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After the sad news yesterday of there being lay-offs at BioWare, rumors started circling about who was let go. Today, they officially announced that the SWTOR “Conductor” – Stephen Reid was one of those affected. He let the community and his Twitter followers know today.
I was one of those affected by layoffs at BioWare Austin yesterday. I got to build an amazing team while I was there, and miss them already. – Stephen Reid
Despite having to deal with all of us gamers and all the crazy questions, complaints etc. Stephen aka @Rockjaw never said a bad word or put down the community. He would give various developers looks at some of their responses…knowing full well that as the community manager he would have to endure the backlash or outcry from the “rabid” forum users, Twitter followers.
While it is sad for anyone to lose their job at any time, today feels like the SWTOR Community is losing a family member, even if he is the wild uncle with a British accent. All the best to you Stephen from all us here at Corellian Run Radio…May the Force be with you always!