| Mail |
You might also like: WoW Insider, Joystiq, and more

Reader Comments (111)

Posted: Oct 19th 2011 7:16PM Sean D said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Saying, "[...] the press release attempts to head off the doomsayers by pointing out the fact that EVE's subscriber numbers are higher than they were this time last year" doesn't mean much by itself and won't do much to counter doomsayers. It would be more effective to say more about subscriber numbers, employee numbers, and income, for example, over the course of the past year. Doing so would give advocates of CCP more information on which to build confidence. Not doing so leaves readers with the impression that CCP's trying to slip one by...again.

There's no question in my mind that CCP is still solid, but I also believe that some of their more recent decisions have hurt them to some degree.

Posted: Oct 19th 2011 7:42PM GaaaaaH said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
It's not just the WoD staff. Some places are saying that the community team have been let go of as well, which seems like an incredibly bad idea.

Posted: Oct 19th 2011 10:34PM Ragemaster9999 said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
As an eve online player for over 5 years (and active subscriber) i am not surprised by this, and secondly, am happy CCP is refocusing their efforts on EVE. This may have been a simple case of biting off more then you can chew, and its sad to hear of WOD layoffs, but tbh I think CCP is finally starting to learn from the many mistakes it has made over the past year. I was extremely happy to see that super caps will be nerfed, and that many other long-term balance issues and features will be improved upon in this winter expansion.

CCP was one of the few mmo companies that truly cared about their customer, and constantly iterated on their game through free expansions every year, something unheard of in the industry. Somewhere along the way, they started to lose their way with their playerbase, and started chasing the golden goose of microtransactions and new IPs, in doing so, ignored their core playerbase, who in actuality are the ones who pay the bills. Hopefully, they learned their lesson, and EVE will continue to grow and prosper for years to come, like it has in the past.

Posted: Oct 29th 2011 11:02AM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@Ragemaster9999 Not just WoD got laid off.
Reply

Posted: Oct 20th 2011 3:03AM Unverfied B said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Protip to the rest of CCP developers (from someone who has been in this position, not that long ago): polish your CV and social network, you might need it soon.

Posted: Oct 20th 2011 3:54AM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
There are lots of wolves and vampires out there.... go watch tv or movies... mmo nah! I stayed away from gnomes, dwarves and elves.... and no for the fangs.... so eve it is.

Posted: Oct 20th 2011 4:03AM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
About WOD... go play WoW, blood elves are considered to be vampires (they love sucking arcanes) and alliance have worgens=werewolves... so yeah!

Posted: Oct 20th 2011 4:04AM Russell Clarke said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Nice that the announcement was made by CCP Manifest

"Manifest: a document listing the cargo, passengers, and crew of a ship, aircraft, or vehicle, for the use of customs and other officials"

Apparently a few lighter than yesterday...

Posted: Oct 20th 2011 5:04AM lalodoom said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Really sorry to hear this news. After listening to Gary, Rubi and Shawn on episode 63 of TWIMMO I was really excited about WoD. CCP has injected some much needed fresh thinking into the gaming industry. Hopefully they will learn from this and create separately funded and operated entities for new IP. They are not the first house to take on too much and drop the ball.

Posted: Oct 20th 2011 11:25AM Vandal said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
IMO the World of Darkness MMO would have been better to keep developing than DUST514.

CCP seems convinced they can break into the lucrative FPS market by making console gamers dependent on EVE PC gamers and calling it 'cooperation'. The opinion many console gamers have of PC gamers (and MMO players in particular) is not high nor respectful and anyone actually thinks they'll play a game where they'll have to beg and grovel at PC gamers to support their FPS activities?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45mlVuLs_Nw&feature=relmfu

While attempts at innovation are admirable, that's a trainwreck waiting to happen.

An MMO based on vampires with heavy RP elements sounds like a more promising business project given the ongoing wave of vampire fans.

Posted: Oct 28th 2011 4:20PM Evi said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Several of my friends are among those affected. I was particularly shocked at one of them in particular getting the axe. As I understood it, he was fairly high up on the food chain, so to speak. He told us that the cuts were 20% worldwide, but about a 50% of the Atlanta crew. The unemployment rate in the ATL metro area has remained steady at 10%+ for many months now. I feel so bad for everyone involved in this unfortunate situation. My own husband just got a new job after being out of work for almost six months, and he works in a much more traditional/reliable/necessary field than game design!

Featured Stories

Massively's MMO guide to the 2014 winter holidays

Posted on Dec 22nd 2014 11:00AM

One Shots: Cruising for Borg

Posted on Dec 22nd 2014 10:00AM

Engadget

Engadget

Joystiq

Joystiq

WoW Insider

WoW

TUAW

TUAW