Finally someone has made an introduction. Maybe things won't be so bad.....or maybe....its a trap. o.o
I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself - I'm Mark Donovan, one of the original founders of Titan. It's true that we've acquired X-Fire and that we are NOT planning on shutting down the service or changing it in any substantial way. We love X-Fire and what the company has done for gaming since 2003.
What we are planning to do is make some significant enhancements to the features, products and functionality of the service over the coming months. I'm personally looking forward to working with the community to get this done.
A quick intro to Titan: We have a solid team made up of game industry vets including our CEO John Maffei who has previously worked at Xbox and the ZAM Network. We also have vets from EA, THQ, Sony Online Entertainment, FOX and IGT. The company has humble origins from simple scripts to help CS clans manage scheduled matches and has grown into a comprehensive competitive gaming platform.
We'll be releasing more information as it becomes available over the coming weeks and months, but I wanted to put any concerns or doomsday prophecies to rest and start the process of getting to know you guys.
Thanks and if you have any questions please feel free to post them here - I will do my best to answer as many as I can (we're pretty busy) today.
...serveral posts later....
Thanks very much for the welcome!
We won't be adver-spamming you guys on Xfire. Advertising has been a key source of revenue for the company for many years now and will remain one, but spamming just isn't good business practice.
We have no plans of removing, modifying or charging or existing services. We may add premium features to the existing client in the future but we are still scoping this out. Please be patient with us, we have a lot on our plates Again, let me reiterate, Xfire will remain free. We'll have more information for you going forward soon.