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Exclusive Interview With Ghostcrawler!
2010/06/13 at 2:01 AM
"No, you can't have a pony."So last week I had the chance to sit down with everyone's favorite Systems Designer,
, and ask him a few questions.
I collected the questions using
, and presented them to GC in a one-on-one setting. Perhaps his answers will inspire you, perhaps they will infuriate you—Mr. Street is nothing if not controversial. But nonetheless, here are the answers, straight from the crab's mouth!
I have tried to preserve as closely as possible the conversational style of the interview, directly from the transcript. If we sound awkward, well...we're geeks. Cut us some slack.
Join us for the full text after the break!
Upcoming Chat with Ghostcrawler
2010/06/07 at 3:50 PM
Ghostcrawler awaits your questions...
The interview is complete, and I have all the answers I've gathered—but I'm under NDA not to release them until Saturday night at Midnight. Check back then for the interview—as well as a ton of new info on Cataclysm!
So tomorrow, I'm going to have the opportunity for a direct interview with
right at the Blizzard headquarters in Irvine, CA!
I know you guys have questions for him about
, but I want to make sure that I don't miss any of the big ones—so
please post your questions here!
I obviously can't guarantee I'll use them all, but I should be able to hit all the major ones.
Even someone else has already posted the question, go ahead and post anyway—it'll help me judge which questions are the most important.
So let's hear it! If you could ask Ghostcrawler anything you wanted... what would it be?
ZAM Interview with Richard Knaak
2010/04/21 at 7:18 PM
Cody Bye, the Director of Content of ZAM, has just interviewed
, one of the most famous writers of novels and short stories for not only World of Warcraft, but a number of other fictional worlds. Knaak's "Blizzard" bibliography includes novels like
(the latest official Warcraft novel on the market), 3 standalone Diablo novels,
The Sin War
War of the Ancients
trilogy, as well as 2 standalone novels other than
. In addition to those, he has an impressive number of Dragonlance, Dragonrealm, Conan, individual novels... not to mention his short fiction pieces and the manga.
Sadly, this interview didn't quench my thirst for lore (could anything?), but it was an interesting read nonetheless. The interview is after the break!
Wowhead Interview on the Rawrcast!
2010/03/22 at 6:06 PM
and myself were cordially invited by
to give an interview in this week's episode of the
The Rawrcast itself is pretty epic (a good 2 hours long!), but worth it—especially if you've been following them up until now! You can listen to the whole episode here:
We're about 40 minutes in. If you have a short attention span, though, you can also listen to just the interview here:
Wowhead interview only:
Also, incidentally, there is a mention of an upcoming movie project in this interview called "The Raid". If you're interested in the post we wrote about it, you can find that one
Battlecry Mosaic Complete, New Interviews, Noxy Artwork
2010/03/03 at 7:00 PM
Ladies and gentlemen,
the Battlecry Mosaic is complete
A total of 20,000 submissions have come in since the
site opened, and the full mosaic is now available for viewing! You can look at it through the Mosaic Viewer on the Battlecry page, or by downloading the truly epic
14400 x 6150 pixel raw file
(also available in various
They've also unlocked two brand new
: one with
, who we all know and love, talking about the design and creation process for the game—and the other with forum MVP
, talking about his gaming history and the experience from the player's perspective.
If you're looking closely at Palehoof's interview, you'll find some artwork provi
Interview with Wowhead at The Dalaran Inn (and Comic Contest)
2010/02/25 at 9:18 PM
I just got through doing an
The Dalaran Inn
, and apparently we're "Notorious"!
TDI is also hosting a contest for comic artists.
Comic artists are invited to submit their work, and the best one is being selected to start a regular comic over on the TDI site. If there are any comic artists among you waiting in the wings, go take a look at their post here:
Tom Chilton Interview: Possible Raid Boss Before Cataclysm
2010/02/18 at 7:01 PM
published yesterday an interview with Tom Chilton, game director for World of Warcraft, looking back on the Wrath of the Lich King expansion.
They talk about how what classes we might have seen instead of Death Knights, graphical improvements, PvP, why Ulduar was chosen and even a brief discussion of the content patch between now and and Cataclysm.
Hint: It just might be a
single-boss encounter in the Ruby Sanctum
, inside Wyrmrest Temple!
For the final question, there’s been some rumors going around and I wanted to clear them up. You guys have wrapped up the main Lich King storyline. Icecrown is out there, which you guys have said is the final major raid for this expansion. But there are some rumors that there might be another content patch of some
Blizzard Insider #32: Interview With WoW Designers
2010/02/03 at 9:36 PM
In the latest edition of the
newsletter, which has just been released, Blizzard interviews Scott "Daelo" Mercer, World of Warcraft's Lead Encounter Designer, and Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street, World of Warcraft's Lead Systems Designer, about everyone's favorite bad guy... Arthas.
The interview talks about a lot of things, such as Arthas' role and how it came about, and how they shaped the expansion around
The Lich King (Icecrown)
They also talk about the
's upcoming world event—which will supposedly be at
as big as the zombie invasion, if not even bigger.
Q&A With Tom Chilton at Champions' Carnival in Taiwan
2009/12/18 at 9:14 PM
Tom "Kalgan" Chilton, the Lead Game Designer for World of Warcraft, was in attendance at the recent
While he was there he had a
with players at the event and some of the questions covered current and future armour tiers to the future of arenas and even a little about Cataclysm.
Read on after the break for the full Q&A.
Interview With Samwise: Pandaren Brewmaster Deluxe Figure
2009/12/16 at 6:07 PM
As most of you might know
Sam "Samwise" Didier
is the art director over at Blizzard. In this interview they talk about the process in designing the exclusive
Pandaren Brewmaster Deluxe Figure
and they also mention pandarens past, present and future.
If you really like pandareans or just like looking at Samwise's artwork (I know I do!) you can read the interview after the break.
Interview With Lead Game Designer Tom "Kalgan" Chilton
2009/12/15 at 12:36 AM
, an official German fansite, they had a chance to have a chat with Tom "Kalgan" Chilton who is the Lead Game Designer for World of Warcraft. They touch on a lot of things including everything from player housing (no it's not in the plans) to Cataclysm and the the future.
There is even mention that there may be a
content patch before Cataclysm
but it won't be like a major content patch and could contain class balance fixes, bug fixes, implementation of new Battle.net features, and maybe even a new raid boss? A new Wyrmrest Temple boss? Who knows.
Read the whole interview using the link below!
Joystiq Interview With Blizzard Co-Founder Frank Pearce
2009/12/10 at 4:37 PM
Joystiq has an interview running with
, who is the Senior Vice President of Blizzard Entertainment, about milestones in Warcraft. They go on to talk about how the company name was chosen to the biggest obstacles they faced with the game and even to questions about a Blizzard Theme Park (kidding)!
It's a really interesting read which you can find here:
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