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Tornquist should just leave Funcom and fully focus on his own company.
He have all the experience to produce a good SRPG.
Pardon my English as it is not my 1st language
Shouldn't really be a surprise IMO - Ragnar's strength is storytelling, and I imagine it's a part of the game design process that he both likes and can (hopefully) turn to a profit.
Funcom's future outlook from their Q2 report is towards "Building smaller, more focussed online games" and "Player driven content, engagement and community", which sounds, to me, like it'll leave a lot less room for story elements than has been allowed in recent releases.
Long story short - I think Ragnar and Funcom's aims now diverge over the "story" element.
Originally posted by ShakyMo Just seen the 1.4 patch notes and the huge huge improvements they are making to pvp. Looks like funcom are maybe focussing less on story and getting the other systems right. If these pvp changes work, tsw should be a good game pvp wise. 1.3 brought the rp things like the theatre, I wonder if the cabal housing will come with 1.5. Tsw always had potential to be a good mmo, its main drawback was there was nothing for you at endgame unless you liked grinding dungeons a lot.
And here are the notes:
...and on PVP:
Tornquist was the main writer and brain behind the wonderful themes, missions and story details?
If so, he's really got some skill - I hope his new gig works out for him.
Originally posted by Keylogger Tornquist was the main writer and brain behind the wonderful themes, missions and story details? If so, he's really got some skill - I hope his new gig works out for him.
He's also the writer and brains behind the Longest Journey games, and the original lore/storyline writer of Anarchy Online.
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I don't know how successful Dreamfall Chapters will be. IIRC, Dreamfall itself wasn't a huge commercial success, although maybe that's because it was a very flawed game in some ways. Still, it's one of my favorite series and hopefully, we'll see a good continuation of it soon enough. So, for me, this is good news.
As for TSW, it could do just fine even without as much involvement from Ragnar. It doesn't need as much writing now that it's out and TSW has some other good writers, too.
Ragnar's new company is called 'Red Thread Games'.
One of the new missions being released in TSW is 'The Red Thread'.
Originally posted by OG_Zorvan Originally posted by Keylogger Tornquist was the main writer and brain behind the wonderful themes, missions and story details? If so, he's really got some skill - I hope his new gig works out for him.
That explains alot.
Longest Journey was great and AO/RK gave me a huge nerd boner.
Given a good company (read: $$$) he'll knock some gold out, I bet.