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World of Warcraft: Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street to Leave Blizzard

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  • BoreilBoreil Dallas, TXPosts: 448Member Uncommon
    Its not hard to find the " new project" he is already working on people....geez.

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  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon
    People come and people go, 5 years on the same project... he was probably offered a good opportunity outside Blizzard too good to pass up.  Good luck to the guy he probably had one of the hardest jobs in video games... trying to make decisions that will please everyone.
     
  • ArthasmArthasm LoznicaPosts: 754Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by expresso
    People come and people go, 5 years on the same project... he was probably offered a good opportunity outside Blizzard too good to pass up.  Good luck to the guy he probably had one of the hardest jobs in video games... trying to make decisions that will please everyone.
     

    NIce sum up. Just can't wait to what's his next job. 

  • tawesstawess LkpgPosts: 2,535Member Uncommon

    Greg Street was the lead system designer of WoW. He became the "face of evil" by being a very active and communicative person on the WoW forums.

     

    Some people have a weird notion that WoW would have done better if it was not for GC, i personally think those people are confused... But that is my opinion. I personally have enjoyed how his team have worked to streamline a lot of very clunky features in to one of the smoothest games on the market. Who ever take up the reins will have some big shoes to fill... Especially on the whole "forum activity" part.

     

    Will have to keep an eye on where he end up.

     

     

  • itchmonitchmon west islip, NYPosts: 1,714Member Uncommon
    2 things.

    1- I hope he loves his new job
    2- oh lord please don't let itbe with ccp.

    RIP Ribbitribbitt you are missed, kid.

    Currently Playing EVE, DFUW

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  • nerovipus32nerovipus32 dublinPosts: 2,735Member
    This is great news.
  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 3,437Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by itchmon
    2 things.

    1- I hope he loves his new job
    2- oh lord please don't let itbe with ccp.

    Ya...he's moving on from Blizzard to CCP. That would make no sense.

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  • Aldous.HuxleyAldous.Huxley Monticello, MNPosts: 418Member
    I heard Brad McQuaid made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
  • VolgoreVolgore Posts: 2,207Member Uncommon
    Now, THIS is some awesome news.

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  • kaellankaellan Bellevue, WAPosts: 7Member
    Anyone know what the new project is?
  • cippalippacippalippa MilanoPosts: 109Member
    Originally posted by SteamRanger
    Christmas came early!

    thank you sir, just made my day

  • muffins89muffins89 Yakima, WAPosts: 1,306Member Uncommon
    maybe the new guy will finally buff warriors.

    I think the prostitute mod corrupted your game files man. -elhefen

  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon
    I will miss him, unlike some.  I enjoy playing the game.  Just a suggestion for a replacement, could we have Metzen do video updates instead of just posting stuff...I could listen to him talk all day lol.  Lok'tar ogar!
  • tristanryantristanryan Elkton, VAPosts: 233Member
    Good luck with your future endeavors. Hopefully you have learned a thing or two, or 9.3 million.
  • DocBrodyDocBrody EldridgePosts: 1,820Member
    is he the person who invented dailies and reputation in MMOs?
  • SleepyfishSleepyfish Ashville, NCPosts: 363Member

    Three bad expansions and unrepairable damage to the game later and now he wants to leave. He should have been fired years ago. But you have to give it to him if he didn't understand something he simply removed it or gave it to everyone. 

    Thanks for the memories you @#$%@#$%@#$%.

  • MalviousMalvious Knoxville, TNPosts: 207Member Uncommon

    AW MY GAWD WOW IS GONNE DIE NAU!!!!

    Fine, we'll compromise. I'll get my way & you'll find a way to be okay with that.

  • MukeMuke BredaPosts: 2,172Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by itchmon

    2- oh lord please don't let itbe with ccp.

    If he did let him work on the DUST game, that is almost dead and buried anyway.

    My take would be a Disney Star Wars franchise game, as they are keen to release a batch of games when the newest episode is released.

    "going into arguments with idiots is a lost cause, it requires you to stoop down to their level and you can't win"

  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHPosts: 2,927Member Uncommon

    I thought the game pretty much went downhill when the good devs left WOW and he took over?

     

    I don't really follow the game that closely as I'm not an end game raider and haven't been since early TBC.

  • AndrewGoatAndrewGoat St. Albans, WVPosts: 96Member
    Good riddance.
  • deniterdeniter LappeenrantaPosts: 805Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sleepyfish

    Three bad expansions and unrepairable damage to the game later and now he wants to leave. He should have been fired years ago. But you have to give it to him if he didn't understand something he simply removed it or gave it to everyone. 

    Thanks for the memories you @#$%@#$%@#$%.

    Exactly this!

  • YaevinduskYaevindusk Ul''dah, CAPosts: 1,537Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by nationalcity
    lol, who will everyone blame now for all the Wow problems 8P

    Hopefully people will come to realize that it is folly to do so with out intimate knowledge and an unbias nature.  In most cases lack of interest is self served, though to come to the acceptance that once wasted 9+ years on a game that they then quit is too much to bare for some.  People need scape goats, and who better than to blame the most vocal and those with a title next to their name?  People quit out of loss or personal interest and use little things as reasons so that they are able to fool themselves otherwise.  It's hard to keep count of people who quit because of one simple little change; they just look for reasons and then join in on the mob mentality to make it so that it's Blizzard's fault they quit and not their own (one reason I laugh at is the talent changes... as if looking up a website for the efficient pick for 1 minute and then never having to worry about it again or even press the talent interface for as long as they play WoW.  The new talent system makes me access it on an hourly basis depending what class I want, if I'm solo, If I'm in dungeon, PvP, certain bosses, or just different rotations and tactics).  Though we just need to find that one thing we don't agree with and then stubbornly stick with it without trying things out for ourselves or letting ourselves take a balanced viewpoint once again.  Human nature and all that.

    Originally posted by tawess

    Greg Street was the lead system designer of WoW. He became the "face of evil" by being a very active and communicative person on the WoW forums.

     

    Some people have a weird notion that WoW would have done better if it was not for GC, i personally think those people are confused... But that is my opinion. I personally have enjoyed how his team have worked to streamline a lot of very clunky features in to one of the smoothest games on the market. Who ever take up the reins will have some big shoes to fill... Especially on the whole "forum activity" part.

     

    Will have to keep an eye on where he end up.

     

     

     

    The main problem is that he responded to so many people through various outlets (as you said).  Had he just remained silent the whole time there would be less presumptions and less people upset that the WoW team didn't meet their demands.  Most of the time he gave sound reasons as to things and even responded well enough in some capacity.  Though with that people expect more and more and the insatiable are never... satiated.  There are even a few comments here stating that they don't like how he handled some things.  Poor reasons to be happy at seeing someone go.  Though there was also a wise saying stating that "it's better to have the evil you know, than the evil you don't" when referring to some individuals.

     

    Damned if you do, damned if you don't when there is high expectations or a long term playerbase.  Now we just need to find reasons to hate the one who takes his place so that we can feel good about ourselves.  Though I could imagine this being good news if one did not like any of the last three expansions at all (even though numbers peaked during Wrath).  Some horrible systems put into place during the beginning of Cataclysm, to be sure.  Yet he had experience and years of mistakes to learn from.  Whoever they replace them with will have to have errors of their own to learn from now.

     

     

    Though as a whole it seems like a good opportunity has arrived for him.  That presents something new for both him and the game that many love or love to hate.  Perhaps some fresh air is needed or perhaps this is the worse thing that could possibly happen at this junction.  Time will be the judge of that.  Perhaps even the bias nature people had towards him will make them positively bias towards the game and new decisions made just because it isn't the the same man baring the title as before.  Though at the end of the day it's the same developers for the game.  If what they've told me when I talked to some of them at various events, each member has a say in development and teamwork is crucial.  Therefore I wonder if this is the placebo that some of the masses need to once again "enjoy" their time.  Though I'd imagine those who blamed him will just say something along the lines as "x years too late" and use that as their new excuse to justify to themselves the time spent and why they quit.  After all, it's hard to quit something addictive if one does not find something to blame or a goal to achieve.

     

    When faced with strife or discontent, the true nature of a man is brought forth. It is then when we see the character of the individual. It is then we are able to tell if he is mature enough to grin and bare it, or subject his fellow man to his complaints and woes.

  • skeaserskeaser Wichita Falls, TXPosts: 3,847Member Uncommon
    It'd be cool if when you guys post news you told us who the dude is. I had to Google to find out he was the lead system designer.
  • furbansfurbans Tinbucktwo, IAPosts: 965Member
    Originally posted by tawess

    Greg Street was the lead system designer of WoW. He became the "face of evil" by being a very active and communicative person on the WoW forums.

     

    Some people have a weird notion that WoW would have done better if it was not for GC, i personally think those people are confused... But that is my opinion. I personally have enjoyed how his team have worked to streamline a lot of very clunky features in to one of the smoothest games on the market. Who ever take up the reins will have some big shoes to fill... Especially on the whole "forum activity" part.

     

    Will have to keep an eye on where he end up.

     

     

    I stopped playing WoW since WotLK with ICC but I recall reading that the dev's no longer communicate via forums and everything was done by twitter?

    I disliked GC ever since he was adament that prot warriors were fine, regardless that all other tank classes were numerically proven to be better by a substantial amount with the exception of the DK.

  • PanzerbasePanzerbase Chicago, ILPosts: 423Member
    Probably too little too late, but it's good to see Blizzard finally taking out the trash. Hopefully his next job is walking to the mailbox to collect his unemployment check. 
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