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BAIZUO (pazio) Going Union! The beginning of the end!?

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Zelen:
I see no real reason why Paizo shouldn't be a fully virtual company. Thought this for a long time. Trying to run a traditional company model makes no sense when you can easily share & collaborate online. I believe the only reason this model has clung on for so long is precisely because the TTRPG industry is so insular and clique-oriented. That's not going to work out for much longer.

Jaeger:

--- Quote from: Lynn on October 24, 2021, 06:41:38 PM ---...

I see no benefit for them to stay in the Seattle area.

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There is no reason for any RPG company to be in any expensive to live state in the US.

RPG's can literally be done anywhere. Not going where the cost is cheaper is silly. - But people like fashionable and trendy addresses.



--- Quote from: Zelen on October 24, 2021, 06:50:10 PM ---I see no real reason why Paizo shouldn't be a fully virtual company. ...

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As someone who works from home but used to do the same job in an office, there are communication and proximity advantages to having people at an office.

But Baizuo's office space should be much smaller, with far fewer employees than it has. Pundit was right. PF2 has not grabbed enough players back from 5e, and it has split its own fanbase on top of it.

Baizuo cannot continue to function like they are WotC's equals. Something will give.

Recognizing their commie union is only the first step on a longer downward journey.

Bunch:
I agree they should be a virtual company at this point.  However they don't so if they decide to be in person then they have to be where the talent is and for the 30 odd people they want that doesn't surprise me it's in the greater Seattle area.  Lots of RPG professionals in that area.  But it could be relatively close to Seattle and still find cheaper everything.  Renton/Tukwilla is close enough, close the warehouses, airport and much more affordable. 

Hakdov:

--- Quote from: Jaeger on October 24, 2021, 07:14:23 PM ---There is no reason for any RPG company to be in any expensive to live state in the US.

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There's no reason for any of the software companies to be in expensive cities either.  I've been doing my government programming job from home for 19 months now. 

Bunch:
The truth is for a very long time they were and maybe still are very bad at managing across different floors let alone across campus or state lines.   Far to much is decided in hallway meetings and lunch. 

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