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.
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  1. WillFeral's Avatar
    Hopefully whoever takes over will make this game interesting and actually fun to play again.
  1. BrerBear's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ganksinatra View Post
    Watch out. You can't post that here without a ton of fanbois insisting he had NOTHING to do with the decline of WoW and squirting out a litter of puppies while exclaiming how stupid you are for even suggesting it. Even though those of us with a brain can see his decisions CLEARLY made the game worse, and as such, they have lost 6 million subs in his tenure.
    Another "If only they had done what I like this 10 year old game would never lose subscriptions" poster.
    There is only one course of action for you. His position is open. Stop posting on this forum right now and get your application in to Blizzard right away. Make sure you provide them with all your proof on how your designs will bring back all the masses.
    Seriously, not another post. Get going!
  1. Belize's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Asthreon View Post
    Are you dense or just ignorant.

    He designed ALL the Age of Empire games long before he even joined Blizzard. One of the most played RTS game series in history.

    He definitely had the skill set.
    Holy balls, I just learned something about my favorite franchise... Ghostcrawler helped made AoE?? Mindblown.
  1. Pull My Finger's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ganksinatra View Post
    Watch out. You can't post that here without a ton of fanbois insisting he had NOTHING to do with the decline of WoW and squirting out a litter of puppies while exclaiming how stupid you are for even suggesting it. Even though those of us with a brain can see his decisions CLEARLY made the game worse, and as such, they have lost 6 million subs in his tenure.
    Yeah, your obtuse "fanboy" mantra clearly showcases the potency of that "brain" you're speaking of. Highly knowledgeable opinion.
  1. Captain Jack Flash's Avatar
    Also all these people talking about "HURR NOW WE CAN GET OUR OLD GAME BACK!!!!!!1111"

    You do realise he has been with Blizzard since Feb 2008.

    You also do realise this means he was around during most of TBC and ALL of Wrath.

    So all the haters that think he was responsible for WoW's decline, he was there when the game was at its Peak.
  1. Wolfclaw95's Avatar
    That's for everything Greg, you've put up with a lot and I highly respect you for that.

    Good luck in your future job you will be missed.
  1. Aleaa's Avatar
    he was there when the game was at its Peak.
    as community manager
  1. jadedfuture's Avatar
    Miss you, buddy.
  1. Captain Jack Flash's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aleaa View Post
    as community manager
    He's always been a game designer since he started.

    Hence why he was hired, he went from Lead Game designer at ensemble designing the Age of Empires series and moved to Blizzard to Game design on WoW.
  1. MasterHamster's Avatar
    People celebrating his departure are in for a rude awakening as the overall direction of the game and it's design won't change anywhere near their preferred one
  1. Sanctify's Avatar
    The man has answered a monstrous amount of tweets. For better or worse, you cant really argue that he had an active participation in molding WoW into what it is today.
  1. RickJamesLich's Avatar
    He came, he saw, he made the game incredibly homogenized and boring. Farewell Ghostcrawler.
  1. Obtuse's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by BrerBear View Post
    Another "If only they had done what I like this 10 year old game would never lose subscriptions" poster.
    There is only one course of action for you. His position is open. Stop posting on this forum right now and get your application in to Blizzard right away. Make sure you provide them with all your proof on how your designs will bring back all the masses.
    Seriously, not another post. Get going!
    So good, so good. Well done. +1 Internets
  1. Maleagant's Avatar
    Good luck on your future endeavors Greg Street nothing wrong with change.

    "....a person needs new experiences. They jar something deep inside, allowing him to grow. Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens."

    -Duke Leto Atreides,from the movie Dune
  1. Zatheyll's Avatar
    The comments I'm seeing in this depress me.

    It's like I'm on Youtube for christ's sake. Absolutely disgusting.

    He did a fine job, better than ANY of you could do, and he did well in helping make the most popular MMO on the gaming market.

    Yet all you people can do is attack him.

    Like you could ever do better yourselves, ever. You'd just give buffs to your main class (just damage %s cause everything else would be too much work), and make a blank stupid face at everything else not knowing what the hell to do because it's too complex for you.

    Myself included, but at least I'm not saying Ghostcrawler was bad, I actually think he was brilliant.
  1. Noomz's Avatar
    Best of luck in whatever you're gonna do next, Greg!

    Now it's time to see how wrong all the haters are.
  1. Honeyprime's Avatar
    Wow, that came out of left field. Even though I didn't agree with everything you said or did you still did one hell of a job, especially communicating with this fanbase. Much luck to you Greg. I, for one, will miss you.
  1. ro9ue's Avatar
    The most shocking part of all of this: he didn't play a Mage.
  1. Umbrokill's Avatar
    I really liked Greg, sad to see him leave.
    And holy shit, so many people ignorant on how the game is designed.
  1. inkberry's Avatar
    No offense greg, but this might actually inspire me to come back to WoW. WoW after greg street was a completely different game. Wasn't nearly as good imo.

    Good luck.

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