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A few issues I would like to point out, that correlation might be found between them. This is mostly for the doomsayers and for the disturbing number of people who seem to think (or not) about the releationships between money and the perception of worth.
The order of things:
((Funcom CEO steps down on day of launch))
((Funcom stocks drop))
((CEO in trouble for trying to sell shares about the time of his stepping down))
Dunno about you, but what appears to me to have happened, is the game launches as the CEO steps down (insert doomsayers). Stocks go down because of the CEO leaving (insert more doomsayers). And then charges rise against CEO for taking a less active role in the company and trying to sell stocks as he changed his role in the company.
Sounds to me like he has a family to support, college bills to pay . . . or perhaps game devs do not need to eat..
Just like game servers do not use electricity.
Anyone else not see the relationship? I know there are other factors at play . . . but just from press releases and easy google searches, it seems that no major site has expressed these sentiments.
But then again, "five murdered in new york" will sell much better than "lots of people survive night in new york."
Wanted to put this out there for discussion and deliberation.