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Obsidian General Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by Duraframe300, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    really shouldn't lie like that
     
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  2. agris Arcane Patron

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    Oh sweet summer child, this has been thought through and addressed by corporate raiders decades ago. Let me illuminate you:

    Owners selling to big corpo Daddy Cashbags are seeing $$$ in their future, but if they don’t already *want* to exit post-haste - perhaps their ego still demands that they “are the only thing keeping this damn ship afloat” - Daddy Cashbags needs a way to handle the owners’ likely poor leadership and managerial ability.

    Anticipating this, buried in the employment contract will be, in an innocuous boiler-plate sounding section, a provision allowing the corp to modify the specific roles and responsibilities of the owner, and/or how their decisions are approved. This section is framed as “if needed and subject to change” and if even discussed verbally with the owner, down played as marginalia needed by the lawyers because “owner clearly knows their shit”.

    Fast forward to owner(s) not only not knowing their shit, but actively hindering the realization of project milestones and thus revenue projections, the executive team responsible for managing obs will execute their contractural right and limit owners ability to conduct oversight.

    Are you following? Because this is where the magic happens. The execs who do this know how to exert oversight in such a way that it damages owners ego and infuriates them. With no contractural recourse and flush with cash, the most reasonable move is to quit. The ego is assuaged because “the idiots won’t let me manage!”, and the Corp gets the product of the Peter-principle off their hands without the messy optics of firing them. This is a long slow process usually, and HR massages the acquired company’s staff concerns throughout the whole thing, and can even convince the dolt owner it’s for the best and he’ll help calm staff as well.

    Nothing new about this, legacy owners are almost always a problem after acquisition so this play has been performed many many times such that the director refined its execution long ago.
     
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  3. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  4. Flou Arbiter

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  5. koyota Educated Patron

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    Strap Yourselves In
    Playable The Outer Worlds:

    https://youtu.be/7MRxaqbcVn0?t=574
     
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  6. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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  7. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  8. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Feargus talk at a conference will be live in a hour and half. Pre-recorded though.



     
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  9. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    RPG Wokedex Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    https://www.gamesindustry.biz/artic...gus-urquhart-completes-gi-live-london-line-up

     
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  10. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    In a twist of fate Feargus will come out, drop F-Bombs for half an hour and ending with a 10 minute rant about Chris Parker before telling Microsoft to suck his dick for getting them a babysitter.

    Oh wait, this is Feargus. Nevermind.
     
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  11. Latro Arcane

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    :slamdunk:
     
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  12. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    It's live now.
     
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  13. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    So in the Q&A section will anyone ask him about how he will continue to effectively sideline Sawyer?
     
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  14. Sannom Augur

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    It's pre-recorded, Q&A isn't a thing in those cases.
     
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  15. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  16. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    sawyer finally found a boyfriend
    that's nice
     
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  17. Atlet Savant

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    I can say the same about you with Gregz
     
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  18. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  19. Gahbreeil Educated

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    Wow, I can even farm and take care of livestock. Apart from that I can actually take over a casino or become a khan. Also, highwaymen to ride through the Nevada desert. If you know they did not aim for the sky it is passable. Yet why not use the copyrighted material?
     
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  20. Pink Eye Monk Patron

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    What the fuck are you even saying? Is this the power of ELS?
     
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  21. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Ahh, discussing the peak of a man's career. How many years ago was it now?
     
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  22. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  23. Bigg Boss Arcane

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    If I wasn't banned from Twitter I would retweet that.
     
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  24. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    all these images make me think of is that dialogue is being done wrong
     
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  25. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    So he's making sawyervania RPG game.
     
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