BioWare introduced Joveth Gonzalez as a new Associate Online Community Manager for the Star Wars: The Old Republic community team. Stephen Reid mentioned him on Twitter amid the Thanksgiving Beta Weekend madness, saying the following:
Read on for more information about BioWare's newest community team member.
Mr. Gonzalez introduced himself on the official forums:
Quote from Joveth Gonzalez
I realize that we're smack in the middle of this weekend beta (nothing like a trial by fire), but I wanted to take some time to introduce myself and say hi so that you all don't freak out if you see me suddenly responding to you on these forums
My name is Joveth Gonzalez and I’m your new Associate Online Community Manager (essentially, Chewbacca to Stephen Reid’s Han Solo).
I’ve always been a fan of Star Wars, and it goes way back to my early childhood and my prized Millennium Falcon toy. It continued when I begged my parents to get me the 1995 VHS re-release of the original trilogy after playing through the SNES Super Star Wars series. I’ve seen all the movies and have played through most of the Star Wars games over the years, including of course, Knights of the Old Republic. I also happen to regard Mass Effect 2 as one of my favorite games of all time (I love games with incredible narratives) so working at BioWare is a great honor for me.
I’ve been in the video game industry for over 5 years now, with various marketing and community jobs under my belt. I’ve done everything from console titles to social games, so you can say that I’m pretty well-rounded in terms of experience.
Community has always been something that I’ve been passionate about, even before I knew that there was such a thing as a community manager. I enjoy acting as the liaison between fans and developers and it makes me incredibly happy to see the community affect change in a game.
It took me a really long time to appreciate the fact that I am working in the industry that I am most passionate about and I truly am lucky to have such an amazing job. I look forward to getting to know you all!
Feel free to shoot me a PM if you have any questions or concerns about anything.
Have fun this weekend!
Mr. Gonzalez previously held Community Manager positions with Zynga and Capcom. Prior to that, he worked in the Marketing and Human Resources fields. Darth Hater looks forward to his contributions to the official forums and the SWTOR community in general.