A new post has appeared on the Wildstar forums from the President of Carbine Studios, Jeremy Gaffney, in which he states that he will be leaving the company and explains his reasons for doing so. The typical what's, how's and but's are totally avoided as Jeremy Gaffney gives a heart-felt message explaining his decision.
I have a personal “no bullshit” policy (which I think I’ve infused Carbine with as well), so let me give some context here without getting too personal.
“Focusing on family” is most often, in my opinion, a horseshit excuse you hear from executive types (usually departing with a forcible shove).
In my case, it is part of my reason for stepping down - through 2013, my wife and I lost six members of our families to various reasons – mostly cancer. I myself was diagnosed at the end of last year with a fatal-if-untreated form of skin cancer. I had let it go untreated/undiagnosed for over 9 months while focusing on work instead. I dodged a bullet; surgery was successful and I’m cancer-free - but (if you ever go through anything similar you’ll know) that’s a hell of a wake-up call.
We would like to wish all the best for Jeremy and his family moving forward.