Name: James Ohlen
Title: Game Director, Star Wars: The Old Republic
Last Seen: E3 Expo Interview With J.W. Hollis
Info: Once a very public face of SWTOR, he is rarely seen or heard from. His up front attitude and frequent twitter questions were the stuff that satiated fanboy desires for game developer communication. His stories at the SWTOR Guild Summit explaining how Ewoks were almost in Endor left us in stitches. Where has he gone? Who has taken him from the hungry masses? Could he be working on secret projects? Could he be trapped on Belsavis in the Republic prison for wearing this amazing Sith Empire shirt? Could he be off saving orphans from angry tyrannosaurs in the cold mountains of mars? Inquiring minds want to know!
Name: Dallas Dickinson
Title: Director of Production, Star Wars: The Old Republic
Last Seen: Forum Post on 9/20/2012
Info: The man with the unmistakable beard has also gone missing from us, the SWTOR loving crowd. Known for his dry wit and comedic timing, one wonders if he was just too much amazing for us to handle. His flashpoint walk through videos and convention appearances were flashes of brilliance most of us will never see outside of baby laughs and romantic sunsets. The charisma that came from him is second to none and it is a noticeable absence. Days seem darker. Food tastes worse. His last words to us were as follows:
– Still periodically growing terrible facial hair
– Still producing the SWTORz
– Still beating up on Blaine Christine
– Still spelling my name like Emily Dickinson does
Peace (is a lie)
Could this be another Republic plot to take away our SWTOR loved ones, as with James Ohlen? Could rakghouls have infested both of them and quarantined them in the depths of a laboratory somewhere? Did his light shine too brightly and burned out too soon?
Name: Matthew Bromberg
Title: General Manager, BioWare Austin
Last Seen: Interview with CVG on 8/30/2012
Info: A new face to the SWTOR and BioWare Austin team compared to the previous two, he made a big splash on the scene when he took over as General Manager from the very public departure of Greg Zeschuk from BioWare. He made some great impressions at places like Gamescom the summer of 2012 but since the launch of the Cartel Market and Free To Play option, he has fallen off the radar as well. Could Dr. Z have recruited him to come work on his beer projects? Was he absorbed into Dallas Dickinson’s beard? Is he a robot specially designed by EA that must remain indoors to avoid rain damage? Did he himself go free to play and he is only allowed out in public if he pays a micro transaction?
Have you seen these men? Let us know, TORWarriors! Keep your eyes and ears open! We must find out where they are! In all seriousness, we loved talking to and hearing from all three of these men and look forward to doing so again soon, so if you guys are listening, give us a call!