Brian Holinka Leaving World of Warcraft Team
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Five years ago, I received a phone call from Blizzard offering me the chance of a lifetime—a position on the World of Warcraft team.

Simply put, this is my favorite game of all time, and working on it these past five years has been a dream come true. I have learned so much from the women and men who make it and everyone who plays it. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work on a game that so many people around the world are so passionate about.

A few weeks ago, I was offered a new opportunity at Blizzard that I’m really excited about. Tomorrow is my last day working on World of Warcraft.

As a longtime player, I couldn't be more excited about what the future has in store for World of Warcraft. In particular, the PvP team remains hard at work on some incredible plans. I fully expect that the best years of World of Warcraft PvP are ahead of us.

Thank you to everyone involved with World of Warcraft, from the development team to the players, for letting me be a part of this game's community. I consider it a great privilege.

Brian Holinka
This article was originally published in forum thread: Brian Holinka Leaving World of Warcraft Team started by chaud View original post
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  1. Clozer's Avatar
    bey brian
  1. Trollfat's Avatar
    Looks like PvPers will need a new head to hunt lol
  1. Aeula's Avatar
    And a resounding cheer could be heard throughout the world.
  1. Manabomb's Avatar
    And the horns of the heavens sounded as one of the last fuckwits have left Blizzard for "greener" pastures.
  1. Dizzeeyooo's Avatar
    can't blame him, the level of abuse he gets for pvp issues rooted in shitty spreadsheet raiding focused class design that he has absolutely nothing to do with would make anyone want to leave

    Quote Originally Posted by Manabomb View Post
    And the horns of the heavens sounded as one of the last fuckwits have left Blizzard for "greener" pastures.
    an excellent example
  1. segoplout's Avatar
    To the Wow2 project like some of the other big guns. Future looking good for Wow.
  1. Railander's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Trollfat View Post
    Looks like PvPers will need a new head to hunt lol
    right off the bat the next 2 posters fill exactly in that position.
  1. yoeljavao's Avatar
    BYE!!!!!!!!! horrible what you done with pvp Brian Holinka.
  1. Snes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Manabomb View Post
    And the horns of the heavens sounded as one of the last fuckwits have left Blizzard for "greener" pastures.
    He didn't leave Blizzard.

    Try reading it again. Slower, this time.
  1. Arrashi's Avatar
    The great evil was vanquished this day.

    I wonder what game he will mess up now. Hopefully not any new project.
  1. StationaryHawk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Manabomb View Post
    And the horns of the heavens sounded as one of the last fuckwits have left Blizzard for "greener" pastures.
    Except he's not leaving Blizzard.
  1. Jaylock's Avatar
    This is too bad, Brian H. was one of the best PvP designers this game has ever seen. The balance in PvP has been superb over the last 5 years, some of the best balance the game has seen.

    Brian will be missed for sure, but I know hes off to better things at Blizzard (ie promotion).
  1. Y2KOo's Avatar
    “Woman and Men” It’s the little things that show just how much a fu*k wit people are!! Tell your story walking
  1. SoulSoBreezy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Manabomb View Post
    And the horns of the heavens sounded as one of the last fuckwits have left Blizzard for "greener" pastures.
    Yet nothing will change except for the name and face to hate on =D.
  1. amplitudelol's Avatar
    "I fully expect that the best years of World of Warcraft PvP are ahead of us."

    Now that he is gone at least there is a chance.
  1. Nnyco's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Manabomb View Post
    And the horns of the heavens sounded as one of the last fuckwits have left Blizzard for "greener" pastures.
    didnt even leave blizz, try actually reading
  1. DaGhostDS's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonjooce View Post
    If its posted on the main page, why copy it and post it into a thread and then NOT say anything about it? Fake News.
    Main page news article and comment = this Thread.

    Your comment appear on both.

    Quote Originally Posted by amplitudelol View Post
    "I fully expect that the best years of World of Warcraft PvP are ahead of us."

    Now that he is gone at least there is a chance.
    I heard the same thing with Kalgan, Ghostcrawler and others it never changes.
  1. Tyrven's Avatar
    Happy days. This guy was a clueless shit. A great quote on here compared him to a Starbucks manager that didn't know his store had been out of coffee for a month. I feel bad for the players of whatever Blizzard game he is about to move to and stain with his influence.
  1. Haidaes's Avatar
    Oh my~
    I think I felt the ripple of the simultaneous popping of sparkly wine corks even here. Some of our constantly grumpy posters are hopefully shutting up now.

    Time to present us with the next scapegoat.
  1. Daan's Avatar
    That's one small step for Holinka, one giant leap for PvP.

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