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Farewell to Calvin

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Mesanna, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Mesanna

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    The UO team would like to let our players know that Calvin has moved on to another adventure in his life. He is no longer the Producer of UO, but rest assured that things are going on as they always have. For those that have been with UO for a while you know that many have come and gone over the 14 years, but UO always continues!

    The UO Team!
     
  2. Risso

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    ooh..unexpected!
     
  3. Picus at the office

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    Let me be the first to wonder what he did...
     
  4. phantus

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    Rinse, repeat...
     
  5. Coldren

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    Cal:

    I can only wish you the best, and thank you for what you were able to do. Best of luck, and drop us a line to let us know what you're working on next!
     
  6. Siteswap

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    I have to say that is not the least bit reassuring. Things havent exactly been going well.
     
  7. Flutter

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    Figured that.
     
  8. Kayne

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    Oh dear there goes another one. Im with siteswap its not at all reassuring
     
  9. Shamus Turlough

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    Need I say that negativity, doomcrying, etc.. will not be tolerated in this thread?


    Godspeed Cal. You will be missed by those who truly understood what you had to go through for us, the players.
     
  10. Gunga_Din

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    So does this mean i get the job?

    Mesanna + Gunga = Uber Team !!
     
  11. Siteswap

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    Itll certainly be interesting to see who gets the job. And more importantly when. UO cant really afford to be rudderless for any length of time when its not in great shape to start with. Perilous times for UO I think...
     
  12. Larisa

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    HEY! No fair..I just came back! I didn't even get to know him very well!

    *pouts*

    AND My modem went out and I've been without internet for 3 days...

    Hope the road you are following takes you down a good path Cal, thanks for putting up with us for so long :)

    Larisa
     
  13. Viquire

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    Cal,
    You stood a lonely watch with very little in the way of equipment against an increasingly angry mob. Hope the next leg of the journey sees the road rise to meet you. Our conversations will be missed.

    Fare thee well, where ever you fare.
     
  14. Specialshoes

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    Kinda expected it. Don't remember what was said that tipped me off. Be well Cal.



    Now.....BRING OUT THE FRESH MEAT!
     
  15. Kayne

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    Quoting just because I lol'd at the fresh meat comment
     
  16. Siteswap

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    Hey, do you think the new guy might be open to the idea of a classic shard? ;)
     
  17. AirmidCecht

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    While the timing isn't ideal I can say with 100% certainty that Cal truly cared about UO and us players. He was not afraid of conversation or listening to our feedback. May whoever fills his shoes keep this in mind and appreciate the path Cal continued on from past Producer's.

    *packs a special care package of happy thoughts and well wishes and sends them off to Cal*
     
  18. Kayne

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    Should this not be uo.com news? Also will Cal be posting a farewell note or just disappearing without a trace?
     
  19. Taylor

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    Farewell, Cal.
     
  20. Neutron Bomb

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    Take care sir. Hit up some Britannia some time.
     
  21. Siteswap

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    Hmmm. Maybe he was, shall we say ... "moved on", in which case his belonging are already packed in a box for him when he turns up and no time for goodbyes. MAybe we'll never know.
     
  22. Petra Fyde

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    Farewell and safe travels. :)
     
  23. Tazar

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    :grrr:

    Now we'll have to break in another one to UHall's passionate responses.

    I wish you the best Cal. Stop in and say "Hi" any time. :)

    Be sure and leave the combat gear for the next guy (or gal). lol
     
  24. Woodsman

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    I think he liked UO as well, a lot actually, and I wish him well. I've heard that he's moving to another game, and if so, hopefully it will be less stressful.

    I've said this before and I'm saying it again, I strongly feel he was unfairly blamed on Stratics and elsewhere for EA problems that were way out of his control. I imagine he had to bite his tongue a lot when reading the forums. Hopefully his tongue will heal over time.
     
  25. longshanks

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    Bring back Draconi.

    Good luck Cal.
     
  26. Promathia

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    This

    Pleaaaaaaaaaaase
     
  27. Kayne

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    This THIS THIS most definitely THIS
     
  28. Flutter

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    Hear hear!
     
  29. canary

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    I'd love to see Draconi as Producer, to be honest.

    Nevertheless, I have a good feeling about UO at this moment, which is something I haven't had in a while.
     
  30. Dol'Gorath

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    Safe Travels Calvin, you were one of the better producers UO had =]

    Will be watching with interest to see who comes next. :thumbup1:
     
  31. DawgOfWar

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    AYE !
     
  32. TMC Crowley

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    We can hope :thumbup:
     
  33. Green Mouser

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    Reading his posts and seeing him during the High Seas release, he did not seem a good fit.

    I wish you the best Cal.

    Now, lets get someone excited and imaginative. Not just a task master.
     
  34. Flutter

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    If they were smart they'd pay him whatever it took to get him back.
     
  35. Gunga_Din

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    Good feeling? From what? Drink some more kool aid.
     
  36. sablestorm

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    Ah man, I'm sorry to see you go Cal. Thanks again for all the hard work you put in, especially when you got involved in community issues I brought to you or that time my account got hacked. I really appreciate all that you did.
     
  37. Miri of Sonoma

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    Sorry to see you leave Cal. Thanks for everything you did and good luck on the next phase of your journey. I hope you drop by every now and then and let us know what you are up to!
     
  38. Kayne

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    Ah to live in an Ideal world - how lovely that would be
     
  39. Siteswap

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    Didnt Draconi have Kingdon Reborn on his Résumé ?

    if so i'd be surprised if he ever worked in the games industry again.
     
  40. Hmmmph! noted, moving on ...

    did you catch the bump Mesanna? or are they going outside to hire in? or
    blending the three sword and sorcery themes under one umbrella?
    *shrugs*
    Leave a note/memo((if you please)): Next "Producers State-of-the-Game"?
    rough outline of the "ongoing" structure of the UOteam ...
    how it "fits in" in the larger structure would be nice too.



    ---------------------------

    Forum archivists:
    okay ... I gots RG(?Rich Vogel), Sunsword, ?Stellerex, Darkscribe and Calvin ...
    who am I overlooking? Sannio was a CR guy (?yea/nay?) ...
    as was Wilki(at one point, but never Producer)

    >Anyone< have a from -- to (dated) list?
    thanks in advance.

    FD
     
  41. Kayne

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    New producer when he or she finally comes out of the woodwork will no doubt have a big spiel about how great UO is and how they love it and all the changes they want to make sure we get...
     
  42. Llewen

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    Thanks for the work you did Cal, and your attempts to connect with your player base. Good luck in whatever you have moved on to. I think many don't understand what the position of "producer" entails, and so didn't appreciate what you did for UO.
     
  43. Zosimus

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    Best of luck Cal.


    I highly doubt you will see Draconi brought back in. He has a great job atm.

    Director of Online Development at KaBOOM!
     
  44. hen

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    Good luck Calvin and Mesanna. Thank you both for your efforts!
     
  45. Woodsman

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  46. Kayne

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    He's actually no longer doing that according to a link shared above he now works for Kaboom
     
  47. Woodsman

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    Bizarre that he's doing iPhone apps about playgrounds.
     
  48. Kayne

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    Maybe he got fed up with the MMO world lol
     
  49. Viper09

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    *Sigh*

    Another good producer leaves us. I hope his next adventure will have less limitations and more freedom than UO had in terms of producing.
     
  50. Jhym

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    Sorry to see him go, I hope he does well at his next position, as bruised and bloodied as he must be after dealing with us for a few years.

    :popcorn: