=( I'm saddened to see him go.Contrary to what some people choose to say, he really did turn around a lot of things in the game for the good during his time as lead developer, introducing quality-of-life changes and promoting class balance (I shudder at the old days of TBC where Shamans were only wanted for the Bloodlust and NOTHING MORE as they were terrible DPS and sub-par healers)This comment from the official forums says it all:This is what people tend to ignore. Ghostcrawler is out (the main fighter for conveniences and balance) and we're back to Pardo and Chilton at the helm; the two devs who told hybrids to basically screw off, gave the finger to pures who wanted more than 1 "ok" spec, and were openly anti convenience as they held onto their archaic Everquest philosophies.100% truth.I am very perplexed as to why would Greg leave though, he was at the top of the world of his career, what job could possibly top being lead designer for the most popular and most played MMORPG in history?Regardless, I wish him good fortune, good success and I lament what the game will be like without his input.I also severely pity the person who has to fill his shoes, not only because Ghostcrawler will be a tough act to follow, but also because whoever will replace him, will become the defacto punching bag for everyone to blame of their perceived problems with the game.
Awww sad to see you go :(, Good Luck on your new adventure. You will be missed/hugsAngelofdore ( Shadowsong EU, Holy Priest )
noooooo, i can't believe this.... why?:(you will be missed... and hope for the best to come to u
I've been unsubbed for most of the last year, but this news coupled with some things I've read about WoD makes me want to start playing WoW again.Seriously? Ghostcrawler leaving is a BAD thing. Not a good thing. Whatever your own crappy opinions are Ghostcrawler has done an amazing job for the better part of a decade. I'm sad that we are losing him, and kind of apprehensive about what is going to happen. I know I shouldn't be happy that someone is leaving the WoW team, but I don't think anyone can deny that WoW seriously needs to be reinvigorated. Maybe whomever takes GC's spot will bring some fresh perspective and that could help WoW in the long run.Wait...what? I get that there are GC haters out there (personally, I'm fairly impartial), but what about the abortion that will be WoD could possibly make you want to start playing again? Seriously, I've played WoW since day 2 of Vanilla (I got it as a birthday present, but my mother wouldn't pay 1st class posting -_-) on and off, and have returned, without fail, for every expansion, and stayed for a considerable time to raid, before taking a few months break before the next expansion. Every expansion has had me excited to go back to WoW. The reveal for WoD makes me want to choke, and for the first time ever, I won't be returning.Not that anyone cares, and nor should they, but the idea that WoD would convince someone to -return- to WoW baffles me.The things I'm looking forward to are: the new stat system, garrisons and the removal of daily quests. Removing hit and expertise (I'm kind of ambivalent about reforging) is a good thing. Quite frankly, I'm surprised that they didn't get removed sooner. The new secondary stats (and tertiary stats) sound interesting and could lead to some much needed stat diversity. Garrisons make me super happy, since I've wanted a form of player housing in this game since I first started playing. Daily quests being removed is probably a much more controversial topic I've often found that daily quests are either loved or hated. I've always fallen into the "hated but felt compelled to do them" category. That's my opinion and the whole matter is subjective, but I for one am extremely pleased that dailies are going to be gone for good very soon. Also, I just remembered that character models are getting updated, which is something that I feel is sorely needed.
I just hope they don´t screw up the pvp on WoD
Good riddance to bad rubbish.Signed,Everyone who mained a Paladin in the last six years
We will miss you, we will miss you :(
Is it known who will replace him? :c
hope the one that follows him up has a thick skin also, considering how much hate ghostcrawler sometimes got thrown at him.still he did his job well and put up with it really well, for that i tip my hat (if i had worn one). hope his new job will give him a bit more rest in the "being hated by some people" zone
o.0 Cata haters, MoP haters, now WoD haters, they all have the same story to tell, if you don't like it, don't play it and SHH. QQ.
Is it known who will replace him? :cWell Alex Afrasiabi is off the Titan team and back on the WoW team. My money's on him.
Best of luck Ghosty. .. you will be missed! You have made the last 9 years of my life enjoyable :)Nox
Hey , what does it mean ? What has happened ? Is this a joke ? This isn't funny at all !
All the best in the future, Ghost! You've been the voice of WoW and Blizzard for so long it will feel intensely strange without your information, input and opinions. You will be sorely missed.And I have to say, I agree with some who feel that this, along with some other recent events, really does feel like the beginning of the end. *sigh* All good things end, eventually.
Nuuuuu! WHY Ghostcrawler.. WHY? D'8/mourns...
I've been unsubbed for most of the last year, but this news coupled with some things I've read about WoD makes me want to start playing WoW again.Seriously? Ghostcrawler leaving is a BAD thing. Not a good thing. Whatever your own crappy opinions are Ghostcrawler has done an amazing job for the better part of a decade. I'm sad that we are losing him, and kind of apprehensive about what is going to happen. I respect your opinion on the job that GC has done as lead systems developer for wow but at the same time I think people have a right to disagree with your's or feel the game will be better off with someone new at the helm. Personally, i think it will be good to get someone new in the job. wow has not been all that innovative in the last few years(though WoD shows some signs of new directions) but also, if you've been reading a lot of blue posts in the last year or so, I think there's been quite a few times where they've almost thrown their hands up in the air like they don't know what to do either. Also, I think the current state of endgame pvp isn't so good. There are no guarantees that the new guy will do a better job but i don't think its necessarily a bad thing that GC is moving on. It has to be a stressful job and he is prob burnt out on it. I wish him well with his next job.
Paladins everywhere rejoice."To the ground baby"
I am very perplexed as to why would Greg leave though, he was at the top of the world of his career, what job could possibly top being lead designer for the most popular and most played MMORPG in history?Regardless, I wish him good fortune, good success and I lament what the game will be like without his input.I also severely pity the person who has to fill his shoes, not only because Ghostcrawler will be a tough act to follow, but also because whoever will replace him, will become the defacto punching bag for everyone to blame of their perceived problems with the game. I could give a few reasons why he might want to move on:a. I think being the primary voice for wow as well as primary target for things people don't like about the game has probably taken its toll on him over the years. I'm sure in some ways it was his dreamjob but it also has to be a job which requires tons of hours and a lot of responsibility. He may have gotten married/started a family or just wants more time to do other thingsb. he may be at a point where he'd rather have input in developing a game from the ground up, rather than just caretaking a game for a huge companyc. it could be he is just ready for a change of scenery and a new challenge
I can't believe your leaving our wow family, but I hope what your moving onto will make you even happier then when you was with us. I can say for a lot of people in the WoW family that we will all miss you very much.
Wow ... this is not something I will be grateful for on Thanksgiving. Best of luck to you and thank you for the wonderful years of gaming.