I, me, Mark Jacobs, am not *that* Marc Jacobs, but rather a guy who has been making online games since back in the days of acoustic couplers, Dec-10s and can sadly remember the days of running through reams and reams and reams of paper playing the original Adventure game on old paper terminals (the names of whom I’ve happily forgotten).
If you’re reading this blog for heavenly insight, flowery prose and even decent grammar, you’re in the wrong place. I write as I speak and I don’t have a lot of time to spend on such stuff, especially these days. If you decide to stay anyway, I promise not to intentionally bore you and I’ll do my best to start a fire here and there. I do love movies/television/books so expect to see lots of references and bad puns whenever I can work them in there. Oh, I was also a failed (a polite way of saying I went down in flames, crashed on the highway and then was run over by a herd (or is it gaggle) of semis) standup comedian.
Oh, and I apologize for ToA, the nerfing of your favorite class in DAoC as well as the extinction of the dinosaurs and anything else that people love to lay at my feet, goes with the job description. I’m the former co-founder, former GM (General Manager, not Game Master, wiseguys) and former VP of Mythic Entertainment (an Electronic Arts studio).
Also, I won’t trash other developers (99.9% of the time), other publishers and other MMORPGs. So, if you’re hoping I’ll do that here, don’t waste your time. I’m planning to talk about a bunch of stuff but I won’t be breaking with my long-standing traditions.
Oh, and here’s a disclaimer, what I say here are my own opinions, thoughts and nothing more. I’m not speaking for Mythic, EA (now, more than ever) or the Pope when I’m posting here unless I put on my special tin-foil hat, wave my magic wand and say Presto Chango. I haven’t set up this blog to do CM, M&Ms and though it may seem so at times, S&M, I’ve set it up to have a little fun, say some things and occasionally talk to people.
So, if you want to leave a comment, feel free but don’t expect me to answer all of them especially if you’re looking for me to do what I do on the forums like the Vault and IGN. However, I will read them all and I’ll try to answer some of them as time permits.