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Loading... A New Managing Editor - Bill Murphy -

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126

imageLoading... A New Managing Editor - Bill Murphy -

Ten years. It’s been TEN-FREAKING-YEARS since I first started as a writer here at MMORPG. In that time, I’ve gone to more events than I can count, written more articles than I ever expected, helped start and end RTS and FPSGuru, revamped and took it over with the indomitable Suzie Ford, and most importantly - I’ve been able to make something happen that I never thought I could - I made my passion my career. But all good things must come to an end, even I can’t outlast Meridian 59...

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  • harken33harken33 Member UncommonPosts: 6
    Generally i just lurk around the forums, enjoying the back and forth between people in the know. I felt a bit compelled to login and express my thanks to you when i saw you are leaving. The positive and optimistic way you looked at games was always fun to read even if i didn't always agree with you. I wish you well in all future endeavors!
  • Str8HellStr8Hell Member UncommonPosts: 29
    Best of luck Bill, you will be missed, well im sure you'll still come here and write a comment or two, meaning you wont really be leaving us.
  • nastilonnastilon Member UncommonPosts: 149
    Best of luck to you!
  • SandmanjwSandmanjw Member UncommonPosts: 214
    Luck, and always remember...happy wife, happy life:)

    Keep the family first always and things will work out.
  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,951
    You have been an amazing leader for the site and your articles and reviews have been sometimes a fresh take and sometimes insightful and always entertaining.
    Good luck to you with CHC and know you have made positive contributions to not just the mmorpg world but to the gaming world as a whole. You will be missed.


    거북이는 목을 내밀 때 안 움직입니다

  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 6,491
    Hey wow! You're leaving, my goodness, best of luck in your new endeavours. I have not always agreed with you but I always respected you and your opinions.
  • BitterClingerBitterClinger Member UncommonPosts: 438
    Bill, you're one of the good ones. I'm sorry to see games journalism losing you. Best of luck on your new endeavors!
  • MendelMendel Member EpicPosts: 3,511
    No matter the topic, or if I agreed or disagreed, I was entertained.  Thanks, Bill.  Good luck with your future endeavors.


    Logic, my dear, merely enables one to be wrong with great authority.

  • black_isleblack_isle Member UncommonPosts: 254
    good luck Bill, i started visiting the site 11 years ago in '08, following WAR. signed up for a chance to get into Aion beta in '09 (which i did). we are all old farts now, cheers.
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,924
    Another one bites the dust.... ;)

    Bring on the next one - I bet ya will be rid of em in half the time.

    Oh and your reviews sucked! 

    Oh and your new company sucks!


    Kekekeleke - AAA pr/marketing - I expect you to do better than "surprise mechancis", but I am sure yall gonna come up with some bullshit.

    There - that should cover the basics of negative posts :)

    All joking aside - best of luck to you and your new adventure!

    Oh and finally

  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 27,638
    edited July 2019
    I'm alternatively sad and happy.

    Well done! Best to your new venture and don't be a stranger!

  • ScellowScellow Member RarePosts: 398
    mmo news website + PR consulting company, hmmm i understand now why some articles were biased, look at the client list
  • wildarms2wildarms2 Member UncommonPosts: 80
    NOOOOOOooooo now who will do the MMOFTW :(
    well great luck on your new adventure watch out for trolls

    moo all

  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 5,094
    Best of luck.
  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Member EpicPosts: 1,948
    Damn it, Bill.

    MMORPG.COM took away my swinging cheerleader butt .gif.

  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 7,178
    Good luck! Thanks for all your hard work!
  • BizkitNLBizkitNL Member RarePosts: 2,514
    Et tu, Bill?

    Good luck to you, whatever comes your way!
  • PpiperPpiper Member RarePosts: 1,082
    Buh, bye...
  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne Member EpicPosts: 5,297
    Good luck, Bill!

    You covered games more like a gamer and less like a critic. Fun factor always came first and I respected that.
    I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
  • jonp200jonp200 Member UncommonPosts: 455
    Best of luck Bill. I have enjoyed your articles and reviews with what is regularly an open-minded, positive outlook of the genre. You will be missed.

    Playing ESO on my X-Box

  • TheHiveLeaderTheHiveLeader Video MaestroMember RarePosts: 234
  • JeffSpicoliJeffSpicoli Member EpicPosts: 2,849
    This is really disappointing to here Bill but at the same time I'm glad to see you leave to invest more time & grow your business.  Adios Senor Murphy. 

    So we have new blood/fresh meat coming in ?

    • Aloha Mr Hand ! 

  • Viper482Viper482 Member EpicPosts: 2,827

    Thanks for the memories Bill. Always enjoyed your weekly MMOFTW updates when you were doing them.
    Make MMORPG's Great Again!
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 12,386
    edited July 2019
    Going at the same time? This is a double whammy but we will give your replacements the support they deserve. All the best where you are both heading off to.

    It won't be long before the first poster says, "that wouldn't have happened under Bill and Suzie". Big posting shoes to fill indeed!

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  • GarrikGarrik Member UncommonPosts: 949
    edited July 2019
    Wow.... I mean it was bound to happen at some point, but i'm still pretty shocked, even more so by the double whammy! What a journey Bill, on to the next one - may it be full of epic loot and favourable dice rolls! Take care and all the best. :)


    Waiting for:

    Lineage Eternal

    "once upon a midnight dreary, while i porn surfed, weak and weary, over many a strange and spurious site of 'hot xxx galore'. While i clicked my fav'rite bookmark, suddenly there came a warning, and my heart was filled with mourning, mourning for my dear amour, " 'Tis not possible!", i muttered, "give me back my free hardcore!"..... quoth the server, 404."

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