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VGS Interview with Patrick Weekes on June 3, 2015

posted Jun 6, 2015, 1:28 PM by Princess Stabbity   [ updated Jun 6, 2015, 1:29 PM ]
VGS tweeted during their interview with Patrick Weekes the other day (June 3, 2015). Following is the conversation. If they upload the video I’ll post that as well.. enjoy!

This looks a hell of a lot better on the new site, but this'll have to do for now :P

After INSANE amounts of patience and kindness @PatrickWeekes will be joining the program tonight to talk about @dragonage Questions?

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 3, 2015

#Bioware talk with @PatrickWeekes "Inquisition is a story about faith, in you, the organization and the world"

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 3, 2015

#Bioware talk with @PatrickWeekes "It took us a while to understand what building an organization really meant for the players"

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 3, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes "Iron Bull began before I arrived, the idea was "The complete opposite of Sten"

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 3, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes Writing Iron Bull is analogies to watching Prime time football

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 3, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes Writing Iron Bull is analogies to watching Prime time football

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 3, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes Iron Bull shipped the closest to how I originally imagined him

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 3, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes @RealFPJr gave Iron Bull that slight hint of culture, completed changed the character

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 3, 2015

@VGS_640 @PatrickWeekes thats right! Patrick and i are cultured gentlemen with fantastic calf muscles!

— Freddie Prinze Jr (@RealFPJr) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: @Mike_Laidlaw and Patrick at lunch talking about the Iron Bull being romanced able- Mike said, "…REALLY"

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 3, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes when researching Iron Bulls sexuality he talked to members of the BDSM community

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 3, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes our goal is to give the players the type of fantasy fulfillment they want Re-Iron Bull

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 3, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes staged the BDSM sex with @eplerjc in @dragonage before it's creation, respectfully

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 3, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes on the Iron Bull Dorian romance, how it happened

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 3, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes every character pairing had a "razor" overall flavor of character relationships

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 3, 2015

#BiowareTalk: The romance was discovered when @davidgaider and @PatrickWeekes role played the characters bantering- then kissing….

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 3, 2015

Down to making sure that Bull's reaction to 'I'm not interested' came across in no way disappointed.

— Mr. Nhoj (@eplerjc) June 3, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: His Iron Bull canon end, Chargers are alive, he's an exile, and "Slapping the Inquisitors ass forever"

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 3, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Iron Bull is the lense to understand the Qun, through the opposite of Sten

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

And working with @PatrickWeekes on that romance strengthened our personal and professional relationships. Excited to work together as leads.

— Mr. Nhoj (@eplerjc) June 3, 2015

Making it absolutely clear that romance with Bull was 100% consensual occupied more of my time than any other piece of content.

— Mr. Nhoj (@eplerjc) June 3, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes On going to the land of the Qunari "100% confirmed"…..Well no but he wants to.

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes now on #Krem voiced by the incredible @jhaletweets

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes originally Krem was suppose to be Tevinter just to show that Iron Bull would take anybody

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes Krem's name was originally intended to be called RED SHIRT visa-vi #StarTrek

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

PAX LGBT Pannel "The only time I have seen transcharacter is when they are made into monsters are jokes" @PatrickWeekeslisten with #Krem

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Everyone said yes to #Krem as being a transcharacter

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Creation of #Krem by @Bioware was one of the most inspiring things Patrick had ever seen in gaming

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes on choosing @jhaletweets to voice the trans-gender character #Krem in Inquisition

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: @jhaletweets REALLY focused on making sure her role of #Krem in Inquisition was authentic

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Outlines all the times he botched different sexual experiences with characters, learned from the expert

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Originally had Iron Bull "out" #Krem as trans, something the community…DID NOT like

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: "I'm really proud of #Krem, just as surely there are things I'm gonna do differently next time."

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Might have changed the Inquistor's response to #Krem talking about his gender, hard to nail

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: We would allow the character to be ignorant, NOT allow the character to be hateful #Krem

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: On the importance of teaching pro nouns in @dragonage in terms of #Krem

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: #Krem will NOT be the last intersex character we have in the @dragonage world

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: People that don't want trans-characters in their video games "I feel sorry for them, play something else"

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: "Large issue today with 'This isn't for me' to 'this is objectively wrong"

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Now onto Solas!

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Everyone knew who Solas was, everyone knew how his story was going to end before he took it over

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Solas went through more changes than any other character

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: First draft ALLL Solas ever talked about was "Elves Elves Elves"

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Solas still works even WITHOUT the Dread wolf backing

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Earlier version of Solas lied a lot more, weakened his character him and Blackwall Liars who don't lie

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Talking about the connections between a character like Mordin and Solas

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Solas approves of "People who are interested in finding out knowledge"

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Established knowledge of the Dread Wolf didn't affect the characterization of Solas

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: With Solas, "anyone who here's trickster god….makes the player think Loki in the Avengers"

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Solas COULD have been the Jack Nicholson screaming riddler of @dragonage

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: We wanted most players not to know the secret that Solas had, EXCEPT on your second playthrough

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Slap the forehead on the second playthrough style of writing….on #Solas

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: The Solas 'wink' at the end was something he really REALLY liked

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: We had versions where you were present when Solas confront Mythal

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: The stinger means "Just in case you were wondering, we aren't DONE"

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: On where he wants to take the @dragonage franchise going forward

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: The next @dragonage will not be @davidgaider next story, @PatrickWeekes respects his work TOOOO much

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Patrick wants to keep the thematic elements going in the next #DragonAge games

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Now onto the Solas DLC…..

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Which he obviously can't say ANYTHING about or even confirm exists but still Wolf #DLCforever

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: On the Inquisitor + Solas romance and the amazing work of the gameplay designers

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: The moral perspective of the Solas and Inquisitor romance was supremely important to the story

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: The story of Solas is NOT a happy one

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Now onto Here Lies the Abyss quest plot

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: The quest line had FAR too many different character variables to deal with!! Different Hawkes,

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: I do two types of villains, the villain that thinks she's the hero and the mean girl villain

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: On what the Nightmare said to Solas in Here Lies the Abyss- What does it mean!

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Here Lies the Abyss originally was suppose to be where you met, The Architect from DAI DLC

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Hawke might not be dead! Well obviously

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Onto Cole and him picking up the reigns from @davidgaider

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Cole started out with more powers and was "Zanier"

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Cole being a spirit of compassion informed all choice the character would make

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Writing for Cole realllllly affected Patrick, ruined his day because of the intensity

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: In an early version Cole was either, more Spirit or more Demon

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: The division between the human Cole vs the Spirit Cole, the difficulty

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Patrick chose to make #Cole more spirit

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Cole absolutely KNEW what #Solas is and was and continues to be

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: On Cole making the Inquisitor "forget" himself

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: Finishing up! Any questions?

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: We just did a game about building an empire, we probably won't do that again

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: The next game will focus on what worked in surprising ways in Inquisition

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: He likes the agent recruitment aspect, wants that feature to be pushed into the narrative somehow

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: The Dragon age franchise is at it's best when it remember it's human

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

#BiowareTalk with @PatrickWeekes: To the fans on leading @dragonage "I was a fan before it shipped and I will do it justice"

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015

Final HUGE thank you to both @PatrickWeekes and @davidgaider for their tireless efforts and speaking to me about @dragonage

— VGS (@VGS_640) June 4, 2015