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Posted: Feb 4th 2010 12:54AM Itanius said

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Good luck to you, Mr. Bass.

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 12:59AM Ingrod said

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He was one of the the main faces in forums, he feed the firsts rumors about new contents, and for many weeks he ignored the debate and the comunity claims for information, and in the end he leaked information about a content expansion when obviously Cryptic was not prepared for give that. He failed to manage the situation from the begining, and for a Comunity Manager that is not good.

I believe that he was fired because that.

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 1:41AM (Unverified) said

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I love how Stormshade didn't even say 'Daeke has left us/moved on/etc', instead saying:
"I will however be spending some more time on the Champions boards. I've been absent there for some time, and I think they could really use some Stormshade time again."
http://forums.startrekonline.com/showthread.php?t=100997

Glad to see someone on the inside taking a stand, even if it cost him his job.
As I say to all of my employees; it's only a job, draw the line where you feel it's best placed, in your heart.

As for STO: Where are the patch notes? Where are your new servers? And when will the next news be 'Bill Roper leaves Cryptic'?

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 7:13AM MrGutts said

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Well it's supposedly Craig Zinkievich running the STO show, but I still think it's Roper and Jack screwing with stuff.

Either way they are all buddy buddy at Cryptic and not going any place unless someone from Atari does something.

When Jeff Lapin wakes up and open his damn eyes up as to what they are doing / or not doing in this case. Maybe he will do something. This will happen when quarterly reports come out, but it will be too late for the customer base at Atari. ( it will be gone )
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Posted: Feb 4th 2010 3:48AM Psychotic Storm said

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Well from a PR point of view his decision to disclose something so early and without much information was a disaster, a novice move, I do not know if it is worth been fired for, or if there was more background drama to it.

Good luck with your Future Mr. Daeke hope you find something else soon.

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 4:12AM dudes said

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Screw Cryptic.

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 4:29AM (Unverified) said

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He fucked up and performed poorly as a CM in general. Why is it shocking that he got shit-canned?

Also, it's rather humorous that some of you are expecting journalistic excellence from a cheer leading blog that mostly "reports" on the banal machinations of shitty MMOs.

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 2:31PM wjowski said

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How'd he fuck up? By not properly bronzing Cryptic's turds?
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Posted: Feb 4th 2010 4:56AM Its Utakata stupid said

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...anyways with this and the uber-raid guild Ensidia getting the LK world first in WoW over a convenient game flaw, this has shaped up to be a rather exciting day in our universe of MMO's. We are always looking for something new and interesting, we got in spades today. :(

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 8:35AM archipelagos said

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Looks like Ensidia got banned for using the bug, exploit, whatever to finish the kill. One of the members of Ensidia has rage quit the game over it already. Come on Massively, get that story up!
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Posted: Feb 4th 2010 3:06PM Its Utakata stupid said

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Well actually, Archipelagos...massively's sister site WoW.com, already has:

http://www.wow.com/2010/02/04/ensidia-temporarily-banned-for-exploits/

...feel free to check it out to get all the dirt up on that. :)
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Posted: Feb 4th 2010 5:15AM Its Utakata stupid said

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I will add...

...I'm not sure I should post this, but Jack Emmert had this to say this past Monday on the CO forums about MT's:

"That's an extremely good question. I'm not sure there's a black and white answer.

There's a certain amount of resources that we dedicate to the product that's commensurate with the revenue we get. But let's say we want to add something above and beyond that level. That's when we use microtransactions.

I do understand the consternation about Vibora Bay; we'll be releasing more info in the coming weeks about the product and its content. I am sorry about the lack of communication about it all and how it was handled."

Source: http://forums.champions-online.com/showthread.php?p=1459742

For this post...the last part sounds a bit ominous. :(

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 8:11AM DancingTaco said

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I don't get why you guys are calling for Cryptic to change anything.. Based on internal #'s they easily can tell if the stores make more money than drive people away. It does blow and seems unfair, but these guys are in business to make money.. Its a company, its what they do.. Just because you don't agree with the practice does not make it wrong.. Me, myself, I don't agree with the practices so I do NOT play their games.. You cannot make them change their stripes so stay away from them..

As for Brian's call to have this poor guy give his testimony for THE TRUTH, dude stop trying to satisfy your inner curiosities and get out of the window Mrs. Kravitz, your husband needs some head...

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 8:11AM (Unverified) said

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I talked a bit with Daeke on the irc chat for Champions before and he seems like a nice enough guy. But he has a lot of hard work ahead trying to shed the bad publicity he has had. Hopefully ( for him ) if STO fails hopefully people will see that he shoudnt be blamed for CO...

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 8:57AM (Unverified) said

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Even the entertainment value of Cryptics failing escapades, as darkly comic as they are with their desperate schemes to raise cash, have gone sour now. Throwing the front line staff to the wolves is just pathetic.

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 9:31AM (Unverified) said

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I disagree, I think the whole thing is hilarious. I haven't seen this kind of player-base decline and PR implosion since the first six months of Anarchy Online. Even Tabula Rasa, the most public failure of an MMO of all time, didn't so much tailspin and explode as never get up off the ground.

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 2:03PM (Unverified) said

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Nope, it would be HILARIOUS now, if only I didn't think we just saw a guy get fired over it, now the jokes gone. Even if he did a major screw up, a successful game would of shrugged it off as just one of those things, with maybe a little brow beating as punishment.

The mouthpiece for the game gets the blame for all the bad decisions that are taken way higher up, the guy who just tries to explain away all Cryptic's blunders and that's the person who gets fired. Urgh, thank god I've never given them any money.
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Posted: Feb 4th 2010 2:11PM Psychotic Storm said

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You know TR was not a failure as much as you would like to.

Is it alive? No, it isn't.
Was it a failure? No, it wasn't.
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Posted: Feb 4th 2010 2:40PM wjowski said

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Your definition of failure is at odds with reality.
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Posted: Feb 4th 2010 10:44PM Psychotic Storm said

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Not really, lets say you have created a good product that sells adequately or even good and I decide to pull the plug for unrelated reasons, something preplanned, before your product was ever launched.

would that make the product a failure?

check around the interviews from various fired members of DG TR was not a failure they pulled the plug to kill DG because of inner politics.
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