Posted by Andy in Uncategorized - September 27th, 2009

Hawesome in a CanHey everyone! Ignore the horrible photo of me in the last post. There are way better pictures of me on the web.

As Dan introduced, I am Andy Moore (“weasel”), professional Community Designer and Manager. I’m a big fan of Cortex Command, and have been following it for years. I’ll be the BatPhone – the direct line to the Commissioner that you, the fans, can pick up at any time. I’m active in the forums and on IRC as well, and am trying to crank up the level of transparency you guys see.

In my travels I’ve found that many indie developers love to have a community, and love to have a fan following – but detest the level of commitment and the hours of work it takes to put into keeping it running smoothly. Most devs simply want to concentrate on making the game, and not deal with all the emotional issues that come up with forum drama and constant email requests. That’s where I step in!

another_telling_image_description_youwin2I’m hoping to post here very regularly – maybe get it down to once per day, but we’ll see how much content I’m able to generate. Dan suggested I tease you guys with some new art, so I’ve clipped two bits of it into this post. I’ll reveal the rest of the image over the coming days. 🙂

If anyone wants to get in touch with me – the best bet is the forums or IRC. I’m happy to share my email address though: andy@datarealms.com. Drop me a line if you want to discuss anything – it might take me weeks to get back to you, but I will try to write back to everyone.

In the coming weeks I’ll see about slapping together some videos, interviews, get some long-standing questions answered, and see what other media I can come up with. Peace out.

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30 Responses to “Introducing: Me”

  1. tons0phun - # September 27th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Good to have you aboard, Andy! 🙂

  2. Alexander - # September 27th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Yep, that picture is way better… this is going to be interesting.
    haha.

  3. Phatmonkey - # September 27th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Daily? Thats awesome. Thanks for being here.

  4. Block - # September 27th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Hell yeessss!

  5. HyperKUltra - # September 27th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    A Saiyan Jamaican?

  6. tim i am cool - # September 27th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    data is teh suxzorz at posting data LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOOLOLOLLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  7. Faram45 - # September 27th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Finally!
    A specialized war reporter!

  8. Thor - # September 27th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Legit questions to satisfy my curiosity:

    1) How many and (if you want to share) which communities are you currently–uh–managing?
    2) When you say professional, I assume you mean for money, correct?

  9. ZNESS - # September 27th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Profession, money. Good to have you here weasel, the dev log has been a little dry lately.

  10. Tomaster - # September 27th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    About time we got someone who will update the dev blogs. Anyway hi, I’ve been here awhile. I hope you’ll be very active and stuff. Also, does this mean you’ll moderate the logs as well?

  11. pieman - # September 27th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    YAY! More dev updates! Good to hear that we can expect more updates.

  12. Mooseral - # September 27th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Eh, good stuff.

    It’s a logical conclusion: if Data is not so good at or does not want to manage the community, have someone else manage the community.

    Less pressure from non-development fronts is most probably a good thing (especially if this is Data’s preference). It’ll be interesting to see how this shapes up!

    Also, is that a rooster hat? The first thing I thought when I saw it was rooster hat. Perhaps it’s a coalition rooster hat; makes all the difference.

  13. pieman - # September 27th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    The first pic looks like some sort of camera (I think I see a lens). The guy looks like he could be a ronin, or an unmasked coaliton. But probably ronin. Or… maybe we’ll be introduced to a whole new faction… 😀

  14. CrazyMLC - # September 27th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    The bottom right picture looks like a feather coalition to me.
    I guess we have new feathery friends.

  15. Foa - # September 27th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Weasel, don’t disappoint us, or we’ll crucify you in a way that best represents a the structure of something from a certain angle.

    Anyways, we need things to wank about, the previous wait left us overflowing with metaphorical sexual fluids.

  16. war_man333 - # September 28th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Good log to wake up to.
    Wait.
    What.

    I mean, good post.

    o_o

  17. Lizard - # September 28th, 2009 at 12:54 am

    It’s the fabled rastafarian batallion of the coalition forces!
    Be afraid! Be VERY afraid!

    Or it’s just a bird…

  18. Notoriety - # September 28th, 2009 at 5:10 am

    15 comments in and we have one death threat and two sexual messages. Hope you know what you signed up for!

    In all seriousness, though, I’m glad we’ll be learning more about the game’s progress soon.

  19. Kzerog - # September 28th, 2009 at 5:24 am

    Finally. This is something the website has been needing. As notoriety stated above we all hope you know what you’ve signed up for. Good luck satisfying the angry mob 🙂

  20. Ch33n - # September 28th, 2009 at 8:17 am

    All I can think of is a Dummy with feathered wings.

    wat.

  21. darksinner - # September 28th, 2009 at 9:51 am

    looks like a dude with a coalition mask and dreadlocks to me and they way the mask looks i would say its a coalition scout or something

  22. darksinner - # September 28th, 2009 at 9:53 am

    or maybe an alien hairstyle

  23. PlasmaNova - # September 28th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Well nice to meet you Andy, please keep us informed on what’s going on inside data realms.

  24. Shamman - # September 28th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Hey Andy hope you can keep the stream of updates going you’ve done a great job on overgrowth updates

  25. Andy - # September 28th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Oh no – Overgrowth wasn’t me. That was just a comparison – they do things over at Wolfire similarly to how I do them.

  26. Godless - # September 28th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Hopefully things will be more, as you say, transparent.

    I swear, I sometimes thought this game was getting vapoury with all the devlog downtime.

    Good news about the daily update. Hell, I could handle more of a “twice a week” regimen (no entendre here, move along). Anything more than once every six to eight weeks is looking good from here.

  27. Dragon239 - # September 29th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    When I saw that pic I thought of some Coalition soldier. But, no, feathers aren’t exactly part of the Coalition Army.
    Introducing some bird faction, perhaps? That could be interesting. Maybe.
    Or somebody sucks at drawing concept art <_<
    Oh: I win. Twice, apparently. (nevermind, I just lost.)

  28. Dr Victory - # September 30th, 2009 at 2:31 am

    Surely this is a Ghillie suit unit and the fronds are helmet camo’

  29. Iago - # November 23rd, 2009 at 8:22 am

    The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in this business. You’ve got to keep on working that talent. Someday I’ll reach for it and it won’t be there.

  30. Alex - # April 6th, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    It’s funny how some random guy came on here acting all official but basically all he ever did was show us a picture of himself dressed like a transsexual hahaha.