Troy Baker may not want to come back to Last of Us

#71AmethystEndPosted 6/23/2013 12:40:49 AM
Vergil92 posted...
WingedRegent posted...
For those wondering if it's him or not:

https://twitter.com/TroyBakerVA/status/348700872173289473


Wow, that's pretty damn cool for him to go through the trouble of making an account just to sort this out.


This is amazing. Troy Baker, you're a class act and a total badass.
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#72SpittinTruthPosted 6/23/2013 12:45:29 AM
Wow so it really was Troy that posted on GameFAQ's.
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#73Shinki_of_MakaiPosted 6/23/2013 12:52:33 AM
TheTroyBaker posted...
To begin, I NEVER do this. I am sure there will be people on here that immediately call "bs" and say that it's "not really me" but it is, so let's just move on, shall we? Perhaps there will be another forum for this to be discussed, as well, but I happened to stumble upon this and I felt responding to it was pertinent and appropriate. This is specifically in regards to docman's comment in regards to me not being happy with the creative director for Naughty Dog, Neil Druckmann. The article you cite, featuring a comment made by Neil in regards to the scene in the Prologue is not out of context, but I feel you're extrapolating too much or at least jumping to some conclusions. Everything he says in that article is true. The first day we shot that scene was, with no exaggeration, the second most difficult day of my life. The first being the day of the actual event I was "pulling from" emotionally for the scene. As an actor it was one of the worst experiences of my life. It is a dangerous and precarious thing to delve into the darkest recesses of your mind where your conscious has tucked certain memories away in an effort to protect you. When you go poking and prodding around for them, especially in a novel and recreational effort to exploit them for your own purposes, you will discover very quickly how fragile those protective barriers are. Such was the case on the day we shot that scene. And as sweaty and red-eyed and emotionally wrecked as I was at the end of it, I was proud. "I NAILED it!" I said to myself.
...And I could not have been more wrong. I was so consumed with a desire to show the world a performance that made critics stand up and applaud, for gamers to weep because they were so immersed in a scene from a video game that I completely lost sight to what was actually happening in the scene and how it served the story. That I wasn't happy working with Neil to be the only thing you take away from that article would not only be incorrect, it would be an injustice. When Neil came to me and told me we had to reshoot it, to me, was one of the finest moments and purest representations of what a truly remarkable director he is. Yes I was pissed. Yes I looked at him and said "Are you f***ing KIDDING ME?!" Most directors would have cowered and acquiesced, walking away mumbling "f***ing actors" under their breath and would return to the office trying to figure out how in the hell they were going to "fix it in post". He didn't. He had the integrity, the vision, the moxy AND the respect for me to stand up and tell me what was going to happen. He is, in all honesty, the best director I have ever worked with. That scene, with all of its complexity, all of its tragedy, all of its beauty, is what it is not because of me, but in spite of me. Neil took me to a place that I never thought was possible. And it was such an honest place, devoid of ego. I grew as an actor and as a person because of him and I'm eternally grateful. If any awards are to be given because of the performances in The Last of Us, let it be known that at the foundation is what Neil wrote and the space he cultivated for the actors to explore. I would work for that man, for Bruce Straley and the entire Naughty Dog team any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

Cheers,

Troy Baker

Reposted because deletion.
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#74Vergil92Posted 6/23/2013 12:55:14 AM
Shinki_of_Makai posted...
Reposted because deletion.


You should edit it just to censor the "F" a bit more just in case. 'Dem mods and their touchiness with "censor bypassing".
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#75Crazymaori(Moderator)Posted 6/23/2013 12:56:28 AM
Vergil92 posted...
Shinki_of_Makai posted...
Reposted because deletion.


You should edit it just to censor the "F" a bit more just in case. 'Dem mods and their touchiness with "censor bypassing".


'Dem users and their inablilty to follow simple rules. If you want to quote the original post, at least clean up the CB in the post...
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#76Oblivion255Posted 6/23/2013 12:56:29 AM
lol @ all the people immediately calling 'fake' and then getting owned with proof
#77Bmvc1Posted 6/23/2013 1:08:24 AM(edited)
If you watched the Making of documentary you would know this is all bull****. But Troy himself already cleared it up.
#78Viney_09Posted 6/23/2013 1:07:57 AM
Oblivion255 posted...
lol @ all the people immediately calling 'fake' and then getting owned with proof


Today I learned people in Texas do say "cheers".

I have a lot more respect for Troy Baker now. This thread started off with a stupid conclusion anyway, but its pretty cool he would take the time to crush it.
#79colormecrazyPosted 6/23/2013 1:09:36 AM
We out here fam
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#804nationfuryPosted 6/23/2013 1:09:53 AM
Posting in a thread that Troy Baker posted in. :) Someone mark this momentous occasion.