Dan, you were truely unique among Executive Producers. You took the time to post continuously to the playerbase keeping a line of communication open that is unheard of in MMOs. You were a avid proponent of positive changes to the game you were in charge of - I don't think many EP's even have a clue as to how their games actually work. You were a Star Trek fan and tried to make this game (despite Atari's cheapness) as Star Treky and fun as possible. And probably best of all - you were (are) a good guy and fellow gamer. It certainly showed in everything you did. (Just look at how far STO has progressed since launch!)
I know your final goodbye states that STO is going to be in good hands - but I fear we have lost one of the best things about STO - a great Executive Producer.
I wish you all the best in your next endevour - but you woun't need it - the folks that you will be working with next will be lucky to have you.
I don't mind this as much as I thought I would. I think he's been wonderfully communicative (early on too much so but he found a groove) amid a rabid and impatient fan base. He's also been very open to a wide range of ideas (even if the tech is not there...or "janky" per CapnLogan) and I do agree he's put STO on a path moreso than his predecessor. So good for him.
The big thing his successor could provide that would go a long way: sorely needed transparency to quality problems. Two forum posts a month (Engineering Report and Ask Cryptic) just aren't enough.
I wish him well in his career, I know what it's like to want to move on after being in one place for a while But if he shows up at SWTOR, I think I'll fall over dying from laughter.
Everyone knows this is all about budda, Christianity was so 1900s.
Mhm reborn as a dog with a pirate hat in a cup of coffee... working for Cryptic and having to deal with people like us..... as a buddist he must have done something REALLY bad in his last live to be reborn that way...