Jessica Price, a narrative designer with ArenaNet with ten years of experience in the industry, was breaking down her thoughts on designing a playable character in an MMO when a "Gw2 tuber" called DeroirGaming decided to chime in and share his take on her opinion.
Today in being a female game dev:— Jessica Price (@Delafina777) July 4, 2018
"Allow me--a person who does not work with you--explain to you how you do your job." https://t.co/lmK0yJWqGB
While this fellow may have been exceptionally polite in delivering his opinion, the unwanted feedback was condescending and Price let him known it before he eventually retracted his statements. Another employee, Peter Fries, supported Price during her back-and-forth with
GameIndustry.biz reports that the two employees, Price
This move is setting a strange precedent for ArenaNet and we'll have to wait and see how this impacts the remaining staff and community interactions going forward. The flavor of Price's language is often brought up by those discussing the situation, largely ignoring the condescension and way women in the industry are typically engaged with on these platforms. The interaction also happened on her personal Twitter account away from GW2 forums. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates.