@dragun101 said in Community Manager Candidate Q&A:
How will you handle the potential conflict of interest being a key part of LOUD team while serving as a the front facing representative of FAF?
I don't see a conflict that is worth worrying about.
As far as I'm concerned, the core part of FAF is the competitive online play. Unlike BAR and Sanctuary, LOUD:AI does not compete with FAF there. If some AI players leave FAF to play LOUD:AI for a while, who cares? If those people have any interest in playing competitively, they will come back to FAF for that. (I don't hate them or look down on them, I'm happy for them, this is a game and people should have fun with it the way they want to have fun with it)
AI development is not my area of interest, but LOUD is also not competing with FAF there. People who want to develop competitive AIs are stuck with FAF: they can't do that in LOUD, for the simple reason that LOUD doesn't have balanced units. So we don't even have to worry about brain drain that way.
I can imagine ways in which a biased community manager could be naughty (for example, posting "news items" on FAF feeds about LOUD:AI, or giving more attention to FAF streamers who also stream LOUD:AI) but that just seems unlikely to happen. And if it does happen, the FAF leadership/community can deal with it.