Robert Bowling (FourZeroTwo) has publicly declared his resignation from Infinity Ward and already the community acts as if a war has been won.
Today, I resign from my position as Creative Strategist of Call of Duty, as a lead of Infinity Ward, and as an employee of Activision.— Robert Bowling ([MENTION=32993]four[/MENTION]zerotwo) March 26, 2012
Are we going through this again? Someone who has been the face of one of the most popular franchises in video games and you publicly celebrate their resignation? I love how the majority of people feel they could manage a community of several million better than Josh Olin (JD 2020) or Robert Bowling (FourZeroTwo).
This isnít just some hobby that they did for yearsÖ this was their jobs. Day in and day out they worked to give you the best experience they could. Theyíre one person at a company of, I believe, thousands of employees.
They canít control everything. They are employees at large corporation given directive from executives and management. You are absolutely out of your fucking mind if you donít think they go to bat for the community in their meetings with what we want. But at the end of the day they are employees of a large corporation and you support what your company decides to do regardless of if you agree with it personally (so long as itís an ethical decision).
Robert has spent 7 years being the punching bag for IW and Call of Duty. If you think you can hold a candle to the job heís done, by all means submit your resume. I would love to see you respond to EVERY SINGLE PERSON that you claim is his job to doÖ quite frankly you would fail miserably if you even think thatís possible.
Done with my rant, my $0.02.