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The Disappearance of Ed Beach

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by demidyad, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. stealth_nsk

    stealth_nsk Deity

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    I don't think anyone seriosly believes Ed had bad consequences for the leak. But it's cool joke to run, so why not?
     
  2. Thorburne

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    It was the marketing department that made the goof the first time and leaked the poster. Sure, it was fuzzy, but the genius of the fans here were able to decipher most of the leaders already. Ed's "oopsy" just confirmed them (and revealed a the remaining).

    I'm sure they have been following the thread where the leaders were being deciphered anyway.

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  3. Gangrin

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    I actually think back to the time when leaderboard was leaked. I imagine marketing team going as usual, checking civfanatics, seeing "All leaders portraits" thread. Reading it, then going "DAMMIT! Ok, guys no more f-ups, we still got this, only a minority knows about leaders and stuff so no biggie, but BE CAREFUL from now on, got it?" And then goes Germany stream. God, i would pay to see the faces of marketing team at that time
     
  4. Cephme

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    or maybe he is busy. this is about the time they would need to "go gold" for physical product.
     
  5. Jarru

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    Jay Wilson was all around the place talking how great Diablo 3 was. I do hope Ed has a different approach and instead of wasting time he polishes Civ 6 like a mad man. We counting on you dude! :)
     
  6. Haggbart

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    #nopressure :lol:
     
  7. darko82

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    That concerns unintentional leaks.

    I don't understand why this would be unintentional to reveal a few leaders names? I think it was the right time to do so, the more so that most names were known anyways. It's only around two months before the release, and new official gameplays are supposed to reveal a bit of new things, and that is what happened, and probably this was part of the marketing plan.
     
  8. Stilgar08

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    Maybe he's ill? People get ill occasionally... :smug:
    I highly doubt he is in trouble because of the leak: We are the absolute minority here (fanatics, remember), so I even doubt a lot of people know about Ed-gate in general...
     
  9. Martinus

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    Errr he gives exactly the reason in the post you quote why a leader leak may be unintentional.
     
  10. SupremacyKing2

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    I think that Firaxis/2K are much more concerned with sales and $$$ than they are about revealing some leader names the wrong way. The marketing/sales department are going to crunch the numbers. If civ6 bombs on release, Ed B will be quietly replaced with a different lead designer for the expansions. But if civ6 does great on release then Ed B will continue as lead designer on the subsequent expansion packs. It's that simple.
     
  11. stormtrooper412

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    yeah but it won't be because of that "leak" thing innit
     
  12. winddysphere

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    ..All I know is that we might need to respect him a bit. I mean he might not be "abducted" but he might be literally "abducted" right now (like being forced to stay total silent or else). It's a big thing to a person's life in my opinion. While yeah it does affect the entire developer teams and the 2K plans but that's the other thing.

    Just my thought though. Sorry if my opinion is too harsh. :(
     
  13. darko82

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    Really? I think this is not enough for me? Or we mean two different things.
     
  14. Matthew.

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    Ed Beach has our support! Don't let those evil corporate suits silence your voice! :crazyeye::crazyeye::crazyeye::crazyeye:
     
  15. darko82

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    Corporate guys have enough stuff to reveal. Are you suggesting Ed didn't really know what he was doing?

    He has always clearly showed what he can or cannot reveal at the moment.
     
  16. gcm4738

    gcm4738 Senator from Abyssinia

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    Ed's dead baby
     
  17. Aheadatime

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    Dude let it go lol. Whats with your interest in getting people to believe your theory? It's fine that you think he did it on purpose, and it's fine that a majority of us don't. In the end, it really doesn't matter at all one way or the other.
     
  18. darko82

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    I am really tired of it already, in fact :lol:

    But I do not change my mind.
     
  19. Thormodr

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    Ed took one for the team and revealed the leaders specifically for us fanatics. Ed's one of us. :D

    One of us! One of us! One of us!

    #FreeEdBeach
     
  20. darko82

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    He should explain it to you.

    Please stop making him look stupid.

    Such approach is really stupid.
     

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