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I have a bad feeling in my stomach as I write this post and notice the forum's own Gaile Gray hasn't posted in a week now. Is our community manager still with us?

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  • Kanok.3027Kanok.3027 Member ✭✭✭

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    All kidding aside, she's probably just busy. I doubt she'll be let go as that would be a community nightmare for them.

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  • steki.1478steki.1478 Member ✭✭✭✭

    She posted in ele sub forum 6 months ago, we've been wondering the same...

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  • Erasculio.2914Erasculio.2914 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Same here. I have a massive respect for Gaile, she has always done the best she could in her job. I hope she's ok.

    "Tomorrow my master chokes on his own whip!" - Lore of Skaen, PoE

  • Stand The Wall.6987Stand The Wall.6987 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 23, 2019

    I for one would like DEMAND some reassurance. this up coming balance patch has me up nights.

    edited for clarification.

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  • rabenpriester.7129rabenpriester.7129 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 24, 2019

    If she doesn't have an official statement of the company regarding the current issues she can't communicate with us either.
    Its common standard practice to only communicate with the client when everything is resolved internally. You are bound to create a chaos/confusion in communication otherwise.

    .... is exactly what she could have said.

  • SoulSin.5682SoulSin.5682 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 24, 2019

    If she doesn't have an official statement of the company regarding the current issues she can't communicate with us either.
    Its common standard practice to only communicate with the client when everything is resolved internally. You are bound to create a chaos/confusion in communication otherwise.

    .... is exactly what she could have said.

    My point stands tough. After this post all developers posts in the foruns have completely stopped.
    Everyone is probably forbidden to post anything until a final position is decided.

    That said, this is weird. I am so used to see ANET posting around these foruns that 2 days without communication is already making me worried.
    That come a long way from other games I played the devs would post once every 2 weeks

    ._.

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

    @ProverbsofHell.2307 said:
    I have a bad feeling in my stomach as I write this post and notice the forum's own Gaile Gray hasn't posted in a week now. Is our community manager still with us?

    Stop panicking. We all know that she cannot post at the moment. Common sense:

    @SoulSin.5682 said:
    If she doesn't have an official statement of the company regarding the current issues she can't communicate with us either.
    Its common standard practice to only communicate with the client when everything is resolved internally. You are bound to create a chaos/confusion in communication otherwise.

  • @Stand The Wall.6987 said:
    I for one would like demand some reassurance. this up coming balance patch has me up nights.

    I expect it's hyperbole, which I'm not categorically against, but just in case it isn't: If worry about a game costs you sleep, that's a red flag about an unhealthy situation that needs handling.
    If it's just regular internet exaggeration: as you were, ignore me.

  • Tanith.5264Tanith.5264 Member ✭✭✭

    It's the weekend. Unless there's an emergency, I don't expect to see any more official postings from Anet until Monday at the earliest.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    She could also be away. I've seen on Twitter a few Anet devs have been away recently (including Rubi), and this news seems to have come along quite suddenly for everyone at Anet so it's possible she thought it'd be fine to be gone for a few days without arranging for someone to cover because there's nothing major coming up in that time.

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  • Healix.5819Healix.5819 Member ✭✭✭✭

    They've likely been told not to say anything until the official post is made on Monday. Gaile was here a few hours ago.

  • Trise.2865Trise.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 23, 2019

    Let's not be given to panic. If something that important changes, they will write up a blog post about it (both thanking Gaile and introducing the new CM/s, at the very least). The dust hasn't even settled yet; it's far too soon to assume everyone we know is "dead".

    If we want ANet to step up their game, then we must step up ours.

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

    Give them some time to sort things out and the digest the bad news.

    Gaile has been with AranaNet when it was much smaller, in the GW1 days. Of course this guarantees nothing, except that she has been of value to the company and the community as well.

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  • Aaralyna.3104Aaralyna.3104 Member ✭✭✭✭

    She is probably very busy behind the scenes... She is always the one communicating most things to us players and since there is a lot to be discussed on what needs communicating and how behind the scenes I imagine... (and no im not just pointing at the layoff situation). I just hope the publishing merge won't mean we will have to miss both Gaile and Rubi in the future (and the ones behind the screen helping them with it). They both are a very warm and welcome sight on the forums and the live streams.

  • @Kylden Ar.3724 said:
    enjoy new foods,

    Great :(
    Now I'm hungry again.

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  • Jski.6180Jski.6180 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 24, 2019

    You can look and see when they last logged in.
    Oddly i think you have to be logged out to see it.

    See ELE forms and you will get my views.

  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Look...
    Up in the sky!!!
    Its a plane!!!
    No, its a, its a, its a....

    flying frog?

  • Trise.2865Trise.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ashen.2907 said:
    Look...
    Up in the sky!!!
    Its a plane!!!
    No, its a, its a, its a....

    flying frog?

    Not plane, nor bird, nor even frog. It's jut lil' old me, Underdog.
    =)

    I had to.

    If we want ANet to step up their game, then we must step up ours.

  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Trise.2865 said:

    @Ashen.2907 said:
    Look...
    Up in the sky!!!
    Its a plane!!!
    No, its a, its a, its a....

    flying frog?

    Not plane, nor bird, nor even frog. It's jut lil' old me, Underdog.
    =)

    I had to.

    😍

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  • Dami.5046Dami.5046 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I was wondering the same. :3

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Hey folks,

    Thanks for asking about my well-being. I assure you I'm fine. I have been out of town on vacation, and not really able to interact on the forums at this time (poor connectivity, I don't do well typing on my phone :blush: , etc.). The mod team is on duty and I'm keeping up with them from time to time, so all's well in that regard.

    I will be back in the office on Monday and look forward to talking to you soon.

    Edited: Because I am really, really bad at texting on an iPhone.

    If I had your job I think I'd be even more inclined than I already am to deliberately pick somewhere with poor phone/internet connectivity to visit, so I could say "Sorry you won't be able to reach me and I won't be able to do any work while I'm away, but it looks like I'll have absolutely no signal!"

    Thanks for taking the time to let us know you're ok though. :)

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    And you run till night is black, And keep on going in your dreams
    And you know all the long while, It's the journey that you seek
    It's the miles of moving forward, With the wind beneath your wings"

  • Tsakhi.8124Tsakhi.8124 Member ✭✭✭

    Enjoy your vacation, rest up, and take care! hug See ya when you get back.

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  • Erasculio.2914Erasculio.2914 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Thanks for asking about my well-being. I assure you I'm fine. I have been out of town on vacation, and not really able to interact on the forums at this time (poor connectivity, I don't do well typing on my phone :blush: , etc.). The mod team is on duty and I'm keeping up with them from time to time, so all's well in that regard.

    Thanks for letting we know you're ok :)

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  • Jura.2170Jura.2170 Member ✭✭✭

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    I have been out of town on vacation

    Thank you for telling us

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  • Kylden Ar.3724Kylden Ar.3724 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Danikat.8537 said:

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Hey folks,

    Thanks for asking about my well-being. I assure you I'm fine. I have been out of town on vacation, and not really able to interact on the forums at this time (poor connectivity, I don't do well typing on my phone :blush: , etc.). The mod team is on duty and I'm keeping up with them from time to time, so all's well in that regard.

    I will be back in the office on Monday and look forward to talking to you soon.

    Edited: Because I am really, really bad at texting on an iPhone.

    ** If I had your job I think I'd be even more inclined than I already am to deliberately pick somewhere with poor phone/internet connectivity to visit, so I could say "Sorry you won't be able to reach me and I won't be able to do any work while I'm away, but it looks like I'll have absolutely no signal!"**

    Thanks for taking the time to let us know you're ok though. :)

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  • Loosmaster.8263Loosmaster.8263 Member ✭✭✭✭

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

    And what does that mean!!!

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

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

    Wait, WHAT?!? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • anduriell.6280anduriell.6280 Member ✭✭✭✭

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

    WHAT???

  • Dami.5046Dami.5046 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I can't believe it. :(

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

    rip gw2

  • AnClar.1304AnClar.1304 Member ✭✭
    edited February 25, 2019

    What the actual??? Short, cryptic, and th-th-th-that's all folks??? After all these years??? What happened...a bit of explanation would be sorta helpful and appreciated. Sure hope all is OK w/you Gaile!!!

  • Tanith.5264Tanith.5264 Member ✭✭✭

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

    Oh, Gaile, I'm so sorry. It won't be the same without you, nor the others we've lost today.

    But you'll still play, yes? Come visit at the frog pond sometimes?

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

    Omg... No... seriously my eyes are filled with tears :(

  • apharma.3741apharma.3741 Member ✭✭✭✭

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

    Wow, that's unexpected. Well I wish you all the best in your future endeavours, thank you for the long years of service.

  • This is sad news. I hope they at least make you a unique frog mini. :c

  • TallBarr.2184TallBarr.2184 Member ✭✭✭

    wait what. :anguished::anguished:

  • Rix.8510Rix.8510 Member ✭✭

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

    You will be missed. Wish you good luck in your future

  • Vasburg.1750Vasburg.1750 Member
    edited February 25, 2019

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

    Good bye and all the best!
    Thanks for all the Polonaises back then in Kamadan and LA; these have become fond memories. Wishing you all the best for your future endavours!

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

    That's either the most epic troll post ever, or the most epic fail by a gaming company in the history of online games. I'm hoping for the first and not the second.

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