MMO-Champion - So Long, and Thanks for All the Spectral Fish
So Long, and Thanks for All the Spectral Fish
Ghostcrawler confirmed the news on the official forums.
Originally Posted by Ghostcrawler (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
You know that part at the end of raid night when the final boss is dead and you’re done handing out loot and everyone kind of goes their separate ways? Yeah, this is one of those times.

We just came off of a great BlizzCon. We had so many different games to talk about, and we were thrilled at the reception of Warlords of Draenor. It was great to meet or reconnect with so many of you. I love BlizzCon dearly, which makes it so hard to tell you that this will be my last one, or at least my last one up on stage. An opportunity has come my way, and I have made the very tough decision to move on from Blizzard.

I wanted to thank all of you for being a part of this grand quest. I have said a hundred times that having passionate gamers, including the angry ones, is a far better place to be than having a community that doesn’t care. You all care. Like us, you want the game to be the best that it can be. So I ask you to keep on providing your feedback. I promise (and I rarely promise!) that the developers care very much about what you have to say.

I’ll be out there, and I can’t imagine it will be that hard to find me.

Hugs,
Ghostcrawler

P.S. No, you can’t have a pony. Or a moose. Or a mantis shrimp. Or a tardigrade. Or a crab. Keep trying though.

P.P.S. I play a Holy Priest.
This article was originally published in forum thread: So Long, and Thanks for All the Spectral Fish started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. quras's Avatar
    I'll post it here like I did in the other thread.

    You do not hire a physician to fix your car or a landscaper to frame your house.

    In turn, you do not hire a marine biologist to lead design your video game.

    No matter how passionate he was about games, he just didn't have the skill set needed.


    Glad he's out.
  1. markdall's Avatar
    "So long and thanks for all the fish" is what the dolphins said when they were leaving because they knew the Earth was about to be destroyed. Maybe not the best phrase to go out on.
  1. Khatolic's Avatar
    awwwwwwwwwwwww
  1. Antinoos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Obsession View Post
    With how Disc Priests are right now, I fucking knew he healed on a Priest...
    He said he was playing Holy and holy has a lot of problems.
  1. Sentynel's Avatar
    May the Force be with you on your path.
  1. Celista's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Obsession View Post
    With how Disc Priests are right now, I fucking knew he healed on a Priest...
    After the changes from Cata to MoP and following the beta forums, I honestly assumed that he rarely if ever played a priest :P
  1. Obsession's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Antinoos View Post
    He said he was playing Holy and holy has a lot of problems.
    Ahh, right. I forgot that switching specs takes more than a 3 second cast time. No priest only heals as 1 spec.
  1. bigbadbrad's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by markdall View Post
    "So long and thanks for all the fish" is what the dolphins said when they were leaving because they knew the Earth was about to be destroyed. Maybe not the best phrase to go out on.
    ...or IS IT?!

    <insert dramatic prairie dog pic>
  1. darkthunder's Avatar
    Best guess? Ghostcrawler leaves Blizzard to join either the Elder Scrolls Online team, or the WildStar team. Wait and see...

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/greg-street/7/644/b35
  1. Kanogan's Avatar
    Goddamn! Now i will never get my moose!
  1. Celista's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by darkthunder View Post
    Best guess? Ghostcrawler leaves Blizzard to join other the Elder Scrolls Online team, or the WildStar team. Wait and see...

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/greg-street/7/644/b35
    "Mostly, nerfed paladins." At least the guy has a sense of humor.
  1. Jez7's Avatar
    I'm going to piss myself if he's game director at Wildstar, but I don't think he will be. He's a smart guy, and something 'new' just seems so... different. But he said lecturing wasn't his thing, so hopefully it's something active in the community.

    We should have a sweepstakes.
  1. Tart's Avatar
    Feel sad hes gone but in the same sense im excited to see if Warcraft goes in a different direction.
  1. Gelda82's Avatar
    The only place ex-Blizzards go recently is Carbine, they're 40% staffed that way. Can't imagine what would be a step up from Blizzard??
  1. BrerBear's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by quras View Post
    I'll post it here like I did in the other thread.

    You do not hire a physician to fix your car or a landscaper to frame your house.

    In turn, you do not hire a marine biologist to lead design your video game.

    No matter how passionate he was about games, he just didn't have the skill set needed.
    Glad he's out.
    Ridiculous.
    50 years of video gaming show that the best designs of games come from people who haven't been formally trained in gaming. Game colleges are a recent, and somewhat useless invention.
    And he had plenty of game industry experience before he came to Blizzard.
  1. Zelbert's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by colossus127 View Post
    Are you being serious dude? Is it really hard for you to kill people as a rogue, or do you happen to just be the worst rogue ever?
    No one even mentioned PvP.

    FYI Rogues have the same crap rotations on every spec. They all feel the same.
  1. Shinagami091's Avatar
    Good. He can go and make some other game terrible.
  1. Sillyputty's Avatar
    Didn't someone big just leave ID software? Maybe GC is moving to Texas.
  1. americandavey's Avatar
    I still find it funny that many people on this board actually know what ghostcrawler's job really did. Or how GC didn't make decisions by himself, many people up the food chain that had to give a yay or nay on those decisions made in WoW. Everyone hates him, why? Because he was the only person on the Development Team that had the balls to be the face of the team. Answer questions even if the community didnt like the answers. I guess if I had couple of thousand people complaining nonstop on multiple forums and on my twitter feed, I would look into a new job as well.

    All because people couldnt understand what Lead SYSTEMS Designer is. I guess Chilton will be the new whipping boy.
  1. ColbaneX's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shinagami091 View Post
    Good. He can go and make some other game terrible.
    Shut up. I see you do nothing but spew vitriol in any of your posts.

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