The older 9Dragons players might remember David “The Historian” DeWald, the previous Game and Community Manager of 9Dragons, who became very famous for his (very nicely said) very unprofessional actings and his line “Suck it” to a real book writer, Elizabeth Kostova. We wrote about it.
Officially, Historian “left” Acclaim and his job as Game and Community Manager of 9Dragons and 2Moons. Inofficially, after a hacking scandal in 2Moons he had to leave Acclaim. In other words: He was kicked out.
Through one of our readers called kommoncense, we became aware that the servers of the MMO Spellborn published by Acclaim will close by August 25th 2010. Rumors has it, that the same will happen with 9Dragons, but that´s another story…
However; We took a look at the Spellborn Message Boards and found some up-to-date posts by TheHistorian. Wondering why he is still active on one of the Acclaim boards, we looked further and found this:
http://phpbb.acclaim.com/spellborn/viewtopic.php?t=704 (You might have to open it twice to get the right topic)
TheHistorian – PM / Twitter / firstname.lastname@example.org
Spellborn GM Staff
Game Lead / Customer Support Lead / Lead GM
Acclaim Enigma – PM
GM In Game IDs
GM Forum IDs
TwistedEdge – PM / Twitter
warda – PM / Twitter
ukko05 – PM / Twitter
arakas – PM / Twitter
How we can see, The Historian is the Community Manager of Spellborn (not for long anymore, hum?). Either he returned to Acclaim, or he never left.
This got not a lot to do with 9Dragons, but this shall show you once again that Acclaim lied to you, their players and costumers.
Oh, and Historian: Welcome back at our blog.
Legend – The Son of The Vagabond