My rant on Todd Howard.

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Daniel The NCR Veteran, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    In their head quarters, as with any self-respecting business centre, there is a small closed lid with the other elevator buttons. You unlock it with a small key, and are granted access to the hidden level. This comprises of three entire stories - all in one floor, with high ceilings, dim lighting, and at the end, a long table, with dark velvet curtains draping the walls.

    This is the brandy room. Here the real decisions are made, and always under the influence of copious ammounts of opium and ketamine, coupled with pastries made from semen and menstruation blood, concluded by sessions of prostate stimulation
     
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  2. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    Whatever goodwill may have came from the gameplay was absolutely murdered by one of the most annoying and abrasive supporting cast in gaming ever and had made people wish there was an option to join the Nazis in game because of them.
     
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  3. TheHouseAlwaysWins

    TheHouseAlwaysWins Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Nov 28, 2015
    thats cause they were nazis in the first place
     
  4. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix Watch out Joker, this one looks kind of tough

    Jun 25, 2018
    You seem disgruntled, yngele, is there problems with your schmeckle?
     
  5. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    No. Times can change. After Fallout 4 made billions of money in shorter timespan than Skyrim and Todds masters became too generous on his bonus payment to afford luxuries, he clearly changed. Started to brag about his wealth, talking shitty at public events, saying he's buddy of Elon Musk, even though he's just one of those extra nice and wealthy customers who thought Tesla is a good vehicle that totally worth its price, basically every negative parts of character one can notice when watching him from outside perspective. A behavior of an omega male who suddlenly got successful at serving to the real masters exploiting his ability to speak lies and be nice at the same time. He thinks it's normal and gets confirmation after every succesful TES or Fallout release, he just becomes more and more noticeable shitter, with every failure or scandal following his so-called games. And OP got it right.
     
  6. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Guy seems to be kind of a hack that can't manage projects properly but from that to dedicate him any more vitriol seems like a waste of energy.
     
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  7. BigGuyCIA

    BigGuyCIA Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Oct 26, 2016
    He's a cool "bro" guy to hang out with. It's mentioned around in the interwebs that he's regarded as largely inept at managing projects - so definitely not the first time I've heard it mentioned.

    I think any ire that Petey gets, on the other hand, is warranted. Dude cancels interviews with you if the company you represent tweets memes making fun of Fallout 76 announcements.

    Petty Hines.
     
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  8. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix Watch out Joker, this one looks kind of tough

    Jun 25, 2018
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    So what you’re saying is that this is less accurate than if it was Pete Hines
     
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  9. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    Are you mocking my supposed Jewish heritage?

    uncool.
     
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  10. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Pete Hines is indeed a vindictive douchebag.
     
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  11. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    Eh... I kinda forgot all about that.
    Yeah, he does indeed seem like a tool.
     
  12. BigGuyCIA

    BigGuyCIA Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Oct 26, 2016
    There's a picture floating around where someone photoshopped Pete's face to look like a Fallout 1 Super Mutant...

    Here we go:
     
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  13. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix Watch out Joker, this one looks kind of tough

    Jun 25, 2018
    It’s both hideous and oddly aesthetically pleasing.
     
  14. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    BURN IT WITH THE HOLIEST OF FLAMES!
     
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  15. AureliusofPhoenix

    AureliusofPhoenix Watch out Joker, this one looks kind of tough

    Jun 25, 2018
    I don't know why but that made me think of Crusader Kings II. Good times.
     
  16. Sublime

    Sublime It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 5, 2018
    The "Ugly Pete" part had me dying in laughter
     
  17. Nyaren-Chan

    Nyaren-Chan Scribe initiate

    Aug 18, 2019
    I don't think he really cares about how his consumers view him, he is not a Political Leader, he makes video games. He has tons of money, and like mentioned previously, those complaining about him are probably less happy than he is.
    I don't think he cares, he's making money, and unfortunately for us he makes that money by using our game franchise.. but hey, that's what most of those big video games companies does..
     
  18. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Everyone who's in such a position cares about what people view and think about them. How could they not? It's merely human. Have you seen the images from Todd when Witcher 3 pretty much wiped the Floor with Fallout 4? Yes Todd is a hack and all that. But he is at the end of the day a human being that was for years the head of a development company releasing games that received all kinds of praise not just from gaming press but also millions of gamers. They managed to sell more and more copies with each new game. Does he believe his products are nothing more than burgers and fries for the masses? Who knows. He might REALLY believe at this point that he's making very intelligent games and real role playing games. And then suddenly something from a small polish company comes along and everyone is like, THIS, this is what a real open world RPG should be like! And it wins a lot of awards while Fallout 4 is getting nothing. I think a lot of frustration was also released in that moment where the Witcher 3 was used like a big middle finger to Fallout 4 by a lot of gamers. I mean ... heh ... even long time Bethesda fans had some serious trouble with their cognitive dissonance going on. On one side defending Bethesda and Fallout 4 despite the fact that it's nothing more but a buggy and glorified shooter with mediocre gameplay and even worse story. I think I have spend a couple of hours watching die hard Beth apologetics with their youtube channels explaining how the game is shitty but still being a fun role playing game ... without being a role playing game. Anyway yeah this is all just speculation but my feeling is oh Todd Howard does care about what the Interwebs and the gaming community is thinking about it. I mean in this business popularity is also equal to money. And in Germany we have this saying which goes like winning makes you stupid. When you never have someone criticising you work, questioning your ideas and concepts at the right moment or in general getting you back to earth you really start to believe that you might be the next Jesus or something. You can become very full of your self. You know there is this anecdote they tell about Roman generals. Once a General in Rome won a huge battle and successful campaign was the only time when a general was actually allowed to enter Rome with his troops. They would have a huge procession with thousand of people chanting while the General was sitting on his chariot with his troops marching trough. Must have been an impressive sight. Now the anecdote goes as follows. Every general had also a slave on his chariot who would whisper in his ear, all men are mortal and every glory is short-lived. Go figure.
     
  19. Squadcar

    Squadcar Ofajujd Spjoft Umvzw

    Jun 1, 2018
    I feel like if you get memes made about you, it's hard to not feel some sort of way about it.

    At the end of the day, he likely does his job, goes home, and doesn't think about it constantly. Sure, he wants a good image for his company and to keep making money working in his position there but he doesn't care about critical acclaim as much as he cares about what his boss says about his job stability.


    I feel like this is what probably happened to George Lucas. People probably helped refine his ideas for the original trilogy but when it came for the prequels he had enough fame and money that no one could really say, "Hey George, is Anakin bitching about sand a really good idea? Also, what's with this Jar Jar guy?" and make him reconsider.
     
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  20. Sublime

    Sublime It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 5, 2018
    It was actually emperor Marcus Aurelius
     
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