Inevitable, unfortunately. I don’t think anyone is under the illusion that this 2nd round of job cuts would have been necessary if Mythic/EA had hit the targets they had in mind. No one will touch the goose which is laying the golden eggs, as long as the golden eggs keep coming. Maybe it’s laying brass ones at the moment, but they are definitely not golden.
This isn’t to say that the eggs can’t become golden, especially with the friends events coming out soon and the heavy events schedule in the upcoming months. Nic@GOA, when can we expect the invite friends facility to happen in Europe?
Also with the upcoming release of the Slayer and Choppa, this would be an ideal time to get new people into the game, lets have the “Friends” playing during heavily populated times.
I know Syp got very emotional about the job losses, but in these times everyone is going to be touched by unemployment. Maybe the headcount cut at Mythic is going to be temporary measure for some people and hopefully they can restaff again.