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Gamers rage over Mighty No. 9 hiring a woman community manager

Inafune has done the unthinkable and hired a woman who isn't completely familiar with the Mega Man franchise as the game’s community manager (gasp!)

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GenericNameHere1262d ago

"hired a woman who isn't completely familiar with the Mega Man franchise as the game’s community manager"

Well, that's not too bad. Does she at least know anything about videogames and old school platformers?

pat_11_51262d ago

She's a community manager, I don't think experience with the genre really matters that much.

Ultr1262d ago

She actually is an artist at the studio there...

ScubbaSteve1262d ago

From what I've seen about this story they weren't really complaining she was a woman. They were worried because she's a feminist and went on the forum complaining about them needing to change the characters to be female and then the company hired her as a community manager. Which is fine, but she tweeted that she was designing the robots all day which made many of the kick starter investors worried again.

The company however said she isn't really doing that so everyone's getting in a huff about nothing and the gaming journalist sites are trying to spin it out to get some hits.

All in all there's nothing wrong with women working for a developer, there's nothing wrong with women characters in a game, but you might want choose a spokesperson that doesn't have an agenda and is going to stick to the company script.

rdgneoz31262d ago

And if you want to edit the quote from the story used to: "Inafune has done the unthinkable and hired a person who isn't completely familiar with the Mega Man franchise as the game’s community manager." Then I could see why people might be worried (it's nice when people actually have knowledge of what they're working with), let alone her rants about wanting to change the characters.

Kcube901262d ago

Actually they are not mad that she is a woman, they are complaining because she is talking about changing the character, the reason she got hired because she is either friends with someone at the company or dating one of the people working on the game, she also has not really played a mega man game; yet she is the community manager and she is helping with character design, so yeah I can understand the legitimate issue with the complaints.

yewles11262d ago

*gran* We'll never be taken seriously at this rate...

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XiSasukeUchiha1262d ago

Gamers Chill if she doesn't know anytime about games then i might well be pissed

HighResHero1262d ago (Edited 1262d ago )

So is there any relevance to this or is this just more flamebait sensationalist nonsense?
I have a hard time believing too many gamers would have a problem with a (decent, QUALIFIED) woman being community manager.

admiralvic1262d ago

Apparently she isn't familiar with the MM franchise, which worries people. To me, that seems like a legitimate beef. It's hard to justify why you should manage a community you don't know much about. Especially a more niche game like Mighty No. 9.

rainslacker1261d ago

Isn't she working on the game though? She probably knows more about it than many of the people who are "raging" against her.

And no, you don't really need to know anything about the subject matter to manage a community. Community manager just puts everything in place for the community to talk to one another, and help with special stuff that is directed by those in charge.

The guy who ran the PS blog for so long(his name escapes me) probably didn't know about 1/100th of the things Sony was doing at the time he started. I'm sure it'll be the same now that he's moved over to MS. He'll get up to speed, just like this woman likely will if she's qualified to run a community.

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