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Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by vortex, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. jackofshadows Savant

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    FTFY. Seriously though, game production process is especially suffer from team incoherence, management issues and things like that. New guy (guy, huh? that's odd) apparentely was called upon to bring order (new order?) into narrative side which is... baffling.

    FFS, all they have left to do is to kick Schaffer out.

    When Obsidian and Paradox partnership was coming to an end, many (myself included) beleived that it was all thanks to Obsidian. Now I'm not so sure.
     
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  2. Sailor Woedica Cipher The Real Fangirl

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    Someone from Paradox already said on discord that firing Brian doesn't have anything to do with harassment so don't be so extra
     
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  3. normie Magister Patron Zionist Agent

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    gloves would worsen my anxiety, they're a thing that'd get you picked out of a crowd and increase exposure
     
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  4. CyberModuled Savant

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    I find it funny Paradox didn't specify who was replacing the writing role, most likely because even they realize how fucking embarrassing it'd be to have to admit your game's writing is being headed by a fucking game journo (Cara Ellison) now.

    Honestly can't be that upset at this point given there's other stuff in CRPGs to look forward to and people here already assumed it'd be bad. Only difference now is that it's guaranteed to be a shitshow.
     
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  5. Magnat Arcane Vatnik

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    And they make you look retarded.
     
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  6. Ibn Sina Learned

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    He was never a chad. He was the definition of an insecure cuck with muh alternative fashion look at me! he is a a homosexual or a wimp.
     
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  7. Magnat Arcane Vatnik

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    Might not be harassment, but it could be wrongthink instead.
     
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  8. normie Magister Patron Zionist Agent

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    the one they should be disavowing and releasing statements about is wesp, the resident patch nazi and an unapologetic codexer
     
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  9. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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  10. Verylittlefishes Sacro Bosco Patron

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    :majordecline:
     
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  11. compvet24 Educated

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    Perhaps, yet I don't think expressing ones opinion would count as harassment. So I won't be counting out the possibility that he's been axed as a result of not aligning with the herd so to speak. Just by basing it off the cacophony of political scenes the team seems to love preaching.
    It is all up in the air though. I can't think of too much else he could've done that would've resulted in him being kicked out of his own project he's been working on for 5 years, while being arguably the main writer.
     
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  12. normie Magister Patron Zionist Agent

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    he probably fucked Cara

    then she sobered up and regretted waking up next to a guy wearing nothing but fingerless gloves
     
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  13. frajaq Arbiter

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    Brian may have been pozzed by clown world politics but he was still one of those scarce weirdos that really cared about videogames...
     
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  14. Prime Junta Self-Ejected Patron Vatnik

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    IME Swedes are much less idpol than Kwanzanians (although moreso than Danes or Finns, don't know about Norwegians). Also Paradox's strategy games are mega popular among shitlords. I think it's unlikely he got axed for being problematic. More likely just vanilla office politics.
     
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  15. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy 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
    Yes, there is probably some significance to the fact that Brian was fired alongside Ka’ai Cluney. Presumably they were seen as aligned with each other and opposed to changes that Paradox decided had to be made.
     
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  16. Gangrelrumbler Arcane Patron

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    Isn't Paradox butthurt about their popularity among the right? I remember them removing phrase Deus Vult from the sequel to one of their games because of association between the phrase and the far right.
     
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  17. Ol' Willy Magister

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    Norwegians are alright

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  18. Magnat Arcane Vatnik

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    Yeah nah.
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  19. Sailor Woedica Cipher The Real Fangirl

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    All the Paradox dude would say about it is that it was about creative stuff and not about money and that the decision to fire Brian was made between the studio and Paradox. Outstar was also talking about it:
    This honestly totally sucks.
     
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  20. Wunderbar Arcane

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    They are probably going to reboot the whole thing.
     
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  21. Sweeper Magister Zionist Agent

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  22. Tyranicon A Memory of Eternity Developer

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    Well, whatever small hope I have for this project is now squarely at the bottom of a shitpile.
     
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  23. Q Augur Patron

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    Some Paradox mod from Steam says it's not harassment.

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  24. Sweeper Magister Zionist Agent

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  25. orcinator Savant

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    She (?) worked on Dishonored 2 so she(?) already got some cred, even if there was dicksucking involved.
    I'm sure their current target audience would prefer a stronk woman (?) over a wyte.
     
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