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So, which writer came up with that delayed payoff Joko/Braham gag in Be My Guest? I think that was my favorite part of the episode.

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  • ReaverKane.7598ReaverKane.7598 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I got 3 laughs on this episode:
    One was Tenrat, the other was Canach whistling, the other was Ka-Brahm!
    Am i getting old?

  • Haleydawn.3764Haleydawn.3764 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @ReaverKane.7598 said:
    I got 3 laughs on this episode:
    One was Tenrat, the other was Canach whistling, the other was Ka-Brahm!
    Am i getting old?

    No :P Canach's whistling was a great touch to that part of the story.
    I'd go so far as to say Braham spelling Epidemic, before the kah-Braham outburst was also funny.

    The above was written as part of an attempt to waste time.

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'll have to listen for the whistling on my next run through. I was having real audio issues with almost all of the voices severely muted. Oddly in the first part I could hear the judge just fine, but Taimi and Gorrik and the (male human) Commander seemed very far away even with NPC dialogue cranked way up. This persisted through the various instances. So I had no idea Canach was whistling.

  • TexZero.7910TexZero.7910 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Haleydawn.3764 said:

    @ReaverKane.7598 said:
    I got 3 laughs on this episode:
    One was Tenrat, the other was Canach whistling, the other was Ka-Brahm!
    Am i getting old?

    No :P Canach's whistling was a great touch to that part of the story.
    I'd go so far as to say Braham spelling Epidemic, before the kah-Braham outburst was also funny.

    I'm more a fan of the, "Joko's right commander, You're a terrible person" line myself but i'm ultimately glad that they've managed to properly redeem Braham as a character again. Not that the atmosphere is perfect, but that's to be expected when you have a collective of ego's all of them accomplished in their own rights working for what they believe in.

  • @perilisk.1874 said: So, which writer came up with that delayed payoff Joko/Braham gag in Be My Guest? I think that was my favorite part of the episode.

    I don't remember the authorship of that line. Neil Pollner was the lead writer on the episode, but nearly everyone on the narrative team had some hand in that chapter in particular. Taylor Southerland, the designer on that instance, also contributed lots of great dialogue ideas. I think Canach's whistling was Taylor's idea.

  • perilisk.1874perilisk.1874 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Haleydawn.3764 said:
    I'd go so far as to say Braham spelling Epidemic, before the kah-Braham outburst was also funny.

    Ah, that's what I meant. The whole line, but EPIDEMIC mostly.

  • TexZero.7910TexZero.7910 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Jessica Price.1649 said:

    @TexZero.7910 said:
    I'm more a fan of the, "Joko's right commander, You're a terrible person" line myself but i'm ultimately glad that they've managed to properly redeem Braham as a character again.

    I'm happy that you think he's redeemed. From my perspective he's moving in that direction, but he's still got some work to do. :-)

    I agree there's still more to do, but as far as the series of small steps goes for episodes 1 & 2, episode 3 was a large leap forward and i want to see what's in store next for him.

  • Sarrs.4831Sarrs.4831 Member ✭✭✭

    I haven't played the chapter twice, but part of me thinks it might have been neat if Braham actually didn't spell Epidemic right, like Homer spelling SMRT.

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @TexZero.7910 said:

    @Jessica Price.1649 said:

    @TexZero.7910 said:
    I'm more a fan of the, "Joko's right commander, You're a terrible person" line myself but i'm ultimately glad that they've managed to properly redeem Braham as a character again.

    I'm happy that you think he's redeemed. From my perspective he's moving in that direction, but he's still got some work to do. :-)

    I agree there's still more to do, but as far as the series of small steps goes for episodes 1 & 2, episode 3 was a large leap forward and i want to see what's in store next for him.

    Im not aware there is anything to redeem. He threw a bit of a tantrum after his mother died and grief sent on him off to kill his race’s biggest enemy, which he didnt get to do anyway. He has apologised since, so that is it.

    Braham is one of the more interesting characters because he generated genuine emotions in terms of both anger and sympathy from the playerbase and all the time reacted in the right character for him, his age, his situation and his race. I have no issues in pursuing more of his story.

    Combined with Rox and her slow integration towards her new charr friends, Dragons Watch is one of the few things they are getting right at the moment.

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  • @Steve The Cynic.3217 said:

    @Haleydawn.3764 said:
    No :P Canach's whistling was a great touch to that part of the story.

    I thought the best "finishing touch" to the whistling was my (human female) Commander losing her rag at Canach because he was just messing around and not actually getting on with the mission. (In front of the gate, just before discovering the next bit.)

    Cleopatra Aegyptus: JUST BLOW THE kitten GATE, CANACH!

    Canach was just showing his tactical prowess by ensuring the current situation is under control before attempting to introduce new elements into the situation by expanding the potential conflict area. My commander's cheesy reaper build tends to want to leash everything in the area, and face tank stuff while doing AOE damage. She doesn't really understand the Idea of taking things on on at a time. Good thing Canach is there, he ensured all possible attention could have been paid attention to what was on the other side of the door, and that turned out to be quite important.

  • Tanith.5264Tanith.5264 Member ✭✭

    I don't know about Braham...part of me still wants to slap him every time he opens his mouth...but I love Canach. His snarkiness, his coolness under pressure, his interplay with the Commander and the other characters...it's pure gold. He's definitely redeemed in my eyes.

  • Steve The Cynic.3217Steve The Cynic.3217 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @PseudoNewb.5468 said:

    @Steve The Cynic.3217 said:

    @Haleydawn.3764 said:
    No :P Canach's whistling was a great touch to that part of the story.

    I thought the best "finishing touch" to the whistling was my (human female) Commander losing her rag at Canach because he was just messing around and not actually getting on with the mission. (In front of the gate, just before discovering the next bit.)

    Cleopatra Aegyptus: JUST BLOW THE kitten GATE, CANACH!

    Canach was just showing his tactical prowess by ensuring the current situation is under control before attempting to introduce new elements into the situation by expanding the potential conflict area. My commander's cheesy reaper build tends to want to leash everything in the area, and face tank stuff while doing AOE damage. She doesn't really understand the Idea of taking things on on at a time. Good thing Canach is there, he ensured all possible attention could have been paid attention to what was on the other side of the door, and that turned out to be quite important.

    That's a fair point. I'm amused that the forums decided to kittenise a word quoted from the game.

    @Biff.5312 said:
    Exercise your whimsy.

  • Alga.6498Alga.6498 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 4, 2018

    Well, Joko literally defines Braham about him being a big stupid idiot norn, :lol: :lol: Which is true, :D
    I loved Joko's snass and insults in this episode, even at the laser trap part in Gandara he was like ''ohhh my god, are you literally doing this on purpose :expressionless: ?''

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  • DeceiverX.8361DeceiverX.8361 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @PeterFries.1057 said:

    “The “Ka-Braham!” at the end of the epidemic line was adlibbed in the sound booth by Sam Riegel.

    I'm extremely far behind on the story, but I just came in to say that Sam is one of my favorite people in entertainment.

    You sure that Sniper idea is as good as you thought it was gonna be?
    Because I think my original idea is better.

  • Keriana.9635Keriana.9635 Member ✭✭
    edited July 5, 2018

    @Randulf.7614 said:
    Im not aware there is anything to redeem. He threw a bit of a tantrum after his mother died and grief sent on him off to kill his race’s biggest enemy, which he didnt get to do anyway. He has apologised since, so that is it.

    Braham is one of the more interesting characters because he generated genuine emotions in terms of both anger and sympathy from the playerbase and all the time reacted in the right character for him, his age, his situation and his race. I have no issues in pursuing more of his story.

    Combined with Rox and her slow integration towards her new charr friends, Dragons Watch is one of the few things they are getting right at the moment.

    Not to me. He is a thorn in my side every episode. This would be fine for a villain/antagonist. However, it is not good for a companion the pc is supposed to like and one without dialogue choices (part of the frustration is the pc saying the opposite of what I would like her to say to him).

  • TexZero.7910TexZero.7910 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Randulf.7614 said:

    @TexZero.7910 said:

    @Jessica Price.1649 said:

    @TexZero.7910 said:
    I'm more a fan of the, "Joko's right commander, You're a terrible person" line myself but i'm ultimately glad that they've managed to properly redeem Braham as a character again.

    I'm happy that you think he's redeemed. From my perspective he's moving in that direction, but he's still got some work to do. :-)

    I agree there's still more to do, but as far as the series of small steps goes for episodes 1 & 2, episode 3 was a large leap forward and i want to see what's in store next for him.

    Im not aware there is anything to redeem. He threw a bit of a tantrum after his mother died and grief sent on him off to kill his race’s biggest enemy, which he didnt get to do anyway. He has apologised since, so that is it.

    Braham is one of the more interesting characters because he generated genuine emotions in terms of both anger and sympathy from the playerbase and all the time reacted in the right character for him, his age, his situation and his race. I have no issues in pursuing more of his story.

    Combined with Rox and her slow integration towards her new charr friends, Dragons Watch is one of the few things they are getting right at the moment.

    You might not have picked up on it, but he kinda burned more than a few bridges with his choices. Nearly completely lead the Norn populace to death and still harbors a bit of a personal grudge toward the commander for their actions.

    His personal redemption is in the fact that he's slowly becoming aware that he is not all that different from the commander as far as leaping in without thinking of others or consequence. The fact that he can now empathize, even if through joke is slowly redeeming him as more than just a ball of angst out to be a lone wolf.

  • The comedic effects in this episode really hit home with my personal kind of humor. Joko was likely the main cause of it, but Braham really helped push it along. Canach does bring some chuckles in most other episodes but his humor is generally too dry for me to enjoy much. It was nice to get a new taste of comedy this episode.

  • I have a request that deals with that Ka-Braham line.

    Could someone make a Kapow Comic Punch Print of Braham saying: "Ka-Braham" and punching in the air similar to This

    I intend on trying to get this into a waterprint tshirt (ya know, the ones that you cant feel and never wash out or crack) and having it as my work shirt with my in game ID. would appreciate it !

  • Daishi.6027Daishi.6027 Member ✭✭✭

    I think he looked it up.

  • @Neil Pollner II.7602 said:

    @Sarrs.4831 said:
    I haven't played the chapter twice, but part of me thinks it might have been neat if Braham actually didn't spell Epidemic right, like Homer spelling SMRT.

    I actually considered that, but decided it would be a bit too one-note. We’re actively trying to make our characters more well-rounded and complex. I will say, in my mind, Braham is quietly puzzling out how to spell it during every lull in the Gandara proceedings. “You go disarm the traps, Commander, I’ll cover you.” (now think, Braham, is it “ic”, “ik” or “ick”?) 😛

    Holy heck I love this so much. Going to be thinking about this when I go back to do the Dexterous and Flexible achievement. So glad Braham's fun again! He's been through a lot, but he's still just a kid.

  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Its pretty sweet he owned that line.

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