Especially so close to release. Surely when D3 rakes in a billion dollars the first day the devs will get a nice Christmas bonus or something.
Blizzard making great games != Everybody have has the job of their dream.
I'm not saying the guy left 100% because of a better opportunity but to discard such possibility just because Blizzard make great games is absolutely stupid; have any of you worked in a corporation ? If so, you know that there are a myriad of possible reason for someone to leave a firm. Blizzard is not disney world, the guy there work, have social interactions, there are assholes like everywhere and it doesn't mean you will necessarily be happy. Maybe he got in a fight with his superior ? Who the fuck knows besides him and colleagues.
So............ yeah, someone left, this is not jay wilson, nobody knows what that guy was doing and now it means his job sucked or D3 is going down ? Please. For all I know yes maybe he did a poor job and was fired now that the game is finished. This is ridiculous this event can be interpreted in ANY way you want because it's based on nothing released to the public.
I have heard Blizzard is puting implants in people mind, for me this guy leaving is the proof this is true. He was too afraid and now is going underground to show the worlld about it, this is the only explanation since there are no other reasons to leave Blizzard.
What was I supposed to do, call him for cheating better than me in front of the others?
I want this game to be out. Now.
But I'm more inclined to think how funny is that everyone just assumed it's got something to do with D3.
We'll never know.
we don't know all the reasons and with these guys being professionals, they certainly are not going to be telling denizens on the internet why they left.
Bottom line is that turnover is a constant. There is always going to be talent intermixing with other companies. There will always be reasons to move on. Burn out can be one big one too.
Depends on the company that it is offering him the position, what position and for how much. :P
Anyway I will now as soon as he will update his Linkedin profile lol
also is possible that just his time was due. in gaming companies when the project is at in the last phases you need less resources, less producers and less staff in general.
Tomorrow I'll write the examples from a book on Game Design I read recently. This is totally wild guess though
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People sometimes quit their jobs. Maybe he was bored (no matter how awesome we think his job is, he still could get bored of it). Maybe he got a better offer. I don't see anything exciting about this.
Good god there's a bunch of self-centered people out there. 'Someone leaving their job at Blizzard? It MUST be because of MY game!!!'
So many conspiracy theorists too. 'omg this must mean D3 is going to be shit!!!'
People move on from jobs for hundreds of reasons. They find a better job. They find a better-paying job (not necessarily the same thing as the first point). They want a job that doesn't require so many hours, so they can focus on other areas (such as starting a family, or focusing on hobbies, or whatever). They realise they're not doing what they really want to do in life, so make a crazy decision to go pursue that.
There are so many more reasons than that too, and none of them have anything to do with Diablo 3, or Blizzard being a bad company to work for, or anything like that. Wake up and realise that not everything is about you and the game you're looking forward to.
There is a history of this at blizzard . The guys who created diablo II and LOD left also . They then formed a new company and made a game you may have heard of......Guild Wars.... Just saying
Diablo 2 Devs left and made flagship studios and created hellgate london.Guild Wars is the first game created by developer ArenaNet. Senior developers from Blizzard Entertainment, some involved in the early development of World of Warcraft, left to create ArenaNet to develop a game which took risks with game design and business model.
I dont know if anyone noticed, but his original tweet was :
"Hey Twitter, I'm no longer working at Blizzard or on [Diablo III]," he wrote. "I've had a great 5 years there and those guys are going to kill it with Diablo."
Whats written on Diablo fans :
""Hey Twitter, I’m no longer working at Blizzard or on D3. I’ve had a great 5 years there and those guys are going to do an amazing job with Diablo.”
Can someone explain this or by kill it he also meant amazing, but I highly doubt that, what do u think guys ?
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