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. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    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.
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    Sounds like nothing of value was lost. PvP has been in a shit state for a while.
  1. Moshots's Avatar
    In B4 12 months from now pvp is completely dead and people are begging for him back like GC
  1. Paula Deen's Avatar
    Hopefully Celestalon is next and then Greg is rehired.
  1. Phookah's Avatar
    Now who will the downies try to blame the entire state of pvp in the game on??
  1. Kazela'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.
    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.
    He's moved to another team/project at Blizz. Possibly a straight-up promotion, lol.
  1. Drynix's Avatar
    So much hate towards this one player. The fact that so much is pointed at him says something about the playerbase. If they believe that holinka was solely responsible for the state of pvp and that him leaving will magically fix everything, boy are those people in for a sour and rough time ahead. I also pity whoever is going to fill his spot really.

    All the best to Holinka on whatever new project he works on. Hope he will be a bit more on the background, so people won't instantly toss shade at him when a minor detail of the game isn't perfect.
  1. darkchas's Avatar
    Just need Ion to quit too and legion has released the best news.
  1. Bjoramier of Lordaeron's Avatar
    Prayers were answered
  1. The7's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dug View Post
    Never really understood the hate he got.

    PvP in wow has always been a shit fest
    Same. People will complain just as bad of the next dev.
  1. Berengil'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.
    You assume that was the same people. I know I wasn't one of those flip-floppers.
  1. Kazuchika's Avatar
    Oh my god it's like Christmas came in June.

    Good fucking riddance. The only thing that could be better is if that idiot Celestalon was going with him

    Edit: He even admits that he was shit at his job saying "I fully expect that the best years of World of Warcraft PvP are ahead of us." as in "Literally anyone who takes me job will be better than me at it"
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Berengil View Post
    You assume that was the same people. I know I wasn't one of those flip-floppers.
    Oh please moment GC left a lot of people calling for his head turned and went "OMG PLEASE LETS HAVE HIM BACK"
  1. unfilteredJW's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaylock View Post
    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.
    You should thank Obama for those last bits.

    But that would require you to have a single ounce of integrity, something you and your avatar lack.

    On topic: Adios, man. Sorry you had the shit job of dealing with the PvP kiddos.
  1. Haidaes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mohoots View Post
    In B4 12 months from now pvp is completely dead and people are begging for him back like GC
    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.
    That's usually not the same people, it's just one minority on this board shouting louder than another until they get what they want.
  1. Volitar's Avatar
    Too late, game is already ruined.
  1. Kazela'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.
    Ah, yes, the classic "careful what you wish for", which was something I repeated amongst friends of mine back when GC (or Turdcrawler as he had become known in my inner circle). Now WoW has the likes of Hazzikostas, Celestalon, and until today, Holinka.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kazuchika View Post
    Oh my god it's like Christmas came in June.

    Good fucking riddance. The only thing that could be better is if that idiot Celestalon was going with him
    What has Celestalon done wrong specifically?
  1. Gorthezar's Avatar
    I hope Celestalon is next.
  1. Lulbalance's Avatar
    If had anything to do with just about anything implemented over his tenure.. 'great change'.

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