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Posted: Oct 28th 2011 2:30PM Nenene said

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Step One: Fire community managers
Step Two: Finagle the player base into doing their jobs for free
Step Three: ???
Step Four: PROFIT

Posted: Oct 29th 2011 2:48AM Karth said

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@Nenene Seems legit
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Posted: Oct 29th 2011 5:25AM Unverfied B said

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@Nenene

Haha, so true.
They need a volunteer CEO.
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Posted: Oct 28th 2011 2:35PM (Unverified) said

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Why do they need volunteers to do this stuff. Dont they have staff for it?... Oh...right..

Posted: Oct 28th 2011 2:36PM StClair said

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If this works out, they'll see about taking volunteer devs too. (Can't do a worse job than the people they have in charge now, right?)

Posted: Oct 28th 2011 2:55PM nimzy said

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No company should ever get so big and full of its own self-importance that they forget who pays their bills.

The hungrier they are, the better it is for their players.

Posted: Oct 28th 2011 3:23PM Nef said

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As much fun as it is to mock them (and they've certainly done enough to deserve it), this is a chance for some people to get their toes in the door to the game industry.

Who knows, this might actually make a difference.

Posted: Oct 28th 2011 3:29PM (Unverified) said

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@Nef

Go tell that to the people who have to write up new resumes
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Posted: Oct 28th 2011 3:47PM Nef said

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It is terrible that the WoD team took lay offs, however those people have already *been* in the games industry and gained experience and resume material for it. Once you're in an industry it's easier to find more work within it.

This *could* give people *outside* the industry a chance at getting in. That's bad?
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Posted: Oct 28th 2011 4:22PM (Unverified) said

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@NeF

No what your saying makes sense. Lets let people get experience in a part of the industry that got you to work for free and laid off people who were doing the secure and stable volunteer job you were doing. Here is a better way to get into the gaming industry... crack open a book on coding. Either become self taught or go to school for it. I am sure that is more helpful then working for free in a postion they used to have to pay people for. Also WoD didnt take the biggest hit. The biggest hit was to actual EVE online commnity workers.
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Posted: Oct 28th 2011 4:44PM Nef said

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I haven't seen where EVE's community workers took the biggest hit, if you have a link to a press release stating that I would be interested to see. From the past press release they mentioned that WoD would continue development with 'a significantly reduced team' which would lead me to believe they took the biggest hit -- also, most of the positions were lost at their Atlanta office (also where White Wolf is located).

And as to the learning coding to get into the games industry... you do realize there are far more positions in the games industry than coding? Volunteer work as moderators can lead to further opportunities working in Q&A, other community positions, various office positions, etc. Depending on the volunteer's skills set and past work experience/education, of course.
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Posted: Oct 28th 2011 3:29PM dudes said

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Big Interstellar Society.

Posted: Oct 28th 2011 4:25PM (Unverified) said

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the old volunteer mods were nice folks, not sure if this is more weak attempts to undo the stupid CCP done.

Posted: Oct 28th 2011 10:49PM Azaetos said

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Why can I see this getting abused by players, even if CCP put checks and balances in.

Looks like there will be plenty of bias on the forums in the future depending on which moderator is on and what their interests are.

Posted: Oct 29th 2011 2:08AM (Unverified) said

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Sounds like what Eve really needs is a volunteer CEO program

Posted: Oct 29th 2011 2:42AM Karth said

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@(Unverified) That seems legit enough
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Posted: Oct 29th 2011 4:26PM Jorev said

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Another bad decision.
I played EvE when it first launched and they had volunteer moderators who corrupted the game.

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