View Full Version : MRJ Leaves Raven

02-03-2002, 09:27 PM
I don't know if any of you already know this but MRJ has left Raven. Here is his quote.

Well, rather than having to deal with leaks and rumors and last-minute disclosure fallout, I will just say up front that I will be leaving Raven at the end of February. I have loved every minute (OK, well, EVERY MINUTE might be an exaggeration, no matter how great it's been...) of my almost nine years here, and leaving was a surprise to me as well since I thought *nothing* could pry me loose from here, but an opportunity has come along for me which I just can't pass up. I'd rather not get into details right away about what the new job will entail, but I can say I'll be working at another game company called Destineer Studios in Minneapolis, and at least part of the job will be the same sort of things I do for Raven - and then some.
I still plan to hang out here, and I'm not sure what if anything will happen to my moderator status, but likely my visits will taper off as the month goes by, and a short disappearance in early March is likely as I settle in up there. I also expect you lot to behave yourselves (which you actually do most of the time, which amazes me ) because until the moderator situation is settled things could get crazy here, and I'd hate to see the boards closed becuase there's no one to maintain order and the people here can't do it themselves. I expect you can pull it off if you try.
The tearing of hair and gnashing of teeth may now commence...

Thank you for all your hard work MRJ, good luck on your new job. If I may ask though, isn't Destineer a Mac porting company? Or is that just a division of it? Again thanks for all your hard work.


02-03-2002, 09:31 PM
Thank you for nine years MRJ. Also thank you Strider for bringing this to our (well at least my) attention. A sad but necessary part of being a fan.:(

02-03-2002, 10:07 PM



Man, and I barely knew him!

02-03-2002, 10:16 PM
Awwww! That sucks...he won't be able to see Jedi Outcast go into production...:(

02-03-2002, 10:21 PM
I just checked the EF forums, and saw the post by MRJ ...It really is serious... :(

To MRJ -

What little I've seen of you has shown me that you are a kind, funny, caring person, and your departure from Raven will be a great loss to all. I shall miss you greatly if you cannot continue to post here, as your comments have always added to the discussions.

I wish you great success in your new job, and much happiness in your new home :)

Au revoir, not goodbye, for I hope you can still visit from time to time...

02-04-2002, 12:01 AM

02-04-2002, 01:22 AM
we'll have to make him something special.......

02-04-2002, 09:10 AM
We already did (at the Raven Forums). We put some money together and bought him a present or two (I think it's scotch)

Originally posted by Redwing
Awwww! That sucks...he won't be able to see Jedi Outcast go into production...

Sure he will, just not from the inside.

I wonder if he'll get a free copy?
Well I guess half-free since he did half the work ;)

Also, for those who want to see it, here's the link: http://www2.ravensoft.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/012772.html

02-04-2002, 12:45 PM
I can't believe only 7 people have bothered to post. All the times you pester him to come here and most of you can't be bothered to thank him for the work he is putting into YOUR game.

Cheers MRJ, Thanks for all you've done, best regards


02-04-2002, 01:01 PM
"We're losing developers fast." :yobi: Let the Force guide your way, MRJ. :thumbsup:

02-04-2002, 01:10 PM
wardz, ive already thanked them for the game with a $50 preorder :p

I do however appreciate the time they didn't REALLY have to spend frequenting the forums.

02-04-2002, 01:41 PM
Good luck in the future MRJ :)

02-04-2002, 01:42 PM
To MRJ: Good luck to you in your future endeavors.

Darth Simpson
02-04-2002, 01:45 PM
Good luck with your new job MRJ, and thanks for your work at Raven.

Hopefully you'll come here for a JK2 game once in a while... ;)

02-04-2002, 02:37 PM
Does anyone know what MRJ plans to do in the future?? After working with Raven ANYTHING in the future will be possible :)

02-04-2002, 02:54 PM
LOL, did you not read the quote. He's going to work for Destineer Studios.


02-04-2002, 04:19 PM
I've been signed up here for ages, but I haven't been actively visiting here to realize that MRJ was even a part of Raven! Well, sorry to see you go then. Good luck with your new job!

02-05-2002, 12:51 AM
Fare thee well, MRJ...and sorry for the stupid comment I made that I now feel really ashamed of :( (if you don't know what I'm talking about, don't ask lol)

02-05-2002, 08:04 AM
I never worry too much about things like that anyway, and as a coincidence it was more funny than sad. As my mom used to say, "Think nothing of it, my little pipsqueak." ;)

Cmdr. Antilles
02-05-2002, 11:02 AM
I guess I'll say it again here...

Goodbye, MRJ... Have fun with Destineer Studios...

Sounds like a division of Disney to me... :D

(Agent007 on the Raven BBS)