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Ghostcrawler to leave Blizzard Entertainment
Ghostcrawler announced this morning on Facebook that he will be leaving Blizzard Entertainment to pursue a "great opportunity for something new and exciting". I don't usually share my opinions in news post, so there's a tweet with my full thoughts on the subject.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Ghostcrawler to leave Blizzard Entertainment started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Osmeric's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Last Starfighter View Post
    I have a feeling that GC split because he didn't agree with something. People can say what they want about him, but the integrity of the game is/was important to him. I think WoW is getting ready to go down some dark places. The in game store UI has alot of icons. I have a feeling they're going to start selling alot of shit, and he's not happy with it. Or maybe he fought too hard and they canned him. Hard to tell. But the truth will come out eventually. Me personally though, I never thought he was the source of anything bad. I loved the game during his time at Blizz. And I know how human beings can be from far away and behind a keyboard.
    I do wonder what this implies for the game going forward. The "ding dong the witch is dead, now the game can go back to what it was" people are very likely to be disappointed though.

    I doubt he was canned, but perhaps it's more likely he was to be moved to a position of lesser (perhaps much lesser) responsibility. If that were to happen, I could easily see him deciding to leave for a company that would use him more effectively.

    If I blame GC for anything, it's over-complexification of talents and rotations. You see them talking about an "ability squish" now; that's a tacit admission they may have gone too far. Compare WoW to some competing games with fewer buttons/keybinds.

    Blaming GC for things outside his sphere of responsibility, like end game tuning, is not proper IMO.
  1. malletin's Avatar
    It will be fun when WoD haven't changed a bit and you tools realise that all the things you hate about the game was not the fault of GC alone.
  1. Tarx's Avatar
    Yessssssssssssssss... He will leave finaly! !!!!!!
  1. Zarc's Avatar
    If Seth MacFarlane would leave Family Guy I would be like "oh noes wtf", but for this I'm like "nice, let's try someone new". Is that a reflection on him?
  1. Mykk's Avatar
    Finaly. He should've never been working on wow now we need to get rid of other useless morons from dev team!

    But GL to your next project which you're planning to ruin sayonara we dont miss you!
  1. retorege's Avatar
    Woooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEST NEWS IN YEARS... this should be on the cover of the next expansion. Bye bye mages time to suck it.
  1. Epileptica's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mykk View Post
    Finaly. He should've never been working on wow now we need to get rid of other useless morons from dev team!

    But GL to your next project which you're planning to ruin sayonara we dont miss you!
    Spoken like a true 12 year old
  1. Diber's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by retorege View Post
    Woooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEST NEWS IN YEARS... this should be on the cover of the next expansion. Bye bye mages time to suck it.
    Where the hell did mages come from? He played a Holy Priest. lol

    OT: I'm honestly kinda sad to see him go, and I've been thinking along the same lines of Osmeric and Last Starfighter.... I figure he left over something happening in the next bit. During Blizzcon he was VERY quiet, and avoided the spot light as much as possible, so I was wondering what was up.... I guess we know now.

    I do wish him all the best in the future, he was a seriously passionate man, and I firmly believe he did quite a bit of good to WoW. Whoever takes over his position, will have exceptionally large shoes to fill.
  1. Mykk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Epileptica View Post
    Spoken like a true 12 year old
    Ye sure because i dont like him and i didnt want him to make any decisions about wow so i must be 12 year
  1. Tzalix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by malletin View Post
    It will be fun when WoD haven't changed a bit and you tools realise that all the things you hate about the game was not the fault of GC alone.
    I wonder who the next big scapegoat will be...
  1. Gaidax's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mykk View Post
    Ye sure because i dont like him and i didnt want him to make any decisions about wow so i must be 12 year
    Mind telling me what exactly he did to piss on your parade?

    I find it amusing to see that people think that he took 100% of all of the decisions and all of them were bad... I bet if not him and his team, WoW would have much less than what it has now in subs.
  1. ParanoiD84's Avatar
    Hope it's not because off all the 11 years old flamming him for everything, even stuff he had no part in. Well hope you get a better and less stressful job GC and good luck.
  1. dragons's Avatar
    Best News in years, maybe we finally get some class balance. Dont let the door hit you on the way out
  1. Ramza's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mudor View Post
    About fucking time.

    Next steps:

    1. Remove LFR
    2. Make lvling hard again
    3. Remove all instant CC
    4. Balance warriors
    5. Nerf Hybrid healing

    game fixed
    1 you dont need to use it, there are pl that have only certain times of week to raid and have jobs so they cant join normal raids so lfr is good for them
    2 why should it be hard? and it wasnt hard in vanilla either
    3 you must have some bad experiense in pvp it seems
  1. lockdown1's Avatar
    Something tells me that there is more to this than what we are being told. Time will tell.

    i won't lie, i'm not sad to see him go. Not to be nasty. As many people have said, he is a nice man and dedicated to wow. But I never thought he reasoned with players with his many posts and tweets. But rather argued his point of view and stuck to his logic whether players agreed with it or not, or whether it was right or wrong. He was stubborn and that is never a good trait to have for a game designer.

    Let's hope his replacement is not a marine biologist and is capable of taking on board players views.
  1. ro9ue's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mudor View Post
    About fucking time.

    Next steps:

    1. Remove LFR
    2. Make lvling hard again
    3. Remove all instant CC
    4. Balance warriors
    5. Nerf Hybrid healing

    game fixed
    Well, let's just hope you're not his replacement.
  1. axell's Avatar
    After reading a big part of this thread I can conclude by a lot of the reactions that this thread is full of terrible people that are unfit to live in society. That is all.
  1. lockdown1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by axell View Post
    After reading a big part of this thread I can conclude by a lot of the reactions that this thread is full of terrible people that are unfit to live in society. That is all.
    Not really, the game has gone down hill from when he started.

    When he joined, wow was at its peak with 12 mill players, since he joined the wow team, wow has lost 5 million players

    Can't blame people for thinking Gc a lead system designer had a big part in wows failures.

    Just saying.
  1. Mafic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarx View Post
    Yessssssssssssssss... He will leave finaly! !!!!!!
    Bravo!

    Awesome news!
  1. DarkWarrior's Avatar
    Never liked his descisions. Too much free epics for the whiners - thingies.
    So the game may actually get better without him.

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