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Bill Roper Interview

The Bill Roper Interview on 1Up is a Q&A with the cofounder of Flagship Studios about the developer that is in essence deceased at this point, as well as thoughts on Diablo III and other topics later on. As to the subject of Flagship, they ask about what he can discuss (at one point he makes a pointed reference to Hanbitsoft not honoring their nondisclosure agreements), and he describes efforts at paying off institutions and employees still owed money by Flagship and the attempts to save the company from going under. His comment about losing the Mythos IP, indicates he thinks the new owners got less than they bargained for:

Yeah. But I think part of it is -- the challenge they face is -- it's like if somebody says, "Hey, I made you a loan against your Ferrari, [and] now the loan's due, so I want the Ferrari." And I say, "Great, here's a box of parts, because I didn't actually finish building the car yet." So they have it, but it's not done, and they don't have any of the engineers that were there that know how to build the game or use the tools or use the tech or anything. So yes, you have it, but you have it where it is, which isn't done yet. It's a lot different from a movie. With a film you can say, "Here's all the footage. Get some competent guys with an Avid system, and you could piece something together. Go shoot some more scenes. Release the film." Totally different situation here. There isn't just a quick way you can slap something together. So I think that they're facing a big challenge: How to actually get a shippable title out of this without that team being there anymore. Unfortunately, it isn't something we didn't kind of warn them about. We said, "We want to know what you guys will do." We had transition service agreements that we have done everything we can to fulfill. Flagship at this point is unable to actually provide those transition services. I don't have programmers anymore, or artists to work on the title, but we provided them with all the personal contact information with anyone they wanted. After that the onus is on them as far as whether or not to bring those people in.

49. Also, Bill Aug 19, 2008, 20:55 Creston
You're really really really really REALLY fucking bad at "doing business."

I would recommend that when you inevitably start up another game, because apparently there are always investors more than willing to fork over cash to retards like you, you have someone with a little more business smarts handle the business side.

Because you make the Phantom guys look like Donald fucking Trump.

Also, way to go, Jeff Green of 1UP, for being able to get all those questions out while Bill's cock was firmly embedded in your throat. I'm glad 90% of your questions were "what will happen to the poor bank/publisher/korean douchebags?" when you are a GAMING site, and you know, your readers might have wanted to hear a bit more about what Bill Roper was going to do for the fucking GAMERS that bought his ridiculous piece of shit.


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