Oneal's Departure Hits Blizzard Morale: Report

PC Gamer attempts to gauge the outlook at Blizzard Entertainment following yesterday's news that Jen Oneal is stepping down from her post as Blizzard co-lead. Unsurprisingly, morale took a hit based on the news, offsetting some of the positivity prompted by word last week that the company is ending its policy of forced arbitration for sexual harassment and discrimination claims. Here's a bit of the takeaway from discussions with unnamed sources within the company:
However, the news that Oneal is stepping down as Blizzard co-leader just three months after taking the role has "killed" any morale boost from last week's concessions, according to that employee. Oneal and Mike Ybarra replaced former Blizzard boss J Allen Brack, who exited in August in the aftermath of the California lawsuit. With Oneal's resignation, Ybarra is now Blizzard's sole leader.

For some, Oneal's leadership was one of the best reasons they had to believe in a better future for Blizzard. They're now left wondering why Oneal would choose to leave so quickly, leading to speculation that something isn't being said.
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Nov 3, 2021, 14:23
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Carcifier wrote on Nov 3, 2021, 12:55:
Anyone remember the last game Blizzard released that was any good???

Think about that. Yeah, no, the games you're thinking about weren't good. They were released, but not good. Overwatch was the last game I bought and I regret buying that. Zero chance I buy Diablo IV, despite it being one of my favorite franchises of all time. Still hurting from the colossal failure that Diablo 3 was and is. Would have loved to buy D2R but it was easy to see the smoke of the fire there. I wouldn't give Blizzard another dollar until they release at least two FANTASTIC games back to back with no server issues. And THEN and ONLY then, will I think about buying the game that follows those. No chance they save this sinking ship. No matter how much money they throw at it.

Reaper of Souls.
Diablo 3 is very good, today. It became "good" with Reaper.

Like Diablo 2 before it, it took an expansion and some time to make a good game out of it. Diablo 2 classic was poor (and had insane server issues for over a year). Took over 3 years till v1.10 for Diablo 2 to become the game everyone refers too as "Diablo 2" TODAY when comparing games and genres; the holy grail of APRGs. Anyway, gonna go run Meph for the 900th time this week, because that's fun while simultaneously making fun of Diablo 3's endgame /s

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