Lead Systems Designer Greg Street known as “Ghostcrawler” in the World of Warcraft forums, leaves Blizzard Entertainment. He posted his goodbye on the official World of Warcraft forums.
He wrote “An opportunity has come my way, and I have made the very tough decision to move on from Blizzard.” and thanks the World of Warcraft community with his following words “I wanted to thank all of you for being a part of this grand quest. I have said a hundred times that having passionate gamers, including the angry ones, is a far better place to be than having a community that doesn’t care. You all care. Like us, you want the game to be the best that it can be. So I ask you to keep on providing your feedback. I promise (and I rarely promise!) that the developers care very much about what you have to say.”.
At the end he tells “I’ll be out there, and I can’t imagine it will be that hard to find me.”, so let´s see where he will land.
One thing is sure. Ghostcrawler´s ideas for the game were pretty controversial and it is not hard to find out that many players disliked his game philosophy. The attempt to steer in a good direction with a lot of communication did often fail. Anyway we should be fair to say that he was not the only Blizzard employee. The game went a way that many players dislike but there is a whole team behind all the decisions. Therefore he gets my “Bye, bye” and “Good luck!” anyway even if I only criticized him in the past, when friends and me talked about him and World of Warcraft news. So, goodby and good luck Greg.