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Josh Sawyer Q&A Thread

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by Infinitron, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. Ninjerk Arcane

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    et tu rogueus?
     
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  2. Turuko Learned

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    the common tumblerite seeing muh bad stock market everywhere where it was a borderline autistic historic reference is funny on so many levels
     
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  3. Sailor Woedica Cipher The Real Fangirl

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    I thought Josh would have worked on way more games.
     
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  4. Quillon Magister

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    It hasn't been 2.5 years since deadfire, is he talking about the past? :P
     
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  5. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    There's more that were canceled, one repurposed. (Black Hound, Fallout 3, Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows, Dwarfs, Aliens: Crucible, Stormlands).

    Just another example of his senility.
     
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  6. Beastro Arcane

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    Lots of people have a kitty, I'm talking more about him throwing himself into political talk and social media crap clearly showing he has less and less of his own life to enjoy.
     
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  7. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    Pillars II needed more months, it's a fact. +M
     
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  8. frajaq Liturgist

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  9. FreeKaner Prophet of the Dumpsterfire

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    Absolutely nothing wrong with wizards and paladins in "pirate adventure". Although it is no surprising that people immediately think of redcoats and ships of the line when there is guns and boats in a setting. The sort of setting which is meant to be more 16th-17th century has nothing preventing existence of paladins and wizards but unfortunately medieval fantasy (usually not medieval in many aspects) has been so much more developed and iterated that its tropes seem improbable in slightly different time settings by convention. It's not even a mash up as one might think, it is just that medieval fantasy borrowed concepts and style from much later eras and now when they are used in appropriate contexts people find them out of place ironically.

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    This type of aesthetic is from when ships like galleons existed and did boarding action.
     
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  10. Elex Arbiter

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    Poe setting is about shot the wizard with a gun, but it never matter in the story. In both game you meet many archmages and and nobody care or have problem with guns.

    This is why pirates and guns are meh in poe, they don’t matter at all.

    if pirates and cannons are removed nothing change.
     
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  11. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    i shot ppl with guns tbh, was a major part of the story for me
     
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  12. holla_cabezas_de_mierda Arcane

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  13. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    The fact there's even a debate about whether you can have pirates and wizards shows what fucking boring ass Tolkien/D&D worshipers most RPG gamers are.
     
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  14. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    I don't have a problem with pirates in fantasy settings, but before POE2 was announced I was really hoping it would be set in The Living Lands or The White That Wends. Which is why I was disappointed by the Deadfire setting.
     
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  15. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    living lands is fine but ya really think sawyer should have done the icewind dale switcheroo for the fourteenth time
     
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    Snow makes everything better.
     
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  17. Hóngwèibīng Arcane Vatnik

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    I for one like Sawyer's Elvish Vikangz and their harsh auroch god. Beast of Winter was quite nice in Deadfire.
     
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  18. Man, I still remember those kickstarter updates. Developers talking about the lore of PoE, how guns made mages vulnerable, and how you could copy spells from other grimoires. They made it sound like these themes would matter in the world-building and gameplay. Nothing could be further from the truth. I never trusted developers updates after that.
     
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  19. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    its a trick question

    you can't have the icewind dale switcheroo if you start in icewind dale

    your sawyology is weak
     
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  20. NJClaw OoOoOoOoOoh Patron

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    Josh, we know you are reading.

    Just stop fucking around and give us Icewind Dale 3, come on.

    We will buy some Deadfire copies if you do, I swear. I will buy 10 copies by myself, please.

    You managed to bring into the world Icewind Dale 2 with a just year of work, imagine what you could do if you stopped uploading cat photos to twitter and Darklands playthroughs to youtube. Forget PoE, your heart belongs to the Dale.
     
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  21. Ninjerk Arcane

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    He's busy playing Battle Brothers. Let him learn, child.
     
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  22. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    why do you guys worship a person who has worked on one good game again
     
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    Joke's on you, I have shit taste and I liked every single one of those games. :dance:
     
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  24. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Someone stole Saywer's thunder and added tactical combat on top of that:

     
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  25. Elex Arbiter

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    Pirate are more mainstream and boring than D&D fantasy.
    Only vampires/werevolves and witches are more abused.

    the abused/boring fantasy today is the low magic-gothic fantasy.
     
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