Page 6 of 9 FirstFirst ...
4
5
6
7
8
... LastLast
  1. #101
    Quote Originally Posted by ashblond View Post
    You don't quit a 20 year old job for no reason, especially when all your colleagues quit at the same time.
    He left now because the bonuses got paid out (duh).

    He is probably going to pick up a job with those other ex-blizzard folks.

  2. #102
    I bet J Allen Brack is currently busy straightening his hair and going, 'well I didn't need another Morhaime loyalist anyway'.

  3. #103
    Quote Originally Posted by kiramon View Post
    He left now because the bonuses got paid out (duh).

    He is probably going to pick up a job with those other ex-blizzard folks.
    Maybe, or maybe he's just done and wants to enjoy life. He apparently was making a 6 figure income and lives in a million dollar home. He's 48, has a wife and can still enjoy his money. He's not like many of us where we are stuck working because if we don't, the bills don't get paid. I'm 2 years younger than Jeff, and I have a snowball's chance in hell of being able to just stop working and not ending up homeless.

  4. #104
    Quote Originally Posted by ParanoiD84 View Post
    Hope he goes too dreamhaven too like the rest i want to see what they can make.
    As of now - they making a good public show - unfortunately, not one of those that is professionally ethic or for any good in the sector.

  5. #105
    You'd think Blizzard = WoW with half the posts in this thread. This is a guy who works for Blizzard, who worked on WoW in the best times, that has been working with OW/OW2. Yet, here is everyone making comments about WoW. What? I don't think it's a coincidence Blizzard has been shedding a lot of its main talent for the past couple of years now. It was most certainly a combination of many things that would make Jeff quit, but generally speaking you don't just quit like this before the game you're working on, that has yet to be released, Overwatch 2, is released. It's the equivalent of Metzen and the others quitting before Legion released, and leaving it not fully complete. That's a big change before something is released, although if OW2 is mostly complete, then he may have felt it fine to step down, which could also be true, but with the game being delayed, my guess is that is not the case
    Last edited by La; 2021-04-21 at 12:29 AM.

  6. #106
    slowly all original wow/blizz main contributors seems to be done. always asked myself how long it takes until Kaplan leaves, after all the other ppls in his blizz „age bracket“.

    bye Jeff and thx for all the fish (especially the 2005 wow fish).

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by sensei View Post
    Maybe, or maybe he's just done and wants to enjoy life. He apparently was making a 6 figure income and lives in a million dollar home. He's 48, has a wife and can still enjoy his money. He's not like many of us where we are stuck working because if we don't, the bills don't get paid. I'm 2 years younger than Jeff, and I have a snowball's chance in hell of being able to just stop working and not ending up homeless.
    xactly this. same here

  7. #107
    Look all these wonderful neckbeard armchair experts pretending they know things.

  8. #108
    I will miss Jeff, but his ability to run Overwatch wasn't flawless.

  9. #109
    The Unstoppable Force Kaleredar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    phasing...
    Posts
    22,914
    Quote Originally Posted by Assumi View Post
    Cue the MMO-Champion comment section version of Baghdad Bob to ensure us all everything is of course totally fine at Blizzard
    I mean... they've worked at this company for like 25 years now. Some of them 30. Jeff was almost 20.

    Sometimes, people want to switch from the same company they've worked at for potentially three decades.
    Last edited by Kaleredar; 2021-04-21 at 02:00 AM.
    “Do not lose time on daily trivialities. Do not dwell on petty detail. For all of these things melt away and drift apart within the obscure traffic of time. Live well and live broadly. You are alive and living now. Now is the envy of all of the dead.” ~ Emily3, World of Tomorrow
    Quote Originally Posted by Wells View Post
    Kaleredar is right...
    Words to live by.

  10. #110
    I guess that's the end of Dinoflask as well.

  11. #111
    Quote Originally Posted by thelordymir View Post
    lol here's someone who's literally never held a job apparently. Sometimes you just move on
    LOL. Yea, after 20 years, He and his old colleagues all decided to leave Blizzard at the same time.

    I am sure there is nothing wrong about Blizzard. Those people just all want to "move on" at the same time.

    100% logic.

  12. #112
    To me, it sounds a lot like they let him go by the vibe in his statement and the official release statement.

    Obviously I have no idea why, but I wouldn't be surprised if he wouldn't bend on something or made a harsh criticism and upper management didn't like it.

    He seems like the outspoken, stubborn, passionate artist type from seeing him talk at Blizzcon.

    Hopefully him and more like him leave that corporate shit hole and go to Dreamhaven or a better company.

  13. #113
    The Lightbringer SinR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    My Own Personal Hell
    Posts
    3,875
    so when is Ion hanging up the sword?

  14. #114
    Herald of the Titans ercarp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Icecrown
    Posts
    2,943
    So many big names have left Blizzard over the past two years or so. It makes you wonder what's going on behind closed doors.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by SinR View Post
    so when is Ion hanging up the sword?
    Do we even know who would take over as Game Director for WoW if Ion left? John Hight?

  15. #115
    The Lightbringer SinR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    My Own Personal Hell
    Posts
    3,875
    Quote Originally Posted by ercarp View Post
    So many big names have left Blizzard over the past two years or so. It makes you wonder what's going on behind closed doors.

    - - - Updated - - -



    Do we even know who would take over as Game Director for WoW if Ion left? John Hight?
    I mean...

    It can't be worse...

    Right?
    We're all newbs, some are just more newbier than others.

    Just a burned out hardcore raider turned casual.
    Too late for Classic, too soon for WOTLK Classic
    Just in time to Burning Crusade Classic

  16. #116
    Alt headline: Very wealthy individual leaves company after 20 years, Internet shits itself.

  17. #117
    Quote Originally Posted by ercarp View Post
    Do we even know who would take over as Game Director for WoW if Ion left? John Hight?
    Isn't he technically already above him?
    /tar Tinker-zealot /point /lol
    WoW:Shadowlands - Danuser's Divina Commedia?

    koko := coocoo

  18. #118
    Quote Originally Posted by StillMcfuu View Post
    I agree with you, it's odd that Kaplan would leave at a critical time for OW2. But this is the first time out of all the devs leaving that it's been a bit more suspect.
    Afrasiabi leaving last summer with no fanfare or PR release like this is very suspect, and points to him being fired. A lot of people are unaware he left the company to this day.

    Losing Kaplan is a big deal, no matter how you look at it. While I didn't play Overwatch, the game overall had a certain charm and appeal to it, and I suspect that will be changing in a hurry with new leadership. I get that people leave, but you'd think he'd put OW2 to bed before handing in his keycard, ya know?

    Anyway, best wishes to him. He had a hell of a run - helped create some iconic games, and helped pull Overwatch out of the ashes of Titan. I'm sure he'll end up somewhere that he can do more great work - he's got a hell of a resume.

    I don't believe that it's impossible for people working at Blizzard or might work there in the future aren't capable of the same kind of work Jeff and others contributed, but these days, it's hard to see the results at that level. Sad. Oh well!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by ercarp View Post
    Do we even know who would take over as Game Director for WoW if Ion left? John Hight?
    The way things have been going, they'll make Holinka the new game director.

    Yeah, I just threw up a little, too.

  19. #119
    Quote Originally Posted by Haidaes View Post
    Isn't he technically already above him?
    Yes he is.

  20. #120
    The Insane Lorgar Aurelian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Land of moose and goose.
    Posts
    17,214
    Quote Originally Posted by ashblond View Post
    LOL. Yea, after 20 years, He and his old colleagues all decided to leave Blizzard at the same time.

    I am sure there is nothing wrong about Blizzard. Those people just all want to "move on" at the same time.

    100% logic.
    It’s been over 5 years(arguably longer) its not all at the same time.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •