Topic-icon Interview: Standing Stone on LOTRO, DDO, and Daybreak

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2 months 5 days ago #44494 by Kazara
massivelyop.com/2017/01/20/massively-op-interview-standing-stone-on-lotro-ddo-and-daybreak/

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Why did Standing Stone decide to go with Daybreak over other publishers in the games industry? What did they offer that others didn't? Or did better?

Jerry Snook: It was a good arrangement for everyone involved, and Daybreak has experience in this kind of game transition.

Does Daybreak own any part of Standing Stone or has it provided funding?

Rob Ciccolini: Financial terms are not something we want to make public, but we can say it is a traditional funding arrangement for the game industry.

In a hypothetical situation, say Daybreak folded tomorrow. How would that impact Standing Stone? Do you have the freedom to switch publishers if need be?

Jerry Snook: Let's face it, that's an unlikely scenario. This isn't really something we are able to provide a formal answer to, as it isn't something we're worried about.

You can't provide an answer as to whether or not you have the ability to change publishers if your studio wanted or needed to?

Jerry Snook: We're talking high-level legal stuff, so it's probably better to leave these kind of questions to them.

How many employees does Standing Stone have? Are they split firmly between teams or do some personnel overlap?

Jerry Snook: We were fortunate to be able to bring over our live teams and add some additional personnel. In general, the teams are split in a way where we work as separate teams with the ability to do some overlap as the demands of upcoming releases require. There are also some shared resources like community, eCommerce, and art. (We don't provide specific head counts, though, sorry.)

How many former Turbine employees made the jump to Standing Stone?

Jerry Snook: All of the employees who worked on the LOTRO and DDO teams moved over to Standing Stone Games.

Why did Standing Stone elect not to buy the Asheron's Call games and bring them over as well?

Jerry Snook: We are not able to speak about Asheron's Call-related questions. Those questions should be relayed to Turbine.

So you can't speak to private servers either?

Jerry Snook: No, sorry.

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2 months 4 days ago #44502 by Temploiter
Sounds like a legal nightmare.

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