Monday, June 29, 2009


Rob McGinnis is leaving OEI and leaves behind no real replacement as NWN2 community rep for the devs.

His continuous presence was comforting: on one level, it was a demonstration of OEI's dedication to the community, and the game. Now what? What does it mean? Does it mean anything at all?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

You got to see this!

This work by Qk on anims has me practically as excited as when JR's Beholder came out or Tupoun's City Hak.

Check it out here.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dragon Age: Origins

This post will just be some thoughts that I have about the game from what I know at this time. It's not much. I haven't followed the game for years. With E3 drawing nearer and finally upon us, I decided to check out what's going on.

There's been a recent uproar on the direction the marketing has taken. Bioware has released trailers containing lots of blood and action with a Marilyn Manson song as the main track. I'm not bothered by it. I have no idea if I'll love the game until I play it. I'm pretty sure I'll at least like it. It's a party-based fantasy CRPG. That already puts it above just about any other recent game out there for me. I've watched trailers for other games many times over. I have no interest in buying the games as they aren't the kinds of games I like to play. I know that ahead of time. But by watching trailers/cinematics alone, I would have no idea what the actual gameplay is like.

As mentioned, I don't know all there is to know about the game as it stands now. I do know I look forward to playing it. There are some cons IMHO. Being a huge fan of the Infinity games, I wish the party size was larger. There seems to be a lack of a dedicated healer class. There doesn't seem to be a cleric type at all. I would think it an obvious class type with the demons, undead, and abominations prevelant in the game. Looks like the mage will be a blaster and a healer. From previous game experience, I don't much like this type of character. We'll see. Combining spells looks very cool though. Rogues are said to be interesting. There just doesn't seem to be much info on them at this point. Even with the lack of info, a rogue may be my first character.

Will GPS mod DA:O? Right now it's undecided. The toolset looks like it has lots of promise. I think some truly excellent adventures can be made with it. Being a custom content creator, DA:O does interest me. I will at least try to get a few models into the game.

Anyway, for now these are my random wait and see thoughts on Dragon Age: Origins.