Well, this Musical Competition has turned into a right mess. and I'd rather it get sorted. So seeing as I matter, I'm going to post my 100% right and true opinion that you should all follow because I'm right so shut up!...
Why are you looking at me like that?
Okay, joking aside I do have an opinion on this and a story to tell. So it's thematic, y'all.
Seriously, stop staring!
So at Rezzed 2013, ole Ragnar and co did a presentation at Rezzed 2013 for DFC that I went too being the fanboy that I am. I've made no secret on this forum of my passionate love affair with TLJ and Dreamfall so I was really shitting bricks at being in the same room as the people who made the game that kind of sort of cheered me up during some bad times, and inspired me to become an actor. After the presentation there was some Q and A. Before I even knew what I was doing. I shot my hand up. I had a question in my head. A wonderfully eloquent and mature question that would impress everyone with how mature I was.
" Can I do some voice acting in your game"
Naturally everyone laughed at how bloody stupid I was. The RTD team took it in good humour despite my being a total crazed fanboy about it. I even approached Ragnar about it afterwords, he was perfectly within his rights to have me chucked out by security but instead he actually told me I could email him.
I sent a couple of awkward emails to Tiffany and after a bit, it didn't happen.
I'm not bitter about it. It was an awkward and stupid thing of me to do. I've since learnt through my training at the college I'm at that this is a really bad way to get a part in anything so more fool me. I'm certainly a lot more equiped if the extremely unlikely does happen and I get to do some voice acting for RTD. I'd jump at the chance if given just to pay back some of the awesome experiences I got.
Here's the thing. I knew that if any of this happened then It would probably be unpayed work. I was absolutely fine with that. It'd be awesome just to contribute to such a passionate project and give back to people who helped me through some tough times. It would go towards my Actors CV and give me experience that could lead to further jobs. This Music contest struck me as a way to enable the fans to do just what I wanted to do but y'know not in an awkward and arrogant way.
From what I've seen on the web and my all too awkward and embarrassing meeting with Ragnar himself. He doesn't strike me as the type to exploit his fans for unpayed work. The whole contest just seemed like a way to get some awesome music in Chapters, interact with the fans and reward them for being talented individuals. So why all the hate and vitriol for someone who just genuinely wants to make a good game?
Well, I've rambled on long enough. So there's my opinion, take it or leave it.