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Posted: Jul 7th 2011 6:45PM Dunraven said

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I honestly look for him to step down soon...no one like or trust him anymore.

Posted: Jul 7th 2011 7:06PM haneybird said

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@Dunraven

Not going to happen. The CEO of a company does not have to be popular as long as he does his job well, which is to run the company in a way that makes money.

If unpopularity with customers was a reason for CEO's to lose their job do you think Bobby Kotick would still run Activision?
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Posted: Jul 7th 2011 7:12PM Dunraven said

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@haneybird The difference is Activison produces hundreds of games a year CCP produces one and most people who play are refugees from somethingaweful.com or 4chan

To say they are intense in their opinions is an understatement.

I'm betting he is gone by next fan fest.
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Posted: Jul 7th 2011 7:44PM (Unverified) said

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@Dunraven Yeah... Hilmar isn't just the CEO of CCP, he's the founder. So that's not going to happen. Nor should it. The recent contretemps with his email was irritating and showed bad judgement, but not such that IRS justifiable to push a guy out of a company he himself built, and a product that his vision created (and which was obviously exceptional enough that we all cared enough to be upset about it's possible compromise).
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Posted: Jul 7th 2011 7:46PM (Unverified) said

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Am I the only one wondering if his face is a billboard for world's worst spray on tan? :/ Especially in light of how light skinned his neck is.

Posted: Jul 7th 2011 8:07PM Faction 3 said

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@(Unverified) I noticed that too, and was actually coming in here to type about that.

That boy certainly is Orange, eh?
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Posted: Jul 7th 2011 9:40PM real65rcncom said

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Dude looks real enthused to be there. Or anywhere.

Posted: Jul 7th 2011 9:51PM Saerain said

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@real65rcncom That's Hilmar's sarcasm face. A still from the last CCP Presents.
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Posted: Jul 7th 2011 10:30PM Brendan Drain said

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@Saerain It's a random still I grabbed from a part where he was talking about Arnar's promotion. Turns out it's difficult to capture a still from a video of someone talking that doesn't look strange :/.
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Posted: Jul 7th 2011 9:56PM GaaaaaH said

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Brendan, will you be writing an opinion piece about the aftermath of the whole debacle?

Posted: Jul 7th 2011 10:57PM Brendan Drain said

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@GaaaaaH I put out a great opinion piece on this as it unfolded here: http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/06/26/eve-evolved-the-day-that-eve-online-died/

I don't think I'll be spending another week of the EVE Evolved column on the mess as everything that could be said has been and I believe CCP has resolved the issues sufficiently. There's still a lot of trust evidently missing in CCP, but the CSM seems to fill that gap competently. This week I'll be looking at some possibilities for non-vanity microtransactions that wouldn't break the game, as based on the press conference interview answers it appears that is the direction CCP is heading.
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Posted: Jul 7th 2011 11:01PM Existentialist said

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I like Hilmar, there is no reason he should step down. EVE is a privately owned company. The problem is whether or not Hilmar will stay true to the community who got him to where he is today, who got CCP to where they are today.

Posted: Jul 7th 2011 11:35PM Keeop said

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I could land a destroyer between those chins.

Posted: Jul 8th 2011 10:59AM Calfis said

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@Keeop

Yeah but why would you fly a destroyer :P
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Posted: Jul 8th 2011 11:46AM Keeop said

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@Calfis It was the only ship I could afford after the monocle.! :D
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Posted: Jul 8th 2011 1:13PM Calfis said

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@Keeop

Well at least you can still go on the eve-o forums and call everyone a peasant. :D
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Posted: Jul 8th 2011 1:16AM (Unverified) said

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waaaahhhh put him back in, hes not done yet.

Posted: Jul 8th 2011 4:58AM Wizardling said

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I still don't trust him.

Posted: Jul 9th 2011 2:56AM cray said

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@Wizardling

Then the issue is yours to deal with.
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Posted: Jul 9th 2011 6:30PM Wizardling said

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Indeed, and for everyone else who feels the same as I do :-)

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