You didn’t miss anything in terms of his personality, because he could easily be summed up as “a right twat and no mistake!”, and that’s it. I guess even Avellone fucks up sometimes, or something, because he hasn’t even got any depth. He’s just a narcissistic twat. He’s certainly well written in the sense that he uses long words, and correctly, and does indeed sound like an extremely well-spoken, self-regarding total wanker, but that’s really it. It’s unfortunate because the game kind of thinks he’s funny, in that you’re not really given the put-downs/cut-downs you should have for dealing with this nuclear-grade prick, and instead have to just go along with him, basically, as he mocks, belittles and insults you and others - but he’s like Stephen Fry, you see, it’s jolly funny! If Stephen Fry were a worthless cunt I guess.
I mean, I guess they managed to piss me off, but I’m more pissed with the writers than the character. At the very least a character (a Bard, of all things) with like 20+ CHA and 16+ INT like mine should be able to verbally spar with this nonce. But noooo, only Jubilost gets The Fancy Words.
I guess I didn’t finish it and he might change later, but I’ll honestly be shocked if he’s anything but an apologetic twat, rather than y’know, not a twat.
Agree completely with the terrible design which lead you to needing him and not being able to get him. Frankly the whole Kingdom Management thing is a sham/scam/farce. Most of it is just RNG, which you can do little to mitigate. It is good at keeping your gold under control though.
It’s such a bizarre decision. They chose an utterly generic character, made sure he was a white, human, male (in fucking Star Wars, where he could be anything, and where it certainly won’t meaningfully hurt sales - I daresay him being a dumb-looking redhead dude hurt sales far more than him being a chick or non-human or something), and then, when picking an actor to do the voice and face animation, picked an incredibly boring-looking actor (who is perfectly talented, but can only do so much with this dude), and made their character look like him, only somehow crossed with the kid from Mad Magazine. Just like, damn, why do that?