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Codex Interview RPG Codex Interview: Chris Avellone on Pillars Cut Content, Game Development Hierarchies and More

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. Quillon Magister

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    It's Fairfax action; deciding to part the interview in two and publish it around its publishing time :P
     
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  2. Blaine Cis-Het Oppressor Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Nah, it doesn't disqualify you. If anything, jurists tend to share more similarities across political lines than most other non-technical professions, aside from politicians and prostitutes of course, who are the same everywhere.

    If a jibe of mine really doesn't apply to you, then it's safe to assume you're not included. I like to shotgun my insults to catch as many birds as a I can.

    Shit, you don't have to convince me. I'm not kidding about my entire family being lawyers, and this is 100% accurate.
     
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  3. TT1 Magister Patron

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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
    Hey Chris Avellone, I hope that post dont cause you any trouble. I asked 2 or 3 times that you tell the entire story, and now you told us, and I'm just shocked. Sorry, man, really really sorry for this.

    You have my respect, sir. That tattoo of the symbol of torment in my shoulder gained another level of proudness now. :salute:

    I hope that your family is ok now, and all financial and health debts are paided. Hard story, man.
     
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  4. Fenstermaker's Folly Obsidian Entertainment Developer

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    Like I said, I'd have liked to just solve it between us but it was well too late for that. I didn't like that it escalated, but looking back, if I thought it was avoidable I was kidding myself. Just being willing to make cuts didn't solve the problem. It was too late. The physical work of cutting the dialogue down in the tool, refactoring all the scripting, and everything else meant that even with the companions brought down to proper length, their implementation time was still far beyond that of any other companions. There was time allocated to implement two companions who were written to spec in the first place, no more. Had to make a lot of sacrifices to the narrative schedule and pull a lot of overtime to get it done, and I was fixing Durance bugs long after all the other companions were set. It cost us up and down the game in terms of polish time at a vital stage.

    I would thank you to kindly never speak on my behalf. You do not speak for me. We are miles apart on our perspectives. Some of the events you've discussed here, my recollection differs greatly, and I don't support your accounts.
     
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  5. Bohr Arcane

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    Will PoE ever stop generating drama?
     
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  6. Stainless Veteran Arcane

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    Eh, then I'm triply qualified, or, if we count a couple of my cousins - five times more qualified to give legal advice! :lol:
     
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  7. TT1 Magister Patron

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    Things are getting out of control here. Dont do that, guys.
     
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  8. Tovias Learned

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    Hopefully not, if I couldn't enjoy the combat the last they can do is give some drama to entertain me with.
     
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  9. TheSentinel Arcane

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    Come on m8. Even if there is any sort of malicious intent behind Avellone's timing, it won't affect Obsidian in the least. No one outside the Codex cares about this. On the Obsidian forums for example, Obsidiots are, surprise surprise, defending Obsidian. No major publication will pick up this story. Avellone has a lot of weight among the dedicated fanbases of RPGs but in the wider field no one knows who he is. He's no Todd Howard. Even if anyone picks up the story Obsidian won't start losing big sales because of it.
     
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  10. Blaine Cis-Het Oppressor Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    No, you dumbfuck, uneducated opinions pertaining to legal matters are automatically disqualified because they're uneducated. I don't need to invoke my family to prove my point. That's just DLC.

    Anyway, here's my pepop graduating from UVA School of Law:

     
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  11. Crispy Don't get old. Undisputed Queen of Faggotry

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    We side with MCA here at Codex. Always.

    Cross us and pay the price.
     
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  12. Jenkem お前はもう死んでいる Patron

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    so obsidian's next kickstarter will be for legal fees?
     
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  13. TheSentinel Arcane

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    :deadtroll:
     
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  14. Blaine Cis-Het Oppressor Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    *POP*

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    Hey guys, who wants to have a discussion about particle physics?
     
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  15. 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
    There is no popcorn.gif big enough.
     
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  16. Iskramor Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Its not really cb when all left-wing extremist employes revele themself shamelessly on social networks. The most recent example being battletech kiva space girl on twitter.
     
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  17. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    This is like a depressing real-life performance of Njal's Saga, complete with everyone claiming to know the law.
     
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  18. TheSentinel Arcane

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    but I like Eric and Chris both
    what do I do now

    :stunned:

    this wasn't supposed to happen
     
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  19. As if I needed another reason not to like Obsidian's buggy fiascoes.

    With so little emphasis being put on writers in modern RPGs, it's especially disappointing to see one of the better ones treated like this. :argh:

    That said, you never finished your wolf rape Arcanum Lets Play, so that might have been breach of contract or something. Oh well. :M
     
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  20. FreeKaner Prophet of the Dumpsterfire

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    What sort of NDA did Feargus conjure up? There is a need for resolution but the flesh seems weak.
     
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  21. Fry Arcane

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    It's always the children who suffer.
     
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  22. Alpan Magister Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    To believe in an ideal is to be willing to betray it. It is something no Codexer has ever truly learned.
     
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  23. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    This is like parents fighting over divorce while the 5 year old kid's in the room.

    I'm not the kid though. I'm the guy watching it all unfold from the window. Please continue.
     
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  24. Blakemoreland Hybrid Boss Magister Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    You said that because three out of the four members of your immediate family are lawyers that makes armchair laywers especially entertaining to you. But that suggests that somehow you know better than the rest of us because of your family? Why would you bring your family into this subject?
     
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  25. taviow Magister

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    I think that despite our personal knee jerk reactions of support of either side, it's good to be hearing from both of them so that we can reach better informed opinions that take both versions of events into account.
     
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