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Forum: News Comments October 19th, 2009, 19:35
Replies: 85
Views: 9,876
Posted By Stormwaltz
Congratulations! ^_^ I've lurked around here…

Congratulations! ^_^

I've lurked around here since the site opened, and I find it ironic that MMOWatch has to be shuttered just two months after I left BioWare to return to making MMORPGs.

But…
Forum: News Comments July 28th, 2009, 18:44
Replies: 16
Views: 1,634
Posted By Stormwaltz
Twitter is for people who think soundbites count…

Twitter is for people who think soundbites count as conversation.
Forum: News Comments July 23rd, 2009, 19:18
Replies: 7
Views: 1,793
Posted By Stormwaltz
I think there's some confusion about exactly what…

I think there's some confusion about exactly what happened with our two companies. BioWare has not "taken the helm." Mythic and BioWare are still independent studios.

What's happened is that both…
Forum: News Comments July 16th, 2009, 19:58
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By Stormwaltz
The Mass Effect trilogy will finish its own…

The Mass Effect trilogy will finish its own story. Any games beyond them would be a different story. So what he's talking about would be the Crusade to the ME trilogy's Babylon 5 — hopefully with…
Forum: News Comments July 4th, 2009, 23:43
Replies: 12
Views: 2,004
Posted By Stormwaltz
Troika + SFRPG? Of course I remember this one!

Troika + SFRPG? Of course I remember this one!
Forum: News Comments May 6th, 2009, 20:38
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By Stormwaltz
Believe it or not, the first we (the rank and…

Believe it or not, the first we (the rank and file outside DA) heard of this was yesterday, when the press release went out.

I like Green Ronin's stuff, so I'm very pleased.
Forum: News Comments April 16th, 2009, 18:48
Replies: 21
Views: 2,260
Posted By Stormwaltz
Would it shock you if I agreed? :)

Would it shock you if I agreed? :)
Forum: News Comments February 23rd, 2009, 08:38
Replies: 30
Views: 2,708
Posted By Stormwaltz
Making it often isn't as hard as getting it to…

Making it often isn't as hard as getting it to fit on one DVD or in the 360's RAM. You might be surprised at the staggering size levels can be with full dialogue.

(If you're a PC player who's had…
Forum: News Comments February 18th, 2009, 19:10
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By Stormwaltz
This statement aggravated me: I'm…

This statement aggravated me:



I'm biased, but I'd call that sticking to the design. You could criticize Oblivion or Dwarf Fortress for not having enough story, but that's kind of missing the…
Forum: News Comments February 2nd, 2009, 23:14
Replies: 98
Views: 5,860
Posted By Stormwaltz
Briefly, because I'm at work now… I agree…

Briefly, because I'm at work now…

I agree with you, but again, the decision to "go big" can't be unmade now. Even assuming EA would go for it (the bill of sale read "makes summer blockbusters"…
Forum: News Comments February 2nd, 2009, 03:32
Replies: 98
Views: 5,860
Posted By Stormwaltz
Ray and Greg are optimistic and enthusiastic guys…

Ray and Greg are optimistic and enthusiastic guys who sincerely believe the best in people. I'm pretty sure they honestly see it as mutually desirable and beneficial. But it was going to happen…
Forum: News Comments February 1st, 2009, 00:51
Replies: 98
Views: 5,860
Posted By Stormwaltz
Check your history, friend. BioWare was sold by…

Check your history, friend. BioWare was sold by Elevation Partners to EA. BW didn't sell; we were sold.

The drawback of accepting money from private investors is that sometimes they want their…
Forum: News Comments January 31st, 2009, 22:07
Replies: 98
Views: 5,860
Posted By Stormwaltz
You need to take that up with EA, not BioWare. We…

You need to take that up with EA, not BioWare. We have no say in it.
Forum: News Comments January 30th, 2009, 00:23
Replies: 19
Views: 1,509
Posted By Stormwaltz
Response from Scott Jennings here….

Response from Scott Jennings here. (http://www.brokentoys.org/2009/01/28/answering-tom-chick-five-easy-pieces-and-one-snide-one/)

Executive summary: "Tom Chick’s core problem: MMO = World of…
Forum: News Comments January 22nd, 2009, 19:08
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By Stormwaltz
Another MMORPG developer disagrees with his…

Another MMORPG developer disagrees with his conclusions. (http://www.brokentoys.org/2009/01/21/rmt-inevitable-not-so-fast/)

Kerry's always been a maverick. This is the guy who last got in the news…
Forum: News Comments December 26th, 2008, 08:47
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By Stormwaltz
First of all, there seems to be some confusion of…

First of all, there seems to be some confusion of ideas in the article. Their assumption appears to be that "if you use microtransactions, you won't have subscriptions." Balderdash. Their stated…
Forum: News Comments December 25th, 2008, 22:09
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By Stormwaltz
Blizzard's $~172.5 million per month income says…

Blizzard's $~172.5 million per month income says Gamasutra should take their list back and rethink the part about the "waning" of subscriptions.
Forum: News Comments December 19th, 2008, 20:36
Replies: 40
Views: 2,837
Posted By Stormwaltz
I think you're confusing "depth of the…

I think you're confusing "depth of the background" with "depth of the story."

Here's what Drew said: "The reason the Mass Effect novels worked so well was the depth of the universe we created for…
Forum: News Comments December 17th, 2008, 19:27
Replies: 40
Views: 2,837
Posted By Stormwaltz
Did you read the codex?

Did you read the codex?
Forum: News Comments December 16th, 2008, 19:19
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By Stormwaltz
I think it's time for Turbine to admit that…

I think it's time for Turbine to admit that opening California studios is the kiss of death for them.
Forum: News Comments December 7th, 2008, 02:35
Replies: 23
Views: 2,603
Posted By Stormwaltz
As someone who's worked at BioWare Edmonton for…

As someone who's worked at BioWare Edmonton for four and half years, with most of the people who made KotOR1 (they're doing Mass Effect now), I have never heard anyone in a senior position seriously…
Forum: News Comments December 6th, 2008, 23:50
Replies: 23
Views: 2,603
Posted By Stormwaltz
I don't know, LotRO seems pretty successful to…

I don't know, LotRO seems pretty successful to me. It's no WoW, but no one should seriously expect anything but WoW to be WoW. It pays for itself, it makes a profit, and it hasn't seen any server…
Forum: News Comments December 2nd, 2008, 00:32
Replies: 46
Views: 2,354
Posted By Stormwaltz
Personally, I argued (and continue to argue) for…

Personally, I argued (and continue to argue) for few alien races in ME. IMO, Star Trek and Star Wars were so lousy with aliens that the unique treasure of sapient life was cheapened and watered-down….
Forum: News Comments November 5th, 2008, 23:28
Replies: 34
Views: 3,603
Posted By Stormwaltz
More likely they wanted to compare it to Tolkien,…

More likely they wanted to compare it to Tolkien, but the only parts that fit were the bits where people regularly fight balrogs and giant spiders.

Glad to finally get some details Until this is…
Forum: News Comments September 24th, 2008, 20:02
Replies: 22
Views: 2,661
Posted By Stormwaltz
Devs love it too. The other writer in my room has…

Devs love it too. The other writer in my room has been swapping excited tales of his exploits with the tech designer and QA across the hall.
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