Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard

Jay Wilson tweets of his departure from Blizzard Entertainment, saying: "I'm leaving to pursue my original passion, writing. It's what I was doing when I fell into this job, and I've always wanted to return to it." Wilson served as project lead on Diablo III until January 2013, a run that was not without its controversy, and while it's not clear what he's been working on since then, his Twitter profile still refers to him as "Game Director @ Blizzard." Thanks Kotaku via nin.
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Re: Ultima Online slime?
Jun 11, 2016, 04:20
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Re: Ultima Online slime? Jun 11, 2016, 04:20
Jun 11, 2016, 04:20
 
I was thinking the same thing at first and then realized it was from some other dude that gave UO a bad review or press or something haha
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Re: Ultima Online slime?
Jun 7, 2016, 12:36
Beamer
 
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Re: Ultima Online slime? Jun 7, 2016, 12:36
Jun 7, 2016, 12:36
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Jagacademy wrote on Jun 7, 2016, 12:33:
I remember in early Ultima Online, the slime mob was named "a jwilson", was it named after this guy?

Johnny Wilson from CGW.
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Ultima Online slime?
Jun 7, 2016, 12:33
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Ultima Online slime? Jun 7, 2016, 12:33
Jun 7, 2016, 12:33
 
I remember in early Ultima Online, the slime mob was named "a jwilson", was it named after this guy?
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard
Jun 7, 2016, 10:47
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard Jun 7, 2016, 10:47
Jun 7, 2016, 10:47
 
justice7 wrote on Jun 7, 2016, 09:16:
my biggest problem with Diablo3 has always been the writing. Sounds like I know who to blame.

Diablo almost belongs in WWE the way he speaks to the player.

Sashaying Diablo should have never been talking to begin with. Those developers never understood the IP.
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard
Jun 7, 2016, 09:29
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard Jun 7, 2016, 09:29
Jun 7, 2016, 09:29
 
Osc8r wrote on Jun 7, 2016, 08:18:
VaranDragon wrote on Jun 7, 2016, 02:59:
loomy wrote on Jun 7, 2016, 00:08:
blizzard is the WOW company. don't blame one guy for diablo 3 turning out like WOW instead of diablo

While I agree that corporate culture has a lot to do with influencing how the people employed there think and work, I still feel that the guy in charge or rather the people in charge set the example that the others follow. In any case the responsibility lies with them. Jay Wilson is the main reason why we got Diablo3 KIDS edition, and I will never forgive him for that shit.

So can we expect adult versions of overwatch, wow, and hots now?

Im not sure what you are getting at here, Diablo was always different thematically and in style from any of the other Blizzard franchises. At least it used to be until we got Diablo3.
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard
Jun 7, 2016, 09:16
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard Jun 7, 2016, 09:16
Jun 7, 2016, 09:16
 
my biggest problem with Diablo3 has always been the writing. Sounds like I know who to blame.

Diablo almost belongs in WWE the way he speaks to the player.
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard
Jun 7, 2016, 08:18
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard Jun 7, 2016, 08:18
Jun 7, 2016, 08:18
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jun 7, 2016, 02:59:
loomy wrote on Jun 7, 2016, 00:08:
blizzard is the WOW company. don't blame one guy for diablo 3 turning out like WOW instead of diablo

While I agree that corporate culture has a lot to do with influencing how the people employed there think and work, I still feel that the guy in charge or rather the people in charge set the example that the others follow. In any case the responsibility lies with them. Jay Wilson is the main reason why we got Diablo3 KIDS edition, and I will never forgive him for that shit.

So can we expect adult versions of overwatch, wow, and hots now?
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Jun 7, 2016, 05:58
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jun 7, 2016, 05:58
Jun 7, 2016, 05:58
 
He ruined D3. Even though it seems more popular now, i still think its ruined as i detest the underlying mechanics etc. I loath that man for helping destroy one of my most beloved game series of all time.

Now back to Path of exile...
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard
Jun 7, 2016, 05:21
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard Jun 7, 2016, 05:21
Jun 7, 2016, 05:21
 
I feel more screwed buying Overwatch. But, Diablo 3 became a good game... hoping the same thing happens to Overwatch.
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard
Jun 7, 2016, 05:03
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard Jun 7, 2016, 05:03
Jun 7, 2016, 05:03
 
nin wrote on Jun 6, 2016, 20:20:
"Fuck that loser!" :)
+1 mate

Seriously could not stand the changes made to Diablo 3. Bought the collector's so felt screwed x2. But to lash out at David Brevik like that when he his interview wasn't that mean & didn't deserve such a response to begin with was just crossing line IMHO.
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard
Jun 7, 2016, 04:30
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard Jun 7, 2016, 04:30
Jun 7, 2016, 04:30
 
Thanks
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard
Jun 7, 2016, 02:59
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard Jun 7, 2016, 02:59
Jun 7, 2016, 02:59
 
loomy wrote on Jun 7, 2016, 00:08:
blizzard is the WOW company. don't blame one guy for diablo 3 turning out like WOW instead of diablo

While I agree that corporate culture has a lot to do with influencing how the people employed there think and work, I still feel that the guy in charge or rather the people in charge set the example that the others follow. In any case the responsibility lies with them. Jay Wilson is the main reason why we got Diablo3 KIDS edition, and I will never forgive him for that shit.
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard
Jun 7, 2016, 02:42
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard Jun 7, 2016, 02:42
Jun 7, 2016, 02:42
 El Pit
 
There will be an auction for all the stuff he left behind at ActiBlizz.
"There is no right life in the wrong one." (Theodor W. Adorno, philosopher)
"Only a Sith deals in absolutes." (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi)
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard
Jun 7, 2016, 00:08
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard Jun 7, 2016, 00:08
Jun 7, 2016, 00:08
 
blizzard is the WOW company. don't blame one guy for diablo 3 turning out like WOW instead of diablo
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard
Jun 6, 2016, 23:35
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard Jun 6, 2016, 23:35
Jun 6, 2016, 23:35
 
Bye turdsack. Hopefully nobody will buy your books.
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard
Jun 6, 2016, 23:34
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard Jun 6, 2016, 23:34
Jun 6, 2016, 23:34
 
Unfortunately, no amount of soap or fire will get the stench of Jay Wilson out of the Diablo franchise.
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard
Jun 6, 2016, 21:57
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard Jun 6, 2016, 21:57
Jun 6, 2016, 21:57
 
FUCk you Jay Wilson
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Jun 6, 2016, 21:30
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Jun 6, 2016, 21:30
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 6, 2016, 20:36:
So Jay leaves D3 team and what we get is 'seasons' of grinding out 3 million things over and over for pets, banners, wings and stickers.

Hah, Jay Wilson sure left his mark on D3 and it stunk pretty bad.

It's really hard for me to understand what drove people to even continue playing this game. I had many many hours of fun before auctions were even removed but who really thought they were going to transform it into anything better?
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard Jun 6, 2016, 20:36
Jun 6, 2016, 20:36
 
So Jay leaves D3 team and what we get is 'seasons' of grinding out 3 million things over and over for pets, banners, wings and stickers.
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard
Jun 6, 2016, 20:20
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Re: Jay Wilson Leaves Blizzard Jun 6, 2016, 20:20
Jun 6, 2016, 20:20
 nin
 

"Fuck that loser!"

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