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[UO Herald] Jeremy Bids Farewell

Discussion in 'UHall' started by _zigzag_, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. _zigzag_

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    As of yesterday afternoon, Jeremy Dalberg and Mythic Entertainment have parted ways. We would like to thank Jeremy for her numerous contributions to the Ultima Online team and the larger UO Community over the past years. We would also like to wish her the best in her future endeavors. Joanne Laroche will be lending her experience to the UO team in the interim as we work through this transition. In closing, I’d like to offer this farewell from Jeremy to the UO Community:

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  2. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Say it ain't so!!! Good Luck Jeremy!
     
  3. Setnaffa

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    Dang! That sucks! I liked her.

    Worst of all, I finally came to grips with the fact a girl was name Jeremy. :sad3:

    Well, Jeremy, if you read this, I wish you the best of luck in your future plans and endeavors.
     
  4. Ender

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    That sucks. Even less communication now :/
     
  5. Assia Penryn

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    I hope it was her choice and not due to any cutbacks. Jeremy, don't forget to stop by and say "Hi" every once in awhile.
     
  6. Draconi

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    Farewell Jeremy, and safe travels to wherever the winds may take you!
     
  7. Maybe we can get someone to answer real questions now, if they replace her.
     
  8. Devil_Woman

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    I second that!! We just got her trained, and now we lose her! No fair!

    Jeremy, I do hope you still come around and visit us, and that whatever is taking you away from us means much better things for you in the future. Thanks for all you've done!
     
  9. Viquire

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    Best of luck Jeremy, Don't leave the Great State if you can help it. I think we had a commitment for a something citrus-y involving high grade tequila in Austin. I'll be hoping that chance still arises.

    Don't ever let the mob catch you with your sword still in the scabbard.

    *Cross Guard Salute*
     
  10. Phaen Grey

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    I also hope this decision was because she is moving on to bigger and better things herself. Good fortunes Jeremy, I hope things are going your way.
     
  11. Okay - slap me for conduct unbecoming ... but WT*?????

    Jeremy, always best wishes to you in your travels. I really hope Spin (my Paladin) can meet you on LA sometime.

    Be well and safe journeys!
     
  12. Jhym

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    I'm sorry to see you go, Jeremy, I hope it was a mutually beneficial parting.

    :grouphug:
     
  13. Leanan Sidhe

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    Safe Journeys Jeremy!
     
  14. DHMagicMan_1

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    This didn't have anything to do with the EA Layoffs we saw announced yesterday did it? Is Jeremy the first of many? Or maybe just the only public one we'd notice?

    I hope this was a planned thing and not something that just came down like an axe, so to speak...

    In any case, best of luck to you Jeremy, wherever you go next!
     
  15. AirmidCecht

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    This sucks. Flat out.
     
  16. Magnus

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    This saddens me. Jeremy had to deal with so much here, and yet did an amazing job. I must say that I will miss the amount of interactions she brought in. Let us hope that she finds somewhere as good, if not better to be in the future. And, let us hope that her successor is as good as she was. :)
     
  17. Tina Small

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    Best of luck to you, Jeremy, wherever you land and in whatever you do next. I'm sure it wasn't always easy for you being so far removed physically from the rest of the team and trying to respond to all of our endless questions, comments, and concerns.

    Hang in there, lady, and hopefully some of us that never got to meet you in person at a Town Hall meeting will someday get to meet you in-game.

    *Hugs*
     
  18. EnigmaMaitreya

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    I second that, LA = Good People out to have fun. Come join us, kick back, stay a while.

    May your purse always be full of wondrous treasure, may your adventures always be breath taking.
     
  19. Sarphus

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    I will miss you Jeremy. Good luck in your future endeavors.

    :sad3:
     
  20. sablestorm

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    Yes, this hurts! I had the utmost respect for what Jeremy did, not just in her work in keep us informed, but also as a last resort for getting issues resolved. I personally had her intervene many times to get word to those that needed to do the fixing. If Jeremy is moving on of her own volition, then I wish her all the best, but if EA just decided to cut her lose, I'm grabbing my torch and pitchfork and rioting!

    Oh and Jeremy, if you visit Pacific shard, come join our RP events!
     
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    Safe journey and godspeed!
     
  22. muldran

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    Good luck out there!
     
  23. Teeshy

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    Bummer!

    Enjoy the good bits =)
     
  24. The Craftsman

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    WT! indeed. zigzags post says she parted company yesterday afternoon but her last post was in response to someone question where she replied "good question ... im on it" and that was ... yesterday.

    Looks like she didnt know herself that she was going, which makes it looks like she was pushed rather than jumped.
     
  25. Diggity

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    Very sorry to hear this

    Good luck and best wishes thanks for all the work you did for the game and community.
     
  26. dielock

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    I believe she answered our questions the best she could. I believe she was held back by her so-called superiors. Keep in mind EA pays low wages so you get what you pay for. Don't get me wrong, I think Jeremy is a good developer or whatever she is. I believe the management team are the incompetent ones.

    Jeremy probably got a good offer from another company and took it. The rest of the clowns remain with the circus.
     
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    I am very sad about this.

    Good luck Jeremy you will be missed. :(
     
  28. canary

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    OK, to those less informed, 'parted ways' is usually meant that it was not Jeremy's decision to leave the UO Team. Plain and simple, this was Mythic letting her go.

    Honestly, with cutbacks they probably found her position redundant... which it was, to be honest.

    That said, while I didn't enjoy Jeremy's tenure as a community coordinator, she IS a person. So good luck, Jeremy, on whatever the future holds. I hope that whatever you choose to do next is successful. I believe all things happen for a reason, and usually... usually... things turn out for the best.
     
  29. Loqucious

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    Goodbye and goodluck Jeremy. I gave the GM's a lot of harsh words over the last couple years and I hope you know they were not intended to be personal.

    Best wishes,

    Loq
     
  30. Gheed

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    Wow I liked her. Goodbye Jeremy. Thank you for everything.
     
  31. GalenKnighthawke

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    This is very depressing and alarming.

    -Galen's player
     
  32. The Craftsman

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    How so?

    We'd already seen that EA were predicting job cuts and as Jeremy's job was community rep its hardly surprising that she'd be one of the first to go based on EA's total lack of care or respect for its paying customers/community.

    If they start cutting the already skeleton crew of devs then its time to get depressed and alarmed.
     
  33. Spree

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    Because I liked her and her style. I found her to be smart and attentive, and to not have lost the perspective of a casual player.

    Think about that...A team member with the perspective of players who don't typically post on Stratics. Think of how valuable that is.

    Or, rather, was.

    -Galen's player
     
  35. GalenKnighthawke

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    Yeah, I know.....I had figured Mythic would be independent enough to be held harmless though.

    *sighs*

    Another illusion gone.

    Ever get the feeling we're subscribing to a see-saw rather than a game? A high, followed by a low, followed by a high, followed by a low.

    -Galen's player
     
  36. The Craftsman

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    If thats your opinion Galen then I can understand your disappointment. Depressed though? A little strong a term maybe. Myself I always felt she was more of a spin doctor and was just there to tow the company line, hence my disappointment is somewhat less than your own and Im not at all alarmed as she was the first name I thought of when I read the job cuts statement. It was hardly a surprise.
     
  37. canary

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    Actually, I disagree.

    Jeremy's job had no impact on the greater UO game. Trust me, the entire dev team reads these boards and is acutely aware of issues and concerns.

    Her job, overall, was a cut that impacts the team very little, other than making someone else pull a bit more extra as far as 'filling in' for her and doing her job.

    As said before, if they touch the UO dev team... especially since it IS a skeleton crew... then yes, I'm worried.
     
  38. D'Amavir

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    *sung to the tune of a Nicholas Fain skit on SNL.

    I.....ummm....what I mean is that.....what I am trying to say is that you can't.......when you......you can't....if a person.....anytime someone.....the thing is that......in an age where you......but.....just that.....in the event that.....
     
  39. It seems to me that she got fired.
     
  40. Olahorand

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    Jeremy, good luck in what ever you do in the future.
    Thanks a lot for your engagement for us players!!!

    *Salute*
    Olahorand
     
  41. Haddy G

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    Best of luck Jeremy, changing jobs is always a pain in the a** Hope you go on to bigger and better things.
     
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    Ever notice that EA always get rid of the wrong people first, they should start getting rid of the stupid suits, they cost the company and community more, and leave the UO dev team and support alone.

    Take care Jeremy and keep safe, hope your future will always remain bright and cheerful. :grouphug:
     
  43. DHMagicMan_1

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    The problem with that theory, is that it's the SUITS who are deciding who needs to go... so it's not going to be them... Throw a marketing person or community rep overboard. Save a nickel here or dime there and we'll look like we cut costs... until we lose subscriptions. OOPS... who said that?
     
  44. Vicor

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    It has been really nice having her contributions!! thanks for all your hard work, it was noticed. Safe travels and have a great life.
     
  45. Madrid

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    It's all speculation. The term parted ways in my mind suggests their was some discord or dissention. Most time people leave jobs is because they can't stand someone who they're working with.

    Maybe she got a better job that pays more money.

    Anyways I thought she did her job here.

    Jeremy wish you lots of luck, happiness, and prosperity. Thanks for your contributions to the UO community.:thumbup1:
     
  46. Kaleb

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    Safe travels jeremy. I hate to see you go I think you did a better job than wilki did. Thing I will hate about this the most is that The 5 on fri may go with you also :( .

    PS: can I have your stuff?
     
  47. Kith Kanan

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    Ohhh no who is gonna helpus now , just got this mail from her...

    " Actually, strike that – I’m getting it escalated internally. You should hear from somebody who can help soon! "

    Wonder if I hear from anybody now :(

    Well good luck and thx for all Jer :)
     
  48. Viquire

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    DOH!

    DOWN boy, DOWN! *crack of the whip*
     
  49. phantus

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    Now that is just blasphemy.


    Luck to you Jeremy.
     
  50. BlissMarie

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    Sorry to see you go, Jeremy. Wishing you safe travels and abundant joy! =)

    BlissMarie