| Mail |
You might also like: WoW Insider, Joystiq, and more

Reader Comments (26)

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 7:57PM Irem said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Ree is my hero.

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 10:31PM DancingCow said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@Irem

I'd never heard of her until a couple of months ago. Then they rolled out the Sylvari and I became an instant fan.

I'm so glad she crossed over into gaming.
Reply

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 8:20PM DevilSei said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
I must SEE that Wiki!
Or, see the big naval battle against a dragon!

Or at the very least a "Collectors Edition"... I would totally make do with even a hint of that...

And since I won't be able to find a CE anywhere, or the naval battles, excuse me while I type random things into my web bar in the vain hope that both said wiki is online, and that I shall stumble upon a magical backdoor leading into it.

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 8:43PM Nikopol said

  • 3 hearts
  • Report
This made me smile:

"You have to like it that much, because the people who love these games are just that passionate, and if you’re not that passionate, they can tell. You can tell a game that was written by a guy who was kind of bored with it."

Just going by this interview, it's pretty clear we're not going to have that problem here. :)

Reading an interview with anyone who so obviously has a passion and understanding for the work she's doing is always a blast. Not only assuring, but a fun read as well. D&D, Star Trek, writing, Myth, online gaming, Sylvari, other Guild Wars lore and design anecdotes... All sorts of interesting stuff in there.

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 8:54PM Irem said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@Nikopol
It's always a joy to hear her talk about the game and her work. She really does have such an obvious passion for it. People can ask her the most obscure stuff and she'll know exactly what they're talking about and have an answer, every time.

Reply

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 8:53PM Nenene said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Nothing makes me more hyped to play this game than reading about the sincere enthusiasm the people creating the game have for it. For me, I like music so much more when it sounds like the people who created it are having fun and really love music, and with games it's the same way. That love comes out in the finished product.

Also, glad to see the whole 'Jennah is an evil mesmer who ensorcelled Logan into doing her evil bidding' talking point debunked. She's a good person.

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 5:39PM OrangeGamer said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@Nenene That is definitely what fuels my excitement for the game. The sheer amounts of talent AND enthusiasm at ArenaNet are mind-boggling.
Reply

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 9:08PM Faction 3 said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Ree definately has that hot-nerd thing going on.

Anyway, hopefully the Beta is going smoothly, probably hear about its results sometime in the next few weeks I HOPE!

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 9:17PM Dunraven said

  • 2.5 hearts
  • Report
I saw her at Gamescom 2011 she is stunningly Beautiful I told her I was a fan of her works and she said aww aren't you sweet.

Sucks being a kid sometimes......

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 10:09PM Valdur said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
If Ree was to be a GW character she would be an Elementalist, with her long fiery hair.

Man that was an interview and it put to shame a lot of those so called game journalists.

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 10:19PM Rialle said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Cool.

I actually met Ree Soesbee back when she was writing for Legend of the Five Rings. She actually signed my copy of Way of the Crane. Her work is one of the reasons I'm looking forward to the GW2.

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 10:31PM Ahgasbane said

  • Half a heart
  • Report
Ree ruined, RUINED L5R. She has always shown faction favoritism and she is a little above a hack. This is the hope GW people have for their storyline? Keep an eye out kiddos, her favorite faction will be where you want to play*cough*crane*cough*.

Quit giving her a pass because she's easy on the eyes. John Wick FOREVA!

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 10:54PM Irem said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@Ahgasbane
There aren't any factions in GW2. >_>
Reply

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 10:56PM Ahgasbane said

  • Half a heart
  • Report
@Irem

Races? Classes. Trust me, she'll find a way. What she did to L5R is going to happen to GW2, its just a matter of time and effort. She is the ultimate Mary Sue writer not currently floundering on their own obscure website.
Reply

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 11:05PM Ehra said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@Ahgasbane

Ree worked on both Nightfall and EoTN according to this interview. Show me where all of the Mary Sue and favoritism is.
Reply

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 11:08PM Ahgasbane said

  • 1 heart
  • Report
@Ehra

Look up her body of work, which projects she chooses to take on personally and how she overrode player determined storylines in L5R for her own whims. I cannot convey to you what the Day of Thunder was like live, but it was one of the greatest moments I have ever experienced as a gamer. She single handedly ripped that type of moment from L5R, and I'm betting if you dig into her other projects you'll find the same type of manipulation.
Reply

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 11:09PM Irem said

  • 2.5 hearts
  • Report
@Ahgasbane
Ree doesn't work on classes in GW2, beyond general flavor.

I'm gonna be honest, after years of playing WoW and hearing both Alliance and Horde players adamantly insist that Blizzard favors the opposing faction in every way, I have to take your fervent declarations of Ree's evil designs on GW2 lore with a grain of salt. I like what I've seen of her work so far, but if it turns out in the future that she's secretly plotting to tread everything but charr mesmers under her boot heel, I'll buy you a muffin or something.
Reply

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 11:36PM Rialle said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@Ahgasbane I think you're overblowing this. I don't recall Way of the Crane being all that bad. Maybe I'm biased because I played a Crane Clan deck at the time in the CCG, but I was a total Dragon Clan fanboy from a lore perspective.

In the first edition of the RPG books (which is the only version I played), the Lion Clan did kind of get proverbially crapped on by the designers. This includes John Wick (the creator of the franchise), who seemed to love the Scorpion clan.
Reply

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 11:59PM Ehra said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@Ahgasbane

Sorry, but I don't care about what you claim she did in a book I never read for a game I never played. All I'm concerned about is her work with Anet and at Anet she's a writer and lore-keeper, not a programmer, a systems designer, or a skills balance guru.
Reply

Posted: Jan 12th 2012 12:23AM Protoavis said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@Ahgasbane

Considering a lot of people thing TOR has AMAZING stories (which are actually the most uninspired generic cliches that anyone could come with) I don't think a lot of people would really care.
Reply

Featured Stories

MMO Week in Review: WoW's rebound

Posted on Nov 23rd 2014 8:00PM

EVE Evolved: What does Thera mean for EVE?

Posted on Nov 23rd 2014 6:00PM

Engadget

Engadget

Joystiq

Joystiq

WoW Insider

WoW

TUAW

TUAW