Jun 24, 2011

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Daniel Erickson: BioWare Writers Are Game Designers

The UK edition of PC Gamer magazine has just hit the stands, and there’s a an interview with BioWare Writing Director Daniel Erickson.

In the highlights, Daniel discusses what many of the TOR faithful already know – that BioWare writers really are game designers and have a huge impact in the outcome of the product:

What I’ve learned though, and what the rest of the industry is still wrestling with, is: you can teach a writer to be a junior game designer. You cannot teach a junior game designer to be a writer. You need somebody who is a senior master level writer and then you teach them the basics of game design.

Another interesting quote, it response to a PC Gamer question about choices that count as Dark Side but are the right thing to do. Part of Daniels answer had to do with the Jedi following the code to the letter, and this, sure to cause some controversy:

Daniel Erickson: In the time period we’re at in TOR, the Jedi are massively conservative and they follow the very letter of what it says in the Jedi code. Which is that affection leads to the Dark Side. You do not want connections, you do not want these things, you have chosen to be a Jedi this time, so you have signed up for this. So basically, all romance paths lead to the Dark Side, if you’re a Jedi.

While the entire interview isn’t available online, you can subscribe to PC Gamer digitally and get your hands on it RIGHT NOW! It’s well worth reading…

Source: Massively


  1. Dakota H says:

    Thanks bunches. The article sure seems interesting.

  2. So basically romance leads to evil for the jedi. That’s incredible.

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