You think it's easier to write something for a character that speaks a different language?
I think it's far harder to write something that can't be communicated through words, let me explain myself. His arc will have to receive more details and attention because he can't just reveal his story by speaking, he will have to find a different way to communicate that, learning our language perhaps? Or even painting? So basically I think it will be more difficult because the writer can't just dump lore on our faces with a wall of text, he will have to show that in other way... again... a lot of work for a sidekick.
You're right, but the thing is... do we know that? I don't really follow the streams too often, so I apologize if I'm wrong right off the bat, but I feel confident enough to say that - right now - we don't know for sure whether any of that will happen. Is what you're describing really the case here?
On another note, I'd like to point out that I didn't mean to disparage Obsidian's writers and/or their skill in handling such a character. It was more of a lighthearted joke than anything else. Still, I also think that it's a stretch to attribute some arcane complexity to Rekke solely on the basis of him speaking a different language - a language constructed entirely by the developer of the game that no one else has means to understand or analyze in-depth. For all we know, they might as well go full KoTOR route and insert monosyllabic looped growls and sound bytes instead of words. (They won't, but it'd be fun.)
I'm not an expert by any means, but I'd imagine there's a lot of things that a writer has to keep track of when they're writing stuff in English: things like consistent register, vocabulary, verbal mannerisms, that kind of stuff. You know, all the little rules to make your character sound and feel a certain way. And all I meant to say is that when you're the person making these rules in the first place, there's a lot you can get away with with relatively little effort.
Which of course doesn't mean that I hate Rekke or that he will suck, no. I'm sure he'll be a good character.
Edited by Skazz, 19 April 2018 - 06:56 AM.