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Storm of Zehir Dev Chat Tonight! (Th Oct 23)

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Thrasher, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Wyrmlord Self-Ejected Patron

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    Yeah, just 18 days to Storm of Zehir. Can't wait.
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  2. Data4 Magister

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    Welcome to the PNW, Annie. Don't mind the rain. Also, fuck Starbuck's. Tully's is where it's at. We should get together for lattes and scones one day.

    Aw, who the fuck am I kidding? :lol:
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  3. Elwro Arcane Patron

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    Starbucks had good cakes last time I went there, though. (The coffee was shitty.)
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  4. Data4 Magister

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    They burn it. Around here, we call it Char-bucks.
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  5. Texas Red Whiner

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    Annie, what's the reason to leave Obsidian though? Sounds like a dream job plus you get to work with Codex Patron god Avellone.

    BTW, the Child voice was pretty good. It gave One of Many that special strangeness.
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  6. Annie Mitsoda Developer

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    Dude, Tully's has some badass coffee. Buy me a cup and a scone and seriously, we'll chill. :D

    Leavin' Obsidian was on good terms - enjoyed my time there, workin' on SoZ was great (it's fucking awesome BUYYYY EEET), I just sort of wanted a change of pace. I love writing, but I wanna improve my other design skillz as well, like working on levels and shit. I got to help revamp the loot system for SoZ, which was rad, so maybe system design too. Anyhow.

    ALSO, and homies back me up on this one, but SoCal is fuck-off expensive to live in, and having to fork over most of my paycheck for a one-bedroom in hobo central of Costa Mesa was kinda killing my aim of saving enough to build that robot body and orbital death ray I've been dreaming about my whole life. But yeah. ;) The industry hasn't seen the last of THIS Murderblonde, I tell you what.

    P.S: also thx for Child praise for One of Many - hoped you liked the Madwoman too, because the day I did that voice I WRECKED my vocal cords, and there were no water bottles left in the building so the rest of the day I talked in a pathetic rasp. But I did it for you, the players! FORRRRR YOUUUUU!
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  7. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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  8. Annie Mitsoda Developer

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    Hey, I'm not bein' PR here. SoZ was fun, I worked my ass off writing on it, I got to do voices for it so I'm stoked for that too (actually, the one downside there is that since we went non-union with our VO work, the names of the actors aren't listed [I don't think...] so I'm going to try and post them SOMEWHERE so they get their due, because not only were they awesome to work with, they did a fantastic job). Every morning at the meeting Anthony, Rich, and Justin would tell us about the neato shit they were working on, and I'd always stop by the artist's room to gawk at the radness they'd created. I don't praise stuff lightly.
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  9. Elwro Arcane Patron

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    He was kidding, you know. It's obvious 99% of the Codex will buy a SoZ copy on release day. (Warden will buy 2 copies to show his support.)
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  10. Annie Mitsoda Developer

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    Heh. I should have expected as much! Lessee... I don't want to give away too much in terms of names, but I think I can remember some of the VO cast. Not all, mind, because my brain is sort of warped right now from eating an entire bag of candy for dinner last night, but here's what I got, at least as far as major characters go:

    VOICE ACTOR SPOILERS ZOMGS





    Fryda Wolff (sound designer at Obsidian) - Sa'Sani
    Alex Brandon (sound director at Obsidian) - Volo
    Mary Elizabeth McGlynn - Lastri / Prioress / Ginni Lannon / etc.
    Liam O'Brien - Quarrel / etc
    G.K. Bowes - Inshula / etc.
    Barbara Goodson - Soraevora / Lady / Fariba / Goodwife Aruna / etc.
    Annie VanderMeer Carlson (meeee) - Chir Darkflame / Lila / Vadin'ya / Kwesi


    ...CRAP. Damn my human brain, that's all I can remember at the moment... There are a lot more awesome actors, and I'm sure I have them written down SOMEWHERE - I'll message Alex Brandon and see what I can get. But there you go. Mary, Liam, G.K., and Barbara's performances are FUCKING AWESOME, as are our other guys. When you hear Finch's voice, oh man. RADNESS.
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  11. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator Patron

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    Thanks for that list Annie. I was curious if any other OEI people were doing VO's as well.

    Did you write the characters that you did VO for?
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  12. Andyman Messiah Mr. Ed-ucated

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    Oh goddamn fucking YES! :D
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  13. Annie Mitsoda Developer

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    I wrote a great deal of the characters, and reviewed/edited everything else. Chir's the big name there, but I wrote Kwesi and Vadin'ya as well. Ton of fun.

    And yes, I was SUPER-STOKED to work with Mary Elizabeth McGlynn! She does an amazing job as Lastri, and I did my best not to fangirl at her. ;) Barbara Goodson also deserves a ton of kudos - she didn't have an easy character to do, and Soraevora came out magnificently... plus she's been doing VO for decades, meaning you've probably already heard and enjoyed one of her performances already.

    I'm kicking myself that I can't recall the other actors, because they were also fantastic - I was actually trying to get our own Mr. Anthony Davis to do the voice of Ribsmasher, but after he heard the guy we were considering (and eventually picked) he was like "no way, can't compete with that!" So sadly, myself, Alex, and Fryda are the only Obsidian folks who did VO for it, but it remains rad.
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  14. Warden Arbiter

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    No, I'll buy only 1 now because that guy Anthony Davis didn't answer my pm in which I told him he was wrong about monsters having max HP in NWN2. :cool:
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  15. Elwro Arcane Patron

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    Shame on him.
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  16. deuxhero Prophet

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    does Soraevora have an evil laugh?
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