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As if CatHat wasn't bad enough...

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Jeremy implies on the FoF that Wilki will not be moving as well :( *is shocked and saddened even more now*
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Correct Wilki isn't moving. It's just not something he is able to do. He truly loves UO.

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:(

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I still wonder who IS going... I know there is one... but anyone else?

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"There, you see, the Dev Team won't move so we have no choice but to pull the plug."
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I still wonder who IS going... I know there is one... but anyone else?

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Jeremy on this weeks FoF tells of a few ...


"I hear some of my favorite devs aren't moving - what's going on?"


I'm going to miss CatHat something awful, myself - and I'm just as broken up that we're losing Wilki too. But I'm consoled by the fact that I still have TheGrimmOmen and Leurocian to keep me company, and the Master of Disaster hasn't run out of things to blow up yet. We're losing some great people, no doubt about it - but we're keeping some great ones, too, and I have every confidence that UO will come out of this move stronger and better than before.

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* Other names of devs you might recognize who are staying on the project - SupreemEA the Master of Code and Prince of UI, Mesanna the Infinitely Wise, Stormwind the Ancient and Undying, and Serado, Lord of the Bugs.

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... see this post for more FoF details. Hope that helps ya Carp :D

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How is losing 2 and not replacing them (as far as we know) lead her to believe "that UO will come out of this move stronger and better than before."???

Unless they were a hinderence, I don't see it.

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Thanks Mum! Well looks like a few remain but I never hear from them other than seen some of there names on Pumpkins one Halloween

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Carp over the last 10 years I've seen a lot of designers leave, what we would consider real names. UO survived as it will in this instance. Losing Wilki, at least to me, hurts. Here's a guy I knew as a player and worked his way into a job and finally as a designer of UO. Someone I KNOW has a love of the game. If it was possible for him to make the move , he would. His personal circumstances do not allow that option.
CatHat is one talented guy and I love his interaction with the community. On the other hand knowing Leurocian and GrimmOmen are remaining is a good thing
IMHO, of course.

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Completely agreed, Silver, but the more devs we KNOW care about the game and are working hard, the better for the game...losing GOOD devs for unknowns...well that's a little troublesome :(
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Wilki was a terrific community representative but I am unsure of how he was as a developer. Working on Kingdom Reborn has hidden him and many of the developers from us for a long time. If only he could have worked on some more stuff like tweaking the runic hammers.

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OOoops its a day of blunders for me,as I only just caught this post :(.

I posted Wilki's leaving there as well as the FoF on News & Developers earlier today.

Apologies for the doubling up.

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How is losing 2 and not replacing them (as far as we know) lead her to believe "that UO will come out of this move stronger and better than before."???

Unless they were a hinderence, I don't see it.

1. EA is looking to hire more people for the UO team to replace those who left (see lower on the FoF).
2. The development team is now closer to the GM team, meaning it will be easier for the GMs to be more knowledgeable.
3. The devs are closer to development teams for other MMOs who use the same client base, meaning they can work with eachother to more easily find bugs and find new and interesting ways to give fancy abilities to their users.
4. The devs are closer to the guy who oversees all of EA's MMOs, meaning less overhead when needing to meet with him.

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1. EA is looking to hire more people for the UO team to replace those who left (see lower on the FoF).
2. The development team is now closer to the GM team, meaning it will be easier for the GMs to be more knowledgeable.
3. The devs are closer to development teams for other MMOs who use the same client base, meaning they can work with eachother to more easily find bugs and find new and interesting ways to give fancy abilities to their users.
4. The devs are closer to the guy who oversees all of EA's MMOs, meaning less overhead when needing to meet with him.


All good points, but it doesn't give me even a whiff of positive information in regards to losing 2 team members (atleast they are looking for replacements) and it being an improvement.

Who's to say the replacements are going to be better, for sure they will be behind in everything, they will be new to the newly created code *cough cough* dejavu *cough* in KR and have to learn that as well as everything else there will be needed to.

Like I said, unless those 2 were somehow a negative to the whole equation in the first place.

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There goes a developer that truly listened to the community...

*raises his cup*





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