MMORPG Info Logo Roundup: Management Changes at Funcom

Have you heard that things are changing at Funcom? Gaute Godager has been replaced by Craig Morrison as the new Producer and Game Director for Age of Conan. Here’s a quick round-up of the relevant posts to make sure your up-to-date. Got an opinion or more information? Leave a note in the comments!

Out with the Old, In with the New

Funcom appoints new Producer and Game Director for Age of Conan

Former Producer and Game Director Gaute Godager has chosen to resign from Funcom after working on Age of Conan since the initial conception, and he leaves the company after 16 years. Godager was one of the original founders of Funcom, and leaves a large legacy, having contributed to making Funcom the largest MMO company in Europe. “I have done my very best making this fabulous game, but I have concluded there are elements which I am dissatisfied with. I have decided to act on this, and as a result I have chosen to leave Funcom. It is time to get new, fresh eyes on Age of Conan, and I wholeheartedly support the appointment of Craig.”

Silirrion Speaks

Letter from the Game Director- Anarchy Online Bulletin Board

There isn’t any easy way to start this letter to the community. For me personally it’s definitely a little sad to be here writing this to all of you that have made my time as Game Director on Anarchy Online so very special. As many of you will already know it has been announced today that I have been asked to take a new role leading up the team on Age of Conan.

Greetings! – Age of Conan Forums

It’s definitely a little strange to be back here on the forums after having been involved in starting up the original Age of Conan community over three years ago (and a big hello again to those of you who have been around since those early days!). I have been very excited to see how the game and the community around it have developed since then and I am thrilled to have this chance to guide and support your adventures in the world our team here has crafted and built with such hard work and dedication.

Initial Reactions are Positive

Age of Conan Forums

It is the best news AoC could have got. I am very sad because Sil was an excellent GD for AO and I fear the void he will leave behind will be too great to fill

I’ve been back playing more AO than AoC lately, so I’m really torn over deciding if this is good or bad. Good for AoC no question though.

Age of Conan Forums

He has been the GD at Anarchy Online. I can tell you from personal experience that he was the best thing to happen to that game. He cleaned up a lot of problems and added a lot of new content for both the hardcore gamers and casual/social players. You should expect to see interaction and communication with the community vastly improve.

Can Craig turn the game around? Well the announcement has convinced me to leave my subscription running for just a little bit longer, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. However, I may give it a month or two before giving it another serious go.


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