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#1 Rianess


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:30 PM

Just wanted to say, I've played through SOA with Arath and he's a fantastic character. He's very well written - witty, charming and playful - yet realistic. He has flaws and that's obvious, it makes him more plausible.

Is there a TOB section? Because when I got to TOB he stopped talking, and he also has no epilogue. I admit I skimmed through the readme, so if it's mentioned in there, please forgive me for missing it.

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this new character, it made a refreshing change when playing Baldur's Gate. And I really think it makes the game more gripping, to have such characters to interact with. So many games which are released nowadays seem to forget that it's the characters and the story which make the game successful (or not). My 3D Modelling and Animation class had something of a - well dispute - about this, though I'm glad to say fisticuffs were not involved.

I mean, look at Neverwinter Nights, 1 and 2! They pretty much cut the characters out, (and I personally thought the story was a bit weak). And it showed in their sales. I dread to think what Neverwinter will be like when it is released, (if it ever is).

I'm getting off topic, a bad habit of mine. So, in closing, thank you to Liam and everyone else who may have been involved in creating Arath, he's brilliant.

And remember, never leave a naked person unattended.

"She was pining so much, I said to her - phone him! But don't mention me, not after that business with the baguette!"

#2 Kaeloree


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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:55 PM

Aww, thank you! It's so gratifying to hear that people have enjoyed the mod. I had such a great time putting it together, and it was fantastic to be able to finally get him out there after all these years as a bit of a tribute to everyone who helped make him in the first place. :)

He doesn't have any ToB content right now, I'm hoping to rectify that for Christmas, so fingers crossed that the time deities are merciful!

I really tried to make him flawed but likeable, and I'm glad I succeeded. :)

#3 Lava Del'Vortel

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:35 PM

I think that releasing Arath ToB for Christmas is rather a must! ^^

#4 Cal Jones

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:49 AM

All these Christmas releases are great - I've just played through with Ninde, am currently taking Haer'Dalis for a spin and will be trying Arath and Dace after that. Very pleased to see Arath completed -he's one of the ones I've been waiting for.

#5 -CoraMardnab-

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:23 AM

So I know it's been a while since there was any talk around this mod, but I'm playing it for the first time and just wanted to say I appreciate Arath's... allusions. Throughout the beginning I kept thinking there was something very familiar about his humor... and then I came upon the Buffy the Vampire Slayer-- Once More With Feeling --"Stylish yet affordable boots" line. :D It was kind of like a nice little easter egg for me.


Really enjoying him so far. Thanks!

#6 Kaeloree


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:41 PM

Haha, I'm glad someone picked that up! I'd just finished rewatching S5-7 of BtVS, so there's one or two references in there. Glad you're having a good time!