Ghostcrawler Leaving Blizzard, Negative Comments Moderated on Wowhead
Greg Street, better known to the World of Warcraft forum community as Ghostcrawler, has announced to the public that he is leaving Blizzard. His stated reason for leaving the gaming giant is an opportunity elsewhere and he has cryptically noted that it is unlikely he will be difficult to find.
Ghostcrawler has been a controversial figure at Blizzard for a long time, and for good reason. As their lead systems designer, he was in charge of the team implementing most of the MMO's balance changes, and those balance changes inevitably upset a lot of people (including myself sometimes back when I played WoW in late Wrath of the Lich King/early Cataclysm days), as did his often even more upsetting explanations for them.
The source is largely free of players debating whether his departure is good or not, however, given the removal of what seems to be all negative commentary on his leaving.
The controversy of his tenure at Blizzard aside, we are now left with a serious question: what could possibly be a big enough opportunity for someone to leave a job heading one of the main teams for Blizzard Entertainment's hugely profitable MMO?