Age of Conan Director Quits; Couldn't Get No Satisfaction
Let’s talk about bad omens. A bad omen, for example, is when a child is spawned from the union of Satan himself and a jackal (or possibly that’s just The Omen). Another far less biblical example would be when the director of an MMORPG quits after their game has only been out for a few months. But that’s exactly what’s happening now with Age of Conan. Director Gaute Godager has now resigned form Funcom after 16 years with the company, noting that his decision to leave was largely driven by his dissatisfaction with the game. However, the game will still go on, just now in the capable hands of Anarchy Online’s Game Director and Producer, Craig Morrison. As Godager explains:
“I have done my very best making this fabulous game, but I have concluded there are elements which I am dissatisfied with. I have decided to act on this, and as a result I have chosen to leave Funcom. It is time to get new, fresh eyes on Age of Conan, and I wholeheartedly support the appointment of Craig. I have had a fantastic time these last 16 years, and I am very proud of the many things Funcom has achieved. Funcom and Conan will always be a big part of me, but as I now look to new ventures outside the gaming industry I am certain Age of Conan’s future is in the best of hands.”
I know he’s trying to sound very upbeat for all the Age of Conan players out there, but let’s face it: when the man in charge of a game quits his job of 16 years over the game in question, well, that’s certainly not good.
I guess it will be left up to the players to decide if the game still runs smoothly following this change though.