Jump to content


Photo

New Required Quest


12 replies to this topic

#1 cmorgan

cmorgan

    journeyman investigator

  • Gibberlings
  • 7097 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Glencoe, IL, USA

Posted 06 February 2008 - 02:59 PM

I just played through the Adventures in Child Management And Patience Development Encounter (babysitting in Nashkell).

I started laughing at the third line, and by the infinite coat/water loop I was nearly crying.

I had Imoen, Garrick, Jaheira, and Khalid in the party - I was half expecting someone to comment, when I realized that made it even more funny - the Experienced Band of Intrepid Adventurers, stifling giggles and snorts as the Valiant Paladin struggles to juggle two little children and their various needs and desires.

This is absolutely fabulous.
I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. - Douglas Adams

#2 berelinde

berelinde

    The Typo Queen

  • Gibberlings
  • 8594 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Jersey, USA

Posted 06 February 2008 - 03:50 PM

Yes, I was rolling on the floor while proofreading. It was sheer genius.
Must. Write. Faster.

cmorgan: "None of us get old around here, just more proficient at doing more stuff with less braincells!"

berelinde's mods
TolkienAcrossTheWater website
TolkienAcrossTheWater Forum

#3 jastey

jastey
  • Gibberlings
  • 6989 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:37 PM

Heheh.. NPC comments are in developpment, there are already quite a few ideas for the babysitting quest, but currently work on this mod is on hold until I have some paladin out of my way. I am always open for more suggestions, though. If you have a special idea which of your companions could have said what, please let me know. Ideas I collected were Garrick trying to sing a lullaby and Zxar (I'll never learn how his name is spelled) wanting to magically make them mute..
EDIT: After re-reading your post, I understand you'd prefer no NPC comments?

Thank you for your kind words. You know, actually the babysitting quest only reflects what happens here at home every day...

I didn't get why you called the topic new required quest, though? I was half expecting a new quest idea.

Edited by jastey, 07 February 2008 - 04:07 AM.


#4 cmorgan

cmorgan

    journeyman investigator

  • Gibberlings
  • 7097 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Glencoe, IL, USA

Posted 07 February 2008 - 01:45 PM

Nope - just that I have a small set of things that I think are "required experiences" - usually of the sort like the infamous "Boo gets into Jaheira's medecine bag banter" where the BG experience is not complete without it.


I am good with or without the additional commentary :)
I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. - Douglas Adams

#5 berelinde

berelinde

    The Typo Queen

  • Gibberlings
  • 8594 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Jersey, USA

Posted 07 February 2008 - 02:24 PM

I forget, did you manage to get in one of the children pulling on the mother's sleeve and saying "Mommy!" the whole time she was trying to talk to the PC? I know it happens IRL whenever the phone rings.
Must. Write. Faster.

cmorgan: "None of us get old around here, just more proficient at doing more stuff with less braincells!"

berelinde's mods
TolkienAcrossTheWater website
TolkienAcrossTheWater Forum

#6 jastey

jastey
  • Gibberlings
  • 6989 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 08 February 2008 - 12:23 AM

cmorgan: Thank you, I feel honored.

berelinde: Sort of; When the mother talks to the PC the first time, she has to stop to admonish (?) the children. One constantly pulling on the sleeve is a good idea, though. If not that, then at least the usual noise level that increases exponential in relation to the number of kids around should be included somehow. :)

#7 Miloch

Miloch

    Barbarian

  • Modders
  • 4793 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:At Large

Posted 08 February 2008 - 07:11 PM

I thought this mini-quest was fine as is too, despite jastey's comments in the .tra that she didn't know how to write children's speech in English (as I said, I'm sure it's the same in any language :))

I wonder if an evil character would consider running off with the children to "introduce" them to Neb in Baldur's Gate prison. He might be able to straighten them out.

That's horrible, isn't it? Blame it on my coursework. :D
Infinity Engine Contributions
Aurora * BG1 NPC * BG1 Fixpack * Haiass * Infinity Animations * Level 1 NPCs * P5Tweaks
PnP Free Action * Thrown Hammers * Unique Containers * BG:EE * BGII:EE * IWD:EE
================================================================
Player & Modder Resources
BAM Batcher * Creature Lister * Creature Checker * Creature Fixer * Tutu/BGT Area Map & List * Tutu Mod List
================================================================
"The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it." -Terry Pratchett

#8 Rabain

Rabain
  • Modders
  • 329 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 09 February 2008 - 12:08 AM

Maybe Neb could be used like a threat...the bogeyman.

#9 jastey

jastey
  • Gibberlings
  • 6989 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 09 February 2008 - 12:26 AM

That's one of the reasons why the quest is restricted to paladins or PCs with higher reputation. You wouldn't believe what ideas came up when I searched for an "evil" alternative concerning this quest... but then I decided against it, for now.

#10 Amaurea

Amaurea

    Thread Killer Extraordinaire

  • Members
  • 225 posts
  • Location:Garden State

Posted 09 February 2008 - 05:58 AM

Yeah, I think there's a point where it could just be tooooo evil.

I've already said that this is my favorite quest, evah. Sheer genius.
Misheard Baldur's Gate Line of the Week (courtesy of my daughter):
"A scone breaker!" - Korgan battle cry

#11 jastey

jastey
  • Gibberlings
  • 6989 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 09 February 2008 - 09:29 AM

Thank you!

#12 berelinde

berelinde

    The Typo Queen

  • Gibberlings
  • 8594 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Jersey, USA

Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:19 AM

This quest might not have deliberate NPC interaction, but it had some accidental NPC commentary that was absolutely hysterical.

I'm doing an interjection testing speedrun with Ajantis, Branwen, Coran, Kivan, and Xan, and took a moment to do this quest. After arguing with Susan for a while about the coat, I just gave in and gave them their bottles. Kivan came in with a standing-around-doing-nothing reputation comment "That was a noble deed." I can just imagine how Susan was getting on his nerves.

And then, Xan and Ajantis started in on Coran's womanizing ways, with the children bickering in the background. That, too, was a riot.

And then, while the kids were in the "asking for Mommy" cycle, Ajantis started a banter that was accompanied by his "Helm, give me strength!" sound. I don't even know what the banter was about, I was laughing so hard.

So I guess that, depending on your party, there are interjections enough, aplenty.

It was thoroughly enjoyable.
Must. Write. Faster.

cmorgan: "None of us get old around here, just more proficient at doing more stuff with less braincells!"

berelinde's mods
TolkienAcrossTheWater website
TolkienAcrossTheWater Forum

#13 jastey

jastey
  • Gibberlings
  • 6989 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:16 AM

That was funny. :)



Reply to this topic



  


1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users