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A few days ago, Aaron Apoc Kaufman, the C&C Community Manager for the past six and a half years, has published his decision to leave the employ of Electronic Arts and transfer his post over to Rick Goodman.

It's been a pleasure, Apoc.

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well the whole nod vs gdi is over but there's still gdi vs scrin
It's like after twilight their just shutting down
the rise and fall of command and conquer. they are losing ideas and now CnC will end.
please come baaack APOC
C&C Generals 2 is coming !
well c&c was a bit of a failure with the battlecast prime time gone don't expect any more c&c games too bad i would have liked to see a red alert 4
what will happen to the Future of Command & Conquer? possibly will stop at Tiberium Twilight.
Wowee. well i wonder what the future will hold.
EA has a rare knack for running out talent - but Apoc and the team also suffered scathing scorn and unwarranted criticism from the broader C&C community during the run of their productions on Tiberium Wars, Kane's Wrath and Red Alert 3. In the fans' eyes, that the newer releases (and I'm barring C&C4 here) weren't carbon clones of Westwood's efforts were anathema.

Of the posts I saw on the official forums, many were cruel, spiteful, accusatory and completely unwarranted. Apoc and his crew did far, far more for the C&C community than Westwood EVER did and they received little in the way of gratitude. The endless complaints were little more than whining from a spectrum of nerds and fan-boys that assume it should ALWAYS be -their- way or the highway.

To Apoc: you helped produce and bring about things I wouldn't have dreamed possible when Westwood was liquidated by EA many years ago. We received quality sequels in the form of C&C3 and RA3 (together with their expansions!) and I will never be blind to your masterful ability to balance the need to turn a profit with the need to satisfy the fans. That you accomplished such while under EA's watch is nothing short of remarkable. Your support of the modding community and willingness to indulge and oblige the more vulgar commentary sent your way shows your caliber. I am genuinely sorry to see you gone.
ea sucks. they are trying to get rid of cnc (or anything in the future for us)
no more CnC games. EA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It will be missed.... thanks a whole lot EA
command and conquer is gone... it's sad.
I guess we have to wait another decade to receive two more Tiberiums and one more Red Alert.