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Meet the new Firaxis Games Community Manager

Discussion in 'CivBE - General Discussions' started by Hinkle2K, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. rastak

    rastak Emperor

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    Welcome Dave!

    Hey, why don't you pitch to the powers that be a launch night live stream of Civ:BE like 2k Greg did with xcom on release day?


    edit: Essentially he played until steam game unlocked after which he said, well, have fun with the game and good night.
     
  2. Karl0413

    Karl0413 Prince

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    I second this! And welcome Dave, we will try not to damage your sanity too much. ;)
     
  3. Rexfelis69

    Rexfelis69 Chieftain

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    Good morning Dave. :scan:
     
  4. cooldude1128

    cooldude1128 Prince

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    Now, remember HAL. You don't have any authority over these humans, so you can't kill them.
     
  5. 3of5

    3of5 Recycling Vats Technician

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    Group: "Hi Dave!"

    welcome to CivAnon
     
  6. Hinkle2K

    Hinkle2K 2K Games Staff

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    Nothing is set in stone, but I'm certainly pushing for this. I love streaming and I want to see us do more of that here. :)
     
  7. Hinkle2K

    Hinkle2K 2K Games Staff

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome. This first week has been amazing, and the Civilization community is hands-down the best I've ever dealt with. Keep being awesome, you guys!
     
  8. AlpsStranger

    AlpsStranger Jump jump on the tiger!

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    I don't care if the game is literally perfect and, in lieu of a compiler, each byte of pure machine code was blessed and placed by Jesus and a choir of angels: this place will disappoint you for at least 4 months after release. Bring tall rubber boots and hold your nose.

    The cool kids will dog this game to death to the point where the entire forum will be unbearable for at least a month. Nothing but endless whine threads.

    Also 1upT will be re-litigated until a bullet in the roof of your mouth seems like sweet sweet relief.
     
  9. Hinkle2K

    Hinkle2K 2K Games Staff

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    Ha! I've got thick skin and I'm sure I can handle it. I've been on the internet for a long time so I know what to expect. :)
     
  10. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Welcome :wavey:, and good luck with all of this.
     
  11. bevelnator

    bevelnator Chieftain

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    I still remember the good ol' days with 2k Greg.

    But the past is past, welcome [party]
     
  12. Sherlock

    Sherlock Just one more turn...

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    Welcome, Dave, and congrats on your shiny new job.

    Ancient history fascinates me. I've thought for years that a game called 'Ancient Civilizations' that has more detail on early history and only goes to say, 400 AD would be awesome!

    Put in the good word for me next time they're brain-storming ways to milk the cash cow. :)
     
  13. Hinkle2K

    Hinkle2K 2K Games Staff

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    I could definitely get into a game like that!
     
  14. AriochIV

    AriochIV Colonial Ninja

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    I'm not trying to be rude, but I don't think the Community Manager and Social Media dude for 2K has any say in what games Firaxis chooses to develop.
     
  15. rastak

    rastak Emperor

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    True but he has slightly better contacts than the average user here.
     
  16. Hinkle2K

    Hinkle2K 2K Games Staff

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    I'd say that's generally accurate, but I've been in games long enough to know that ideas and inspiration can come from anywhere. ;)
     
  17. darkskies

    darkskies Warlord

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    I don't know much about the corporate world. Does community manager mean the same thing as PR?
     
  18. Eagle Pursuit

    Eagle Pursuit Scir-Gerefa

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    It means he's part of the marketing team, but his position is aimed at potential customers that are already passionate about the product (for better or worse). It differs from the marketing aimed at uninformed consumers that have to be introduced and persuaded to buy the product.
     
  19. darkskies

    darkskies Warlord

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    Ah, much enlighten thank you.
     
  20. Kaitzilla

    Kaitzilla Lord Croissant

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    Double! $_$

    http://games.on.net/2013/08/legal-opinion-can-the-australia-tax-be-stopped/

    http://games.on.net/2014/09/this-is-why-we-cant-have-nice-things/

     

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