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Posted: May 6th 2011 11:27PM Scarecrowe said

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Didn't the STO guy leave with a similar "witty" line?

Posted: May 7th 2011 2:55AM Yellowdancer said

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@Scarecrowe

The last guy left to take care of sheep or a lamb or something stupid.
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Posted: May 7th 2011 6:39AM darrenkitlor said

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@Yellowdancer The last Executive Producer of STO at Cryptic, Craig Z., took a vacation and came back. He's now COO of the company.
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Posted: May 7th 2011 1:34PM Stormwalker said

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@Yellowdancer He wasn't being a fanboy. He was pointing out a simple fact. You're the one with the attitude.
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Posted: May 7th 2011 1:36PM Vagrant Zero said

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@Yellowdancer He stated a simple fact. No posturing there. That's all you.

Also, another statement of simple fact. You're a putz. End of Line.
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Posted: May 7th 2011 5:59PM darrenkitlor said

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@Yellowdancer How is stating that another EP at Cryptic left temporarily (but came back) being a fanboy? I stated a simple fact above. It could be good or bad, depending on personal prejudices.

Some people hated Zinc and some people loved him. I didn't comment whether Zinc leaving was good or bad. I didn't comment on whether his return was good or bad either.

If facts mean fanboyism, then I've got a metaphorical hard-on for scientific research.
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Posted: May 6th 2011 11:53PM tooright said

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HAHAHAHA,

So much for women and children first.

LOL at the STO bailout reference above.

Climbing mountains in Africa that are far from technical, have negligible exposure, and are considered pedestrian, you are required to have a guide and hire porters (people to carry your equipment) is the penultimate swansong of a failed game.

"BRB pals I'm going on hiatus ... I
got a carnival cruise to Cancun"

Posted: May 7th 2011 1:06AM Daemodand said

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@tooright That's not bad, but I prefer Earth Eternal's "Our game's dying and we're going to Burning Man!"
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Posted: May 7th 2011 1:08AM Daemodand said

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So that's how Cryptic rids itself of employees who've outlived their usefulness. Leaving them to die of exposure on a mountainside like the Spartan's did with defective infants. Think it's madness?

THIS...IS...CRYPTIC!

Posted: May 7th 2011 1:09AM ndessell said

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well if that isnt a mid life crisis i dont know waht is.

Posted: May 7th 2011 6:40AM darrenkitlor said

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Ultimately, people cried out in terror when Zinc and Gozer took breaks from Cryptic.

Zinc came back as COO. Gozer is back at STO.

The doom-diviners must have their rods broken or something. :P

Posted: May 7th 2011 11:05AM Scarecrowe said

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@darrenkitlor
Well, actually when I checked both games back out, I didn't find them any more fun. I'm not sure that really counts as "doom-diviners" or what though. Maybe an actual real shake-up would let someone new come in and try to turn the games around.
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Posted: May 7th 2011 12:32PM dudes said

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Hmm... I wonder if he sold his stock or offloaded shares fast in the company, if there were any? If so then it's a 'uh oh' moment. Good luck to him anyway.

Posted: May 7th 2011 1:30PM Yellowdancer said

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@dudes
He's actually a talented developer. Without him, Cryptic never would have released COH or CO. I mean he literally made their games go from broken, to "well it runs now".

I don't think he ever enjoyed the leadership role. He always seemed frustrated. I think it would be a laugh if he landed at Bioware.
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Posted: May 8th 2011 12:15PM Revrant said

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Maybe he'll stay gone and do something of value, 'cause Cryptic aren't interested in making this game good or furthering development, but at least he made it profitable for them.

That's something.

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