Friday, July 2, 2010

Behind the scenes at Blizzard Studios

Lead Designer: Hey, are you busy?

Artist: I got time. What's up?

Lead Designer: We need you to work on something for us. A character model It's kind of important.

Artist: All right.

Lead Designer: We're putting a lot of trust in you, to give you this assignment.

Artist: I'll try not to disappoint you.

Lead Designer: That's not even an option. We're up against deadlines. Can you handle major responsibility on this project?

Artist: I'm ready.

Lead Designer: Okay. I need you to make us a catdog.

Artist: A what? A hot dog?

Lead Designer: A catdog. Half cat. Half dog. But more badass. Like, half lion, half wolf.

Artist: Are you fucking with me here?

Lead Designer: If you're not up to the task, I can give it to somebody else.

Artist: You're serious?

Lead Designer: Have you read Tirion Fordring's dialog? I wrote that. I basically have no sense of humor.

Artist: You need a very important...

Lead Designer: Catdog. This is the cat form for Worgen druid player characters. The players spend hundreds of hours looking at these models. There's no art asset in the game that's more important.

Artist: Half Cat, Half Dog?

Lead Designer: More like half dog, half cat. Maybe, like, a 60/40 split. And badass. Don't forget to make it badass.

Artist: I'll try to figure out how to make that work.

Lead Designer: Do or do not. There is no try.

Artist: Right.

Lead Designer: Your boss told us you were the man for this job. Very high praise, you know. That guy is a legend. He invented the Bearcow.

"As a werewolf-catman, I am full of contradictions"

1 comment:

  1. haha! cracks me up, Good stuff here buddy. Keep it up.