From announce #2605:
You may or may not know me, but I'm Matt Mihaly, the CEO of Iron Realms.
You don't hear from me often, at all, so I'll get right to the point: I know there's a lot of discontent over Aetolia's direction this last year, with much of what was promised at the beginning of the year not materializing. I fully understand that discontent, and agree that this state of affairs is unacceptable.
Recently, Razmael/Mike and I had a talk, and we agreed that he would step down as producer of Aetolia. I'm not looking to cast blame at Razmael here though, and neither should you. He was thrust into the producer role after we fired Galleus/Eric Lamy, and was never really thrilled with it. It's my fault for leaving him in a position where he wasn't comfortable for so long. He was originally hired as a coder, and would vastly prefer to go back to being a straight-up coder, so that's what we're going to do. He'll continue on in Aetolia, but not as the producer going forward.
Now, what we don't have is a permanent producer to replace him with yet. That's something we're going to work on at the beginning of 2017, but in the meantime Oleis/Riley Pagett is going to come back and serve as acting producer. He's not available to be full-time producer going forward due to other things in his life, but he'll fill that role until we find the right person for the job.
Riley's going to be making a statement himself, but what we're going to be focusing on is identifying where we can make the most impact in Aetolia in the next, say, 6 months. Riley will be talking to the existing staff, volunteers, and you - the players - at some length, to gather sentiment on what's important to get done rightr now.
He's got some pre-existing commitments between now and the end of 2016 that'll limit his time in Aetolia more than he'd like for the next two weeks, but he's already back and he and I are talking about how to approach this and really give Aetolia back the energy it deserves.
In any case, the failure here is mine and I apologize for letting you down.
If you've got any comments, I'm opening a forum thread on this, or you can email me directly at [email protected]
, or Oleis at [email protected]
Looking forward to righting this ship, and you'll hear from Oleis/Riley in a post soon.