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Jeffrey Bard leaving...

MarzzoMarzzo Member, Leader of Men, Kickstarter, Alpha One
Thank you for everything. You did an amazing job. I wish you all the best for your future. See you ingame!

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  • ZericZeric Member
    As someone who only pops in and only pays attention to occasional attention to the Dev questions; who is Jeffrey Bard and what did he do for AoC?
  • DygzDygz Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
  • MarzzoMarzzo Member, Leader of Men, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    Zeric wrote: »
    As someone who only pops in and only pays attention to occasional attention to the Dev questions; who is Jeffrey Bard and what did he do for AoC?

    Lead developer, bascially made stevens ideas come to life!
  • maouwmaouw Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    Zeric wrote: »
    As someone who only pops in and only pays attention to occasional attention to the Dev questions; who is Jeffrey Bard and what did he do for AoC?

    In the most recent stream Steven said he was originally a quest writer, branched into other areas of AoC's team and found himself in leadership. He was one of the 3 regular faces to greet us in their monthly update streams (4 if you include Thomas)
    I wish I were deep and tragic
  • neuroguyneuroguy Member
    edited June 2021
    Zeric wrote: »
    As someone who only pops in and only pays attention to occasional attention to the Dev questions; who is Jeffrey Bard and what did he do for AoC?

    He was very important to the game, they named a whole archetype after him. His departure is a big problem because it will be very difficult to find someone else with similar qualifications to hire who's last name matches any of the archetypes. It's about branding.
  • ThexBlackxKnightThexBlackxKnight Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    If they find a new guy , his last name should be Tank.
  • NoaaniNoaani Member, Intrepid Pack
    maouw wrote: »
    Zeric wrote: »
    As someone who only pops in and only pays attention to occasional attention to the Dev questions; who is Jeffrey Bard and what did he do for AoC?

    In the most recent stream Steven said he was originally a quest writer, branched into other areas of AoC's team and found himself in leadership. He was one of the 3 regular faces to greet us in their monthly update streams (4 if you include Thomas)

    That is kind of interesting - because Jeff was the lead developer for the entire time I have been following this game. The fact that he was the lead developer and I am very familiar with his previous work was the thing that caught my eye about this game in the first place.

    So, if he was bought on as a quest writer and moved up from there, that must have all happened by the end of the kickstarter campaign - as that is when he was listed as being the lead game developer.

    I haven't seen the live stream at all, but I am wondering if Steven meant that Jeff was a quest writer for the EQ franchise and branched out from there, then left that company and moved to Intrepid - that would make more sense.
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