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Poll: Vote on the Black Isle Bastards (252 member(s) have cast votes)

How should the player be able to interact with the Black Isle Bastards?

  1. The Black Isle Bastards are a very tough, optional fight (63 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  2. The Black Isle Bastards are some kind of merchants (12 votes [4.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

  3. The player can become an honorific member of the Black Isle Bastards (81 votes [32.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 32.14%

  4. The player helps the Black Isle Bastards with some kind of problem (87 votes [34.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 34.52%

  5. No interaction possible, the player can only observe the Black Isle Bastards (5 votes [1.98%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.98%

  6. other (please specify in the comments) (4 votes [1.59%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.59%

What background should the Black Isle Bastards have?

  1. The Black Isle Bastards are retired pirates who run an inn in their old ship (24 votes [9.72%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.72%

  2. The Black Isle Bastards are some kind of failed "wanna-be" pirates (39 votes [15.79%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.79%

  3. The Black Isle Bastards are retired corporate raiders who used their wealth to buy an island (38 votes [15.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  4. The Black Isle Bastards are mutineers (9 votes [3.64%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.64%

  5. The Black Isle Bastards are former slaves (11 votes [4.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.45%

  6. The Black Isle Bastards are privateers of one nation tasked with raiding ships of another nation (20 votes [8.10%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.10%

  7. The Black Isle Bastards are nobles who fight for the cause of common people (17 votes [6.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.88%

  8. The Black Isle Bastards are literally bastards of noble families (85 votes [34.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 34.41%

  9. other (please specify in the comments) (4 votes [1.62%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.62%

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I just donated 25$. It's a fun idea, and I'm happy to help Obsidian create more great games no matter whether we fund the pirate crew or not.
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Well, I promised I'd donate at least $100. All hail the Bastards! :bow:  Now I just need to ponder over what to vote for in the polls...!


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Ok, just donated $20. Might do more later, if this picks up steam. :)
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Okay as a note: I will sometimes update the poll options. I will try to not do it too often because this would lead to wrong results.

Please come back here and check regularly the poll options, and check whether your vote is still valid. You might want to change it.

 

Also updated the OP with this information.


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What's the plan if it doesn't reach 5000?

 

Will you go for the Super Pet or some lower tier?



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What's the plan if it doesn't reach 5000?
 
Will you go for the Super Pet or some lower tier?

 

See point 8 in the F.A.Q. :p



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What's the plan if it doesn't reach 5000?
 
Will you go for the Super Pet or some lower tier?

 

See point 8 in the F.A.Q. :p

 

 

Ack! I must've glossed over that.


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What I'm still missing is, the fate of the Black Isle Bastard's ship and its design. There have been only few suggestions. I know that there are some in other threads. It would be nice to collect the ideas of the ship in this thread here.

 

Of course we could also leave the fate and state and design of the ship to Obsidian. But why not collect some ideas on it here?


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​Or, Eothas broke their ship, and now they're stranded, and they have some "Pirate Ship" equivalent treasure/schematic/Elite Personel reward (Upgrades for the probable Watcher/Player ship).

I like that!

The ship could still be there - as a shipwreck or just slightly damaged (sails burned or torn or whatever).

Yeah Fluffle - if we could pin the thread that would be very helpful I guess. Once this goes to 2. page it will lose momentum. :)

Edited by Boeroer, 15 February 2017 - 12:08 AM.

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The ship could be made from bast. And it has a very creative design, like a piece of art... It's basically, well... (jump in!)



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They are stranded on the island and we help them to set sails again.

 

There is only one real pirate ship. the Black Pearl

Maybe Johnny Depp will become a stretch goal for 20 mio.

 

Edit: I think of the beginning of pirates of the caribian 2, where Will rescues them from the locals.

 

Do we already have cannibals in the game?

We already have undead who need to eat the flesh of the living and we have a sect that does human (well kith) sacrifices (the druids in the cave in twin elms)


Edited by Madscientist, 15 February 2017 - 01:30 AM.

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We could call the ship the Black Bead instead. It's like a pearl, but less obvious. Instead of Depp, we could ask Robert Carlyle. I mean he already was the model for Serafen. ;)



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Haha, I'd love to see the group as a small organisation we can be part of ala Morrowind. I cold imagine a smaller, like 3-5 ranks, all having 1-2 small or medium tasks to do. If we do all, we could be the Captain of the Black Isle Bastards and get a cool unique gear. Not a hat because we have to be nice to godlikes too. :D

 

That would be awesome!!!

 

edit. Ok I added some funds, I hope we hit the goal! :-)


Edited by warg, 15 February 2017 - 02:18 AM.

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I feel like the Bastards have to be a friendly/neutral pirate crew who provide a quest.



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I liked

 

 

The 'bastards' are a cloistered, wealthy group of bored individuals that naively romanticise piracy

 

way better than

 

 

The Black Isle Bastards are some kind of failed "wanna-be" pirates

 

Doesn't sound so silly.


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I liked

 

 

The 'bastards' are a cloistered, wealthy group of bored individuals that naively romanticise piracy

 

way better than

 

 

The Black Isle Bastards are some kind of failed "wanna-be" pirates

 

Doesn't sound so silly.

 

I try to generalize from ideas.

 

"The 'bastards' are a cloistered, wealthy group of bored individuals that naively romanticise piracy"

 

is too concrete already in some points in my opinion. They don't have to be wealthy for example.

Or bored. Or naive.

 

There are a lot of details already. That's why I usually try to generalize.

 

The gist, the main idea, is that they are some kind of failed pirates in the sense that they don't know

what piracy actually is about.

 

And for that they don't have to be wealthy, bored or naive. Nor cloistered.

 

If you find a better general description, let me know. However, I would dislike to change

the poll options too often.



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WIP, might record and upload, but for now...

EDIT: Just the chorus :p https://www.dropbox....0170215_005.m4a

Am
There once was hero
G
A pirate in
D
Deadfire
Am
He sacrificed
G
Himself for the
D
Last bottle of rum

Am
Rum, rum, rum, rum, rum
G
Rum, rum, rum, lovely
D
Rum

He sailed against a titan
A God among
Men

It split his ship in two
And our hero
Too

Rum, rum, rum, rum, rum
Rum, rum, rum, lovely
Rum

But the bottle it floated
Safe into
Our arms

And we sing in his honor
With our tankards full
​to the brim

Chorus~

Outro
Now, our ship, has sunk to the sea, and poor dead Bobby, just as drunk as he can be, and the final drops of rum... they fall to meeeee~

Chorus~Rum rum~rumelirum!

Skål!

​EDIT: Here it is xD
https://www.dropbox....0170215_011.m4a


Edited by Osvir, 15 February 2017 - 07:38 AM.

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@Osvir Could you try to upload it here?

http://vocaroo.com/



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http://vocaroo.com/i/s0OvD0HsdkDD


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OMG that is AWESOME! That is you? :D WOW!!! I love it!







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