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Posted: Sep 17th 2008 8:18AM (Unverified) said

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I take sole responsibility.

It was either me or Craig. It came down to Penis size.

Gaute Godager, the Steak and Wine of Game Directors.

-- Daedren

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Posted: Sep 17th 2008 7:03PM Lethality said

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He may have been a good entrepreneur, but he does not know what he's doing in game development at this level. He's a hack and now he's called on it.

Believe me, he didn't have a choice but to resign.

And it should have happened 1 month after launch.
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Posted: Sep 17th 2008 8:35AM (Unverified) said

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In all likelihood, one of the many nails it takes to seal a coffin.

Its a shame too, since eventually the rest of the game would be as awesome as the starting island. FunCom blew it though and as a result, i would hazard a guess that the game will be naught in 1-2 years tops.

Posted: Sep 17th 2008 10:02AM (Unverified) said

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Now, lets make it to where their entire company falls... Sucks their crappy company is located in another country because if it does fall, the US government will not help it like it helped AIG...

I hope the entire company falls, but thats just me. I hate their company... :)

LOL @ FAILCOM!

Posted: Sep 17th 2008 1:25PM (Unverified) said

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I'd hate to see Conan die, and this isn't the final blow, and actually could result in good changes, it doesn't look too promising.

Posted: Sep 17th 2008 2:25PM Jesspiper said

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wtf!!!!???? I honestly wasn't too worried about AoC.....until now! Well...at least the art book that came with my Collector's Edition is nice.... :/

Posted: Sep 17th 2008 4:09PM Nadril said

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Gaute leaving means only good things for Funcom, he was one of the major reasons for their downfall.

Age of Conan players should be happy, as this means that in a year, two years time Age of Conan may be passable as a playable game.

Posted: Sep 17th 2008 10:03PM Lateris said

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Craig will actually kick major ass and make all the departments get shite done properly based on the company.

Posted: Sep 18th 2008 2:34AM (Unverified) said

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the devil is gone - if the devils mouth would take responsibility for the false marketing AoC it could get upward.

Posted: Sep 19th 2008 11:29AM (Unverified) said

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Gaute has over stayed his welcome at funcom for quite some time. If anyone remembers the state of AO and the moves they made in the first two years, this isn't a surprise. This man lacks a fundamental understanding of how to run an online game at the high-end level. Its sad funcom has taken this long to figure it out.

Posted: Sep 19th 2008 2:12PM (Unverified) said

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I suspect that the CEO made a hard release date... Game Director wanted to delay cuz the game wasn't ready. CEO said "NO." So they took a brilliant game and made it into crap to meet a deadline. It is very common in Biz... Project Managers have all the responsibility and not enough authority to make it go.

This is what sets Blizzard apart. If the product is not ready, it is not ready... they are not afraid to delay, or even kill a title.

Posted: Sep 24th 2008 4:11AM (Unverified) said

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Personally, Conan was a huge disappointment to me. I'm sure the entire team can share the blame on this one, it's not one thing but a large collection of things, death by a thousand bugs you may say.

Despite the fact that it is essentially Warcraft with nudity, there is something to be said in this case. An old algebra teacher once told the class "if you're gonna copy the answers, copy the work along with it." No truer words have been spoken. People can forgive the copying if it's added to, improved upon, and made significantly better. Conan just half-assed the answers and it shows. It's a WoW clone but with a fifth of the functionality.

Perhaps it is best he did resign, but would have been substantially better months before release.

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