The Schaeffer Brothers have left. They made Starcraft. The ArenaNet crew left. They made Battle.net AND Diablo 2.
Enough said. I suppose they're unimportant too. All hail the great Tigole, who by the way was just a QA boy prior to Warcraft 3.
You are GROSSLY misinformed.. The Shaeffer brothers founded Blizzard North; they had nothing to do with StarCraft. (Seriously, try to find them in the SC manual) The Arena.net crew did play a big role in Battle.net, but they worked for Blizzard Ent, not Blizzard North and, like http://www.arenanet.com/about/team.html
says, they never worked on Diablo II in any capacity to credit them with "they made Diablo II" (They wouldn't have done anything beyond cross-company crunch time help, and aid with Battle.net implementation). Jeeze, disagree with me if you want, but get you facts straight!
Oh, and a lot more than just Tigole are still at Blizzard. A LOT more.
When the freaking Team Leader and Lead Programmer of a project leaves, you know the project went down the toilet at some point. In this case, that project was World of Warcraft.
Fine, beleive what you want to believe. One guy is responsible for an entire project, encompassing over 200 people, being not being up to your standards (Even though this guys apparent "big thing" is that he made the StarCraft campaign editor. He wasn't even the leader programmer on SC, let alone it's team leader.) Whatever, you guys are going to see Blizzard as an evil, heartless organization that's a shell of it's former self no matter WHAT I say.
Jeremy DunnThis comment was edited on Jan 24, 03:00.