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  • Catchyfx.5768Catchyfx.5768 Member ✭✭✭

    Good bye Gaile, Wish you best luck

    Jokaurene

  • Ok I Did It.2854Ok I Did It.2854 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 26, 2019

    I honestly got to say with the list of devs that have been announced to be leaving over the last couple of days, i got to seriously ask if its worth while to continue investing in this game at all, ( gems etc ) as we have no idea what is happening going forward, they just got rid of the main point of communication to the forums etc, giving the general feeling around social media, Anet/GW2 is on a slippery slope at the moment, which is a shame.

    Anet need to massively up their game when it comes to communication with us, the wall of silence really cannot continue, i guessing that alot of things are going to be scrapped now ( future raids, JPs, Alliance system WvW, overhaul of sPvP )

    Good Luck to the devs who gave us a great game over the 14/15years

    Don't say what you mean, it will get you in trouble.

  • sigur.9453sigur.9453 Member ✭✭✭

    @Ok I Did It.2854 said:
    I did not see that happening, so i guess Anet have decided that going forward we will be getting NO communication from them, giving that most of the info we got came from Gaile, at this point im not sure Anet have any idea what they are doing, i dont foresee us getting any information going forward, and this very well could be the beginning of the end for this game.

    Good Luck Gaile

    Wrong, Gaile did not speak to us because she was such a nice person, she did because her managment told her to do so. there are PR departments for a reason. comunication will probaply be the same (lets put aside if that is positiv or negativ), but comming from another person(s).

    sad to see someone prominent go though, even i have no personal feelings attached to her.

  • Ok I Did It.2854Ok I Did It.2854 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 26, 2019

    @sigur.9453 said:

    @Ok I Did It.2854 said:
    I did not see that happening, so i guess Anet have decided that going forward we will be getting NO communication from them, giving that most of the info we got came from Gaile, at this point im not sure Anet have any idea what they are doing, i dont foresee us getting any information going forward, and this very well could be the beginning of the end for this game.

    Good Luck Gaile

    Wrong, Gaile did not speak to us because she was such a nice person, she did because her managment told her to do so. there are PR departments for a reason. comunication will probaply be the same (lets put aside if that is positiv or negativ), but comming from another person(s).

    sad to see someone prominent go though, even i have no personal feelings attached to her.

    I agree she was told to, as it was her job, but you didnt see any other dev showing up, the PR team for this game has been a disaster for years now, they have never got it right, and tended to do damage control after the bomb went off, point is, people know Gaile because she did communicate with us, we have been asking for years for better communication and this is what Anet decide to do instead, they are all over the place, having talked to a few friends that i game with, it is probably best not to invest any money in this game until Anet get on here and give us a clear road map of what they are planning, as right now it feels like tomorrow it will be a post stating we are closing the servers down, thanks.

    According to a post on reddit Anet let 100 devs go, so it would be nice for Mike O'Brien to come on here over the next few weeks and give us a road map of what will be happening, we needs comms from the very top on this.

    Don't say what you mean, it will get you in trouble.

  • sigur.9453sigur.9453 Member ✭✭✭

    @Ok I Did It.2854 said:

    @sigur.9453 said:

    @Ok I Did It.2854 said:
    I did not see that happening, so i guess Anet have decided that going forward we will be getting NO communication from them, giving that most of the info we got came from Gaile, at this point im not sure Anet have any idea what they are doing, i dont foresee us getting any information going forward, and this very well could be the beginning of the end for this game.

    Good Luck Gaile

    Wrong, Gaile did not speak to us because she was such a nice person, she did because her managment told her to do so. there are PR departments for a reason. comunication will probaply be the same (lets put aside if that is positiv or negativ), but comming from another person(s).

    sad to see someone prominent go though, even i have no personal feelings attached to her.

    I agree she was told to, as it was her job, but you didnt see any other dev showing up, the PR team for this game has been a disaster for years now, they have never got it right, and tended to do damage control after the bomb went off, point is, people know Gaile because she did communicate with us, we have been asking for years for better communication and this is what Anet decide to do instead, they are all over the place, having talked to a few friends that i game with, it is probably best not to invest any money in this game until Anet get on here and give us a clear road map of what they are planning, as right now it feels like tomorrow it will be a post stating we are closing the servers down, thanks.

    According to a post on reddit Anet let 100 devs go, so it would be nice for Mike O'Brien to come on here over the next few weeks and give us a road map of what will be happening, we needs comms from the very top on this.

    some devs did. but again, it wasn´t their job to. basicly ALL devs (or departments in that regard) where speaking to us TROUGH gaile. it will be staff member #278 who will take that job now. i still don´t think the information "flow" will be better or worse than in the past. but yeah, i agree, PR/Communication was/is horrible. a clear roadmap is LONG overdue, i recently quit since the "maybe they deliver the content i want next time, just stick with it a little longer" -game wasn´t fun anymore. gl to anyone

  • AlexVv.3965AlexVv.3965 Member ✭✭✭

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

    Very sorry. You were the face of the campaign in this forum, and not just an official manager - but a real, lively, responsive, excellent employee.
    I will really miss your presence on the forum.
    In my opinion, your dismissal is a big mistake of the Arena.
    I wish you now to have a good rest, to get away from sad thoughts, and I am sure that you will soon find a new excellent work.
    Thank you for all that you have done for the community.

  • Gorani.7205Gorani.7205 Member ✭✭✭

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

    As a former member of a GW1 community (The Boat Crew) that started to log "frog talk" and Gaile's appearances in LA, long before there was any official forum, twitter or reddit, I want to say thank you for all the community relations work of the past 14 (?) years. You and Lindsey Murdock have been the heart and soul of the franchise for me. I wish you all the best for things to come.

    Gorani

  • ProtoGunner.4953ProtoGunner.4953 Member ✭✭✭✭

    That's it, with such an integral part like Gaile Gray gone I can't see a future for this franchise. Very sad, I am a fan since GW Prophecies back in early 2006...

  • TheQuickFox.3826TheQuickFox.3826 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 26, 2019

    /cry

    Thank you for all your time being with us Gaile.
    You will be missed. Be sure to keep your game accounts and chars as remembrance of the good days.

    Ascalon Will Prevail!

    GW Wiki user page | GW2 Wiki user page

  • TheQuickFox.3826TheQuickFox.3826 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 26, 2019

    Leave the world bosses, next raid is on NCSOFT.

    #Love4ArenaNet

    Ascalon Will Prevail!

    GW Wiki user page | GW2 Wiki user page

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

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

    I just read the news and couldn't believe my eyes. You of all people? Really?? How dumb are the people at NCsoft? :angry:

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Nooooooooooo

    Shiny links, take a look!
    ->Ideas: Housing , Designing a new lounge , New GameMode
    ->Project: ASURAN EXPANSION available on WIKI.
    ->NEW: Crucible of Eternity path 4: Legacy on WIKI

  • TheQuickFox.3826TheQuickFox.3826 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Without Gaile, I'm worried about the future of these forums.

    Ascalon Will Prevail!

    GW Wiki user page | GW2 Wiki user page

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @TheQuickFox.3826 said:
    Without Gaile, I'm worried about the future of these forums.

    Yeah.... will not be the same. I'm pretty sure it's the only Anet employee answering any kind of topic or joking.

    Shiny links, take a look!
    ->Ideas: Housing , Designing a new lounge , New GameMode
    ->Project: ASURAN EXPANSION available on WIKI.
    ->NEW: Crucible of Eternity path 4: Legacy on WIKI

  • FrizzFreston.5290FrizzFreston.5290 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I think alot of ArenaNet Devs volunteered. Considering NCsoft wants to meddle in ArenaNets structure more, those that contributed the most to the current setup and structure, are most likely the first to leave.

    Usually the ones that were part of Arenanet for a long time.

    Obviously, loads of the core devs have already left.

  • So sad to see you of all people having to go.
    You've done a wonderful job for GW1 and GW2.
    Very best of luck in the future; as others have said, you will be so very sorely missed.
    :'(

  • Aza.2105Aza.2105 Member ✭✭✭✭

    No one can ever replace Gaile Gray, she has been around since GW1!!!! This is sad news indeed.

  • cunningowl.8024cunningowl.8024 Member ✭✭
    edited February 26, 2019

    @Gaile Gray.6029. Hopes your future brings you good light as you brought many joys to the game.
    This guy going to miss you.

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  • Dahkeus.8243Dahkeus.8243 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'm absolutely gutted by the loss of Gaile. She's always been a gracious presence to the community and has handled all of our feedback, both poised and poisoned with grace and professionalism unmatched.

    Gaile, if you're still reading this, I wish you the best in whatever your next steps are and want to send a big thanks to all that you've done for this community. People always talk about how GW2 has such a great community and I genuinely believe you've played a strong role in setting that tone. Best wishes.

  • alcopaul.2156alcopaul.2156 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 26, 2019

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

    Gaile. Love you and wish you well too on your future endeavors.

    Your ranger is officially an honorary in Your Math Teacher [MATH] roster of our offensive trappers.

    Thank you so much.

  • All this huge waterfall of info about fired ANet stuff require some direct info from NCSoft.

    We saw that fired ppl:
    1. Worked on GW2 before & MAYBE did work on it before fired.
    2. DEFINITLY work on GW2 (like Gaile) but was not part of GW2 technical support/development.
    3. Technical support/development stuff what have left ANet on their own decision.

    So this list demonstrate that real actions of NCSoft MAY not correspond with current NCSoft statement about future of GW2. Hope they will provide updated statement about it to clarify it. REALY clarify, not bla-bla. I don't interest in production plans (release dates, etc) but i have to be sure about current vision of NCSoft about its decisions. Like "we will see our revenue & costs in next 6 month & will make review with any possible future decision, no guarantee" or "we want to make ANet like "studio of 1 game" & remove possible support/administrative overhead & we give long term commitment about future of game".

    Hope on transparency... very.

  • I was here from the start, GW1 from the beginning, Gw2 testing phases from alpha to beta etc.... This is definitely last drop. Dear Gaile, i wish you all the best. Thank you for all that you made for us players, with this post im finishing with GW2. Was about time to stop and this made me realize that. All the best for the players that will still play, for the people that are still working on GW2. I have a feeling you will all need it.

  • Bazooka.3590Bazooka.3590 Member ✭✭✭

    I'm really sorry but years of ignoring the players and flying blind without any feedback is predicted what is happening right now and I think this is just the beginning of the end:(

  • Tolmos.8395Tolmos.8395 Member ✭✭✭

    If I could express one thing to Anet and MO, it’s that most of us would not judge them if they decided to walk back letting Gaile go. She may not want it back, and that would be fine, but I think they didn’t realize what an impact this would be when they pulled the trigger on letting her go.

    Gaile has been a part of the Guild Wars community since day 1, and from a customer relations perspective there is a lot to say about keeping that same face until she either wants to leave of her own accord, or until the series ends. She has been the same voice calming folks, like the ones freaking out right now, since the first whining of OP Warrior Monks in PvP. She would be exactly the person the community needs right now to let everyone know the game is fine, will continue forward, and it’s fine to buy gems once more.

    Bring back Gaile.

  • Cerioth.7062Cerioth.7062 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Gaile, we appreciate everything you did, there will never be as beloved ArenaNet employee to interact with us here than you were.

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

    We love u too Gayle. Good Luck and Goodbye to you and to other employees who left the company.

  • Gaile you will be missed. I remember seeing you ingame and having a good chat and a message sent that I saved since the beginning of the game. You were equally awesome from all those years ago in GW1.
    I feel that Anet will loose support because of these moves :(

  • Deimos.4263Deimos.4263 Member ✭✭✭

    All those people wondering what the "RIP" posts are about with regards to GW2? This.

    Gaile was with ArenaNet for 18 years and one of the best parts of it. She was our community liaison. Of all the people to let go, for "revenue purposes", you chose poorly.

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

    Gaile, words can not express how sad I am. I have spoken to you several times over the years and remember fondly all of the interactions we had in GW1 and 2.
    The franchise will not be the same without you.

  • Nor.2057Nor.2057 Member ✭✭

    While Gaile Gray is irreplaceable i now wonder if her position will still be taken into account to another individual cause the work she did was very significant to the community...

  • Deimos.4263Deimos.4263 Member ✭✭✭

    @Eltiana.9420 said:
    I saw a list of names of cuts. Not going to lie, I don't pay attention much to who works at ArenaNet, but even I know who Gaile Gray is, big loss for the community. I don't really understand how we're supposed to have faith in this game anymore when you're cutting people who are such a big part of the community that even casual gamers like me know who they are. It's funny, I was debating whether or not I really wanted to invest more money into this game, and I had decided I would still put in a few bucks every month, budget allowing, but now I once again have to rethink this stance.

    If I could stop giving them money twice, I would.

  • Farewell Gaile. You will be missed.

  • Azure The Heartless.3261Azure The Heartless.3261 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 26, 2019

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

    Imagine kittening losing Glint and Gaile (and a hundred or so other heavy hitters) back to back.
    Wish you well as well. Go get 'em, you're going to bring some sunshine to your next venture.

    The worst part is I can't be mad at Arenanet for blundering this. This seems to have come from higher up, where the money we spend on GW2 ultimately ends up.

    [Charr Noises]
    [I play every class!]
    [I don't share builds!]
    [Fight me in the arena anytime!]

  • I'm so sad to hear the news regarding your departure Gaile. You've been such a strong force for the community over the years. I know it's hard but try to remember one door closes, another door opens.

    #Love4ArenaNet

  • https://mobile.twitter.com/GaileGray/status/1100145809914392576

    This breaks my heart. Gaile is irreplaceable. She made it a point to help all of us that she could, to support the game, and keep communications lines as open as possible.

    Perhaps she was offered a voluntary leave package and accepted. It has been 18+ years. It may be time to rest, and just be a player. We can all get a bit taxing...:)

    If that was not the case, whoever decided to let her go..."chose poorly".

    I hope someone can get these sentiments to Gaile (if she doesn't just check them out herself)...and show them those who may have decided to let her go how WRONG they were...

    Gaile...fair weather and safe travels...until we meet again.

    Always willing to help others if I am able. Catch me in-game. I'm a dirty-casual with 2 kids in college, so I am on at odd times. lol

  • Turkeyspit.3965Turkeyspit.3965 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Thorfinnr Sleggja.1209 said:
    Perhaps she was offered a voluntary leave package and accepted. It has been 18+ years. It may be time to rest, and just be a player. We can all get a bit taxing...:)

    I hope that's the case, and she has no obligation to comment on this issue, but I kinda wish she would confirm/deny, because to be honest I've been pretty sanguine about this whole affair, but any company that "let's go" of an employee of 18 years deserves harsh criticism. ANET was founded in 2010 so that means Gaile has been there from almost the beginning. How could you toss someone like that to the curb? Someone that loyal and steeped in the company's culture should be regarded as a treasure.

    I don't know her as well as many on this board, but anyone with a brain and common sense would perceive this is a very foolish move to make, assuming they tossed her and she didn't leave of her own volition.

  • Goodbye Gaile been a long time since la gw1 and your events and prizes EVEN NOW I MISS STUFF FROM GW1 as i will miss you good luck for your future and fare well.

  • I haven’t been in game for a while now, so long that my forum presence seems to have been wiped, but I’ve played since Prophecies. I have a lot of good memories with Gaile in LA and elsewhere. I was finally rebuilding a new computer and thought I’d get back in the game, but this really takes a chunk out of that.
    Goodbye, Gaile. Even this old Presearing/WVW hound will miss you.

  • Goodbye Gaile. This is the end...

  • Mbelch.9028Mbelch.9028 Member ✭✭✭✭

    To those saying this is the end, just stop. It's sad to see many devs leaving, but when a company accrues bloat, it has to at times cut the bloat. Kudos to senior employees who fell on the sword, knowing they'll find work in the industry. I'm sure Gaile is one who falls into this category.

    But is this the end of GW2? No. 300 employees working on GW2 is still one of the larger studios in the nation, and resources will continue to be poured into the game. It doesn't mean the game will ever be perfect, but no game is until we look back at it after it ends through rose-tinted glasses.

  • otto.5684otto.5684 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 26, 2019

    Good by Gaile. I have seen couple of forum moderators in a couple of games. I think Gaile is one of the best if not the best. GL to you Gaile. The forums will not be the same without you 😭

    On another note, whoever, at Anet, has been handling the communication regarding the layoffs/patch delays is doing the equivalent of scoping gasoline on fire. Maybe they should be laid off instead of the competent generally liked community manager...

  • danielrjones.8759danielrjones.8759 Member ✭✭
    edited February 26, 2019

    imo some people are cogs on a wheel. Gaile is the actual wheel, she will be missed by many more than she will ever know. Even though she was part of the GW team she was always one of us in her heart. I sincerely believe she has always wanted the best of both worlds. The best for Guild Wars and the best for the player base.

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

    Dear Gaile,
    Thank you for all that you have done! This community will be left with a huge void without you, and will never quite be "the same".

    Best wishes to you! I hope all of your future endeavors are fruitful and blessed.

  • Best wishes, Gaile. Being the public face of an MMORPG is a challenging role and you made a pretty good fist of it for a very long time. Unfortunately, I imagine it was that very longevity that did for you in the end. Experienced and long-lasting employees don't come cheap.

    Good luck to whoever takes on the job - assuming anyone does. Maybe the whole thing will devolve to NCSoft now as part of their takeover of PR and Marketing.

  • Guys, can we all agree to set up a NEW Farewell to Gaile? (https://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Farewell_to_Gaile) She's been family since before the Searing.

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