Closing or selling VR-developing studios make sense (jumping on that made no sense in the first place for a small niche game studio). I thought that making mobile crap is low even for CCP, but I’m not really surprised that they are ready to sink to Clash of Clans level.
When I first heard the news, I wasn’t surprised that CCP Falcon survived the layoffs. I guess if Kim Jong Un goes ballistic (literally), there will be only cockroaches, bacteria and CCP Falcon. I wasn’t surprised either that his statement was misleading at best, while EVE programmers weren’t laid off, community staff were. That was somewhat surprising (not him misleading, but less community staff), as CCP seemed to drink all of the “community involvement” kool-aid. I always told that in an MMO, especially in a sandbox MMO the players should be making the stories and not the staff, but who listens to me? Oh look, after years of failing, CCP did the only logical move. I guess after a year of losing players and money, they might even consider not having favorites among the players. But I won’t hold my breath.
What gave me the “how the hell it happened” moment is learning that the previously large CCP Community staff was cut down to two people and one of them is Falcon. How? Forget what a horrible mismanager Falcon was. Forget how he was creating toxicity and harassment in places where the infamous CCP playerbase forgot to. Forget how he supported criminals, lied to the press and to the players, how he was cheerleading for a $150K cashgrab from the customers for a third party. Forget everything about him and just answer one question:
How can a company disband a team / department and not fire the leader? If the whole team was a disaster, if they didn’t even earn their paycheck, it’s clearly the team leader’s fault. How can he survive the layoffs?! Have anyone heard of such nonsense?! Can anyone make a reasonable explanation why a failed dept head (if the dept is dissolved, its head failed) gets another chance beside something at least really immoral stuff going on?
Help a confused goblin!
PS: Did I mention that you need exactly one kill to win a PUBG match?
While winning a top 0.5% ranked game isn’t nothing (and nothing like winning a 1200 rated lolgame), luck had a part in it (guy shoots me to 10% HP when drops dead from a headshot from mr-soon-to-be-#2). What matters is the sustained performance and I have no reason to complain:
Top 100 is clearly within reach, when I get it, comes a long and detailed guide how to be among the best of PUBG players.