Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Fuzzy Avatars Solved! Please re-upload your avatar if it was fuzzy!

Most notorious MMORPG devs

mindw0rkmindw0rk St-petersburgPosts: 1,351Member

Lets discuss who among MMO developers are most famous for their failures. 

1. Brad Mcquaid - head of Sigil Games. Guilty for being away from his office almost all the times, bad management and as a result leading his company to disaster with Vanguard.

2. Gaute Godager - didnt fulfil to his AoC promises, couldnt overcome alot of game problems upon release and soon retired from his position of AoC lead.

3. Derek Smart - guilty for making some terrible games like BC3000, Universal Combat, and for trashtalking during his whole career.

4. ?

 

 

Comments

  • WoopinWoopin LeedsPosts: 1,038Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by mindw0rk

    Lets discuss who among MMO developers are most famous for their failures. 

    1. Brad Mcquaid - head of Sigil Games. Guilty for being away from his office almost all the times, bad management and as a result leading his company to disaster with Vanguard.

    2. Gaute Godager - didnt fulfil to his AoC promises, couldnt overcome alot of game problems upon release and soon retired from his position of AoC lead.

    3. Derek Smart - guilty for making some terrible games like BC3000, Universal Combat, and for trashtalking during his whole career.

    4. ?

     

     

    I Vote Derek Smart for all the wrong reasons.

    image

  • Saxx0nSaxx0n PR/Brand Manager BitBox Ltd. Hell, CAPosts: 817Member Uncommon

    Tasos Flambouras FTW

  • GreyhooffGreyhooff New York, NYPosts: 654Member

    Gaute, if only because the day he left things got better with AOC.

    It was already too late of course, but it just goes to show.

    I'd also like to add:

    - Ghostcrawler (smug and confident, yet keeps making mistakes)

    - Daniel Erickson / Georg Zoeller (for his total incompetence and dishonesty with SWTOR)

    image

  • DannyGloverDannyGlover Portland, ORPosts: 1,277Member

    Smedley all the way.

    I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means - except by getting off his back.

  • DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIPosts: 1,405Member Uncommon

    SWTOR's Daniel Erickson and his terrible guide on "what players really want".

    This guy is a world class idiot.

  • itgrowlsitgrowls newport news, VAPosts: 2,951Member
    Greg Street (Ghostcrawler) for completely destroying WoW especially most recently in Cataclysm. Seriously, why would anyone put a marine biologist in charge of a multimillion dollar game is beyond me. Then he insults fans by only including a new feature every once in a while only when they've lost subscriptions.
  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnPosts: 2,473Member Uncommon
    Carrie Gouskos(spelling anyone?) of Mythic. She has done nothing but yell at people for interrupting her Xbox/WoW playing sessions(and she did that while she was at work!!!). The result? Total destruction of WAR-a game with WARHAMMER(yes you read that right!) license. Wrath of Heroes(someone burn that mutant ASAP) is the child of her brain and the leading premise for WoH was: "Let's take these cool guys and put them into arena while cutting the boring CRAP(like lore, books, progression) out. That is awesome! Hihihihi". If you were shocked that was a direct quote...

    Boring, stupid, fat, fugly cow that's what she is(I do not care if I get warning)! She destroyed WARHAMMER(who knows when will we have RPG in Fantasy now when all of the Fantasy games have failed)!!!

    Vaul shield us against such "ideas"...

    It is pretty obvious I LOVE Warhammer, eh?
  • sirphobossirphobos Ames, IAPosts: 614Member Common
    I think anyone who says anything other than Brad McQuaid either hasn't been playing MMOs very long or doesn't have a very good memory.
  • RamanadjinnRamanadjinn Huntsville, ALPosts: 1,365Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by mmoDAD

    SWTOR's Daniel Erickson and his terrible guide on "what players really want".

    This guy is a world class idiot.

     

    having trouble locating this, any help would be appreciated.

    would like to read it before i cast my vote :P

  • MMOExposedMMOExposed lalal land, DCPosts: 6,255Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by itgrowls

    Greg Street (Ghostcrawler) for completely destroying WoW especially most recently in Cataclysm. Seriously, why would anyone put a marine biologist in charge of a multimillion dollar game is beyond me. Then he insults fans by only including a new feature every once in a while only when they've lost subscriptions.

    Cata was designed in mine, to appeal to low level players that never reached endgame before. Since most new players never make it past level 10. This is why they put so much focus on lower level content at the sacrific of endgame content.

     

    This plan backfired on them. Because truth is, no matter what they do, those low levels won't level to endgame. Far too boring.

     

    This is why Blizzard added the SoR promotion. Notiice, that to use the SoR, you had to already have an older account. Aka those players that never made it past level 10, have older accounts, and now they can skip to endgame content to skip to the fun stuff.

     

    WoW need serious big changes. The low level stuff need to be scrapped IMO, from a game design point of view.

    image

  • tarestares York, PAPosts: 381Member

    Originally posted by sirphobos

    I think anyone who says anything other than Brad McQuaid either hasn't been playing MMOs very long or doesn't have a very good memory.



    He did a bunch of high quality at the time EQ stuff before it got bought outright before Sony,  He was perhaps the guy who started developing MMO raiding content and sleeper's awakaning still sticks out in my mind for top all time MMO content.  So he gets a pass by me, am supprised his own MMO released so poorly. 

    Often times it isn't so much the developer but the developer's boss, publisher, investor who really destroys the game.

  • teakboisteakbois Parlin, NJPosts: 2,154Member

    Originally posted by tares

    Originally posted by sirphobos

    I think anyone who says anything other than Brad McQuaid either hasn't been playing MMOs very long or doesn't have a very good memory.



    He did a bunch of high quality at the time EQ stuff before it got bought outright before Sony,  He was perhaps the guy who started developing MMO raiding content and sleeper's awakaning still sticks out in my mind for top all time MMO content.  So he gets a pass by me, am supprised his own MMO released so poorly. 

    Often times it isn't so much the developer but the developer's boss, publisher, investor who really destroys the game.

    Sony was who hired him in the first place.  Everquest was always Semdley's baby, and Semd is the one who made the call to hire Brad.  Everquest was only not owned by Sony for a couple of months (between launch and Kunark).

     

    EQ classic was released by 989 studio.  Kunark was released by SoE.  The story of SoE is a complicated mess and just shows how terrible Sony (parent company) is.

     

    But for anyone who doubts EQ was controlled by Sony day 1, remember one of the two main cities is Sony Eq spelled backwards...

  • Florence52Florence52 San Francisco, CAPosts: 5Member
    It is good!
Sign In or Register to comment.