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NWN OC plot was cut, possibly due to publisher meddling

Discussion in 'BioWare Corporation' started by Infinitron, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Make America Great Again Infinitron Trade Master Patron

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    This was revealed way back in 2008, but somehow I only discovered it just now. So, there's a reason why NWN OC was so lackluster. (If the Codex already knows this then feel free to delete this thread, mods)

    http://nwn.wikia.com/wiki/Original_campaign



    Original design document: http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=community_news.Detail&id=2700


     
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  2. raw trouble reconciling gross habits with net income Patron

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    This is horrible! I feel like I've been robbed.

    Just imagine NWNs story if it had been uncut.






    Or let's not.
     
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  3. Malakal Arcane

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    They could have added gathering 5 entirely new types of plants/artefacts/allies/other gimmicks to the game! Oh the loss! Such damage inflicted upon this masterpiece of a plot.

    The less the better in this case.
     
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  4. Make America Great Again Infinitron Trade Master Patron

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    Edginess levels overwhelming. Did you read the design doc?
     
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  5. raw trouble reconciling gross habits with net income Patron

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    It's just too :deadhorse: infinitron. You get a brofist for effort though.
     
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  6. Ion Prothon II Liturgist

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    TL;DR at the moment.

    Is the 'original' scenario any better than the released one? If so, then thank god, I'm glad they failed to deliver.
    It would be depressing like hell, to have the game with a decent story but made on such broken, unplayable engine.
     
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  7. Malakal Arcane

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    Of course not, I read the thread title and replied. You didnt think that anyone would spend so much time reading about NWN OC of all things huh?
     
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  8. Micmu Magister

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    Oh... The plot each act would be collect FIVE artifacts instead of FOUR.
    FUCK YOU PUBLISHERS!!!!!!!!
    Get a life.
     
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    Who the hell played NWN for the OC anyway.
     
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    The madness system would potentially be illegal to use, depending on how exactly they implemented it, so I can understand that getting cut.

    Also, I doubt WotC would EVER let them kill Nasher, even if Atari did. This is the Forgotten Realms, king of stagnant settings with high level NPCs who never do anything themselves. Killing even a fairly minor one off isn't going to happen outside of an edition change, let alone a video game that isn't canon unless they make an awful novelization of it.
     
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    o_O

    You did get to kill Obould Many-Arrows in NWN. I wonder how they snuck that past the censors.
     
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  12. Make America Great Again Black Arcane

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    Wow, all this wasted potential. Bioware was a martyr all along.
     
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  13. Make America Great Again deuxhero Arcane

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    Patent law is fun (and not Fun). Basic summary is that Nintendo owns a patent on screwing with the player as their character's sanity drops (Used in Eternal Darkness and the hopefully upcoming Eternal Darkness 2), which that could potentially run into.

    If you really want to torture yourself, you could do the stuff to qualify as a patent agent if you have a technical degree.


    FR wiki says he dies in canon in something released the previous year, so that may have something to do with it.
     
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    Well, the doc was more entertaining to read than playing the actual OC (of which I played only the first chapter before quitting in disgust), so you earned yourself a brofist. Still, nothing to write home about... "Where is evil found?", really?
     
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  18. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    Awesome.
     
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    Atari had absolutely no control over this. WotC/HASBRO have to approve every single part of a game's story line, and only they make the absolute call on what is and what is not allowed.
     
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    Of course it would. Perhaps not better enough.

    Bottom line: It appears that the production of NWN OC was "troubled", and Bioware has been hiding it all these years. I guess that's their style. Don't try to beat em, join em. Which they did.
     
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  21. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    Not quite true, hombre.


    Doc Savage is a moran. NWN's game play was awesome. Superior to any other D&D game ever created with the possible exception of TOEE (ciombat system wise) so don't be retarted.
     
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  22. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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    NWN gameplay (and everything else about) is shit. Only NWN2 is shittier.
     
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  23. Make America Great Again Infinitron Trade Master Patron

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    And now this thread will turn into Volourn vs the Bioware haters.
    :rage:
     
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  24. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    "NWN gameplay (and everything else about) is shit."

    WRONG.


    "wat"

    tRUTH HURTZ? TRUTH HURTZ. :(
     
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    Fucking Atari.
     
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