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Micky Neilson Leaving Blizzard
Micky Neilson has worked at Blizzard for 22 years and is currently the Publishing Lead, working on projects like Overwatch: First Strike, an upcoming upcoming Overwatch graphic novel. Previous work includes the Black Temple trailer! Reidor on Twitter shared the news from his newsletter:
Originally Posted by Micky Neilson
After 22 years, I'm leaving Blizzard.

The time has come for me to pursue personal projects that I love. I'll be moving from California to Washington State. My last day at Blizzard will be March 25th.

I look forward to working with Blizzard on freelance projects, one of which will be announced shortly. Aside from that, my upcoming works might include more game-related writing, script writing, consultation...and most certainly, novels. All of which will be announced and discussed right here in this newsletter, once a month.

I spent some of the best years of my life at Blizzard. It's a bittersweet departure to say the least. But I'm excited for the all the opportunities that lie ahead!

So...there you have it, the big news. Thank you for all your continued support!

Hope this finds you all well.

Stay awesome,
--Mick
This article was originally published in forum thread: Warcraft Movie Ad, Micky Neilson Leaving Blizzard started by chaud View original post
Comments 149 Comments
  1. Tokas's Avatar
    cu Mick, 22 years damn
  1. Dejo93's Avatar
    Why do i have a bad feelings about Nelson leaving Blizz? First Zarhym now him. I might be paranoid. Any ideas? Are they leaving a sinking ship or is my fear over exaggerated ?
  1. Turaska's Avatar
    In before the "omg its a sinking ship" fools show up.
  1. tss's Avatar
    Wow, Blizzard is falling apart at the seams.

    Quote Originally Posted by Turaska View Post
    In before the "omg its a sinking ship" fools show up.
    In after the Blizzard defense force
  1. Zagnaphein's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Turaska View Post
    In before the "omg its a sinking ship" fools show up.
    Too Slow someone got u already hahahah
  1. twelvethirty's Avatar
    rats always get off the ship first
  1. Benomatic's Avatar
    22 years is enough. People have lives to lead. Its neither good or bad. Its human and organic
  1. chrisisvacant's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dejo93 View Post
    Why do i have a bad feelings about Nelson leaving Blizz? First Zarhym now him. I might be paranoid. Any ideas? Are they leaving a sinking ship or is my fear over exaggerated ?
    Perhaps you love drama?
  1. Arafal's Avatar
    i kinda think blizz is falling apart.
    and that electro music ruins that fcking ad!
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    For those curious of what Micky did http://wow.gamepedia.com/Micky_Neilson
  1. mmoc1615415e70's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Turaska View Post
    In before the "omg its a sinking ship" fools show up.
    One post after yours..

  1. Frostyfire14's Avatar
    After 22 years, leaving a huge company with a title that contains "Lead" sounds more a burnout than anything else.
  1. mmoc925aeb179c's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dejo93 View Post
    Why do i have a bad feelings about Nelson leaving Blizz? First Zarhym now him. I might be paranoid. Any ideas? Are they leaving a sinking ship or is my fear over exaggerated ?
    Sinking ship. The sinking ship that is nearly 5 times bigger than the second gaming studio. just lol.
  1. Esper's Avatar
    Zarhym was probably let go for some reason. It came too suddenly and without any fanfare.
  1. ComputerNerd's Avatar
    Look at the roles before jumping to conclusions, as he was not a developer.
    While it is true the quantity makes it easy to jump to the same conclusions that people have been spouting for years without proof, the same remains true.
    There is no proof or evidence to suggest there is a common reason they are leaving, especially given the huge variety of roles.

    There will be clusters by chance, and there will be clusters due a reason.
    We just have no evidence to prove the latter.
  1. Theoris's Avatar
    So long, Micky. Hope he has a good one wherever and whatever he decides to work with.
  1. Lycann's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dejo93 View Post
    Why do i have a bad feelings about Nelson leaving Blizz? First Zarhym now him. I might be paranoid. Any ideas? Are they leaving a sinking ship or is my fear over exaggerated ?
    Don't read into to much. 20 years are a company is a long time. People move on, hell most people don't even make it 10 years at the same place. I would only start worrying if leads on current projects start bailing.
  1. mmoc9ab4442834's Avatar
    Cause of 2 people leaving out of hundreds? Doubt they're falling apart, don't even see why one would think this.

    Judging by recent years worth of WoW expansions then some new blood might not be a bad idea.
  1. Helltrixz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dakushisai View Post
    Sinking ship. The sinking ship that is nearly 5 times bigger than the second gaming studio. just lol.
    There's this one movie with Leonardo di Caprio...
  1. kaintk's Avatar
    lol at people thinking that a business sink because few people leave the company each year, omg no , nobody can replace them on their job, so bad *sarcasm* :O

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