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A Sorrowful Farewell

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Dropixel, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Dropixel

    Dropixel EA Community Rep
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    Hello Everyone.

    I am very sorry to say that I was informed that my position was no longer needed. Though I had many titles I was handling for Mythic, I grew to love and appreciate all the communities and only wish I could have had more time or resources to get more involved with them. Though I had only been in the position for a little over a year, I will miss a great many of you and hope that you keep in touch.

    Mythic MMO’s will always have a strong place in my heart. Over the past 5 years I got to work with everyone of them and couldn’t have been happier with my co-workers, customers or communities. I hope that some of you will stay in contact. I will visit the boards on occasion to remember all the fun I had and all those great personalities that make up Mythic’s community base.

    I don’t have any current plans as I am occupied with taking care of family as my father is in the midst of a nightmarish battle with cancer. (If I missed your e-mails over the past couple weeks; this is why and I will get to them soon.) However, I do have a couple mobile projects and art projects in the works that I am very excited to finish. Until then, you may see me in games on occasion. Though I have been busy of late, I usually play SWTOR and L4D, so if you play and see a Dropixel named character in some form, be sure and say hi.
    Take care and remember don’t swim against the tide. It will just leave you tired and frustrated.

    -Timothy Chappell
     
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  2. kelmo

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    Farewell, and fair travels...
     
  3. Tazar

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    Thank you for helping so many players through issues with the account system. I know many appreciated it.
     
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  4. kongomongo

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    Farewell. Hope to see you in some way shape or form in the future
     
  5. Berethrain

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    Sorry to see you go Tim. I hope you find a better company that is more suiting to your talent, as it seems EA has lost another good employee.

    Take care and all the best to your family.
     
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    Take care and thanks for all the help you gave us .
     
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  7. Gheed

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    So long Drop,

    Thank you for looking in on us from time to time.
     
  8. Petra Fyde

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    Farewell, and good fortune :(
    Thanks for all the help you gave our floundering players.
     
  9. Taylor

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    Thank you for all you've contributed to the community, Tim. Best of luck to you.
     
  10. gunneroforgin

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    may you have fairwinds and a following sea in all your new endevers.
     
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  11. startle

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    Hope you have a good life and that your father wins his battle...

    Having said that, one quick question: Does this mean that your position (EA Community Rep) will no longer exist?
     
  12. MalagAste

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    Sorry to hear of your loss of job. Man that stinks.

    I'm guessing that means that it drops on the last tiny bit of DEV team we have. To be community team members.... what a blow.

    At any rate Tim I'm very sad to hear of your father. Having lost my Father not that long ago to cancer I feel your pain. You will be added to my prayer list. May your father fight the good fight and win!

    :beer: To Victory! May he bounce back a winner!
     
  13. Victim of Siege

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    Farewell, and thank you
     
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    Fair well Dropixel I will be keeping in touch!
     
  15. Lord Nabin

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    Safe Travels my Friend!

    *Raises a glass of Good Old Moonglow Red and Tips his Hat*
    Sigh

    *Walks across the room and with a flourish of his staff taps a large block of marble sitting against the wall*

    The Marble wobbles and shifts settling itself into a perfect likeness of Dropixel.

    *Nods and shuffles back into his chair next to the fire*
     
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  16. Pinco

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    oh boy, another one leaving? :O
     
  17. SlobberKnocker

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    best of luck to you.

    what a disaster ea has become under Riccitellos reign.

    i know all gaming companies have taken it in the shorts due to the economy but jeez louise, if EA didnt have Madden i think this place closes up shop in a hurry.
     
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    Oh no! I am SO sorry! Please take care, and know that we all wish you and your family the best always. :grouphug:
     
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    Hope the future works out, and you find a company that appreciates what you do.
     
  20. outcry

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    Farewell , Perhaps someday the tide will sail you back this way again. Prayers will go out to you and your family and Hopefully your Dad wins the battle
     
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    Sad to see you go, thanks for all your contributions and I wish you and your father the best of luck, we will miss you.
     
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    Fare thee well and thanks for all thou hast done for our community.
    May lady luck bless thee future endeavours.
     
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    Ack, not another :(

    Farewell and best wishes for the future. And thank you for contributing to our crazy community and helping us out, it's appreciated! And don't be a stranger, we always love it when staff come back to share their new projects and adventures.

    Best wishes for your father too.

    Wenchy
     
  24. Picus of Napa

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    Sorry to hear this.

    Is that the whole CR leader for mythic gone in one axeing?
     
  25. Lady Storm

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    Sweetheart you take care and I wish your father well in his battle.
    Dont forget to get some down time.
    Take it from a past caregiver of 3 family members in this one .. the stress has a sneeky way of coming up from a hidden place and knocking you off your feet.
    We at UO and Stratics will miss you. Do let us know how things go and drop in for a break... I can assure you we be here to listen..
     
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  26. Tjalle

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    Best of luck to you and your family.
     
  27. Flutter

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    They are misinformed. Your position is DESPERATELY needed.
    Thank you for all the help you've given me over the last couple of months.
    Thoughts and prayers to you, your father, and your family.
    Keep in touch my friend.
     
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  28. Arrgh

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    Mythic must have dropped some bad acid and it looks like it has addled them for an indefinite amount of time, perhaps a lifetime. What a shame. Who is in charge of letting people go anyway, maybe they should replace that person and start over.

    My best wishes for you and your family Timmy, God bless you.
     
  29. Spiritless

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    We had a "community manager?" First time I've seen this guy post here, lol.

    Bye.
     
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  30. Prime.

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    Never seen him or even heard of him either.

    Sorry about the job loss though :(
     
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    Till our ways cross path again. Safe travels and all the best!
     
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    Damn it Tim. My heart goes out to you. Thank you for all the help you've given to people with account issues. When all else failed, there was you. *hugs*
     
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    Take care Tim, it has been a good run... something will come in it's own time. Thank you for being there for the communities. And of course, all the best to your dad and family. Hope to see you out on the ether.
     
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    *SIGHS* wabes
     
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    Another one lost. :( You will be missed, but perhaps another better door will open for you. Good luck to your father, may he pull through.
     
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    Damn... there goes another good one...

    I'm really sorry to see you go, Tim, I wish you safe travels and all the best for you and your family, especially your father.
    Thanks again for your personalised help to many of our posters and to yours truly.
    You will be missed, and, shall your position vanish with you - it will be be another PR mistake by EA, to put it mildly (what else is new...).

    Best...
    M.
     
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    Anyone claiming he/she has never heard of Tim Chappel has never read on UO.com for real, because at least every 2nd post there was published by his name... :next:

    But regarding the important bit now:
    Goodbye, Tim, farewell, safe travels and all the best to you and your family. I hope everything turns out fine in the end! *sends a lot of get-well wishes and thoughts*
    It's really a shame, EA reduces all those teams on their games... I hope UO can compensate that somehow.
     
  38. Cear Dallben Dragon

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    Added you on steam.
     
  39. Aran

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    We go through entirely too many EA people.
     
  40. Ludes

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    Always sad to see one of ours go.. :(
    Good luck in the future..
     
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    Farewell...Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I wish you good luck in the future!
     
  42. Assia Penryn

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    Sad to hear you are leaving. EA is wrong and your position is definitely needed for this community and I wished they had utilized you more for UO. Thank you for all you did for the UO community, both seen and unseen.
     
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    They should go through the upper management a bit faster if they want to save their sinking ship. Instead they throw their bilgers overboard.

    Good luck, Tim. Gaming industry is a mess, I know all too well. Hope you can find a new, better employer soon.
     
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    May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields


    The continuing layoffs makes me uneasy of UO's future
     
  45. Flutter

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    Meh
    One of the better ones we have had lately actually. I posted an issue and it was he who contacted me asking if he could help, and he didn't act as if it were a chore to do so. He was very eager and happy to be part of our community. If you did not know him it is your loss. He is a great guy. (And I don't cheer-lead for UO much anymore)
     
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    *sad*

    I hope things work out well for you and your dad.
     
  47. Jade of Sonoma

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    Everyone has said all that I want to say. So again, Thank you.

    Mostly I am touched deeply by your words: "- - being occupied with taking care of family as my father is in the midst of a nightmarish battle with cancer."

    That is hard. Don't lose hope. Keep optomistic if possible. It's good mediine for all. My best to you and your family.
     
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  48. Snakeman

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    Farewell & Safe Journey's & may your dad beat the big one. Good Luck
     
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