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Critical Role, Meet Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire


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So I just came across this bit in the Ep. 2 campaign, at min 0:50:

 

 

Laura: "I was recording!"

Matt: "So were we."

 

Deadfire in-reference? :p


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 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?

 

 

Yes, Josh stated that we will get to know his story on his last Q&A - a really weak Q&A tbh. Maybe we will get to know his story through the game, like we did with Durance. But, like someone already said, why would I take a sidekick if I can take a full companion with a relationship system? I would only consider that if the sidekick would be really funny and interesting, maybe getting the sidekicks into the relationship system would fix their problem.

 

Pretty sure you can still talk to him (and other companions) on the ship, so you probably don't have to take him with you to learn his full story.

 

Actually, they did an AMA and the sidekicks have an intro conversation when you recruit them but can't converse with them beyond that.  So either:

 

A) Rekke's story will be revealed through outside means like books, or

B) He has more going on than the other sidekicks, and is related to the story for spoilery reasons.

 

 

Rekke is Eothas, then?

 

No, wait.

 

Rekke is... Woden, Eder's brother!

 

dun dun duuuun


Edited by Skazz, 19 April 2018 - 08:40 PM.


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Mere speculation from my part, but whilst I believe the chances for them to have been secretly expanded into full companions is extremely low, I could see more content being planned for them come the DLCs, which might better make use of those cast members. Also I don't think these roles cover the extent of the Critical Role cast in the game so maybe their relatively small role as sidekicks could be balanced out with a beefier NPC role the likes of a faction leader? Some thoughts.

That's fair, except you are overlooking one obvious thing.

 

This was done as a big announcement to encourage more sales and bring attention to the game.  If one of them had a "beefier" role as a faction leader.... why would you advertise their role as a sidekick and not mention the more critical faction leader role?  Unless of course Rekke and Ydwin, who both easily get as much publicity from Obsidian as any known companion, have been upgraded.



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Mere speculation from my part, but whilst I believe the chances for them to have been secretly expanded into full companions is extremely low, I could see more content being planned for them come the DLCs, which might better make use of those cast members. Also I don't think these roles cover the extent of the Critical Role cast in the game so maybe their relatively small role as sidekicks could be balanced out with a beefier NPC role the likes of a faction leader? Some thoughts.

That's fair, except you are overlooking one obvious thing.

 

This was done as a big announcement to encourage more sales and bring attention to the game.  If one of them had a "beefier" role as a faction leader.... why would you advertise their role as a sidekick and not mention the more critical faction leader role?  Unless of course Rekke and Ydwin, who both easily get as much publicity from Obsidian as any known companion, have been upgraded.

 

I reckon it could be because the faction leaders or other important secondary characters haven't been revealed yet so it would either seem weird or be a bit spoiler-heavy to talk about them in this reveal. I used the faction leader as an example but it could be any sort of big secondary character that we have yet to learn about for plot disclosure reasons. Granted though, I'm just speculating here. I could be wrong, but it's just a guess on my part. Based on the amount of work Josh has mentioned each companion took I would be surprised that they were indeed upgraded - but then again, maybe they could have been upgraded to a "beefy sidekick" and not necessarily a full companion? Won't really know until we play the game. :D


Edited by algroth, 19 April 2018 - 09:17 PM.





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