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What's the latest on the devs?
« on: July 20, 2016, 09:33:42 PM »
I drove by the old Paragon Studios which is still just an empty building the other day and it got me to thinking what ended up happening to that awesome team behind CoH/CoV? 

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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2016, 10:45:56 PM »
I recently learned that Sean McCann (Dr. Aeon) is the lead developer for Neverwinter but I don't know about the rest.

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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2016, 05:25:49 AM »
I recently learned that Sean McCann (Dr. Aeon) is the lead developer for Neverwinter but I don't know about the rest.
I remember last year Matt Miller got fired from Star Trek Online

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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2016, 05:30:14 AM »
Where do I start...?

Here's what Twitter tells us at a glance at the moment:


Joe Morrissey (aka Hero 1):  Game Designer. Currently @SuckerPunchProd on Infamous: Second Son and @VyeGame. http://www.vyegame.com  Check out my blog http://www.GameDesignerJoe.com

Eric Cleaver (aka TheOcho):  Also known as Piestro and Ocho. Doing Community Stuff for Trion Worlds.

Jeff Hamilton (aka Arbiter Hawk):  Senior Systems Designer on @AtlasReactor at @TrionWorlds. I tweet about #GameDev, #DnD, and occasionally comics/superhero media.

Keetsie Braz da Cuhna (aka Tunnel Rat):  "Poor neglected Twitter account."

Al Rivera (aka Geko):  Star Trek Online Lead Designer.

Hosun Lee (aka Black Pebble):  Marketing Guys on lots of games. Fortnite / Infinity Blade/ City of Heroes / Stuff(TM). Mostly evil. Craves Jamba Juice.

Sean McCann (aka Dr. Aeon):  Content designer for Neverwinter, Commander Ander on the official forums. Formerly Dr. Aeon from CoH. and dev on Star Trek Online.

Tim Sweeny (aka Black Scorpion):  Game Designer, GM, Pirate, Scoundrel

O_o (bAss_ackwards):  Video games! They're fun and I work on them too.

Nate Birkholz (aka Second Measure):  iOS developer, photographer. I chain optionals for a living.

C.W. Bennett (aka Pohsyb):  <blank>

Jessie Lawrence (aka Hit Streak):  I manage esports social media for @twitch. Esports never sleeps! Riot Games alum.

Andy Belford (aka Zwillinger):  Player Relations Manager for Riot Games.

Vince D'Amelio (aka The Dark Watcher): Gamer and Game Programmer.  (I believe he's currently working on ROBLOX. - E)

Melissa Bianco (aka War Witch):  Former City of Heroes Dev. Author. Producer. Gamer. Geek.

Bruce Harlick (aka Horatio):  Game Designer, Supervillain, and Foodie

Matt Miller (aka Positron):  Game Designer. Gamer. Hex Player. Father. Husband. Ex-Lead Designer of City of Heroes.


If we were ever allowed any non-lore questions during Matt's anniversary Q&A, I'd definitely want to ask what all the devs are up to these days.
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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2016, 12:56:16 PM »
Where do I start...?

Here's what Twitter tells us at a glance at the moment:


Joe Morrissey (aka Hero 1):  Game Designer. Currently @SuckerPunchProd on Infamous: Second Son and @VyeGame. http://www.vyegame.com  Check out my blog http://www.GameDesignerJoe.com

Eric Cleaver (aka TheOcho):  Also known as Piestro and Ocho. Doing Community Stuff for Trion Worlds.

Jeff Hamilton (aka Arbiter Hawk):  Senior Systems Designer on @AtlasReactor at @TrionWorlds. I tweet about #GameDev, #DnD, and occasionally comics/superhero media.

Keetsie Braz da Cuhna (aka Tunnel Rat):  "Poor neglected Twitter account."

Al Rivera (aka Geko):  Star Trek Online Lead Designer.

Hosun Lee (aka Black Pebble):  Marketing Guys on lots of games. Fortnite / Infinity Blade/ City of Heroes / Stuff(TM). Mostly evil. Craves Jamba Juice.

Sean McCann (aka Dr. Aeon):  Content designer for Neverwinter, Commander Ander on the official forums. Formerly Dr. Aeon from CoH. and dev on Star Trek Online.

Tim Sweeny (aka Black Scorpion):  Game Designer, GM, Pirate, Scoundrel

O_o (bAss_ackwards):  Video games! They're fun and I work on them too.

Nate Birkholz (aka Second Measure):  iOS developer, photographer. I chain optionals for a living.

C.W. Bennett (aka Pohsyb):  <blank>

Jessie Lawrence (aka Hit Streak):  I manage esports social media for @twitch. Esports never sleeps! Riot Games alum.

Andy Belford (aka Zwillinger):  Player Relations Manager for Riot Games.

Vince D'Amelio (aka The Dark Watcher): Gamer and Game Programmer.  (I believe he's currently working on ROBLOX. - E)

Melissa Bianco (aka War Witch):  Former City of Heroes Dev. Author. Producer. Gamer. Geek.

Bruce Harlick (aka Horatio):  Game Designer, Supervillain, and Foodie

Matt Miller (aka Positron):  Game Designer. Gamer. Hex Player. Father. Husband. Ex-Lead Designer of City of Heroes.


If we were ever allowed any non-lore questions during Matt's anniversary Q&A, I'd definitely want to ask what all the devs are up to these days.
screw questions about what they are up to! lets ask about that flash drive that we all know one of them has in their drawer with some certain files on it...

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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2016, 01:27:40 PM »
screw questions about what they are up to! lets ask about that flash drive that we all know one of them has in their drawer with some certain files on it...


Not while NCSOFT still has the CoX rights and an itchy lawsuit finger :p

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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2016, 06:14:37 AM »

Not while NCSOFT still has the CoX rights and an itchy lawsuit finger :p

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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2016, 03:54:21 AM »
Arbiter Fabulous, who was hired shortly before the shutdown, works for SmashWords.
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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2016, 02:32:26 AM »
Arbiter Fabulous, who was hired shortly before the shutdown, works for SmashWords.

Really now? I was actually in a VG with him.

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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2016, 08:06:45 PM »

Not while NCSOFT still has the CoX rights and an itchy lawsuit finger :p
;) I wont tell if you don't.

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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2016, 10:31:40 PM »
I remember last year Matt Miller got fired from Star Trek Online

Damn, Didn't know that... What happened there?

I had been wondering what he was up to when I realized I think he deleted his Twitter as @mmodesigner is no longer an active account.

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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2016, 02:44:38 AM »
I had been wondering what he was up to when I realized I think he deleted his Twitter as @mmodesigner is no longer an active account.
He's still active.  He just changed his handle to @ManyThingsDeck since he's not working on MMOs now.
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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2016, 03:55:57 AM »
He's still active.  He just changed his handle to @ManyThingsDeck since he's not working on MMOs now.
As in Decks on a house?

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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2016, 04:02:40 AM »
I think more like card games.

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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2016, 04:28:16 AM »
As in the Dungeons and Dragons Artifact.

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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2016, 05:21:21 PM »
As in the Dungeons and Dragons Artifact.
gotcha lol

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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2016, 02:42:34 AM »
Developer 13, quit actively writing software to pursue hero-work.  He hasn't been heard from for several weeks.
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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2016, 10:24:33 AM »
Developer 13, quit actively writing software to pursue hero-work.  He has been heard from for several weeks.
sooooo he is kick A$$?

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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2016, 02:51:21 AM »
sooooo he is kick A$$?

Sorry, typo.
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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2016, 07:31:55 PM »

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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2016, 06:41:46 PM »
Sorry, typo.

He HASN'T been heard from, so not so much kick A$$, as it were.
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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2016, 04:40:53 AM »
He HASN'T been heard from, so not so much kick A$$, as it were.

So, he's the Anonymous-man.  ;D
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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2016, 04:17:56 AM »
Developer 13 was the one who put glitches in the game to, "Make it more fun".
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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2016, 04:10:44 AM »
Dave, in accounting got a job delivering pizzas.

Michelle, the game mechanics developer got married, became a mommy and is working on that right now.

Kevin, the game designer opened a dress bontique.  His motto: "No Capes!"

George, the game story writer got a job writing children's books where bad little kids get eaten.

That one guy, with the...you-know, became a professional wrestler.  He goes by the name The Compiler.
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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2016, 10:40:30 AM »
Dink...is doing costumes again...but this time for Marvel Heroes online.


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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2016, 08:27:59 AM »
Hey, PsychicKitty, can you tell what I'm thinking?
Probably something involving catnip and an expensive hotel room for the weekend.
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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2016, 06:58:33 AM »
All the Devs were replaced by foreign H1b visa holders who work for far less and supposedly have skills lacking in their American counterparts.  One of theDevs was quoted as saying, "Do you want fries with that?"
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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2016, 07:38:41 AM »
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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2016, 04:40:44 AM »
Just ran across this today, a new gaming studio called "Cold Iron", being put together by former Cryptic Devs Craig Zinkievich, who’s known to MMORPG players for his work on City of Heroes, Star Trek Online, and Neverwinter;  Shannon Posniewski, who worked on the same games plus Champions Online;  and Matt Highison, the former Neverwinter art director.

http://massivelyop.com/2016/12/06/former-cryptic-devs-form-cold-iron-studio-to-build-aaa-online-action-games/

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« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2016, 05:03:45 AM »
Just ran across this today, a new gaming studio called "Cold Iron", being put together by former Cryptic Devs Craig Zinkievich, who’s known to MMORPG players for his work on City of Heroes, Star Trek Online, and Neverwinter;  Shannon Posniewski, who worked on the same games plus Champions Online;  and Matt Highison, the former Neverwinter art director.

http://massivelyop.com/2016/12/06/former-cryptic-devs-form-cold-iron-studio-to-build-aaa-online-action-games/
This is interesting, to say in the least.. I have always liked Poz and Craig. They had great ideas, but never really took shape, like is STO crew death.
I know this might be wishful thinking, maybe this could be the start of getting the band back together, to make a superhero mmo.
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« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2016, 06:32:53 PM »
This is interesting, to say in the least.. I have always liked Poz and Craig. They had great ideas, but never really took shape, like is STO crew death.
I know this might be wishful thinking, maybe this could be the start of getting the band back together, to make a superhero mmo.
That or id love the devs to join one of the spiritual successors(most likely CoT).

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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2016, 04:04:18 AM »
All the Devs died in a tradegic house fire in Fresno, CA.  They apparently were trying to use a Raspberry Pi to run City of Heroes when some one spilled his Red Bull on the rig.  The house went up like tissue paper soaked in gasoline.
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« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2016, 01:56:15 AM »
I would believe that, except I live in a town that boarders Fresno, and that was not on the local news.  ;-)
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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2016, 02:27:06 AM »
I would believe that, except I live in a town that boarders Fresno, and that was not on the local news.  ;-)

Maybe they paid to keep it hush-hush.  I blame the Russians.
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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2017, 04:27:22 AM »
I know Castle was working on ESO as recently as march 2016.

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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2017, 04:46:32 AM »
Actually, City of Titans is almost completely done.  There is one nagging issue.  Half the team wants:
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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2017, 04:49:33 AM »
I know Castle was working on ESO as recently as march 2016.

I know he's not with Zenimax anymore, not since... well around March actually.

I haven't heard an update from him lately and his linkedin doesn't show anything new, so I'm not sure if he's still looking or doing something outside the industry.

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« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2017, 05:44:37 AM »
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Re: What's the latest on the devs?
« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2017, 04:49:04 AM »
That one guy, you know who, well he was spotted at the rescue mission last night.  When asked, he said that he was helping out, but his clothes and personal hygene spoke volumes about being homeless.  And I think he was the guy who coded that enhancement unslotter thingie.  Anyway, it just goes to show you, we are lucky to wake up in the morning.
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