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. Dug's Avatar
    Never really understood the hate he got.

    PvP in wow has always been a shit fest
  1. Poorperson's Avatar
    Now the pve retards will defend him and talk down on us pvpers

    You are the most annoying people of the world. I mean it. Just shut up instead.
  1. Spryte's Avatar
    HUZZAH! HUZZAH!

    May god help whatever project hes been moved to.
  1. Akande Ogundimu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Trollfat View Post
    Looks like PvPers will need a new head to hunt lol
    Will the next Lead Pvp Designer please stand up?


    Also "The time has come for my next adventure at Blizzard. Thank you all for 5 great years on WoW!"

    New MMO?
  1. Chrisxor's Avatar
    Is this a joke post? lol
  1. Baelic's Avatar
    Well new IP confirmed?
  1. Tracerz07's Avatar
    By the light..... we might actually see PvP go back to being fun and competitive again.
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    well scapegoat is gone, time to choose a new scapegoat
  1. Artherk'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.
    "I was offered a new opportunity at Blizzard"

    You'll probably have a chance to be mad at him in some other game you'll buy and play from Blizzard!
  1. Pull My Finger's Avatar
    Sad day for all the douchebags. Now they don't even have a name to hate on, how are they supposed to carry on?
  1. Tier539's Avatar
    I'm very excited to see what new project they are working on.
  1. dacoolist's Avatar
    INB4 mmo-c.com and the official forums BLOW UP saying that this guy was terrible/kicked off the team.. oh wait, TOO LATE
  1. RobertoCarlos's Avatar
    Holy shit pvp might actually have hope for it after all. Good bye talentless douche with powerful friends
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dacoolist View Post
    INB4 mmo-c.com and the official forums BLOW UP saying that this guy was terrible/kicked off the team.. oh wait, TOO LATE
    Yep. Pretty sad that instead of wishing him well they choose to go on the offensive. Pretty sad people have to insult 1 person when they damn well know the WoW team designs as a collective.
  1. Berengil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaylock View Post
    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).
    HA. HA.

    Holinka is as clueless and tone-deaf as that orange joke in your avatar.

    Do we know what Blizzard game he's moving to? You know, so I can avoid it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrven View Post
    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.
    This, too. 100%.
  1. dacoolist's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Queen Gremlin View Post
    Will the next Lead Pvp Designer please stand up?
    Hoodrych is the next WoW Lead PVP Designer , incoming warrior buffs pls ^_-
  1. Haidaes's Avatar
    Hmm my second reaction this:
    Kinda odd how he mentions PvP excessively, when it is the thing he was criticized for the most.

    I guess I still can't hope that they will finally bury PvP and the 3 idiots left playing it any time soon. I wish they would stop wasting resources on that dead end. /sigh
  1. kevincuomo's Avatar
    God does exist!!!
  1. Jaylock's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Berengil View Post
    HA. HA.

    Holinka is as clueless and tone-deaf as that orange joke in your avatar.

    Do we know what Blizzard game he's moving to? You know, so I can avoid it.
    Good.

    Avoid any game he moves to so I wont have to have your kind around in game.

    And if you think our president is clueless then you obviously haven't see the jobs reports and the reports of many businesses that have been hiring as a direct result of things our president has done.
  1. Haidaes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tracerz07 View Post
    By the light..... we might actually see PvP go back to being fun and competitive again.
    Competitive again? What makes it not competitive atm?

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