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Norfleet wrote: May 12th, 2024, 01:26
So who got fired? Was this the good guy or the bad guy?
Spitz was hired as a community manager for the official Helldivers 2 Discord because he owned the Helldivers 1 fan Discord (much smaller game, there was no official Discord server for it). He deleted the HD1 server entirely after taking this position.
When the PSN account connection was going to be enforced months after launch, he encouraged users to spam a large animated sticker whenever others would complain. He also told someone to refund and leave the server when they were unhappy about it.
After being fired for being a retard, he tried to recontextualize these actions as him intentionally sparking a rebellion, and even claimed he did so to selflessly and heroically draw ire away from other janitors. He's been posting pity party woe is me shit ever since.

Anyway, he's just one power tripping dweeb of many. Keep in mind the HD2 Discord server has nearly a million users in it.
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But you want to encourage his re-hiring? Does that make him good or bad?
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Norfleet wrote: May 12th, 2024, 02:17
But you want to encourage his re-hiring? Does that make him good or bad?
I know it can be hard to tell if someone is being sarcastic online, but yeah that was what it was, sarcasm.
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Oyster Sauce wrote: May 17th, 2024, 01:00
you really don't need community managers

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Is he just hanging around their discord annoying customers?
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Boo frickety hoo, harassment and death threats from random strangers online. When was the last time any community manager got killed as a result of these? Anyone? Yeah, that's what I thought. That shit's funny, not threatening.
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gerey wrote: May 17th, 2024, 07:04
Oyster Sauce wrote: May 17th, 2024, 01:00
you really don't need community managers

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Hopefully it kills itself.
that'll just put it out of its misery and result in an orgy of bitching and demands from every community manager out there (facilitated by gaming 'journalists' of course) until every dev/publisher caves in and recruits even more troons to offset the 'damage' that would cause.
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nyxnyx wrote: May 17th, 2024, 07:30
gerey wrote: May 17th, 2024, 07:04
Oyster Sauce wrote: May 17th, 2024, 01:00
you really don't need community managers

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Hopefully it kills itself.
that'll just put it out of its misery
It would literally be the beginning of an eternity of misery
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machnizedTerror wrote: May 17th, 2024, 01:24
Norfleet wrote: May 12th, 2024, 02:17
But you want to encourage his re-hiring? Does that make him good or bad?
I know it can be hard to tell if someone is being sarcastic online, but yeah that was what it was, sarcasm.
Don't indulge @Norfleet. He's a retard.
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Oyster Sauce wrote: May 17th, 2024, 01:00
you really don't need community managers

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You definitely don't need faggots as community managers. Having a PR guy to post your news on all dozen social media platforms so people actually see it is useful.
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nyxnyx wrote: May 17th, 2024, 07:30
gerey wrote: May 17th, 2024, 07:04
Oyster Sauce wrote: May 17th, 2024, 01:00
you really don't need community managers

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Hopefully it kills itself.
that'll just put it out of its misery and result in an orgy of bitching and demands from every community manager out there (facilitated by gaming 'journalists' of course) until every dev/publisher caves in and recruits even more troons to offset the 'damage' that would cause.
Hopefully it kills its troon boss?

EDIT: Apparently she's (the boss) just a fat white woman, but close enough.
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Holy shit that server is a trainwreck
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I don't think you can really pirate live service games, copy protection or no.
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Oyster Sauce wrote: May 22nd, 2024, 14:44
Thanks, Captain Sweden!

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He was Chief Business Development Officer at Paradox, it seems.
Wonder if the Arrowhead CEO was pressured to step down, or whether he just felt he couldn't be assed with this shit anymore and wants to focus on development instead.
He's saying the latter, but sometimes these decisions are made as a result of "conditions" (if you want anymore funding, step down, bend the knee, accept terms in future & fill your game with gay shit).
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Given that he's still Chairman, and the past history we've heard from him, I suspect he's telling the truth. Dude really doesn't seem to enjoy dealing with this shit.
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Norfleet wrote: May 22nd, 2024, 17:00
Given that he's still Chairman, and the past history we've heard from him, I suspect he's telling the truth. Dude really doesn't seem to enjoy dealing with this shit.
I don't blame him tbh. Let's see if the new guy bends the knee or not..
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anonusername wrote: May 17th, 2024, 20:36
You definitely don't need faggots as community managers. Having a PR guy to post your news on all dozen social media platforms so people actually see it is useful.
That's not a JOB, though. That's just a script. I don't need a person to do that.
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Norfleet wrote: May 22nd, 2024, 17:00
Given that he's still Chairman, and the past history we've heard from him, I suspect he's telling the truth. Dude really doesn't seem to enjoy dealing with this shit.
As I said in chat yesterday (or words to this effect): this retard is trying to abdicate responsibility for dealing with the problem and doesn't realize he just made it (and his life) much worse.

If he thinks he'll be left alone to tinker as he pleases now that he's not sitting in the big seat, well... I'll be laughing my ass off when he comes whining and complaining to Twitter about how "everything changed, they forced me out, I wasn't given a voice anymore, and and and...!"

Fucking moron. The game is done. Glad I never bought it.
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what is a community manager and why such things exist, damn zoomers
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Norfleet wrote: May 22nd, 2024, 17:32
anonusername wrote: May 17th, 2024, 20:36
You definitely don't need faggots as community managers. Having a PR guy to post your news on all dozen social media platforms so people actually see it is useful.
That's not a JOB, though. That's just a script. I don't need a person to do that.
CEOs are basically fall guys.
>you hire a CEO
>then you make a bunch of shitty anti-consumer decisions your userbase hates with abandon
>then say the CEO fucked up
>fire him
>the userbase celebrates
>do not change literally anything back
>rinse and repeat
Reddit is a perfect example with that bugwoman CEO. They called her Chairman Pao for the totalitarian communist bullshit draconian changes to the site rules. After she got fired, reddit celebrated like they had just blown up the Death Star. Now there's a different CEO and not a single policy has been changed back.
Same with Disney.
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logincrash wrote: May 23rd, 2024, 16:01
Norfleet wrote: May 22nd, 2024, 17:32
anonusername wrote: May 17th, 2024, 20:36
You definitely don't need faggots as community managers. Having a PR guy to post your news on all dozen social media platforms so people actually see it is useful.
That's not a JOB, though. That's just a script. I don't need a person to do that.
CEOs are basically fall guys.
>you hire a CEO
>then you make a bunch of shitty anti-consumer decisions your userbase hates with abandon
>then say the CEO fucked up
>fire him
>the userbase celebrates
>do not change literally anything back
>rinse and repeat
Reddit is a perfect example with that bugwoman CEO. They called her Chairman Pao for the totalitarian communist bullshit draconian changes to the site rules. After she got fired, reddit celebrated like they had just blown up the Death Star. Now there's a different CEO and not a single policy has been changed back.
Same with Disney.
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This reminds me of what recently happened in Scotland:
>make new hate speech law
>resign because it's a terrible law
>everyone celebrates
>law stays in place
>government wins
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asf wrote: May 23rd, 2024, 15:34
what is a community manager and why such things exist, damn zoomers
They are certainly not the problem no matter how you look at it. Sure, they are usually retarded fags, but essentially they are being paid the lowest salary possible to moderate discord and respond to stupid questions on Steam. It's obviously not a career and its hard to respect them, but they have zero say in anything that's going on.
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Oyster Sauce wrote: May 28th, 2024, 22:08
Oyster Sauce wrote: May 22nd, 2024, 14:44
Thanks, Captain Sweden!

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Oh good he's doing a Reddit AMA to alleviate concerns

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What is this nigger talking about? Literally no one plays EU4 or HOI4 without the DLCs except maybe 8 retarded zoomers who haven't heard of piracy and have no money. You either pirate it or buy a humble bundle when they come around and then proceed to pick up the new DLCs as they come out or re-pirate the game wholesale every new dlc. People make youtube videos where the twist is "what if I played this paradox grand strategy game... without the dlcs" and its a successful view grabbing gimmick because no one does this for any of them.
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