Omar Gonzalez Leaves Blizzard and Joins Dreamhaven
Omar Gonzalez, one of the senior software engineers that worked on the early prototype of Classic WoW has left Activision Blizzard and joined Secret Door, one of the studios owned by Dreamhaven, Mike Morhaime's new gaming company.

This news comes from Kevin Jordan, one of the original designers for World of Warcraft, which replied to a community question: Where is Omar?


Omar Gonzalez started working on World of Warcraft in 2003 and worked his way up to become Principal Software Engineer at Blizzard Entertainment. In an interview with xDrale, translated by Wowhead, this is what Game Director Ion Hazzikostas said about Omar:
One of them, an engineer named Omar Gonzalez, who is on the Classic team, tried the method of taking the modern client, the modern server and teaching it to interpret the old 1.12 classic data. He kind of locked himself away for a few weeks, and came out with something that was a prototype--it was very rough, contained tons of bugs, the world wasn't fully rendered, but it was the original classic world, pre-Cataclysm. It had the original skills and talents, and we knew there's was a ton of work to do, but we felt like we realized for the first time, "we can do this."



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  1. ryanmahaffe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by scelero View Post
    Nah, people calling other's out for being cringe-inducing is cringe. There are plenty of people who only play games that they see advertised, thus AAA titles. It's actually pretty common. I'd be so bold to say there are more AAA gamers than niche gamers who love everything under the sun.

    But grats on dividing the gaming community up in your mind. Just enjoy your games, and let others enjoy theirs. Jesus, it's not that difficult.
    He is literally dividing it by calling himself an aaa gamer but sure, I am dividing the community, lol.

    Calling yourself an AAA gamer and thus all other non AAA games is stupid, because you are purposefully limiting yourself to whatever big name copy content game a large company is putting out. Actively limiting your choices based on marketing budget is ridiculous, because there are indie games that arent really niche and compete with AAA games in scope but an "AAA gamerrr" wouldn't know about them because they only care about what crap the huge corporations are pushing out.

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