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“All Gone Not” or “David Allen Strikes Back!”

Alganon lumbers on like some aged soap opera. The producers of this soap opera haven’t had a look at the ratings in a while to come to the realization that it needs to be shut down. Like now.

The newly (self)appointed head of Quest Online, Derek Smart, known for his [/sarcasm on] unrivaled subtlety and decency [/sarcasm off] has, on an occasion or two, called his predecessor David Allen incompetent and incapable of producing a quality product. Regardless of which side of the fence you are on regarding the controversy at Quest Online (or if you are anywhere near the fence), the fact that David Allen never retorted properly does strike as a little odd.

Earlier in the week however, David Allen lashed out against Derek Smart, in a somewhat delayed attempt to reattain some of the lost dignity:

“Mr. Smart began a smear campaign attacking my credibility, first privately among the investors, and then publicly. As many have read on various internet websites, Mr. Smart has made disparaging remarks concerning my professional work and comments that could lead others to question my loyalty, honesty, and ability to successfully create, build, run, and manage a multi-million dollar MMOG development company; something I have been doing successfully for over four years.”

Massively reports that Mr. Allen has also filed a civil suit against Mr. Smart for indulging in said smear campaign. In his defense, Derek Smart has been more than a little harsh and quite vocal about the professional capability of David Allen.

The irony of Derek’s last name being ‘Smart’ is deeper than the hole Alganon has found itself in as of late.

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  1. April 15, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I find this one fascinating. I don’t really see how the game is going to survive this as Allen owns 18.4% of QOL and seems to have a great case for
    - getting his assets back
    - getting compensation for being unjustly removed from his position as president of QOL
    - getting defamation damages
    - getting punitive damages.

    The total might be worth more than the game.

  2. April 16, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Derek just made himself look foolish. The game is doomed and they should all run out of the building like it is on fire. Allen might have sucked, but Derek is going to have to pay for it. The first kid might have stRted the fight, but the second one always gets in trouble. Allen started it and Derek is going to have the bad rep when it fails.

    • April 16, 2010 at 6:47 pm

      I know exactly what you mean. Shortly after he took over, one of the comments that blew me away was that he honestly believed Alganon was a great game destined for great things.

      *sigh*

  3. April 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I strongly suspect that D Smart’s bluntness masks a conniving and underhanded attempt to hijack Alganon’s infrastructure to run a Battlecruiser3K MMO.

    Hey guys I’m here to save the game! Oh wait that Evil Allen ruined it so much even I can’t save it! Hey, who wants to play Battlecruisers?

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