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Game News Pillars of Eternity: The White March Part 1 coming August 25th

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Well, if it's tough to tell what Eric wrote exactly, then maybe you could tell us, generally, which part(s) of the game Matt and Trey entrusted Obsidian to (co-)write and which part(s) they wrote fully by themselves? Or did you co-write pretty much every line and every character?

    If that makes sense.
     
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    Shouldn't you be grateful for that?
     
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    Fenstermaker designed New Vegas' Vault 11 (the election one), one of the most interesting areas I explored in any game. :salute:
     
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  4. Anthony Davis Blizzard Entertainment Developer

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    I would say at the end of the day, probably every single line was co-written. Matt and Trey work incredibly hard and were heavily involved. The most amazing part was they were doing all this SPatSoT stuff while they were doing Book of Mormon and their TV show, plus Lord knows what else. Hard working dudes.
     
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  5. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    As far as I can tell, Josh's first project at Obsidian was as systems lead on Seven Dwarves, which was canceled, so he was moved to NWN2 first as a designer, then taking over as lead.
     
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    Only loosely related but is it true that Sawyer joined Black Isle/Interplay first as a website maintainer or something like that?
     
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  7. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    Yes, he designed the Planescape Torment website. Then they started up Icewind Dale and asked if anyone knew anything about D&D, and he was the D&D master, so bam, instant junior design job.
     
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    Yes.

    He went to the Black Isle Studio after work to nerd out over D&D because he spent all his time in college being a dungeon master. The depth of his nerd knowledge impressed the Black Isles guys sufficiently they decided to let him be a junior designer on Icewind Dale.

    Source: The Matt Chat interview.
     
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    So Josh's career in game development really started with being the luckiest D&D sperg ever. Amazing stuff
     
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  10. Anthony Davis Blizzard Entertainment Developer

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    Re: Josh in to BIS, yes, that is the gist of what he told me as well.

    He and Avellone took of Lead Design roles for NWN2 after Ferret left. I don't remember his role on Dwarves - but that could be right. I'll ask him when he gets back from the Fatherland.
     
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  11. Anthony Davis Blizzard Entertainment Developer

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    added some more names. pretty sure I got almost all of them now.
     
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  12. dukeofwhales Arbiter

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    He's actually listed in the PST credits as web designer. Only noticed that recently.
     
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  13. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Regarding Brian. What's he doing now? Does that project he's directing still exist?
     
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  17. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Wasn't implying trickery. Not on your part, anyway.
     
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  19. Anthony Davis Blizzard Entertainment Developer

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    He's the lead designer/project director of an unannounced RPG.
     
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    You know you want to say this.
     
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    If they actually do that NOW THAT MCA IS GONE I'll go bananas.
     
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    :hype:
     
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    ?
     
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    the TB space opera RPG
     
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    Or a Pathfinder RPG.
     
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