The Secret World welcomes new community manager

The Secret World has a new face in its community management team, as Funcom has promoted Andy “Odonoptera” Benditt up from GM to CM.

Benditt introduced himself in a forum post last night: “I’ve been working with Funcom since April 2012 and have been involved with online gaming communities since the days of direct-dialing a friend’s modem for a quick 1v1, or hopping on Kali to get my TDM fix on. I’ve also helped moderate for dedicated server communities in the past, and have been an officer in successful raiding guilds for other titles.”

The game’s newest CM then invited players to ask him anything they like. Most responded by questioning the pronunciation of his alias.

Update: Massively OP reader aboomwithaview points out that Odonoptera will be covering Age of Conan’s community as well.
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Tomium
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Tomium

Zardoz1972 Oh, I am sure it was more than *just* disagreeing.  That said, we welcome all opinions as long as they are respectful.

BryanCo
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BryanCo

Zardoz1972  Poor thing, banned for being a smartass.

BryanCo
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BryanCo

Armsbend Zardoz1972  Acted like a crazed animal on pcp maybe?

ZenDadaist
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ZenDadaist

Odo’s a good GM. Hope they found someone equaly good to replace him…

DigitalQ
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DigitalQ

Zardoz1972  *giggles*

Ekphrasis
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Ekphrasis

Internal promotion is a great thing when it recognises and encourages in house talent rather than always going externally. It demonstrates that Funcom values its employees and creates a career pathway for them. It’s also a nice transition for the community who would have dealt with Andy in the past.
Great news – also promising for Funcom’s future direction. Congrats Andy!

mcjomar
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mcjomar

Odonoptera Brilliant GM – you really helped me out earlier this month. Glad to see you step up =)

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Zardoz1972 I had to act like a crazed animal to get a 7 day ban.  the heck did you do?

Nordavind
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Nordavind

breetoplay aboomwithaview AFAIK Funcom CMs work on all games. At least sezmra and Tomium are on AO, AoC, TSW and LMO. I see Odo active on three of them.
http://forums.anarchy-online.com/showthread.php?615254-Welcome-our-new-Community-Manager!

And I know he was a GM for LMO, so I’m guessing he’s there as well.

Zardoz1972
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Zardoz1972

They will survive at least a year. It is a great game. Play it, seriously. But Community Management is another topic…