I dunno…korean hilmar might be kind of interesting…
Yeah…because the history of corporate buyouts in any industry clearly shows there is never any personnel restructuring… Hilmar already sacked most of the community team mere days after saying what a great job they were doing. PA is not big on making decisions based on player feedback. Deals to buy a company for hundreds of millions don’t happen overnight, so hilmar was obviously looking towards making ccp as PA might prefer. Just business.
Seagull left and now we know why that may have been. You don’t seriously think she knew nothing of the game industry? She seemed fairly clever.
I strongly suspect that it will go the exact opposite way. PA didn’t buy ccp for EvE. PA bought ccp for the access to the chinese market and the permissions to operate in china ccp has already established. PA could make billions from the chinese phone-game market. It’s actually a pretty good gamble. EvE as we have known it will sadly be gone. So I think the phone thing is far more important to PA going forward than EvE.
I don’t think PA cares - they might make a lot of money and not from EvE - and ccp is no longer in a position to decide what direction they go long-term with EvE. Hilmar will probably guide ccp into getting the bonus from company sale terms, then announce his retirement shortly after. He’ll be on an Iceland beach in his parka enjoying an umbrella drink and hakarl crisps, not worrying about EvE. o7