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. Dizzeeyooo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by berdrek View Post
    ion hazzikostas as the lead designer for WoW is probably the best thing that has happened to the game in many many years
    possibly the biggest misspelling of "worst" i've ever seen in my life
  1. Brubear's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dacoolist View Post
    Hoodrych is the next WoW Lead PVP Designer , incoming warrior buffs pls ^_-
    Tell me, when was the last time a lead developer of some aspect of WoW left and people didn't say the EXACT same thing about them?
  1. Donald Hellscream's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by RobertoCarlos View Post
    the annoying blizzard white knighters might be a good start
    Or the petulant manchildren, the list is really quite massive, plenty of targets for a pathetic witchhunt.
  1. Rorcanna's Avatar
    Wouldn't be surprised if someone tried to use this fact in pushing the agenda that WoW is dying, even though Holinka seems to have been REALLY disliked by the players mostly affected by his area.
  1. RobertoCarlos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Hellscream View Post
    Or the petulant manchildren, the list is really quite massive, plenty of targets for a pathetic witchhunt.
    Yeah its almost like people want people who are passionate about the game they care so much to defend rather than a yes man who only cares about collecting his paycheck or early retirement fund, you're still welcome to donate to his retirement fund he set up btw
  1. Kul Tiras's Avatar
    The Warcraft franchise is in a larger free fall than AMD stock on a bad news day.
  1. xenogear3's Avatar
    When is the last time we get a new big PvP map?

    How is the PvP gear? It doesn't exist.

    I thought Blizzard didn't even have people to work on PvP.
    They all go to Overwatch and HotS.
  1. buddah13's Avatar
    the game is going through hard changes, this doesnt mean wow is in free fall, its been in free fall" , Ian is sticking to his guns, and they fully expect that if people dont like it, they have plenty of other things you can spend money on, dont fret blizz fans, more to complain about soon
  1. -aiko-'s Avatar
    I feel sorry for the next poor sap the community jumps on.
  1. Arrashi's Avatar
    Wow, comments on battle.net are savage. Good read tho.
  1. Jakisuaki's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arrashi View Post
    Wow, comments on battle.net are savage. Good read tho.
    The battle.net community is fucking toxic and makes no sense.

    Just look at this comments section, it's like half of them are bipolar. Two comments that say the exact same thing either get upvoted or downvoted heavily. Wtf?!
  1. HeyGuysHello's Avatar
    PvP has been called objectively the worst it's ever been. If someone can do worse than Holinka I'd be surprised.
  1. Sylv_'s Avatar
    Good.
    Get the fuuuuck out.
  1. ali725's Avatar
    hes deff going to Diablo 4
  1. Bathory's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    And I bet you will still all whine at the next Lead PvP designer. Just like you whined at Ghostcrawler for his tenure but then quickly changed sides to wanting him back after he left.
    Yep. Always happens.
  1. Aluminum's Avatar
    The other H next, make my sig come true!

    Hopefully "other projects" at blizzard means cleaning toilets, don't let that tool touch anything important. At least then if he turns things to shit there is a lever to flush it.
  1. CryotriX's Avatar
    Finally. Get the hell off, maybe it's finally time to return to PvPing if it's returned to previous glory, no more template crap and normalized gear.
  1. Killersoxfan's Avatar
    Make Diablo 4 great for us, man
  1. Zechs-cenarius's Avatar
    Good riddance. Hopefully pvp can be on the up swing now instead of the stagnation that it currently is.
  1. lockybalboa's Avatar
    This guy was totally awful

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