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aries100 January 17th, 2013 23:56

Diablo 3 - Projector Director Jay Wilson Stepping Down, Not Leaving Blizzard
 
From Gamasutra and Kotaku come the news that Jay Wilson, Project Director for Diablo 3, steps down from his post at Blizzard. He is to move on to another project at Blizzard.
Here's a quote from his post at the Battle.net forums.
Quote:

Over the course of the next several weeks, I will be moving off of the Diablo III project and transitioning elsewhere within Blizzard. This decision was not an easy one for me, and not one I made quickly, but ultimately it's what I feel is right……
To that point, you shouldn't be surprised if you see a job posting for a game director on Diablo III, as we want to make sure we explore every opportunity to find the best possible leadership for the project. We're looking forward to finding this person and hearing what kind of fresh ideas they can bring to the table.
More information.

Santos January 17th, 2013 23:57

My God, I hope there was fire and pitchforks involved, and shame, lots of shame.

Eron January 18th, 2013 00:26

Hey, I'm available to be project director.. First order of business..

Re-write the entire character generation/level system.
Create a very random 100 level super dungeon.

Couchpotato January 18th, 2013 01:43

Wish he would of been fired. Cant put all the blame on him though.

He is probably working on Diablo 4. I can see it already be prepared for something worse that still will sell millions.:disappointed:

Warmark January 18th, 2013 07:32

I'm available too, I'll just bring my copy of Diablo 2 with me and tell them I want this with a bigger inventory and better graphics, that should do.

DArtagnan January 18th, 2013 11:29

I'm not available - but I'll gladly write a document detailing exactly what was wrong with Diablo 3 - and some pointers on how to make it perpetually interesting :)

Reyla January 18th, 2013 12:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by Warmark (Post 1061180120)
I'm available too, I'll just bring my copy of Diablo 2 with me and tell them I want this with a bigger inventory and better graphics, that should do.

This.

And I'm still waiting for the third Diablo game.

borcanu January 18th, 2013 12:25

scary thought, blizzard might escape the black hole its heading to. I have so much hate and disgust, like a communist for a rich slob

Thaurin January 18th, 2013 15:15

I went here wanting to suggest that surely there are several people here on the forums that would be willing to fill the post, but they already presented themselves. Well, good luck at your new job! ;)

Reyla January 19th, 2013 13:10

I wish Bill Roper would make some comments.

Lucky Day January 19th, 2013 18:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by Couchpotato (Post 1061180099)
Wish he would of been fired. Cant put all the blame on him though.

He is probably working on Diablo 4. I can see it already be prepared for something worse that still will sell millions.:disappointed:

He's probably not working on Diablo 4. He is probably not being fired because he is still under contract. The hard decision was likely take a small buyout offer or help out with this project where you won't be the lead.

Daddy32 January 21st, 2013 11:05

Sorry, can't help myself:
"Fuck that loser"

DArtagnan January 21st, 2013 11:12

Hehe, yeah, he kinda brought that upon himself. Probably not a very pleasant situation to be in - and I think he's doing the right thing now.

AFAIK, he was involved with Company of Heroes and that's my very favorite RTS of all time - so he can't be all bad.

I simply don't think he understood Diablo, that's all.

chamr January 21st, 2013 22:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by DArtagnan (Post 1061180492)
AFAIK, he was involved with Company of Heroes and that's my very favorite RTS of all time - so he can't be all bad.

Word.

Truth of the matter is that it's never as simple as it looks from the outside, especially in a company the size of Blizzard with the amount of $$'s riding on D3. While I didn't like Jay's "we know what's fun for you" attitude in a lot of his posts and interviews, I won't begin to pretend I know with any certainty that he was solely, let alone even mostly, responsible for all of the big missteps.

Warmark January 22nd, 2013 03:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daddy32 (Post 1061180491)
Sorry, can't help myself:
"Fuck that loser"

Lol, maybe Blizzard should rehire David Brevik who was the target of that quote, and then he could become Wilson's boss and get to "lose that fucker" so to speak.

Couchpotato January 22nd, 2013 08:01

I suspect “fuck that loser” will never stop haunting Jay…for better or worse. Just ask John Romero on how he would make you his bitch comment.

Imagine his retirement party with a cake with the letters.;)

jhwisner January 22nd, 2013 15:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by Couchpotato (Post 1061180651)
I suspect “fuck that loser” will never stop haunting Jay…for better or worse. Just ask John Romero on how he would make you his bitch comment.

Imagine his retirement party with a cake with the letters.;)

Haha but that Romero thing wasn't even a comment, it was a slogan for a whole ad campaign.

Alrik Fassbauer January 22nd, 2013 18:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by Warmark (Post 1061180635)
Lol, maybe Blizzard should rehire David Brevik who was the target of that quote, and then he could become Wilson's boss and get to "lose that fucker" so to speak.

Is David Brevik the person after the Taris area within SWTOR is named ?


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