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

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  • ThupliThupli Member Posts: 840 Uncommon
    thanks for a good time in tbc and wrath Ghostcrawler, i loved it then. Best of luck on your next endevour!
  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIMember Posts: 8,842 Rare
    Originally posted by deniter
    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!

    Took away Affliction Locks drain mana... I played a lot of 2v2. After the removal of this iconic skill in Cata, my 2v2 two matches went from 5 minutes to 25 mins each.  I had never complained about a nerf before,  and didn't complain about this removal either. I just left shortly after. 

  • VolgoreVolgore Member Posts: 3,286 Rare
    He may have finally noticed that the game is going nowhere and looked out for greener pastures.

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  • slickbizzleslickbizzle Matthews, NCMember Posts: 464
    Originally posted by Hawkster
    Originally posted by Iceman8235
    WoW won't be the same without him.  I wish him luck in his future endeavors.

    Yeah...it can only get better.  He is leaving about....6 years too late.

     

    I have to agree with that.  

     

     

     

     

  • lostincombatfindingslostincombatfindings thjlopMember Posts: 27
    To leave Blizzard? Hasn't he left like 10 times already? I mean didn't he leave last month?
  • twruletwrule Daly City, CAMember Posts: 1,251
    Originally posted by Rusque
    Wow, people liked ghostcrawler? On this forum of all places people actually thought he was good for WoW and Blizzard? My assumption is he got a nice offer from another company. Regardless of how/why he's leaving I'm happy. I hated his style of communication and I hated most of his design decisions. And I really hated how stubborn he was to react to community input, he would refuse, deny, and put down any claims of current class issues and then turn around a year later and say, "oops, guess we over-nerfed ___" Not to mention Cata and MoP sucked. For every positive thing they brought to the game, they brought two negatives.

    Agreed - my main beef with the guy was primarily his condescending, overbearing attitude toward the community. It was easy to get the impression that, to him, the community was always just a collection of whiny children who should just pipe down and keep forking over their money complacently regardless of what changes were made to the game. Even though I never once posted on the official WoW forums, this attitude and the player culture it engendered was ultimately enough to get me to leave the game for good (more so than any design decision - though I was no fan of those either, largely because I could tell this attitude influenced them).

  • AntiquatedAntiquated Member Posts: 1,411 Rare

    You have to work for a Blizzard to get the six-figure salary. And have the kind of fans that might make you to spend it on bodyguards.

  • TechnoMonkeyTechnoMonkey Montreal, QCMember Posts: 91 Uncommon

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!  OMFG THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER! 

    seriously though, I AM having a party in honour of these amazing news.

    November 28 will always be remembered as "get rid of an a**hole" day from now on!

  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONMember Posts: 3,099 Uncommon
    A good flamewar tank in a complex and unforgiving job, my sympathies to whoever has to step into those shoes.
  • Teh_AxiTeh_Axi HalifaxMember Posts: 380 Uncommon
    Originally posted by twrule It was easy to get the impression that, to him, the community was always just a collection of whiny children

    They are.

    Was the same before GC, will be the same for whoever takes his place. Fact is GC isn't really much more than Tom Chiltons flame shield. Not that your average WoW player even knows who Tom Chilton is . . .

  • noncleynoncley LondonMember Posts: 704 Uncommon
    I don't understand why none of you think he hasn't been sacked.
  • SinakuSinaku Austin, TXMember Posts: 497 Uncommon

    This guy was awful for WoW/Blizzard and I am overly joyed to see him finally leave. It is like the wicked king is finally dead!

  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INMember Posts: 5,035 Uncommon

    This is very likely the first news about WoW that I've considered positive in several years.

     


    Ken Fisher - Semi retired old fart Network Administrator, now working in Network Security.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  When I don't understand, I ask.  Such is not intended as criticism.
  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHMember Posts: 7,825 Rare
    A small cog in a big machine, I doubt if this will affect anything.
  • VelorumVelorum West Palm Beach, FLMember Posts: 12
    Originally posted by Rusque
    Wow, people liked ghostcrawler? On this forum of all places people actually thought he was good for WoW and Blizzard?   My assumption is he got a nice offer from another company. Regardless of how/why he's leaving I'm happy. I hated his style of communication and I hated most of his design decisions. And I really hated how stubborn he was to react to community input, he would refuse, deny, and put down any claims of current class issues and then turn around a year later and say, "oops, guess we over-nerfed ___" Not to mention Cata and MoP sucked. For every positive thing they brought to the game, they brought two negatives.

     

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  • VelorumVelorum West Palm Beach, FLMember Posts: 12
    Originally posted by Rusque
    Wow, people liked ghostcrawler? On this forum of all places people actually thought he was good for WoW and Blizzard?   My assumption is he got a nice offer from another company. Regardless of how/why he's leaving I'm happy. I hated his style of communication and I hated most of his design decisions. And I really hated how stubborn he was to react to community input, he would refuse, deny, and put down any claims of current class issues and then turn around a year later and say, "oops, guess we over-nerfed ___" Not to mention Cata and MoP sucked. For every positive thing they brought to the game, they brought two negatives.  

    Exactly the reason I left wow. This is great news! Maybe now they'll hire someone with a bit less of a "I'll do what I want and if you don't like it your free to leave" attitude...which MILLIONS have done in the past few years. Still trying to figure out how he kept his job after losing so many accounts. I may even reactivate mine now that that clown is leaving.

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  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Pittsville, VAMember Posts: 5,386 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Velorum
    Originally posted by Rusque
    Wow, people liked ghostcrawler? On this forum of all places people actually thought he was good for WoW and Blizzard?   My assumption is he got a nice offer from another company. Regardless of how/why he's leaving I'm happy. I hated his style of communication and I hated most of his design decisions. And I really hated how stubborn he was to react to community input, he would refuse, deny, and put down any claims of current class issues and then turn around a year later and say, "oops, guess we over-nerfed ___" Not to mention Cata and MoP sucked. For every positive thing they brought to the game, they brought two negatives.  

    Exactly the reason I left wow. This is great news! Maybe now they'll hire someone with a bit less of a "I'll do what I want and if you don't like it your free to leave" attitude...which MILLIONS have done in the past few years. Still trying to figure out how he kept his job after losing so many accounts. I may even reactivate mine now that that clown is leaving.

     Maybe you'll get Jay Wilson.......

    "Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause" ~Victor Hugo

  • LizanteLizante Midcoast, MEMember Posts: 182

    Greg's been around WoW forever.

     

    Always class, whether you agreed with him or not.

     

    From the early days, when my son was a Game Master and I was in WoW beta, Greg made a difference.  He contributed to the game.

     

    Been ages since I played Wow.  I am surprised Greg stayed around this long.

     

    He's a class act and I wish him well.

     

  • TealaTeala SomewhereMember Posts: 7,554 Uncommon
    Now he leaves...after trashing the game. 

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  • WraithoneWraithone Salt Lake City, UTMember Posts: 3,652 Uncommon
    Originally posted by SteamRanger
    Christmas came early!

    Exactly my thoughts!! Merry Christmas to all! 

  • WraithoneWraithone Salt Lake City, UTMember Posts: 3,652 Uncommon
    Originally posted by DamonVile
    Originally posted by Myria
    Wow, I always thought the only way he was leaving Blizzard was with a toe tag.   Would be really interesting to know what brought about his leaving, but I have my doubts we'll ever know the true story.

    You never do unless it's just a train wreck of a person that goes all tabloid. I really doubt GC is leaving on bad terms. He's either unhappy with the direction the game is going or as a creative person really wants something new to work on and maybe even has a new offer somewhere else.

     It could be any number of possibilities.  From a rat fleeing a sinking ship, to someone over at Blizzard corporate, finally seeing the writing on the wall, after losing millions and millions of players.  Only time will tell.

  • furbansfurbans Tinbucktwo, IAMember Posts: 968 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Teh_Axi
    Originally posted by twrule It was easy to get the impression that, to him, the community was always just a collection of whiny children

    They are.

    Was the same before GC, will be the same for whoever takes his place. Fact is GC isn't really much more than Tom Chiltons flame shield. Not that your average WoW player even knows who Tom Chilton is . . .

    Actually they are plenty and countless of mature calculating adults on the forums who engaged Dev's in an intellectual manner with concrete numbers, suggestions, and just plain forum behavior.  Sure there are the whiney nerd ragers but those are easily ignored.  Dev's like to validate their actions by saying the community is whiny children as a scapegoat, even when the community can statistically and numerically prove serious errors in their actions. 

    As to whether GC is just a flame shield... I'm sure he was decisive in some of the actions Blizzard has made for WoW and isn't blame free.  Maybe no all blame but hardly blame free.

  • RaassRaass Nashville, TNMember Posts: 21 Uncommon
    Wow will be a lot like EQ (as far as players go) have enough to keep it going. 
  • BatCakezBatCakez None O''ya Business, CAMember Posts: 127

    Anyway...

    I don't blame him. If anyone has seen the trailer for the upcoming WoW expansion, it's not even built as a proper cinematic (not as they traditionally have). Regardless of what anyone would like to say, WoW -is- going downhill, and we can certainly expect its numbers to decrease.

     

    He is making the right decision, and deserves better. WoW was a great legend, but it's time to move on. They're just not giving their title as much affection as they did years ago. They've also derailed the sensibility that remained when MoP released. lol

  • a3rynsuna3rynsun Austin, TXMember Posts: 5
    Originally posted by Teh_Axi
    Originally posted by twrule It was easy to get the impression that, to him, the community was always just a collection of whiny children

    They are.

    Was the same before GC, will be the same for whoever takes his place. Fact is GC isn't really much more than Tom Chiltons flame shield. Not that your average WoW player even knows who Tom Chilton is . . .

    I know who Tom Chilton is - I used to work with him on UO before he left for Blizzard.  :-p

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