Question on the "Company Status"

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  1. Obsidian Tempest

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    I posted this in the "Company Status" thread but did not want my question to get lost in the discussion so I'd like to ask it here. @DarkStarr @Lord British , Could we please have an official announcement on the reorganization? (Who is leaving the company? Who is staying and what their updated role will be?, Etc.)

    Thanks in advance,
    Mike,
    Player of Obsidian Tempest.
     
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    They have never "announced" who has left before, and I don't think they will for this either. Several of the devs have made it a point to post farewells, but they are not under any obligation to provide us this information. The fact they said there WAS a downsizing was about as much as I expected.

    I'd say that you need to trust that they have the experience to manage the team through these rounds, but the other thread is full of people just not getting it. Yes, these cycles happen. As future Episodes kick off, you'll see them add new members; as the episodes release, they will downsize to move into a polish and maintain force.

    And as far as I've seen, almost everyone still on the team where multiple hats and fulfill multiple roles. Its hard to pin down such a small team into predefined titles.
     
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    Agreed. Trust in our devs. They're the best in the business. It's not our place to stick our nose in their business, even if we care so deeply.
     
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    I do trust our Portalarium team. I did not expect much about who has departed but I had hoped for an update on who is handling what and I suspect that will be laid out in one form or another over the next couple of days. The sky is NOT falling. The team is set and there is a plan going forward.
     
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    You can go to the standup corner thread and compare the employees from yesterday (and later today) with the days before: https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/standup-corner.2315/page-63#post-1066658
     
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    Doens't really work - if you look at posts over say the past month, some people not listed on one day appear the next, only to disappear again. Given daily variance, would be a few more posts before what you suggest is effective to ascertain current organizational structure.
     
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    Who was the VFX artist? Does anyone know? Looks like Hutch is gone.
     
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    Confirmed, and that means no art direction now.

    Damon is the Senior Technical Artist and VFX Artist.
     
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    while you are right, the fluctuation in listed names is quite small and you get a very good idea by comparing. As soon as they posted today's list it will be even clearer.
     
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    There's already speculation by a former mod here on a well known site, so if you really want, you can go there and find out.
     
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    It's never easy to go through a reduction. We can see the hard work of those that remain with the fresher faces on the Dev Tracker as they start wearing more hats.

    Does anyone have a list of the Devs' account names to help map them out to their role and cheer them on?

    Eg Chris is Atos, etc.
     
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    There was speculation it was like 16 people. I have no idea, and possibly it's bad for me to speculate at all, but I know that all of the people I know are gone were on that 16 person list.
     
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    Here is the Port. Dev. team page. https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?page_id=26862
    Can we get the "Dev Team" page updated? @DarkStarr @Cerus
    That would end any questions on staffing and the role they fill.
     
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    Come on guys be nice to the devs. If you've ever done software development working on a big project, you know the issues involved and how it can get. If you have not, or can't then you really shouldn't say anything
     
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    No one should treat them bad. I believe in the project, I play the game daily and spend many more hours on SoTA than my wife would like. :cool: Just looking for clarity. I'll even take this opportunity to shamelessly plug the upcoming R55 release party at the Evil Eye Tavern in Rift's End. :D Here is the forum link. https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/avatars-radio.7035/page-28
     
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    Totally agree, it is not constructive to the conversation and is a distraction. Having said that, feedback that might be perceived as negative shouldn't be shut down either. Constructive criticism is necessary in order to improve upon the areas that may be lacking currently.
     
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