Peter Fries

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ArenaNet employee

Peter Fries

Position
Narrative Designer
Department
Narrative
Peter Fries was an Environment Artist on Guild Wars Factions, Nightfall, Eye of the North, and Guild Wars 2 before transitioning to Writer at ArenaNet. He was part of the Narrative Team for another seven years until leaving the company following controversial tweets alongside his coworker, Jessica Price, in July 2018.[1][2]

Work[edit]

Guild Wars[edit]

Guild Wars 2[edit]

  • Fries helped develop the idea for the infamously non-occurring Divinity's Reach Fancy Cat Association's "Fanciest Cat Competition". It has been repeatedly re-shelved as there never seems to be enough time to fully implement it.[4]
  • Designed Drooburt for Gates of Maguuma and his death in the subsequent release, Entanglement.
  • Wrote the casino dealer dialogue referencing the sandstorm card game for local flavor and ambiance.[5]
  • Worked on writing for the open world events and content in the first three episodes of Living World Season 4, did some writing on the Tactical Triage content for Long Live the Lich, and wrote two story chapters of an upcoming episode as of the time of his departure.

Jobs[edit]

ArenaNet[edit]

  • Narrative Designer
    • January 2011 – July 2018
  • Environment Artist
    • August 2005 – January 2011

Previous[edit]

Prior to working at ArenaNet, Peter Fries worked as an Artist or Senior Artist at various game companies since 1993, on projects such as King Arthur & the Knights of Justice and Secret of Evermore.[6]

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Post by Mike O'Brien in "GW 2 Devs/Playerbase Twitter Discussion", Guild Wars 2 Forums
  2. ^ Mike O'Brien on Peter Fries and Jessica Price's firing, quoted from a Polygon article, Reddit.com
  3. ^ Tweet by Peter Fries, Twitter.com
  4. ^ Guild Chat Episode 52, The Guild Wars 2 Fifth Anniversary!
    Peter Fries: The Chauncey thing ended up sort of a weird out of game experience because it never ended up in content.
    Bobby Stein: VO's in the game, but there's nothing connected to it. [...]
    Peter Fries: Matthew [Medina] and I tried to bring it back as a sort of disconnected episode story thing, but we ran out of time to do that in between HoT and...
    Matthew Medina: It's still on the backburner. We'll get to it one day. [...]
    Peter Fries: It's gonna start with Lord Faren going, "I remember that time with the cat show." and then... [waves hands to create a flashback transition effect]
  5. ^ Comment by Peter Fries, Reddit.com
  6. ^ Tweet by Peter Fries, Twitter.com