DayZ creator Dean Hall to leave Bohemia at the end of the year, return to NZ

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By on February 25, 2014 at 8:12 am

Although Dean ‘Rocket’ Hall has often spoken about stepping down from leading DayZ development eventually, he’s finally put a date in place: the end of 2014. At that time, he will return to his home of New Zealand to continue development on his own projects.

“I am a grenade,” explained Hall to Eurogamer. “I have a specific use. I’m really good at risk-taking and making other people take risks, I’ve always been good at that in my life. Like you say, maybe I’ve got the gift of the gab, so I can talk, I can explain something, I can talk people up to the ledge and get them to jump off it.”

“That’s what I did with DayZ; I’ve done it twice now – two new code teams have separately done it. But eventually, that’s the bad person to have. Eventually, you don’t want the guy telling you to go over the top and get through. So at some point I’ll be a disaster for the project, at least in a leadership role.”

Hall also mentioned that he never originally intended to be in Prague for as long as he had, with his original six-month break spiralling out to three years.

“It’s not like I haven’t said this before,” Hall later added on Reddit. “Prague isn’t my home, I’ve stayed here one and half years longer than I planned so far, in the end I’ll have been away for three years when I planned to be away six months. I don’t speak czech, for starters! That’s not easy and not fun.”

Source: Eurogamer, Reddit (thanks Jamie)

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Good riddance Dean ‘George Lucas’ Hall.

 

Harsh, man.

 

jme,

Lol I dunno … I mean he’s bad but is he THAT bad?

 

“I feel like DayZ is a fundamentally flawed concept,”

I wonder if there will be any backlash from that comment from Bohemia. I understand that he wants to move but I think that comment is a pretty shitty thing to say when so many people have supported the game even though its still just in alpha and probably made him a fair chunk of money.

 

jme,

It’s pretty miserable that you are judging a mans entire body of work solely from his failures.

George Lucas gave us star wars and Indiana Jones ( Both good and bad )

Rocket gave us the Day-Z mod ( good ) and is currently making the SA ( which could go either way ).

 

schrapple,

Geroge Lucas post star wars … because he hasn’t done anything half good since then.

 

schrapple:
jme,

It’s pretty miserable that you are judging a mans entire body of work solely from his failures.

George Lucas gave us star wars and Indiana Jones ( Both good and bad )

Rocket gave us the Day-Z mod ( good ) and is currently making the SA ( which could go either way ).

But hating people who are greatly more successful than oneself is cool, man.

 

matty,

Ha ha ha, love it. It also helps dull the sting of ones own miserable failure to achieve anything.

 

I’ll be frank, I don’t like the man. His “gift of the gab” is precisely why and the sh#t that comes out of it sometimes just astounds me.

Yes he did good work on the mod but to turn around and say that it’s a fundamentally flawed concept is just… I’m lost for words, in his hands it might be flawed but put the project into someone who’s more capable and it could be ground breaking. (if they used a better engine)

/rant

 

I was unsure about that “gift of the gab” comment too. He doesn’t seem particularly charismatic and started to lash out at the public with sarcastic remarks when they started hounding him.

Doesn’t seem like someone with all their points in speech, at least.

 

I think he is confusing persuasiveness with salesmanship.

 

matty: I was unsure about that “gift of the gab” comment too.

I think the facts that he himself claimed to possess “the gift of the gab” as well as spruiking that he is “really good at” X and Y indicate that he does not possess “the gift of the gab” at all.

 

jme,

Why are you so jealous of him then?

 

schrapple,

That’s news to me.

 

jme,

Repressed also.

 

Hello again games.on.net readers to today’s bickering match, where 2 opponents respond to perceived personal attacks over and over again until one of them stops checking back in!
Hope you enjoy the show!

 

schrapple,

Do you Bulk Bill or will I have to pay a gap for this psychoanalysis?

 

tacitus42:
Hello again games.on.net readers to today’s bickering match, where 2 opponents respond to perceived personal attacks over and over again until one of them stops checking back in!
Hope you enjoy the show!

Best read in the voice of George Ledoux.

 

Well aren’t you lot a bunch of charming people. Good luck to him I say and I look forward to seeing what he comes up with in the future.

To be honest I think he’s handled the rise to ‘power’ pretty damn well. He released a mod and it blew up quicker than he possibly could have imagined. I don’t care who you are, that kind of attention, albeit a good thing, is terribly stressful stuff, and being able to pull it off with minimal gaffes is damn near impossible. On top of that having to deal with all the asses on the internet sticking it to him every chance they get because he said or did something that rustled their jimmies.

 

This is great. A tirade of nonsense about Dean Halls words, covering up some deep seated hatred of DayZ, or zombies, or Dean, or perhaps even New Zealanders? Who knows.

Anyone who likes DayZ should be playing DayZ right now and leave these jerk offs here to hang shit on Dean by themselves. Joining game now…

 
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