I'm not seeing the issue. Is it your hypothesis that the fact that Julie Fowlis was been contracted to produce Scottish Gaelic music for the game to give it a Gaelic character a major factor for why people backed the game on KS or through PayPal, and that they would be furiously disappointed if it turned out otherwise?Sacred_Path wrote: "Guys, we just hired a famous musician for the soundtrack! Her music has absolutely nothing to do with the game. However, it sounds pretty!" I can see the reactions to THAT.
But, in any case, no current or previous commitment of inXile nor any current or previous piece of information released by inXile about the game changes my fundamental insistence that the game should be faithful to the high fantasy setting of the originals and not be turned into a quasi-historical fantasy. If it helps you understand any about where I am coming from, I am making two layers of arguments. First and foremost, I am challenging a number of things to which inXile already appears committed and asking them repeal those decisions in favor of ones that are more faithful to the original series. The second layer is the source of most the noise generated by this back and forth between you and me. The second layer of argument is to challenge what information they have released on technical or aesthetic grounds or its consistency. If I can show that what they have already presented is significantly flawed, then maybe I can get them to repeal it and start taking the first layer of argument more seriously.
Are the funds additional? (Her services are not listed as a stretch goal, incidentally.) And, who's to say that they wouldn't have sought out a decent folk musician or band for a high fantasy setting. Folk music tends to give the "old-timey" vibe often found in high fantasy settings.Sacred_Path wrote: The fact that they spent additional funds on this shows their earnestness in creating a semi-historical setting.
I'm not sure that there was much trying of any sort on their part. That is part of my problem with all this. Layer 2: If they are going to employ a professional writer, then they should put his talents to full use. (Layer 1: Of course, I would rather see them not spend much effort on the writing in the first place.)Sacred_Path wrote: I'm not arguing that they didn't try to establish parallels to the Picts.
But, have they actually created a fictional people? Or have they simply recycled bits of real world history, maybe with some elements from Robert Jordan blended in for good measure, and then tried to apply a label which does almost nothing to disguise their borrowing from our world's history?Sacred_Path wrote: What I'm saying is that it would be somewhat in pure taste to create a fictional people in a fantasy game, and then slap a historical name on it, be it Celts, Teutons or Scythians. Not to mention that, from what I gather, such an approach would be even worse in your eyes (farther removed from the original games).