We haven’t completely lost J. Todd Coleman today but it sure feels like we have.
When I first read the post on Facebook announcing that J. Todd Coleman was leaving KingsIsle I had to take a moment to think about what this could mean for the future. Will we notice when the updates haven’t been influenced by Mr. Coleman? I don’t have an answer. KingsIsle employs many people who work hard to improve the games Wizard101 and Pirate101 every day. I would imagine that it becomes hard to tell whose idea is whose after a while.
It is clear though that Mr. Coleman was one of the great masterminds behind these games. Without him, none of us would be able to play and interact with our kids (or even our inner kid) the way we can today. I personally never even imagined I would play an MMO until I discovered Wizard101. Now families can share challenges, laughs, victories, and be a family (even if they are miles apart). J. Todd Coleman will be sincerely missed.
On the bright side of things Mr. Coleman mentions many times that he will be wanting to explore new ideas and embark on new adventures. I look forward to whatever new ideas Mr. Coleman comes up with. I hope we hear from him soon.
See ya in the game.