CCP Soundwave Announces Departure to Riot

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Wow. Soundwave was the last person I thought would depart CCP...c'est la vie.
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There are no soundwaves in space...
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Enjoy the traffic in Dublin.
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Your Sound will be mised
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Come on Soundwave ... admit it ... you're only leaving CCP so you can actively play Eve once again :POn a serious note : You shall be missed but not forgotten!fly safe my friend o7
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I am a sad panda.
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In space: Only Soundwave can hear you scream.
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o7You will be missed mate.
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see you in coppers bud o7
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Is he going back to goons? Whats his char name?
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Eve is dying ™
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Would you say he's, transforming?(oh god what a terrible pun)
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Abaddon Ship!
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Soundwave...;_;7
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Best of luck dev spacebro - I was hoping' you'd get a title-shot of having full control on a EVE major patch. Regardless, best of luck - you will be missed.
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At least he's moving to a land with better beer.
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I see what you did there
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Good bye CCP Cashflow
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How long until we're back to awesome(tm) now that he's not around to hold them by their ears?
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PLEASE PLEASE "rebalance" Lol and destroy the game Dota2 for LYFE
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From the way he signed off on the Alliance Tournament broadcast it was obvious that the possibility was on his mind. Good Luck Soundwave!
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why soundwave whywhy
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Welcome home. We kept VFK warm for you.
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RIP
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DO League of Legends devs get silly dev names as well and will we see the rise of RIOT Soundwave?
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lol Riot
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Yes, they do
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Welp, EVE's fucked.
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welcom back bro
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The only thing that I could ever say to make since here is:o7 and Fly Safe CCP Soundwave.
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Later soundwave, have fun.
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All his stuff is probably in Scalding Pass.
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It makes sense why they were making it clear it was his last.
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o7 m8. I hope there will be some farewell event.
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Damn it DT that wasn't the point :)
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So much times this.
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Does this mean we need to go conquer Scalding Pass now?
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Damn didn't expect this news :/ you shall be missed soundwave!
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He might take over the fan section, because Nikasaur departed from Riot.
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Stoffer Ninjapirate i think...
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o7meightnice knowing you EVE-O.So, when does star citizen come out?
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Riot Games is worse than Zynga.
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More or less the #1 employee of CCP is leaving! GL Soundwave!
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well at least his views on paying out the arse for in game items and advances will match that of riot :D
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How can you leave CCP to go work for a shit game like LOL? Totally rubbish.
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Somewhere in the universe, he's stashed away an ungodly amount of riches which he will 'happen to stumble upon' once he resumes his merciless in-game persona.
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Never.
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Thank you for making EVE suck less.
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He's going back to FinFleet
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Dublin, cool. Welcome to Ireland.
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What in the actual fuck?
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What a grim Revelation!
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A terrifying Nightmare! /o\
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I really hope he keeps Soundwave.
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And who will be the Lead Designer now? And, are there any news on finding a Executive Producer?
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Curses!
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CCP Mintchip, ofc.
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This man has done great things with Eve Online.o7 CCP Soundwave
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o7m8
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I thought he said, after the AT, that he was not leaving :/** found it **https://forums.eveonline.com/d...
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I remember the Incarna debacle. No fucks given for his departure.
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One Goonie down! I'll bet he's being fired because of insider deals and favors he's been doing for the Goons for years. Good riddance maggot! You won't be missed.
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https://forums.eveonline.com/d..."... than wait for things to go downhill.Anyway, thanks everyone!"edit: too late!
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Finally, buttwave departs CCP!!!! Time to throw a fucking party!
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Did CCP tell him no when he applied for the exec producer position? Feeling his opportunities for advancement were limited, he had to go?
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O7
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first mittens, then sreegs now soundwave... the great goonpurge :tinfoil:
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He didn't leave with Malice, i'll give him that.
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Damn...I have mixed feelings about this.I enjoy playing LoL, and I love playing Eve..but I Hate LoL's community and don't want Soundwave being a part of the company that is behind my hatred...Damnit.Well, good luck
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Some of the most successful, like Incarna.
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Why won't dolan leave ;_;
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Isn't that WoW? Neither of which I have found to be any fun.
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Except Riot doesn't abandon games they work on. They listen to the community, post frequently on the forums, spend millions to support esports, and are known for being one of the better places to work at. LoL isn't a terrible game, either (at least compared to farmville). Sure, it may look super simple and casual, but once you get past the surface it gets extremely deep (kinda like super smash bros).They don't create a few dozen games just for the sake of riding the new cash cow bandwagon, they're sticking with League of Legends because they don't need to make anything else (and LoL started a bandwagon, not the other way around).
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For Soundwave's career advancement, it's a massive step up.EVE: 500K playerbase maximum, and largely concentrated. LoL: tens of millions of players spread worldwide. Which looks like a better career move for him?
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Time to nyx this.
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Do the words 'burn out' and 'seeking greener pastures' ring a bell to you?
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No! This cannot be!
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Not too mention his experience hosting tournaments. I would not doubt if he starts MCing LoL tourneys. He has a great sense of humour and a good ability to conduct a panel commentators.
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You really are a shit stirrer, aren't you? Always looking for the angle...
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So, now that Sreegs and Soundwave are gone, who are the tin-foilers going to blame for the goons being on top?
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On another note, when he left, he flipped a state of a few bits on TQ and is now Internet spaceship trillionaire.
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Thanks for trying Soundwave, we know you tried to make it a better game.Good luck with RIOT.
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His sense of humor comes second to the fake laughs of his admirers..
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He was very Devoter'd
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Dead? Not quite yet; this one's a real Thrasher!
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So DOTA was what, exactly?
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Maybe this thread is like a Phoenix and will always rise from it's own ashes.
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Or dumbed down eve for the past 5 years, depends on your point of view
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Well you don't have to be so Moros about it.
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Soundwave's not a vagabond, he's just a pilgrim of the art.
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I remember the Incarna debacle, guess what, I got the fuck over it considering how much better the game has gotten under his watch.
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Soundwave was probably lured away by the prospect of more silver, just like any gaming magnate.
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That only means he knows better than his peers about what to do and what NOT to do.
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When a Goon leaves CCP development, it is a good day.
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Saying GG easy results in a permaban in LOLThats pretty bad IMOhttp://forums.euw.leagueoflege...
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u mad
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R.I.P. CCP LOL
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God of Eve has left us :'(
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What about "Woundsave" ? lol
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I hope he cleared the CCP wallet ;-)
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Soundwave leaving? Surprising revelation. I mean he was with CCP for like an aon. But what a backstabber... I had a nightmare about this. I knew, it was a bad omen.But why Dublin? Why not some sunny place with dancing cheetah girls? Well, maybe he was drunk, nightwahlking home, saying: "Hel, I-shkurd'nt think of shomethin' betta!"Anyway, he was a real gem for CCP (forgotten which one). Bye bye blackbird!
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If you would have been to game conferences stalking your developers :) .. You would see Soundwave at 2 places... LOL and EVE counters.. Soundwave has been on the league of Developers server for a few years. :)
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I am sure he will be back in the swarm aka do you think he was out ? At game conferences people would ask him what alliance should they join and he would tell people there was a eve alliance on somethingaweful. He did not say Goonswarm but hey there is nothing wrong with that.

CCP Soundwave, who has been with CCP for five years, today announced his departure for Riot Games. Soundwave was well known in the Eve community, first as an Eve TV presenter, then rising to Lead Designer. Today he announced via Facebook that he would be leaving CCP for the Dublin office of Riot Games and focusing on League of Legends: 

More than half a decade ago, I packed my bags and moved to Iceland to work for CCP. It’s been an incredible five years, working for a company I love, on a game I love. Not a lot of people get that opportunity, but I did and I’ll always be grateful that CCP let me work at a place where I’d get up every morning and be happy to go to work.

You can’t do the same thing forever though and I feel like after more than five years, it’s time to try something new. So I’m packing my bags again and moving to Dublin, where I’ll be joining Riot games to work on League of Legends. 

I feel a bit lucky that I get to work on not just one of my favorite games, but two of them. I don’t think I could have asked for anything more and it’s pretty humbling to go from one love to another. A few years ago, my overwhelming interest was the EVE universe; now it’s League of Legends and the competitive scene there. To everyone at CCP, it’s been wonderful and I would happily do it all over again. To everyone at Riot, I’ll see you soon.

We wish Soundwave the best in his future endeavors; Eve players will no doubt wonder who the next lead designer will be, as Soundwave presided over some of the most successful expansions in Eve's history.  

The Mittani
Goonswarm Federation CEO, Space Tyrant. Likes yoga, Alaskan Malamutes, bacon, and delegation.