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Confirmed: Eric Fenstermaker is writing Eder


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https://forums.somet...5#post472394599

 

No one pointed this out, but...

a possible hint that Fenstermaker might be on board now?

Crossing fingers that's what it means and that it's not just an in-joke over at Obsidian's offices.

 

It is an in-joke, but EFens has signed on to write Edér.

Edited by Infinitron, 16 May 2017 - 10:00 AM.

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Huzzah!



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Great news!



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What's the in-joke? Sorry, not getting the context.



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That's how in-jokes work...


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I thought they'd have started writing the text for the companions and others by now, or at least making drafts.



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Oh my... oh dear.

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I thought they'd have started writing the text for the companions and others by now, or at least making drafts.

 

Companions are typically among the last things to be written in an Obsidian RPG.



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Cool, I guess?



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I thought they'd have started writing the text for the companions and others by now, or at least making drafts.

 

There is a difference between general plot points, general characterizations. And then charting out every nuance of dialogue direction due to player decision making, and actual writing out the exact lines with the proper character voice.

 

In fact, if you can't implement what you had planned to implement. The writing is the best way to warp to those changes. The trick is to still get compelling dialogue out of the final variation of the game, which may not be locked in until rather late in development.


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Never heard of him. :p


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I thought they'd have started writing the text for the companions and others by now, or at least making drafts.

 
Companions are typically among the last things to be written in an Obsidian RPG.


They said they are writing the companions alongside the main story this time to make them more integrated in the story...or something along those lines.

Never heard of him. :p


Well, I don't know if you're serious or not but he had the biggest writing role in PoE1. If you or anyone else hadn't heard of him its probably partly cos of Obs used more well known devs on marketing/panels etc despite they may have had lesser roles in the development of PoE.

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Never heard of him. :p


Well, I don't know if you're serious or not but he had the biggest writing role in PoE1. If you or anyone else hadn't heard of him its probably partly cos of Obs used more well known devs on marketing/panels etc despite they may have had lesser roles in the development of PoE.

 

Okay, he's a writer. I'm still not clear why all the excitement.


Edited by rjshae, 24 May 2017 - 06:53 AM.


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Never heard of him. :p


Well, I don't know if you're serious or not but he had the biggest writing role in PoE1. If you or anyone else hadn't heard of him its probably partly cos of Obs used more well known devs on marketing/panels etc despite they may have had lesser roles in the development of PoE.

 

Okay, he's a writer. I'm still not clear why all the excitement.

 

Many consider him a very good game writer; he was writing lead in Pillars 1 and also contributed in previous Obsidian games. That's it.



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Never heard of him. :p


Well, I don't know if you're serious or not but he had the biggest writing role in PoE1. If you or anyone else hadn't heard of him its probably partly cos of Obs used more well known devs on marketing/panels etc despite they may have had lesser roles in the development of PoE.

 

Okay, he's a writer. I'm still not clear why all the excitement.

 

 

I thought Eder was well written in PoE 1, so if the same guy is writing him for PoE 2 that's good news, regardless of the fact that I've never heard of him before.


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Never heard of him. :p


Well, I don't know if you're serious or not but he had the biggest writing role in PoE1. If you or anyone else hadn't heard of him its probably partly cos of Obs used more well known devs on marketing/panels etc despite they may have had lesser roles in the development of PoE.

 

Okay, he's a writer. I'm still not clear why all the excitement.

 

He has fans. That's why. An obscure RPG game writer from a mid-tier company actually has fans of his work who are excited about his presence working on a game.

It's really not that complicated.


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so, another new father realizes there is far less magic related to child rearing than they woulda' hoped?  babies is notoriously weak conversationalists.  have yet to hear a baby contribute anything memorable to a discussion 'bout literature, art or politics. also, the most salient qualities o' any baby is as follows: feculent and inconsiderate. in an adult such qualities is rare acceptable and never appreciated. p00p and cry. cry and p00p. sure, chris avellone got away with that kinda behaviour for a few years, but his coworkers could escape from him at the end o' the day. for parents there is a 24/7 obligation stretching at least eighteen years into the future. eric is no doubt social compelled to craft lies 'bout the joys o' childrearing, but am guessing he is needing some kinda outlet lest he go all shawshank. wouldn't be surprised if he begged feargus to let him contribute to poe2.  anything to end the monotony o' cleaning human waste and having one-sided conversations with a creature a bit less intelligent than the average border collie. 

 

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kidding.

 

HA! Good Fun!


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Hehe, I hear you. Like... three times. ;)

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babies is notoriously weak conversationalists.

 

:banana: 


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