Oh dear....it's sad to see you go! I really wonder what "opportunity" came your way that was better than being such a huge part of a huge game! Hmm, what's going to happen next?It could be opportunity plus doing the same thing year after year kinda begins to wear thin.A change is as good as a rest and all that.Combined with whatever Ghost says about the community, I personally see it as one of the most caustic communities around, and I honestly do not think the good of the game is at the heart of most people's "complaints", in fact most seem to be about "me me me", and what they can get from the game, or how it can be made easier for those not willing to put in effort.What will happen next, Well Blizzard will continue without Ghost, and still make the most kickass game around for many more years.Not that anyone cares, and nor should they, but the idea that WoD would convince someone to -return- to WoW baffles me.Surely it's about personal taste, I have to admit to being more excited about WoD than I was about Cataclysm and MoP. BC was to many the magnum opus of expansions, so a chance to return to that world and that lore is certainly a draw for players who have been dormant for a while. (So I really don't know why that concept should baffle you, or anyone)
Best of luck, Mr. GhostCrawler. I hope your future is fine. :-)
...spent 2 hours reading on B&S's English version....I bump into this...GHOSTY IS GOING TO B&S!On the serious side though, we will miss the crab-riding nerfbat-bearer that was Ghostcrawler. You damn better amaze us with your excuse :P
Everyone roll a Holy Priest to show some support for good ole Ghostcrawler.
I read every post. You kiddos don't know enough about the real world. Not one of you proposed this idea:Blizzard has been bleeding subscriptions for years. At some point, a company is going to look for someone to blame. While it might still be voluntary (I don't claim to know), my first thought is that he was asked to resign. This lets him still look clean, but moreover Blizzard doesn't have to admit any error keeping him in that post.
I read every post. You kiddos don't know enough about the real world. Not one of you proposed this idea:Blizzard has been bleeding subscriptions for years. At some point, a company is going to look for someone to blame. While it might still be voluntary (I don't claim to know), my first thought is that he was asked to resign. This lets him still look clean, but moreover Blizzard doesn't have to admit any error keeping him in that post.I can say with complete certainty that this is not what happened. I know you're not claiming it is but just figured I'd clear that up if at all possible. Not sure how much my word means to anyone but I know this wasn't the scenario that occurred.He left of his own accord and did so on completely good terms with his colleagues/superiors.
I wish him well, wherever his futures lies. I thank him for putting a human face on what is, in a lot of games, hidden behind the facade of an avatar, if not completely invisible, and for making the dev side of things more accessible. I certainly remember a certain amount of excitement when he first appeared at Blizzcon.While in my opinion he has made some positive changes in the game, I personally feel he took WoW in completely the wrong direction so I will not be sad to see him leave. While he cannot be held entirely responsible for that, it is clear he defended a lot of the changes that he must have had some input in.Whomever takes the reins I hope they retain frankness that Greg had in his explanations.
Whomever takes the reins I hope they retain frankness that Greg had in his explanations.I hope they have a background that doesn't include qualifications for working at Sea World. I also hope they have the ability to put their own ego aside when being told and shown proof that they're incorrect.
Good riddance. After leaving WoW for three years because of this person's stupid decisions that made WoW sucked, I created this account just to welcome this news.The problem with Ghostcrawler was he was too quick to make drastic changes without thinking of the consequences and upset many players. He would u-turn when they backfire. I am glad he left. Only wish he had done so earlier.We need a lead designer that make well-thought out decisions that wouldn't upset too many players.