4 Months with BattleForge|4 Monate BattleForge


Time flies. Yeah, everyone knows that, but still we keep forgetting it. After I learned that my involvement with BattleForge is coming to a close, I looked back at the day when I got told that I'll be getting this chance and really had to wonder. It seemed like all the excitement had worn off rather fast, considering it's only been a few months.

What helped was taking a deeper look at the past months. I wouldn't have thought so at first, but we accomplished quite a few things in this seemingly short time. I was able to remove a few barriers between the development team and the player community, both sides were always on top of things and knew what the other was doing (at least if we were allowed to communicate that).

The moderator team has seen a few great people leave as well as some amazing new guys not just filling in for them, but rather turning the whole thing around. Never before has any community team been as much on top of things. This made my job as an Assistant Community Manager a million times easier, so thanks to Stromberry, Narkol, Aliyon, ghengismark and Adita! You have all done an amazing job and I'm glad you'll all keep it up and do your best to support this awesome community.

Speaking of which, I have seen a few communities in the last few years, but the BattleForge community has been special in quite a few regards. Sure, you have the “nerdrage” here and there where people complain for no obvious reason, but despite it's – relatively – small size, there has been a high number of individuals that showed a very strong dedication. Usually, you can find one dedicated fan among 1000 registered users; this ratio has been way better for BattleForge.

I'm especially glad that I was able to oversee the change of the community team and be responsible for coordinating these remarkable guys. I feel confident that my pick of the new Community Representative (Chris aka Silvanoshi) was a good one and by now, he should have proven to all BattleForge players that they couldn't have asked for a better “blue poster”. Coordinating the localization together with our Russian and French Community Reps has always been a task I enjoyed, thanks to the amount of work they were willing to invest. I would certainly not mind working with them again, the team has simply been amazing.

So yeah, that's pretty much it. Like I stated in my initial announcement when I first told all the readers of this blog what I will be doing in the future, I'm thankful for the chance I received. So yeah, if you're one of the BattleForge fans, a moderator, a member of the community team or just someone else who stumbled across this post because of BattleForge: I'm sure we'll meet again, so see you soon!

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  1. #1 by soulwarrior on November 4, 2009 - 19:13

    Hehe, thanks for that! 🙂

    soul

  2. #2 by Adita on November 4, 2009 - 18:00

    Hey soul, i sent you a PM on BF forums. Thought you’d find it hilarious 😉

  3. #3 by soulwarrior on October 31, 2009 - 16:06

    Ich wurde von BattleForge genommen und da es leider keine anderen Projekte bei Station54 gab, wurde ich entlassen, da man sich keinen Community Manager leisten kann, wenn keine Arbeit für den vorhanden ist.

    soul

  4. #4 by Bettystar on October 31, 2009 - 12:57

    Eine kleine Frage…Wurdest du gegangen oder bist du gegangen? Wenn es zu persönlich ist oder nicht beantwortet werden will ist es auch nicht schlimm, würde mich nur interessieren.

  5. #5 by soulwarrior on October 31, 2009 - 02:41

    Thank you guys! Like I said, it has been a great time!

    soul

  6. #6 by pyroTeknikz on October 31, 2009 - 02:30

    I really appreciate all the work you put in to the Battleforge community. I do hope your ethic carries you on to greater things.

    -pyro

  7. #7 by Shatterz on October 30, 2009 - 19:01

    Good luck with other compagnies, but really gonna miss you on battleforge =)

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