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Nancy McIntyre moved to Leapfrog ouch

Pjay2kPjay2k Member CommonPosts: 260

"If anyone knows of Nancy McIntyre you will surely find this funny.

During the times of the NGE (link takes you to a post)

She made comments like

"We really just needed to make the game a lot more accessible to a much broader player base," said Nancy MacIntyre, the game's senior director at LucasArts. "There was lots of reading, much too much, in the game. There was a lot of wandering around learning about different abilities. We really needed to give people the experience of being Han Solo or Luke Skywalker rather than being Uncle Owen, the moisture farmer. We wanted more instant gratification: kill, get treasure, repeat. We needed to give people more of an opportunity to be a part of what they have seen in the movies rather than something they had created themselves

Ok what is funny and is scary for the youth of the world is that this person is now going to be

Executive vice president of Product, Innovation and Marketing of Leapfrog - which she will be in charge of "Run Product, Marketing and Innovation"

Could you imagine if she goes to them and say "you can't do that in the product because its lots of reading, much to much" SMILEY:-D

 

Im sorry I couldn't get this to you sooner SMILEY:oops:"

straight from the sucker boards


it's always funny to read what she wrote about the NGE over and over again, it simply proves that those in charge for swg had no idea what the player base wanted and how we felt about the game...



you can't make decissions on a game that you never played.



now you guys know why Raph Koaster left SOE, because of people like Nancy or Johh Smedley....

SOE and NGE-Star Wars Galalaxies:
Raph Koster: "It's like dumping the girlfriend who has always been patient and loving to chase after the supermodel who probably won't love you back."

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  • metatronicmetatronic Member Posts: 329
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    LOL.. She might actually do well there... She should of never been in the position she was..
  • TerranahTerranah Member UncommonPosts: 3,575

    Her positions sounds like it might require reading though.  Reading is bad, very bad.  Maybe someone will convert the reading to pictures for her though, with pretty crayons to make it more fun.

  • Wildcat84Wildcat84 Member Posts: 2,304

    Nancy is a complete and utter incompetent when it comes to PR and marketing, as proven by her disastrous and inflammatory statements that made the NGE situation even worse.

    WHY does she keep getting hired to do PR and marketing, much less be the HEAD of PR and marketing?

    { Mod Edit }

    As I've said in the past, it's VERY VERY important that we track where these (among other) people go. Companies that employ them are making a statement:

    Nancy McIntyre

    John Smedley

    Jeff Freeman

    Julio Tora! TORA!! TORRES!!!

    The employment of one of those persons should instantly place their products on the "unacceptable" list. They will to me anyway.

    And I spend a LOT of money every year on games. Because I can READ and have a job that pays me well for it, Nancy.

  • SuvrocSuvroc Member Posts: 2,383

    I actually pity her.

    I think those comments are going to follow her for quite some time.

  • Wildcat84Wildcat84 Member Posts: 2,304


    Originally posted by Suvroc
    I actually pity her.
    I think those comments are going to follow her for quite some time.

    I don't. What she did, what she took part in, and what she tried to spin was wrong, and she knew it was wrong.

  • Realm-ReaperRealm-Reaper Member Posts: 501

    I saw her...

    at a community summit once....Man that chick is HARD to look at! I wanted to give her a walmart bag.

  • royalpenaltyroyalpenalty Member Posts: 312
    Originally posted by Wildcat84


    Nancy is a complete and utter incompetent when it comes to PR and marketing, as proven by her disastrous and inflammatory statements that made the NGE situation even worse.
    WHY does she keep getting hired to do PR and marketing, much less be the HEAD of PR and marketing?
    Is it because she has the "talents" of a Clinton intern, and is willing to use them?
    That's the only explanation I can come up with.
    As I've said in the past, it's VERY VERY important that we track where these (among other) people go. Companies that employ them are making a statement:
    Nancy McIntyre

    John Smedley

    The Dork Lord Heliass

    Jeff Freeman

    Julio Tora! TORA!! TORRES!!!

    The employment of one of those persons should instantly place their products on the "unacceptable" list. They will to me anyway.
    And I spend a LOT of money every year on games. Because I can READ and have a job that pays me well for it, Nancy.


    amen, couldnt have said it better myself.

    SWG ADDICT...clean since the NGE

  • KazaraKazara Member UncommonPosts: 1,085
    She certainly had her part in ushering in the NGE, but like many others, she has moved on without any accountability (if anything, doing better). I am sure the NGE nightmare haunts her all the way to the bank - unfortunately.

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  • trollin4funtrollin4fun Member Posts: 1
    Originally posted by Kazara

    She certainly had her part in ushering in the NGE, but like many others, she has moved on without any accountability (if anything, doing better). I am sure the NGE nightmare haunts her all the way to the bank - unfortunately.
    because people like you STALK her .
  • Wildcat84Wildcat84 Member Posts: 2,304


    Originally posted by trollin4fun
    Originally posted by Kazara
    She certainly had her part in ushering in the NGE, but like many others, she has moved on without any accountability (if anything, doing better). I am sure the NGE nightmare haunts her all the way to the bank - unfortunately. image
    because people like you STALK her .

    Welcome to the MMORPG forums, Mr Ward.

    What Nancy said and did is indefensible. And rather than actually attempt to do so (you can't) you post noise, porn, flames, and insults.

    You, sir, are the NGE target audience.

  • dandelo_19dandelo_19 Member Posts: 12

    I find her comment of "We needed to give people more of an opportunity to be a part of what they have seen in the movies rather than something they had created themselves"   to be the most insulting and a total slap in the face.

    What that PR whore failed to realize is that there was an opportunity to 'take part' in what you had seen in the movies, and for those of us that didn't want to be 'in' the movie, we could do our own thing in the Star Wars universe.  That was the total beauty of it. 

  • InveniumInvenium Member Posts: 2
    I nearly cried when I read this post.



    I work in Education Technology as a content designer...and to think that someone who was a part of ruining my favorite MMO of all time is now helming a major ed-tech firm...



    ...I need a beer.



    *sigh*
  • ObeeObee Member Posts: 1,550


    The poor woman was only doing her job.  She was told that SOE changed the game to appeal to stupid people, so she promoted that fact.  Cut her a break.  I'm sure if Leapfrog decides to change their toys to explode, she will do her job and promote how wonderful exploding toys are compared to the ones that don't injure or kill children.



    Maybe she'll play with a few of Leapfrog's products and learn something.






  • Pjay2kPjay2k Member CommonPosts: 260
    serious question to all of you guys:



    which one of you felt like "damn I really want to be Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia" while playing star wars galaxies ?

    SOE and NGE-Star Wars Galalaxies:
    Raph Koster: "It's like dumping the girlfriend who has always been patient and loving to chase after the supermodel who probably won't love you back."

  • Pjay2kPjay2k Member CommonPosts: 260
    I always wanted to feel like uncle owen the farmer...



    and whenever I got bored I had the opportunity to start all over again, if nessesary 32 times...



    shame on you SOE, shame on you...

    SOE and NGE-Star Wars Galalaxies:
    Raph Koster: "It's like dumping the girlfriend who has always been patient and loving to chase after the supermodel who probably won't love you back."

  • ManmadegodManmadegod Member Posts: 501
    Originally posted by Obee



    The poor woman was only doing her job.  She was told that SOE changed the game to appeal to stupid people, so she promoted that fact.  Cut her a break.  I'm sure if Leapfrog decides to change their toys to explode, she will do her job and promote how wonderful exploding toys are compared to the ones that don't injure or kill children.



    Maybe she'll play with a few of Leapfrog's products and learn something.







    WoW, if you are seriously saying that you or any other person would promote blowing up kids to keep your job... WoW, just wow.
  • treysmoothtreysmooth Member UncommonPosts: 648
    Originally posted by Manmadegod

    Originally posted by Obee



    The poor woman was only doing her job.  She was told that SOE changed the game to appeal to stupid people, so she promoted that fact.  Cut her a break.  I'm sure if Leapfrog decides to change their toys to explode, she will do her job and promote how wonderful exploding toys are compared to the ones that don't injure or kill children.



    Maybe she'll play with a few of Leapfrog's products and learn something.







    WoW, if you are seriously saying that you or any other person would promote blowing up kids to keep your job... WoW, just wow. I wouldn't be suprised if she would promote something that negatively affected the core audience.  O wait she did SWG caused seizures after they introduced the god awful bacta bomb effects.  But I can understand why she would, all those pretty colors to look at and the best part nothing to read!!! 



    Seriously man, if you saw the way she talked to people at the summits you wouldn't defend the scum that she is.  I wouldn't put her in charge of a McDonalds let alone the position she somehow fell into.  To sit and tell the core audience of intelligent and well educated people that used to play SWG that the game had way to much reading and we need more fight loot rinse repeat is a slap in the face and if you played SWG you would know that.  She might have realized this fact as well, though I imagine that since the game used to require you have a minimum of a 6th grade reading level she probably couldn't have played after all.  Rest in Peace Leapfrog nothing creative will be coming out of that company any time soon.
  • CerionCerion Member Posts: 1,005
    Originally posted by Pjay2k

    serious question to all of you guys:



    which one of you felt like "damn I really want to be Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia" while playing star wars galaxies ?



    Not once did it enter my mind that I wanted to be the Heroes with a capital H.  I'd settle for being a hero with a small h.  I wanted to be a mining and industrial mogul in the Star Wars universe who used his profits to fund the rebellion, to launder their credits, and to financially screw over the Imperials.   All of which I did.   Was great fun.  And to think it all started for me by selling fireworks...I made a killing on fireworks initially.

    But that was in a galaxy far, far away.

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  • haxxjoohaxxjoo Member Posts: 924
    Originally posted by Pjay2k


    "If anyone knows of Nancy McIntyre you will surely find this funny.
    During the times of the NGE (link takes you to a post)
    She made comments like
    "We really just needed to make the game a lot more accessible to a much broader player base," said Nancy MacIntyre, the game's senior director at LucasArts. "There was lots of reading, much too much, in the game. There was a lot of wandering around learning about different abilities. We really needed to give people the experience of being Han Solo or Luke Skywalker rather than being Uncle Owen, the moisture farmer. We wanted more instant gratification: kill, get treasure, repeat. We needed to give people more of an opportunity to be a part of what they have seen in the movies rather than something they had created themselves
    Ok what is funny and is scary for the youth of the world is that this person is now going to be
    Executive vice president of Product, Innovation and Marketing of Leapfrog - which she will be in charge of "Run Product, Marketing and Innovation"
    Could you imagine if she goes to them and say "you can't do that in the product because its lots of reading, much to much" SMILEY:-D
     
    Im sorry I couldn't get this to you sooner SMILEY:oops:"
    straight from the sucker boards


    it's always funny to read what she wrote about the NGE over and over again, it simply proves that those in charge for swg had no idea what the player base wanted and how we felt about the game...



    you can't make decissions on a game that you never played.



    now you guys know why Raph Koaster left SOE, because of people like Nancy or Johh Smedley....



    Ah, hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha (breath) hahahahahahahahaha....

    If this is a joke that is a good one.  If this is serious apparently Leapfrog doesn't do any background checks.  I am going to make up a resume and send it to them and put a child molesters name on it.  See if he gets hired.

  • Wildcat84Wildcat84 Member Posts: 2,304


    Originally posted by Obee

    The poor woman was only doing her job.  She was told that SOE changed the game to appeal to stupid people, so she promoted that fact.  Cut her a break.  I'm sure if Leapfrog decides to change their toys to explode, she will do her job and promote how wonderful exploding toys are compared to the ones that don't injure or kill children.

    Maybe she'll play with a few of Leapfrog's products and learn something.



    As someone who has never taken one single marketing class, much less risen to an executive position in the one and ONLY STAR WARS COMPANY, even I would have known better than to say the inane and insulting things she did.

    She is obviously an affirmative action hire, as she couldn't competently market heaters to Eskimos or food to a dying man.

  • therain93therain93 Member UncommonPosts: 2,039
    Originally posted by dandelo_19


    I find her comment of "We needed to give people more of an opportunity to be a part of what they have seen in the movies rather than something they had created themselves"   to be the most insulting and a total slap in the face.
    What that PR whore failed to realize is that there was an opportunity to 'take part' in what you had seen in the movies, and for those of us that didn't want to be 'in' the movie, we could do our own thing in the Star Wars universe.  That was the total beauty of it. 



    Not really.  SWG was advertised as "live in the star wars universe, live in the star wars movies."  They nailed the first part which is what everyone is still so in love with, but they missed the boat on the latter half.  There was no galactic civil war brewing, nothing truly epic like the way the movies were portrayed (please don't tell me that the few monthly storylines they started was a good implementation of the GCW).  The lack of a GCW feelng put it in a category of dullness with Star Wars Rebellion (if you remember that horribly slow, poorly designed strategy pc game).  Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying SWG was entirely dull but, Star Wars is clearly about action and epic adventures; people unfamiliar with the expanded universe or who just wanted the epic adventures weren't getting that. SOE recognized this which was good but....the changes they made still didn't get it right.  Worse still, they destroyed what was working and so many people loved.

     

  • ObeeObee Member Posts: 1,550
    Originally posted by Pjay2k

    serious question to all of you guys:



    which one of you felt like "damn I really want to be Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia" while playing star wars galaxies ?
    I wanted to be Greedo.


  • ObeeObee Member Posts: 1,550
    Originally posted by Manmadegod

    Originally posted by Obee



    The poor woman was only doing her job.  She was told that SOE changed the game to appeal to stupid people, so she promoted that fact.  Cut her a break.  I'm sure if Leapfrog decides to change their toys to explode, she will do her job and promote how wonderful exploding toys are compared to the ones that don't injure or kill children.



    Maybe she'll play with a few of Leapfrog's products and learn something.







    WoW, if you are seriously saying that you or any other person would promote blowing up kids to keep your job... WoW, just wow.

    Sarcasm doesn't translate to text very well.


  • 0k210k21 Member Posts: 866
    all I can describe that woman as after reading the OP's quote are five words.... What a self-centered b****!! She obviously knew what she was doing was completely against what the player base were telling SOE If I could find her I'd bloody give her a slap for helping Smedley ruin pre-cu! She clearly had no bloody idea what the game was about, no wonder SOE failed so miserably!....

    Quoting people doesn't make you clever, in fact, it makes you all the more stupid for not bothering to read the quotes you post in the first place.

  • Bob_BlawblawBob_Blawblaw Member Posts: 1,278
    Originally posted by Obee



    The poor woman was only doing her job.  She was told that SOE changed the game to appeal to stupid people, so she promoted that fact.  Cut her a break. 







    I'm afraid that's not quite how it works with big corporate publishers the games industry Obee. Chances are, the spark that started the NGE bonfire was started at the LEC marketing department (or even more precisely, the accounting dept). Creative decisions ALWAYS follow business decisions when it comes to publishing and big licensed IP. I do have some experience in the games industry, and I've worked with many a marketing type in my day. I can honestly say that I've rarely found one person in that field (marketing) who cares about, or even knows about what they're selling. All they want is to be responsible for selling X amount of units. The unfortunate truth is that in most bigger companies, marketing people tend to have a large hand in the creative decisions that are made (ie: the NGE).



    Sad but true.


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