If there's one thing the internet needs more of, it's drama.
OK, that's a giant lie. The stuff is everywhere, and the MMO industry is no exception
. Here at Massively, we get tips about player and industry kerfuffles on a regular basis. It usually turns out to be either a minor conflict or some industry he-said-she-said, but every now and again something takes hold and causes enough of a stir to make everyone take notice.
The "Why Warhammer Failed
" blog post from "EA Louse
" is a perfect example. EA Louse claims to be a Bioware-Mythic
employee who will be "dismissed from Bioware Mythic during the next round of layoffs EA coming this November,
" and he or she has a bone to pick. We've attempted to contact EA Louse to verify his or her identity, but at the moment there's no way to determine whether this person is legitimate or a random troll.
Either way, the post has gained an amazing amount of attention today -- including some from Mythic's former Director of Community Sanya Weathers
. Sanya had quite a bit to say in response to EA Louse, and while the whole situation should be taken with a grain of salt rather than official EA news, it's still gained plenty of attention in the MMO blogosphere.