Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst 1234567 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 67
  1. #31
    Planet Calypso Official Kim|Calypso's Avatar
    Joined
    May 12 2011
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    318
    The shareholders of MindArk PE AB dismissed the entire board and replaced it with a new one chaired by Jan Welter Timkrans.
    Mr Kim H.R. Welter
    Game Designer, MindArk PE AB

  2. Sponsored Links
  3. #32
    Guardian Magyar's Avatar
    Joined
    May 14 2011
    Location
    Aberdeen, WA
    Posts
    364
    Quote Originally Posted by Kim|MindArk View Post
    The shareholders of MindArk PE AB dismissed the entire board and replaced it with a new one chaired by Jan Welter Timkrans.
    Wow. That's pretty drastic. There must have been some sort of paralysis within the board causing a lack of confidence to happen. What's the current focus of the new board, if you don't mind the question? Procurement of funding notwithstanding, as its obviously a given in any agency, is there a new strategy in place?

    I'm not looking to know intimate details, but perhaps something useful can be constructed given the questions above and released to the players to help dispel any doubts.
    Laudanum
    Welcoming new and advanced players!
    Nymphtown Castle
    Aesthetic Arts for your Entropian and Real World home.

  4. #33
    Guardian
    Joined
    May 15 2011
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    274
    So kim, is Johan Andinsson still CEO?

  5. #34
    Provider
    Joined
    May 13 2011
    Posts
    121
    Quote Originally Posted by Kim|MindArk View Post
    The shareholders of MindArk PE AB dismissed the entire board and replaced it with a new one chaired by Jan Welter Timkrans.
    Ah ok, thanks for info.

  6. #35
    Planet Calypso Official Kim|Calypso's Avatar
    Joined
    May 12 2011
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    318
    For now this is all the information that I have been authorized to release.
    Mr Kim H.R. Welter
    Game Designer, MindArk PE AB

  7. #36
    Guardian
    Joined
    May 15 2011
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    274
    This sounds like bad news to me


    Prove me wrong...
    Last edited by Stave Petty; 09-23-2011 at 20:02.

  8. #37
    Old Alpha Nor Alien's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 02 2010
    Location
    Constant state of flux!!
    Posts
    856
    Is there a list of the previous board members?
    and will there be a new list for the newly appointed members?

    Just out of curiosity to see what kinds of backgrounds and experience these people have.

  9. #38
    Guardian Magyar's Avatar
    Joined
    May 14 2011
    Location
    Aberdeen, WA
    Posts
    364
    Quote Originally Posted by Stave Petty View Post
    This sounds like bad news to me
    IMHO it sounds like good news. If the previous board was not providing the leadership necessary to make the platform grow and install consumer and investor confidence then that board needed to go.

    The MMO industry as a whole right now is suffering. Many games are going free to play, and many of those even are failing and have been failing for 4 years now. A game as monetarily demanding as EU has plenty of challenges of its own to face in a growing free to play AAA MMORPG market. The present situation is not like the situation prior to 2007, and the old board may have been ill suited to the current environment. That's not disparaging their capabilities as a group. They obviously created a fine product. But creation is only the beginning. Maintenance and growth are needed parts of the process.
    Laudanum
    Welcoming new and advanced players!
    Nymphtown Castle
    Aesthetic Arts for your Entropian and Real World home.

  10. #39
    Alpha wizzszz's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 01 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    572
    Quote Originally Posted by Kim|MindArk View Post
    The shareholders of MindArk PE AB dismissed the entire board and replaced it with a new one chaired by Jan Welter Timkrans.
    Le roi est mort, vive le roi!

    Thanks for posting, Kim.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stave Petty View Post
    So kim, is Johan Andinsson still CEO?
    Obviously not:

    "chaired by" = "CEO (or chairman) is"


    Quote Originally Posted by Stave Petty View Post
    This sounds like bad news to me
    Well, the game made some jumps in the right direction recently, albeit most problem are still there.

    I found it quite strange that they decided to replace Jan after a couple of good moves.

    However, it doesn't really matter to me which dude is chairman, as long as we see some improvements - not to gameplay, that seems to be on the right way now, but improvements to "costs to play" - i am sick of seeing people i knew my whole EU life leave because 500 US$/month were still not enough to play 1-2 hours/day on a medium level.


    No matter how you put it, NO game can be ever THAT good.
    Not a single fuck shall be given today

  11. #40
    Guardian
    Joined
    May 15 2011
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    274
    Quote Originally Posted by wizzszz View Post
    Obviously not:

    "chaired by" = "CEO (or chairman) is"
    From Wiki:

    The practice of the CEO also being the Chair of the Board is known as "duality". While this practice is common in the U.S., it is relatively rare elsewhere. It is illegal in the U.K.

 

 
Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst 1234567 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •