factory?
     
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    Threatened to fire em, fucking weak management I say. I remember me old boss Nige were a lot more bloody harsh, once had me horsewhipped for having two gulps o water wi me midday bowl o slumgullion. Had another employee shot for walking on lawn out front o firm. Crucified a lass who turned up quarter on an hour late for clocking on. Harsh but firm, we respected him and we knew us place.
     
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    Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Insert Title Here RPG Wokedex Strap Yourselves In A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
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