EA Mythic: Second Community Manager Departs

logo-ea-mythic.jpgEA Mythic lost a second community manager this morning. Dana Massey at WarCry has announced that Richard Duffek has left EA Mythic for unspecified reasons.

 “Richard Duffek and EA Mythic parted ways as of this morning. We thank him for his contribution to the organization over the past years, and wish him the best in his future endeavors. James Nichols and Missy Hatch will be acting as general Community gurus for Warhammer Online for the time being.”

Duffek is the second executive to leave EA Mythic since the once privately owned company was taken over by a corporate giant. Many gamers are beginning to wonder if this is a trend and how this will ultimately impact Warhammer Online and the Dark Age of Camelot. Chances are there won’t be a big impact on the upcoming titles as the groundwork has already been laid.

via Gamebunny

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4 Comments on EA Mythic: Second Community Manager Departs

Celestian

On September 18, 2007 at 2:23 pm

No offense but “Many gamers are beginning to wonder if this is a trend and how this will ultimately impact Warhammer Online” seems kinda extreme and over blown. Lets be honest, does anyone seriously believe the CM has any role in the development paths of the game. I certainly don’t, not anything major at least and certainly not anymore so that some other well reasoning individual.

He was a mouth piece, not developer or designer.

Ron Whitaker

On September 18, 2007 at 2:45 pm

Personally, when I see people who’ve been intimately connected with a game for some time suddenly begin dropping, I start wondering what is going on behind the scenes. Sure, one CM leaving won’t impact the game, but that “well reasoning individual” you mentioned would certainly be wise to wonder just what changes are being made that are causing these folks to hit the door.

Rollett

On September 18, 2007 at 2:58 pm

Yeah im not concerned about the CM leaving.. but if some one who has been bound to the company for YEARS is leaving.. there is a problem…. Probably has nothing to do with WHO but it could have to do with How EA is doing things and some are starting to stand up and quit.

Celestian

On September 18, 2007 at 3:13 pm

Could also be they are moving to a new and better paying job. We don’t have any information other than they left.

Being a CM for so long would certainly make one such as myself look for a new and better paying job. It’s a thankless and no more than secretarial style job. We might as well be complaining that X “office administrators” left EA or Mythic but I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a post ;)