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Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

"Why Warhammer failed"

Anonymous blog post about Mythic and EA

Remember the EA spouse fiasco a couple of years ago? Well, something similar might be happening right now. Writing about Bioware Mythic (and Mythic Entertainment in particular) and "why Warhammer failed", a poster calling him/herself EA Louse claims to be an employee that will be let go from the company in the "next round" of layoffs that is supposed to happen in November.

There's a lot to go through in the post. Mythic's management, and details about how Marc Jacobs left the company ("I bet Rob is enjoying that sweet new Maserati he bought after leaving the knife in his partner of 15 years"), gets a big piece of the boot. Bioware's Star Wars: The Old Republic is said to have cost $300 million and "will be one of the greatest failures in the history of MMOs", maybe even at "the level of the Sims Online". Paul Barnett (the guy with the glasses, if you remember Warhammer Online's PR campaign before launch) is called "the crazy British dude who we have no idea of how he still has a job".

Is it true? Hard to say, but probably not. Right now it's nothing more than an anonymous posting on the Internet. If people are let go from Bioware Mythic in November, it will gain a certain amount of credibility. But for now, don't take everything at face value - even if it does offer up an interesting read.

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning