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Posted: Apr 28th 2011 10:03AM Grumms said

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No, no, no, no.

GET HIM OUT OF HERE.

Posted: Apr 28th 2011 10:28AM Tearofsoul said

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Not him again, please

Posted: Apr 28th 2011 10:34AM SaintV said

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This is a late April fools joke right ?

Posted: Apr 28th 2011 10:46AM Krayzjoel said

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Im for giving people 2nd chances, but........oh my......

Posted: Apr 28th 2011 10:58AM (Unverified) said

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My interest in SW:TOR just went from .02% to 0.

Posted: Apr 28th 2011 11:09AM Ehra said

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Let's consider the possibility that, if Bioware is willing to bring him in and EA seems willing to keep him around, then whatever horrible things people think he's responsible for might not actually be his fault/responsibility. :p

Posted: Apr 28th 2011 11:23AM tepster said

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Ok...what did he do? He's not a sex offender is he?

Posted: Apr 28th 2011 11:35AM adfoam said

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As long he keeps his mouth shut and never writes anything on Friday's Update and talk about things THAT WILL NEVER BE IN THE GAME!

Posted: Apr 28th 2011 11:26AM Vegetta said

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/popcorn

Posted: Apr 28th 2011 12:40PM watchawatch said

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@Vegetta
yep, you said it best.
/popcorn

I'm sorry SWTOR fans. So very sorry.
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Posted: Apr 28th 2011 11:27AM Mynsc said

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Does Bioware WANT to fail with SW:TOR ?!

No matter if the rumors are true, no matter if people over inflated his fault in what happened at Mythic... its a FACT that he was Executive Producer for Warhammer (started in 2005, so v close to when the work started at the game), a game which is by far the biggest failing big budget MMO in recent history.

Posted: Apr 28th 2011 11:40AM Ehra said

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@Mynsc Wasn't Mark Jacobs in charge of WAR during its development? He was the one that was always adamant about how WAR was absolutely not going to be "DAoC 2."
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Posted: Apr 28th 2011 11:42AM Ehra said

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@Ehra Also, wouldn't the biggest failing big budget MMO in recent history be Tabula Rasa? WAR is at least still active :p
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Posted: Apr 28th 2011 12:06PM Mynsc said

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@Ehra

Mythic was Mark's company, so ofc he was in charge so to speak of every game they made. Even if he was pretty close to the community, I doubt his job let him stay close to the dev team on a daily basis. Something that was pretty much in Hickman's job description. So its really hard to say he wasnt reponsible for the game's failure.

And if you count in the "leaks" about the way he was promoted, the way he handled internal affairs and so on, it's atleast a weird hire by Bioware.

Only thing that makes it less weird is the fact that Hickman, prior to jumping to the top of the food chain at Mythic, was in charge of Community Support. If "Live Services" is about support and stuff, it might explain this... although there's still the matter of his (in)competence.

If he's indeed in charge of Support, atleast we know he wont get to touch the game in any way. :D
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Posted: Apr 28th 2011 2:38PM pid said

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@Ehra Why Tabula Rasa? At least there were SOME people loving it (me included, my collector's edition box triumphantly stands on the shelve next to the AOC one). The really big fail should be APB, IMHO...
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Posted: Apr 28th 2011 8:03PM alucard3000 said

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@pid APB might have had a big budget but it was hardley a MMO.it's just a shooter with a interactive lobby.
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Posted: Apr 28th 2011 11:29AM adfoam said

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Let's bring in John Smedley and Julio Torres as well.

end Sarcasm

Posted: Apr 28th 2011 2:41PM pid said

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@adfoam Nah. Better save that money and hire a real, proven professional in this business. Like Derek Smart.
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Posted: Apr 28th 2011 3:18PM adfoam said

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@pid

With Bioware's new cash grab DLC for DA2 they can afford all 3!
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Posted: Apr 28th 2011 11:38AM Sharuk said

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I don't think you could have picked a creepier picture of him if you tried.

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