If I were to mention the one thing I consider probably the greatest weakness of Beyond the Tree in terms of narrative, I’d probably say pacing – it moves along at a very modest pace and events take a significant amount of time to build up for any eventual payoff that comes later. And for all the time I spend trying to trim dialogue and events down to actually move things ahead.. it inevitably comes to situation where I find myself extending moments, situations and events just because certain beats need to be longer. Areen and Te’len were intended to be in this page – the reason they’re not is because I didn’t have enough space left for it – I needed all of it for the things that do happen; the half of the page that were their reactions postponed until next update. It’s interesting because it wasn’t pushed back because there was too much dialogue – it was because I needed the space without it.
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Beyond the Tree is based on (when not directly using) the art resources and story setting of World of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment.
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