User talk:Mike O'Brien/Archive/2009e

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Jeff's departure

Hi all,

I wanted to take a moment to offer my personal note on Jeff's departure.

Jeff is a personal friend of mine. We worked together very closely from the time he joined Blizzard in 1996, through our founding of ArenaNet in 2000, until he left ArenaNet to join NCsoft West in 2008. I'm sad to see him leaving NCsoft now. We remain good friends and I wish him great success in his next endeavor.

It's important to understand that ArenaNet is a separate and self-contained development studio. Jeff hasn't been involved in the day-to-day development of Guild Wars 2 since he left ArenaNet more than a year ago, and I don't expect his departure to have a direct impact on our studio or on Guild Wars 2. I continue to lead ArenaNet, and I'm not going anywhere.

We have an amazing team here at ArenaNet, and we continue to work hard on Guild Wars 2, preparing for the day when we can first reveal it to the world. That day is coming very soon now. I'm confident that, when you see Guild Wars 2 for the first time, you're going to love what you see, and any worries you have about its development will fade away.

--Mike O'Brien 01:56, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

you are awesome mike! - Wuhy User Wuhy sig.jpg 02:09, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for that message!-- Shew talk 02:15, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Mike, we're all pulling for you! (Satanael 02:25, 12 August 2009 (UTC))

TY for the message. I wasnt worried not even for a minute lol.--SirBoss 02:53, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

It's sad that this is all the info we're getting on why this happened, (like finding out your favorite Band broke up or something... Details FFS!), but I know we gotta settle for this out of respect for their friendship and the Dozen of years they hustled to bring us the best games in the biz. In this case: Respect is thicker than Reason --ilrUser ilr deprav.png 03:41, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
Thank you Mike. --Nekki 18:16, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the message. EricDanieros 19:19, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for your reaction Mike, greatly appreciated ;-) --User Tribina base.png (Tribina / talk) 05:40, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
Sounds like GW2 will be the great game we have been waiting for after all won't it? - [Chrisworld] 05:38, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Fan Club

Hey! I made a fan club for you! Check out here! - Wuhy User Wuhy sig.jpg 19:09, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks Wuhy! :) --Mike O'Brien 20:31, 17 August 2009 (UTC)