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Title: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: kindofdoon on September 18, 2010, 11:59:33 AM
If you find an easter egg that hasn't been mentioned yet, post it here, in spoiler/hint format.

This way we can build up a comprehensive list (hopefully) over time.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: koko_99_2001 on September 18, 2010, 02:31:30 PM
Let's try to make sure we use spoiler format :) Don't want to accidentally ruin anything for anyone :P
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: kindofdoon on September 18, 2010, 02:44:00 PM
Good idea. I'll edit the original post.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Damar on September 19, 2010, 12:55:55 PM
So there were two that I found during my first playthrough.  One seemed pretty obvious but I'll spoiler it anyway.
When you're talking to Black Widow, at the end there's the option to talk to her about shadows or something, which brings on a Gabriel Knight reference from the narrator.

Also...
Pick up some ocean water from the Isle of Wonder with your bare hands.  Shenanigans ensue.  Cliff's Notes version: The narrator tries to make a funny, Graham is not amused, the narrator feels unappreciated, the TSL staff shows up, and Graham walks.  And you die.  Kind of.  For a second.  ADIOS!
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: kindofdoon on September 19, 2010, 01:00:40 PM
Also try

looking at the door when you're inside the bookshop

for another GK reference.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: SilverDrgn85 on September 20, 2010, 12:23:50 PM
When you open the door to chessboard land you get a padlock in your inventory. If you go to the blacksmith's corner on the Isle of the Crown, there's a box with a padlock on it. Using the padlock on the padlock results in Graham getting some kind of laughing ball in his inventory. It actually looks like :suffer: .
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: atec123 on September 20, 2010, 12:28:00 PM
When you open the door to chessboard land you get a padlock in your inventory. If you go to the blacksmith's corner on the Isle of the Crown, there's a box with a padlock on it. Using the padlock on the padlock results in Graham getting some kind of laughing ball in his inventory. It actually looks like :suffer: .
that's THE
:suffer:!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: wilco64256 on September 20, 2010, 12:40:34 PM
Yep, it looks just like that on purpose!
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: atec123 on September 20, 2010, 12:43:16 PM
I actually found the suffer about 5 minutes before reading that.  glad it didn't spoil it for me!
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: tessspoon on September 20, 2010, 12:55:35 PM
When you open the door to chessboard land you get a padlock in your inventory. If you go to the blacksmith's corner on the Isle of the Crown, there's a box with a padlock on it. Using the padlock on the padlock results in Graham getting some kind of laughing ball in his inventory. It actually looks like :suffer: .
Finally got it! XD XD That was awesome! XD
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Ravager on September 20, 2010, 03:43:53 PM
In the Garden of Wonder, look at the chair. Also, look at the coffee table
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Enchantermon on September 20, 2010, 04:47:20 PM
Also...
Pick up some ocean water from the Isle of Wonder with your bare hands.  Shenanigans ensue.  Cliff's Notes version: The narrator tries to make a funny, Graham is not amused, the narrator feels unappreciated, the TSL staff shows up, and Graham walks.  And you die.  Kind of.  For a second.  ADIOS!
That was hilarious! Very well done!
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: KatieHal on September 20, 2010, 05:08:51 PM
Anyone notice what happens when you hang around the guard dogs for a bit? :)
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: kindofdoon on September 20, 2010, 05:14:44 PM
I liked that very much; is the French guard dog anyone us forumers would recognize?

Also, is the French voice actor a native speaker?
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: KatieHal on September 20, 2010, 05:15:58 PM
Yay! I was wondering if people had heard them at all or not. :)

They're all voiced by team members; the French guard dog is Richard Houle, one of our programmers.

My guard dog will come along in a later episode, I can't wait!
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Cez on September 20, 2010, 05:19:14 PM
I liked that very much; is the French guard dog anyone us forumers would recognize?

Also, is the French voice actor a native speaker?

He's native speaking from Quebec.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: kindofdoon on September 20, 2010, 07:34:55 PM
Ah, that would explain it. I speak France's version of French, not Quebec's, so to my ear, it sounds like he has an accent.

Thanks for clearing that up.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: wilco64256 on September 22, 2010, 09:12:00 AM
Anbody spot this one?

If you come and go from the gate on the Isle of Wonder several times before solving the puzzle with the Mag-Gnat, he'll try to steal Graham's bag of coins as he walks by.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: kindofdoon on September 22, 2010, 09:19:16 AM
Haha, I never found that one.

(Posted on: September 22, 2010, 11:19:00 AM)


It's a good hint though.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: KatieHal on September 22, 2010, 09:23:02 AM
Not really an "easter egg" per se, but did anyone notice the Four Winds bulletin board? :)
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: kindofdoon on September 22, 2010, 09:35:01 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: KatieHal on September 22, 2010, 09:50:07 AM
Yay! I was happy we got to include some articles but wasn't sure many people would notice it. :) 
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: dubird on September 22, 2010, 08:38:48 PM
Viewing the bonsai tree by the dock on the Isle of the Crown prompts a Narrarator comment about Japan.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Damar on September 23, 2010, 07:31:37 AM
This isn't technically an easter egg, but it's part of an egg, and it made me feel warm and fuzzy and reminded me of my childhood.  So when you find the suffer, you can look at it in your inventory and it laughs.  That laughter is the exact same as this weird little laughing fuzzy monster toy my parents had when I was young.  You'd shake it, and this long stream of laughter would start, ending with the laughter you hear the suffer emitting.

Like I said, not really an easter egg, but that laughter was taken from something that led to a lot of nostalgia for me.  I wonder where that toy is now?  Probably packed away in a basement somewhere...
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Haseth on September 23, 2010, 08:50:19 AM
Yay! I was wondering if people had heard them at all or not. :)

They're all voiced by team members; the French guard dog is Richard Houle, one of our programmers.

My guard dog will come along in a later episode, I can't wait!

Does that mean we will be seeing female guard dogs in the castle?
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: atec123 on September 23, 2010, 08:52:19 AM
Yay! I was wondering if people had heard them at all or not. :)

They're all voiced by team members; the French guard dog is Richard Houle, one of our programmers.

My guard dog will come along in a later episode, I can't wait!

Does that mean we will be seeing female guard dogs in the castle?
ZOMG!  YOUR AVATAR!!!!!
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: snabbott on September 23, 2010, 09:29:11 AM
Yay! I was wondering if people had heard them at all or not. :)

They're all voiced by team members; the French guard dog is Richard Houle, one of our programmers.

My guard dog will come along in a later episode, I can't wait!

Does that mean we will be seeing female guard dogs in the castle?
Unless Katie is impersonating (imdogating?) a male. ;D
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Haseth on September 23, 2010, 09:57:02 AM
Yay! I was wondering if people had heard them at all or not. :)

They're all voiced by team members; the French guard dog is Richard Houle, one of our programmers.

My guard dog will come along in a later episode, I can't wait!

Does that mean we will be seeing female guard dogs in the castle?
ZOMG!  YOUR AVATAR!!!!!

 ;D

That's the result of suffering these many years.




Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: KatieHal on September 23, 2010, 10:19:49 AM
It's a female guard dog, but you'd best not call her the b-word ;)
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Fierce Deity on September 23, 2010, 10:27:27 AM
It's a female guard dog, but you'd best not call her the b-word ;)

If she's a guard dog at the Castle of the Crown, I don't know who in their right mind would even want to attempt that.  :P
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: snabbott on September 23, 2010, 01:10:20 PM
Who says we're all in our right minds? We do have our own asylum, after all. :P
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Lambonius on September 24, 2010, 10:52:11 AM
You guys ever think of actually trying to hide some of these "easter eggs?"  One-click actions like looking at part of the scenery or picking up water aren't exactly obscure.  And I don't think most players are going to appreciate 4-minute long fourth-wall breaking tirades when they accidentally do one of these oh-so-obscure actions.  Unless they are already TSL groupies, I mean.   ::)
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: wilco64256 on September 24, 2010, 11:50:36 AM
You guys ever think of actually trying to hide some of these "easter eggs?"  One-click actions like looking at part of the scenery or picking up water aren't exactly obscure.  And I don't think most players are going to appreciate 4-minute long fourth-wall breaking tirades when they accidentally do one of these oh-so-obscure actions.  Unless they are already TSL groupies, I mean.   ::)

"look in rock" isn't very difficult either.

And if you don't want to watch it, you can click through the dialogue and be done with it in less than ten seconds.  Finding the suffer was far from a one-click action.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Lambonius on September 24, 2010, 12:01:03 PM
No, you're right.  The hidden suffer was pretty good.  Right on the mark, I'd say.  I always just thought things like messages from the developers (particularly long spoken ones) should be the stuff of very obscure eggs.  That one was practically right out in the open.  I think breaking the fourth wall via easter eggs is fine and dandy.  :)  But if it's not hidden well, it loses its appropriateness, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: wilco64256 on September 24, 2010, 12:06:06 PM
No, you're right.  The hidden suffer was pretty good.  Right on the mark, I'd say.  I always just thought things like messages from the developers (particularly long spoken ones) should be the stuff of very obscure eggs.  That one was practically right out in the open.  I think breaking the fourth wall via easter eggs is fine and dandy.  :)  But if it's not hidden well, it loses its appropriateness, in my opinion.

It's just another of those things that's entirely opinion-based.  Plenty of people who found the Suffer didn't know about the Easter Egg at the shoreline on the Isle of Wonder, and vice versa.  It just depends on how you play and whether you stumble across it or not.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Haseth on September 25, 2010, 08:53:01 AM
Now come on... Who in their right mind would go and pick up water without a container? Clearly someone who is not looking for a sensible answer, in other words an easter egg.  ;D
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: SilverBall10 on September 28, 2010, 06:57:43 AM
It's a female guard dog, but you'd best not call her the b-word ;)

She wouldn't take it as an offense, anyway, she's a she-dog.
 :)
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: snabbott on September 28, 2010, 08:13:13 AM
I wouldn't count on it. :P
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: SilverBall10 on September 29, 2010, 03:45:44 PM
I wouldn't count on it. :P
I meant the character in the game, not Katie.
 ;)
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: snabbott on September 29, 2010, 04:36:58 PM
I wouldn't count on it. :P
I meant the character in the game, not Katie.
 ;)
So did I. She is carrying a spear, after all. :o
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: KatieHal on September 29, 2010, 05:07:04 PM
Haha, and her voice actor is almost a black belt in jiu jitsu ;)
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: mateo360 on October 07, 2010, 11:49:25 AM
Someone mentioned the padlock. For some reason when trying to summon the mermaids, I tried using it and he DROPED it in the ocean. Is that some easter egg or a throw away joke (Yes I was making a pun. :P)
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: kindofdoon on October 07, 2010, 11:55:17 AM
Haha, how funny! I must try that.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Damar on October 11, 2010, 07:52:32 PM
Yeah, I did that too!  I couldn't figure out why I was allowed to drop the padlock into the ocean.  I figured that it was something sparkly that would attract the nymphs, but it didn't attract them and I just stared at the screen with a confused expression, which I guess is natural when you've just been allowed to dump a piece of your inventory into the ocean for no discernible reason.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Lambonius on October 11, 2010, 07:54:07 PM
Yeah, I'm curious as to why Graham is able to do that as well (since I did it my first time through and had to reload a save in order to get the suffer.)  Was it part of some joke or unfinished egg that we're all missing?  Someone from the team care to clarify?
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: KatieHal on October 11, 2010, 08:50:50 PM
Partially to show you couldn't just drop something in there and they'd show up, partially because the padlock is otherwise only used for getting the Suffer (and nonessential to the game itself, so you weren't losing anything you'd need and thus give yourself a dead end), and partially because it's fun to throw stuff into the ocean. :)
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Lambonius on October 11, 2010, 09:02:41 PM
Partially to show you couldn't just drop something in there and they'd show up, partially because the padlock is otherwise only used for getting the Suffer (and nonessential to the game itself, so you weren't losing anything you'd need and thus give yourself a dead end), and partially because it's fun to throw stuff into the ocean. :)

LOL...fair enough.  :)
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Haids1987 on October 19, 2010, 10:47:48 PM
Also...
Pick up some ocean water from the Isle of Wonder with your bare hands.  Shenanigans ensue.  Cliff's Notes version: The narrator tries to make a funny, Graham is not amused, the narrator feels unappreciated, the TSL staff shows up, and Graham walks.  And you die.  Kind of.  For a second.  ADIOS!
Oh.  My.  GOSH!  That was sheer brilliance!  Thanks, guys, for remembering our forum jokes in this amazing game! !!!
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Lambonius on October 20, 2010, 12:42:27 AM
Oh.  My.  GOSH!  That was sheer brilliance!  Thanks, guys, for remembering our forum jokes in this amazing game! !!!

And to any player who hasn't been religiously following TSL's forums for years and years...crickets.   ::)
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: atec123 on October 20, 2010, 06:16:18 AM
Oh.  My.  GOSH!  That was sheer brilliance!  Thanks, guys, for remembering our forum jokes in this amazing game! !!!

And to any player who hasn't been religiously following TSL's forums for years and years...crickets.   ::)
that's a good point.

I just found that one.  It shouldn't be that easy.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: kindofdoon on October 20, 2010, 06:27:17 AM
Oh.  My.  GOSH!  That was sheer brilliance!  Thanks, guys, for remembering our forum jokes in this amazing game! !!!

And to any player who hasn't been religiously following TSL's forums for years and years...crickets.   ::)

I don't recall there being any inside jokes in that whole routine. Of course, it's funnier if you know who the various speakers are, but an outsider would find it funny as well, if I am remembering it correctly.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: KatieHal on October 20, 2010, 07:17:04 AM
There were some inside jokes, but they aren't baffling or anything--the nonsense about ninjas, cookies, etc, were forum-things from a while back. To a non-regular forum-goer, just silliness really. (which is about all it amounts to when you get down to it anyways!)
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Lambonius on October 20, 2010, 09:22:14 AM
There were some inside jokes, but they aren't baffling or anything--the nonsense about ninjas, cookies, etc, were forum-things from a while back. To a non-regular forum-goer, just silliness really. (which is about all it amounts to when you get down to it anyways!)

Yeah, it was fine, really.  ;)  I wouldn't have put such an extended egg so out in the open, but eh, different strokes.  :)

Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: kindofdoon on October 20, 2010, 09:25:06 AM
Agreed, it probably should have been better-hidden.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: snabbott on October 20, 2010, 01:51:21 PM
There were some inside jokes, but they aren't baffling or anything--the nonsense about ninjas, cookies, etc, were forum-things from a while back. To a non-regular forum-goer, just silliness really. (which is about all it amounts to when you get down to it anyways!)
I've been around for a while (~2005), and I didn't really get any of the ninja/bonsai tree stuff. I got the sense that they were inside jokes from the forums, but I still found them amusing even without getting the references. I probably would have hidden it better if it were up to me, but I don't really feel strongly about it. I think the silliness helps to counter some of the dark tone of the story.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Haids1987 on October 21, 2010, 06:03:33 PM
I don't recall there being any inside jokes in that whole routine. Of course, it's funnier if you know who the various speakers are, but an outsider would find it funny as well, if I am remembering it correctly.
Eh heh. ;] I actually didn't mean to quote that particular Easter egg, I meant to quote the Suffer one. :P

But the one I quoted WAS  one of my favorites, actually.  It was cool hearing everyone's voices, and seeing Graham break the fourth wall. :D
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Enchantermon on October 21, 2010, 07:16:14 PM
Who all was in that Easter Egg anyway, besides Graham and the Amy?
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: kindofdoon on October 21, 2010, 07:27:21 PM
"the Amy" lol

I recall Katie and Cez as well. The others I didn't recognize.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Enchantermon on October 21, 2010, 07:56:49 PM
Heh, whoops. ;]
I admit it! I'm in love with the Amy! I'm in love and I don't care who knows it! ;D
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: kindofdoon on October 21, 2010, 07:58:14 PM
I thought the Amy was a bit too sarcastic, but she has a great voice and when she's not joking around, she makes a great KQ narrator.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: waltzdancing on October 21, 2010, 08:04:11 PM
Richard has one line in there somewhere
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Enchantermon on October 21, 2010, 08:17:37 PM
I thought the Amy was a bit too sarcastic, but she has a great voice and when she's not joking around, she makes a great KQ narrator.
I wasn't really referring to that; I was playing off of my mistake in calling her "the Amy." :)
Richard has one line in there somewhere
That's probably the voice that I didn't recognize, then. I was pretty sure the guy with the accent was Cez, and somehow I knew that the girl was Katie , so Richard must have been who I was unsure of. Thanks.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: kindofdoon on October 21, 2010, 08:21:33 PM
The subtitles display the first names of the speakers.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Enchantermon on October 21, 2010, 08:46:05 PM
Ah, I didn't know that.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: KatieHal on October 21, 2010, 08:55:25 PM
Yup--myself, Cesar, Richard Flores, Mike Fortunato, Petter Holmberg, and Neil were all in it along with Amy.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: kindofdoon on October 21, 2010, 09:02:23 PM
Whose idea was the easter egg in question?
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: KatieHal on October 21, 2010, 09:09:58 PM
Cesar's, probably.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: Enchantermon on October 21, 2010, 10:32:43 PM
Yup--myself, Cesar, Richard Flores, Mike Fortunato, Petter Holmberg, and Neil were all in it along with Amy.
Oh, there were even more? I clearly don't remember it very well. Oh well, guess that means I'll have to play Episode 2 again. What a pity. ;)
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: brlinton on October 22, 2010, 08:12:06 AM
Haha, and her voice actor is almost a black belt in jiu jitsu ;)

I sense another easter egg in the making.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: snabbott on October 22, 2010, 09:08:48 AM
Maybe Katie is the Samurai/Ninja! :o
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: KatieHal on October 22, 2010, 09:28:14 AM
:ninja:
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: kindofdoon on October 22, 2010, 10:51:51 AM
:ninja: Yay! New emoticon!

And there was much rejoicing.
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: hogehoed on June 18, 2011, 07:52:32 AM
Well, it's not a proper easter egg, but if we're talking about (forum)references anyway, 'I caught one with an old pair of barnacles once... true story' does remind me of HIMYM's Barney Stinson. Did anyone notice this as well?
Title: Re: Unofficial Episode 2 easter egg thread
Post by: m0sh on June 19, 2011, 06:20:36 PM
It's a female guard dog, but you'd best not call her the b-word ;)

is it wrong that i'm somewhat...attracted to said guard dog?