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People News The New Obsidian: Josh Sawyer promoted to studio Design Director role

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. Excidium II Self-Ejected

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    Which review was that?
     
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  2. Fairfax Arcane

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    So Sawyer going wild almost led Obsidian to bankruptcy? :lol:
     
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  3. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    Its cancellation had nothing to do with the state of the project.
     
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  4. Fairfax Arcane

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    How so? According to Feargus, Microsoft had a change of heart in a matter of weeks. Sounds like they saw a new build and weren't happy with it, because what else could've changed so thing so quickly?
    The whole context doesn't support this notion either. Microsoft still doesn't have an exclusive RPG and they funded a lot of shitty exclusives that bombed. Right after Skyrim breaking records in the genre, The Witcher 2, and Obsidian itself making a huge hit, they decided it was better to have no RPG than fund Stormlands?
     
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  5. Atlantico unida e indivisible Patron

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    That would be witty, if you could find anywhere on the Kickstarter page the claim that PoE was going to be a BG2 clone. BG2 sucks. Rather a mediocre BG1 clone than anything like fucking BG2 (and SoD for that matter) and that's what was promised. Whether or not you or I find PoE "mediocre" is neither here nor there.

    Yah brah, cool story brah. Half of the butthurts claim it was a "mediocre" BG1 clone and not the BG2 clone which was never promised to them, while the other half apparently thinks it wasn't a BG1 clone at all. Get your story straight gaiz. Obsidian promised a BG1 clone and they delivered. Whether you like or not is just fucking irrelevant.

    :flamesaw:

    fake edit: people seem to have really unrealistic expectations to Kickstarter games.
     
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  6. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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    Go take your diarrhea medicine before you die in tutorial.
     
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  7. Nihiliste Arcane Patron

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    Congrats to Josh on the promotion. I can see why Obsidian appreciates his work - F:NV and Pillars are really two of the only good games they've released since MotB. Based on how little involvement Avellone got to have in projects holding the CCO title, I wonder if this is an equally nominal role.

    Unlike the majority of the codex who got trolled by Roguey into hating this guy with an unusual passion, I think he'll do fine in the role. But I wish they still had visionary writers like Avellone and Zeits because at the end of the day, that talent was the company's biggest strength.
     
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  8. DeepOcean Arcane

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    Average RPG fan on the kickstarter era:
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    "That trash can looks cool brah.It is good for what it is if you see from this angle here"
     
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  9. HatTrick Scholar

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    http://www.rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=9952

    What a tard.
     
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  10. Mustawd Arcane

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    Wait.....

    Did you just call another man "babe"?

    That has to definitely be an odd combination of words. Meh, I like it. It's creepy and gross, yet familiar. Like putting on a sock that I've jacked off into for the last 6 months and never bothered to wash it.
     
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  11. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    That actually points more to it having nothing to do with the state of the project, but Microsoft's market research deciding against pushing rpgs to the point of cutting their losses.

    They already got burnt with jrpgs on XBOX360 after all.
     
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  12. Ninjerk Arcane

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    Butthurt shit player detected
     
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    Go back to bed, Monte Cook.
     
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  14. Rather Swen than Sawyer. Rather Styg than Sawyer. Rather Vault Dweller than Sawyer. Rather Pierre Begue than Sawyer. Rather Halford than Sawyer. Rather slow drying paint than Sawyer.
     
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  15. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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  16. dukeofwhales Arbiter

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    That's just real life, man - he's good at systems design and project management (or at least his superiors think so), he's got financial commitments, and going to try to do something else is too big a risk. So long as you don't hate getting up each day it's easier and safer to keep doing what you're doing.
     
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  17. Prime Junta Self-Ejected Patron Vatnik

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    Ah, but is that because of the games, or because of your expectations?
     
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    I have to think really hard about people here being literally mentally ill, or just having too much free time on their hands to spend days on whining about Sawyer's promotion like an idiot kid. You guys are the little 4-5 old kids who are just standing in one place stomping with their legs on the ground and throwing a tauntrum. WAAAAAAAAAAAA SAWYER WWAAAAAAAAA BALANCE WWAAAAAA NO OBSIDIAN SHIT WATTTTAAAA.
     
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  19. Prime Junta Self-Ejected Patron Vatnik

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    Dogs like to howl with wolves.
     
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  20. a bear named spigot Arcane

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    all the other things people complain about on this forum are fine but PLEASE do not complain about this
     
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  21. One-and-a-half-Ivan Cipher

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    I like Josh. He managed to create a much more enjoyable RTWP RPG for me than, for example, BGII.
    I hope he will continue to deliver :salute:
     
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  24. Prime Junta Self-Ejected Patron Vatnik

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    You, sir, are a courageous man. :salute:
     
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  25. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Thinks the Codex is terrible, but has a 1+ year old account for reading the Politics forum, eh?
     
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