Sit Down, Community. We need to talk. This is Completely Unacceptable.
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Earlier today, DeeJ announced the return of the freakin' Bungie Podcast. THE FREAKIN Podcast is back. [b]THE FREAKIN' PODCAST IS BACK.[/b]
[spoiler]the freakin podcast is back[/spoiler]
This is huge. People have wanted this for a while now. And you know what? Good. But that's not the issue. The real issue is what's going on in that thread. At 2:29 in the Afternoon Bungie Time, employee and web team member Jake Lauer, AKA HelloControl, posts in the thread announcing the return of the podcast. This occurs just 13 minutes after the OP goes up.
After this, an unusually long string of employee posts happen in this sub-thread started by our friend Jake. It includes:
[quote]2 posts by Halcylon
2 posts by Urk
A 2nd post by HelloControl
And a single post by Noble Iron Sky[/quote]
Now that's an impressive list of employees. Yet, something is amiss...
OH WAIT. It took several HOURS after the stream of employee posts before people even BEGAN to make comments. Little activity to the sub-thread occurred before the employee posts as well. It's disgusting.
This is completely unacceptable Bungie Community. As dedicated community members of Bungie, we took an oath. You probably don't remember it because you were hopped up on enough Morphine to kill a small elephant, but you did. We all did. We swore to uphold the principles of this community, to theorize about games, play games, and most importantly, STALK THE GOD DAMN EMPLOYEES.
[quote]So here is what we are going to do Bungie Community. We are going to promise, first of all, to never let a travesty like this ever happen again. Second, I want you all to go take a look at [url=http://www.bungie.net/7_employee-list/en/view/profile/index#!page=index&mid=3931054]this[/url] user account. If you look under the people that this account has followed, you will be delighted to see that it is populated exclusively by Bungie Employee accounts. What you're going to do is follow these accounts, and check them every few minutes. If we work together on this, we can get our response down to just a few seconds! This is important Bungie Community. You took an oath, and it's time to keep it.[/quote]
Non facete nobis calcitrare vestrum perinæum you classy bastards.
It's weird here. Lot of old community members left, and a ton of Destiny Newbs showed up. It's rather interesting actually. (Also, if you didn't know since you have not been here for a year, you can make the website theme dark in your profile settings.)