Volition’s new Community Manager

I have some extremely exciting news to share with everyone. I have officially accepted a contract position with Volition as their Community Manager. My immediate focus is going to be on improving the technical and support side for the players. I will also be providing better and more transparent communication regarding existing issues and any upcoming patches and fixes. In simple terms, I am deeply committed to making sure that all players have the best possible experience with the Saints Row games and are able to get any help they might need.

The most important part of my contract is that I am free to continue modding and running idolninja.com and saintsrowmods.com both as an individual and a fan, rather than as a Volition representative. I’ll still be creating and updating my mods, as well as helping other modders to achieve their own modding goals in my free time. The only difference is I’ll now also be assisting and interacting with users on the official forums at saintsrow.com, as well as on the Steam community hub.

19 Responses to “Volition’s new Community Manager”

  1. Nordlys says:

    That’s a cool new!!!

  2. Elvis Saintley says:

    Holy crap.

    Congratulations, man!

  3. Rita says:

    I’m proud of you since I’ve been following this site all the way back to when you were just adding sprays and Tshirts in SR2 because that’s the best you could do back then.
    You’ve come so far and this break you got is simply fantastic.

    But on the other hand, now you’re going to be even more closeminded regarding negative criticism towards Volition, which I honestly think it’s turning the community more into a circlejerk rather than a place one gets to say what’s good and bad about the game.

    • Elvis Saintley says:

      Any sufficiently large community will have kinks, bumps, circlejerks, etc.

      We’ll just have to roll with it, y’know?

    • Ava says:

      So.. Rita. How do you know what IdolNinja will do or how he will review/react when he hasn’t even done that yet in his new position? It’s kinda arrogant from your part just to say IdolNina will be (more?) closeminded now. You don’t even presume it, you just know.

      Also, the more… You say IdolNinja is closeminded? Did you even read his reviews? Plus, it’s his personal opinion. If he likes parts of the games you don’t like, that is in fact your own problem. Idol always tackled the parts he hated imediately in his reviews. And he wasn’t soft about it. So I don’t think that will change.

      I doubt Volition will say “But you can not say nasty stuff about our games. You MUST say it’s awsome, even though it sucks.” That is kinda closeminded of you, Rita. ;)

  4. SuperSaint/BroFist says:

    Congratulations Idolninja

    :-)

  5. scanti says:

    Congratulations. This is great news for both you and the community.

    It’s nice to know we have a community manager that has the communities back and not some marketing lackey.

    • IdolNinja says:

      I’ve always been outspoken about what I like and what I don’t like, and will continue to do so. I’m not going to all of a sudden turn into some kind of sycophantic “yes man.” Volition wouldn’t have offered me the job if they didn’t want me to continue being honest about everything.

  6. VZA says:

    That’s awesome news, sir. Always great to see somebody’s hard work and effort pay off towards fulfilling their dreams.

  7. Jetz says:

    Jesus, you’ve gone far in the past year. Mere congratulations are practically a disservice at this point, but they’ll have to do, haha.

  8. stranger59 says:

    You’re a real banger now!

    This is awesome, congrats! It’s only thanks to you and the other hard working modders out there that I was able to enjoy SR2 properly, so keep on rocking.

  9. jdarksun says:

    Awesome, congrats Idol!

  10. Starcat5 says:

    *Long slow clap*

    I’d do a more enthusiastic clap later, once I stop feeling like a half-decompiled cyber zombie.

  11. Whoa says:

    Congratz.

    I hope one day they promote you into the creative team or something, you got good ideas.

  12. DataSnake says:

    so when do you get canonized?

    • Starcat5 says:

      He’s been “Managing” this wing of the community for years. I think it’s safe to say that he was Canonized a long time ago.

  13. Joe England says:

    Hey. Congratulations.

  14. Ben says:

    Congrats, Idolninja!
    If I may make a suggestion, add more easter eggs and GOOD DLC.

    Thanks so much, and best of luck to you in your new position at Volition! :D