We hit all the right notes in our convo with Guild Wars 2 dev, Lena Chappelle! We talked about design, composing music for games and learned that Lena is also a published SFF author!
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Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1
Questions for Lena:
•Do you have specific methods for getting into a workflow for music versus scripting
•You can only listen to one album for the next 6 months. What do you choose?
Note: These came in via the GW Tumblr community: [Lena couldn't address these but we did them generally as best we could]
•For the 2015 Halloween event, some of the event drop dyes were named in a way that was upsetting to the fan base because they were disrespectful to the mentally ill. Based on fan reaction, they were changed before release. [someone found the names via datamining] Can you talk about the feedback and response that lead to the changes before it went live?
•There’s not a lot of natural hair options available despite being able to make a (visibly) POC character. Will there be options added? Norns having locs and other natural hairstyles available were examples.
•Related to these two questions; would having more POC/LGBTQIA people involved in the writing and art processes have prevented a stumble like the poorly named dyes, or lack of natural hair options?
What we’re playing/reading:
Lena: Amplitude, The Witness, We Know the Devil, Rocket League
David: WarThunder, RedShirt, Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines (I saw an early build of Rite of Harvest in Portland)
Tanya: Dragon's Dogma:Dark Arisen, Destiny, Dragon Age Inquisition for the umpteenth time
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