Trion snaps up Linda ‘Brasse’ Carlson

    
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Nothing tells your player community that the transition to a new corporate structure will be totally fine like firing a pillar of community interaction, right? That was the collective reaction when beloved community manager Linda “Brasse” Carlson was hit by the layoffs at Daybreak Games back in February. But there’s good news for Brasse, as she’s been snapped up by Trion Worlds to serve as the new director of community relations at the company.

Trion CEO Scott Hartsman stated that the company couldn’t be happier to have her on board, a sentiment most EverQuest fans would be hard-pressed to disagree with. It’s good to see people affected by the changes landing back on their feet, especially when the person in question was well-loved by her communities; we can only hope and expect that the communities for RIFT, Defiance, ArcheAge, and Trove will be as welcoming.

[Source: GamesIndustry.biz]
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Clearlee Chatterbox

Linda started on our Everquest server and I adored her for years.  Six months before her firing, I told her to get her resume up to date and start looking for another job.  Soon after that, she started defending corrupt, ridiculous ‘community standards,’ including forum bannings and contending that “Asian Plat Farmer” was “racist.”   Such hypocrisy makes for a good EMPLOYEE, but there’s no way her behavior represented good COMMUNITY service.  People need to remember who pays their salaries.  I hope she finds her backbone for you all.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

enamelizer The contributors to this gaming news blog really ride on an even keel and strive to be fair even when voicing their disappointment, and the comments section is well moderated and equally as fair, so I think it’s a nice non-cesspool where the game developers and fans alike can feel safe posting and returning to reply and post again.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

Sargonnax Yup. Elrar was awesome, but I would indeed be totally happy to welcome Brasse in his stead.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

Trion REALLY needs someone like her, especially now. Smooth sailing Brasse!

Alyndale
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Alyndale

Congratulations Brasse! May you bring your unique style to the Trion community and may they welcome you warmly!

Rebel Engie
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Rebel Engie

Good for her and +1 for Trion.

Lctwo
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Lctwo

I really enjoy reading positive news about folks who’ve found themselves on the rough side of this brutally competitive and insecure industry.

Lysrin
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Lysrin

Certainly wish Linda all the best! Still think she was a big loss for the community in EQ but no one asked me ;) But this has to be a bit of a weird shift for her eh? I mean she had created such an enduring identity as Brasse in the EQ world, will she craft a new identity with Trion? I just hope she doesn’t become one of this ridiculous (IMO) shark mounts!! lol

AdeptusEnginus
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AdeptusEnginus

A Dad Supreme Ceder AdeptusEnginus Oh, I ain’t saying that she’s going to somehow single-handedly change things. I was just saying that them trying to pick up someone well known as a good community rep might hopefully (probably not, but hopefully) mean they recognize one of their more glaring flaws and this is one of their first steps to trying to actually correct it for a change and turn things around.

Seems like a pipe dream, but eh, a pipe dream worth holding on to in my opinion.

GeoffreyTillman
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GeoffreyTillman

WildarX That is really a nasty thing to say. Even if you don’t know the person in question.