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Brian Fargo and MCA doing AMA on Reddit
Interview - posted by Zed on Fri 13 April 2012, 18:17:43Tags: Brian Fargo; Chris Avellone; MCA; Wasteland 2
You can ask Fargo and Avellone anything (AMA - Ask Me Anything) over at Reddit. Here's the link to the thread which is live, right this moment!
Update | The AMA is still ongoing. Here are some of the more interesting bits so far:
I probably have not been clear on this but the main city exploration and battles will take take place on an isometric view. There will be limited zooming but unlikely for full rotation. And the world map which gives you the larger scope of the world may or may not be isometric. Straight down for that may suffice but I want to experiment to see if there is a nice look we can achieve with a more isometric angle on that perspective. I should re-iterate that these are the kinds of things that we will throw samples up to the forums for feedback. Once we agree on the look is when I turn the artists loose.
Avellone on playing the Codex' gifted copy of Arcanum
I am ashamed to say that I downloaded it (along with Avernum) and it still sits on my computer because FNV and DLCs consumed all my time. Also, I'm not going to apologize for this, but I'm also not going to play it any time soon because Wasteland 1 and Grimrock will now consume my time.
In repayment, I will draw RPG Codex trolls.
Avellone on games he would like to revive and work on
As for me, I'd love to do: Ultima (both conventional and the spin-offs like Martian Dreams), Wizard's Crown/Eternal Dagger (love the skill-based character building). In terms of existing franchises: The Wire, Archer, X-Com RPG, Deus Ex, and System Shock.
Wasteland was formerly one of the ones above, but then Brian contacted me, and made it a reality. Shiiiiit yeah
As we all know, Reddit is really shitty when it comes to readability. Therefore, you might want to check out these filtered links for pure developer goodness.
(Thanks for the links Infinitron)
Update 2 | The AMA is over since, like, 15 hours ago or something.
Here's a good recap of all the Wasteland 2-related questions and answers in an interview-like format, courtesy of No Mutants Allowed.