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...is no longer even listed in the 'full credit list' of RS.
http://www.runescape...d/jagex#credits

At least a few months ago they put him there as "chief architect."
Paul and Ian are still there as 'content developers.'

So it has come to this. The creator of RuneScape doesn't even get a mention in the credits list anymore. According to Jagex, Andrew contributed absolutely nothing to the game he made.

Andrew leaving Jagex is sure to be old news for most of you now - but getting deleted off the credits list is something else. Add all this to Andrew's (sudden?) departure from Jagex a year ago, I really wonder. WTF happened between the man who created and owned RS and (investors overlords at) Jagex? Did Andrew really gave up willingly for the money? On good terms? And getting deleted off the credits list??

And his new company, Fen Research, still appear to be a pretty blank page - they're hiring programmers, but that seem to be all there is for now.

(I feel like a tabloid reporter about now..)
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All we can do is sit and watch, it is a pity though

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Well that's too bad. Although this doesn't really surprise me, since it's something that was well-known.

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That guy didn't do anything for Runescape any way. Good riddence to the llama kisser.






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Perhaps he no longer agrees with the current stance Jagex has taken and prefers not having his name attached to the product any longer.

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That guy didn't do anything for Runescape any way. Good riddence to the llama kisser.







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Perhaps he no longer agrees with the current stance Jagex has taken and prefers not having his name attached to the product any longer.

Probably. But obviously he's a Runescape hating terrorist that will now try to kill it from the outside. PANIC

Kinda sad to see him go though... :(

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That guy didn't do anything for Runescape any way. Good riddence to the llama kisser.







EDIT: Icwutyoudidthere =D>

Sarcasm + internet= misunderstanding.
EDIT: You ninja editer, you. :P

On topic: Huh. Weird. For me, Runescape will always be synonymous with Andrew Gower.
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Probably. But obviously he's a Runescape hating terrorist that will now try to kill it from the outside. PANIC

Kinda sad to see him go though... :(


I read in the tip.it times article about Runefest that he was present but yeah, in gaming aspects I doubt we'll see him again.
Look forward to following Fen Research though ever since I started following Jagex in 2000. Maybe he'll be cool and upload The Bottomless Pit, lol.
Monkey Trouble would be pretty cool too or whatever the game name was. The game where you had 2 monkeys and the water level is rising and you gotta shoot down the coconuts :P

If he makes a new RPG game it will automatically kill Runescape or at least cripple it.

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Anybody know what hes worth in $$? I remember a few years back somebody posted a link to (yahoo?) showing an article where they said he was one of the top 50 richest internet entrepreneurs or something.


EDIT: Looked it up, I dont know how accurate this site is though.

CelebrityNetWorth.com:

Andrew Gower is the co-founder of Jagex Ltd. and has a net worth of $680 million. Andrew Gower earned his net worth through his talent as a British video game developer and as co-writer of RuneScape, as well as lead developer.


Yeah, Id walk away with my $680 million too... Especially back in 2010 when the game looked like it was going to hell.



EDIT X2: Looks like more sites are claiming he's only worth $217 million. Only.

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Net worth is not really something like a savings account - I doubt he could've "cashed it out" that easily. Although the money he got still probably had a lot of zeros.

heh, I just noticed this at the bottom of tip.it - shows you how the times have changed...better change that to Jagex now.. :/
RuneScape ® is a trademark of Jagex © 2000-2011 Andrew Gower

(Also there..
Designed for IE 6+, Mozilla 1.0+, Netscape Navigator 5+, Opera 4+..lol Netscape...wonder whatever happened to that browser?)
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Net worth is not really something like a savings account - I doubt he could've "cashed it out" that easily.


Net worth has to do with their current assets right?

current asset is an asset on the balance sheet which can either be converted to cash or used to pay current liabilities within 12 months.


I dont know for sure, but I guess thats stuff like land, houses, cars, stocks, money, ladies of the night, and whatever part of Jagex LTD/RS he still owns shares in?


and pal I think Netscape is Mozilla actually, dont quote me though.

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Which one is he again
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Which one is he again


The guy who you can't tell when his throat stops and his chin begins.

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Which one is he again


The guy who you can't tell when his throat stops and his chin begins.

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lol... I would've gone with {insert witty crack} about his eyes tbh.
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Yes, his eyes.. I bet if normal human beings such as you and I had the chance to see through his eyes, we would see the entire world in RuneScript. Just like Neo when he see's the Matrix, only more geeky.

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Which one is he again

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how does his hair do that
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Which one is he again

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how does his hair do that

Somehow reminds me of Buster from Arrested Development.

Wish I could find the clip, "Buster so excelled at being neither seen, nor heard, that he remained at the school, undetected for a full two semesters after he was supposed to graduate."

EDIT: Close enough

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Hope he comes back in a few years with a fully staffed gaming company and wrests control of RuneScape lore copyrights and creates a real game based off them!
I can dream huh :(

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I don't see the big deal here?

The credit list, for a long time, has only shown the CURRENT team. Many big name jmods who went on to bigger and better things vanish from the list.

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