With massive layoffs at EA (some of which are rumored to be at Mythic) it's a troubling time to be a fan of one of the MMO developer's properties. Executive producer Jeff Hickman took fan worries as an opportunity to cradle users of Ultima Online, Warhammer Online and Dark Age of Camelot in his arms, stroke their hair and whisper in their ears that everything's gonna be OK.

While Hickman's not making any specific promises in his open letter to the community, it's nice to see that Mythic cares enough to put on a brave face (whether it's warranted or unwarranted) for its fans.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.