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  • kurfu.5623kurfu.5623 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Goodbye, beloved Guild Wars 2 Community. I love you all and wish you well in the future.

    I am so sorry to hear this, Gaile. Whomever is making these cuts is obviously clueless to lose a gem such as yourself. :(

    This is my signature. It is not very exciting.

  • @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Goodbye, beloved Guild Wars 2 Community. I love you all and wish you well in the future.

    All the best from both Mala and I. You will be missed very much!

  • @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Goodbye, beloved Guild Wars 2 Community. I love you all and wish you well in the future.

    Thank you for sticking with us for so long
    Me and my girlfriend love you and wish you all the best from our hearts
    Please be well

  • I'm so sad to read this. You'll be missed, Gaile. I hope you and all the many others ANet lost today find a fantastic position elsewhere quickly.

  • I don't know why you people seem surprised. She is not a dev and ofc they'd cut community people. I wouldn't be surprised if they did the same to Rubi.

    Mike O'Transactions

  • @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Goodbye, beloved Guild Wars 2 Community. I love you all and wish you well in the future.

    I can't begin to tell you how much this devastates me.

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @MetalGirl.2370 said:
    I don't know why you people seem surprised. She is not a dev and ofc they'd cut community people. I wouldn't be surprised if they did the same to Rubi.

    Rubi has confirmed to be staying

    What sleep is here? What dreams there are in the unctuous coiling of the snakes mortal shuffling. weapon in my hand. My hand the arcing deathblow at the end of all things. The horror. The horror. I embrace it. . .

  • Gaile you will be missed by so many. I remember the Beta days in Guild Wars when I first met you and then always ran to L.A. to hear game and community updates. Those were special days. Thank you again for all the great work with the community. You never had anything bad to say about anyone or anything. Thank you for being so good to all of us thru the years. We LOVE you and you will be MISSED!!!!

  • @MetalGirl.2370 said:
    I don't know why you people seem surprised. She is not a dev and ofc they'd cut community people. I wouldn't be surprised if they did the same to Rubi.

    Here is what we know so far as to who is staying:
    Staying at Anet: Chris Cleary, Jennifer Scheurle, Rubi Bayer, Stephane Lo Presti, Connor Fallon, Samantha Wallschlaeger.

  • What a sad day! Gaile has been with us for more than 18yrs and Guild Wars will not be the same without her. Everyone knows Gaile and loves her. Whoever is responsible for sacking her should be ashamed of her-/himself. Best wishes to Gaile and her family.

  • Not going to affect GW2, eh? Greedy gaming companies. So sad to see you go, Gaile. You will be missed!

  • Best wishes, Gaile. I'm sure you will be sorely missed.

  • Excursion.9752Excursion.9752 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Got to love when big corporations make reductions to veteran staff. They are losing more than just a warm body and your wage. People who have been around the block with a company such as this knows a lot of inner workings of how things are and have been in the past. You can not replace that. I wouldn't be surprised if you get a call back later on down the road begging you to come back. I hope and pray that you have moved on to something better so you can tell them NO.

    Of course you have friends/family there and it would not be a simple decision but I would hope you make them pay quite literally for their mistake.

    Take care of yourself and whatever loved ones you have. It will get better just always keep positive and know that something better is coming your way. The old saying when one door closes another one opens. I believe a lot more than just one will be opened for you.

    Take Care.

                                                              There is a 50% chance you will not agree with me and a 50% chance I will not agree with you
    
  • Loosmaster.8263Loosmaster.8263 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Rabbi Rick.3194 said:

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Goodbye, beloved Guild Wars 2 Community. I love you all and wish you well in the future.

    And with that, Goodbye Anet. NOT ANOTHER DIME! EVER!

    This...of all the people they release the one that communicates with us. Back to a "Soon™" mode.

    Playing the PvE scene because WvW is just "BAD"...

  • Sansar.1302Sansar.1302 Member ✭✭✭

    Goodby Gaile, you will be missed dearly best wishes onwards.

  • @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Goodbye, beloved Guild Wars 2 Community. I love you all and wish you well in the future.

    Thank you Commander we gonna miss you
    /salute

  • Blude.6812Blude.6812 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @AnClar.1304 said:

    @MetalGirl.2370 said:
    I don't know why you people seem surprised. She is not a dev and ofc they'd cut community people. I wouldn't be surprised if they did the same to Rubi.

    Here is what we know so far as to who is staying:
    Staying at Anet: Chris Cleary, Jennifer Scheurle, Rubi Bayer, Stephane Lo Presti, Connor Fallon, Samantha Wallschlaeger.

    Don't see Mo on that list. That is a good thing.

  • MDove.2391MDove.2391 Member ✭✭
    edited February 25, 2019

    Only been here a brief time & when answering a Customer Support Review, I answered:

    The Good Faith shown in Game is mirrored by the Folks in Customer Support.
    ^^ A VALUABLE Commodity.

    18 years. Sheesh.
    Well Wishes.

    -SALUTES-

  • Skotlex.7580Skotlex.7580 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @MetalGirl.2370 said:
    I don't know why you people seem surprised. She is not a dev and ofc they'd cut community people. I wouldn't be surprised if they did the same to Rubi.

    It seems they really wanted to lay off as many people as they could afford to. Hopefully the core staff that actually work on the game are safe.

    Even though for all of us the forums and the communication between players and ANet is very important, I can't help but feel forum goers are a minority of the game's population: they could ban every forum poster from the game and it wouldn't be felt.

    Thus, we could state that all of us forum goers are expendable from NCsoft's view.

  • Trini Woo.7519Trini Woo.7519 Member
    edited February 25, 2019

    ok, this is the end. everybody leave the boat!
    all the best for your future gaile

  • You're heckin' cool, Gaile, and this news does not change that. I hope you visit the game from time to time once this all settles down. My guild has room for you.

  • Of all people they fire the webs team's community manager? That just seems like an awfully strange decision.

    My condolences to Gaile, and all other ArenaNET employees affected by the layoffs. Fingers crossed you find new job placements in the industry swiftly.

    You stand to benefit more from making friends than you do making enemies.

  • Astralporing.1957Astralporing.1957 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Joshhh.2076 said:
    From Twitter:

    "Gaile Gray @GaileGray 10m
    I am sad to tell you that I am no longer an employee of ArenaNet. It's been a wonderful 18+ years, and I have appreciated every one of those years and every single one of the friends I made through the game. I wish everyone at ArenaNet a fantastic future -- I love you all."

    :(

    That's... bad. Very bad. Much worse that i feared. With no voice it will be really hard now for Anet (or NCsoft, that seems to be in charge now) to persuade anyone that everything is still fine. Because it quite obviously isn't.

    @Skotlex.7580 said:

    @MetalGirl.2370 said:
    I don't know why you people seem surprised. She is not a dev and ofc they'd cut community people. I wouldn't be surprised if they did the same to Rubi.

    It seems they really wanted to lay off as many people as they could afford to. Hopefully the core staff that actually work on the game are safe.

    Seeing some of the names among those laid off (like Josh Foreman and Benjamin Arnold) i wouldn't be so sure.

    Even though for all of us the forums and the communication between players and ANet is very important, I can't help but feel forum goers are a minority of the game's population: they could ban every forum poster from the game and it wouldn't be felt.

    Thus, we could state that all of us forum goers are expendable from NCsoft's view.

    They also laid off 2/3 of the web team, so it's possible the forum itself will go as well.

    The whole point of a social game is to play with the people you want to play with, not be forced to play with the people you don't.

  • ScyeRynn.4218ScyeRynn.4218 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 25, 2019

    She was a great fan of GW 2 and I've heard many stories from streamers and others who visited ArenaNet of how nice she was and gave them a GW 1 figure and other merchandise of the series. She's been seen in the game many times with her Ranger who has a purple outfit and butterfly wings backpack, and she always responded to players that said "Hi!" to her in the game.

    However, as great as Gaile is, she was the wrong person to manage the official GW 2 forum. Despite enforcing Anet's rules and policy she made many unprofessional choices and errors of judgment on her own, overstepped her boundaries, and defended those who were trolling the board or harassing other posters.

    She was great on the art and fan-concept showcasing segments and I wish she could continue doing that.

    Wherever she goes next, I hope she enjoys it.

  • Goodbye Gaile... Wish you and all the others nothing but the best.

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Sorry to hear the news. I wish you the best Gaile.

  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Oh... no... these are sad news... ouch this hit pretty deep.
    Well then, goodbye and I hope everything's fine. Sending my best wishes!

    I'm Hunter, he/him
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  • Dragon Priestess.9760Dragon Priestess.9760 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 25, 2019

    What the kitten man. Why?

    Resident Weeb and Woman of Culture

  • Deaeira.2651Deaeira.2651 Member ✭✭✭

    This is sad news... Gaile, thank you for everything, you were there since GW 1 days and you changed my opinion of frogs to the better. I hope you will find a new project soon!

  • Orimidu.9604Orimidu.9604 Member ✭✭✭

    If there were ever a scenario where NCSoft wanted to shoot themselves in the foot, this is it. I've invested a lot of time, money and relationships into Guild Wars 1 and 2. I will continue to play it and support the devs that created it. However, NCSoft will not be receiving support for any other IPs from me. How foolish do you have to be to take away the voice channel (community team employees) of your most profitable game?

  • we will miss you, hope to still see you in game....

  • Jumpin Lumpix.6108Jumpin Lumpix.6108 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 25, 2019

    So I guess the game is going in maintenance mode now like gw1 and thats probably it? Sucks remember seeing gaile first week of launch of gw1...

  • Lasiurus.4067Lasiurus.4067 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Extremely sad... whish you the best... :'(

  • Orimidu.9604Orimidu.9604 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 25, 2019
  • Malediktus.9250Malediktus.9250 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Guess this game is (truly) dead within 2 years now. Already lost most of my will to play this game over the last days.

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Jumpin Lumpix.6108 said:
    So I guess the game is going in maintenance mode now like gw1 and thats probably it?

    Well no. There are on the bright side, still approx 300 employees working on the game. Maintenance mode would have a handful and no content. Plus the game still generates revenue.

    It will be a shaky few months for sure, but I don't think maintenance mode is on the horizon

    What sleep is here? What dreams there are in the unctuous coiling of the snakes mortal shuffling. weapon in my hand. My hand the arcing deathblow at the end of all things. The horror. The horror. I embrace it. . .

  • Kilo.2539Kilo.2539 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 25, 2019

    NCSoft kitten up here... RIP Guild Wars.

    Gaile, best of luck to you... I can't believe this kitten.

  • demitel.1340demitel.1340 Member ✭✭✭

    This is a sad day and significant loss of morale, I hope it does not get worse for Guild Wars and / or ArenaNet. Great job on firing community manager who was interacting with the community, which is really important in online gaming. I wonder if anyone will take her place.

  • @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Goodbye, beloved Guild Wars 2 Community. I love you all and wish you well in the future.

    Farewell Gaile!
    It was a pleasure to work as a Forum Specialist under your care, you're a sweet soul and will be missed dearly.
    I wish for your good health and precious time with family.

  • just replied to you on Twitter. It's the second Gaile departure I have to go through and it's even more tearful than the 1st one. Thanks for everything! You were the best! I wish for the best for you on your next adventure!

    With love

  • @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Goodbye, beloved Guild Wars 2 Community. I love you all and wish you well in the future.

    We will miss you. You are the best community manager I have ever seen :disappointed_relieved:

    Let justice be done though the heavens fall.

  • @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Goodbye, beloved Guild Wars 2 Community. I love you all and wish you well in the future.

    Goodbye Gaile! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to GW2! You will be missed!

  • Good luck on your endeavors. You shall be missed.

  • How dare they take Gaile from us!?

    NC Soft doesn't know or understand the GW Community, they never did.

    The end is neigh.... the end is neigh...

    Thank you for everything Gaile, you have always been the most beloved frog in GW and we will all miss you deeply. :(

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