EVE Online Senior Community Manager CCP Falcon departs CCP Games

    
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It’s safe to say that EVE Online hasn’t had the smoothest history of dealing with its playerbase throughout the game’s 16-year life, having endured high-profile scandals and periods of intense backlash from players. MMOs as involved as EVE Online live and die on the strength of their communities, and serving that community for the past seven years has been Senior Community Manager Paul “CCP Falcon” Elsy.

Elsy announced that he’s leaving CCP Games in a twitter post today, putting the community team in the hands of CCP Dopamine and the recently hired CCP Convict. Though Elsy didn’t go into his reasons for leaving CCP but he seems to be leaving the company on positive terms and confirmed that he doesn’t yet know what’s next for his career.

Elsy was one of just two members of the original community team in Reykjavik retained back when heavy layoffs gutted the department in 2017, the other being CCP Guard who departed CCP earlier this year. Originally a veteran EVE player before joining CCP, Elsy was often hailed by players as someone who understood the core of what EVE was designed to be and one of the few willing to engage with the community on places such as Reddit. He’s been a key part of organising the EVE World Tour this year and will be sorely missed as a community manager.

Source: Twitter

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Techno Wizard

Falcon, you say? O7 salute!

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PanagiotisLial1

What is weird is several left last year+ for personal reasons and on good terms.My guess is apart from the personal reasons the job-spot may had become less attractive aka pay cuts probably since PE bought them

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Kurt Shadle

Och that’s going to be a blow for CCP.

O7 Falcon and best of luck in your next post!

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Wilhelm Arcturus

Whatever you have to say about CCP Falcon, you cannot dispute that he cared deeply for EVE Online.

CCP put up a job listing for a Community Developer for EVE Online based in Iceland, so id does not seem like his position was eliminated. He may have just decided it was time to move on.

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Alex Willis

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Falcon did good work, even though some community members thought he betrayed them. Honestly though, this sense of betrayal is the same thing you see when someone goes from staff into management. But he was actually super-helpful at facilitating loreful discussions, and he had a good reputation among some roleplaying communities.