Sad, But No Surprises Here


According to Gamasutra and it is also on the official forums, an undisclosed number of layoffs are occurring in the restructure of BioWare’s Star Wars Team.

It is sad to see the effects take place. When people spout anger over a game’s design or progress they say the company in whole. What they really mean is those in management and in decision-making areas. But really, what’s easier to say: “Damn BioWare” or “Damn you managers and directors of the SWTOR division of BioWare”?

With these kind of number drops and the promise of layoffs of the fiscal year-end report by EA, this came at no surprise to the literate. It just sucks to see those not responsible take the hit. We wish you luck.

What really get’s on my nerves is the BioWare comment on the reasoning behind this layoff process:

“The publisher blamed the drop-off on fewer trial players and on casual customers who decided to not keep their subscriptions going.”

You are joking me, right? It’s the fault of too few trial gamers taking on subscriptions and then it’s the fault of players unsubscribing? Oh, no, there is no way it’s your job to entice them to buy or give them a reason to continue?

Not still sure what you are trying to prove or accomplish. But here’s a slow clap for the management at BioWare. Good job.

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6 thoughts on “Sad, But No Surprises Here

  1. Does this mean you’re going to start writing about EVE? I played WAR when you covered WAR, I played SWTOR when you covered it, and now I’m back playing EVE for my PvP. So to continue the natural cycle of things, you must now write about your exploits in EVE.

    • Haha.

      Actually I have always played EVE. I was on last night. Got me 7ish kills I think. Lost a poor poor Catalyst. I loved that all gank no tank machine.

      I don’t write much on EVE, becuase in this world I am a follower, not a leader. My corp is filled with experience, they are in the top 100 PVP corps. And the community of EVE is strong with blogging. Very very good writers. I can’t even hold a candle to people like Jester.

      I will be posting more FW fittings on my http://intaki.wordpress.com project but as for amazing how to be better and how to judge CCP, that’s not really an easy road for me here.

      If you want to read guys you write on EVE but don’t get it, you can always check out this guy http://syncaine.com/. Or if you really want to learn nothing what so ever, this guy is amazing: http://greedygoblin.blogspot.com/

      Otherwise, I leave EVE to those that know what they are talking about. http://www.dailyquafe.com is a great site that RSS links all the big bloggers in EVE. Great place to catch everyone at once.

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