Sunday, May 4th, 2014
Issue: 2   Editor: FlameS


ShyGuy Exit Interview FlameS

After a long time adding value to this mostly great community one of its true shining stars has decided to reduce the impact he has on us, the now ex HDO and Buzz Editor ShyGuy decided to stand down from both positions just a week ago. His departure from the HDO position was rather hushed, and was only noticed by seeing his usually bright yellow name being a plain white on the users online list. ShyGuy notified us of his departure as Buzz Editor in his editorial notes of the very first issue of the Buzz in round 8.

His quick and quiet departure left lots of questions with the community, this style of departure usually has a story to go with it. I grabbed ShyGuy for this article that I have deemed his exit interview to bring you as much of the story as I could.

I started out by thanking him on behalf of us in the Buzz team and on behalf of all of us in the community that he has helped in one way or another, either by answering questions and resolving issues or by bringing a little more enjoyment into the game through his services to the Buzz. ShyGuy replied in his usual modest self;

“Haha, thank you very much. Also a big thanks for all those others who messaged me and posted all those nice things on the Forum! It was my pleasure.”

I have decided to leave the interview in full for you to browse through below;

FlameS wrote:
Well I am in a privileged position to ask you the question we are desperate to have answered - what happened to your bright yellow jacket, did you take it off or was it removed?

ShyGuy wrote:
I took it off in a conversation with the Staff. I am unsatisfied about a lot of things and I lost all my ambitions at the Help Desk.

FlameS wrote:
I see, this wouldn't be a successful interview unless I asked you to please elaborate slightly, what sort of things are you unsatisfied about?

ShyGuy wrote:
I already saw that one coming. I am very unsatisfied about the communication of the Elite Guard. When features are bugged, the Elite Guard expects players to create Help Tickets. As a Moderator I would create a topic on the Game Forum, explaining that a feature is bugged and what is going to happen in order to fix it. The fact that a completely bugged feature (the new crew feature) got introduced and players had to wait days for a proper update is unacceptable and I refuse to take part of this way of working. Finally, there are also some so called ''unsolved differences'', which made me resign as a Help Desk Operator.

FlameS wrote:
Well I appreciate you may not have been completely satisfied by the staff on the game, but there are players within this community that can genuinely benefit from your experience, was there a part of you that wanted to stay for them?

ShyGuy wrote:
Definitely, but keeping the players satisfied is not, and never was, my responsibility.

FlameS wrote:
Can you give any advice for those players out there that would like to help improve the game, perhaps even by looking to take a yellow jacket themselves?

ShyGuy wrote:
Be active on the Forum, be a nice person and most important; be yourself. Please do keep in mind that it is an ungrateful and selfish job.

FlameS wrote:
In what way is it a selfish job?

ShyGuy wrote:
When you are part of the Buzz Team you actually part of a team. I never had a teamfeeling at the Help Desk, just a group of individuals.

FlameS wrote:
Understood.

Well Mr ShyGuy, I want to conclude this interview by asking you to summarise what you hope to achieve from your future on this game now, and what you most look forward to doing that perhaps you couldn't do in yellow?

ShyGuy wrote:
To be honest I don't have any ambitions on Bootleggers anymore. That doesn't mean I am going to quit. I am just here to have some fun and keep making some friends.

FlameS wrote:
Thank you very much for the interview, and again on behalf of our community - thank you.




Obviously a disagreement with staff was inevitably the cause of his sudden departure from his more professional involvement in the game. But this article is not going to try and delve deeper into any issues ShyGuy was hinting at, I hope you will join me in saying – Thanks ShyGuy.

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