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Hillary “Pokket” Nicole joins BioWare as new Community Coordinator

Yesterday BioWare introduced a new member to the community team. Hillary “Pokket” Nicole now joines the team as new Community Coordinator. Her role will be to help maintain relationships with fan sites, streamers, guilds, and any other aspect of the SWTOR community.

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randomass171737d ago

The message is nice enough and I dig the hair. Here's hoping she does a quality job.

papashango736d ago (Edited 736d ago )

"Now that we have a pretty & hip woman community coordinator the neckbeards will accept us again"

-Bioware Management

SonyWarrior736d ago

she doesn't look pretty to me. She looks rather appalling

NiteX736d ago

@SonyWarrior

I bet she's a really pretty girl without that awful make up and green hair.

mikeslemonade736d ago

Bioware is gonna flop this gen. Mass Effect 1 is in my top 5 games last gen and there's noway they will make it to my top this gen again. Destiny holds that's spot.

Rhaigun736d ago

So, they get rid of, Chris "Evil" Priestly, whom everyone loved, and replace him with this?

DragonKnight736d ago

@SonyWarrior: You forgot to put your glasses on. She's quite an attractive woman.

@Rhaigun: The patriarchy at work. Am I right?

Rhaigun736d ago

@DragonKnight

No. You are not. Regardless of what the sex of an employee is, shouldn't the first basis of getting a job be experience in said field of work?

DragonKnight736d ago

@Rhaigun: My point flew right over your head it seems.

Also "Regardless of what the sex of an employee is, shouldn't the first basis of getting a job be experience in said field of work?"

Say hello to Affirmative Action.

My point was mocking the fact that there are those that believe men are purposely keeping women out of _____ field when things like this happen. Here a woman with no experience in the job is replacing a guy with a lot of experience in the job.

Can't 100% say for sure that it's BECAUSE she's a woman, but others have already made that conclusion based on available evidence. Which makes me redirect you to Affirmative Action. Or possibly "blatant PR move."

Rhaigun736d ago

@DraginKnight

I know full well what Affirmative Action is. A better question for you would be, does Canada have functioning Right to Work laws, or would this be considered as Wrongful Termination?

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Anthotis736d ago (Edited 736d ago )

Maybe she can do a better job of informing the devs what the SWTOR community actually want, assuming they're even listening anymore.

..and yes, that is a snazzy hair-do.

egidem736d ago

I'm beginning to think that he does this intentionally.

Activemessiah737d ago (Edited 737d ago )

Because Ubisoft couldn't afford to pay her... would take serious resources and time.

randomass171737d ago (Edited 737d ago )

Is that before or after Insomniac totally one-ups them? :P

Kevlar009736d ago

They'd have to hire a new mo-cap actress on top of everything

randomass171736d ago

Ubisoft makes millions on Assassin's Creed every year. They can definitely afford it.

whybag736d ago

@randomass
That's the joke.

MRMagoo123736d ago

There is still a swtor community ? I thought they all went back to wow after a month. Good luck to her, I cant imagine it will be hard coordinating a couple hundred subs tho lol.

thehobbyist736d ago

Uhm, it's still a thriving community. You don't go anywhere in the game(That isn't a private mission) without seeing other players around.

Iffyrhyme736d ago

I'm a gamer and don't know this chick. Is she someone important for me to care?

thehobbyist736d ago (Edited 736d ago )

She's a model who has good(Not great, but good) gaming videos.
She herself, is not especially important. But what is important is that after a quick google search I find nothing to suggest she's done any sort of community management/coordination of any kind in the past.
So this seems to be a first attempt and it'll be interesting to see how that turns out.
Good luck to her.

MonkeyOne736d ago

At least Bioware hired somebody who knows something about gaming (especially MMO's) instead of some "professional" consultant or analyst who played their last video game when Atari was big.

Go Pokket.

DragonKnight736d ago

So then BioWare agreed with her personal choice to objectify herself as a model who does games, and hired her without any qualifications for the job in terms of the job description.

Dat Patriarchy.

Snakester95736d ago (Edited 736d ago )

I worked alongside her for a bit a couple years ago, she used to do a lot of work for MMORPG.com. Mostly video work from what I recall, potentially some written.

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