Lead Writer of BioWare's Dragon Age game series, lover of fan tears. This is where I blog about game development, fandom, and narrative design. Anything I say here is my opinion alone.
Mr. Gaider, out of curiosity, how do you and the Bioware team react to negative fan feedback? I know when I see it on social media or other places it is upsetting to see due to early judgement and the fact that some of the comments are overly dramatic. You guys do work really hard on every game you put out and I believe it is something some people forget when putting out judgement. It is probably due to their high expectations of the game, as we all have,but sometimes how it is expressed is bad.
Hi there. I have a quick lore question. In Asunder, Wynne calls the the huge chasm in the Western Approach "The Abyssal Rift", but all the maps I've seen – including the one in the book – call it "The Abyssal Reach". Is there a mistake somewhere? If not both, then which one is correct? Thanks in advance!
Hey, I noticed in the new livestream that Josephine's hairstyle changed from her previous picture. Does that mean the characters appearances may change throughout the game?
[I might have asked this before, sorry if it’s a repeat] Hey, I’ve been curious for a while now if you or another writer (Let’s call them AnnaBob) has ever written a part of game lore (like a culture or faction) only to find out after the fact it’s very similar to something from an unrelated franchise which AnnaBob had never read, watched or played, and was thus unaware of. Do you ever worry about having elements too similar to other stories? Have you ever had to change something because of it?
Mr. Gaider: What are your thoughts about the overall lack of People of Color, in particular non-asian, in the video game industry (not characters, specifically with developers and team members themselves)? A lot of companies have published their own data and have attempted to make changes in their lack of diversity. Is this something Bioware/EA is trying to combat or do you think things are fine the way they are?
I just wanted to say how much I love your writing and thanks for all your hard work. Asunder was particularly good. I found myself quite impressed with Lambert as an antagonist. To the point that I was almost a little sad that he seemingly meets his end at Cole's hands in the conclusion. I was a little jealous I didn't get to confront Lambert myself. That got me thinking about Dawn of the Seeker though, is High Seeker ranked lower than Lord/Lady Seeker? Sorry if this is a too obscure lore query