Ehh as the person who suggested this mod, and the one is currently set to write the dialogue should this actually happen, I'm not really down with this whole Deathclaw queen side story concept.
You'v kind of got me a little confused there bro, I thought that since you were posting in a request section this was a request, as opposed to a mod your working on, and say might be posted in mod talk. I think my impression was reinforced because you had mentioned you don't know how to mod.
If you want to lay claim to it and keep it under your creative control, you should probably know that a Goris follower isn't a new idea. If you do a search for Goris, just in this thread you'll see several hits, 2 of them mine, another two or three from other forum members that are a straight up request for Goris as a follower and even lore built on Goris for Q's intelligent deathclaw race. So long story short it may be new to you, but it's not to many other fallout fans.
So if you want to build Goris, that's no problem, I'll step back. Not because it's an original idea, it's not, but out of courtesy from one author to another. And I'v got a Sload of stuff to do as is.
But if this is a request, the mods going to have my spin on it as I build it, it's inevitable. And the larger the mod is, the more it will reflect my ideas and POV. A good companion mod is a lot of work, I know I'm finishing up what is in my opinion a pretty decent little mod based on Marilyn the securitron. You can see a few snippets of her here
. The work I do on her and potentially Goris is the tough part, everything from dialog quests to modeling. It won't be something I'll be able to slap together in an hour or two. The dialog itself, is by far the easiest part for me.
Now that being said, I have no trouble compromising. I'm usually working with a group of people on larger projects, so compromise is a absolute necessity. I have no problem dropping the progeny/family/tribal line from the story. I think it's a missed opportunity, but like I said I can flex with it.
But what is important is that we understand each other so there isn't confusion later on. I'll credit you in the mod, name both of us in the title and give you wide lead-way as far as creative dialog, and input in general. But it's important we each know where we stand on this issue, to head off problems later.
If that's OK with you we'll keep chugging right along. If you want to do this on your own, no problem, no hard feelings, I'll wish you the best of luck. Just let me know which way you'd prefer it to go.
I'd like to keep it kind of simplified and just have him be something of a cynical lone wanderer that the courier needs to convince to join their party through examples of kindness in the wasteland, which I feel sends a good message and makes the mod a bit more meaningful than just "Hi, come with me". I feel like adding all this stuff about a future intelligent deathclaw family makes it way too complicated. For now we're just trying to focus on a mod that includes Goris, not a whole brood.
Sure, no problem, keeping it simple is probably the best idea anyway. If we come up with a incredible story line we can always add it later.
I think having him just keep the robe on at all times might be the best option. You won't get the badass reveal, but the robe is still really iconic to his character regardless of whether or not he removes it.
I think we're going to disappoint a lot of old school fallout players if we don't have the robe. I'll try to piece together the NiVisController, it doesn't have any downsides (other than figuring it out, and making a robe model that actually has to fit over his body fairly precisely) and will make his robe appear and disappear.