Cryptic Picks up Paragon Devs

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Cryptic Picks up Paragon Devs
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Here's a quote from the September 'State of the Game' address by the head developer for Star Trek Online"

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At the end of the last Ask Cryptic there was a poll asking which feature you would most like to see in 2013. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote and to the almost one hundred pages of discussion responses about the results. It is great to be able to talk about the long term future of STO and realize that the game is moving forward. Season 7 will be launching this November, followed by our 3 Year Anniversary in February. The team continues to grow. We’ve been very lucky to land some great talent from 38 Studios and Paragon Studios. As these new team members come up to speed on the game, they will be adding their own personality and style to the game and they are very excited to show you what they can do.
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Too bad Cryptic suxxors. Sad

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I'm excited for those Paragon Studios devs who have received jobs, they definitely deserve them!  But I agree with Marqaha - Cryptic isn't the place I'd want to see them go Sad

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To be fair, Cryptic is as good as the people who work there, and there's every chance these guys will bring their work ethic with them. Long ago, in the days of the "Surviving 15" when Cryptic was massively cut down and Jack Emmert had moved on to making the Marvel MMO which would never be, it was more or less Christopher "Back Alley Brawler" Bruce and Floyd "Castle" Grubb that became the face of the company, worked their asses off and enforced a sense of both quality and camaraderie with the players.

I know Christopher Bruse is already working with Crypitc on the Neverwinter Nights game, I believe, and I don't know what became of Floyd Grubb, but my point is that the people can make a difference. Not that I'd wish them them the pain of moving from a Korean MMO conglomerate to a Chinese MMO conglomerate because that's kind of like leaving Activision to work for EA, but it's still not a bad deal.

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I understand some of the comments about Cryptic, but I'm not convinced it's completely fair.
The STO team have been doing a tremendous job over the last year. The game has had some pretty great things added, and the Dev team continues to listen to it's customers in ways I haven't seen from other companies. The exception would have been Paragon Studios, of course.

Marq hates Star Trek, so I understand why he didn't try the game, but it is a very different game than when it was pushed to release by Atari, and it's one of the few big property games out there where the content is pretty much entirely free.

I know there were some security concerns, but if it helps, Cryptic isn't handling account info any more.

I'm expecting lots of snarky comments, but look through your game library. There are a lot worse companies out there for Paragon devs to have gotten picked up by.

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Aside: Castle is now working at ZeniMax on Elder Scrolls Online.

 

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Heh, that's almost too funny Smile BaBs and Castle, some of the most recognisable developers in City of Heroes, have both moved on to designing Fantasy MMOs. I'm glad they have jobs, absolutely, but it kind of feels like the MMO world will suffer for it.

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