|12-31-2006 06:47 PM|
|SHyx0rmZ||I wish you luck for your future Michael!
It's really sad for me to see you leave!
|12-13-2006 08:24 PM|
|Michael_Russell||Thanks a lot, guys. I found my time working with the community to be extremely rewarding.
Just so you'll know, I'm leaving the industry for a little bit to rebuild the warchest, but I'm not gone for good.
|12-13-2006 06:15 PM|
|Grandpapa||I might be a bit late with my post here, but, Michael, you really have done a great job here. My best wishes to your future.|
|12-06-2006 04:01 PM|
|deceiver||T minus 1 day.
All I'm going to say.
But woa now! Shawn Ketcherside left as well =0. No wonder the blog wasn't being updated on the site.
It seems the press release has gone out:
I wonder what Mike has to say now. The t-minus referred to that.
|12-06-2006 03:26 PM|
|12-06-2006 01:58 PM|
So yeah, it seems that something is up.
|12-06-2006 02:51 AM|
|ertertwert||It would be a shame because Emergence was my favorite game all year. Easily.|
|12-06-2006 01:19 AM|
|The MiMiC||Seeing as how Mike R. said in his blog something to the effect that SiN patch 1.12 (the widescreen one I think?) might not see the light of day, I'd say they went belly up and just aren't mentioning it at the moment. Hopefully I'm wrong, but I'm afraid not...|
|12-06-2006 01:06 AM|
"Ritual could not be reached for comment, all available email addresses listed on the official site for press and business relations have bounced."
Guess they don't want the attention.
EDIT: Actually something else occurred to me. Companies (specifically software, but could apply anywhere really) will often will lay-off a bunch of people once a project has been completed. Now that this is happening, maybe a certain game is ready for launch? I like that idea.
|12-05-2006 11:25 PM|
|ertertwert||I used to think that too, but now I am thinking she is making them from scratch.|
|12-05-2006 11:21 PM|
|12-05-2006 11:00 PM|
|12-05-2006 11:00 PM|
Oh great. Now I'm really worried. This sounds like the end of Ritual (or at least a new beginning). Either way, doesn't sound good.
|12-05-2006 09:55 PM|
Grr. When one of the founders leaves as well, you tend to lose faith you'll EVER get any more episodes. They must give us some info, NOW. That Non-Disclosure Agreement I know Russel and probably everyone else is on is hurting the company more than it's helping. Not good.
EDIT: I suppose 'demanding' for news/media/info is not necessary a polite way of making a request, particularly when asked over and over again, but the only reason we're talking is because we care about Ritual and their games, which is why we need... info. We are, as one developer mentioned, their "bread and butter".
|12-05-2006 05:44 PM|
|CommanderZx2||Is this true?
|12-05-2006 01:05 PM|
|shadeex||I just want to wish You the best of luck in the future Michael and thanks for all the help you have given to the comunity..
I hope youll stick around on the forum.. so we can hear what your up to now and then..
|12-05-2006 12:26 PM|
|ran93r||Was nice having him around these boards and a shame to see him leave (in his QA superninja capacity) but I wish him all the best.|
|12-05-2006 12:06 PM|
|DI_MeisterM||Smells for me like the end of SiN Episodes, maybe even Ritual...|
|12-05-2006 08:28 AM|
|Riddled||Won't be the same, good luck for the future Michael!|
|12-05-2006 06:11 AM|
|badman||We don't usually post on people leaving Ritual, but I figure this one warrants a special mention. As of this week, Ritual's QA superninja Michael Russell is no longer with the company. Michael regularly kept an eye on not only our forums, but on message boards all over the interweb to help people with whatever technical issues they had with SiN Episodes: Emergence, while also handling email tech support and making sure Ritual's in-development projects got a proper QA treatment.
On top of that, he also set aside time to shed more light on the intricacies of game development and the often-overlooked part of quality assurance, which I'm sure was appreciated by many members of the community. There's no doubt Michael will be missed around here and we would like to thank him for his involvement with the community and wish him the best of luck with his future endeavours.
Related, Michael has generously allowed us to post the next three installments of his SiN / USK series that he's already written - look for the next one to go up shortly.