Duke Juker wrote:
I think it's very odd they would publicize that. I mean, he's just a grunt like anyone else who works there, not the CEO. I don't think its a appropriate to "name and shame." So what, the guy did something bad. Fire him and move on. Not like you have to go share it with the world regardless of what it is. Wouldn't you not want to disclose the reasons for firing an employee with the public?
I think the better question is why do mods have such power to change the live game at will whenever they feel like. Not saying what Reach did was right or acceptable, but it seems like Jagex is covering their *** for giving such broad control over to mods.
I know we expect people like that to follow the rules and use the honor system, but this is just a game we are talking about. It's not unthinkable that Jagex mods are incapable of essentially "cheating" if given the means to do so.
Normally I'd agree, BUT Reach wasn't a "grunt," he was one of two developers for Old School, a community that likes to know exactly what's going with their community-driven updates. If 50% of the development team is gone, it needs to be announced. They knew people would want to know why, so they released as much info as they thought was necessary.