Posted by Rob PardoIf you still feel the need to dish out blame, then I would prefer you direct it at me. I was the executive producer on the project; I hired Jay and I gave him advice and direction throughout the development process. I was ultimately responsible for the game we released and take full responsibility for the quality of the result
Posted by Rob PardoThis thread saddens me greatly. I know that the Battle.net forums have earned a reputation for rough justice, but I do not believe justice is being served by how people are speaking about Jay’s departure from Diablo III.
While it does not justify any design decisions some of his statements are factually correct. Especially the D2 players not remembering actual D2 play before blizz gave up on bots and rune duping gear was extremely hard for the vast majority of players to come by. This once again does not justify foolish or very niave desicions made by the design team. But not liking things does not make them false.
01/19/2013 01:46 PMPosted by TwoCoinsJay Wilson: "Yeah, one of the lessons that we learned in development was people’s memories of Diablo II were way different than the reality of Diablo II. They remember all kinds of stuff that never actually happened in that game."
01/20/2013 01:34 AMPosted by NeLLyyou madd? i replied the truth?
you madd? i replied the truth?
Nelly, why are you always trollin'? Maybe you've made constructive remarks in the past, but not always and definitely not in this case. The original poster posted facts. Sure they were from his perspective and the post as a whole was his opinion. But you cannot deny the facts.
I could clarify though that in defense to Jay Wilson, Brevik had said some pretty rude things himself. This doesn't excuse Jay, but it explains a lot. Anyway, Jay failed to make professional or good design decisions, the gaming community as a whole resents Jay for this. I personally wish him all the best in his future endeavors. But at the same time, I find it odd that he's leaving this game just when it needs the most guidance. That's not responsible, not unless Jay knows for a fact that Blizzard has a superior replacement.
But then maybe this move wasn't really Jay's choice or his fault at all. Maybe this is a calculated move by Blizzard to win back some of the fan base. In my opinion though, this is too little too late. While in a lot of ways I'm happy to see Jay off of Diablo, another part of me wishes that he had stayed on and righted the wrongs that he had committed.
F that porker J
He's the real loser
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